Day: July 2, 2013

Showtime hits the road this summer with Tig Notaro for fan-picked stand-up tour, documentary

Tig Notaro is hitting the road this summer for a very special stand-up comedy tour. Just how special? “Showtime is going to be filming my tour this summer, beginning in early August,” Notaro says in this clip uploaded yesterday from Seal Beach, Calif. “And we’re looking for venues for me to perform in. So if you’d like for me to be on your rooftop, your basement, backyard, living room, garage, in your barn. You tell me where I’m going.” The tour/documentary will be called Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro — executive produced by Notaro, along with Ken Druckerman and Banks Tarver, with Christopher...

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Zach Sherwin switches it up, drops the comedy moniker in “Stage Name” and “SWITCHITUP”

You may have noticed a couple of weeks ago, when Zach Sherwin appeared on FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, Bell introduced him not as MC Mr. Napkins, but as Sherwin. That’s how it’s meant to be now. Sherwin has dropped his comedy moniker for his more common nomenclature. Why? Do all comedians in the rap or hip-hop game need MC handles? Do any? Sherwin doesn’t feel he needs his anymore, so has declared his independence — on his birthday of July 1, no less. He has shed it aside, and now he can fly away from his...

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Nick Cannon talks the return of WIld ‘N Out on MTV2

Wild ‘N Out returns to the MTV airwaves after a six-year absence, resurfacing on MTV2 on July 9, 2013, with host Nick Cannon, several of his original improv comedy battlers and special guest Kevin Hart. Two teams of comedians and rappers play short games forcing them to ad-lib songs based off of audience suggestions (for a game called “R & Beef”), drop insults on things everybody loves (for a game called “Hate On It”) and other topics. In the season premiere, Cannon even manages to make a lip-sync joke while “hating” on his wife, Mariah Carey — who was...

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Graphic of the Day: Late-night TV covers Obama climate plan ignored by Sunday morning talk shows

President Barack Obama gave a big speech last week about climate change and carbon pollution. Or as the science people who use big words like to call the problem: Global warning. As ThinkProgress discovered in the days since Obama’s speech, his solution received coverage and opinions from the TV networks — just not in the time slot during which you’d expect and hope it to be discussed. While Jay Leno and David Letterman both cracked wise about climate, and The Daily Show with guest host John Oliver devoted a few minutes to the topic, it received nary a second...

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