Day: November 1, 2018

Here are your Comics to Watch for Team Coco’s 2018 New York Comedy Festival showcase

Last year’s Comics To Watch showcase was so successful, several of the stand-ups who performed for Team Coco eventually earned spots on Conan in 2018. Will this year’s crop prove just as promising? The ninth annual Comics To Watch at New York Comedy Festival happens Nov. 7 at Carolines on Broadway, featuring: Catherine Cohen (New York) Mohanad Elshieky (Portland) Robby Hoffman (Los Angeles) Orlando Leyba (Los Angeles) Gavin Matts (Vancouver) Rebecca O’Neal (Chicago) Corey Rodrigues (Boston) Julia Shiplett (New York) Paige Weldon (Los Angeles) Aaron Woodall (Salt Lake City). Two comedians who perform at this year’s Comics to Watch...

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In case you missed it: Brazzers Comedy Spit Roast is streaming free on YouTube

If you want to see what happens when a porn site puts on a comedy show, now’s your chance! “Brazzers Presents: Comedy Spit Roast,” recorded in August at Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles, is up for free on YouTube. So it’s almost safe for work? But no. Definitely NSFW. Bob the Drag Queen, Liza Treyger, Guy Branum, Debra DiGiovanni and Steph Tolev joined Bonnie Rotten, Charles Dera and Missy Martinez for the porn-themed comedy roast, with Lisa Ann hosting. “We are very excited for both comedy and porn fans to see the show. Brazzers has always incorporated humor into...

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What’s in development at IFC for 2019

IFC has revealed its slate of potential new comedies in development for the coming year. They include: Almost Asian, about a perpetual outsider, Katie (Katie Malia, The Mindy Project), and her desperate journey to find her identity as both a dancer and a mixed-raced millennial struggling in Los Angeles. As with the web-series on which it’s based, Malia stars and serves as executive producer. The series is also executive produced by Margaret Cho (30 Rock), Sarah Martin (Margaret Cho: PSYCHO), Jessie Boemper (Thugs, the Musical!) and Evan Shapiro (Please Like Me, Harmonquest). Annika Erotica, about Claire Radkowski, a sweet and simple Associate Junior Pastor whose life is turned upside down after her self-published erotic novel,...

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Amy Philllips gets SiriusXM daily talk show

SiriusXM today announced that Amy Phillips, a comedian who impersonates the Real Housewives of Bravo, will now host her own show, Reality Checked with Amy Phillips, every weekday on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy channel. Her show will include her own parodies, plus recaps and interviews with reality TV stars. “My passion is my job and I couldn’t be happier,” Phillips said. “I’ve got 5 days a week to celebrate the greatest shows on TV and incredible SiriusXM listeners to help me!” “Amy is such a talent and we’re thrilled to have her broadcasting every weekday,” said Andy Cohen. “She’s the ultimate Housewives-distiller, and...

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Tyler Perry will stop playing Madea after 2019 tour and movie

“I just don’t want to be her age, playing her,” Tyler Perry said of his famous alter-ego, Madea, who has starred in six major motion pictures, with a seventh on the way in 2019. Perry broke the news earlier this week doing press for his latest movie, Nobody’s Fool, which stars Tiffany Haddish. And he reconfirmed it on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. But Madea, Perry’s most popular character, has had him dressed up acting like a tough old lady for a long time now, and as he approaches 50, he’s inching closer to Madea’s age himself. From...

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