Day: March 26, 2014

George Lopez revisits Lopez Tonight, Conan and Leno (the Late-Night TV Wars of 2010), in his first visit in nine years with Howard Stern

George Lopez hadn’t visited Howard Stern’s SiriusXM morning radio show since before Stern had moved to satellite radio. In the nine years that had elapsed, Lopez had left behind a successful ABC sitcom; gotten a kidney transplant from his wife, whom he later divorced; launched a late-night talk show on TBS; moved the show an hour later to accommodate Conan O’Brien; lost Lopez Tonight; and signed a 10-90 deal for a new sitcom on FX; and quit drinking. That’s a lot to cover. Stern got Lopez talking about all of it. That’s not unusual. What we hadn’t heard much...

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Contest: Open for Funny or Die’s Road 2 Oddball Tour and Oddball Fest

Funny Or Die is heading out on tour for a second straight summer with its Oddball Comedy Festival to an outdoor amphitheater near you, but this time, you can get in on the act as one of the acts. So to speak. In May, FoD will sponsor a Road 2 Oddball Tour and Contest to comedy clubs across America, and simultaneously hosting the 15 local winners of its online submission, voting and judging process. The grand-prize winner from those club dates with Brody Stevens, Howard Kremer and Adam Clayton-Holland will win a spot on the summer Oddball Fest tour....

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Meet Me In New York: Andy Sandford

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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The View’s “A Day of Comedy” 2014 with guest co-host Judy Gold and George Wallace, Tammy Pescatelli, Carlos Oscar, Karen Bergreen

ABC’s The View dedicated its Tuesday program to “A Day of Comedy.” Take that, Hot Topics! Everybody else take the day off. For an hour, at least, we’re going to sit back in the late morning hour and enjoy some stand-up comedy. Each of The View‘s co-hosts picked a favorite comedian to share with the live studio audience and with us, wherever we may be. But first, Whoopi Goldberg asked guest co-host Judy Gold about the worst things a comedian can do. Gold’s answers boiled down to 1) going over your time limit, and 2) stealing someone else’s material....

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