Author: Sean L. McCarthy

Review: Daniel Sloss, “Dark” and “Jigsaw” on Netflix

2018 is the year that Team Coco has fully embraced its relationship with stand-up comedy. Sure, the Conan team always has supported comedians, and even put out comedy albums before. But over the past 12 months, the brand also has jumped into the festival game, and become a centerpoint of the late-night TV show’s pivot from an hour to a half-hour, focused even more on comedy. And now Team Coco is putting out comedy specials. Its first for Netflix is a double-feature starring British stand-up Daniel Sloss. Sloss has performed eight times on Conan in only five years, so...

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Episode #229: Ted Alexandro

Ted Alexandro has made multiple appearances on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson and The View, had two half-hour specials on Comedy Central, and spent the past couple of years touring theaters and arenas around the world with Jim Gaffigan. He also is one of the co-founders of the New York Comedians Coalition, which successfully organized hundreds of comedians to negotiate the first pay raise in decades in New York City’s comedy clubs. When he’s at home in his native New York City, you can often see Alexandro perform at The Comedy Cellar. He just released his third self-produced stand-up...

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LeClerc Andre’s TV debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

LeClerc Andre stood tall in his TV debut on Friday’s Tonight Show, and not just because he’s already 6-foot-6. Andre had arrived at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival this summer as an Unrepped New Face, and here, a few months later, he delivered that same winning performance for a national television audience. Andre joked about going to swimming school as an adult, and the hazards of dating on dry land. Roll the...

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Jaboukie Young-White joins The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah has added Jaboukie Young-White as the latest correspondent to join “The World’s Fakest News Team” which includes Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta, Desi Lydic, Dulcé Sloan and Roy Wood Jr. Young-White will make his debut on the show tonight, at 11 p.m. ET/PT with an in-studio desk piece. Young-White (@jaboukie) is a comedian and filmmaker from Chicago. You may remember just seeing him perform the other night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. His other credits include the films Rough Night and Set It Up. Young-White was named one of Variety’s 2018 10 Comics to Watch. He has performed stand-up...

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