Day: June 13, 2017

Here are Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch in 2017

Variety has done it again, teaming up with Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival this summer to toast 10 up-and-coming comedians who the trade magazine sees as future superstars. If they’re not already well on their way, that is. The 10 Comics to Watch will be feted July 27, 2017, at a JFL cocktail reception, followed by an industry panel the following afternoon and a showcase that Friday night. This year’s Variety 10 Comics to Watch for 2017: Brian Jordan Alvarez — As seen on Jane the Virgin, he’s also been nominated for awards for his webseries, “The Gay and Wondrous Life of...

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How John Mulaney and Nick Kroll found their “Too Much Tuna” guests for “Oh Hello, On Broadway”

John Mulaney and Nick Kroll’s run of Oh Hello, On Broadway, now filmed for Netflix, was a triumphant two-man tour-de-farce. Not only was their Broadway production packed with jokes, but in the middle of their massive joke sandwich, the characters of Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland inserted about 10 minutes of a show within the show, a prank segment called Too Much Tuna, improvised each night with a different special guest. Fans of Kroll Show, of course, remember Too Much Tuna as a segment there, too. At the end of the Netflix credits, three full and separate pages...

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The Daily Show opening The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library in NYC across from Trump Tower

Since we’ve reached an agreement that each and every Twitter burst from Donald J. Trump now holds weight as an official statement of the current sitting President of the United States of America…and yes, that’s as of now still a fact… The Daily Show with Trevor Noah has gone ahead and made the future present, as a present to all of America, presenting The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library. It’s almost open and ready for visitors, in a very real way, for a limited time only this weekend. The Daily Show presents The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter...

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