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2017 JFL Awards going to Jim Carrey, Trevor Noah, Mike Birbiglia, Ali Wong, Craig Ferguson and Kenya Barris

As part of its 35th edition, Just For Laughs Montreal will bestow special awards to Jim Carrey, Trevor Noah, Mike Birbiglia, Ali Wong, Craig Ferguson and Kenya Barris. Generation Award: Jim Carrey Comedy Person of the Year: Trevor Noah (in 2017, he’s released a Netflix special, Afraid of the Dark, and a new book, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, in addition to hosting The Daily Show on Comedy Central) Stand-Up Comedian of the Year: Mike Birbiglia (currently touring his new show, “The New One,” after releasing a critically-acclaimed Netflix special this past year, Thank God For Jokes)...

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Pregnant pause for punchlines: Ali Wong’s “Baby Cobra” (Netflix), Kira Soltanovich’s “You Did This To Me” (Amazon) and more experiences from comedy moms

We’ve all seen pregnant woman perform comedy before, even if the memory isn’t on instant recall for you. Saturday Night Live reminded us this past Mother’s Day with a primetime run from Mother’s Day past — circa 2011, hosted by a then-pregnant Tina Fey and featuring also flush-with-baby SNL alum Maya Rudolph. SNL also boasted an all-time classic moment three years before that, just before the 2008 presidential elections when a ready-to-go-into-labor Amy Poehler rapped about Sarah Palin from the Weekend Update desk, in Palin’s face. And yet this year’s Mother’s Day seemed to provoke a fresh wave of headlines and...

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Netflix summer slate of stand-up comedy includes Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy team-up, Bo Burnham, Ali Wong and more from Jim Jefferies, Iliza Shlesinger

Netflix will continue rolling out at least one major stand-up comedy special per month through the summer of 2016, announcing the latest additions to their slate. They include new hours from Netflix faves such as Jim Jefferies and Iliza Shlesinger, a team-up by Blue Collar all-stars Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy, Ali Wong’s first hour special (filmed while seven months pregnant), and a new hour from Bo Burnham. Here’s the schedule. Descriptions via Netflix. Ali Wong: Baby Cobra – Premieres Friday, May 6, 2016 Unapologetic and nasty mom-to-be Ali Wong desperately wanted a conventional life. Baby Cobra...

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Neal Brennan, Dov Davidoff, Michael Kosta, Kevin Smith and Ali Wong taping FOX “Shortcoms”

Congratulations to Neal Brennan, Dov Davidoff, Michael Kosta, Kevin Smith and Ali Wong, who are the first named comedians (and filmmaker/talker — looking at you, Kevin Smith!) to film their own mini-sitcoms for network TV today under the auspices of FOX’s Shortcom Comedy Hour. Smith talked about his deal this week on his “Babble On” Smodcast podcast. “Most everyone else is a stand-up,” Smith acknowledged. Well, everyone else with the FOX Shortcom deal is a stand-up comedian, but let’s continue. The concept, as taped, will be a variety show with Craig Robinson and his band, The Nasty Delicious, hosting the...

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Watch Ali Wong’s debut on The Tonight Show

Ali Wong made her late-night TV debut last night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and she filled us in on the good parts of having an Asian boyfriend, and yet how bad he is at gift-giving. Want to know more about her? Read Ali Wong's Meet Me in New York interview, conducted before she up and went all Hollywood. Wong also has a role on FOX's on-again, off-again, on-again midseason series, Breaking In. You don't need to hear Leno's intro, do you? Alrighty then. Roll the clip!...

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