Day: February 2, 2017

Stand-up comedy by kids or for kids

Perhaps you saw this segment on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, in which Fallon and his guests Judd Apatow and Keanu Reeves acted out stand-up bits submitted by elementary school children? If not, roll the clip and let’s talk afterward! OK. So you may have questions about this. Why? That’s a good place to start. But instead of answering that, let me point out that in this comedy boom, there are more and more kid-friendly comedy shows or outright specifically designed for kid audiences. Just in NYC this weekend and coming up, I know...

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Billy Zane goes Georgia Gold(finger) for KFC in Super Bowl ad battle with Rob Riggle

After cycling through colonels quicker than you get used to them, Kentucky Fried Chicken seemed to settle on Rob Riggle as its TV hypeman dressed up as the late fast-food founder, Col. Harland Sanders. But Riggle’s reign began with the start of the 2016 football season, so it might as well end with the Super Bowl. Right? We’ll find out where KFC goes from here, but for Super Bowl Sunday, Billy Zane has gone Goldfinger — or rather, Georgia Gold — to promote the chicken-seller’s latest promotion (chicken marinated in honey mustard BBQ sauce). Their Colonel vs. Colonel commercial...

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TBS becomes new partner for New York Comedy Festival, bringing Conan and more TV talent to the fest in November 2017

The New York Comedy Festival has a new TV partner: TBS. After spending 2016 relaunching its own comedy brand — and with it the premieres of Angie Tribeca, The Detour, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Wrecked, People of Earth and Search Party – all ranking among cable’s Top 25 new comedies on cable among adults 18-49, TBS now will help promote them and their talent through the NYCF, which celebrates its 14th year this November. TBS replaces Comedy Central as the festival’s official TV partner. Through the new deal, TBS will integrate series talent throughout the festival, help with fan...

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Orny Adams on Conan

Orny Adams literally was all over the place during his stand-up performance on Wednesday’s Conan. Pacing back and forth across the stage, shaking his microphone (which he didn’t need since he already had a lapel mic on his jacket), and finally sitting on the steps in front of Conan’s desk and panel guests, Adams raged against “dumb Millennials” and everything else. Roll it....

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