Day: February 22, 2018

Ali Siddiq goes back to prison, this time as a performer to inspire the convicts with his comedy conviction

Ali Siddiq spent six years in prison, serving time in various jails and penitentiaries after an arrest at 19 for drug possession. Twenty years later, Siddiq went back. It’s Bigger Than These Bars, premiering Friday night on Comedy Central, finds Siddiq performing for and talking to inmates at Bell County Jail in Texas: “I’m back to do my stand-up in front of currently incarcerated folks to let the world know that you can do whatever you put your mind to, because it’s bigger than these bars.” As he tells the inmates at the start of his show, sitting on...

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Doo-doo or do not, that is the question of this “Poop Talk” documentary

Everyone Poops is a very popular children’s book. And yet. Everyone poops, and nobody wants to talk about it. Despite the long history of fart jokes, we don’t generally discuss our excretory habits, or usually even acknowledge them. A brisk, bright 68-minute documentary fronted by the Sklar Brothers gets comedians and funny people to do just that. Poop Talk. “I’m not open with poop,” says Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet. “At all. No. I mean, this is as open – that first sentence that I just said is as open about poop as I’ve ever been in my life. This...

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The Fighter from comedy/sports podcast “The Fighter & The Kid” gets Showtime digital talk show

Showtime announced today that Brendan Schuab will host a sports and pop culture talk show, Below The Belt, which will present 30-minute episodes twice a month, starting Feb. 28, 2018, on YouTube and Facebook. The launch is timed to preview and promote Showtime Boxing’s next main event, a WBC heavyweight title bout between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz. Schaub, a former UFC fighter and runner-up on Spike TV’s The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights, has been co-hosting the popular podcast, The Fighter & The Kid, with comedian and actor Bryan Callen. His “Big Brown Breakdown” podcast, averaging over four million downloads per...

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What odds do comedians have on winning an Oscar at the 90th Academy Awards?

Many people thought, or at least hoped that Tiffany Haddish would receive an Oscar nomination for her breakout performance in last year’s movie, Girls Trip. Haddish didn’t make the cut, although The Academy knew well enough to invite her not only to read the nominations, but also show up as a presenter for the 90th annual Academy Awards when they air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4, 2018. ( It’s tough for comedians and comedic actors to get Oscar’s attention. This year, Jordan Peele earned well-deserved recognition for writing and directing one of the truly great motion pictures of 2017,...

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Michelle Wolf will deliver the keynote at the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner

What a year for Michelle Wolf! After releasing her first stand-up special over the winter on HBO, Wolf has earned her own talk show series on Netflix, and today, she’s announced as the 2018 keynote speaker for the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. This is true news. — Michelle Wolf (@michelleisawolf) February 22, 2018 In fact: “I’m delighted to announce ‘Nice Lady’ Michelle Wolf as our featured entertainer this year,” Margaret Talev, president of the WHCA, said. “Our dinner honors the First Amendment and strong, independent journalism. Her embrace of these values and her truth-to-power style make her...

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