Day: July 17, 2014

Marlon Wayans on the “Funniest Wins” philosophy, a lack of sibling rivalries and touring with his brothers Keenen, Damon and Shawn

Marlon Wayans already was hard at work on his new comedy competition series, Funniest Wins on TBS, when he heard that his older brother, Keenen Ivory Wayans, was joining the other competition as a judge on Last Comic Standing. “I think my lawyer may have told me,” Marlon Wayans told The Comic’s Comic this afternoon. “I don’t know who it was. I think it was one of my agents.” But no worries. Marlon was happy for his older brother to be back on TV, too. “My brother is a really great judge of comedy,” Marlon said of Keenen. “People...

Read More announces “The Jim Norton Show,” a talk show miniseries

VICE announced today that it’ll debut its newest talk show online, as The Jim Norton Show will air on starting next Wednesday — July 23, 2014 — hosted by stand-up comedian and radio personality Jim Norton. Norton filmed this limited-edition webseries of a talk show earlier this summer in New York City, with stand-up comedy, guest comedians and in-depth uncensored interviews with the likes of Mike Tyson, Dana White and Freeway Rick Ross. “I wanted to do a talk show that reminded me of the old school ones I loved as a kid, without all the fake enthusiasm and sound bite-driven conversations....

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Mark Normand on Conan and The Half Hour this week: Still Got It!

Mark Normand returned to Conan on Wednesday night to defend sluts, of all people. Sluts, he tells ya! It’s a big week for Normand. The stand-up comedian, based in New York City but originally from New Orleans, also just released his first stand-up comedy album and will see his first half-hour TV special air this weekend on Comedy Central’s The Half Hour. Normand jokes that he rebelled against his neighborhood by adopting a voice that’s distinctly “1940s auctioneer.” And even his comedy feels like a bit of a throwback. Almost as if he had a heart-to-heart sit-down with Don...

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