Day: April 11, 2018

R.I.P. Mitzi Shore, legendary owner of The Comedy Store (1930-2018)

Mitzi Shore, the legendary owner of The Comedy Store who took over the comedy club when she divorced Sammy Shore in 1974, mother of Pauly Shore and three other children, a lightning rod for the comedy strike of 1979, godmother to so many other comedians in the 1970s through the 2000s, and the inspiration for the central character in Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, died early this morning after a lengthy illness. Mitzi was 87. Many of the “Paid Regulars” paid their respects to Mitzi over the weekend. Thank you Mitzi, we love you. 46 years! #thecomedystore pic.twitter.com/af5fAoOSe7 —...

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Lily Tomlin, Amy Schumer, and SNL’s original cast/writers to headline 2018 Lucille Ball Comedy Fest and the opening of the National Comedy Center

Years in the making, the National Comedy Center will celebrate its grand opening this August in Jamestown, New York — just time for the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, which will include appearances and performances by Lily Tomlin, Amy Schumer, and Dan Aykroyd with other original members of Saturday Night Live. Tickets will go on pre-sale to Members on April 27, and on sale to the public May 4 at NationalComedyCenter.org. On Aug. 2, SNL cast members Dan Aykroyd, Laraine Newman and Garrett Morris, along with original writer, Alan Zweibel, will come together at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts to share stories and...

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Comedy Central to roast Bruce Willis in summer 2018

It has been a couple of years since the most recent Comedy Central Roast (Rob Lowe, 2016, in case you had forgotten). Well, time’s up. Um, maybe not those words. But there will be a new Comedy Central Roast this summer, and the Roastee will be Bruce Willis. It’ll tape in Los Angeles, with details announced later. “This ain’t the first time I’ll be tied to a chair and held hostage by a group of humorless assholes for a couple hours,” said Willis. “Bruce has survived terrorists, Armageddon, romance and death itself. Yet, nothing has prepared him for this Roast,” said...

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