Day: October 18, 2017

Chelsea Handler calling it quits on her Netflix talk show

After a year and a half off of TV and onto Netflix, Chelsea Handler has had enough of the talk show circuit. Handler called it quits today, although weekly episodes of Chelsea will continue on Netflix through the end of 2017. The next episode shows up Friday, so expect to hear her talk much more about her decision then. In the meantime, here’s her statement: “Like so many across the country, the past presidential election and the countless events that have unfolded since have galvanized me. From the national level down to the grassroots, it’s clear our decisions at...

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Sebastian Maniscalco announces 2018 theater tour: Stay Hungry

Sebastian Maniscalco has seen his profile and his income raise in the past year, hitting the annual Forbes magazine list of the world’s highest-paid comedians in 2017 and “Stand Up Comedian of the Year” at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival. In 2018, Maniscalco is hitting the road with a new theater tour called Stay Hungry that starts in Montreal. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday via sebastianlive.com. “The Stay Hungry tour marks the release of my book while I also venture into this new chapter of my life: being a dad. Lately, I’ve found myself reflecting on my path and all...

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Ricky Gervais Is Deadly Sirius starts weekly radio show Oct. 24, 2017

Ricky Gervais, one of the first comedians to have a hit podcast, is returning to the booth to record a new weekly show exclusively for SiriusXM. Ricky Gervais Is Deadly Sirius will premiere next Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at 11 a.m. ET. His one-hour show will air weekly on Comedy Greats channel 94, broadcast from London, New York City and anywhere else around the world Gervais may be that week. “I started out in radio, and SiriusXM made me an offer to return that I couldn’t refuse,” Gervais said. “With 32 million subscribers, editorial control, my own playlist and absolute freedom of...

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Jim Jefferies apologizes on-air to women: “We can do better”

The Jim Jefferies Show has pleasantly surprised since its start earlier this year on Comedy Central. On last night’s episode, Jefferies did what hardly anyone else in late-night comedy has dared to do — take the jokes about Harvey Weinstein and reflect them back upon himself. After skewering Weinstein, Hollywood culture for knowing about his openly secret perversions, and FOX News for ignoring its own history while trying to make it a political issue, Jefferies took the opportunity to apologize for himself and for men. Realizing it’s up to men to do better. Here’s his apology: “My act is...

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