Day: September 15, 2014

Conan O’Brien, Weird Al Yankovic, Jon Lovitz joined the cast of The Simpsons, live at Hollywood Bowl

For three days and nights over the weekend, the Hollywood Bowl hosted a nostalgic throwback of epic proportions as the cast, past writers and friends of The Simpsons performed in tribute to the 25th anniversary of the animated TV series on FOX. Hank Azaria hosted, and his fellow voice castmates Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith showed up onstage, too. So did former Simpsons writer Conan O’Brien, to sing “The Monorail Song.” Jon Lovitz, Weird Al Yankovic and Beverly D’Angelo sang other new and old songs from the show’s massive catalog. TV Guide‘s Michael Schneider has a recap and photo...

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The lineup for season 3 of Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution on Comedy Central

Comedy Central has announced the featured comedians for the third season of Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution, which returns with a premiere episode at midnight Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Some of “Fluffy’s” favorites are back for more showcases in the new six-episode season, as well as his friend, Martin Moreno, serving as announcer and sidekick, plus Ozomatli returning once more as the house band. Kabir Singh and Lance Patrick perform in the premiere. Other stand-up comedians performing this time around include Ian Bagg, Barry Brewer, Gina Brillon, Shaun Latham, Mike Merrill, G Reilly, Alfred Robles, Jerry Rocha, Steve Simeone and...

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Live from New York, it’s Pete Davidson, your next new Saturday Night Live star

Pete Davidson is scheduled to perform stand-up comedy next weekend in Arlington, Va. But Lorne Michaels has other ideas. The Comic’s Comic has learned from multiple sources that Saturday Night Live wants the 20-year-old Staten Island native Davidson to join the featured players in the cast when SNL launches its 40th season on Sept. 27, 2014. SNL could make the announcement as early as today (UPDATED: The show did confirm the news this morning!). Michaels had told The New York Times on Friday that he was looking to add at least one additional cast member after rehiring and promoting former...

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My Pod Week: Week ending 9/14/14

Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn’t just a podcast producer and engineer; he’s also an avid fan of the form. “My Pod Week” recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! THIS IS RAD! By KYLE CLARK and MATTHEW BURNSIDE (“Ren Faire”) Back in May Kyle Clark, Matthew Burnside, Natalie Hazen, and Laura Knight went to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire. The adventure was recorded for the podcast. Producer Natalie Hazen was excited to finally release this episode after some laborious editing. Thanks to her Francis Ford Coppola-like thirst for...

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Kurt Braunohler on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Kurt Braunohler recently hopped on a Jet-Ski in Chicago and rode it all the way down along the Mississippi River to New Orleans, for charity. And for a webseries, “Roustabout,” that you’ll be able to watch online via Comedy Central. On Friday night’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Braunohler joked about how when he used to live in New York City, he’d visit dog parks even though he didn’t have a dog. He learned a few things. Well, one big thing that he wishes he had as a human when he was single. If only he’d learned about...

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