Day: January 14, 2013

AXS to debut new “Gotham Comedy Live” weekly TV stand-up showcase

Live at Gotham may be no more, but there’s an even more literally live live stand-up comedy showcase debuting at Gotham Comedy Club this Thursday night. Mark Cuban’s AXS TV (formerly HDNet) will debut Gotham Comedy Live at 10 p.m. EST Thursday. The hour-long showcase will feature five comedians each week for 12 consecutive weeks, live on Thursday nights with rebroadcasts later over the weekend. Orlando Jones hosts this week’s premiere episode, with performances by Wali Collins, Veronica Mosey, Mike Vecchione and Paul Virzi. If you’re 18 or older and in or near NYC, you can be in the audience (tickets)....

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No more “Nick & Artie” as DiPaolo leaves; “The Artie Lange Show” returns/debuts in 2013

Listeners and viewers of “The Nick and Artie Show” tonight will find no Nick there. Nick DiPaolo “is pursuing some great opportunities,” according to that show’s Facebook page, which posted over the weekend that when the satellite sports talk show returns tonight, it’ll be known on DirecTV and SiriusXM simply as “The Artie Lange Show.” The Artie Lange Show has a new home page, Twitter feed @ArtieLangeShow and Facebook page. It’ll be interesting to hear how Lange explains the split and the new show tonight, as the schedule remains the same: Monday through Friday, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m....

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2013 Golden Globes comedy winners, highlights

In case you missed it, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler performed brilliantly as co-hosts of the 2013 Golden Globes awards ceremony. So much so that many viewers lamented their absence during the middle portion of the live broadcast on Sunday night. But who won? Aside from Lena Dunham and her HBO series Girls, which trumped her older, seemingly more deserving competition, here were the comedy winners in TV and film. Per usual, when a musical is nominated in the category of “comedy or musical,” the musical nominee will win out. Remember, people, this is the Hollywood FOREIGN PRESS Association. Best...

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Meet Me In New York: Sabrina Jalees

What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they’re comedians? No, that’s not it. It is a fact, though, that America’s biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood, but New York City is where comedians are born funny, become funny or arrive to thrust their funny upon us. I think we should meet some of these people. This is a recurring feature, a mini-profile of newcomers, up-and-comers and overcomers of New York’s vibrant comedy scene....

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Comedy Headlines for 1/14/13

What’s happening in the comedy world now… Matt and Trey of South Park announced they’re opening their own studio. From the press release: “Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the co-creators of “South Park” and “The Book of Mormon,” and The Raine Group, a boutique merchant bank focused exclusively on entertainment, digital media and sports, announced today the formation of Important Studios, a new venture consolidating Parker and Stone’s creative work and future projects into one company. Important Studios will look to build on the duo’s unmatched success across the film, television, live stage, and digital platforms. Raine will take a...

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