Month: March 2016

Review: A Night with Noel Fielding (and friends and family!)

Here’s your Big Fat Quiz for 2016: How will America receive Noel Fielding without all the trappings of Hollywood that preceded Russell Brand’s arrival upon our shores and our comedy venues? Before you answer. Consider this. Fielding and Brand teamed up multiple times on British television for The Big Fat Quiz of the Year specials over the past decade, and whether you consider them “Goth Detectives” or magical comedy fairies, elves or rapscallions, the fact of the matter is that when Brand showed up in the United States for his first stand-up tour in 2008, he was hot off...

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Roast Battle, Goddamn Comedy Jam, two Kevin Hart series, more get Comedy Central green light

This just in! Here’s the press release with all of the details from Comedy Central…including two new showcase series hosted by Kevin Hart (when will he find the time?!?!?), a full TV series of Roast Battles from Jeff Ross and friends (plus a special in which Ross Roasts The Police), a new documentary series from the makers of Drunk History, specials for The Daily Show’s Jordan Klepper, Kurt Braunohler, Deon Cole, Pete Davidson, Joe DeRosa, Trevor Moore, Big Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder and L.A.-based concert series The Goddamn Comedy Jam. “As anyone can see, we are continuing our tradition of...

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Kevin Hart and Lionsgate launching Laugh Out Loud as Video On Demand service

Kevin Hart’s relationship with Lionsgate is going next level, LOL, VOD. Literally. Hart’s Hartbeat Digital and Lionsgate announced today they’re launching a new video-on-demand service called Laugh Out Loud that’ll exclusively hold all of Hart’s content outside of live touring and theatrical releases — starting with an original series starring the stand-up comedian as an undercover Lyft driver. Another original series will star Facebook and Vine star Logan Paul. One of Team Coco’s most popular video segments features Conan O’Brien joining Hart and Ice Cube on a Lyft ride. Hart will curate the original and archived videos available on...

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Episode #77: Ryan McDonough

At America’s biggest sporting events, Ryan McDonough is there on the sidelines, getting the party started and keeping it going. The Super Bowl. Daytona 500. The Final Four. The Rose Bowl. Ryan’s there. As McShowoff. Ryan and I played college football together. After graduation, Ryan went to New York City where he realized his future wasn’t in finance, but in jumpstarting his own career as a party catalyst. John Hodgman profiled his days and nights as “Cuervo Man” for a 2002 radio piece on This American Life. Hollywood wanted to develop a movie about him. That stalled. But Ryan...

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SiriusXM tributes Bill Hicks on April Fool’s Day 2016 on Comedy Greats channel

This April Fool’s Day, spend the afternoon listening to the late great Bill Hicks telling us all what fools we were, and still are. SiriusXM will be the first to premiere the uncut version of Hicks’ influential album Rant In E- Minor on SiriusXM’s Comedy Greats channel, preceded by the satellite radio’s exclusive audio documentary about Hicks and the album. The actual show — recorded on Oct. 24, 1993 — hasn’t been heard in its entirety since then. Hicks died in 1994, and Rant In E-Minor: Variations was released posthumously three years later as an edited version with music separating comedy...

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