Day: July 23, 2013

Free CD/DVD Giveaway: Craig Ferguson’s “I’m Here To Help”

Craig Ferguson’s latest stand-up special, I’m Here to Help, is out today on CD and/or DVD via New Wave Dynamics, and I’m here to help you win a free copy! But first, here’s a free track for everyone to enjoy. This is Ferguson’s take on Shark Week, which is coming right up on us in the first week of August, just when we thought it was safe to go another year without Shark Week. OK. So you want to win Craig Ferguson’s I’m Here to Help. Just go into the comments on this post and let us know what you...

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Meet Montreal’s Just For Laughs New Faces, Class of 2013

Congrats to the new class of New Faces for Montreal’s Just For Laughs, showcased for the comedy industry this week. I’ll file full reports from all of the showcases later this week in Canada! NEW FACES Byron Bowers, Gina Brillon, Kevin Christy, Pete Davidson, Chris Distefano, Sean Donnelly, Derek Gaines, Dan Gill, Rick Glassman, Ian Karmel, Damien Lemon, Josh Adam Meyers, Sam Morril, Aparna Nancherla, Adam Newman, Mark Normand, Esther Povitsky, Andrew Santino, Andrew Schulz, Dave Stone, Alice Wetterlund and Brooks Wheelan NEW FACES CHARACTERS Russ Armstrong, Jen Bartels, Dan Klein, Jessica Lowe, Samantha Martin, John Milhiser, Sarah Nowak,...

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Scared Straight: New Comedians Edition

Who’s ready for Montreal Just For Laughs? Are you ready? Before we hear what Andy Kindler has to say about the State of the Industry this year, here’s a peek at the latest video from stand-up comedian J-L Cauvin, who’s making his mark via YouTube videos this year with his own spoofs on the comedy business. You may recall Cauvin’s fake infomercial this spring for a Louis C.K. classic joke special. Now take a look at how Cauvin presents a version of “Scared Straight” to a group of new would-be comedians. Filmed at The Stand in NYC. Do they...

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Wyatt Cenac on playing Kanye’s Cousin (KC) in Kanye West’s ambitious yet failed HBO comedy pilot

We’re riding along with Kanye West in his Escalade. West is playing a barely fictional version of himself. Comedians sit next to him and behind him in the SUV limo, including Kym Whitley, Wyatt Cenac and JB Smoove, playing members of West’s entourage in a 2007 TV pilot for HBO designed with aims of becoming not just West’s Entourage, but also his Curb Your Enthusiasm and his Sex and the City. If it sounds like the start of an ambitious failure, then you guessed right. Some footage from the half-hour pilot bounced around the Internet last week. Last night,...

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