Day: April 12, 2019

R.I.P. Ian Cognito, English comedian dies onstage from heart attack

English stand-up comedian Ian Cognito died Thursday night while performing a gig onstage in the town of Bicester, suffering a fatal heart attack. Cognito was 60. In this clip of Cognito from 2012, when he was 53, he joked about his declining health, aging, and followed a rape joke by saying, “Don’t care. Never been on telly. Fuck it!” Andrew Bird, the host and owner of the Lone Wolf Comedy Club in Bicester, told the BBC that Cognito had complained of ill health before taking the stage, and even joked onstage: “Imagine if I died in front of you...

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The Simpsons entire archives moving to new subscription service Disney+

You really get the sense that the Disney company has a big tent when you see just how many different brands they now fit underneath. From Marvel to Star Wars to Pixar to National Geographic, plus the original gigantic library of Disney properties, and now add FOX. Which, for comedy fans, means the entire 30-season library of The Simpsons. All of those episodes had been on FX or FXNOW, but not for much longer. Disney+ launches in November 2019, with a subscription price of $6.99 per month. “Disney+ marks a bold step forward in an exciting new era for...

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