Day: January 12, 2016

Showtime orders “I’m Dying Up Here” to series, looking back at 1970s Los Angeles comedy scene

The comedy boom of the 1970s in Los Angeles will explode again onscreen on Showtime in 2016 as the cable network announced today it’d ordered the adaptation of memoir I’m Dying Up Here to series. It films this fall in Los Angeles. The announcement came during Showtime’s turn at the winter TV Critics Association (TCA) convention. From Showtime’s official announcement: We’ve picked up new one-hour comedy I’M DYING UP HERE from executive producer Jim Carrey to series!  Set in L.A.’s celebrated, infamous stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s, during which the careers of many of the comedy superstars began, the series...

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Tom Segura: Mostly Stories, on Netflix

Tom Segura has a funny new stand-up special out on Netflix called Mostly Stories, and I wrote a review of it for my friends at Decider! Here’s an excerpt: So far he has learned that hiring a personal trainer is fraught with unforeseen dangers, that he doesn’t know how to handle someone else’s crying baby in a movie theater, and that people in different parts of the country behave pretty much how you’re imagining them — you’re not fooling anyone into thinking you’re as good as the real Paris just because you’ve built a miniature version of the Eiffel...

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Joe List on Conan

Joe List has a sweet fiance, but perhaps there’s a better way for her to let him know he’s not hot? Don’t worry, though. He’ll never cheat on her. For the obvious reasons, and also for several funny ones, which List explained in his performance Monday night on Conan. Roll the...

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