Day: December 2, 2015

“Thank God For Jokes,” Mike Birbiglia’s new one-man show going Off-Broadway in February 2016

Mike Birbiglia’s latest stand-up tour is headed Off-Broadway, back to the same theater at 45 Bleecker St. where Birbiglia developed Sleepwalk With Me. Mike Birbiglia: Thank God For Jokes will play Lynn Redgrave Theater, with previews beginning Feb. 2, 2016, and an official opening Feb. 11. “I’m so excited to be returning to the Lynn Redgrave Theater, where I performed Sleepwalk, my first play eight years ago,” Birbiglia said. “It’s going to be a really special six weeks. I’ll see you there, or awkwardly on the F train right before it.” The show’s official description: Mike Birbiglia declares that a...

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Beacon Theatre sets big comedy slate in 2016 with Jerry Seinfeld residency and much more

Sebastian Maniscalco joked on Facebook last week that he should move to New York City in 2016 because he’s already sold enough tickets for six shows at the Beacon Theatre, and they aren’t even happening until May. Meanwhile, Jerry Seinfeld just announced an actual residency for 2016 at the Beacon, performing once monthly from January through June (so far) at the 2,800-seat theater on Broadway’s Upper West Side. “My favorite theater in New York to perform in has always been The Beacon. Comedians live for certain houses that just feel ‘alive’ for some reason,” Seinfeld said in Tuesday’s announcement....

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Dan Cummins on Conan

Dan Cummins‘ fiancee loves to butter him up. Good for the marriage, but all that fattening is making him fat. As Cummins explained on Monday’s Conan, he also has two young children who he says are very smart. Good for their education, bad for him with all of the questions and lack of peaceful time for him. You take the good with the bad, right? Roll the...

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Jonah Ray to host new reboot of MST3K, joined by Patton Oswalt, Felicia Day, Baron Vaughn, Hampton Yount

MST3K will come back with a brand-new cast, Kickstarted by 30,000 fans already to the tune of $3.5 million and counting. Original creator and star of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Joel Hodgson, launched the Kickstarter in November. Hodgson said the money raised so far will fund six new episodes. If the campaign raises $5.5 million by its completion on Dec. 12, the season could double to 12 episodes. MST3K premiered in 1988 on KTMA in Minneapolis, made it to The Comedy Channel, which begat Comedy Central, went off the air in 1997, was revived by fans and picked up...

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