Day: June 15, 2015

Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch: 2015

Plenty of magazines and websites post slideshows of their hottest 50 up-and-coming stand-up comedians to keep an eye out for before they blaze a trail of glory. Only Variety jets its comedians up to Montreal to fete them in front of the show business industry’s agents, managers and producers. Here are the 2015 “10 Comics To Watch” as selected by Variety, who’ll be featured in the July issue corresponding with a celebration at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival. Nate Bargatze, who recently debuted the hour stand-up special Full Time Magic on Comedy Central and is a favorite of Jimmy...

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Colin Quinn on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, imagining his “Law & Order” episode

As a lifelong native New Yorker, Colin Quinn must have appeared in multiple episodes within the Law & Order universe on NBC, right? You’d think that, wouldn’t you. So would Quinn. Especially since every other NYC comedian and aspiring actor has performed a turn in one or more of the L&O series over the past two decades. And yet. Quinn has to settle for imagining what his episode would have looked like, which he demonstrates in this stand-up set from Friday night’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. If you’re watching, SVU producers, Quinn is available! Roll the...

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“Die Trying,” the first music video from FX’s Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

FX’s Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll rolls out July 16, 2015, but a month ahead of the premiere, the cable network is giving us a special sneak peek at the band at the heart of the series with its first music video. This is “Die Trying,” featuring Liz Gillies and Denis Leary. They play daughter and father who join forces for a new band after Leary washes out with his previous band, The Heathens a quarter-century earlier. With John Corbett on guitar and Robert Kelly on drums, plus Elaine Hendrix and John Ales. Roll the...

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John Cleese and Eric Idle touring North America as a duo in Fall 2015

Monty Python may have bid us all a fond farewell last summer, but that doesn’t mean we cannot have nice things from the old boys from Britain. And so it shall be that John Cleese and Eric Idle will tour as a duo this October in America. This morning they announced the first leg of their new touring production, “John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time.” Dearest twits. Happy to announce US Tour w/ @EricIdle! PreSale starts Wed at 10 AM. Password MONTY. Links & dates at http://t.co/EHk2fGhlzY — John Cleese (@JohnCleese) June...

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