Day: August 7, 2018

Julie Seabaugh and Troy Conrad document “Ringside at Roast Battle” in a new book!

My colleague on the West Coast, freelance comedy journalist Julie Seabaugh, has turned many late Tuesday nights at The Comedy Store into a brand-new book documenting the rise of Roast Battle from open mic experiment in the Belly Room to Comedy Central TV series and countless official and unofficial versions in comedy clubs around the world. With dozens of pages of exclusive photographs from Troy Conrad, “Ringside at Roast Battle” makes you feel as if you’ve been there all along, too. From the book’s introduction: Five years since its inception, Roast Battle remains the most adventurous, influential comedy show in the...

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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah visiting Miami for the midterms

In the week before the 2018 elections, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is hitting the beach. Miami Beach. A special week of “undesked” shows will film from The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, airing nightly from Monday-Thursday, Oct. 29 to Nov. 1. Tickets to the tapings are free, available only through The Daily Show at This marks the 15th time the series has taken its coverage on the road for a special week of episodes. The Daily Show’s most recent trip was to Chicago in October 2017, which was the first time it filmed a week of shows “undesked,” or without the anchor...

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