Day: June 7, 2016

Comedy Central announces lineup for The Goddamn Comedy Jam special

The Goddamn Comedy Jam has been making the rounds of major North American comedy festivals for the past year (next stop: Bonnaroo!), and later this month, will film its first hourlong special for Comedy Central. The Goddamn Comedy Jam TV special will feature Pete Davidson, Adam Devine, Jim Jefferies, Natasha Leggero and Jay Pharoah, and film June 21, 2016, at the Avalon in Hollywood. You can find info and free tickets here. It airs later in 2016. The format finds each comedian telling a funny story, and tying it somehow to a hit song, which he or she then belts out backed...

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Bo Burnham doubles down against celebrity culture, and shines more light on his Netflix special, “Make Happy”

Celebrity isn’t so much a foreign concept to Bo Burnham, now close to a decade since YouTube thrust him and his musically comedic skills into the limelight and our broader public consciousness. But how the famous interact with the rest of us continues to intrigue and puzzle Burnham, and in his third (and final?) stand-up comedy special, Make Happy on Netflix, the 25-year-old explores and pokes holes in the very nature of modern-day celebrity behavior. Read my review on Decider for my full take on Burnham’s “Make Happy,” which came out on Friday. It’s not new territory for Burnham,...

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