Day: February 22, 2016

The comedian Quincy Jones hopes to film a stand-up special before mesothelioma kills him

If you watch TV on a TV, then you undoubtedly see the law-firm ads seeking patients with mesothelioma. These lawyers hope to win huge class-action settlements against companies responsible for inflicting people with the rare asbestos-related cancer that currently lacks a cure. So if you have mesothelioma, then you’re already dying. Comedian Quincy Jones was given a year to live when he received his stage-four diagnosis on July 3, 2015. “My biggest fear used to be, before cancer, was — it’s the same one I have now,” Jones says. “Dying without leaving anything. Dying before I have a chance to...

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Here’s who’s performing on Season 3 of Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central

Comedy Central has announced the premiere night and lineups for season 3 of Adam Devine’s House Party, which moved out off the Pacific Ocean to film in Hawaii! Adam Devine’s House Party returns Thursday, March 3, 2016, at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT, for a 10-episode run, set at Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu. The first season of stand-up showcases hosted by Workaholics star Devine took place at a Southern California mansion. Season two went to New Orleans. And now season three, from the Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu, opens with a premiere episode featuring stand-up from Chris Garcia, Jacob Williams and Megan...

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IFC orders up Funny or Die-inspired series starring Hank Azaria, plus a comedy-horror series from Dana Gould

IFC has two new comedy series scheduled for the coming year, announcing eight-episode orders each for Stan Against Evil from Dana Gould, and Brockmire from Funny or Die and starring Hank Azaria. “Demons and disgrace are at the forefront of IFC’s new comedy strategy,” IFC President Jennifer Caserta said. “And there’s no one we’d rather be in bed with – or save small towns with – than Hank and Dana. One of the hallmarks of IFC’s success is the exceptional caliber of creative genius that we get to partner with, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be making...

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Episode #65: Jackie Kashian

Jackie Kashian is one of my favorite stand-up comedians to watch live because she knows who she is and makes no apologies for it. That’s also probably why Maria Bamford so much enjoys working with her on the road, and why she’s had a successful podcast for the past decade and running called The Dork Forest. Is it dorky to call your most recent stand-up special This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux? Is it dorky to know that Kashian was a heckler before she was a stand-up comedian, talking back to Sam Kinison before the club’s management talked her...

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