Day: March 27, 2018

Erin Jackson on Conan

Erin Jackson made her late-night stand-up debut on Monday’s Conan. She didn’t get to also debut a that new grudgery business idea she talked about, but we understand a lot better why she’d want to get married and some more appropriate single-lady questions for online credit access. It’s bananas! Roll the...

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Trevor Noah signs long-term deal with Viacom

Viacom, Comedy Central’s parent company, is keeping Daily Show host Trevor Noah in the fold for a while. The deal includes multiple platforms for Noah’s production shingle, Day Zero. It helps that Noah already has lined up with Paramount for the movie adaptation of his memoir, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o playing his mother. “I’ve found a strong and incredibly valuable partnership in Viacom,” said Noah, who has hosted The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central since 2015 and is signed to continue hosting the show through 2022. “Our shared vision of bringing...

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Caroline Rhea will host a home video game show for GSN: “Caroline & Friends”

America’s funniest home videos have a new place to earn their amateur filmmakers some laughs and some money. GSN, aka the Game Show Network, has announced it has ordered Caroline & Friends to launch this summer. Hosted by comedian Caroline Rhea, this game show will find Rhea and two of her funny celebrity friends sifting through “the most hilarious and adorable videos from around the web,” before nominating their favorites and picking a winner each episode. Caroline & Friends is produced by Vin Di Bona and Rob Katz; Di Bona created America’s Funniest Home Videos, while Katz had directed...

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Andrea Martin and Colin Mochrie honored with inaugural Candy Awards at Crackup Comedy Festival

The legend of John Candy lives on in the spirits, hearts and minds of funny Canadians and comedy lovers everywhere. And now, the comedy festival in Canada’s capital city has begun handing out annual awards in his name, with the first recipients of the Candy Comedy Award being Andrea Martin and Colin Mochrie. They received their Candy Awards last weekend during the Alterna Savings Crackup Comedy Festival in Ottawa. Martin, of course, starred alongside Candy on the seminal sketch series, SCTV, and currently co-stars on the NBC sitcom, Great News. Mochrie, meanwhile, is an improv legend by now after decades of...

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