Day: May 20, 2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Roots making first road trip, to Universal Studios Orlando for week in June 2014

Kimmel went to Austin for SXSW. Conan went to Dallas for March Madness. Now Fallon will take his show on the road, first stop: Orlando. Orlando? Universal Studios Orlando, as in NBCUniversal (Studios), will play host to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon‘s first TV road trip for the week of June 16-19, 2014, to hype up the opening of the Diagon Alley expansion to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park. The show made the announcement during last night’s overnight broadcast. Guests making the trip to Orlando to sit down and play with Fallon and The Roots...

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Meet the Top 100 comedians competing on Season 8 of Last Comic Standing

So who received invites to the televised comedy competition that is Last Comic Standing in 2014? Here are your Top 100 who auditioned for Season 8 of Last Comic. The season premieres Thursday on NBC. Not listed in order of finish or preference. Not yet, anyhow. How many of these stand-up comedians do you already know and love? How many will you say that about after Thursday night? Rocky LaPorte @RockyLaPorte dave landau @LandauDave Tyree Elaine @TyreeElaine Bob Kubota @BobKubota Shakir Standley @ShakNotShaq Ken Rogerson @KenRogerson dc benny @dcbenny Aaron Weaver @AaaaronWeaver Alex Stone @alexstonecomedy Greer Barnes @Greer_Barnes Patrick Susmilch @PSusmilch Chip Pope in Seattle @ROManseSeattle Drennon Davis @DrennonDavis Johnny Sanchez @jsanchezcomic Tim...

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Roseanne Barr on judging the top 100 comedians invited to NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2014

It meant something to Roseanne Barr that her comedic peers were involved in the revival of Last Comic Standing after a four-year layoff. Season eight begins Thursday on NBC with JB Smoove hosting, Wanda Sykes executive producing, and Keenen Ivory Wayans and Russell Peters joining Barr as the three judges for the 100 comedians invited to audition. “I just thought it would be really fun,” Barr told reporters on a conference call last week. “And when I heard that Keenen Ivory Wayans was one of the judges, you know, I really love him. And, you know, I like Wanda...

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Johnny Sanchez’s “lost” Latino X-Men auditions and impersonations

Comedian and former MADtv cast member Johnny Sanchez still has impersonations to show you, as he presents the “lost” Latino auditions for the X-Men film franchise. Here, Sanchez portrays Al Pacino and Wilmer Valderrama asking to join the team. But it’s when he’s channeling other stand-up comedians that you see his mutant abilities come to life, so to speak. Included here: Impersonations of George Lopez, Carlos Mencia and Paul Rodriguez. Roll the clip! Sanchez is rolling out more videos in “The Johnny Sanchez Show” via Flama. You’ll also see Sanchez this season on NBC’s Last Comic Standing!...

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Highlights from the debut of The Maya Rudolph Show on NBC

Can the variety show come back into our lives like a prodigal son or daughter? Can the networks give a variety show more than a just a single backdoor pilot episode to make itself at home with us? Whichever question is the better one, we did get to see the first hour of what could be more of The Maya Rudolph Show on Monday night on NBC — albeit at the non-variety hour of 10 o’clock Eastern/Pacific. Aren’t these things supposed to air in the family hour? Or did they go late so we could see Sean Hayes sell...

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