Day: June 5, 2017

Ben Bailey will host/drive the Cash Cab revival for Discovery, after all

Stand-up comedian Ben Bailey has won four Daytime Emmy Awards for hosting the game show, Cash Cab, on Discovery. So why would anyone else take the wheel when Discovery revives the series this fall? Exactly. Discovery announced the U-turn today. “Holy #%$&!! Cash Cab is back!!!” Bailey said. “HUGE thanks to all the fans who pushed for the show (and for me) to come back! Never before has a comedian been so happy to go back to driving a cab. OMG I think I left the meter running!” This time around, Bailey’s lucky taxi passengers also may be joined...

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Comedy Central’s Colossal Clusterfest special

In case you missed it, here’s a little bit of what went down at Comedy Central’s first-ever Colossal Clusterfest festival in San Francisco over the weekend. Courtesy of a 90-minute TV special on Comedy Central, hosted by Chris Hardwick, with highlights from network programming like Broad City, Problematic with Moshe Kasher, James Davis from the upcoming Hood Adjacent, and T.J. Miller/Gorburger. Plus musical segments and a peek inside the exhibits dedicated to Seinfeld, South Park and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I’ll have a full report coming soon (traveling today). Watch this teaser from the first day of comedy...

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A Compilation of the Worst Comedy Advice Ever Given

This article was written by Jake Fromm (@jakefromm), a standup comedian and co-host of Green, a comedy podcast where green comedians ask better comedians how to get better. If you want to hear more in-depth advice from some of the comedians quoted below on topics like writing for TV and performing on late-night, you can subscribe to Green on Soundcloud or iTunes today. Episodes 1-3 are out today and subsequent episodes of the first season will be released every Monday. “Keep your head down, be nice, and you’ll get in.” This piece of advice, originally attributed to Bill Burr and oft-quoted...

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Episode #156: Tom Shillue

Tom Shillue can be seen on FOX News, where he hosted the late late-night comedy panel show, Red Eye, and still appears regularly in other hours, offering his homespun comedic values to the day’s news.Shillue has been featured on Comedy Central’s Broad City, and he can be seen and heard from time to time on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as a member of Fallon’s celebrity barbershop quartet, The Rag Time Gals. Shillue’s first book, Mean Dads For A Better America: The Generous Rewards Of An Old Fashioned Childhood, is out now. In it, Tom recalls a time...

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