Day: March 23, 2015

Doug Stanhope inks deal to write his memoir

Look. You know that I know that we all know lots of comedians have written memoirs in the past few years, but I think we all can agree that none of them will reveal as many surprises and cold hard truths (and certainly some wild tales and recollections that may deviate from your truth) as the forthcoming autobiography from Doug Stanhope. Which now, we can report, is forthcoming! Stanhope’s manager, Brian Hennigan, revealed the book deal today. As seen above, Stanhope’s untitled memoir will be published April 2016. In the meantime, you can hear how Stanhope’s “Tin Can Rehab”...

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“Hello Dere!” Marty Allen still gigging in Vegas and elsewhere for his 93rd birthday

No matter how big the superstar of the 1950s or 1960s he opened for, Marty Allen was ready with a quip to catch them off-guard and endear them to him immediately. Before performing with The Beatles in their string of famous first U.S. appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, Allen walked up to John Lennon and said: “John, a lot of people mistake me for you.” To Elvis Presley, Allen’s first words were: “Quit doing my act!” Answering the phone when The Comic’s Comic rang him up on Friday, however, Allen’s opening salvo was his lifelong calling...

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Chris Tucker’s first stand-up special, taped in 2012, will debut July 2015 on Netflix

As difficult as it is to believe that Chris Tucker has not released a full stand-up special on TV before, it’s finally happening this summer, exclusively on Netflix. Netflix announced today it’ll premiere Chris Tucker Live on July 10, 2015. The hour promises to include impersonations, physicality and experiences from Tucker’s childhood and career, filmed in his hometown of Atlanta at the Fox Theatre. Tucker told Jimmy Fallon and SiriusXM back in November 2012 that he’d just filmed the special then. “Chris Tucker is a true global movie star and a one-of-a-kind talent whose remarkable energy, delivery and original style...

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Seaton Smith on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Seaton Smith delivered a breakout performance this winter in FOX’s seemingly short-lived sitcom, Mulaney. Getting that role made Smith consider, however briefly, the possibility of becoming a Republican — as he joked on Thursday night’s episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers. Smith also jokes about having to explain to his gay roommate how the city’s Pride Parade is nothing like the marches during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Roll the...

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Penn & Teller returning to Broadway for summer 2015 run

Some 30 years after the magician team of Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller first mounted an off-Broadway show, the dynamic duo will return to New York City for a summer run at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway from July 7 through Aug. 16, 2015. Penn & Teller currently are enjoying a residency at The Rio in Las Vegas, with most Thursdays and Fridays off so they can take their comedy/magic/debunking tour on the road. Penn, aka the one who speaks, recently appeared on NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice. As a duo, Penn & Teller also had an eight-season run of...

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