Day: August 24, 2016

NBC Playground will air sitcom pilots for “Imaginary Friend” and “Sunset PPL” in late-night after Late Night

Imaginary Friend and Sunset PPL will each get their pilot episodes on broadcast network TV next week. In late night. After Late Night with Seth Meyers. Remember how NBC introduced the NBC Playground (after first calling it the Comedy Playground without realizing that already was a thing) and promised to find “the next groundbreaking comedy idea” and bring it to the TV? Well, better late than never — not to be confused with the currently-airing celebreality series on NBC of that same name — the actual Peacock Network will air the pilots of the two winners selected way back...

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South Park 20 Experience opens at Paley Center in Beverly Hills

The 20th anniversary season of South Park on Comedy Central launches a special interactive exhibit, South Park 20 Experience, today at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills — complete with free Salisbury steak for the first 100 people through the door today. Matt Stone and Trey Parker first got South Park on Comedy Central in August 1997, figuratively hot off the heels off their smashing success of a 1995 video Christmas card for a FOX executive. Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny have been lampooning current events ever since. Before season 20 debuts this September, the South Park...

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Michelle Wolf’s “So Brave” lone American show nominated for 2016 Edinburgh Fringe “Edinburgh Comedy Awards”

Congrats to Michelle Wolf on being named today as one of the best newcomers to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! With the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe coming to a close this weekend, the annual Edinburgh Comedy Awards announced their shortlisted nominees today for the major honors of Best Comedy Show 2016 and Best Newcomer 2016 — with Wolf the lone American to make the cut this August. Here are this year’s nominees. Winners announced Saturday. Best Comedy Show 2016 Al Porter: At Large James Acaster: Reset Kieran Hodgson: Maestro Nish Kumar: Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Unless You Shout The Words Real Loud Randy Writes...

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For Dave Chappelle’s 43rd birthday, a surprise run of NYC shows for you

Happy Birthday, Dave Chappelle! Chappelle turns 43 today, and surprise surprise, a bunch of dates this coming week just went on sale minutes ago to see Chappelle perform stand-up in New York City. Shows for Aug. 29-30 and Sept. 1 at the Gramercy Theatre reportedly all sold out within seconds! But you could still grab a ticket to see Chappelle this Aug. 28 or Aug. 31 at the Cutting Room. But act...

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Julia Scotti’s quarterfinals performance live on America’s Got Talent 2016

America’s Got Talent returned to NBC following the two-week break for the Summer Olympics, with the final live quarterfinal performances — which included stand-up comedian Julia Scotti. Scotti joked about how she’s getting older, her prospects for finding a man are not only getting less optimistic, but also getting more narrow as her own desires become more specific. We’ll find out tonight if Scotti received enough votes from you viewers to make it through to the next round. Roll the...

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