Month: September 2018

Mike Birbiglia’s “The New One” to launch Broadway run in October 2018

Mike Birbiglia is taking his newest comedy act to Broadway this fall. “The New One,” which Birbiglia toured across the country this past year, and recently wrapped an off-Broadway run, will enjoy at least 12 weeks at the Cort Theatre, with previews starting Oct. 25. I’m so excited to be bringing The New One to The Cort Theater on Broadway which is where I saw the great Kenneth Lonergan play This Is Our Youth. Which is fitting because this show is about somebody’s youth. Not mine. But somebody’s! I won’t tell you any more than that. The truth is I try not to...

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CollegeHumor launches subscription streaming service: DROPOUT

Old-school online comedy giant CollegeHumor is getting into the newer-school game of subscription streaming services. They just announced the launch of DROPOUT, its own ad-free, mixed-media subscription service. The cost? Free trials, of course; then $3.99 per month for the first three months; then tiered pricing: $3.99/month if you buy a year at a time, or up to $4.99 and $5.99/month. “Our goal is to defy traditional media with unique content, whether because it’s R-rated (See Plum Run), niche (Um, Actually), or unusual in terms of format (Dimension 20: Fantasy High, comics, and chats),” said Sam Reich, CH Media’s Chief Creative...

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Nikki Glaser’s brief run on Dancing with the Stars

Comedians don’t have the best track record when it comes to competing on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. And Nikki Glaser proved no exception. Glaser, host of Comedy Central Radio’s You Up with Nikki Glaser weekday mornings on SiriusXM Radio, was the first celebrity sent packing on DWTS this season. https://twitter.com/NikkiGlaser/status/1044787958518177792 .@NikkiGlaser on her elimination from @DancingABC: "I realize I dance like an injured horse." https://t.co/LUKfafEEKb pic.twitter.com/iqxy1lPQPW — Good Morning America (@GMA) September 26,...

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