Day: May 2, 2016

Before They Were Stars: Carrot Top and Todd Barry were extras in “Police Academy 5”

Now it can be known, and now, once more, it can be shown. In this clip from the 1998 movie, Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach, we see the Police Academy graduates at the airport, along with two hungry young stand-up comedians, Todd Barry and Scott Thompson (Carrot Top). They both came up through the South Florida comedy scene, and here they are in perhaps their first big-screen credits! Two other things to consider: Todd Barry once had more hair than Carrot Top? Will the real Carrot Top please stand up? Roll the clip! (Thanks to Ken Reid for...

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Craig Ferguson wins second consecutive Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host (“Celebrity Name Game”)

Congrats to Craig Ferguson for feeling doubly validated for moving from late-night to daytime and talk shows to game shows, as Ferguson has won his second consecutive Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host. Ferguson hosts Celebrity Name Game, which airs in syndication, sometimes in the morning, sometimes in the early evenings, and sometimes both! Sweet. 2nd #Emmy for @CelebNameGame. Well done @JohnDQuinn @FMNATV and @LionsgateTV. #winning #DaytimeEmmys — Craig Ferguson (@CraigyFerg) May 2,...

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Episode #85: Cristela Alonzo

Cristela Alonzo grew up so poor in south Texas, the first-generation Mexican American lived with her single mother and siblings in an abandoned diner. Back then she learned English from watching TV and dreamed of a life as an actress. She found her true love in stand-up comedy, and that eventually led to her co-creating and starring in her own ABC sitcom, Cristela. She could have gone on to co-anchor The View. Who knows, she still might! In the meantime, she gives a voice to the upcoming Angry Birds movie and is prepping her first Netflix special. Cristela let...

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