Day: May 16, 2014

The Venetian Las Vegas devotes comedy stage exclusively to female performers with “Lipshtick”

Las Vegas may have countless entertainment options in and around the Vegas Strip of resorts and casinos, but when it comes to comedy, it remains home mainly to men. The comedians with short- or long-term residencies in Vegas right now? Carrot Top (Luxor), Terry Fator (The Mirage), Vinnie Favorito (The Flamingo), Andrew Dice Clay (the Hard Rock Hotel), Louie Anderson (The Plaza). And that’s not even including the comedy magicians and hypnotists with their own open-ended shows. Plus, George Wallace just recently finished a 10-year-run in Sin City. There may be other “traditional” comedy clubs operating inside casinos, too, such as...

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Les Moonves, in his own words, on having Neil Patrick Harris and/or Joel McHale on future CBS TV series

CBS Corp. President and CEO Les Moonves set the record straight — sort of — appearing on Bloomberg News on Thursday afternoon, responding to reports, rumors and innuendos regarding the future of Neil Patrick Harris and Joel McHale with CBS. Moonves said his previous meeting with NPH was a general discussion, no offers on the table. But today? Yes, sure, Moonves would love to be in business with Harris. “We’d love to have Neil back in the family in any way he wants to do it — variety, do another comedy, you know, who knows?” he said. Who knows,...

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AMC strikes forward with Chris Hardwick’s All-Star Celebrity Bowling series

A generation ago, Billy Hardwick was a professional bowler, ABC was the TV network that aired bowling to a national viewing audience, and AMF were the three big letters in bowling. In 2014, it’s Chris Hardwick’s turn down the alley and AMC is the place to see it. Yes, Chris Hardwick, son of the late professional bowler Billy Hardwick and well-known TV personality on AMC thanks to Talking Dead and Talking Bad, will bring his Nerdist webseries, All-Star Celebrity Bowling, to the cable channel. AMC announced an order of eight half-hour episodes today. It also ordered two other slightly...

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Jasper Redd on The Arsenio Hall Show

Jasper Redd wanted to address America last night, and so he spoke out on Arsenio. The comedian envisioned a day in which President Barack Obama finds his legacy commemorated in coin. Perhaps the penny? Redd jokes about how the penny is the blackest of money, and uses “his third eye” to see racial metaphors in other aspects of life, too. Roll the...

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Must Love Comics. Wanted: Ladies aged 18-29 to room with female comedian, for Comedy Central webseries

Here’s a classified ad you don’t see every day. Reply at your own risk! Or reward! Could you be part of the next Odd Couple? Or the next Single White Female? I report. You decide! Comedy Central is NOW CASTING a fresh new web series! We’re looking for female roommates ages 18-29 who would be willing to hang with a female comedian for a week! We want to go through your daily routine and get to know your inner circle — the more the merrier! We’re looking for everyday people with fun personalities. Upload a recent photo or vine here and...

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