Author: Sean L. McCarthy

Take Off Eh! Canadian comedy stars reunite raise $325,000 for spinal cord injury

For the first time in decades, Bob and Doug McKenzie were back together again. TAKE OFF, EH! The Great White North reunion of Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis, chewing the cheese curds over beer, politics and the invention of rap, was all part of an all-star cavalcade of Canadian comedy stars, raising more than $325,000 on Tuesday at The Second City Toronto — all to benefit Jake Thomas’s Road to Recovery and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario. Jake Thomas, nephew of Dave Thomas, became paralyzed from the waist down from a spinal cord injury he suffered in January during a...

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Coming in October 2017: “Too Funny to Fail,” a Hulu documentary about The Dana Carvey Show

Hulu announced its fall 2017 slate of original programming, and among the highlights, there’s the debut of Sarah Silverman’s first talk show, I Love You, America (premiering Oct. 12, 2017), and a documentary about The Dana Carvey Show, called Too Funny to Fail. Of course, in spite of boasting a superstar sketch comedian in Dana Carvey in primetime, backed by a crew of soon-to-be-legendary comedians on the air and behind the scenes writing it all — Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Louis C.K., Robert Smigel and Charlie Kaufman among them — the sketch show crashed and burned in less than...

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Matteo Lane on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

If you tuned in Tuesday night to see Matteo Lane make his debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, you missed him, because he got bumped to Wednesday. But the wait was worth it. Lane joked about the very nature of pharmacy school, and how finding a gay man in Italy is a far different expedition with far different consequences than finding a gay guy in Starbucks. Let alone two gay employees. Lane explains. Roll the...

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