Day: September 18, 2013

Bill Bellamy on The Arsenio Hall Show

Bill Bellamy performed stand-up on The Arsenio Hall Show last night, and fun fact Arsenio mentions in the introduction: Did you know Bellamy coined the term “booty call?” Fun fact. This time around, Bellamy wanted to talk about his recent trips to Nigeria — where he received a full African bodyguard detail — and to Boston, where he didn’t. Bellamy also has a Denzel Washington impersonation that comes out whenever he drinks. Or whenever he does stand-up on TV. Whichever comes first. Then again, it could just be an excuse to seduce a female audience member. You decide. Roll...

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Ian Roberts on running “one of the really good TV sketch shows,” Comedy Central’s Key & Peele

Comedy Central’s sketch comedy series, Key & Peele, returns for its third-season premiere tonight. From the start of each premise, through a wonderful job of heightening and tight closing buttons to sketches, it’s simply great comedy. And the tremendous onscreen chemistry between leads Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele certainly adds even more to that. Just check out this third-season trailer. Check it! Key and Peele had history together as co-stars on FOX’s long-running SNL competitor, MADtv. But what about the UCB connection? UCB?! The Comic’s Comic caught up with Upright Citizens Brigade co-founder Ian Roberts, who serves as showrunner for Key &...

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Taylor Williamson’s finale performances on America’s Got Talent 2013

We’ll find out tonight on NBC if Taylor Williamson won the $1 million grand prize and Vegas show on the 2013 edition of America’s Got Talent. But first, let’s take another look at Williamson’s stand-up comedy performances on last night’s live show from Radio City Music Hall as part of the final six contestants on AGT. Howard Stern, one of the four judges on the show, told his Twitter following afterward that he felt Williamson could emerge victorious. Roll the clips! First, Williamson claimed AGT producers wanted him to repeat his jokes from earlier this season for the finale....

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