Day: September 16, 2015

Ian Karmel on The Late Late Show with James Corden

Ian Karmel cannot believe he has the name he has with the look he has, especially since he’s living in Los Angeles now and working as a writer for The Late Late Show with James Corden. “I look more like a giant panda than Ryan Gosling,” he jokes. “I want to get down to Hollywood fat.” On the upside, though, he gets to perform stand-up comedy on Tuesday night’s Late Late Show to make that joke. Roll the...

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Breaking Bad, Breaking Dad: Steve Rannazzisi comes clean about his 9/11 story

Steve Rannazzisi has shared some sordid tales on his friend Ari Shaffir’s Comedy Central series, This Is Not Happening, but one of his most-told tales about the Twin Towers was too tall for the truth. In a dramatic turnabout, just a few days before his new stand-up special “Breaking Dad” debuts on Comedy Central on Sept. 19, Rannazzisi has come clean about where he was and where he wasn’t in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. “I was not at the Trade Center on that day,” he said in a statement provided by his publicist, Matthew Labov. “I...

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The finale of AGT10: Is this the year a comedian wins America’s Got Talent?

Is this the year a comedian wins America’s Got Talent? Well, for two things, we’ve already had a ventriloquist win the $1 million prize and a headlining gig in Las Vegas (see: Terry Fator, season two), and last year, a magician won, so we’ve circled the comedy wagons to include people who include jokes in their acts. And we’ve seen stand-up comedians finish runner-up twice before (see: Taylor Williamson, season eight; and Tom Cotter, season seven). Everything about Tuesday night’s live final performances on NBC seemed to indicate a funny person will win this 10th season of AGT, too....

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