Day: December 20, 2017

Discovery spins off Cash Cab into an elevator with webseries game show, Cash Lift

After successfully reviving Cash Cab this month with original host Ben Bailey accompanied by celebrity cameos in his NYC taxi cab, the Discovery series has launched an online companion game show, set in an elevator. Cash Lift, hosted by comedians Alex Weber and Zainab Johnson, who surprise hotel guests. They’re not in the elevator themselves, but rather the comedians ask the trivia questions through a speaker, with hotel guest contestants answering as many questions as they can before reaching their floor. If they get a question wrong, they win nothing, and head back down to the lobby. There are...

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Facebook Watch debuts new episodes of Loosely Exactly Nicole

Facebook Watch has unveiled its first new episode today of *Loosely Exactly Nicole after acquiring the Nicole Byer sitcom from MTV earlier this year. The semi-autobiographical series follows Byer, playing herself, in Hollywood as she attempts to live out her dreams, both professionally and personally. The series Facebook page stats as of today’s second season premiere: 141,638 people like this 251,020 people follow this New episodes will debut on Wednesdays. S2:E1 Nicole vs Veronica When Nicole’s career starts to take off (sort of), her friendship with Veronica is tested (kind of). Posted by Loosely Exactly Nicole on Tuesday, December...

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SiriusXM will broadcast weeklong tribute to Don Rickles: Happy Holidays, Dummy

The legendary Don Rickles, who died earlier this year at the age of 90, will get feted each day next week in a special weeklong tribute from SiriusXM called Happy Holidays, Dummy. Starting on Christmas Day, each day of Happy Holidays, Dummy will feature rarely heard, exclusive audio from the comedian’s lengthy career on SiriusXM Comedy Greats channel 94. It all kicks off at 6 p.m. Eastern Monday with Ron Bennington hosting a new documentary on Rickles, “A Life in Comedy.” Among the stars reflecting on what Rickles meant to them personally and professionally: Bob Newhart, Judd Apatow, John Stamos, Bob...

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Comedy Central cans Gorburger as T.J. Miller faces renewed sexual assault allegations

Coincidentally or not, we learned Comedy Central had canceled a weekly late-night series, The Gorburger Show with T.J. Miller, on the same day we learned of old accusations of sexual assault and abuse at the hands of Miller, including choking, punching and rape. The Daily Beast reported on Miller’s treatment of a college girlfriend at George Washington University between 2001-2003, which led to a private hearing in a student court on campus and an undisclosed resolution. “He just tried a lot of things without asking me, and at no point asked me if I was all right,” the woman...

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Tyler Fischer presents the Bill Burr Comedy MasterClass

You could spend $90 for an online MasterClass in comedy from Steve Martin, sure. But what if you’re looking for inspiration from someone more contemporary in stand-up comedy circles, someone who can guide you through the rough and tumble world of the road in 2018? You’re probably going to seek out a guy like Bill Burr. If you cannot find or afford Burr, and if you cannot imagine Burr ever saying yes to teaching you about comedy, because you know better, then Tyler Fischer is here for you. With the growing success of the annual Halloween Schtick or Treat...

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