Day: June 16, 2016

Hasan Minhaj’s address at the 2016 RTCA Dinner

While U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) held the Congressional floor for a filibuster lasting some 15 hours yesterday into the night to force his colleagues to vote on reasonable gun-control legislation, the radio and TV correspondents who cover Congress were holding their annual dinner. Funny, right? Funnier still, many more people than usually know C-SPAN2 even exists began tuning in to that station to watch Murphy and his supporters filibuster, while comedian and The Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj was addressing the RTCA on regular ol’ C-SPAN. Minhaj followed Ohio Governor and failed Republican presidential candidate John Kasich at...

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Amy Schumer and friends pose for Vogue; in career-swap, Vogue editor Anna Wintour does stand-up

Amy Schumer graces the cover of Vogue for its July 2016 issue, and in an accompanying video sketch written by Schumer, she and Vogue editor Anna Wintour trade places for a few minutes. Which means we now have footage of Wintour performing stand-up at The Comedy Cellar. Schumer’s friends Rachel Feinstein, Marina Franklin and Keith Robinson appear in the sketch video. And in one of Annie Leibovitz’s photos for the Vogue spread, Schumer also gathers Bridget Everett, Jim Norton and Colin Quinn into the picture (as seen above). Lots of amazing quotes and colorful details from the writer who...

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Episode #98: Big Jay Oakerson

Jay Oakerson’s first TV credit was on BET. Big Jay started stand-up comedy in all-black rooms in Philadelphia, and now he’s playing to everyone while often relying on his sharp wit to riff with the crowds in the moment. He hosts an all-crowd-work series Big Jay Oakerson’s What’s Your F@#king Deal, on the NBC digital comedy platform SeeSo, and his previous credits include multiple stories on Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening, and appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Comedy Underground with Dave Attell. Big Jay currently co-hosts “The Bonfire” on SiriusXM satellite radio every Monday and...

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Here are your celebrity panelists for the 2016 reboot of Match Game on ABC

Match Game finally is back. The 2016 version, premiering Sunday June 26, 2016, on ABC, began taping new episodes in America for the first time since BLANK (real answer: since 1999, or this century!) yesterday in New York City, so we now know at least six of the celebrities who’ll join host Alec Baldwin in the game-show fun. As you can see in this photo from the set, one of the night’s two rows of celebs will feature Horatio Sanz, Rosie O’Donnell and Isaac Mizrahi. ABC and FremantleMedia North America, who’s producing the Match Game reboot, also announced a...

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