Author: Sean L. McCarthy

Janelle James on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Janelle James is having a moment. From touring with top of the A-list comedians in arenas and theaters, to hosting her own comedy festival over the winter in Brooklyn, James is on the rise. On Tuesday’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, she joked about how we all have that one cheerful friend to keep us going through the down times. Which beats having Alexa laugh at you in the middle of the night. Roll the...

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Piff The Magic Dragon and Taylor Williamson perform on AGT: Champions

Piff The Magic Dragon may not have won America’s Got Talent, nor even advanced to the finals of AGT: Champions, but he revealed on Monday’s show that he’s already a winner. Just getting the AGT audition helped him stay in America, and since appearing on TV, his comedy/magic act has found a home at The Flamingo resort and casino in Las Vegas. Roll the clip! Taylor Williamson, meanwhile, finished runner-up on AGT, but number one on judge Heidi Klum’s heart. Sort of. “Now, I make more money doing comedy than Bill Cosby,” he...

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R.I.P. William Stephenson (1957-2019)

William Stephenson and I once shared 50 straight hours together inside The Comic Strip. Stephenson was hosting. I was live-blogging. We may have been the only folks in the joint to go stir-crazy and still keep a friendly sense of humor about the 50-hour stand-up comedy marathon that set a Guinness World Record at the time in June 2008. You could always count on “Weeeyum” to get the crowd going and keep it going at any comedy club around New York City. Most nights in recent years, Stephenson could be found onstage at The Comedy Cellar or out on...

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