Day: May 13, 2018

Alyssa Limperis knows what your mom will tell you this Mother’s Day (and every other day, too)

All of us have a mom, and if you’re lucky to still talk to yours this Mother’s Day, then Alyssa Limperis knows what she’ll tell you. Limperis, a sketch performer with Maude team The Gift at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City, and one of two head comedy writers and comedic actresses for Condé Nast Entertainment’s “The Scene/Iris,” was one of the 100 or so women selected last November for YouTube’s Women in Comedy Program.   Her series about her mom has broken out as a viral hit across Twitter and Facebook this past week. Limperis’s latest...

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Watch Amy Schumer deliver her monologue hosting SNL in 2018

Amy Schumer returned to host Saturday Night Live this weekend, but for her second time around, the stand-up comedian and actress is now a newlywed. The Trainwreck star, now promoting her new movie I Feel Pretty, joked about her husband’s “worthless” marriage proposal, no longer receiving “u up” texts, as well as her experiences as a bridesmaid at six different Long Island weddings. It’s not as much fun in your 30s, let Schumer tell ya. At least a gal can always count on other gals for a spare tampon in a crisis. Roll...

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SNL cast members start the show with their mothers for Mother’s Day 2018

By now, you’re well past used to seeing Saturday Night Live open cold at 11:30 p.m. Eastern with a political sketch lampooning Trump. Not this Saturday night. Instead, 10 cast members from SNL — Aidy Bryant, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor, Mikey Day, Luke Null, Chris Redd, Kyle Mooney, Colin Jost, Beck Bennett and Pete Davidson — stood with their mothers to introduce them and allow them to make jokes at their and at the show’s expense. Happy Mother’s Day! Roll...

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R.I.P. Sadiki Fuller

Sadiki Fuller, a stand-up comedian from Houston who got his start in comedy in San Francisco, has died unexpectedly. He was found in his bed Saturday morning. Fuller started doing comedy in 1999. In his even younger days, Sadiki worked as a professional mascot for the Golden State Warriors. Off the court and onstage, Sadiki the stand-up worked his way up to the finals of both the San Francisco and Seattle Comedy Competitions. In 2010, he also “competed” on an episode of Lopez Tonight, doing Chris Rock bits in front of Chris Rock with two other San Francisco comedians....

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R.I.P. Byron Yeldell, aka Spanky Brown

Memphis comedian and morning radio show host Spanky Brown has died, apparently from a heart attack. Born Byron Yeldell on March 13 (his Facebook bios alternately joke the year was 1908 or 1937), “Spanky” graduated high school in Memphis in 1980, and in his last two years, could be heard on morning radio in his hometown on Spanky Brown and Friendz Radio on 1380 WLRM-AM. He started his comedy career at an open mic later in life, in 1997 at an open mic at The Comedy House Theatre in Savannah, Ga.     Spanky liked to say “If you...

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