Day: March 17, 2016

Robbie Praw leaves Just For Laughs to head up Netflix stand-up comedy; Robyn Kaszor upped to lead JFL booker

Who books that? It’s an oft-posed question whenever your comedian friend lands a huge opportunity, and among the best stand-up gigs in the show business these days are a Netflix special and a slot in Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival. Both of those places now have new bookers in charge, so please congratulate them both, but don’t be so eager about it to ask them for hours, New Faces or anything in between today. Robbie Praw has left Just For Laughs to program stand-up comedy specials and more for Netflix. Praw joined JFL 12 years ago as a production...

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Here’s Hillary Clinton’s appearance on Broad City with Abbi and Ilana

That moment when Abbi and Ilana get so big with Broad City that they can attract a former First Lady and current presidential frontrunner to the show. “You know of me?” Ilana Glazer asked Hillary Clinton when Clinton called to her by name in this week’s episode on Comedy Central, wherein Ilana volunteer’s for Clinton’s 2016 campaign at headquarters in Brooklyn. “Well, you’re wearing a name tag,” Clinton replied. Roll the clip! YAS YAS...

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Episode #73: Bonnie McFarlane

Bonnie McFarlane is a comedian and writer who grew up on a farm in northern Canada. She has appeared on two seasons of Last Comic Standing, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman and has an HBO comedy special to her credit. She wrote and directed the documentary, Women Aren’t Funny, and cohosts the podcast My Wife Hates Me with her husband, comedian Rich Vos. She has a new memoir out called “You’re Better Than Me“, and she tells me all about it. So let’s get to it! Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android |...

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