Day: September 5, 2017

Review: Marc Maron, “Too Real” on Netflix

Can Marc Maron be happy and funny at the same time? A fair enough question, considering his personal and professional circumstances by 2017, when he has just now released his first Netflix stand-up comedy special. The short answer: Yes. Longer answers, in my review of Marc Maron: Too Real, via Decider: Each hour finds the comedian slightly more assured, definitely tighter in his writing and performance, and a little bit happier to boot. He’s still the guy who prefers to sit onstage on the stool in a crouch, only with a more regular smile across his face. The change...

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R.I.P. Joey Edmonds

Joey Edmonds had an impact on the comedy world twice, first as half of the duo Edmonds and Curley, then for future generations of stand-up comedians performing at colleges across America as agent/manager of Joey Edmonds Presents. Edmonds died over the weekend. Born Joe Putzer, he grew up in Oshkosh, Wisc., and graduated from the UW-Oshkosh St. Luke’s School of Nursing in 1962. As Joey Edmonds, he performed in a folk trio in the 1960s called the Tri-Adds. But Edmonds found even greater success pairing up with Thom Curley for the comedy duo Edmonds and Curley. From the late...

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Dulcé Sloan named new correspondent for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah has hired Dulcé Sloan as the latest correspondent to join “The Best F#@king News Team.” Sloan will make her first appearance on the show this week with an in-studio desk piece. From Comedy Central: Sloan was recently named by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 Comedians You Need to Know and was hailed by Time Out Los Angeles as a 2017 Comedian to Watch. She has also been honored as the 2016 NBC Stand Up Showcase Winner, a Montreal Just For Laughs New Face and as a Comedian to Watch on The Steve Harvey Show. Sloan has appeared on Comedy Central’s @midnight with Chris...

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