Day: November 11, 2014

Tig Notaro hospitalized following triumphant topless New York Comedy Festival performance

Just 24 hours after another remarkably buzzworthy performance — this time triumphantly onstage at New York City’s Town Hall for the New York Comedy Festival — Tig Notaro faced perhaps her most dangerous health scare yet. As Notaro tells it today to her Facebook friends, she had gotten offstage at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia on Friday night and was preparing to leave, when: “I collapsed in horrific pain, rushed to the ER and found that a cyst had burst causing MASSIVE internal bleeding.” Multiple surgeries later, she’s recuperating. Notaro had to postpone the rest of her weekend tour dates....

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MTV2 expands comedy slate with comedians from Guy Code doing news, talk, more

The comedians you’ve come to know and love on MTV2 on shows such as Guy Code and Wild ‘N Out are taking over more of the cable channel’s programming, as the net announced two new comedy series and a talk-show pilot this morning, in addition to season renewals for Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out and Guy Code. The new series for 2015 are MTV2’s Joking Off and Number 2 News. Charlamagne that God also is getting the chance to test-drive his own late-night talk show with a pilot order for Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne, which would have Rich Korson (“The Daily...

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Reader’s Digest paying for funny Tweets after comedian catches magazine using his jokes without permission

Did you know that Reader’s Digest will pay to publish your funny Twitter jokes? Did you know that Reader’s Digest is still publishing print magazines? Before you answer the second question, know that the first question wasn’t affirmed until just recently, thanks to NYC-based comedian Dan Wilbur — and that’s only because he found out after publication that one of his jokes had made it into the magazine, without his permission or compensation. For years, Reader’s Digest has accepted jokes from comedians and readers alike, offering submission guidelines with the tantalizing offer, “Everybody’s got a funny story. What’s yours?...

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My Pod Week: Week ending 11/09/14

Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn’t just a podcast producer and engineer; he’s also an avid fan of the form. “My Pod Week” recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! THE SYLVESTER STALLONE PODCAST (Episodes one through four) This is a podcast miniseries special event like no other. Paul Scheer from the How Did This Get Made podcast and The League (FXX) moderates brief episodes. For 30 years and over 70 movies Sylvester Stallone has been kicking ass on screen. In the debut episode Scheer runs down...

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