Day: June 9, 2015

Scott Heierman’s audition for America’s Got Talent 10

Producers for NBC’s America’s Got Talent tried to pull a quick fast one on viewers, making a joke out of the reveal that auditioner Scott Heierman is a bearded lady. But Heierman had the joke on them — since, of course, the 25-year-old who delivers pizzas in Lexington, Kentucky, is an aspiring stand-up comedian. Heierman won over all of the judges and the audience with self-deprecating jokes that misdirected away from the show’s otherwise trending hashtag, #beardedlady. And toward being adopted. And his sister. He also playfully flirted with both host Nick Cannon and judge Howie Mandel. Judge Heidi...

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IFC casts starting line for hockey sitcom Benders, debuting Oct. 1, 2015

It may be the Stanley Cup Finals in Chicago and Tampa Bay, but in New York City, it’s only the beginning for the cast of IFC’s new sitcom, Benders. Lindsey Broad, Chris Distefano, Mark Gessner, Ruy Iskander and Andrew Schulz have been cast as the starting line for the eight-episode comedy about an adult hockey league, which IFC announced will premiere Oct. 1, 2015. Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti created Benders and executive produce along with their Apostle partner and hockey fanatic Denis Leary. “Adding this series to IFC’s programming slate further broadens our ‘slightly off’ brand of comedy,”...

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