Day: April 4, 2016

Michelle Wolf joins The Daily Show as writer/contributor

Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah has poached a top writer/contributor from Late Night with Seth Meyers, announcing Michelle Wolf has joined TDS as a writer and on-air contributor. The hiring happened last week, but Comedy Central waited until after last week’s Upfronts to make the announcement. Wolf was a writing supervisor for Late Night with Seth Meyers, made her late-night stand-up debut on the show in 2014, and also appeared regularly in sketches during the show’s earlier incarnation — including “Grown-Up Annie” and Cassandra in the game show “Fake or Florida.” She currently stars in two...

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TBS gives Full Frontal with Samantha Bee full-year extension with 26 additional weeks

Samantha Bee will re-emerge from her own spring break at TBS knowing full well that Full Frontal has a full year of Monday nights to look forward to. TBS announced today it had ordered 26 additional weekly episodes of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, for a total of 39 episodes in 2016. “Stay crazy America, I’ll be here all year!” Bee said. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’s first seven Monday night episodes grew viewers week to week over the first six weeks, with an average of 3.7 million viewers combined on TV and online. The Live+7 averages: 1 million in adults 18-49,...

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Episode #78: Bill Dawes

Bill Dawes has played Paul Hornung and Mickey Mantle in separate Broadway productions, and recently wrapped a run as famed Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. He plays a struggling stand-up comedian trying to pitch a TV series in his latest role, the independent movie Before The Sun Explodes, which premiered at 2016’s SXSW festival in Austin. Dawes knows more than a little bit about stand-up, having performed for the military on USO tours, holding down a regular gig for years at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, and even trying to help Tucker Max adapt his bestseller into a feature film....

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