Day: March 2, 2015

Netflix sets dates for Wet Hot American Summer miniseries, stand-up specials from Jen Kirkman, Chris D’Elia

Netflix has announced premiere dates for its upcoming slate of original series and stand-up comedy specials including the long-awaited reunion of Wet Hot American Summer, as a miniseries prequel (WHAS: First Day of Camp) on July 17. Just take a look at the confirmed cast: The streaming service also has acquired the latest stand-up specials from Chris D’Elia and Jen Kirkman. Chris D’Elia: Incorrigible will premiere April 17, while Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) will bow on May 22. The third season of award-winning Orange is the New Black, meanwhile, returns on June 12,...

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Not just another “White Guy Talk Show” debuts late-night weeknights on Fuse

The late-night TV landscape welcomes a new player tonight, as White Guy Talk Show debuts at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on fuse — with one big catch, or make that two: Neither of its co-hosts are white guys! Saurin Choksi and Grace Parra, comedians who coincidentally both grew up in Houston, take the helm of the new half-hour talker that jump-starts late-night TV Mondays-Thursdays. Fuse bills it as a show that celebrates “music, movies, social media, celebrity and tech news, but from a point of view that’s 100% unique to the talk show world: a younger, multicultural and millennial point...

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The Final Edition presents, “Secret Diaries of a Terrorist,” first in a satirical webseries

If you thought this weekend’s Saturday Night Live sketch about a college-aged daughter joining ISIS crossed some lines, then just wait until you see what satirical publication The Final Edition already has produced in a new video called “Secret Diaries of a Terrorist.” The almost 8-minute sketch, which doubles as a pilot presentation, stars Egyptian-American stand-up comedian Ahmed Ahmed as the titular terrorist, Mustafa, in a broad family sitcom setting and an over-the-top laugh track. Qurrat Ann Kadwani plays “7th Wife,” Jenn Dodd and Liana Afuni play “Daughters 49 and 48,” Ryan Jackson plays “Legitimate Son,” and J. Lemish...

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60 Minutes profile of Larry David

Larry David starred in a fictional Broadway production as part of his HBO series, Curb Your Enthusiasm, but he’s really starring on Broadway for the first time this month in a play he wrote that’s already a box-office smash, Fish in the Dark. And so, Charlie Rose got David to sit down — but not stop chewing gum, apparently — for a 60 Minutes interview and profile. Rose spent the first part of the segment trying to pin down David on who he really is, making the case on David’s behalf that he couldn’t possibly be the jerk he...

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Owen Benjamin on The Late Late Show

Owen Benjamin performed on Friday’s The Late Late Show with guest host Kunal Nayyar. Benjamin came ready with plenty of driving etiquette tips — for one thing, we need to control our monster road-rage impulses, and having only one type of horn isn’t helping matters. Benjamin also has tips for successful traffic merges that pay it forward. Roll the...

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