Day: May 31, 2016

Tape Face auditions for America’s Got Talent 2016

Tape Face — aka The Boy With Tape On His Face — won the Panel Award at Edinburgh Fringe in 2012, and has won multiple awards from Chortle and from the Adelaide Fringe. So it’s about time for him to conquer America, yes? That’s the plan. And it began tonight on the 2016 season premiere of America’s Got Talent on NBC, where the judges didn’t know what to make of him. Is he a mime? Not exactly. “He’s brilliant!” Howie Mandel exclaimed as Tape Face revealed the true nature of his act. Roll the clip!...

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Nathan Bockstahler, 6-year-old comedian auditions for America’s Got Talent 2016

Kids say the darnedest things if they can memorize them. And America’s Got Talent had no shame opening its 2016 season with a 6-year-old kid telling jokes. Meet Nathan Bockstahler. He’s cute. He knows how to interact with the judges — asking for one million Legos instead of $1 million when he wins the grand prize — and then telling jokes about how he supposedly has ADHD, and how his mom’s name isn’t even Mom. Give the kid extra credit for knowing mind explosions. Now prepare for your own mind to be blown. Roll the clip!...

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Toronto’s JFL42 2016 includes Jim Gaffigan, Tig Notaro, Trevor Noah, Jim Jefferies, Roseanne Barr, Anthony Jeselnik, Demetri Martin and Chris D’Elia

Just For Laughs has announced the lineup for its fifth annual edition of JFL42, a 42-show headliner┬ástand-up comedy festival held at the end of September in Toronto. Getting top billing in 2016? Jim Gaffigan, Tig Notaro, Trevor Noah, Jim Jefferies, Roseanne Barr, Anthony Jeselnik, Demetri Martin and Chris D’Elia. Of course, so many of these other comedians could be highlighted at the top, too!┬áMaria Bamford, Craig Robinson, Natasha Leggero, Margaret Cho, Jim Norton, Todd Barry, Neal Brennan, Emo Philips, Andy Kindler, Ron Funches, Big Jay Oakerson, Nate Bargatze, and more. JFL42 this year runs from Sept. 22 through Oct....

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