Day: July 10, 2017

HBO confirms Oct. 1, 2017, return for Curb Your Enthusiasm

It’s all happening. The Emmy®-winning comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm, starring Larry David, returns for its ten-episode ninth season Sunday, Oct. 1 (10-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), on HBO. The show brings back cast favorites Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman and JB Smoove, among many others. Larry David created and executive produces the series with Jeff Garlin and Jeff Schaffer. Roll the...

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Review: Dylan Brody’s Driving Hollywood, at The PIT

Dylan Brody looks like he could be Dana Gould’s big brother. Both in life and in comedy. They’re both funnier and smarter than even the above-average stand-up comedian, still funny more than three decades after they started hitting the comedy club stages, and perhaps more appreciated by their peers than by the masses. But as Brody says in his one-man show, Dylan Brody’s Driving Hollywood, his own resume only “looks like he’s important” if you’re not reading it from Los Angeles. Inside the belly of the beast that is Hollywood, however, highlighting your gigs writing Jay Leno’s monologues for The Tonight...

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2017 JFL Awards going to Jim Carrey, Trevor Noah, Mike Birbiglia, Ali Wong, Craig Ferguson and Kenya Barris

As part of its 35th edition, Just For Laughs Montreal will bestow special awards to Jim Carrey, Trevor Noah, Mike Birbiglia, Ali Wong, Craig Ferguson and Kenya Barris. Generation Award: Jim Carrey Comedy Person of the Year: Trevor Noah (in 2017, he’s released a Netflix special, Afraid of the Dark, and a new book, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, in addition to hosting The Daily Show on Comedy Central) Stand-Up Comedian of the Year: Mike Birbiglia (currently touring his new show, “The New One,” after releasing a critically-acclaimed Netflix special this past year, Thank God For Jokes)...

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Episode #162: I Mom So Hard (Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley)

Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley had mutual friends growing up in Nebraska, but didn’t meet each other until they were both aspiring comedic actresses in Los Angeles. Hensley has appeared in shows such as Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Smedley has appeared in several TV commercials. But together, they’ve built up a fan base of more than a million Facebook followers for their video series, I Mom So Hard. They talked to me about why they went to Facebook first instead of YouTube, and how they’ve adapted in just a year to performing for sold-out audiences across...

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