Day: July 20, 2016

6-year-old Nathan Bockstahler’s “Judge Cuts” performance on America’s Got Talent 2016

In case you forgot, this 11th season of America’s Got Talent on NBC features a 6-year-old stand-up comedian in California kid Nathan Bockstahler. For his callback audition during the “Judge Cuts” round on Wednesday night’s episode, Bockstahler certainly didn’t forget his 70 seconds of hot jokes about his parents lying to him. He may be cute. He may be able to memorize some lines. But the judges did, in fact, cut him, so he won’t be one of the final 36 acts competing in the live shows next month. Roll the...

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Keegan-Michael Key talks improv with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show

In a live conversation on Tuesday’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, host Colbert looked forward to sitting down with guest Keegan-Michael Key to talk about his new movie, Don’t Think Twice, because it’s rooted in improv comedy. Of course, Colbert, like Key, got his start at The Second City. They joked about funny improv troupe names — Key noted Hans Christian Yes Andersen, as well as his own home group out of Second City Detroit, The 313, while Colbert shouted out Cardiff Giant and their show, LBJFKKK. Colbert pointed out how Key’s life mirrors parts of...

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R.I.P. Garry Marshall (1934-2016)

Garry Marshall, the writer/director responsible for creating a slew of classic TV sitcoms in the 1970s-1980s, then followed that up by helming several hit comedy movies over a generation, died Tuesday following complications from a series of strokes. Marshall was 81. Among his TV creations: The Odd Couple, Happy Days,┬áLaverne & Shirley, and Mork & Mindy. Marshall was born in the Bronx on Nov. 13, 1934, to a family that had changed its surname from Masciarelli. His father, Anthony Masciarelli, directed industrial films. His younger sister, Penny, would herself go into show business, too, starring in Garry’s Laverne &...

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AMC renews multiyear deal with Chris Hardwick for “Talking” franchise and more

Chris Hardwick will be Talking television with AMC’s audiences for years to come. The cable channel announced a new multiyear deal with Hardwick that extends his relationship with AMC — not only to host the Talking Dead, Talking Saul, Talking Preacher and other after-show series, but also to develop new series for the channel over the next three years. “There is simply nobody better than Chris Hardwick at doing what he does,” said Joel Stillerman, President of Original Programming and Development for AMC and SundanceTV. “He’s first and foremost a true fan, and his contagious enthusiasm for AMC content,...

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