Day: November 18, 2016

Meet Me In New York: Adam Wade

What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they’re comedians? No, that’s not it. It is a fact, though, that America’s biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood, but New York City is where comedians are born funny, become funny or arrive to thrust their funny upon us. I think we should meet some of these people. This is a recurring feature, a mini-profile of newcomers, up-and-comers and overcomers of New York’s vibrant comedy scene....

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Review: Colin Quinn, “The New York Story” on Netflix

I had a nice chat with Colin Quinn earlier this week about how much New York City has changed since he and Donald Trump were kids, which not only conveniently brought us back to themes such as immigration — which play the primary role in the narrative arc of Quinn’s new Netflix special, The New York Story — but also allowed us to joke about real-estate prices and construction. You can read our interview on Decider. And now I’ve published a separate review. My thoughts on Quinn’s piece have evolved since seeing his off-Broadway run of the show, just...

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Wyatt Cenac releases free EP about his thoughts on Election 2016: “One Angry Night in November”

Wyatt Cenac not only celebrated the fourth anniversary of his weekly comedy showcase this Monday night, but recorded a 17-minute performance at his Night Train show in Brooklyn, which he has released now as a free EP for anyone who subscribes to his email newsletter. Night Train presents Wyatt Cenac: One Angry Night in November collects the comedian and former Daily Show correspondent’s feelings about the 2016 presidential election. “I hope that is not the deal with the devil that Chicago Cubs fans made to win the World Series,” Cenac jokes, before going in on the voting habits of...

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Comedy Central renews Kevin Hart’s “Hart of the City” for second season

Before the first season wraps up this Sunday night, Comedy Central has announced a second-season renewal for Kevin Hart’s stand-up showcase series, Hart of the City. “Stand-up comedy doesn’t just belong to New York and LA —‘Hart of the City’ is about shining a light on some of the most talented, hardworking comedians in the game, hailing from cities you don’t normally see on TV,” said Hart. “In season two, we’re covering even more ground to give fans a taste of the local flavor in comedy scenes across the country.” “We are pushing Kevin to develop a stronger work...

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