Day: May 17, 2018

Howie Mandel’s Just For Laughs with ICM announces full 2018 lineup

Howie Mandel showed up to join Just For Laughs COO Bruce Hills and the new team running the show at JFL (which includes Mandel and powerhouse agency ICM) to announce the full details for Montreal’s Just For Laughs fest this coming July. Among the new notable items: The Keynote Address returns after a year’s absence. For 2018, Kenya Barris has the honors of telling comedians and the industry what’s what. Barris, creator of ABC’s black-ish, now has a spin-off on Freeform, grown-ish, as well as another new Freeform series just ordered (Besties) plus a Shaft reboot to head up....

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SiriusXM to broadcast three “lost” Richard Pryor albums as part of a new tribute to the comedy legend

SiriusXM will honor the late Richard Pryor with three new weeks of special programming dedicated to the late star, including a new audio documentary and the exclusive broadcast of three recently discovered stand-up albums by the legendary comedian. “Richard Pryor: Still Outrageous” starts Monday, May 21, 2018, on SiriusXM Comedy Greats (channel 94). Fans will hear Pryor’s entire discography, all remastered, one album each day at 9 a.m. ET from May 21 through June 8. That’ll include the first time the public will hear three live recordings of Pryor concerts. On Friday, May 25, SiriusXM will premiere “Live at the Roxy,” recorded inside...

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