Author: Sean L. McCarthy

Here are your Writers Guild Award nominees from 2018

Congrats to all the hard-working scribes out there getting the most out of their WGA memberships! Here are the comedy-related nominees this year. 2019 Writers Guild Awards Nominees COMEDY SERIES Atlanta, Written by Ibra Ake, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Taofik Kolade, Jamal Olori, Stefani Robinson, Paul Simms; FX Networks Barry, Written by Alec Berg, Duffy Boudreau, Bill Hader, Emily Heller, Liz Sarnoff, Ben Smith, Sarah Solemani; HBO GLOW, Written by Liz Flahive, Tara Herrmann, Nick Jones, Jenji Kohan, Carly Mensch, Marquita Robinson, Kim Rosenstock, Sascha Rothchild, Rachel Shukert; Netflix The Good Place, Written by Megan Amram, Christopher Encell, Kate Gersten, Cord Jefferson, Andrew...

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Patton Oswalt, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Fred Armisen vie for Grammy’s Best Comedy Album of 2018

Three former Grammy-winning comedians are vying for another Grammy Award for the Best Comedy Album of 2018. Best Comedy Album: “Annihilation” — Patton Oswalt “Equanimity & The Bird Revelation” — Dave Chappelle “Noble Ape” — Jim Gaffigan “Standup For Drummers” — Fred Armisen “Tamborine” — Chris Rock Chappelle won last year. Oswalt the year before that. And Rock back in 2006. Don’t be surprised to see any of them win again. Gaffigan has his best shot, though. Do be surprised if Armisen wins. But that’s not all. Tiffany Haddish is up for her first Grammy, not for her stand-up...

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Here are your 2019 Golden Globes nominees for comedy (and musical, and sometimes dramatic comedy)

It’s not every year we get major news on four different major awards in 24 hours, but 2018 is not every year. The Golden Globes decided they enjoyed seeing Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg present one award together so much, they asked the two actors to pair up and host the whole darned thing for 2019. Oh currently stars in BBC America’s drama Killing Eve, while SNL alum Samberg finds his sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine moving from FOX to NBC this January. The 2019 Globes will air live on NBC coast to coast Sunday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m....

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R.I.P. Chuck Dauble

You probably could name at least one famous person who came out of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, if not several dozen. But everybody who performed at the UCB could tell you about Chuck Dauble. They’d describe Dauble as affable and irritable, sometimes at the same time. They might tell you he loved Detroit and its sports teams. They might recall his improv shows with fellow Chucks Todd and Sanders. They might regale with you escapades at UCB’s house bar, McManus. I can tell you how he was always the nicest, easiest person to work...

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Hannah Gadsby addresses “the good men” at the 2018 Women in Entertainment Gala

Hannah Gadsby took to the podium this week at the 2018 Women in Entertainment gala. It’s been quite a year for Gadsby, and a year for women in entertainment, too. Gadsby took aim at “the good men” in show business and everywhere else, and delivered some real talk. “I want to speak about the very big problem I have with the good men, especially the good men who take it upon themselves to talk about the bad men. I find good men talking about bad men incredibly irritating, and this is something the good men are doing a lot...

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