Day: May 1, 2017

Norman Lear hosts a podcast now: “All of the Above” on PodcastOne

At 94, comedy legend Norman Lear is just now joining the podcast fray with his own talk show, “All of the Above,” which debuted today on PodcastOne. Lear’s first episode welcomed guest Amy Poehler to talk about her upcoming movie with Will Ferrell, The House. Paul Hipp not only wrote the song for Lear’s podcast theme music, but also serves as Lear’s sidekick on the podcast. Upcoming guests will include Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jerrod Carmichael. You also can hear me interview Norman Lear for my podcast, The Comic’s Comic Presents Last Things First, right...

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The importance of mental health: Comedians talk to Chris Gethard

Chris Gethard’s one-man show, Career Suicide, premieres this coming Saturday on HBO. But May 1 also marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Month, so Gethard sat down with fellow comedians Wyatt Cenac, Patti Harrison, Aparna Nancherla and Phoebe Robinson to explore different paths and experiences in dealing with depression and anxiety from a variety of perspectives. “We all just want to know that we’re not alone, and that we’re heard,” Robinson told Gethard. Roll the...

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Canada’s Baroness von Sketch Show will come to America via IFC

Baroness von Sketch Show has won multiple Canadian Screen Awards, and now their sketch comedy will cross the border to America thanks to IFC. IFC announced it has acquired the CBC sketch comedy series and will air 13 episodes of the first two seasons later this summer. Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen star in Baroness von Sketch Show, a single-cam satire. Its members came out of Second City. Their show has been called “The Best Comedy You’ve Never Seen” from Indiewire.   From the press release: Baroness von Sketch Show is produced by Frantic Films and...

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Episode #149: Joe DeRosa

Joe DeRosa started his comedy career in the urban rooms of Philadelphia, and not long after he moved to New York City he earned a spot touring with Dave Chappelle. With Bill Burr and Robert Kelly, DeRosa co-wrote and starred in a short film called CHEAT, which they also turned into a book. DeRosa also has written for TV shows including The Pete Holmes Show and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp; and like Burr, he also has ties to the Breaking Bad universe, appearing onscreen as the veterinarian Dr. Caldera on AMC’s Better Call Saul. He...

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