Day: March 30, 2016

Will Ferrell and Chad Smith team up for Red Hot comedy and music benefit in Los Angeles

Will Ferrell and Chad Smith are using their doppelganger powers for good use, as the comedy star and the rock drummer will partner for The Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera on April 29, 2016. Ferrell and his Funny or Die cohorts will host comedy from Jim Gaffigan and Nick Offerman, while Smith will curate the music, thanks in part to his own band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The benefit’s happening April 29 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Tickets are available now via Funny or Die. “I have only one great regret in life...

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The American Bystander hopes for a repeat performance on Kickstarter for Issue #2

Will kids of all ages still read humor in print? Like, on paper, in magazines and stuff? The American Bystander proved they could find an audience of thousands — a generation after The National Lampoon and SPY — with the publication of their first issue last fall. Now Michael Gerber, Brian McConnachie and Alan Goldberg are hoping lightning strikes twice for The American Bystander with another Kickstarter for their second quarterly magazine issue. “Reaction was euphoric,” Gerber said. “We made our Kickstarter goal in just four days. And the moment people got issue #1, readers asked, ‘When can I...

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Fullscreen announces new ad-free On Demand service

Fullscreen announced its launching its own ad-free On Demand service, targeting the YouTube generation with a variety of movies, webseries, TV shows and more, starting April 26, 2016, with a $4.99 monthly subscription via iPhone, iPad, Chromecast, www.fullscreen.com and select Android Phones. “This is for an audience that we know and love—a generation of young people that grew up with online video and social media. The phone is their primary screen and they look up to an entirely new breed of creators and stars,” said Fullscreen Founder and CEO George Strompolos. “We’ve created something special for them that feels...

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YouTube star Jimmy Tatro hosting new Uproarious stand-up showcase for Fuse

Fuse is filming a new stand-up showcase series this weekend in Irvine fronted by YouTube star Jimmy Tatro. Uproarious features 30 up-and-coming comedians from both old-school stand-up and new-school social media with both elements included in the series, hosted by Tatro, who himself has attracted 2.5 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, LifeAccordingToJimmy. Tatro also has been seen on the big-screen in 22 Jump Street and Grown Ups 2. TV tapings for Uproarious happen this weekend (April 2-3, 2016) at the Irvine Improv, in case you want to watch and support your favorites on the rise. Here are the...

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