Author: Sean L. McCarthy

Chris Rock dropping his Netflix “Tamborine” for Valentine’s Day 2018

Surprise! All that tamborine teasing on Netflix recently was a prelude to comedian Chris Rock dropping his first stand-up special for the streaming giant overnight tonight — fresh for you Valentines. Tomorrow. Tamborine. @netflixisajoke pic.twitter.com/RPVhPv5mmq — Chris Rock (@chrisrock) February 13, 2018 Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Chris Rock, who redefined stand-up comedy with his hilarious and brilliant takes on relationships, race and society, comes to Netflix with Chris Rock: Tamborine, his first stand-up special in ten years, premiering Wednesday, February 14, 2018. With his trademark laser-like observations, Rock covers the gamut of contemporary issues, with incisive and insightful...

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R.I.P. Marty Allen (1922-2018)

Goodbye dere. Marty Allen died on Monday in Las Vegas, from complications from pneumonia. Allen was 95. He was a favorite both on TV and in Vegas casinos for decades as the wild-eyed comedy partner of Steve Rossi. I spoke with Allen three years ago for his 93rd birthday. He was still performing then with his wife, Karon, and told me in 2015: “I’ve been a very lucky person.” Over the years, he performed on Ed Sullivan on the same episode with The Beatles, made Elvis laugh, and even met the Pope. “The fact that I’m entertaining. I love...

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is going on a live concert tour!

Rachel Bloom and her Crazy Ex-Girlfriend pals put on some shows over the weekend in Connecticut and New York City, but why not let the rest of America get to hear them live, too, right? So get ready for that! From the press release out now: The cast of the CW’s award-winning musical comedy CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND is taking their show on the road in this live, eight-city music tour beginning March 31. Join Rachel Bloom, select cast and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND songwriters as they bring the show’s songs to life in this very special event. Confirmed participants on the tour...

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Michelle Wolf will host her own weekly late-night talker for Netflix

Congratulations to Michelle Wolf! As reported first by The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is giving Wolf her own weekly late-night talk show, to debut later this year. From my roommate’s dad’s password to my own show. Thanks @netflix!! 🐺 https://t.co/nBfPZRYqrb — Michelle Wolf (@michelleisawolf) February 12, 2018 Netflix canned Chelsea, but is getting back into topical talk this coming weekend with the launch of The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale. The streaming giant also has a monthly talk show hosted by David Letterman. Wolf’s show will be run by Dan Powell (Inside Amy Schumer) and Christine Nangle (The President’s Show)....

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Kevin Hart and his Plastic Cup Boys will host “Straight From The Hart” weekly on SiriusXM

Kevin Hart’s own SiriusXM channel, Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Radio, will debut this Wednesday on SiriusXM Channel 96, complete with the comedian’s own weekly talk show. Straight from The Hart, hosted by Hart alongside his co-hosts, the Plastic Cup Boys, will premiere Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) before moving to its regular weekly timeslot on Mondays at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT). “Bringing the Laugh Out Loud brand and comedians to my SiriusXM channel is an exciting opportunity to break new ground in the comedy world,” said Hart. “I want to make as many...

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