Day: October 17, 2017

Julia Scotti on releasing her first comedy album, a year after coming out transgender on “America’s Got Talent”

A year ago, Julia Scotti was coming off of a career high Rick Scotti could only dream about. Rick had headlined comedy clubs and opened for the likes of Lou Rawls and Frankie Valli, but this Jersey funny boy wasn’t living in the truth. Approaching age 50, the comedian transitioned and became Julia, and started a new life and career away from the stage. Julia Scotti couldn’t stay away from comedy forever, and began performing once more in 2011. And in 2016, Julia celebrated her coming out on a nationally televised scale as a contestant and eventual quarterfinalist on...

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TBS announces live programming as part of 2017 New York Comedy Festival

In its first year as the TV partner for the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), TBS will create the TBS Comedy HUB inside the new PUBLIC Hotel in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The TBS Comedy HUB will serve as NYCF HQ, where fans and festivalgoers alike can check out comedy panels and more for free from Nov. 7-12, 2017. “With the launch of the TBS Comedy Hub, we continue to evolve our brand across a growing ecosystem of screens and platforms. Our partnership with the New York Comedy Festival further allows fans to interact with TBS talent and TBS series...

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Comedy Central orders up two new comedy series: “The Other Two” and “South Side”

The former co-head writers of Saturday Night Live didn’t have to wait long to launch their next project, as Comedy Central has ordered The Other Two from Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider to series. The network simultaneously announced the order of South Side, from brothers Bashir and Sultan Salahuddin, to series. Here are descriptions of the new series… The Other Two Created by, written by and executive produced by Kelly and Schneider, The Other Two stars Drew Tarver (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) as a 29-year-old aspiring actor wondering why he can’t get better auditions than “Man At Party Who Smells Fart,” and Heléne...

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