Day: May 3, 2019

10th annual Pardcast-a-Thon happening May 4, 2019

Can you believe Pardcast-a-thon has been going on for a decade? Well, if you noticed the recent celebrations over 10 years of Comedy Bang! Bang!, then believe it! The 10th annual Pardcast-a-thon takes place Saturday from noon to midnight Pacific time. Announced guests will include Jon Hamm, Jameela Jamil, John Ross Bowie, Zach Galifianakis, Matt Walsh, Andy Daly, and Andrea Savage, along with dozens more surprise guests. Stream at www.pardcastathon.comNoon to Midnight Pacific Time Follow...

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National Lampoon names Evan Shapiro new president

Well, this got interesting. Evan Shapiro, who made IFC known for offbeat comedies a decade ago, then tried to get NBCUniversal to see the light with Seeso, has joined the National Lampoon as its new president. Shapiro will oversee all development, acquisitions, and production on television, digital and audio content for the entertainment company, National Lampoon’s Kevin Frakes and Raj B. Singh announced today. The company also has acquired Shapiro’s eshapTV production shingle. Shapiro’s EP credits include “Portlandia,” “Take My Wife,” “Wyatt Cenac’s Night Train,” Dan Harmon’s “Harmonquest,” Laurie Kilmartin’s “45 Jokes About My Dead Dad,” Janeane Garofalo’s “If...

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Seinfeld’s Beacon Theatre residency marks 50 dates

Are you in a New York state of mind yet? Billy Joel holds the record for sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden, thanks to a monthly residency he started there years ago, and now Jerry Seinfeld has become the all-time Beacon Theatre performer in a similar vein. Seinfeld will hit 50 residency shows tonight. His residency began 2016, continued throughout 2017, then resumed this year. Seinfeld currently holds the record for the most comedy shows at The Beacon, and is catching up to the total performance numbers of other legendary Beacon Theatre mainstays, including Allman Brothers Band and Steely...

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Review: Anthony Jeselnik, “Fire in the Maternity Ward,” on Netflix

There are too many comedians who say horrible things, and then tell you later it was all a joke. Or don’t tell you, and just let you think it must be a joke because they’re comedians — even though the rest of the set involves them telling sincere stories about themselves. And then there’s Anthony Jeselnik, who carved out a niche all for himself, saying the most awful things onstage, but all in a character where you know he couldn’t possibly mean any of it. In his second Netflix special…I wondered how his comedy would play in the age...

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