Day: November 14, 2012

Samuel Comroe’s late-night TV debut on Conan

Samuel Comroe made his late-night TV debut last night on Conan, thanks to Ricky Gervais, and even more specifically, thanks to Comroe winning Gervais’ Just Sayin App contest. Comroe joked about living with Tourette’s, and also received an invite from Conan O’Brien to sit down for a panel interview segment. Congrats, Samuel! Roll the...

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Marcus Monroe wins the eighth annual Andy Kaufman Award

In what other competition but the Andy Kaufman Awards will you find a juggler competing against a ventriloquist, a street performer, two actors in character and two stand-up comedians? No, not America’s Got Talent. At the Andy Kaufman Awards finals, these Americans really do have talent. There is no Gong Show element thrown into the mix, just for the trainwreck factor to lure you in. If there were, would you even know what was happening? Such was the mystique of Kaufman. Last night, juggler Marcus Monroe edged out stand-up comedian Joe Machi and five other performers to win the...

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Comedy Headlines for 11/14/12

What’s happening in the comedy world now… Brandon T. Jackson officially has landed the lead role in the CBS TV reboot of Beverly Hills Cop — Jackson will play the son of Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy). The TV series will catch back up with Foley and his son, a generation after the events of the movie comedy trilogy. TV Land has renewed Soul Man, starring Cedric The Entertainer and Niecy Nash, for a second season. That follows separate news from the cable channel that it has expanded the second season of The Exes,¬†adding another 10 episodes for a total...

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Ellen DeGeneres addresses Kate McKinnon’s SNL impersonation of her, on “Ellen”

If you watched Saturday Night Live last weekend, then you saw Kate McKinnon impersonate Ellen DeGeneres in a sketch making light of the silliness that is daytime’s popular talk show, Ellen. If you didn’t see SNL on TV, then you missed out, because NBC hadn’t made the clip available online. Thankfully, DeGeneres herself addressed the sketch on her own show, complete with a fairly thorough highlights package and commentary. On McKinnon, DeGeneres said: “She’s really funny. I’m going to invite her to L.A. because I want her to go to Thanksgiving for me.” Roll the...

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