Month: August 2016

Denis Leary updates classic song with James Corden: “Trump’s an Asshole”

Denis Leary’s first big comedy song celebrated how he’s an asshole. More than two decades later, Leary updated the song with a parody version targeting Donald Trump. Leary appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Wednesday night, dressed as Bill Clinton accompanied by Corden as Hillary Clinton in a sketch putting them at the podium of last week’s Democratic National Convention. “Folks, I’d like to sing a song about the American dream. About me, about you and about Donald Trump, and that special feeling we all get whenever he speaks,” Leary said. Corden added: “You know,...

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Jeff Dye on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Stand-up comedian Jeff Dye has done so much television over the past few years since competing on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, I almost didn’t believe it when Jimmy Fallon introduced Dye on The Tonight Show as making his “late-night debut” on Wednesday night’s show. And yet. While you can see Dye leading Henry Winkler, Terry Bradshaw, George Foreman and William Shatner around the world on a bucket list series later this month for NBC, Better Late Than Never, you can see his stand-up on late-night network TV for the first time now. Which means he’s still introducing himself to...

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The 9/11 Seinfeld spec script you absolutely have to read today

Seinfeld went off the air on NBC in May 1998 with 76 million viewers tuning in to see Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer get their just punishments for being horrible New Yorkers. In recent years, parody Twitter accounts such as Modern Seinfeld and Seinfeld Current Day have imagined the foursome dealing with technology and social media and current headlines — gaining hundreds of thousands of followers in the process. But how have we gone this long without seeing how terribly each of them would react to 9/11? Thanks to comedian Billy Domineau’s new spec script, we now could imagine...

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Funny or Die lays off 37, shutters Silicon Valley engineering office

Just a few days after throwing its annual bash in Montreal for the comedy industry gathered at Just For Laughs, Funny or Die announced today it’d lay off 37 jobs — 30 percent of its workforce — and close the office in San Mateo, Calif., where the comedy company’s engineers worked. Here’s the official statement from Funny or Die: “While Funny Or Die has grown as a company over the last several years, we’ve remained committed to creating premium comedy. As we move into the future, we’ve decided to double-down and re-focus on making the kind of content that...

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Louis CK performing surprise show to benefit Acme Comedy Co. in Minneapolis

This just in: Louis CK is making an unscheduled extra stop on his stand-up tour in Minneapolis tonight. As Acme Comedy Co. told fans in an email this afternoon: “Louis CK heard about the recent struggles with the construction around Acme Comedy Co. and wanted to help out. He reached out and tonight at 10pm there is a surprise show with 100% of the ticket sales going to the club.” And just like that, it’s reportedly sold out. CK already was booked to play the Target Center arena at 8 p.m. tonight. Further reading: Previously in municipal problems plaguing Acme...

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