Day: January 15, 2018

Hear Nikki Glaser on morning radio live on SiriusXM’s Comedy Central Radio

Comedy Central soon will have its own live morning radio show: You Up with Nikki Glaser. Glaser, who previously hosted a primetime TV talker, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, on Comedy Central in 2016, will host live Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon Eastern (7 to 9 a.m. Pacific) with her friend and opening act, Tom Thakkar, as her on-air sidekick. The official description: Fans will get to listen in as Glaser and her best friend and touring buddy, Tom Thakkar, do what they’ve been doing in comedy club greenrooms across the country for years: oversharing about...

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Neither late-night talk show nor podcast, David Letterman’s new Netflix series is better than both

When Johnny Carson retired into the late-night sunset, never to be seen again except for a rare appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, I was OK with that. But Letterman retiring didn’t seem exactly right. Certainly he couldn’t keep up with the Jimmy Fallons or James Cordens. Certainly he never wanted to learn Twitter or Facebook. His displeasure with all of that was noticeably obvious. But Letterman was just hitting a second or third stride as an interviewer, as someone who had opinions about society, celebrity and politics, and when he had a guest who intrigued him,...

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Looks like Conan O’Brien is heading to Haiti for his next TBS special

If this Tweet from Conan O’Brien on Sunday is any indication, look for his next #ConanWithoutBorders TBS special to come direct from Haiti. Still reeling from @realDonaldTrump’s very negative Yelp review of Haiti, which means I’ll love it. Headed to Haiti later this week to explore and make some new friends. Stay tuned for my report. #ConanWithoutBorders — Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) January 14, 2018 Conan previously has visited Cuba, Korea, Israel, Mexico, Germany and...

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Aziz Ansari alleges “completely consensual” sex in #MeToo allegation

Aziz Ansari, who just won a Golden Globe last week for starring in his Netflix series, Master of None, and who wrote a best-selling book about “Modern Romance,” has responded to a #MeToo allegation about him from a woman who dated him last September. You can read the woman’s anonymous account in this story published Sunday on Babe.net. Plus there’s this: This is the text Grace* sent Aziz Ansari after their date which left her feeling “violated”. She tells Ansari how uncomfortable he made her feel, saying “you ignored clear non-verbal cues” and “kept going with advances.” Read the...

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Episode #189: Jena Friedman

Jena Friedman is a stand-up comedian, writer and producer who’s now about to star in her first late-night special for Adult Swim. Friedman has written for The Late Show for David Letterman, produced for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and taken a one-woman show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She later taped that show, American Cunt, as a special for Seeso. It’s available on audio on iTunes. She’s about to keep me very woke, so let’s get to it! http://traffic.libsyn.com/thecomicscomic/Jena20Friedman20Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android |...

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