Day: February 23, 2017

Alec Baldwin will host a night of comedy about bad parenting at Carolines on Broadway

For all of the things you’ve heard about Donald Trump, at least it seems as though he loves his kids. It seems that way, doesn’t it? For Trump impersonator on Saturday Night Live and celebrated actor Alec Baldwin, he’s certainly made headlines in the past for sounding like a bad parent. And for one night only, Baldwin will host a night of stand-up comedy and stories about bad parenting. Carolines on Broadway just announced the gig: “Bad Parent with Alec Baldwin.” March 23, 2017. Tickets: $38.25 (plus two-drink minimum) Here’s the show description: Admit it. You’ve been a bad parent....

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R.I.P. Alan Colmes (1950-2017)

He may be remembered today as the one man who kept Sean Hannity in check for 13 years, or even as a radio talk-show giant before and after that, but Alan Colmes was at heart a stand-up comedian. Colmes died today, after recently taking a hiatus at the end of January to deal with lymphoma. He was 66. “As I previously mentioned on the show last year, there would be times I would be taking off from the show to deal with a medical issue. This is why I’ve been out recently and will be out this week as...

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Josh Johnson’s late-night TV debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

For his late-night TV debut as a stand-up comedian, Josh Johnson flew his high-school teacher up to New York City to watch his performance in person on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Not just because Johnson is a nice guy. But also to make sure his teacher’s prediction came true. Johnson joked about how you know when you’re at a good party, trying to share a single bed with several other men, and battling with a ceiling fan. Roll the clip! Shoutout to Mr. Ward! #FallonTonight — Fallon Tonight (@FallonTonight) February 23,...

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Netflix adding half-hour stand-up comedy specials from Nikki Glaser, Deon Cole, Beth Stelling, Nate Bargatze, Fortune Feimster and Dan Soder

Just when you thought Netflix couldn’t possibly announce more comedy specials, here’s news of a new slate of half-hour stand-up offerings the streaming giant will produce next week. Nikki Glaser, Deon Cole, Beth Stelling, Nate Bargatze, Fortune Feimster, and Dan Soder will tape their first half-hours for Netflix next week in Los Angeles. Go here for free tickets. Four of these comedians all put out hour specials within the past two years previously for Comedy Central. No word yet on whether Netflix plans additional half-hours. The platform did put out a series of half-hour sketch comedy specials last year called...

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