Day: October 26, 2015

Here are your comedy winners from the 2015 New York Television Festival

Winning a prize at the New York Television Festival might not put your independent TV pilot on the air immediately, but it definitely will put you on the map and on the radar for the executives and showrunners who are looking to hire the next great voice. Even just before finding out he’d won an award in this year’s “Independent Pilot Competition,” Victor Varnado told me on Saturday that the more important facet to festivals such as NYTVF is the ability to take meetings afterward. And Luke Cunningham revealed Saturday during the festival’s annual “Late-Night Writers” panel that a...

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Austin Martinez keeps it 100 with “EMOJIJAM” music video

This song not only is relevant, topical and funny, but also quite a fun song to jam to anytime. So, thank you Austin Martinez (aka comedians Molly Austin and Shamikah Martinez) for bringing us “EMOJIJAM” to kick off this week. Roll the clip! A photo posted by Austin Martinez (@austinmartinezcomedy) on Oct 26, 2015 at 8:05am PDT And if you want to get caught up on what Austin and Martinez have been up to recently, or plan on doing going forward, well, then, you’re in luck! Because they uploaded a video explaining all of said things late last...

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Episode #29: The Grawlix (Ben Roy, Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl)

You don’t have to be high or a cartoon obscenity nerd to appreciate The Grawlix. But you did have to be a mile high to get to Denver to join the group, which in the early 2000s helped build a good comedy town into a vibrant comedy scene. Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy formed The Grawlix as a live showcase, eventually making a web series and now a TV series, Those Who Can’t, debuting in early 2016 on truTV. I sat down with the fellas as they prepared to sneak a peek at their new show during...

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