Day: June 26, 2015

Mark Normand’s third Conan performance

Mark Normand has changed up his lucky TV jacket, though it hasn’t affected his success on his third appearance performing stand-up on Conan, as he demonstrated on Thursday night’s episode. Normand made a very strong case for ditching whatever racist or sexist stereotypes you may hold, using a cute and clever comparison. He also put airplane travel in perspective by reminding us how easy it is to ride the train, and put a bathroom attendant in his proper place — so to speak. We do wish him more than just luck with that “functioning alcoholic” outlook, though. Sadly, they...

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Comedy Central bids Jon Stewart fond farewell with epic online/audio marathon #JonVoyage

Comedy Central kicks off #JonVoyage, aka “Your Month of Zen,” today as an epic tribute to Jon Stewart’s 16-year reign supreme in late-night TV as host of The Daily Show, which he’ll close out on Aug. 6, 2015. It covers multiple platforms — online streaming, satellite radio, cable TV and mobile apps. How to celebrate: ONLINE STREAMING VIA WEB OR APP A continuous stream of more than 2,000 episodes of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart starts at noon ET today with Jon’s first show as host on Jan. 11, 1999 and culminates on the night of his last show on...

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Summer 2015: TBS presents “Funny or Die Presents America’s Next Weatherman” competition

This spring, Matt Oberg acted as the head writer on “The Billy and Josh Show” the comedy show within a comedy show, FX’s The Comedians. This summer, Oberg will go even deeper into meta character, serving as the host of a very real yet ridiculous reality TV competition that reminds everyone just how silly the job of morning TV meteorologist really is. The competition is even called Funny or Die Presents America’s Next Weatherman, and it’ll air this summer on TBS. Despite the title, both men and women will be competing. And also despite the title but as I...

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