Day: April 25, 2016

black-ish, Master of None, Transparent, UnReal among 75th annual Peabody Awards winners

Congratulations to black-ish, Master of None, Transparent and UnReal, among the TV programs honored this year in the 75th annual edition of The Peabody Awards. The Peabody Awards, from University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, honor excellence in broadcasting. Other honorees for 2016 include the film Beasts of No Nation, and TV series Mr. Robot, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, The Leftovers, and Wolf Hall. Keegan-Michael Key will preside over the actual ceremony honoring the winners, held in May in New York City, for broadcast on the Pivot cable channel on June 6, 2016. Here are the Peabody Awards citations for this...

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Saturday Night Live officially embracing branded content in sketches for season 42

Saturday Night Live has mocked advertising and our relationship with it over 41 seasons. From the first season’s Bass-O-Matic, down through the years from Mom Jeans to Bad Idea Jeans, Schmitts Gay beer and Colon Blow cereal. But now, for every fake ad SNL may air after the guest host’s monologue or later in the episode, the venerable sketch comedy series may write a satirical version of an actual ad campaign for an actual company such as Starbucks or Totino’s. Their sketches have become incorporated into actual products, such as Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors; their characters, spokespeople for actual companies...

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Episode #83: Ophira Eisenberg

As seen on HBO’s Girls, Ophira Eisenberg hosts The Moth‘s monthly Story Slam in New York City, as well as various Moth events around the United States. You also can hear her weekly on NPR as host of the trivia game show, Ask Me Another. Her memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy, was optioned for a feature film. She’s come a long way from Alberta, Canada — where, it turns out, she performed as a child in the opening ceremonies at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. So let’s get to it! http://traffic.libsyn.com/thecomicscomic/Ophira20Eisenberg20Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window...

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