Day: August 8, 2018

Everything is Terrible! tours behind The Great Satan

Found footage collective, Everything Is Terrible!, is unveiling both a film and a live tour to close out the summer of 2018, and you’re invited. TOUR DATES 8/31 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig 9/1 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class 9/2 – Pittsburgh, PA – Row House Cinema 9/4 – Kingston, NY – BSP 9/5 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre 9/6 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival 9/10 – Lexington, KY – 21C Museum (FREE SHOW) 9/11 – Lansing, MI – The Loft 9/12 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme 9/13...

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Refinery29 launches late-night talk show, After After Party, on Facebook Watch

Refinery29, has entered the late-night talk show realm, but it’s hosting its After After Party on Facebook Watch. The nightly show kicks off at 9 p.m. Eastern on Aug. 13, with comedian Sonia Denis hosting. The format includes panel discussions with comedians, journalists and celebrity guests. Among those booked already: actress Regina Hall on 8/15, comedian and The Daily Show’s Gina Yashere on 8/29, and actress and entrepreneur La La Anthony on 9/17. After After Party After After Party invites comedians, celebrities, cultural critics and our audience to dig into the trending topics you care most about. Host Sonia Denis and guests deliver...

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Comedy Spit Roast mixes comedians and porn for Brazzers event

If the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis wasn’t down and dirty enough for you, well, then Brazzers has a treat for you. The porn brand is putting on its first porn-themed comedy event, Brazzers Presents: Comedy Spit Roast, with Lisa Ann presiding over a dais that includes both comedians and porn stars. It’ll happen Aug. 14 at Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles. Comedians lined up for it: Bob the Drag Queen (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Rough Night); Liza Treyger (The Half Hour on Comedy Central, Late Night with Seth Meyers); Guy Branum (Talk Show The Game Show, No Strings Attached); Debra...

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Academy Awards hoping to become more popular by adding Oscar category for “popular film”

It just got a little bit easier for a comedy to win a major Academy Award. No, the Oscars aren’t considering great comedies as potential Best Picture nominees, nor are they creating a specific Best Picture (Comedy) category. But the Academy did announce today that they’re adding a new category for “achievement in popular film.” Eligibility requirements and other key details will be forthcoming. Which, of course, means you’ll likely see your favorite comedians competing against superheroes and Star Wars. Um. OK. The Oscars telecast also will have a hard-out at three hours (and anything else will be awarded off...

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Samuel J. Comroe becomes second comedian to survive Judges Cuts on America’s Got Talent 2018

It has been a rough summer for stand-up comedians hoping to make the cuts on America’s Got Talent in 2018. But Samuel J. Comroe has “swagger.” Among other things. So we’ll see more of Comroe on the live shows! And yes, that’s Chris Hardwick sitting in as a guest judge. And no, NBC filmed this episode before allegations were made against Hardwick. Any more questions? Roll the...

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