Day: December 9, 2015

Jermaine Fowler on The Late Late Show with James Corden

Jermaine Fowler’s first stand-up special debuts Friday night on Showtime, and Tuesday night he showed up on sister station CBS to perform a sampling from it on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Specifically, Fowler reveals what it’s like to have a twin brother who’s named for their father, and yet, also gets arrested a bit. “It was hard growing up with a criminal that kinda looks like you,” Fowler joked. Not quite as hard, getting into Twitter beefs with family and people who knew him back in the day. If you want more backstories from Jermaine Fowler’s young...

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Alan Zweibel in conversation with Martin Short at the 92Y

In case you missed it, Alan Zweibel sat down with Martin Short for the better part of an hour last month at the 92Y in New York City to discuss their comedy careers. Mostly Zweibel’s, but there’s also a bit of backstory for who inspired Short to create the characters of Ed Grimley and Nathan Thurm (as seen on SCTV and SNL), as well as a few minutes break for a highlight reel of Jiminy Glick. But the night mostly belonged to Zweibel, as he shared stories of initially selling $7 jokes when he failed to get into law...

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Netflix, Amazon and Comedy Central break through, join SAG Awards nominees for comedy in 2015

The Screen Actors Guild announced its nominees for work done in 2015, and an early congratulations to Sarah Silverman for her stand-out dramatic performance in I Smile Back, where she’s nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. Also impressive to see Netflix, Amazon and Comedy Central break into major nominations. Bob Odenkirk is nominated for his leading role in AMC’s Better Call Saul. And Bill Murray and Kristen Wiig are up for awards in their specials — Murray for his Netflix Christmas special that just debuted last week; Wiig for her role in the latest...

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