Author: Sean L. McCarthy

Checking in with Gabriel Iglesias three weeks after health problems postponed his Fluffymania world tour

A few months ago, Gabriel Iglesias was eagerly looking forward to 2017 as he planned to mark his 20th anniversary in stand-up comedy with a global “Fluffymania” tour. But diabetes was taking its toll on Fluffy more than he thought, and he abruptly postponed the rest of his tour at the beginning of March. As he wrote then… To my fans: I can not apologize enough for the sudden cancellation of recent shows. I’m dealing with some serious health and emotional issues that needed attention asap. Attempting to work through my problems was not going over and I had...

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Netflix makes deal for four more exclusive Adam Sandler movies

Your reviews may vary, but the numbers don’t lie. Adam Sandler’s first two movies in a four-picture exclusive deal with Netflix — The Ridiculous 6 and The Do-Over — rank as the top film releases for the streaming platform. So on the eve of the release of Sandler’s third Netflix movie, Sandy Wexler, a comedic homage to Sandler’s actual manager Sandy Wernick, Netflix has re-upped its deal with Sandler for another four movies. “Adam Sandler one of the leading comedians in the film world, and his movies have proven to be extremely successful with our subscribers around the world,”...

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SiriusXM broadcasting Garry Shandling documentary tribute on the first anniversary of his death

Garry Shandling died a year ago today at the age of 66. A consummate comic’s comic and a television pioneer not once but twice, Shandling left a permanent legacy for us to behold and celebrate. Tonight, SiriusXM will pay tribute to the late great comedian with an audio documentary, “Garry Shandling — A Life in Comedy.” It premieres at 8 p.m. Eastern tonight on SiriusXM Comedy Greats (Ch. 94). Hosted by Ron Bennington, with commentary and insight from Judd Apatow, Jeffrey Tambor, Kevin Nealon, Janeane Garofalo, Artie Lange, Pete Holmes, Kathleen Madigan, Alan Zweibel, and Andy Kindler.  ...

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Patton Oswalt performs Mike Huckabee’s Twitter jokes on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jimmy Kimmel sets up this bit rather nicely. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, whose daughter serves as a propaganda officer for President Trump, keeps writing horribly unfunny jokes on Twitter. Huckabee fashions himself to be a comedian — and I’ve even seen him in a comedy club before, way back in the day when Comix existed and had Ochi’s Lounge downstairs in Manhattan — but doesn’t seem to have much sense of humor or his audience. Here’s what he wrote the other day in response to criticism: I Tweet for my amusement and your amazement. To haters trolls and...

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Going Hollywood: Meet Jenny Zigrino

People were going Hollywood long before Bing Crosby starred in the 1933 film musical Going Hollywood. Certainly, though, countless unknowns have packed their bags and moved to Los Angeles in the years and decades since then, hoping for show business to discover them and make them a star! New York City may be the city everyone goes to make it there before making it everywhere, but Hollywood remains the place where stars are born and made. It’s Show Business, USA. This is a recurring feature, a complementary West Coast version of Meet Me In New York, The Comic’s Comic’s...

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