Day: September 4, 2013

Live each weekday, the “Crowd Goes Wild” for Michael Kosta on FOX Sports 1

Michael Kosta worked on Labor Day, while Tim Tebow did not. So Kosta, a stand-up comedian, used his new job as co-anchor on FOX Sports 1’s Crowd Goes Wild to implore the NFL to take a chance on Tebow (newly cut by the New England Patriots) and keep the former Heisman Trophy winner employed, too. “Why hast thou forsaken Tebow? I plead with you, football world! Help me get this giant hunk of football mediocrity back into football!” Kosta said on live TV Monday afternoon, and offered a few potential destinations around the world to take him in. “Where...

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Mike Lawrence’s keynote speech at The 2nd Creek Awards: “The Five Most Important Things I’ve Learned Doing Comedy In New York That I’d Pass On To Newer Comics”

Mike Lawrence delivered a sincerely stirring speech on Saturday night at the second annual Creek Awards, held to celebrate the 11th anniversary of The Creek and The Cave, the Mexican restaurant and performing arts venue that has become a hub for New York City’s independent comedy scene from its outpost in Long Island City — just one stop into Queens on the 7 train, as anyone will tell you! Here’s another fun fact: Colin Quinn delivered the first Creek Awards keynote a year ago, and this summer gave the keynote at Montreal’s Just For Laughs. Proving once more that...

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Rory Scovel goes black-tie for this stand-up set on Conan

If you’re black-tie formal, does that then make your stand-up performance that much classier? You could just ask Rory Scovel, who donned a tuxedo and had a friend (Adam McFarland) on the piano accompany him for his set on Tuesday night’s episode of Conan. His routine reminded me of a time back in college when I’d drive my friends to the 24-hour grocery store. Ah, memories. Standing ovations. Roll the...

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John Wing’s semifinal performance on America’s Got Talent 2013

Could John Wing join Taylor Williamson and make for two stand-up comedians in the finals for the 2013 season of America’s Got Talent? For his live semifinal performance Tuesday night on NBC, Wing focused his performance on his wife and the power dynamic she exerts over him — and by extension, wives over all husbands — in their marriage. The judges (some of whom have had some very public marriage/divorce travails) related and loved it, telling Americans to vote Wing through to the finals. So it’s up to you, home viewers. Will you vote for John Wing? If you’re...

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Cameron Esposito’s network TV debut on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, co-starring Jay Leno!?!

Here’s something you don’t see, well, pretty much ever. Cameron Esposito made her late-night and network TV debut Tuesday night on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The show already promised to be a doozy since Jay Leno was Ferguson’s other guest. What made this show extra special and unique like a snowflake in a TV studio was what happened at the end of Esposito’s stand-up set. She didn’t close with her closer. Instead, after making a reference to Leno’s preference for denim shirts when he’s off the clock, she looks over to Leno, sitting with Ferguson at the...

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