Day: August 25, 2016

Here are the comedians and celebrities for the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe

Comedy Central continues its tradition of mashing up comedians, friends and random celebrities and infamous people for the dais of its annual celebrity roasts for this weekend’s planned Roast of Rob Lowe. The full, final lineup of roasters toasting Lowe? David Spade will preside over the #LoweRoast, with comedians Jeff Ross, David Spade, Pete Davidson, Nikki Glaser, Rob Riggle and Jimmy Carr, plus jests from Ann Coulter, Jewel, Peyton Manning and Ralph Macchio. Ross is the real deal “Roast Master,” despite Spade carrying that title for the Lowe Roast on the TV. Glaser is hot off of her second...

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HBO Comedy rebooting new editions of Tracey Ullman sketch, Def Comedy, plus stand-up hours from T.J. Miller, Pete Holmes and Jerrod Carmichael

HBO’s comedy brand is offering something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue for Fall 2016, announcing new editions of Tracey Ullman’s signature sketch comedy, a revamped Def Comedy showcase series from Russell Simmons, plus stand-up hours from Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller, Pete Holmes and Jerrod Carmichael. Let’s break it down: Jerrod Carmichael will tape his second special for the network this fall to debut in 2017. The special will be produced for HBO by A24. Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the Store debuted on HBO in 2014. Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds taped already, back in April at Chicago’s...

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The Final Edition releasing first original National Lampoon comedy album in 35 years

Throwback Thursday to the Future? Tony Hendra, who produced National Lampoon‘s first album back in 1972, is back with Jeff Kreisler and the rest of his team at The Final Edition to produce and release the Lampoon’s first original comedy album since the early 1980s. “Are There Any Triggers Here Tonight?” comes out Sept. 9, 2016. The new album takes on the concept of a “live” performance in three parts at a small Ohio college, as the audience of college students and administrators becomes more and more triggered by the satirical sketches and jokes, which include takes on Bernie...

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