Month: September 2014

Laurie Kilmartin filming her “45 Jokes About My Dead Dad”

Laurie Kilmartin writes for Conan and appeared as a finalist four years ago on Last Comic Standing, but seven months ago, Kilmartin’s attention was focused on an audience of one: Her dying father. She channeled her emotions into her Twitter feed @anylaurie16. Tweets like, “Every day, I set a new goal of not seeing Dad’s genitals when I help him off the toilet,” and “Hospice says to reassure the loved one that they can go, that we will be ok. So me sobbing “Dad, don’t fucking leave me!” was frowned upon” captivated not only her tens of thousands of...

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Comedy Central rounds out cast for upcoming series, “Another Period,” with Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome

You cannot have a period piece without a lot of punctuation. I’ll see myself out, but not before running on and on about the casting news for Comedy Central’s new historical satire series, Another Period, which has begun production in Los Angeles. Joining stars, writers and executive producers Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome for the debut 10-episode season in 2015? Lauren Ash, Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Beth Dover, Brett Gelman, Brian Huskey, David Koechner, Jason Ritter, David Wain and Armen Weitzman. The series follows sisters Lillian (Leggero) and Beatrice (Lindhome) Bellacourt in turn-of-the-century (19th into 20th, that is)...

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IFC’s special guests for the second half of season 3: Comedy Bang! Bang! with Scott Aukerman

IFC’s talk show with the most liberal interpretations of talk and show — Comedy Bang! Bang! with host Scott Aukerman and musical cohort Reggie Watts — returns Oct. 17 for the second half of its third season. Ten new episodes will premiere at 11 p.m. ET/PT Friday nights, with guests including: James Adomian, Eric Andre,Dane Cook, Rob Corddry, Andy Daly, Jon Daly, Chris Hardwick, Ellie Kemper, Lauren Lapkus, Bobby Moynihan, Horatio Sanz, Kevin Smith, Amber Tamblyn, Steven Yeun, Ronnie Adrian, Matt Besser, Ben Blacker,Neil Campbell, Whitney Cummings, Rhys Darby, Erinn Hayes, Anthony Jeselnik, Jay Johnston, Jaime King, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin Nealon, Tig Notaro, Lennon Parham, Jeff Ross, French Stewart, Nick Thune, Alan Tudyk, James Urbaniak and Baron Vaughn. Plus music and musicians Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips, comedy music group The Lonely Island, indie rock band Future Islands,...

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Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to broadcast live from Phoenix following Super Bowl XLIX in 2015

Jimmy Fallon’s heading back to the Super Bowl. NBC announced today that The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will broadcast live on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, from the Orpheum Theater in Phoenix. The special live Tonight Show will air live following Super Bowl XLIX, a special episode The Blacklist, and the local NBC newscasts. But that’s not all. The Tonight Show then will tape that following week — Feb. 2-5, 2014 — from Universal Studios Hollywood. The Tonight Show‘s first road trip with Fallon and The Roots happened this June, when they visited the Universal Studios theme park...

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George Lopez organizes all-star comedy benefit to support Richard Pryor statue in hometown of Peoria

An all-star lineup of stand-up comedians will play in Peoria so that a comedic legend’s statue can stand tall in that town for generations to come. George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, Eddie Griffin and Mike Epps will headline “A Night For Richard,” on Nov. 2 at the Peoria Civic Center in Illinois. “Richard deserves a statue in his hometown of Peoria. I am honored to be involved in making that happen,” Lopez said. Lopez announced the benefit show Monday via his Twitter: I'm excited to announce "A Night for Richard", a one-night only benefit for the Richard...

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