Month: July 2014

How To: Audition for Last Comic Standing 9 on NBC in 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, it may be two weeks too early to declare a winner in the eighth season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. But as you watch the final five finalists face off in stand-up competitions over the next three Thursdays, you may be thinking to yourself: How can I get in on this competition? Easy answer: Gmail. NBC already renewed Last Comic for a ninth season to air in summer 2015 — and just like this year, there will be no open-call auditions at comedy clubs across America. Top comedians will make it to the judges and our...

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Dan Naturman’s Quarterfinals performance on America’s Got Talent 2014

Dan Naturman played it cool in his preview profile that set up his quarterfinals appearance live Tuesday night on America’s Got Talent. This year’s AGT voting also includes a partnership with Google, so if you Googled Dan Naturman America’s Got Talent, you’d go right to a voting tab for him or the other 11 acts who competed last night — with voting open until noon today. Naturman, 44, never been married, doesn’t keep up with the news in Canada and wonders about the ads for prescription drugs. How do you like him now, ladies? Roll the...

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Jim Gaffigan’s CBS sitcom gets 10-episode order at TV Land with Comedy Central partnership on “The Gaffigan Show”

Jim Gaffigan filmed two pilots in the past year-and-a-half for CBS, and two of Viacom’s sister cable companies have swooped in to pick Gaffigan’s semi-autobiographical sitcom up to series! TV Land announced a 10-episode order tonight of The Gaffigan Show, created by Gaffigan and Peter Tolan, with episodes repeating one week later on Viacom sibling Comedy Central. The Gaffigan Show is a single-cam starring Gaffigan as himself, a stand-up comedian, husband and father of five, trying to balance it all with his love of food. His best-selling book, “Dad Is Fat,” is being followed up this fall by another...

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Comedy Dynamics launches lineup of archived stand-up comedy specials on Hulu

New Wave’s Comedy Dynamics debuted its new Hulu channel today. You can check out the following stand-up comedy specials at your convenience, free of charge. The initial lineup at launch includes: Louie Anderson, Big Baby Boomer (2012) Josh Blue, Sticky Change (2012) Kyle Cease, Weirder. Blacker. Dimpler. (2007) Mickey Cucchiella, Short Stories (2013) Whitney Cummings, Money Shot (2011) Nick DiPaolo, Raw Nerve (2011) Dave Foley, Relatively Well (2013) Todd Glass, Talks About Stuff (2012) Dana Gould, I Know It’s Wrong (2013) Gary Gulman, In This Economy (2013) Tom Green, Live (2012) Richard Jeni, Platypus Man (1992) Aaron Karo, The...

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Carrie Keagan’s open letter to Late-Night TV: “Hire Some Women Already!”

Carrie Keagan, who was great late in the mornings as host of VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live from 2011-2013, could, would and perhaps should also be great as host of a late-night TV show. If only the TV networks would give Keagan that chance. Or any lady, for that matter. In an open letter published online today in Vanity Fair, Keagan took TV to task for this massively egregious and longstanding oversight. She writes, in part: The usual excuse, when networks hang yet another late-night show on yet-another Y chromosome, is that there simply aren’t any women with the right...

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