Day: February 15, 2016

Louis C.K. wins Grammy Award for Comedy Album of the Year in 2016 for “Live at Madison Square Garden”

Louis CK has won his second Grammy Award for Comedy Album of the Year, taking home the trophy tonight for “Live at Madison Square Garden.” He previously won the Grammy in 2012 for “Hilarious.” Live at Madison Square Garden came out of CK’s three sold-out shows last year in New York City. As he described it for sale initially through his site, louisck.net: “Hi. This is a comedy album. It’s the audio from my last of 3 shows that I performed at Madison Square Garden early this year. Some of the material is in the Comedy Store Special. Some...

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Episode #62: Ronna and Beverly (Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo)

Ronna Glickman and Beverly Ginsberg are allegedly best-selling co-authors of a book on marriage and re-marriage for Jewish singles, but these fifty-somethings from Boston actually dispense their unique brand of relationship advice on a regular basis at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles and their podcast on the Earwolf network. And also before that in New York City. And as invited guests at comedy festivals around the world. They’re also actually the characters created by comedic actresses Jamie Denbo and Jessica Chaffin — who got Ronna and Beverly a Showtime pilot in 2009. The pilot never got...

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Highlights from the 2016 Writers Guild Awards

The Writers Guild of America held simultaneous award ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles on Saturday night, with Patton Oswalt hosting the Hollywood crowd, and Michael Ian Black presiding over the Gotham nods. If you want to know how L.A. and NYC are different in show business, just check out how they open their shows. Although, spoiler alert: Both Oswalt and Black do close their opening monologues with a riff on how us writers all-too-often go unrecognized. Except for tonight. Here are your 2016 WGA Awards winners and highlight videos. Comedy-related winners from the 2016 WGA Awards:...

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