Day: November 5, 2015

Wayne Federman on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Throwback Thursday came early in the midnight hour, as Wayne Federman returned to 30 Rock to perform for Jimmy Fallon. Federman had toured with Fallon back in 2009 when he was writing for Fallon’s Late Night, and now, he’s back as a guest performer on Wednesday night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. With a piano onstage, Federman could show off his chops which range from Elton John all the way back to Beethoven. And that Woody Allen joke! Roll the clip. Federman just released a special comedy package that includes jokes from his three decades in...

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TBS will jumpstart 2016 comedy programming with marathon launch of “Angie Tribeca”

TBS has been impressed with upcoming new sitcom Angie Tribeca for months now — bringing the cast and sneak peek episodes to both SXSW in Austin this March, then NY Comic-Con in October. So it’s not surprising to hear the cable network already has renewed the slapstick cop farce starring Rashida Jones as a lone-wolf police detective. What is surprising? TBS has ordered 10 all-new seasons! Well, let’s choose their words carefully. Because each episode will contain a “season premiere” and “season finale” within its half-hour, so seasons 2-11 of Angie Tribeca consists of 10 episodes. That said, Angie...

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USA Networks orders “First Impressions” competition hosted and mentored by Dana Carvey

Just last week, Dana Carvey was playing “Wheel of Impressions” once more with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Now Carvey will find out how amateur impersonators fare, as the former Saturday Night Live star will preside over the new USA Network competition series, First Impressions. USA, also an NBC Universal channel, announced the half-hour series order today. “There is no better talent to mentor these contestants than the master of impressions, Dana Carvey,” said Jackie de Crinis, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, USA Network, “The expertise and humor that he will bring to the...

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Comedy Central, New York Comedy Festival expand “Comics to Watch” to include sketch and stand-up in 2015

Comedy Central and The New York Comedy Festival have expanded their annual “Comics to Watch” showcase this year, adding a second night to the events happening next week — and also distributing jokes from the selected comedians via Snapchat and Spotify to give you more ways to watch and hear them. And here they are! The 2015 “Comics to Watch” stand-up showcase at Carolines on Broadway, hosted Nov. 10, 2015, by Ricky Velez, (contributor, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, featured in 2014 Comics to Watch): Kenny DeForest Jo Firestone David Gborie Charles Gould Sam Jay Josh Johnson Adam Lustick...

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Episode #32: Dave Hill

Before LeBron James, Dave Hill was the original superstar from Cleveland to become King Of Miami, conquering South Beach in his cable TV series. Since then, Dave has rocked hard for his band Valley Lodge, which performs the theme song for HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, rocks the mic himself weekly for The Goddamn Dave Hill Show on WFMU, has become BFFs with Dick Cavett thanks to his own talk show, The Dave Hill Explosion, and hosts special shows in New York City at the Met and at Union Hall. The former is called Fancy Meeting You...

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