Day: December 16, 2016

TBS will end 2016 with weeklong Binge-A-Thon of its five new comedy series

TBS is so happy about how the cable giant rebranded itself as a comedy station in 2016, that it’s closing out the year with a weeklong “Binge-A-Thon” of five of its new comedies. From the network’s press release: At the center of the TBS Binge-A-Thon will be a nightly primetime showcase, which will shine a spotlight on a different series each night, with a full season of episodes presented with limited commercials from 7:30 p.m. – midnight (ET/PT). The primetime showcase will kick off with the first season of The Detour on Monday, followed by Search Party on Tuesday,...

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Netflix’s 2017 comedy slate will kick off with weekly stand-up specials, Valentine’s Day variety special with Michael Bolton and friends

Netflix has been pumping out a new stand-up hour almost weekly, and they’re already set to keep up that pace to kick off 2017, announcing four upcoming specials for January, plus Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special to come in the first Tuesday of February. Bolton has established some comedy cred, appearing alongside The Lonely Island guys in SNL shorts and their Popstar movie. Akiva Schaffer and Scott Aukerman direct Bolton’s Valentine’s Day variety special, premiering Feb. 7, 2017, with Bolton singing and joined by Andy Samberg, Casey Wilson, Chris Parnell, Eric Andre, Jorma Taccone, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph,...

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Freeform orders “Alone Together” to series, starring Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo

Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo will star in a new TV sitcom ordered up by Freeform (the cable channel formerly known as ABC Family) called Alone Together. Meet @littleesther and @benjiaflalo! They’re friends in real life and star in the new @FreeformTV scripted comedy series #AloneTogether. — Alone Together (@AloneTogether) December 15, 2016 Povitsky, a former Montreal New Face at Just For Laughs, appears as Maya in The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. She’s also shown up in episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Lady Dynamite, New Girl, Love, and Workaholics. Aflalo performed on the Comedy Dynamics/Hulu showcase, Coming to the Stage, and...

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Gad Elmaleh on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Gad Elmaleh is French Moroccan, but the comedian and actor is fully assimilating into America now, as he demonstrated in this stand-up performance in English on Thursday’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. You can hear Elmaleh describe his move to America and learning English and why in Episode #23 of my podcast, Last Things First. In the meantime, roll the...

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