Day: June 15, 2018

Drew Michael has filmed his own HBO stand-up special

I could use a dose of Drew Michael’s comedy wisdom every day. Sometime soon, we’ll all be treated to an hour of it. HBO announced today it has wrapped production on Michael’s first stand-up special, which also will feature Suki Waterhouse and be directed by Jerrod Carmichael. Shot in Los Angeles last month, the special will debut on the network later this year. Michael is a former Saturday Night Live writer with a previous half-hour Comedy Central special to his credit. Carmichael, Ravi Nandan and Chris Storer serve as EPs; it’s produced by A24 Television. More details to...

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Less Opposition, more Klepper for Comedy Central in 2019

Forget The Opposition with Jordan Klepper. Klepper would just as rather you did, as he and Comedy Central are ending that late-night talker to launch a different, new weekly show fronted by the comedian who broke through as a correspondent on The Daily Show. The Opposition will air its final episode June 28, 2018. Klepper will debut in 2019 in the 10 p.m. ET/PT hour. The host’s own show was, like The Colbert Report before it, a full-on parody of right-wing blowhards. Enough of that, he said. “I figured maybe, right now, the world could use one less asshole,”...

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Romesh Ranganathan on The Late Late Show with James Corden

Romesh Ranganathan was back on The Late Late Show with James Corden, this time with a fresh clip of his soap opera cameos, as depicted in his Showtime series, Just Another Immigrant. Life in America isn’t always a day at the beach, though, as Romesh explains. If you want to hear more about Romesh, hear him tell me about himself on my podcast, Last Things First! And roll the...

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Rell Battle on Conan

Rell Battle, who co-starred on Superior Donuts and was part of the original Roast Battle crew, performed Wednesday on Conan. Battle joked about the downsides of growing up with positive role models, the first gentrifiers in the neighborhood, and why he retired from protesting. Plus, we get to meet Battle’s twin brother! Roll the...

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