Day: June 13, 2018

Tom Papa gets “Baked” on Food Network, new book out for Father’s Day

Tom Papa has been telling Joe Rogan about bread for years. Here he was a couple of years ago bringing homemade sourdough to the Joe Rogan Experience. Two days ago, Papa was back on the JRE, this time to announce he’s got a new TV series about bread and baked goods, Baked!, premiering this Labor Day on the Food Network. From a shoot this April in New York City, this description of the series: “The show will follow Tom as he visits 5 different bakeries or restaurants in a city and learns how to make the iconic baked goods...

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Vice News explores the politics of booking college comedians in 2018

In case you missed it, VICE News shipped up to Boston this spring to talk to bookers for three local colleges — Emerson, Simmons and Lesley — about how they decide which comedians to bring to campus, and what kind of expectations they lay down for the stand-ups. It also features some nice moments with Chris Fleming and Judy Gold. Oh, and trigger warnings galore for comedians! Here’s what Gold has to say to anyone offended by her jokes: “The joke is not about you. You need to learn how to be in this world. The world doesn’t have...

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Roast Battle season three will happen on Comedy Central

Speaking of Roast Battle… Comedy Central finally announced a renewal for season three of Roast Battle, which debuted as a live and tape-delayed tournament at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival in 2016, followed quickly by a second season filmed in Hollywood. It’ll get six new episodes with a new tournament of stand-ups facing off against one another later this summer. “They say the line between love and hate is very thin. Roast Battle makes it nearly transparent,” said Kent Alterman, Comedy Central President. Jeff Ross and Brian Moses will return as the host and the emcee/referee, respectively. More details to...

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Netflix orders Jimmy Carr, Katherine Ryan and D.L. Hughley to ‘Fix’ topical problems

The Fix is in at Netflix. Yes, groan all you want. Then ask comedians Jimmy Carr, Katherine Ryan and D.L. Hughley to fix that, too. The streaming platform has announced it has ordered up 10 episodes of a topical panel show starring the three comedians — Carr will host, while Ryan and Hughley captain rival teams of funny people and experts alike — to take on “one massive issue facing the world” and attempt to, well, fix it. Embassy Row is producing. Launch date TBD. Carr and Ryan already have teamed up across the pond to participate in Comedy...

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