Author: Sean L. McCarthy

The Umbilical Brothers on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Umbilical Brothers, aka David Collins and Shane Dundas, have entertained audiences from Australia and around the world for two decades with their physical comedy, and they made their first appearance Friday on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The Umbilical Brothers will stick around for the next month in NYC, performing their show “Speedmouse” at Theatre...

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Review: Katherine Ryan’s “In Trouble” on Netflix

Katherine Ryan is only the second stand-up comedian from the United Kingdom granted an official Netflix comedy special, and she’s actually Canadian. So winner winner, cheeky sinner! I wrote about Katherine Ryan: In Trouble for my friends at Decider, and here’s the topical lede… Twenty minutes into her first stand-up special, Katherine Ryan declares, from her place onstage at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, circa mid-2016, that when her special In Trouble debuted Valentine’s Day on Netflix: “We either have a female president, or we’re in the middle of a world war.” Not yet on both counts. But close...

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John Leguizamo preps “Latin History for Morons” for Public Theater Off-Broadway run

After workshopping his newest one-man show in San Francisco and elsewhere around America, John Leguizamo is ready to return to his native New York City with “Latin History for Morons,” opening Feb. 24, 2017, for at least a two-month run at The Public Theater. Here’s the official show description: Emmy and Obie Award winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) schools his son—and the rest of us—on the buried and forgotten history of Latinos in the Americas in this outrageously funny one-man show about uncovering the truth, and recovering from the past.  Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son’s...

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Katherine Ryan on Conan

Katherine Ryan is a Canadian comedian living in Great Britain, but for her debut late-night TV performance in America on Conan, she’d rather fill us in first on her life as a single mother. Which includes learning Hebrew. Just in case. Ryan’s first Netflix special, In Trouble, premiered on Tuesday. Roll the clip....

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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah makes President Donald Trump Tweet like an eight-year-old again

Since President Donald J. Trump loves his Twitter account so much, and yet continues to act like a spoiled brat on it, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah did the next right thing: They created a browser extension so Trump’s Tweets read like he’s an eight-year-old. Or, in other words: Make Trump Tweets Eight Again. You can go here to download the extension for your screen in Google Chrome. Here’s Noah with more on this breaking development: If you think Trump tweets like a child, we have just the thing for you: — The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow)...

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