Day: December 1, 2016

Matt Ruby: “What I’ve Learned From 10 Years of Doing Stand-Up Comedy”

Longtime reader, first-time contributor. Matt Ruby was one of the first people in New York City to come up to me and email me to acknowledge his support of The Comic’s Comic when I launched the site independently more than nine years ago. Ruby said nice things to me inside Rififi, and got me to notice his own comedy blog, Sandpaper Suit. Ruby since has gone on to perform not just across the city, but everywhere else, too. He co-produces and co-hosts a great back-of-the-bar showcase in Manhattan on Tuesday nights called Hot Soup. He makes and stars in...

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truTV rebrands, new tagline for 2017: “Funny Because It’s tru”

Plenty of cable channels/networks have rebranded and renamed themselves since first launching in the 1980s or 1990s, and now truTV has fully embraced its newer identity as a full-time comedy channel — complete with a new ad campaign and tagline, “Funny Because It’s tru.” The campaign features the following truTV talent: Abbi Crutchfield (You Can Do Better), Adam Cayton-Holland (Those Who Can’t), Adam Conover (Adam Ruins Everything), Amanda Seales (Greatest Ever), Andrea Savage (I’m Sorry), Andrew Orvedahl (Those Who Can’t), Ben Roy(Those Who Can’t), Bobcat Goldthwait (Bobcat Goldthwait’s Messed Up Stories), Brian Quinn (Impractical Jokers), Brooke Van Poppelen (Hack...

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