Day: June 29, 2015

A second seasoning of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail on Comedy Central

The second season of stand-up showcase, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, premieres late-night Tuesday on Comedy Central after @midnight. If you’re lucky in Los Angeles this week, you’ll see co-host Jonah Ray spinning a custom-made sign on the sidewalks. “I was thinking of wearing short-shorts, tank tops and a headband,” Ray told The Comic’s Comic. Emily V. Gordon, the show’s producer, immediately approved the idea. “Clothes are very important and they make the man,” deadpanned Ray. Gordon added: “And a lack of clothes also is sometimes important.” I had to ask Ray what he’d be wearing, seeing as...

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First look at “I Am Chris Farley” documentary

This movie trailer lives on an electronic device you’re holding, down by the river! Or something like that. Here’s your first look at the new documentary, I Am Chris Farley, which opens in select movie theaters across America at the end of July. (Trailer via Buzzfeed) I Am Chris Farley, directed by Brent Hodge (A Brony Tale) and Derik Murray (I Am Evel Knievel, I Am Steve McQueen, I Am Bruce Lee), will open in theaters July 31 in Chicago, LA, NYC, Austin, Philadelphia, Phoenix and San Francisco. SPIKE TV holds the broadcast premiere on Aug. 10 — the...

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Just For Laughs: Dana Gould to deliver 2015 Keynote Address

Dana Gould will deliver the 2015 Just For Laughs Keynote Address at ComedyPRO in Montreal this July, presented by Comedy Dynamics. Gould’s address already has a title, “You’re Doing It Now.” You’ll find out what that means at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 23, during JFL. Gould’s extensive TV writing and producing credits includes The Simpsons, The Ben Stiller Show, and Parks and Recreation, his own podcast, The Dana Gould Hour, and guesting on The Adam Carolla Show. His most recent stand-up special, “I Know It’s Wrong,” came out in 2013 via Comedy Dynamics (New Wave). Previous JFL keynotes have been delivered by Jim...

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