Day: January 28, 2015

The Chris Gethard Show graduating from MNN cable access to Fusion cable channel in April

The final episode of The Chris Gethard Show on MNN — Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s municipal access channel — opened tonight with the big announcement: When TCGS returns from its next hiatus in April, it’ll do so as a weekly series on Fusion. “Yes, we’re still going to book cool musical guests,” Gethard said. “Yes you can still watch live. Yes, you can interact with us.” Gethard had announced back in December that his long-running cult favorite talk show had found a new cable home, and now the news is out. It’s FUSION. Can't wait to cause some trouble with...

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Brian Scolaro on Conan

Brian Scolaro most recently appeared on your TV screens as a regular on the TBS sitcom, Sullivan and Son, and Tuesday night showed up on TBS late-nighter Conan to remind us how TV shows and advertisements often shame fat people by portraying them as dumb, too. Scolaro also has a bone or a sleep mattress to pick with the people who thought it was a good idea to drive their noisy garbage trucks and landscaping and everything else right outside your bedroom window at the crack of dawn. Roll the...

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Amy Schumer’s call for a Comedian’s Bill of Rights or Comedy Club Commandments that every booker should heed

Amy Schumer went off on a bit of a rant toward the end of her appearance this month on Brian Koppelman’s Grantland podcast, “The Moment.” They’d finished talking about comedy strikes of the past and recent past, and Koppleman wanted to ask Schumer about the third season of her Comedy Central series, Inside Amy Schumer, which just began filming. But first, Schumer wanted to bash “the people who run Comix at Foxwoods,” give props to Gotham Comedy Club’s Chris Mazzilli for seeing the potential in her comedy, and add more than a few words for all of the other...

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Louis CK’s ode to comedy clubs, in honor of his new special “Live at The Comedy Store”

In case you missed it, Louis CK sent out a mass email yesterday — separate from the short missive notifying fans that his new stand-up special was now available for sale on his website, “Louis CK Live at The Comedy Store.” Here are the relevant parts, in which the 47-year-old comedian describes the importance of comedy clubs in his life and career, and name-drops plenty of clubs and colleagues along the way. Enjoy, whether you haven’t read it before or would like to read it again… So this is my sixth hour-long standup special.  The truth is, I really...

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Weird But True: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers dramatic reading of The Onion’s article about his blizzard declaration

On Monday, The Onion posted a satirical piece about New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s reaction to the oncoming blizzard. Headline: “NYC Mayor: ‘Reconcile Yourselves With Your God, For All Will Perish In The Tempest.'” On Tuesday, after the snowstorm blew through the city and region, the mayor delivered a dramatic reading of it in his official press conference?! Yep. “It’s so brilliant, I had to do a dramatic reading of it,” de Blasio said. So. Here that is. Roll...

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