Day: January 28, 2013

Comedy Headlines for 1/28/13

What’s happening in the comedy world now… FOX shut down production on Ben & Kate over the weekend. The network earlier last week announced it had pulled the rookie sitcom from the primetime schedule. Thirteen episodes aired. HBO has renewed Lena Dunham’s Girls for a third season, as previously reported by Dunham herself. Baba Booey! Gary Dell’abate gets his own VH1 show. For what it’s worth, he’ll be hosting VH1 Classic’s For What It’s Worth, debuting on Feb. 21 with fellow host Jon Hein. They’ll appraise pop-culture items. CBS continues liking celebrity prank shows. From LMNO Productions, who have...

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Panhandler Party on the NYC subway

What’s this: A prank on unsuspecting New York City residents and tourists, not conducted by Improv Everywhere? It’s possible. In fact, it’s happened before and will happen again. Anyone who rides the MTA’s subway lines knows what it’s like to have your ride interrupted by a panhandler. Last summer, comedians decided to see what would happen if an entire car on the 4 train were overrun by panhandlers. Panhandler Party! Featuring┬áNick Cobb and Jen Kwok as the two Tracys, Jane Aquilina, Rob King, Andrew Ginsburg, Sean Allison, and Gary Lee Mahmoud, who also wrote and co-produced this sketch. Roll...

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An invitation from the My Damn Channel Comedy Network

My business associates, colleagues and friends at My Damn Channel have an announcement to make. They have launched the My Damn Channel Comedy Network. What does that mean? And what does that mean for you? For My Damn Channel, it means founder and CEO Rob Barnett has hired Eric Mortensen, the former senior director of content and programming at Blip, to direct My Damn Channel’s programming and acquisitions. The plan for 2013: Add hundreds of new series and performers to and its series of YouTube channels. “For the past six years, we’ve worked with some of the best...

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