Month: June 2019

What you need to know if you want to submit writing samples to Saturday Night Live

Did you know you could submit a writing packet to Saturday Night Live right this very minute? Yes, you! My friends tipped me off to this site that welcomes writing submissions for SNL until July 15, 2019. If you can meet the July 15 deadline and submit 3 to 5 sketches (which includes one commercial parody, one topical sketch, and whatever else represents your best work), then go for it. NBCUniversal wants you to cast the sketches, too, using the first names of active SNL cast members and any potential hosts, and combine your writing samples into a single...

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The Seinfeld Experience to open full-time in Manhattan for 30th anniversary of sitcom

Walking through the re-created set of Jerry Seinfeld’s TV apartment last weekend at Clusterfest, two thoughts kept repeating: 1) it’s amazing but not entirely surprising how much of a kick people get out of imagining they’re in a hit sitcom, and 2) it’s really surprising Superfly hasn’t brought the Seinfeld experience to more people outside of a San Francisco comedy festival. Especially since the TV scenery seems built for it. Turns out I just had to wait a couple of days. Superfly has announced The Seinfeld Experience will open this fall as a full-time attraction in New York City....

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New episodes of One Day At A Time will air on Pop TV and CBS in 2020

The critically-acclaimed revival of One Day at at Time, cancelled by Netflix after three seasons, will continue with a new 13-episode fourth season on Pop TV in 2020. And as part of the deal, the new episodes also will air on CBS after the run on Pop. The original sitcom of course originally aired on CBS in the 1970s. “How amazing it is to be involved with this brilliant and culturally significant series that deals with important themes one minute while making you laugh the next,” said Pop TV President Brad Schwartz. “If Schitt’s Creek has taught us anything, it’s...

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Netflix, Marty Callner adding The Hall to National Comedy Center in 2020

Is the National Comedy Center the Hall of Fame for comedy? Whether you believed so or not, you will have more reason to believe next year, when Netflix and legendary stand-up comedy special director Marty Callner, along with Funny Business, Inc., add “The Hall” to the center in Jamestown, NY. They’ll film a tribute special and induction ceremony, “The Hall: Honoring the Greats of Stand-Up,” later this year in Los Angeles. It’ll come out on Netflix in 2020, by which time The Hall also will become a new wing inside the center in upstate New York. Callner and Randall...

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Bidding open this week on auction items from the estate of Moe Howard from The Three Stooges

Nate D. Sanders Auctions is still accepting bids on many items from Moe Howard’s personal memorabilia this week. Hey Moe! The auction opened Monday, featuring more than 1,100 pieces from The Three Stooges frontman. Although some of the lots already ended open bidding, some items remain available via extended bidding. The full lots include Howard’s handwritten draft for the short film Three Little Pigskins; the poster for their film, Uncivil Warriors; Howard’s passport signed “Moses Hurovitz”; a name-change application; original full-size posters; Three Stooges signed contracts; Howard’s personal scripts and his original manuscript for his autobiography. You can find...

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