Day: July 12, 2014

CBS News profiles Marc Maron

On the occasion of Marc Maron’s 500th episode (and 100 million downloads!) of his WTF podcast and second season starring in the semi-autobiographical IFC comedy, Maron, CBS This Morning profiled his late blooming into comedy stardom at age 50. And here’s the kicker: “You know, when I look back on all the things I did. I don’t have any regrets. But I also know that maybe I wasn’t ready for whatever was going on. There was some stroke of cosmic timing in that — out of desperation, I turned to podcasting. Things aligned, so now I can be the...

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Joan Rivers on her stand-up comedy contemporaries, then and now

Joan Rivers has made several headlines already this month while promoting her new book, “Diary of a Mad Diva.” In her latest interview, a sit-down with RonĀ Bennington for SiriusXM’s “Unmasked” series — which airs tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern on Raw Dog Comedy Hits channel 99 — Rivers talks about Jerry Lewis and their longtime feud that suddenly bubbled back to the surface publicly, as well as many other topics from her life. Which also takes her back to her start in New York City comedy, in Greenwich Village at The Bitter End, where she performed there and around...

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Tracy Morgan, Ardie Fuqua and Jeffrey Millea sue Walmart over deadly limo crash

Comedians Tracy Morgan and Ardie Fuqua, and Morgan’s personal assistant Jeffrey Millea and his wife Krista Millea, have filed a joint lawsuit against Walmart for the deadly New Jersey Turnpike crash last month that critically wounded Morgan, Fuqua and Millea and killed a fourth passenger, comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair. Their complaint, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, asks for damages as well as a jury trial, claiming Walmart acted negligently, allowing one of its drivers — Kevin Roper — to work after being up more than 24 hours. “As a result of Wal-Mart’s gross, reckless,...

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Gabriel Iglesias on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Gabriel Iglesias knew to be gracious toward his new host of The Tonight Show, as he opened his stand-up set Friday night with more than a few minutes about how funny and sexy Jimmy Fallon is. I don’t think that’s why the show gave him not one but two videos. Nor do I think splitting up the videos is a function of how “Fluffy” Iglesias is. Rather, it’s most likely an old online policy from NBC that you cannot have a video longer than five minutes. Which doesn’t make sense. Other networks do this, too, with their talk-show interview...

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