Day: June 9, 2016

Richie Moriarty sings “Alexander Hamilton” from the hit musical Hamilton, via 14 different impersonations

The hit Broadway musical Hamilton will hit peak cultural status this coming weekend with the Tony Awards, and New York City comedian Richie Moriarty pays tribute today with this video of him singing “Alexander Hamilton.” Only Moriarty does it via 14 different celebrity impersonations. Including Adam Sandler, JFK, Christopher Walken, Mickey Mouse, Beaker from The Muppets, Patricia Moriarty (Richie’s Mom), Don Pardo, Tom Brokaw, Jim Parsons, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gilbert Gottfried, Pee-Wee Herman, The Swedish Chef from The Muppets and Marge Simpson. Roll the clip! If you want to see Moriarty live, he and his co-host Matt Catanzano present their “Simply Unemployable Live” show of improv, stand-up and more on June 17...

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Comedy Central will Roast Rob Lowe in the summer of 2016

This just in! Now that Rob Lowe’s The Grinder sadly got disbarred from FOX’s primetime schedule, that leaves his summer schedule open for Comedy Central to roast him. But what if they didn’t? No, of course they will! You Grinder fans get it. But what if they didn’t? OK, now that you’re all on board…quotes from the Comedy Central announcement, freshly arrived in my inbox: “Rob Lowe is handsome, talented, successful and handsome. He needs to be roasted,” said Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central. Lowe added: “What a thrill to once again be following in Justin Bieber’s footsteps. I...

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The Lucas Brothers on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Kenny and Keith Lucas — aka The Lucas Brothers — visited Jimmy Fallon again on Wednesday night to perform on The Tonight Show. This time around, they wondered, if people imagine what life would be like if they were tall enough to play in the NBA, what would NBA players think their lives would be like if they were shorter? They also shared a letter they wrote to Donald Trump about gun activists. “Dear Donald Trump, What’s good?” Nice Bill Murray and Bret Hart T-shirts. Bonus points if you figure out all the buttons on their jackets, too. Roll...

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Comedy Central revamps Key & Peele site for all of your #tbt needs

Comedy Central unveiled a new and improved website for the late, great sketch comedy series, Key & Peele. The site includes everything you saw (or didn’t see) on TV the first time around — including 176 sketches that hadn’t yet made the leap to online archives for sharing and caring. Plus! They’ve added GIFs and memes to really get you in the sharing mood, an illustrated insider’s “Key & Peele Dictionary” and unique website addresses that’ll also get you straight to the site. Among them? liamneesons.com, obamaandluther.com,Isaidbiiiiiiiiiitch.com, meeganandandre.com, insubordinateandchurlish.com, and holygarbanzobeans.com. “Fans constantly ask us when new online content is coming and we’re...

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Episode #96: Kevin Bartini

Kevin Bartini is a stand-up comedian and writer who audiences see first when they attend tapings of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central. Bartini also has warmed up TV audiences for The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, and sometimes now The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He also hosts The Movie Preview Review podcast (part of the ShowBriz Studios network), and spearheaded the years-long effort to successfully rename the New York City block George Carlin grew up on as George Carlin Way. Bartini is in a new Off-Broadway production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” timed...

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