Day: May 2, 2018

Ramy Youssef getting his own autobiographical sitcom, Ramy, on Hulu

Get ready for a lot more Ramy in your life. Hulu announced at its annual upfronts presentation today that it’s ordering Ramy, a sitcom based on the real life of stand-up comedian Ramy Youssef. The series takes viewers into the world of Ramy, a first generation American Muslim who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. Ramy will bring a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it’s like being caught in between an Egyptian community that thinks life is moral a test, and a millennial generation that thinks life...

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E! orders up Stand Up 2 The Streets live show as “Funny Dance Show”

Congrats to Justine Marino and Heidi Heaslet! After more than a year of live monthly shows in The Comedy Store’s Belly Room, Marino and Heaslet have sold their “Stand Up 2 the Streets” comedy dance competition as a TV series to E! The network announced it’ll adapt the live show as a one-hour TV series, with Marino and Heaslet hosting and repping their own dance crews made up of two comedians each. They dance off in front of celebrity judges, who are famous dancers as seen on TV and movies in their own right. Stand-up comedian Justin Martindale will...

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