Day: February 3, 2015

Meet Me In New York: Keith Alberstadt

What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they’re comedians? No, that’s not it. It is a fact, though, that America’s biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood, but New York City is where comedians are born funny, become funny or arrive to thrust their funny upon us. I think we should meet some of these people. This is a recurring feature, a mini-profile of newcomers, up-and-comers and overcomers of New York’s vibrant comedy scene....

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Meet the “Funny Girls” of new Oxygen documentary TV series

Oxygen has been documenting the lives of six stand-up comedians in Los Angeles, living together and trying to make it in show business. But this isn’t The Real World. This is Funny Girls. And now it can be told that the stars of Funny Girls, premiering 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, are Scout Durwood, Calise Hawkins, Yamaneika Saunders, Nicole Aimee Schreiber, Stephanie Simbari and Ester Steinberg. “These six multicultural, sassy women bring real, bold humor to the male-dominated comedy industry,” said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. “Their courageous, risk-taking personalities and inspiring...

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Bill Burr, Louis C.K., Jon Hamm, John Oliver, Paul Rudd and Amy Schumer join Jon Stewart for 2015’s Night of Too Many Stars on Comedy Central

Comedy Central and Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions announced today the first all-stars booked for its biennial autism benefit, “Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs,” and they include Bill Burr, Louis C.K., Jon Hamm, John Oliver, Paul Rudd and Amy Schumer. The 2015 edition of “Night of Too Many Stars” will tape Feb. 28, 2015, at the Beacon Theatre in New York City and premiere March 8 on Comedy Central. As in past editions, this night also will include live phone banks on March 8, manned by celebrities who’ll include Larry David, Martin Short and Larry...

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