Month: October 2015

Ricky Gervais to return as host for Golden Globes in 2016

Our three-year sojourn with Tina Fey and Amy Poelher as our awards host queens has ended, and the Ricky Gervais Era is once again in session with the Golden Globes, as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Gervais would host the 2016 ceremonies live on NBC this January 2016. Can't wait to host The Golden Globes again. My only guarantee is that not everyone will enjoy it as much as me. pic.twitter.com/oqOO8KnyLV — Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) October 27, 2015 From the official press release: “We’re excited to have Ricky Gervais back to host the most enjoyable awards show of...

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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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Meet Me In New York: Sam Morril

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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