Day: April 23, 2015

Native American actors walk off set of Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous Six movie for Netflix

Not everyone is in on the joke when it comes to Adam Sandler’s first Netflix movie, currently in production in New Mexico. Actor/musician Loren Anthony was one of several Native American actors working as extras on Ridiculous Six who decided to walk off in protest Wednesday night. Anthony told his Twitter followers,” Today work was no bueno, my native women were disrespected and i walked off set.” Today work was no bueno, my native women were disrespected and i walked off set. — Loren Anthony (@BLOODLINE1) April 23, 2015 A Netflix spokesperson countered today: “The movie has ridiculous in the title for...

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Nashville StandUp’s comedians set new world record for continuous show at 184 hours, 16 minutes

Congrats go out to all of the Nashville comedians and stand-ups who dropped in while visiting the Wild West Comedy Festival last weekend, as Nashville StandUp’s “Broken Record Comedy Show” indeed broke the Guinness Book of World Records and set a new mark for Longest Stand-Up Comedy Show — Multiple Comedians. Their effort lasted 184 hours and 16 minutes, ending on purpose at 4:20 a.m. on April 20, 2015. Co-producers DJ Buckley and Chad Riden bookended the record-long showcase, which had begun at 12:04 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, at The East Room. The previous record was 80 hours, held...

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Fusion starts going #TBT with edited half-hours of The Chris Gethard Show tonight

We’re still five weeks away from seeing what the Fusion half-hour edition of The Chris Gethard Show will look like, but you can start getting a feel for it by reliving old episodes of TCGS tonight. Three of them, in fact! Fusion will rebroadcast half-hour highlights of the following episodes tonight: “Let Us Predict Your Future” with guest Amy Poehler (8:30 p.m. ET/PT) “The Night of Zero Laughs” with guest Wyatt Cenac (9 p.m.) “Who Needs a Haircut?” with guest Zach Galifianakis (9:30 p.m.) More to come in the Thursdays leading up to the TCGS premiere on Fusion. Feel...

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Ray Romano hosts CBS tribute, “David Letterman: A Life On Television”

Ray Romano, who owes his life on television to David Letterman, will host the CBS tribute to the reigning king of late-night TV on May 4, some 16 days before Letterman signs off one final time as host of the Late Show. David Letterman: A Life On Television will air as a 90-minute primetime special from 9:30-11 p.m. Eastern/Pacific on CBS. Romano, whose 1995 stand-up appearance on Letterman won him the development deal with Letterman’s Worldwide Pants Inc. that created Everybody Loves Raymond, will host, narrate and moderate the retrospective on his former boss, who himself began as a...

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Meet the Muslim comedian British police have employed as counter-terrorism to ISIS

Wait. What now? Humza Arshad is a 29-year-old YouTube comedian in London, born to Pakistani parents and brought up Muslim. He studied performing arts in college and followed that up with drama school. In 2009, Arshad joined YouTube, where his first effort was a five-episode webseries, “Chronicles of Tuttoo,” about “a loser who gets himself into a big complicated situation.” Arshad’s next effort was simpler, and much more successful. “Diary Of A Bad Man” debuted in September 2010, telling the story over several chapters about said bad man who ran about the world “with the mentality of a 7-year-old.”...

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