Day: October 5, 2016

What Your Microphone Grip Says About You, by Stu Melton

This column originally appeared on Stu Melton’s site, A Comedian’s Notebook, and is republished here with the author’s permission. Top: Illustration by Anthony So “What Your Microphone Grip Says About You” By Stu Melton Every stand up comedian has her or his or her or his own unique microphone grip; it’s what makes her or him (or her) special. I’ve collected a comprehensive list of ALL the grips that are out there. Every single one! If you tell jokes into a microphone, there’s a description here waiting specifically for you. I’ve been hunting different mic grips for years, and...

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Late Night with Seth Meyers heads to Washington., D.C., for week of tapings Oct. 10-13, 2016

Looking to capitalize on its increased buzz thanks to “A Closer Look” at Seth Meyers and his politically-minded comedy pieces, Late Night with Seth Meyers is heading to the nation’s capital next week for four nights of tapings. The NBC show will tape shows from Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, through Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. It’s the first trip outside of the 30 Rock studios for Meyers and his Late Night crew. Free tickets are available here. NBC made the announcement late yesterday, with a guest list that will include Vice President Joe Biden, Dr....

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Ryan Donahue on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Ryan Donahue made his late-night TV debut on Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, and as a grown man, Donahue joked about realizing that he was a kid collecting thousands of photos of athletic men (baseball cards). But a lot of life turned out differently than Donahue thought when he was growing up. One thing you can tell about an older person, though? Loud sitting! And youth is based on which words they choose to abbreviate. LOL! Roll the...

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Eliza Skinner on The Late Late Show with James Corden

What is crazy and what is merely the appropriate emotional response? That’s what Eliza Skinner wanted to explore in her stand-up set on Tuesday’s episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, where Skinner also works as a writer. She also joked about having a younger ex-boyfriend, which meant having to withhold many “life spoilers” from him. Roll the...

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