Day: July 27, 2017

Stephen Colbert’s Cartoon Trump earns spinoff sitcom series on Showtime

This past year has seen several late-night TV shows spin off their segments into their own series, and now it’s Stephen Colbert’s turn. Showtime announced today it has ordered 10 half-hour episodes of an untitled animates series starring the Cartoon Donald Trump who has made several appearances over the past year on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS. The Showtime spinoff will premiere this fall, starring Cartoon Trump and his family. From the press release… “the fresh, cutting-edge comedy will present the truish adventures of Trump’s confidants and bon vivants – family, top associates, heads of government,...

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Godfrey will have his own Power Hour weekdays on SiriusXM

High noon will become The Power Hour on SiriusXM come Monday thanks to stand-up comedian Godfrey. SiriusXM announced today that Godfrey will host The Power Hour daily from noon to 1 p.m. Eastern, starting Monday, July 31, broadcasting from New York City on SiriusXM’s Urban View channel (126). A call-in show, it’ll feature dynamic, and often provocative conversations, on politics, pop culture, and social issues in Godfrey’s relaxed, comedic style.  Godfrey will tackle the issues of the day – from race to rap and everything in between – and feature interviews with authors, rappers, politicians and more. “I can’t wait to...

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First look of At Home with Amy Sedaris on truTV

truTV announced a start date for At Home with Amy Sedaris, and debuted a first teaser clip for the show today at the summer TCA tour. At Home with Amy Sedaris will premiere Oct. 24, 2017, and air Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Co-created with longtime comedy partner Paul Dinello, Sedaris will show off her homemaking skills — as previously described in two best-selling books,  “I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence” and “Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People.” Each episode will have a theme and special guest stars. Among them: Scott Adsit, Rachel Dratch, Cole Escola, Jane Krakowski, Heather Lawless, David Pasquesi, Sasheer Zamata, and...

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First impressions: New Faces of Comedy at Just For Laughs Montreal 2017

First things first: The best performances from Wednesday night’s debut New Faces showcases in Montreal came from Taylor Tomlinson, Martin Urbano, Preacher Lawson, Sam Jay and James Austin Johnson. Secondly: The early showcase Wednesday (Group 1) was otherwise solid from top to bottom, despite a lackluster opening by host Sugar Sammy, who didn’t quite warm up the crowd with enthusiastic material and also botched the intro for first comic Jared Fried. Tomlinson, Urbano and Lawson all crushed their sets (you’ve seen Tomlinson on Last Comic Standing and currently hosting Laughs on FOX, and Lawson is this summer’s breakout comedian on...

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Jerry Seinfeld tops Forbes highest-paid comedians list for 2017

The Netflix effect is affecting the list of highest-paid comedians for 2017. That’s the unmistakeable takeaway from the annual assessment by Forbes, which each year tries to make an educated guess at how much comedians have made in the previous fiscal year. Unsurprisingly, Jerry Seinfeld, who’s still raking in residuals for Seinfeld and also making money from his Comedians in Cars webseries as well as a new Netflix special coming later this year, topped this year’s list. Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle all reportedly earned upward of $20 million each for new Netflix hours. Louis CK and Amy...

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