Month: December 2018

Golden Globes will honor Carol Burnett with her own namesake award

Carol Burnett has won lifetime achievement awards from the Screen Actors Guild, the Peabody Awards, the Mark Twain Prize, Kennedy Center Honors and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  Now she’ll get her own award in her own name from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The Golden Globes will launch The Carol Burnett Award, its first-ever television special achievement award, honoring the highest level of achievement in the medium. A five-time Golden Globe winner and the most decorated of all time in the television category, Burnett will accept the honor at the awards ceremony that will air live coast to...

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Episode #237: Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper could have enjoyed a lucrative career in tech, only she didn’t enjoy Google as much as she did making jokes about it. She began performing stand-up in 2010, and in 2013, saw a blog post she wrote about how to look smart in meetings go viral and land her a three-book deal. She has moved from New York City to Silicon Valley and back again, and her third book, How To Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings, is out now. So let’s get to it! http://traffic.libsyn.com/thecomicscomic/Sarah20Cooper20LTF20Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android |...

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Nimesh Patel reflects on getting kicked offstage at Columbia University showcase

Nimesh Patel has written for Saturday Night Live and performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers, but his most newsworthy gig happened just last weekend by becoming a hell gig. “On Nov. 30, I performed stand-up as part of an annual event put on by the Asian-American Alliance at Columbia, and about 20 minutes into the show, my microphone was cut off,” Patel writes in an op-ed in today’s New York Times. Why’d that happen? The student organizers didn’t like his act. Specifically, they found a joke of his offensive. Seriously. As Patel wrote today in the NYT: This...

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