Day: September 8, 2017

Showtime renews I’m Dying Up Here for Season 2

Fans of 1970s nostalgia about the stand-up comedy scene in Hollywood rejoice! Showtime has picked up I’m Dying Up Here for a second season. From the press release: SHOWTIME is picking up its drama series about the art of comedy, I’M DYING UP HERE, for a second season, it was announced today by Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. The fictional series explores L.A.’s famed ’70s stand-up comedy scene. Season one starred Academy Award® winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Treme), Ari Graynor (Bad Teacher), Michael Angarano (The Knick), Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine), Andrew Santino (Mixology), Erik Griffin (Workaholics), RJ Cyler (Power...

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Trevor Noah attracting more millennials and their younger siblings (ages 18-34) to The Daily Show

Fans of Jon Stewart may still be lamenting his departure from The Daily Show some two years ago, but Comedy Central has gotten exactly what they sought when they replaced Stewart with Trevor Noah, appealing to the next generation of 18-34 year-olds. Since The Daily Show with Trevor Noah began on Sept. 28, 2015, the 11 p.m. ET/PT half-hour on Comedy Central has grown not just among millennial viewers, but also improving year-over-year all summer in total viewers, online streams on, Facebook, YouTube; as well as likes and shares via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Noah lodged his largest...

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Adult Swim ad seeks “Sexy Female” for comedy special

Who says there aren’t opportunities for women in comedy on Adult Swim? A Craigslist ad appeared today offering $443 per day for a “SEXY FEMALE” with SAG-AFTRA union card between the ages of 25-55, “any ethnicity,” who’s willing to wear “bondage attire” and walk “a man on a leash like a dog” for an untitled Adult Swim special. The TV shoot will happen inside in New York City’s financial district of lower Manhattan. It’s billed as a “1/2 hr late night comedy show.” “Please send pictures and a contact number.” 2017, am I right,...

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Facebook Watch begins rolling out original programming and viral videos

Anything Google’s YouTube can do, Facebook can do, too, and keep it and you confined within Facebook. That seems to be the strategy, if there has been one, to Facebook’s video strategy over the past few years, starting with its own proprietary video platform, to the launch of Facebook Live and promotion of those videos to the top of your News Feed, and now with a new Facebook Watch section. Facebook Watch began rolling out new and old original programming over Labor Day weekend. From the company: Watch will be available on mobile, on desktop and laptop, and in...

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