Day: August 18, 2015

Maya & Marty? Maya Rudolph’s NBC variety series may earn renewal as duo with Martin Short

This just in from reliable source Michael Ausiello at TVLine: NBC has given serious considerations to bringing back Maya Rudolph’s variety show as a series, but with a catch. Martin Short would be her partner in comedy crime, making the potential primetime partnership of Maya & Marty. Maya & Marty performed together to kick off a musical tribute segment in Saturday Night Live‘s epic SNL40 celebration. NBC aired a backdoor pilot for The Maya Rudolph Show in primetime back in May 2014. Since then, the network has emphasized specialty and live programming — greenlighting the weekly Best Time Ever...

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Going Hollywood: Meet Zach Sherwin

Photo of Zach Sherwin by Mindy Tucker People were going Hollywood long before Bing Crosby starred in the 1933 film musical Going Hollywood. Certainly, though, countless unknowns have packed their bags and moved to Los Angeles in the years and decades since then, hoping for show business to discover them and make them a star! New York City may be the city everyone goes to make it there before making it everywhere, but Hollywood remains the place where stars are born and made. It’s Show Business, USA. This is a recurring feature, a complementary West Coast version of Meet...

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R.I.P. Ruhbin Mehta

Ruhbin Mehta died earlier this week, apparently from cardiac arrest. He was a comedian from Toronto who lived in New York City for the past several years, but continued to love the Maple Leafs more than anything except perhaps stand-up comedy and most definitely the possibility of a good night’s sleep. That’s because Mehta suffered from insomnia. I know that because he followed me on Twitter and that’s what occupied his shared thoughts with us, although he hadn’t Tweeted in the month before he died. I remember seeing him in a funny short video my former roommate filmed and...

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