Day: December 7, 2016

Nina Conti is ready to get “In Your Face” for her New York debut at Barrow Street Theatre

Nina Conti has performed in New York City before, “way back years ago” in Greenwich Village, then about five years ago at the 59E59 Theatres. But when Conti returns next week for a limited run, she’ll be making her proper debut off Broadway. “This is probably my biggest deal I’ve done out there so far,” Conti told me over the phone from the UK. “It’s a better, stronger show. I think I’m in a better place.” Nina Conti: In Your Face will hold 13 performances over 10 dates, Dec. 12-23, 2016, at the Barrow Street Theatre. Her ventriloquist show not only...

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truTV orders Talk Show The Game Show with Guy Branum, renews other series

Congrats to Guy Branum, whose live comedy showcase, Talk Show The Game Show, has been picked up as a TV series for truTV! You might have guessed good things were in the offing for Branum, since he appears already in the new truTV ad campaigns. At any rate, here’s the official description for his show from the network: Talk Show the Game Show: Comedian Guy Branum (The Mindy Project, Chelsea Lately) brings his distinct point of view to truTV with the new series greenlight of Talk Show the Game Show, a hilarious mashup of two beloved television formats that...

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David Letterman interviews Tina Fey for The Hollywood Reporter

Tina Fey appears on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter‘s 2016 Women in Entertainment Power 100 issue, and none other than David Letterman has the interview with her. Neither Fey nor Letterman is onscreen any longer on a nightly nor weekly basis to talk and joke us through the world’s often-crazy headlines, so when they sat together for THR, they had plenty to talk about. Trump, obviously. But also parenting their own kids, and how comedy icons such as Lorne Michaels, Mitzi Shore and Charna Halpern served as comedy parents and/or mentors to them. Letterman’s interview with Fey advances her...

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