Author: Sean L. McCarthy

Impractical Jokers to host/star in Misery Index game show for TBS

The Impractical Jokers are getting a promotion? The guys who star in truTV’s most popular series will host a brand-new game show for sister “superstation” TBS. Misery Index, a new unscripted series inspired by the outrageously entertaining card game Sh*t Happens, will feature Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano from The Tenderloins and Impractical Jokers. The game will feature two teams — each consisting of one contestant and two Tenderloins. Teams will compete against each other by attempting to determine the ranking of hilarious and miserable real-life events — from getting fired to accidentally sexting your grandfather — on a scale...

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Stand-up contest at inaugural Palm Springs comedy fest includes cash prize and Step1 special

The inaugural Palm Springs International Comedy Festival (PSICF) www.PalmSpringsComedyFest.com continues to come together nicely, a month before kick off. The festival already announced that it’ll present Kathy Griffin with the “Comedian of the Year” Award, and Illeana Douglas the “Pioneer in Comedy Award.” That’s in the first weekend, Nov. 9-11. In the second weekend, Nov. 16-18, the fest will host a stand-up comedy competition, and reward the winner with $1,000 cast, plus a half-hour comedy special the new urban streaming network, Step1 TV. The special also will air locally on KTVA-TV (Ch. 35.10). “I’m super excited to work along Palm Springs International Comedy...

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Jimmy Kimmel Live returns to Brooklyn for tapings Oct. 15-19, 2018

Jimmy Kimmel Live is heading back to Brooklyn this month. Kimmel announced the news on Friday’s show. ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! returns to Brooklyn for five original shows, Monday-Friday Oct. 15-19, 2018. His guests in Brooklyn will include Adam Sandler, John Krasinski, Cardi B, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mike Birbiglia and musical performances from St. Vincent, BeBe Rexha, Wu Tang Clan and more. The show will tape in front of a live studio audience from the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House. This will be the fourth time that Kimmel and his show have broadcast from BAM. You can...

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Devin Field on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Devin Field has a new half-hour of stand-up comedy on Comedy Central, but if you missed the premiere of that last weekend, then you can check out five minutes from Field right here on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In this clip, you’ll learn how he really feels about Pixar movies, and the fall of straight white men from power. Roll the...

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This Week at The Comedy Cellar will premiere Oct. 26, 2018, on Comedy Central

Speaking of The Comedy Cellar, and aren’t we all talking about the New York City club even more this month than ever before? Comedy Central announced that This Week at The Comedy Cellar will premiere Friday Oct. 26, 2018. The weekly late-night stand-up series and talk show will fill the 11 p.m. slot otherwise taken by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Mondays-Thursdays. And remind more than a few of Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. Plus more jokes in front of live audiences! On Friday nights, you’ll see stand-up sets recorded at The Comedy Cellar earlier that week, interspersed...

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