Day: November 16, 2016

Gabriel Iglesias embarking on FluffyMania World Tour: 20 Years of Comedy in 2017

Gabriel Iglesias, just a month shy of releasing his latest one-hour stand-up comedy special on Netflix, has announced a global tour in 2017 to celebrate his 20th anniversary as a stand-up comedian. Tickets go on sale this Friday (Nov. 18, 2016) for Gabriel Iglesias FluffyMania World Tour: 20 Years of Comedy., which will kick off in February in the United States before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Europe. He’s actually got a few dates still lined up in 2016 in California and Arizona. Check out all of his tour stops online. I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry,...

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Gad Elmaleh to release stand-up specials in both French and English for Netflix in 2017

Mon Dieu! Gad Elmaleh, after spending the past year adjusting to life in America, is ready to report his findings in not one but two stand-up specials for Netflix in 2017. The first, Gad Gone Wild, will debut globally on Jan. 24, 2017, and performed mostly in French. A second special, performed in English, will premiere later in the year. Built upon the jokes that made him famous when he started to perform overseas, Gad Gone Wild mixes English, French and Arab and entertains the audience with absurd situations he experienced and still is today in his daily life in...

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TBS renews Full Frontal with Samantha Bee through 2017, moves show to Wednesday nights

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee has been renewed for a second season starting in 2017. TBS announced the renewal today, along with a new timeslot — Bee’s weekly satire series will move from Monday nights to Wednesdays, still at 10:30 p.m. Eastern/Pacific, starting Jan. 11, 2017. “I am only sorry that this renewal leaves me unavailable for a cabinet position in the new administration,” Bee said. “I will, however, be available to host the White House Correspondents Dinner, seeing as I already bought the dress.” As I wrote back in April, Bee has set herself apart from the late-night...

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Comics Come Home 22 exposes divisiveness of audiences to political comedy in 2016

Denis Leary isn’t afraid of being an asshole. It’s the title of his longtime hit comedy single, and Leary has even updated it with the times. This August, Leary changed his 1990s tune to “Trump’s An Asshole” for a performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden. And on Saturday night, in the TD Garden arena for Leary’s 22nd annual Comics Come Home benefit in Boston, raising money for the Cam Neely Foundation, Leary made fun of both President-elect Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. Leary even put up a photo of Trump next to an...

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Dana Gould on Conan

Leave it to Dana Gould to help us sort through our feelings as a nation, and to do so by comparing Halloween with Thanksgiving, and noting that love is not something you have to yell out at a rally. “The fact is, I’ve met far too many bald men with ponytails to expect this world to make sense,” Gould joked in his performance on Tuesday’s episode of Conan. By the way, if you ever find yourself surrounded by water filled with snakes and alligators, time to rethink your life choices. Speaking of which… Gould has created a new series...

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