Author: Sean L. McCarthy

Bill Cosby wants to host town halls to tell other men how to avoid sexual assault allegations

Not less than a week after escaping a sexual assault conviction when the jury deadlocked 10-2 against him, legendary comedian Bill Cosby wants to host a series of town halls educating other men on how they can avoid being accused themselves of sexual assault or rape. I’m not making that up. Thank You #GoodDayAlabama #WBRC #FOX6 and the most watched news anchor #JaniceRogers @JANICEROGERS6 — Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) June 22, 2017 … for having my publicists #AndrewWyatt and #EboneeBenson on your show. #MyFoxALhttps://t.co/KbIQsKzzSa — Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) June 22, 2017 Cosby’s spokespeople, Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson, are from...

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See present and future comedy stars improvise during the 19th annual Del Close Marathon

Each summer going back 18 years, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre has hosted improvisers from around the country — and now around the world — to celebrate the comedy form, and in particular the late improv guru Del Close. Close not only popularized the Harold form, but also taught and inspired a generation of some of our greatest comedians. Among many, these talented performers (citation, via Wikipedia)   You can learn much more about both Close and the Del Close Marathon by watching the 2016 documentary about both, Thank You Del. The 19th annual Del Close Marathon begins Friday...

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Meet Me In New York: J-L Cauvin

What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they’re comedians? No, that’s not it. It is a fact, though, that America’s biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood, but New York City is where comedians are born funny, become funny or arrive to thrust their funny upon us. I think we should meet some of these people. This is a recurring feature, a mini-profile of newcomers, up-and-comers and overcomers of New York’s vibrant comedy scene....

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Review: “Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up For The First Time” on Netflix

Who are we kidding? You know and I know and Rory Scovel knows this is not his first attempt at stand-up comedy, but the title offers up a fun misleading click for new fans on Netflix, as well as an opportunity for Scovel and director Scott Moran to have fun imagining what goes through a rookie comedian’s mind before, during and after his/her first time onstage. I’m clearly a fan of Scovel’s, and I attest to as much here and in my review of his first Netflix special. Here’s an excerpt from my review in Decider: Scovel has proven...

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