Author: Sean L. McCarthy

Ahamed Weinberg on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Ahamed Weinberg, the co-creator of Please Understand Me on Amazon Prime Video, jokes that it’s easy to appear smarter at parties if you just don’t speak. But Weinberg had a seven-minute set on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to fill, so fill it with jokes he did. You’ll learn why a museum and a Hard Rock Cafe is the perfect day trip in a new city, and why white people don’t need to use slurs when they’ve got plenty of other words at their disposal. Roll the...

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The rollout begins for the “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot”

Just in time for Comic-Con, here’s the trailer for the Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, which is titled exactly that. The reboot is about a reboot, as Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes and the characters they first inhabited in Smith’s seminal 1994 film, Clerks, learn that show business is making a movie about them, without them. From the red-band trailer, you can see they rounded up the old gang, plus some new famous friends, and it’s all very meta again. Jay & Silent Bob Reboot will premiere Oct. 15, 2019, via Fathom Events. The following week, Smith and Mewes...

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Who advanced in the second week of NBC’s “Bring The Funny”

We’ve got your second-week comedians right here! Advancing through to the next round after performing on last night’s episode of Bring The Funny… Randy Feltface Strange but true, the Australian puppet act of Sammy J is now competing as a “solo” act. Michael Longfellow Originally from Phoenix, Longfellow first began performing stand-up prior to attending college. After graduating, Michael moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream. Since his move, he placed 2nd at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta and was chosen as one of TBS’ Comics To Watch. Willy Appelman Originally from Vermont and now based...

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Netflix orders Astronomy Club sketch series

Astronomy Club, the first all-black house team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, is moving from digital series at Comedy Central to half-hour TV sketch comedy series at Netflix. Netflix announced the six-episode order today. Why the jump to Netflix? Kenya Barris. He’s bringing the NYC-based improv and sketch group to Netflix as part of his overall deal with the streaming giant and his production shingle Khalabo Ink Society. ยท As the group has done successfully with its improv and sketch performances, the series will use comedy to discuss complex and nuanced real-world topics. Combining honesty with levity, sketches...

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