Day: June 23, 2016

Episode #100: Doug Stanhope

Welcome to our 100th episode together of The Comic’s Comic Presents Last Things First. This isn’t like the other episodes, and not just because it’s our 100th episode – I mean, is any sit-down with Doug Stanhope normal, exactly? Even though Stanhope and I haven’t sat down together in more than five years, he called me out the second he saw me across the room at the end of his own podcast at the inaugural Skankfest in Long Island City. “He’s going to ask me questions,” Stanhope announced to the crowd. “And I’m going to dodge all of them.”...

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Joel Kim Booster’s debut on Conan

Joel Kim Booster made his Conan debut on Wednesday, and explained what it was like growing up as an adopted Korean baby in the Midwest U.S. in the 1980s. For instance: “I knew I was gay before I knew I was Asian.” He also reports that the Midwest sensibilities can be just as insensitive as the South: “All the hatred and violence, but no sweet tea. So what’s the point?” If only he could play hard to get. Roll the...

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Stephen Colbert to broadcast LIVE editions of The Late Show during 2016 GOP, Democratic conventions

“We’ll do it live!” Stephen Colbert presided over a live edition of The Late Show on CBS this February following Super Bowl 50, and he’s hosted a rare live episode in late-night here and there as well. So why not take advantage of the anticipated political fireworks that’ll go off this July in Cleveland and Philadelphia during the Republican and Democratic parties national conventions? That’s the plan, announced late Wednesday. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will broadcast live in late-night (11:35 p.m. live for the East Coast, and 10:35 p.m. live for the Central time zone; taped for the...

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Kevin Hart releases own Nike sneaker, inks six-figure video deal with Facebook Live

In yet more signs that Kevin Hart’s comedic star power continues to reach previously unseen heights for other stand-up comedians, the Philadelphia native just released his very own brand of Nike sneaker, signed a six-figure contract to produce live-streaming videos for Facebook, and put out the trailer for his latest stand-up concert film, which shows him performing in a football stadium filled with 53,000 fans. That should put every other comedian’s career in perspective. Hart’s new Facebook Live deal was revealed Wednesday by the Wall Street Journal, which obtained a document that included some $50 million in contracts Facebook...

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