Day: June 3, 2011

Ben Bailey will have second TV game show to get recognized from, NBC’s “Who’s Still Standing?”

Stand-up comedian Ben Bailey — who has won an Emmy for his work hosting the Discovery Channel game show, Cash Cab — has added a second TV trivia game show to his resume. This time, Bailey is going primetime network, as NBC announced today that he'll be the host of its new quiz show, Who's Still Standing?, when it debuts later this year or in 2012. Based on an Israeli series (and also familiar to people who watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the show offers the chance for one contestant to win up to $1 million by defeating opponents in a fast-paced trivia game, with losing contestants dropping through trap doors in the floor. "Ben is clever, entertaining and a huge authority in the trivia world," said NBC's Paul Telegdy. "Through its questions, this series taps into so many areas of knowledge and consistently builds to a drop, so everyone at home will enjoy playing along." "I am really psyched to be hosting this new show 'Who's Still Standing?' because it's totally unlike any other show," said Bailey. "Contestants can win up to a million bucks but they could also drop through the floor, literally. It's got great trivia, it's got big money prizes, and it's got real action and on top of all that, I don't have to deal with driving in any traffic. I am really excited...

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Watch Jesse Joyce play an alcoholic stand-up comedian in the independent movie, “Stags”

For his role in the independent feature film, Stags, Jesse Joyce plays a brooding, alcoholic stand-up comedian. A real stretch, right? As Joyce readily tells his comedy club audiences, he no longer drinks. But he still can act drunk in the movies! Stags has its world premiere tonight at the Dance With Films festival in Los Angeles, with an East Coast premiere to come June 24 at the Visionfest festival in New York City. Produced by Ben Barenholz (Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, Requiem for a Dream), and directed by Jamie Greenberg, the film revolves around four career bachelors. Here's the trailer…Roll it!   In this clip of Joyce performing at the Skyline Comedy Club, he talks in the opening minute about filming Stags and wanting to make sure he got the comedy part right. In addition, Joyce told The Comic's Comic: "Here's the way I describe it…it's basically Swingers meets Sex and The City – for dudes. I'm kind of the dark-horse character. I'm the one who kind of fucks stuff up in the film. I guess the other talking point worth a mention is that Jamie Greenberg, the writer/director was cool enough to trust me to write all the stand-up for the character. He had stuff on the page, but since he's not a stand up, we talked about it and he let me rework the sets to keep...

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Friday Giveaway! Win the U.S. DVD package of “American: The Bill Hicks Story”

A special two-DVD edition of the 2010 documentary, American: The Bill Hicks Story, finally arrives in America on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. And one lucky reader of The Comic's Comic can win it for free! The two-disc set includes more than five hours of extras, rarely seen footage, plus footage from the 2010 SXSW festival as well as festivals in the U.K. with the Hicks family, Bill's own personal audio journal, and a collector's booklet. Take a look:   Now how do you win yourself all of this for free? Let's see. How about this. In the comments of this post, please name your favorite Bill Hicks quote and tell us why it means so much to you. OK?...

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