Day: March 4, 2016

Review: Neal Brennan, “3 Mics”

Neal Brennan knows it’s odd to give John Legend top billing as the presenting executive producer of his new show, 3 Mics, which officially opened its Off-Broadway run Thursday night at the Lynn Redgrave Theater (45 Bleecker). Brennan could poke fun at Legend with a zinger. He could tell a funny anecdote about how and why he and Legend would be friends in the first place. Or he could pull no punchlines and reveal the grueling nature of show business and the importance of star power. That’s the inherent beauty of 3 Mics, a show that offers the performer three different microphones...

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The Washington Post checks in on Conan O’Brien and Team Coco

Where does Conan O’Brien fit into the current late-night TV landscape? Does he even fit in? O’Brien certainly is the longest-serving late-night host in American television, presiding over talk shows on NBC and now TBS since 1993, and The Washington Post‘s Emily Yahr checks in on Conan and Team Coco for a great profile and brings you up to speed on O’Brien’s TV history if you need that, too. The money quotes, for my money? O’Brien on how he feels now: “I’m hungry like a vampire that’s feeding off anything that will make me feel like I’m still doing...

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The Adult Swim Golf Classic featuring Jon Daly and Adam Scott will air during the 2016 Masters

For several years now, comedian Jon Daly has made the most out of anyone who may confuse him with professional golfer John Daly, even dressing up like the golfer for photo shoots to further the confusion in Google image searches. Last year, Adult Swim announced it’d join in the fun by airing a special featuring Jon Daly and Adam Scott. The comedians. Playing golf. The Adult Swim Golf Classic will air at 11:30 p.m. Eastern on April 8, 2016. That’s the Friday of The Masters, the first of golf’s four major tournaments. From the press release (via Splitsider): Professional...

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Episode #69: Nato Green

Nato Green is perhaps the most activist comedian I know. And I know more than a few comedian activists. Green lives and breathes San Francisco, not only as a comedian, but also as a union organizer, husband, father of twin daughters, columnist for the San Francisco Examiner, and host of a regular segment on Bay Area comedy called FSFSF that airs on the local NPR station (KALW). He also is the creator of Iron Comic, a fun comedy game show spoofing Iron Chef which he usually co-hosts with Moshe Kasher. He released his first comedy album (The Nato Green...

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