Day: January 22, 2013

Meet Me In New York: Nick Turner

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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Geeking Out: The “30 Rock” High-Five Challenge

Geeking Out’s Kerri Doherty and My Damn Channel’s Mark Malkoff camped out on the sidewalk outside Silvercup Studios last month in Long Island City. They had a mission: High-five the cast of NBC’s 30 Rock, which tapes at Silvercup. Time was running out. 30 Rock wrapped its final season on NBC. Could Doherty and Malkoff high-five the cast as they left the studio? Spoiler alert: It didn’t really happen like that. How did it go down? Did their hands meet the hands of Tina Fey? Tracy Morgan? Grizz? Lutz? Roll the...

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Comedy Central joins SiriusXM with new radio channel

Comedy Central has been on your TVs and on your Internet since before Y2K, but this spring, it’ll finally be on your satellite radios, too. Comedy Central Radio is coming to SiriusXM. The TV network and the radio network announced the deal today. Launch date is Spring 2013. Don’t be surprised if it happens on April 1, just because April Fool’s Day. Quotes from the joint press release… From SiriusXM, President and COO Scott Greenstein said: “Comedy Central is the definitive name and leader in the world of comedy and we are excited to work with them to create Comedy...

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Comedy Headlines for 1/22/13

What’s happening in the comedy world now… Gravitas Ventures acquired the Eddie Pepitone documentary, The Bitter Buddha, out of Slamdance yesterday. The film directed by Steven Feinartz will screen in cinemas on Feb. 15, and if not near you then, then on your TVs via VOD on Feb. 19. CBS has ordered three comedies to pilot. Two come from Greg Garcia (Raising Hope, My Name Is Earl) — Super Clyde, about a fast-food employee turned super hero; and an untitled project about a divorced guy whose parents move in with him. The third comedy pilot at CBS is from...

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