Day: June 18, 2015

R.I.P. Rick Ducommun

Rick Ducommun began and ended his life in Canada, but in between, the comedian became one of those character actors you’d see in many movies and sitcoms through the late 1980s and early 1990s. Ducommun died June 12 in a Vancouver hospice, surrounded by family, due to complications from diabetes. He was 62.* (or 58, if you go by Wikipedia and IMDB) “He was crowd crush arena funny and also a great actor, with many memorable roles,” said friend and fellow comedian Rick Overton. “I had the great opportunity to work with him on Groundhog Day. We laughed the...

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Nick Thune on The Late Late Show with James Corden

It took a few months, but The Late Late Show with James Corden finally welcomed its first stand-up comedian to the show to perform stand-up. Although Nick Thune took the idea and ran with it, arriving onstage in black-tie with an acceptance speech prepared for the award he held proclaiming him “First Comedian” on the show. And Corden interrupted the set frequently. And Thune got Reggie Watts involved, too. But not before playing his “greatest hits” and reminding us all of the time he broke his guitar-playing hand. Roll the...

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Amy Schumer will open for Madonna at Madison Square Garden, Barclays; co-headline Fourth of July bash with Queen Latifah

Everything’s coming up big and bigger for Amy Schumer in 2015, as today already has seen announcements for two major gigs for the comedian this summer — she’ll co-headline a Fourth of July celebration in New York City with Queen Latifah on the Intrepid; in September, she’ll open for Madonna’s two shows at Madison Square Garden and one concert at Barclays Arena. Guess who auditioned for @Madonna and got the part? See you in NYC on Sept 16, 17 and 19. pic.twitter.com/llHgsOommL — Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) June 18, 2015 Schumer will join Madonna for the following shows of her...

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Marc Maron to interview President Barack Obama for WTF podcast

“Brace yourselves. Are you sitting down? OK. Alright. Now take a breath. If everything goes as planned, on Monday, I will post a WTF — an episode of this show that you’re listening to now featuring myself in conversation with, talking to, at my home in my garage — me talking to the president of the United States, Barack Obama. That is what’s happening Monday.” — Marc Maron, opening his WTF podcast episode released today, which features an interview with Judd Apatow. The interview with Obama is scheduled for Friday at Maron’s home in California. “What am I doing...

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