Day: July 11, 2019

Amazon launching four new comedy specials the week after its first Amazon Originals special in August

A year after Amazon Prime Video announced its intentions to compete for stand-up comedy by filming New Faces at Montreal’s Just For Laughs, the plan is starting to become clearer. The first Amazon Originals stand-up special, Jim Gaffigan; Quality Time, will premiere Aug. 16, 2019. The following Friday, Aug. 23, Amazon Originals will throw down four more new stand-up specials: Alonzo Bodden, #IMomSoHard, Alice Wetterlund, and Mike E. Winfield. In Alonzo Bodden: Heavy Lightweight, Bodden isn’t afraid to talk about everything: from topics like slavery to cell phones, the #MeToo Movement to millennials, Kanye to Taco Bell and a little...

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Fortune Feimster and Tom Papa to anchor weekday morning show for Netflix’s new SiriusXM radio channel

Netflix’s new SiriusXM radio channel, Netflix Is A Joke Radio (ch. 93), will get its own live weekday morning show next Monday (July 15, 2019), hosted by stand-up comedians Tom Papa and Fortune Feimster live from Los Angeles. What A Joke with Papa and Fortune will air Mondays-Fridays from 7-9 a.m. Pacific, or 10 a.m. to noon Eastern. Feimster and Papa will hang out with fellow comedians, interview celebrities, and talk about themselves and the daily headlines, as well as introducing audio clips from Netflix’s archives of comedy specials. “I just wanted an excuse to spend more time with...

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