Day: February 4, 2014

TBS orders eight episodes of Marlon Wayans’ “Funniest Wins” comedy competition series

America’s nationally televised singing competitions may be on the diminuendo in 2014, but perhaps that’s only to make room for a revival of stand-up comedy contests on TV?! TBS announced Tuesday that it has ordered an eight-episode summer series from Marlon Wayans — tentatively titled Funniest Wins — pitting comedians against one another for big cash prizes and a starring role in this Wayans brother’s webseries enterprise, What The Funny. It’ll be the third TV series this summer to spotlight stand-up comedians in primetime, joining America’s Got Talent and the revived Last Comic Standing, both on NBC. America’s Got Talent,...

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“Oh, Everything!” W. Kamau Bell hits the road for solo stand-up comedy tour in 2014

The late-night TV wars may be bracing for another round of battles without W. Kamau Bell in the fight in February 2014, but that just means there’s a much better chance for you to experience and enjoy Bell’s “Totally Biased” sense of humor in a hometown near you. Bell is hitting the road for his first solo stand-up tour since FX moved Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell to FXX and then off the airwaves late in 2013. His “Oh, Everything!” tour kicks off March 12 in Bloomington, Ind., and continues through the spring across the country, with tickets...

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David Steinberg’s season 3 premiere of “Inside Comedy” on Showtime with Zach Galifianakis, Jimmy Fallon

Showtime debuted the third season of David Steinberg’s Inside Comedy interview series on Monday night, and now has put the whole half-hour online for you to view, whether or not you’re a Showtime subscriber. In this episode, Steinberg first sits down with Zach Galifianakis, and then has a chat with Jimmy Fallon. Timely! New episodes of Inside Comedy air Monday nights on Showtime. Roll the...

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Henry Cho on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Henry Cho‘s wife is from a small all-white town in Alabama, so just imagine how they react when Cho and his side of the family come to visit. Then again, you don’t have to imagine it, as Cho explained it during his stand-up set on Monday’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Cho has three kids, and now that they’re old enough to know their dad is a stand-up comedian, at least one of his sons is testing out his own sense of humor. Pity the poor substitute teachers who have to figure this out, whether it’s 13-year-old Jackson...

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Helen Hong on The Arsenio Hall Show

Black don’t crack. Just look at Arsenio Hall, as Helen Hong noted opening her stand-up set on Monday’s Arsenio. Black don’t crack is a cool saying, but Asians age well, too — and Hong thinks they need a catchphrase to honor that. “Rice stays nice!” You know what’s not nice? The texts men send Hong immediately after getting her digits. Her digits do not equal your digit, fellas. Especially if you’re not going to let her know what you’re working with. One question, though, what size Red Bull can are we talking about here? If that’s not offensive enough for...

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