Day: July 19, 2018

Howie Mandel opened a comedy club inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Where Donald Trump once failed, Howie Mandel now hopes to succeed. No, not the White House. Atlantic City. The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City opened on the property site formerly housing the failed Trump Taj Mahal on June 28, and included in it: Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club! Mandel himself kicked it off opening weekend two weeks ago. Auggie Smith was there tonight. Upcoming headliner acts include Kevin Bozeman, Greg Hahn, Greg Warren, Derek Hughes, and Bob Zany. Howie Mandel Comedy Club Introducing The Howie Mandel Comedy Club! Posted by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on Friday,...

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National Comedy Center launch will include Lenny Bruce exhibit and foundation

When the National Comedy Center officially opens its doors next month in Jamestown, NY, it’ll not only include a discussion on comedy and the First Amendment, but also kick off a fundraising partnership with the Lenny Bruce Memorial Foundation with a special Lenny Bruce exhibit. The exhibit, highlighted by rare artifacts courtesy of his daughter, Kitty Bruce, and the foundation, will include Bruce’s iconic trench coat, which he began wearing as a matter of course owing to his being taken to jail directly from the stage; his typewriter; a hand-annotated manuscript for his book “How to Talk Dirty and Influence...

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Russell Peters inserts himself back into feud over joke theft

Russell Peters couldn’t help himself last month while appearing as a guest on Sway in the Morning on SiriusXM satellite radio. As soon as Sway mentioned Trevor Noah as one of his other favorite stand-ups, Peters went after The Daily Show host, calling him a joke thief and prompting Sway to pull up YouTube clips comparing a bit about Russian talking by Peters in his 2016 Netflix special, followed by a similar bit by Noah in his 2017 Netflix special. But Peters himself is not immune to joke stealing allegations. Witness GIna Yashere dragging Peters two years ago on...

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Comedy Central acquires syndication rights to FOX animated classics King of the Hill and The Cleveland Show

With Netflix, Hulu and Amazon in a rush not only to create new original content, but also have all of the best stuff you enjoyed watching years ago on TV to watch over and over again, it’s newly notable whenever some other channel/platform acquires series syndication rights. And so Comedy Central announced today that it’ll soon be airing episodes from all 13 seasons of King of the Hill (FOX, 1997-2010) and four seasons of The Cleveland Show (FOX, 2009-2013). King of the Hill will premiere this coming Monday, July 23, while The Cleveland Show episodes will begin airing this...

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David Spade skips straight to the audiobook for new Audible memoir

No reading required for David Spade’s new memoir, A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World. Spade skipped the whole book part, instead going straight to audiobook for a special six-hour, 12-minute Audible-exclusive performance. A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World premiered today at “It was a fun experience trying to make my stories come to life,” Spade said. “I grew up listening to comedy albums so, being able to perform this was exciting to me. I’m stoked for people to hear it and for the younger generation to realize how easy they have it these days.” He talked about it...

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