Author: Sean L. McCarthy

Enjoy this pitch perfect 30 For 30 treatment of “The Karate Kid” #TBT

If you haven’t yet treated yourself to the first season of Cobra Kai on YouTube, better get to it before season two drops next week. The series wonderfully spins the whole saga of The Karate Kid around and around, making you question who really is the hero and who is the villain, and is anyone really one or the other. And now there’s this 30 For 30 mini-mockumentary spoof that lets you see how ESPN would treat this throwback Thursday look back at 1984. Roll the...

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2018 Peabody Awards winners include Hannah Gadsby, Hasan Minhaj, “Barry,” + “The Good Place”

Congratulations to Hannah Gadsby, Bill Hader, Hasan Minhaj, and everyone living in The Good Place for their new biographical notations as Peabody Award winners! Here are the official citations from The Peabodys…they’ll all be feted May 18 in the annual ceremony held in New York City, this year hosted by Ronan Farrow. BARRY: 2018 | HBO Entertainment in association with Alec Berg and Hanarply “Saturday Night Live” alum Bill Hader has built a dark comedy off the unlikely premise of a hitman who really wants to be an actor and earnestly pursues his dream under the guidance of his has-been...

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HBO announces finalists for 7th annual American Black Film Festival “Comedy Wings” Competition

Five finalists emerged after a semifinals showcase for the ABFF Comedy Wings Competition this week held at the HaHa Comedy Club in Los Angeles, and hosted by Chris Spencer. The finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip and (2) festival passes to the 23rd American Black Film Festival from June 12-16. Each finalist will then go toe-to-toe in a comedy battle on Friday, June 14 at the New World Center in Miami for a chance to win a $5,000 cash prize and attend an informational meeting with HBO talent executives. Comedian Deon Cole will host. Allan CunninghamBrian Tucker Kevin D....

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Viceland kills VICE LIVE after just seven weeks of late-night live TV

After just 28 episodes over seven weeks, VICE LIVE has died at the hands of its creator, the TV channel Viceland. The live late-night program featured comedians Marie Faustin, Zack Fox, Sandy Honig and rapper/host Fat Tony. “For the past two months, Vice Live has been doing it live from our Brooklyn HQ four nights a week with an unpredictable, beautifully crazy show that has showcased the best of Vice and shined a light on some of the hottest emerging talent in the worlds of comedy, music, television, and food,” Viceland President Guy Slattery wrote in a staff memo. “Looking...

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