Day: October 24, 2016

Bill Maher to deliver Trump-targeted comedy show, “Whiny Little Bitch,” via Facebook Live

When Bill Maher takes the stage in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, you won’t have to be in the seats at Largo to see or hear Maher take on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Maher’s set, #WhinyLittleBitch, will livestream exclusively on Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/Maher and www.facebook.com/ATTN). “I had this killer set on Trump, and before his campaign expires and takes my material with it, I wanted to share it with Facebook folks – you know, the real world,” Maher said. Maher’s #WhinyLittleBitch set about Trump will come at you less than a week before Election...

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Conan in NYC week 2016 announces special guests for Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2016

Straight from the press release desk at TBS! TBS‘s late-night show CONAN will be heading back to New York City for the first time since 2011 for a week of shows airing Oct. 31 – Nov. 3. Joining host Conan O’Brienduring the week will be special guests Louis C.K., Ryan Reynolds and Tracy Morgan, along with comedian Rory Scovel, the band The Sugar Hill Gang and more. Taped at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater, the week of episodes will kick off the beginning of CONAN’s eighth year on TBS, a division of Turner. It will also continue O’Brien’s string of innovative road show...

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SNL mocks sad shows masquerading as sitcoms or TV comedy to win awards

CBS broadcasts the most popular sitcoms on TV, but all of the Emmys and Golden Globes for best comedy series recently have gone to series that aren’t necessarily all that funny. Go figure! So Saturday Night Live got two-for-one when it made this parody of shows such as Amazon’s Transparent by promoting this supposed new CBS “comedy,” Broken. File this under: It’s funny because it’s true. Roll the...

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Greg Fitzsimmons pays tribute to his lifelong friend and mentor, Kevin Meaney

Greg Fitzsimmons first met Kevin Meaney when Fitzsimmons was just a kid, and Meaney was just a teenaged waiter at the country club the Fitzsimmons belonged to in Westchester County. After Meaney died suddenly on Friday at the age of 60, Fitzsimmons paid tribute to his lifelong friend and mentor over the weekend, first on Facebook, and then via his podcast, FitzDog Radio. Read it and weep, and then laugh, and then weep some more. And listen up here: Fitzdog Radio – Kevin Meaney RIP My friend Kevin Meaney died yesterday. I’m numb and am selfishly thinking about what...

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“Barry Crimmins: Whatever Threatens You,” released by Louis C.K.

Barry Crimmins calls his new stand-up special, released in video and audio versions Sunday night by Louis C.K. (who directed and produced it), the “Best spesh by a progressive, rabble-rousing, bigot-baiting,trauma-surviving comic this week!!” Here’s what CK had to say about releasing Barry Crimmins: Whatever Threatens You (it’s his third release for someone else following a CD for Tig Notaro and a documentary tour film for Todd Barry), and also a note on the passing of fellow legendary Boston comedian Kevin Meaney: I’m writing you today because I’m offering something new on my website. This time it’s not me. It’s a...

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