Day: February 21, 2018

The Comedy Cellar opening a Vegas club inside the Rio resort and casino

After expanding from one to three rooms in the spaces it already owned in Greenwich Village, the iconic Comedy Cellar is heading west, opening its first club in Las Vegas. The Comedy Cellar at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, a 300-seat venue complete with the Cellar’s low ceiling aesthetic, brick walls and stained glass, will open April 5, 2018. “It will be just like coming to the New York Comedy Cellar – only in Vegas,” said club owner Noam Dworman. “The Comedy Cellar at Rio will feature the same best-in-the-world comics and the same iconic feel in New York....

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Netflix orders new animated series from BoJack Horseman producer starring Tiffany Haddish

The woman who designed the classic animal characters for BoJack Horseman is creating her own Netflix animated series, and Tiffany Haddish will voice the lead character for it. Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of Tuca & Bertie, a comedy about two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building. Haddish will voice Tuca, “a cocky, care-free toucan” who’s friends and neighbors with Bertie, the daydreaming songbird. Lisa Hanawalt created Tuca & Bertie. Hanawalt also is producer and production designer for BoJack Horseman, and drew up the animal characters for that cult hit. Her fellow BoJack cohorts Raphael Bob-Waksberg,...

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