Day: May 5, 2015

E! orders The Comment Section hosted by Michael Kosta

The comments people leave all over the Internet are often done anonymously, but comedian Michael Kosta will be front and center in skewering them later this summer in The Comment Section, a new weekly series ordered by E! today. Here’s the official series description provided by E! “The Comment Section” This new half-hour comedy series explores the biggest stories of the week and all of the outrageous and hilarious comments made about them on social media. Hosted by comedian Michael Kosta and executive produced by “The Soup”‘s Joel McHale and K.P. Anderson, “The Comment Section” will boldly dive into the most...

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Comedy Central’s The Half Hour list, Class of 2015

In recent years, Comedy Central has recorded seasons of The Half Hour stand-up specials in late February in Boston, but things didn’t go according to schedule in 2015 — which probably was the best for all parties concerned considering how snowed in Boston was this winter! So instead of February, it’ll be June recordings with release dates later this summer for the following comedians recording half-hour specials (list first revealed by Splitsider, then confirmed by Comedy Central to The Comic’s Comic): Andrew Santino Andy Woodhull Barry Rothbart Beth Stelling Brooks Wheelan Hampton Yount Joe List Liza Treyger Michelle Buteau...

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Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Mike Myers, Patton Oswalt, Ellie Kemper to be honored at Montreal’s 2015 Just For Laughs

The 33rd edition of Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival will continue to cement its position as the world’s biggest congregation and celebration of comedy this July, with awards and performances heralding Dave Chappelle, Mike Myers, Kevin Hart, Patton Oswalt, Ellie Kemper and Armando Iannucci. The festival announced today they’ll be honoring each of those performers at its annual awards on July 24 in Montreal, with Myers receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award, Chappelle a new “Generation Award,” Hart the “Comedy Person of the Year,” Oswalt the “Stand-Up Comedian of the Year,” Iannucci the “Comedy Writer of the Year” for HBO’s...

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