Day: January 16, 2013

The full list of comedians for Comedy Central’s second season of “The Half Hour”

Comedy Central is continuing with its new series of half-hour stand-up comedy showcases, called The Half Hour (previously known as Comedy Central Presents). They’ll tape in Boston, as they did last year, at Royale, from Feb. 26 through March 1, 2013. Air dates to be determined later in 2013.┬áStay tuned for details on obtaining tickets to the tapings (I’ll update this post accordingly). FREE TICKETS and the SCHEDULE here Here are the 17 comedians to make the cut. Look forward to seeing them on your TV later in 2013. Congrats to all! ANDY HAYNES BARON VAUGHN BEN KRONBERG BRODY...

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5 Comedians Who Inspired Kevin Hart, In His Own Words

Kevin Hart has been out and about this week to promote his new “fake reality” series, Real Husbands of Hollywood, which premiered last night on BET and which Hart calls a “dumbed-down Curb Your Enthusiasm.”┬áHart answered questions yesterday from fans for SiriusXM’s new limited-edition “Town Hall Radio” (Channel 142) as part of a conversation with SiriusXM’s Sway. Here’s what Hart had to say about the five comedians who inspired him. 1) Chris Rock “Chris Rock is a mentor and a friend. Reason being, because Chris Rock has taken stand-up comedy and elevated it into a business. Where he is...

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Comedy Headlines for 1/16/13

What’s happening in the comedy world now… Over the holidays, ABC announced it would air original episodes of Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23 on Sunday nights as well as Tuesdays. That didn’t last long. No more Sundays for both sitcoms. Instead, the 10 p.m. Sunday hour will be filled with Shark Tank repeats. Steve Harvey has signed an exclusive deal with Clear Channel, renewing his relationship with them for his syndicated morning radio show. His daytime TV talker also has been renewed for a second season. NBC is developing a multi-cam sitcom based on...

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