Day: April 8, 2014

Notes, quotes and a teaser trailer from NBC’s Last Comic Standing media panel for Season 8

We finally got to see the new high-profile judges for the revived eighth season of Last Comic Standing all together in public at the NBCUniversal “summer” media day today. Roseanne, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Russell Peters are this season’s judges for the NBC primetime stand-up comedy competition, which returns with a two-hour premiere on Thursday, May 22, 2014, with one-hour episodes to follow throughout the summer. They’ve already selected and auditioned their top 100 handpicked comedians in showcases last month. The Top 20 semifinalists compete this Wednesday in Los Angeles (tickets available to watch from the audience). Here’s a...

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Rob Gleeson on Conan

You may have seen Rob Gleeson on TV before, in Showtime’s House of Lies or other sitcoms and commercials. But as Gleeson explained in this stand-up performance on Monday’s Conan, he had been living in his own house of lies until this past year, when he came out of the closet as gay. And then went back into the bathroom of a gay bar. Which is like going inside another smaller gay bar. It’s nothing like Milwaukee. Or being in Cancun with a 15-year-old girl who wants to have sex with you. He’ll explain it. Roll the...

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