Day: November 7, 2012

Samuel J. Comroe wins Ricky Gervais “Just Sayin App” contest; will perform on “Conan”

Ricky Gervais announced late Wednesday that Samuel J. Comroe, a comedian born and raised in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley, has won his Just Sayin’ app contest and will perform on Conan as part of his prize on Nov. 13, 2012. Congrats, Samuel! Watch Comroe’s official entry. How much appeal do you think Comroe already earned with Gervais because he lives with Tourette’s Syndrome? Just sayin’. The video he submitted below came from a performance at Flappers comedy club in Burbank, Calif. — just down the road from Team Coco’s TBS studios/HQ! Roll the...

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Patrice O’Neal’s new posthumous single, “Better Than You”

“Don’t be mad about it. Don’t be mad!” That’s Patrice O’Neal, a few minutes into a bit in which he explains how men are better than women, pleading his case to the women in the comedy club audience. In this case, the audience is at the D.C. Improv on April 17, 2011, seven months before O’Neal died at the age of 41 from complications of a stroke. For anyone who read articles or blog posts that called the late comedian out as a misogynist, or who wrote those criticisms about O’Neal, “Better Than You,” a 20-minute EP released posthumously...

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Barry Rothbart on Conan, thinks he’d make a good dad

Move over, Detroit! Barry Rothbart hasn’t set his stand-up sights on you — in this performance on last night’s Conan, Rothbart recounts a dangerous night he spent in Baltimore. He thinks he’s old enough to start acting like an adult, which means he’s thinking about what kind of parent he’ll be if and when he has children of his own. Rothbart’s role model is Liam Neeson. But a very specific role that Neeson has played on the big screen. Roll the...

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Comedy Headlines for 11/7/12

What’s happening in the comedy world now… HBO will air a special tribute to Mel Brooks in December. Mel Brooks Strikes Back! debuts Dec. 10, with Brooks in conversation with Alan Yentob as he looks back on his career in stage and screen. E! set a start date for the third Whitney Cummings TV show to hit the airwaves in the past 14 months. Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings premieres Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 10:30 p.m. Her weekly talk show will include celebrity guests, comedians and her sidekick, stand-up comedian Julian McCullough. It’s paired on Wednesday nights with...

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Thomas Dale on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Thomas Dale doesn’t think it’s very sexy if a woman walks around naked in nothing but high heels. And that’s not just because he’s a gay Italian New Yorker. No. The comedian also doesn’t want to see a guy naked but still wearing his sneakers. In his first performance on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Friday night (technically, his second appearance, as his performance was taped a couple of weeks ago but bumped due to time back then), Dale talks about growing up gay in a family full of straight people, his father the NYPD detective, traditions within...

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