Day: June 13, 2014

Meet Me In New York: Adam Newman

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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Rick Gutierrez, presented by Gabriel Iglesias, presents his first stand-up special at 51: “I’m Not Mad, I’m Just a Parent!” on NUVOtv

“This is something very different. Something very special for myself. I’ve had the opportunity of doing many specials on TV, and TV shows, and I think it’s about time that a comedian who has a lot of clout in the business uses that clout to help the next up-and-coming comedian. And the person who I’m bringing up here is not just some random comic. He’s a friend who I’ve known for my entire career. He’s from San Antonio, Texas. And we were actually roommates for a couple of years. This guy, he helped me with my last special, Aloha...

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Meet Me In New York: Joe List

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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Chris Rock will launch “The Black Plague” Tour this fall

Six years after his Kill The Messenger special, Chris Rock finally is ready to put together a new stand-up tour. Rock announced he’ll mount “The Black Plague” Tour around October or November, making the announcement last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “The Black Plague? That’s what it’s called,” Fallon asked. “Yeah. Spreading the black plague all over the world,” Rock replied. “Kanye gave me that name.” That’d be Kanye West. Obviously. No tour dates or ticket prices to tell you about just yet, though. Rock is making the late-night rounds this month in advance of his...

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Roy Wood Jr. on Conan

Roy Wood Jr. returned to perform on Conan in advance of the upcoming season of Sullivan & Son (also on TBS). Wood makes a reasoned case for why Captain America is the best superhero of them all — we’re talking movie versions, not necessarily comic-book versions, mind you — and how you can get your cell-phone company to treat you like a superhero, too. Roll the clip! Want more? Check out Roy Wood Jr.’s new live album, “Things I Think, I...

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