Day: August 8, 2014

Last Comic Standing 8 makes the cruelest cut: Say it ain’t so, Joe!

Say it ain’t so, Joe Machi! Spoiler alert. The one finalist I personally knew already out of the four remaining comedians in season eight of NBC’s Last Comic Standing won’t get to compete in the two-hour season finale for the title and the cash and prizes that come with it. Sorry, Joe. But take heart. When you think upon previous seasons of Last Comic, who really wins in the long run, anyhow? Amy Schumer finished fourth when she competed on the show in 2007. Look at her now! Now watch the final four perform for the studio audience and...

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On the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation, Harry Shearer inhabits the late, disgraced president: “Nixon’s The One”

Forty years ago today, President Richard Nixon resigned. Today today, you can watch comedian, actor and satirist Harry Shearer faithfully and comedically re-enacted this tragic moment in American political history. Here is the relevant excerpt from Shearer’s TV series, Nixon’s The One, which aired earlier this year on Sky Arts in the U.K. and should launch in the United States this fall. Shearer and co-writer Stanley Kutler researched the thousands of hours of the infamous Nixon White House audio tapes for moments, which they then re-enacted as if also filmed by hidden cameras. “Nixon was one of the great...

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