Day: November 12, 2012

Watch Comedy Central’s 2012 “Comics To Watch”

Comedy Central continued its recent tradition of hosting its own variation on a “New Faces” showcase during the New York Comedy Festival. Comedy Central calls it “Comics To Watch,” and offers up the entire live show online — in 2012, Owen Benjamin hosted (a late substitute due to the Nor’easter snowstorm that blew into NYC last Wednesday). The 2012 lineup features Asif Ali, Chris Distefano, Matt D, Kate Berlant, Phil Hanley, Andrew Santino, David Agyekum, Brooks Whelan, Liza Treyger and Hampton Yount. Got 76 minutes of spare time? Then please spare it to keep an eye out for these...

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Darryl Lenox on his “Blind Ambition” and reaching for the Starz

For Darryl Lenox, hindsight was 20/20. An incident in his young adult life left Lenox almost permanently and completely blind, and the comedian discusses it as well as his path to regaining sight in his new stand-up special, Blind Ambition, which debuted over the weekend on Starz. It repeats this month and next on Starz, while a CD version comes out Tuesday via Stand Up! Records. Here’s a clip that includes portions of that special, plus Lenox talking about his eyesight, and why he didn’t kill himself for going blind. Roll it! Lenox is the first of four headlining...

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Comedy Headlines for 11/12/12

What’s happening in the comedy world now… NBC has scheduled the midseason debut of 1600 Penn —┬áthe sitcom set inside the White House and starring Josh Gad and Bill Pullman will preview at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 17, following a 90-minute first-part season finale of The Voice. 1600 Penn will premiere officially in its regular day/time at 9:30 p.m., Jan. 10, 2013. Patton Oswalt has joined HBO’s Newsroom for season two. ASpecialThing Records will release Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film!as a DVD/CD set on Dec. 4. In addition to the filmed footage of Reggie Watts, Kurt Braunohler and Kristen...

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