Day: May 8, 2014

Winners of the 2014 American Comedy Awards

Craig Robinson kicked off the revived American Comedy Awards with a musical introduction of the first presenter of the night. Wonder who that might be? And here are your winners of the revived American Comedy Awards, as broadcast May 8, 2014, on NBC: Comedy Supporting Actor, TV: Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live Comedy Actor, Film: Will Ferrell, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Comedy Supporting Actress, TV: Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live Comedy Director, Film: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, This Is The End Club Comic of the Year: Maria Bamford Alternative Comedy Series: Key & Peele, Comedy Central Comedy...

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The Roast of Reggie Watts and more surprises in Season 3 of IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang!, as told to us by Scott Aukerman

When Comedy Bang! Bang! returns to IFC tonight with its third-season premiere, we see not one, not two, but three different pairings of host Scott Aukerman and musical sidekick impresario Reggie Watts!!! “We decided to do a tribute to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, because we thought – that’s the third Raiders movie – this is our season three,” Aukerman told The Comic’s Comic. “So we watched that and thought that would be really funny to show the beginnings of Scott and Reggie as kids. In the same way that River Phoenix was the beginning of Harrison Ford. So it was...

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NUVOtv renews Stand Up and Deliver series, deals with Levity to showcase stand-up specials in 2014-2015

NUVOtv revealed its boldest Upfronts presentation yet today, hot off the acquisition of the FUSE cable channel, with Jennifer Lopez coming to the podium on Monday to announce a programming slate that includes new comedy series and a deal that’ll present several stand-up comedy specials on its cable channel over the coming year. NUVOtv brands itself as “the premier English-language destination for Latino entertainment.” JLo joined NUVOtv this past year as its Chief Creative Officer, and serves as an executive producer or co-EP on various programming initiatives. “As NUVOtv evolves we are striving to create content with themes and stories...

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Get to know the real Marc Maron from the IFC TV Maron by going “Inside Maron’s Garage”

IFC’s Maron returns for its second season tonight. Maron remains very quasi-autobiographical in an almost The Newsroom way, re-enacting the recent past travails of stand-up comedian and podcaster Marc Maron and spinning them in heightened and colorful ways for the sake of a TV situation-comedy universe. So it’s nice to see the real Maron here inside his real garage (not the loving fictional version built for the TV series) reflecting on his real life. “Inside Maron’s Garage” includes six webisodes. But first, for #TBT, here is my video shot inside Maron’s garage during the recording of WTF with Marc...

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Spike Lee directing Katt Williams 2014 “Growth Spurt” HBO special

Katt Williams told us he was coming back. He told us just last week on Arsenio. Spike Lee just directed a young comic’s first HBO stand-up special last night with Jerrod Carmichael. On May 17, 2014, Lee will direct Katt Williams in his big comeback, also for HBO — as Williams tapes his stand-up performance that night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. Tickets are $29-$109 (plus fees). Williams previously appeared on HBO in the 2006 special “The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1,” as well as “Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam.” His 2014 special is produced for HBO...

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