Day: May 26, 2016

When politics imitates parody: The flattering notion of Trump vs. Bernie, but for real in California

Last night, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump (you voted for him) visited Jimmy Kimmel Live, where Kimmel presented a debate challenge from Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. Trump said yes, but only if Sanders pays up, for charity. “If he paid a nice sum toward a charity, I would love to do that.” Trump told Kimmel he’d also agree if a TV network put up the charitable contribution to host. That was also Trump’s reasoning years ago to agree to a Comedy Central Roast of him, by the way. Sanders immediately took Trump’s yes as a firm green-light...

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ACME Comedy Co.’s survival as beloved Minneapolis venue threatened by developers; other regional comedy clubs not so fortunate in past year

ACME Comedy Co., a beloved Minneapolis comedy club by comedians worldwide since it opened 25 years ago, believes it’ll have to close before celebrating its anniversary this November should a planned apartment developer get its way. The club sent out an email alert this week to fans urging them to sign a #SAVEACME petition, and “Acme Comedy Co. must stay in Minneapolis! Protect the charm & character of the North Loop!” has generated 3,859 signatures on Change.org as of this morning. Owner Louis Lee said: “I have owned and operated Acme Comedy Company for nearly 25 years. I love...

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Episode #92: Dan McCoy (live from NYCPodFest 2016)

You may know Dan McCoy as an Emmy-winning writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central and now still writing for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, but you probably hear him more often as the producer and co-host of The Flop House podcast talking about bad movies. Or not getting to talk enough on his own podcast. That all changes here and now. This is a special live edition of the podcast, recorded at the Cake Shop in New York City’s Lower East Side as part of NYCPodFest. Thanks to NYCPodFest founder Jeremy Wein and...

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