Day: April 17, 2017

UCB theaters in Los Angeles and New York City hosting fundraising comedy events for Callisto, Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Upright Citizens Brigade theaters in Los Angeles and New York City will host two special comedy fundraisers next week to support Sexual Assault Awareness Month, with proceeds benefiting Callisto, a nonprofit creating technology that empowers survivors of sexual assault to make the reporting decisions that are right for them. The shows, called “Enthusiastic Consent: A Comedy Show to Stop Perverts,” will be held Sunday, April 23, 2017, at UCB Sunset in Los Angeles with performances by Golden Globe winner Rachel Bloom, plus Chris Redd, Eliza Skinner, Beth Stelling, Jenny Yang, Bombardier, The New Deal and more; and Monday, April...

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FOX renewing Showtime At The Apollo with host Steve Harvey for weekly series in 2016-2017

FOX’s two Showtime at the Apollo specials over the winter convinced the network to bring back the variety showcase competition on a weekly basis in primetime for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. Which means Steve Harvey will be even busier this fall. “We all had such a blast on the two specials that aired earlier this season that we thought it really deserved being a weekly event,” Harvey said in a statement announcing the new deal. “But our mission is a little different this time around: Instead of just putting on a great show, we’re going to do that and...

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Going Hollywood: Meet Thomas Dale again

People were going Hollywood long before Bing Crosby starred in the 1933 film musical Going Hollywood. Certainly, though, countless unknowns have packed their bags and moved to Los Angeles in the years and decades since then, hoping for show business to discover them and make them a star! New York City may be the city everyone goes to make it there before making it everywhere, but Hollywood remains the place where stars are born and made. It’s Show Business, USA. This is a recurring feature, a complementary West Coast version of Meet Me In New York, The Comic’s Comic’s...

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Episode #147: Ian Harvie

Ian Harvie came out to his family three times in Maine, as gay at 19, as transgender at 22, and as a stand-up comedian at 33. Now a trans man in his 40s, Harvie produced one of the best stand-up specials of 2016, Seeso’s May the Best Cock Win. In between, he met Margaret Cho thanks to MySpace, eventually becoming her opening act across North America, taking his own solo shows to the Melbourne comedy festival and San Francisco Sketchfest, starting his own comedy festival back home in Maine, and appearing onscreen in Amazon’s award-winning series, Transparent, and ABC’s...

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