Day: October 7, 2013

Samuel J. Comroe wins 2013 San Francisco Comedy Competition

A year after winning a late-night TV credit contest, Samuel J. Comroe has won a slightly bigger and older, if not also more prestigious prize, emerging victorious in the 2013 San Francisco Comedy Competition. The 38th annual stand-up contest hosted a slightly different finish this October, with one night, one performance only determining the winner among the five finalists. In years past, comedians competed for several nights in each round over the course of a month, including the finals. Comroe stood on top after Saturday’s finale. His first words to Facebook after his win on Friday night: “Just won...

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Dave Stone’s network TV debut on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Dave Stone made his network TV debut over the weekend on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Stone had food on the brain. And in his stomach. Stone also has jokes about working with a comedian with very specific jokes about hunting. Very specific. Roll the clip! Stone was a “New Face” in Montreal this summer. Originally from Atlanta, Stone currently lives in a van parked somewhere in Los Angeles, when he isn’t driving it, of course. If you’d like to see and learn more about that, watch this insightful short film with him from an early episode of...

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Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy for the Dodge Durango, and for “Anchorman 2”

In case you missed it, Will Ferrell showed up during one of Saturday Night Live‘s commercial breaks over the weekend — as Ron Burgundy — shilling for a Dodge Durango. And before you can wonder how Burgundy time-traveled from the late 1970s to today to know about SUVs or even know what that acronym stands for, just sit back and behold this series of double advertisements, which serve both the Dodge car manufacturer as well as the Anchorman 2 sequel, coming to a movie theater near you this Christmas. This is the initial one-minute spot. And here are a...

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SNL #39.2 RECAP: Host and musical guest Miley Cyrus

Few people who have talked about Miley Cyrus and what she did at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards ever mention that her whole to-do began with an introduction by Vanessa Bayer as the version of Miley we thought we knew before that night. So returning to the scene of the crime, and heightening said crime to blame it for the downfall of America, is actually a great premise to lead off Saturday Night Live and address the giant pink bear in the room. That said… Kenan Thompson plays “Papa Joe” in the future apocalyptic New York City to...

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