Day: March 14, 2017

Fusion’s “Fatherless” documentary follows Baron Vaughn, and here’s the trailer

Baron Vaughn, the comedian and actor you’ve seen on Grace and Frankie and soon will hear on the reboot of MST3K (and heard on Episode #81 of Last Things First), grew up without a father. In the new documentary, Fatherless, Vaughn decided to find out more about his father. And even perhaps find his father to meet him for the first time. Fusion will debut Fatherless on April 2, 2017. Here’s the trailer. Roll...

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Spike TV plans a comedic tribute roast of Alec Baldwin

Three years after paying tribute to comedic icon Don Rickles, Spike TV is returning for another “One Night Only” special at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, but this time to celebrate actor Alec Baldwin. Baldwin’s tribute will attract celebrity friends and comedians for a June 25 taping at the Apollo, with the special to air July 9, 2017, on Spike. “Alec is an original and one of the greats. Heroic, complicated, legendary, brilliant and hilarious,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer. “When we spoke about this event he said ‘you overestimate the number of friends I have’ and I replied...

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SNL’s Weekend Update gets primetime summer run for August 2017 on NBC

After sending Colin Jost and Michael Che last summer to the 2016 Republican and Democratic conventions for special live editions of Weekend Update on MSNBC, the Saturday Night Live duo is getting an upgrade this summer to primetime on NBC. Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update will premiere Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at 9 p.m. Eastern for a four-week run on NBC. Jost and Che will co-host the half-hour editions of the Weekend Update segment, with cameos from other SNL stars and celebrities expected per usual. “‘SNL’ is having its best season in a quarter of a century — how many shows...

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Review: Jim Norton , “Mouthful of Shame” on Netflix

Jim Norton has released stand-up specials on HBO and EPIX, and now in 2017 joins the growing list of comedians moving to Netflix in 2017 with his fourth hour, Mouthful of Shame. Here’s the intro to my review of this hour, via Decider: There’s nothing you can say about Jim Norton that he hasn’t heard from another comedian or said about himself, whether onstage over the course of 20 years in stand-up comedy, almost that many years on the radio airwaves with Opie and Anthony and now without them on SiriusXM, or in two best-selling books of personal essays....

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