Day: August 23, 2018

Garry Shandling website relaunches as tribute to the late great comedian

The late great Garry Shandling has a brand-new website. It launched this morning to both pay tribute to the stand-up, writer and innovative TV show maker, as well as to inspire the next generations of comedians. “The site is being launched to give people access to Garry’s writings, both comedy notes and journals,” Bill Isaacson told Deadline. “So it’s really for two kinds of people, some who just want to smile and others who can learn from his comedic process and journey.” Isaacson was both friend and lawyer to Shandling. “We’re just trying to fill in the spaces of...

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Michael Jr.’s “More Than Funny” special will play in cinemas via Fathom Events

Michael Jr.’s newest comedy special will be released nationwide in movie theaters as a one-night-only event. Tickets for the Oct. 18 screenings of “Michael Jr.’s MORE THAN FUNNY” can be purchased online at Fathom Events and participating theater box offices. “I’m so excited about this comedy special—when we were filming people in the audience were crying from laughter one minute and laughing while crying the next,” said the comedian in a prepared statement. “I think audiences will be surprised at what this event will stir up in them.” “Fathom is excited to bring Michael Jr.’s wholesome comedy to movie...

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R.I.P. Roger Behr (1948-2018)

Do you suppose Roger Behr is making them laugh in Judgment City right now? Behr, one half of the popular comedy musical duo Roger and Roger in the 1970s and ’80s, and who played a stand-up comedian in the 1991 Albert Brooks film, Defending Your Life, died on Monday. He was 70. Born Jan. 14, 1948, Behr made his first name with fellow Roger, Roger Peltz, as Roger and Roger. You’d most often find them either bringing down the house in the Main Room of The Comedy Store in West Hollywood, or opening up for acts such as Diana...

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