Month: June 2018

Comedy Central assembling top-notch dais for Roast of Bruce Willis

Comedy Central has sometimes leaned into stunt casting celebrities for its roasts. How else to explain “The Situation”? The situation for 2018’s upcoming Roast of Bruce Willis is much more legit, stacked with stars who either have gravitas and/or deep connections to the roastee of honor. Of course, Comedy Central already had announced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who co-starred with Willis as a younger version of him in Looper, will serve as the official Roast Master. Now they’ve also lined up Cybill Shepherd, who starred with Willis in his breakthrough role on TV’s Moonlighting; Edward Norton, who co-stars with and directs...

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Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch 2018

Congratulations to this year’s class of “10 Comics to Watch,” as anointed by Variety magazine and toasted in July at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival. Variety usually compiles its list by a combination of asking industry influencers, plus forecasting based on what comics already have lined up in the coming year. This year’s 10, decidedly more diverse and less white guy than most previous years. The Class of 2018, along with Variety’s citation for each selection: Joel Kim Booster  – Booster recently released the comedy album Model Minority and recorded a half-hour special for Comedy Central. He’s appeared on...

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Andy Huggins auditions for America’s Got Talent 2018

Andy Huggins is a stand-up comedian from Houston who has been in the game long enough to perform in the clubs at the same time as America’s Got Talent judge Howie Mandel. But Huggins jokingly told the judges this year before his audition that nap time is the best time. You could see Mandel figure out how he recognized Huggins in the moment. I don't think you guys are ready for @HugginsComedy. #AGT — Howie Mandel (@howiemandel) June 27, 2018 Are you ready for this? Roll the...

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“French Accent” Kevin Bennett wins over the crowd on America’s Got Talent 2018

It takes some je ne sais quoi to put on an eye patch, an accordian and a bad French accent to deliver one-liner puns for your audition on America’s Got Talent. But that’s just what Kevin Bennett, a comedian from Northern Colorado, did. Going by the name “French Accent,” he quickly got himself a bunch of X’s, but that didn’t stop him. Roll the...

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