Month: May 2018

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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2018 Tony Awards to honor John Leguizamo, nominees include Amy Schumer, Tina Fey

Mean Girls, Amy Schumer and John Leguizamo are among the comedic stars getting feted this year by the Tony Awards for their work on Broadway. Mean Girls, the musical adaptation of Tina Fey’s 2004 movie, is up for 12 Tonys, including Best Musical. Fey (who wrote the book) and her husband, Jeff Richmond (who wrote the music), said: “We are honestly too excited and too proud of our ensemble to make a joke about this. We are are so grateful to be embraced by the Broadway community in this way and that we get to work together twenty-five hours a day with the...

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