Day: March 20, 2017

Here are your comedians recording half-hour specials for Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents… in 2017

Remember when seemingly every comedian who ever called him or herself a comedian taped half-hour submissions earlier over the winter? They started finding out from Comedy Central last week, and here’s the full list of stand-ups recording what’s now being called Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents… These first 14 half-hours also will return to the scene of last year’s fifth season of The Half Hour, The Civic Theatre in New Orleans. Tapings scheduled nightly at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. from April 19-22. Go here for free tickets! Congrats to all! Joel Kim Booster Adam Cayton-Holland Anthony DeVito Jo Firestone Solomon Georgio Sam...

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Tim & Eric launching a 10th anniversary of Awesome tour

Tim Heidecker, last heard mocking President Trump with a new song called “Mar-A-Lago,” is reuniting with his old comedy partner Eric Wareheim for a “10  Year Awesome Anniversary Tour” to celebrate the decade since they began starring in Adult Swim’s Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! “It’s been 10 years. We are heading out to see our chips across the USA and celebrate this incredible decade of Tim and Eric with a number of new spoofs and goofs, riffs and bits, songs and dances and hope to create memories to last a lifetime.” Tim and Eric 10 Year Anniversary...

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Dave Chappelle addresses the students of Allen University, where his great-grandfather served as president

Dave Chappelle noted the irony of speaking to students recently at Allen University, a historically black college in South Carolina where his great-grandfather Bishop William David Chappelle had served as president (and whose name adorns the administration building and auditorium where he spoke), since he’s the first in his family not to even attend college. But Chappelle still had words of wisdom for the students, as he has become more reflective and active offstage in the past decade. What he told them: “For all the things that I’ve done, I’m most renowned for what I didn’t do. I’ve made decisions...

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Don Rickles to star in AARP Studios series, “Dinner with Don”

Jerry Seinfeld may drive comedians in cars to get coffee, but Don Rickles — who has appeared on Seinfeld’s Crackle-now-Netflix series — will skip the car ride and go straight to dinner, thank you very much. AARP Studios announced its first official series, Dinner With Don, headlined by the 90-year-old comedian. No TV/streaming network is attached yet, but Rickles will dine with friends and fellow comedians while featuring old footage of their work and his in each episode, which will shoot in famous old and classic Hollywood restaurants. Guests for the first season will include Billy Crystal, Robert De...

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Episode #143: Gina Yashere

Gina Yashere first came to the attention of Americans in 2007 when she appeared on season five of Last Comic Standing (the first international season, which also featured finalists Amy Schumer, Doug Benson, Lavell Crawford and winner Jon Reep). But Yashere already had plenty of successful experience with comedy contests in her native England, a finalist for the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year and then on The Big Big Talent Show. The daughter of Nigerian immigrants, Yashere rose from elevator engineer to sketch comedy player on The Lenny Henry Show, to the first and only British comedian...

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