Day: August 17, 2015

Comedians rally to bring infamous joke thief Josh Ostrovsky to comedy justice

Let’s not bury the lede before we bury the joke thief. Comedy Central tells The Comic’s Comic today that the cable network never OK’d a pilot for Josh Ostrovsky — aka @FATJEW on Twitter, but more egregiously @thefatjewish on Instagram — and cut ties with the joke thief months ago. Before this month’s rallying cry from the comedy community turned into an uproar over CAA signing Ostrovsky as a client. “We had a script deal that didn’t proceed to pilot and we currently have nothing in development with Josh Ostrovsky,” Comedy Central spokespeople told The Comic’s Comic. As for...

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Tracy Morgan’s TV comeback will commence by hosting SNL!

In this summer of Schumer, the only thing that can eclipse the announcement by Saturday Night Live today that Amy Schumer will make her hosting debut on Oct. 10, 2015 (episode two of season 41) is the news that Tracy Morgan will make his comedy comeback the following week! That’s right. We’ll see just how mobile Morgan is two months from tonight when he hosts SNL on Oct. 17, 2015. Miley Cyrus will reunite with her impersonator Vanessa Bayer for a third time when she hosts the 41st Season Premiere of SNL on Oct. 3, 2015. We’re excited to...

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KFC replaces Darrell Hammond with Norm Macdonald as Colonel Sanders in new commercials

Just a few months after Kentucky Fried Chicken revived its famous founding father, Colonel Sanders, via Saturday Night Live‘s Darrell Hammond, the fast-food chicken giant has pulled a switcheroo, swapping Hammond for his former SNL colleague, Norm Macdonald. “Other than not quite looking like him, his voice being different, and his inability to cook the world’s best chicken, we thought Norm was the perfect choice to play the Real Colonel. I think the fans will agree,” said Kevin Hochman, chief marketing officer of KFC in the United States. Macdonald, who joined Last Comic Standing as a judge for this...

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Episode #12: Reggie Watts

Reggie Watts and I go all the way back to the very beginnings of The Comic’s Comic and even before that. I had moved out of Seattle by the time Watts emerged on the scene there as a show-stopping force, not only as singer and frontman for the band Maktub (where I first experienced Watts on tour), but also as a unique comedic talent who won the Andy Kaufman Award. Watts was co-hosting the Andy Kaufman Award finals with fellow past winner Kristen Schaal at the HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas in November 2007 on the weekend when...

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