Month: June 2018

Comedy Central sets July dates for Roast of Bruce Willis with JGL as Celebrity Roastmaster

The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis is a go! Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who co-starred with Willis as a younger version of him in Looper, will serve as the celebrity Roastmaster for the event, which tapes July 14 in Los Angeles, and will premiere on Sunday, July 29, 2018, on Comedy Central. Of course, the Roastmaster, Jeff Ross, will be there, per usual, as this first official teaser trailer shows Ross and Willis trading barbs. Roll the clip! “I’ve looked up to Bruce my whole life. I was genuinely honored to work alongside him and, in essence, PLAY him when...

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Gabriel Iglesias will film 2018 Netflix special in Houston arena

Fluffy can still fill arenas. The second of what will be at least three Netflix specials for stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias will tape on Sept. 13-14 in Houston when Iglesias performs at the Toyota Center. Tickets for these shows on his “One Show Fits All” tour go on sale Friday (pre-sale on Wednesday with password FLUFFY) at at fluffyguy.com and www.houstontoyotacenter.com. In April, Netflix signed a deal with Iglesias for a 10-episode sitcom, Mr. Iglesias (in which Fluffy plays a high-school teacher working at his alma mater), as well as two stand-up specials. He’ll tape the next special in...

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Nick DiPaolo sucker-punched after comedy club show in New York suburbs

Nick DiPaolo had finished his headlining set Sunday night at Levity Live in West Nyack, NY, and was meeting with fans when a man said his daughter wanted to punch the comedian in the face, and before he knew it, the woman had done just that. “I was sucker punched,” DiPaolo said. When feminists attack. #suckerpunched #Birkenstock #IntolerantTwat #freespeech pic.twitter.com/4xfFKkpI2H — Nick Di Paolo (@NickDiPaolo) June 18, 2018 Suffice it to say, she didn’t like his act, which is politically conservative. The comedian called in Monday to The Mike Calta Show on Sarasota, Florida’s 102.5 FM to talk about...

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Apple orders immigration anthology TV series from Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani

Immigration is front and center of America’s conversation right now. The biggest, saddest immigration story is happening in Texas, where the Trump Administration is building new concentration camps for the babies and young children separated from their parents when they are captured trying to cross the border without papers. Kumail Nanjiani has lived a much different, more fortunate immigrant story. Nanjiani and his wife, Emily V. Gordon, who were nominated for an Oscar for their screenplay documenting their real-life romance in The Big Sick, have sealed a deal with Apple for an eight-episode half-hour TV series called Little America....

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Desus and Mero officially launching weekly late-night Showtime series

And now it’s official! Hot off the press release… SHOWTIME has ordered a weekly half-hour late-night series starring Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, scheduled for premiere in 2019. The first ever weekly late-night talk show on SHOWTIME will feature popular TV and podcast personalities Desus and Mero, speaking highly off the cuff and chatting with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc. “We have waited a long time to enter the talk-show space, and we were only going...

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