Day: October 11, 2013

“On The Cusp, Off The Cuff,” a documentary film about improv comedians in NYC and the UCB

Improv. Say that one word in comedy circles and you’ll see a multitude of reactions. OK. Mostly likely one of three: Love. Hate. Indifference. Or maybe even something that’s along the spectrum that connects those three. Who decides to pursue a life or career in improv comedy, what are their motivations, and what is the reality of that life and career, really? Especially if you’re living and working in New York City. A couple of years ago, Nate Dern set out to humanize the art form by following five would-be performers who hadn’t yet achieved their dreams and goals in...

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Comedy Gives Back with 24-hour telethon, live and online, for Malaria No More

Comedy Gives Back will produce a 24-hour international digital telethon next month — with comedians such as Kevin Nealon, Dane Cook and Adam Devine seen above promoting it — in live comedy shows in New York City, Los Angeles, London and Sydney, and wherever you have a screen to livestream it via Dailymotion. All to benefit Malaria No More (www.MalariaNoMore.org), a charitable organization striving to end deaths from malaria. Talent lined up to perform so far includes: Greg Behrendt, Adam Bloom, Jim Breuer, Ronny Chieng, Dane Cook, Rhys Darby, Adam Hills, Marc Maron, Rove McManus, Eugene Mirman, and Kevin Nealon. Get tickets for...

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Chris Spencer on The Arsenio Hall Show

Chris Spencer and his wife were fortunate enough to visit the White House and meet President Barack Obama. Seems like Mrs. Spencer got more out of the meeting than Chris did, however. Or should I call them the Kings? Spencer explained in this stand-up performance on last night’s episode of The Arsenio Hall Show. Roll the clip. Previously: Chris Spencer sat down with me to discuss creating his hit BET series with Kevin Hart, Real Husbands of...

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