Day: April 25, 2012

The 10 Questions Everyone Asks Stand-Up Comedians

Stand-up comedian Josh Gondelman isn’t unlike most other stand-ups who work the road and also work on their acts in their home cities and clubs. When he’s not onstage, he often fields queries both strange and stranger from the “civilian” population. Gondelman sat down for Thought Catalog, thought about it, and compiled the 10 most popular questions he seems to hear over and over again, as well as the answers for those questions so maybe audiences and strangers alike will stop asking. Alas. Alack. They’ll probably keep asking. This, he figured, is the second-most annoying question thrown his (and...

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3D Monty Python doc on Graham Chapman, Jim Norton special on tap for EPIX in 2012

EPIX revealed its upcoming original programming plans for the rest of 2012, which includes a reunion of the living members of Monty Python for a documentary on the late Graham Chapman, as well as a new stand-up special from Jim Norton. “These original programs are a great complement to the impressive motion pictures coming to EPIX – the stories are moving, the laughs are real, and the end result is entertaining programs that allow us to give viewers even more reasons to come to Epix on TV, online and on devices,” EPIX CEO and president Mark Greenberg said in a...

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President Obama gives props to Key & Peele, slow jams the news with Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon and his Late Night crew traveled to the University of North Carolina campus for a special episode of their show for the chance to talk with President Barack Obama on Tuesday night. And did they talk. Obama noted that he hasn’t had much time to keep up with current TV and movies, but said his staff had shown him a clip of Comedy Central’s Key & Peele — specifically a sketch in which Jordan Peele impersonates the president while Keegan-Michael Key serves as Obama’s translator. “They’ve got a guy who imitates me pretty well,” Obama said, adding...

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