Author: Sean L. McCarthy

Kevin Hart will host the 2019 Oscars

The Academy Awards will have a brand-new host for 2019: Kevin Hart. Hart broke the news himself tonight via social media. “For years I have been asked if I would ever Host the Oscars and my answer was always the same…I said that it would be the opportunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian and that it will happen when it’s suppose to. I am so happy to say the day has finally come to host the Oscars.” View this post on Instagram For years I have been asked if I would ever Host the Oscars and...

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Episode #236: Rosebud Baker

Rosebud Baker has two famous names if you know where to look. Her family business isn’t exactly Citizen Kane, although if you were paying any attention to politics, then you know a life of stand-up comedy and podcasting about Justin Bieber is a far cry from her grandfather’s past as Secretary of State and bff with President George H.W. Bush. Rosebud started out as an actress — she co-starred in the 2010 Sundance reality series, Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, and now co-hosts a podcast about Justin Bieber called Two Less Lonely Girls. In between, Rosebud has...

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YouTube dropping plans for premium originals, going ad-supported in 2019

YouTube is pivoting away from both original programming and premium subscription services. Sounds like a bad thing. And yet. Even though you shouldn’t be pitching your new original comedy ideas to the video giant, you will be able to continue watching comedy on YouTube for free. YouTube is dropping what was once called YouTube Red and then YouTube Premium. I mean, you can still pay for YouTube Premium. But you won’t have to in 2019, as the service will offer its original programming for free with ads. Which means more you will be able to tune into the service’s...

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