Day: October 25, 2016

“Kicking Through the Ashes: My Life as a Stand-Up in the 1980s Comedy Boom,” by Ritch Shydner

Almost four years ago, after appearing in the documentary, I Am Comic, comedian Ritch Shydner began walking back down Memory Lane through his life as a stand-up comedian during the comedy boom of the 1980s, sharing stories with his Facebook friends. In the beginning of 2013, Shydner even shared more polished versions of two of these stories with The Comic’s Comic and my readers — then, it was part of his one-man show, “Looking for the Big Laugh.” You can read how Shydner recalled grabbing a key role as a series regular on FOX’s Married… with Children, only to see it...

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Ana Gasteyer performs “Trump Kind of Christmas” on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Sporting the same “Nasty Woman” black T-shirt as Samantha Bee on Monday’s Full Frontal, Ana Gasteyer appeared on Monday’s Late Night with Seth Meyers under the pretense of putting on a Christmas musical special with Donald Trump. Because, sure, why not, all things are possible in 2016. So here is Ana Gasteyer performing “Trump Kind of Christmas.” Roll the clip! You know Gasteyer from her stint in the cast on Saturday Night Live, and most recently co-starring in ABC’s The Goldbergs, Netflix’s Lady Dynamite and the new TBS series, People of Earth. Gasteyer actually is kicking off a two-week run of...

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Orlando Baxter on Conan

Orlando Baxter made his late-night stand-up debut on Monday’s Conan, and the Boston-based comedian joked about how this compares to his previous job as an in-suspension schoolteacher. Baxter took his one-man show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer. How’s he doing in his new career? Let me put it to you this way: How do you think he’s doing? Roll the...

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