Month: October 2018

Episode #229: Ted Alexandro

Ted Alexandro has made multiple appearances on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson and The View, had two half-hour specials on Comedy Central, and spent the past couple of years touring theaters and arenas around the world with Jim Gaffigan. He also is one of the co-founders of the New York Comedians Coalition, which successfully organized hundreds of comedians to negotiate the first pay raise in decades in New York City’s comedy clubs. When he’s at home in his native New York City, you can often see Alexandro perform at The Comedy Cellar. He just released his third self-produced stand-up...

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LeClerc Andre’s TV debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

LeClerc Andre stood tall in his TV debut on Friday’s Tonight Show, and not just because he’s already 6-foot-6. Andre had arrived at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival this summer as an Unrepped New Face, and here, a few months later, he delivered that same winning performance for a national television audience. Andre joked about going to swimming school as an adult, and the hazards of dating on dry land. Roll the...

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Jaboukie Young-White joins The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah has added Jaboukie Young-White as the latest correspondent to join “The World’s Fakest News Team” which includes Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta, Desi Lydic, Dulcé Sloan and Roy Wood Jr. Young-White will make his debut on the show tonight, at 11 p.m. ET/PT with an in-studio desk piece. Young-White (@jaboukie) is a comedian and filmmaker from Chicago. You may remember just seeing him perform the other night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. His other credits include the films Rough Night and Set It Up. Young-White was named one of Variety’s 2018 10 Comics to Watch. He has performed stand-up...

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Impractical Jokers to host/star in Misery Index game show for TBS

The Impractical Jokers are getting a promotion? The guys who star in truTV’s most popular series will host a brand-new game show for sister “superstation” TBS. Misery Index, a new unscripted series inspired by the outrageously entertaining card game Sh*t Happens, will feature Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano from The Tenderloins and Impractical Jokers. The game will feature two teams — each consisting of one contestant and two Tenderloins. Teams will compete against each other by attempting to determine the ranking of hilarious and miserable real-life events — from getting fired to accidentally sexting your grandfather — on a scale...

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Stand-up contest at inaugural Palm Springs comedy fest includes cash prize and Step1 special

The inaugural Palm Springs International Comedy Festival (PSICF) www.PalmSpringsComedyFest.com continues to come together nicely, a month before kick off. The festival already announced that it’ll present Kathy Griffin with the “Comedian of the Year” Award, and Illeana Douglas the “Pioneer in Comedy Award.” That’s in the first weekend, Nov. 9-11. In the second weekend, Nov. 16-18, the fest will host a stand-up comedy competition, and reward the winner with $1,000 cast, plus a half-hour comedy special the new urban streaming network, Step1 TV. The special also will air locally on KTVA-TV (Ch. 35.10). “I’m super excited to work along Palm Springs International Comedy...

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