Day: September 22, 2014

South Park opens 18th season by mocking the Washington Redskins

The 18th season of South Park opens Wednesday night with a blitz against the Washington Redskins, and Comedy Central’s dynamic animated creative duo of Matt Stone and Trey Parker had this preview clip at the ready to broadcast during Sunday’s NFL game between Washington and the Philadelphia Eagles. The season premieres Wednesday at 10 p.m. Eastern/Pacific on Comedy Central. Roll the...

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Sheryl Underwood tells The Talk why she turned down The Queens of Comedy

In case you missed it last week, comedian Sheryl Underwood divulged a long-held secret to her co-hosts at The Talk about why Underwood never took part in The Queens of Comedy tours or TV/DVD specials. The Queens of Comedy came about after the huge success of The Kings of Comedy tour and concert film, which starred Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac, Cedric the Entertainer and D.L. Hughley. The Queens released their movie in 2001. Underwood claimed she turned down the original offer from producer Walter Latham back then because she was hesitant about the finances. When The Queens turned out...

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Kenan Thompson reportedly making SNL’s 40th season his 12th and final one as cast member

Kenan Thompson, who joined Saturday Night Live as a featured player for its 29th season back in 2003, reportedly will leave after this 40th season concludes in May. What Up With That? TMZ first reported the news today. SNL’s 40th season starts this week, with Chris Pratt hosting and Ariana Grande as the musical guest. Thompson, now 36, reportedly wanted to leave this summer, but SNL creator Lorne Michaels convinced him to stay through the continued transition of cast members and into this gala anniversary celebration. Thompson already had a sketch comedy career in children’s TV with All That...

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E! and Melissa Rivers announce “Fashion Police” will return in 2015; WGA writers on strike since 2013

Over the weekend, E! broadcast a special “Joan Day” to celebrate the life and work of the late Joan Rivers, and her daughter, Melissa, announced that Fashion Police would return in 2015. The full statement from E! on Friday read: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joan Rivers and, for the last two weeks, have turned our attention to honoring her memory on all of our platforms. We have also thought long and hard about what Joan would have wanted as it pertains to the future of Fashion Police. We decided, with Melissa Rivers’ blessing, that Joan...

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My Pod Week: Week ending 9/21/14

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! The Los Angeles Podcast Festival is coming to the Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills this weekend. This will be my first time attending and I’m looking forward to seeing my favorite shows and some others that I’m not yet familiar with. The festival was founded by podcasters Andy Wood, Dave Anthony, Graham Elwood, and Chris Mancini. Andy...

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