Day: September 30, 2015

Horatio Sanz, Fred Armisen help launch new Broadway Video outpost for Latino comedy: Mas Mejor

Former Saturday Night Live stars Horatio Sanz and Fred Armisen are helping their boss’s Broadway Video maintain some sense of diversity by incubating young Latino comedians with a new video outpost, to be called Mas Mejor. “There is no real hub for high-quality Latino comedy,” Sanz told AdWeek. Broadway Video announced the upcoming launch of Mas Mejor on Tuesday during Advertising Week in New York City. It’ll begin uploading wherever you see videos come January 2016, with a roster of comedic talent that includes stand-up comedian Gina Brillon, sketch/improv/character actor Frank Garcia-Hejl, Vine star David Lopez and sketch group Room...

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Rob Schneider’s self-made sitcom “Real Rob” coming to Netflix December 2015

Real Rob — an eight-episode sitcom that Rob Schneider wrote, produced, starred in and financed himself essentially on spec — has found a home with Netflix. The series will premiere on the streaming service Dec. 1, 2015. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to have our audience watch Real Rob on the best platform in the world — Netflix,” Schneider said. Real Rob mines the same field tilled by Seinfeld and Louie, combining stand-up sets by Schneider with heightened versions of his offstage reality. Schneider co-wrote the episodes with Patricia Azarcoya, who plays his TV wife. Max...

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