Author: Sean L. McCarthy

Kevin Hart announces 2018 Irresponsible Tour

Kevin Hart will return to an arena near you in 2018, as he’s just announced his new Irresponsbile Tour, kicking off New Year’s Eve in Orlando. The first 16 dates of the tour, produced by Live Nation, will feature new stand-up material, with tickets going on sale Oct. 20 at Hart’s last tour, What Now?, sold-out eight different arena dates in and around NYC, including Madison Square Garden, Barclays and the Prudential Center. In 2017, Hart published his memoir, “I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons,” launched a new digital platform (the LOL Network), and will soon co-star...

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Episode #176: Vladimir Caamaño

Vladimir Caamaño grew up in an immigrant Dominican family in the Bronx to live the American comedy dream. Since breaking out as a New Face in the 2015 Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, he has been anointed by Howie Mandel in a televised gala for The CW, co-wrote and starred in an NBC pilot based on his life and comedy with hit producer Bill Lawrence, and named one of Variety magazine’s Top 10 Comics to Watch in 2016. In 2017, Caamano has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and in HBO’s first English-speaking comedy showcase for HBO Latino,...

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Kumail Nanjiani monologue for Saturday Night Live

Kumail Nanjiani hosted the Oct. 14, 2017, episode of Saturday Night Live (season 43, episode 3) and delivered a stand-up comedy monologue that was as funny as it was heartfelt. Much like his critically-acclaimed movie from earlier this year, The Big Sick. Nanjiani touched not only on how his Muslim Pakistani family felt when he fell in love with a white American woman, but also on how racism and Islamophobia in the United States is fueled by ignorance. Roll the...

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The Rundown with Robin Thede premieres on BET

Welcome to the late-night TV hosting club, Robin Thede! Thursday night’s premiere of The Rundown with Robin Thede on BET proved that Thede had a lot more to offer than we saw in her brief tenure as head writer and correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. As Tiffany Haddish likes to say, “She ready.” Now it’s all Thede, keeping it 100 without a desk or a panel or correspondents to sidetrack us from her take on the week’s headlines. Written by black comedy writers for a black entertainment television audience, sure, but really meant for all...

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Bill Murray does a West Side Story medley with Jan Vogler and friends on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Not since William Shatner’s spoken-word music album became nostalgically and ironically hip in the 1990s have I not known what to make of something like this, but here was Bill Murray, performing a medley of West Side Story tunes alongside his classical music friends on Thursday’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Part spoken word. Part singing. Part something or other. Everyone in the audience agreed, Sharks and Jets alike, with Murray’s decision to add a line at the end, though, which speaks to the times we live in today. Roll...

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