Day: April 27, 2015

The estate of Bill Hicks reissuing his comedy discography, unearthing unreleased material

Busy times for the estate of the late great stand-up comedian Bill Hicks. Tonight across America, cineplexes are hosting a special one-night-only screening of the comedian’s 1992 special, Relentless, plus a half-hour of exclusive interviews and clips curated by Bill’s older brother, Steve. Comedy Dynamics Presents: Bill Hicks, is presented by Fathom Events at 8 tonight local time. Consult this list of participating cinemas nationwide with Fathom Events. On Tuesday, Comedy Dynamics is reissuing the entire Hicks discography for digital retailers, including his albums: Arizona Bay, Dangerous, Flying Saucer Tour, 12/16/1961, Love, Laughter and Truth, Philosophy, Rant in E-Minor, Relentless, Revelations, and Salvation. His video catalog,...

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Netflix, Funny or Die, CollegeHumor, Fallon among 2015 Webby Awards winners

Netflix helped take home multiple honors in the annual pay-to-play Webby Awards, with Funny or Die, CollegeHumor and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon also bringing in wins for their 2015 online efforts. Netflix’s special achievement victories came courtesy of Chelsea Peretti, named outstanding comedy performance for her stand-up special, Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats; meanwhile, Ellie Kemper and Tituss Burgess won best actress and best actor for their performances in the first season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Other Webby Award winners for 2015 include: Funny or Die for Humor (Cracked.com won the “People’s Voice” in this category)...

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Craig Ferguson, Steve Harvey, Ellen DeGeneres win 2015 Daytime Emmys

All Craig Ferguson had to do to earn some Emmy recognition was leave late-night TV behind for the daytime (relatively speaking) of game shows. Ferguson won Outstanding Game Show Host at the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards, handed out over the weekend, for his stint in syndication in charge of Celebrity Name Game. Steve Harvey and Ellen DeGeneres also took home major Emmy wins, splitting up the talk show kudos. Steve Harvey Show won for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative, while Ellen‘s won for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment. Congrats, all! Click here for a look at all of the 2015 Daytime Emmy...

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