Month: May 2018

Ahmed Bharoocha on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Ahmed Bharoocha’s father is Muslim, his mother is Catholic, and Ahmed? Well, as he joked on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, his view of religion is much better described with this bit about walking on a tightrope in the fog. He also has an idea for conducting background checks to see if people might be tied to terrorist organizations, which is good news for Facebook. It’s a much better idea than the one his uncle has, that’s for sure. Roll the...

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James Corden bringing The Late Late Show back to London for week of shows in June 2018

Going back to the motherland to attend the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle must’ve made James Corden homesick. Corden announced today that The Late Late Show will broadcast special episodes from London’s historic Central Hall Westminster from Monday June 18 through Thursday June 21, with special guests including Cher, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Niall Horan, Foo Fighters and more. “Broadcasting The Late Late Show from James’ hometown of London last year was such a thrill,” said Ben Winston, executive producer of The Late Late Show with James Corden. “Thanks to CBS and our partners at Sky One, we...

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Comedy Central expands Up Next showcases at Clusterfest to include sketch/variety acts in addition to stand-ups

Look out, Montreal’s New Faces (now sponsored by ICM!)! There’s a new comedy showcase coming for your prestige. Comedy Central’s Up Next, which debuted last year at the inaugural Clusterfest in San Francisco, is expanding in year two to include not only up-and-coming stand-ups, but also sketch comedians and variety acts. Chris Redd will host with special guest Tim Dillon on the first showcase Friday, June 1; Julian McCullough hosts with guest Mark Normand on Saturday; and Matthew Broussard hosts the variety showcase on Sunday. All shows will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in the 415...

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus honored with the 2018 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Congratulations to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, named today as the 21st annual recipient of The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present Louis-Dreyfus with her award on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall with a gala performance featuring her famous friends and peers. The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor recognizes individuals who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th-century novelist and essayist Samuel Clemens, best known as Mark Twain. As a social commentator, satirist, and creator of characters, Clemens was a...

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