Day: July 5, 2017

Essential quotes from each of the six stand-ups in Netflix’s “The Standups”

After reviewing so many hourlong comedy “specials” over the past couple of years, it’s so refreshing to see some of my favorite stand-up comedians putting out half-hours for Netflix. All killer, no filler. You can read my review of Netflix’s The Standups on Decider. Here are quotes from each of the six half-hours in The Standups that help clue you into their half-hours, in their own words: Nate Bargatze: “Hey, do you think if I told people I was buying a hammock, is that going to come off like I’m bragging?” Fortune Feimster: “I am a woman. So do...

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R.I.P. Stevie Ryan (1984-2017)

Stevie Ryan, one of the first YouTubers to score her own comedy series on TV, has died. She was 33. Ryan, born June 2, 1984, and raised in Victorville, Calif., moved to Los Angeles at age 19 to pursue a career in show business. After booking various commercial projects, her YouTube videos caught the eye of New Wave Dynamics back in 2010. They developed Ryan’s videos into a sketch comedy series, Stevie TV, which aired from 2012-2013 on VH1. She later co-hosted a talk show, Sex with Brody, for E! with Brody Jenner and Dr. Mike Dow in 2015. We're...

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