Month: September 2018

Bill Cosby sentenced 3-10 years in prison for sexual assault

Bill Cosby will spend the next three to 10 years in Pennsylvania state prison. The 81-year-old comedy legend, accused of rape and sexual assault by some 60 women whose allegations span several decades, was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in April for drugging and molesting one of these women in his home in 2004. Judge Steven O’Neill handed down Cosby’s sentence today following two days of hearings from both prosecutors, defense attorneys and the woman Cosby violated. Cosby had previously tried to make this all go away by paying her off to settle her civil suit....

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Comedy Central signs All Things Comedy to TV deal including three hour specials and a series hosted by Bill Burr

All Things Comedy, the company founded by comedians Bill Burr and Al Madrigal that produces and distributes more than 50 podcasts and will throw its second annual festival this fall in Phoenix, now has a TV deal with Comedy Central. The deal includes a new stand-up series hosted by Burr, plus three hour stand-up specials. The first special airing under the deal will be Bill Burr Presents Paul Virzi: I’ll Say This, premiering Nov. 2, 2018. “Bill Burr is one of the greatest stand-ups working today and we are thrilled to partner with him, Al and ATC on this...

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Comedians making TV network deals for the 2019 season

September doesn’t just mark the start of the new fall TV season. It also heralds the start of broadcast network buying season for potential series they may need come the following fall! It’s an endless circle of money! The 2019 sitcom shopping season started early on Aug. 17 with CBS giving a put-pilot order to husband-and-wife stand-up comedians Tom Segura and Christina Pazsitzky. They’re pitching a multi-cam tentatively titled The Little Things, a sitcom about how parents cope with parenting, in which Segura and Pazsitsky will write, executive produce and star. Scott Marder will write and EP with them;...

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Bobby Collins brings 10th annual Comics For A Cause benefit to NYC

The annual “Comics For A Cause” benefit hits home for host Bobby Collins. Not only because Collins is bringing the comedy fundraiser to his hometown of New York for the first time in its 10th year, but also and more importantly, because proceeds benefit Zeno Mountain Farm, a nonprofit camp based in Vermont that provides bonding experiences for people with and without disabilities. “I was told my special needs daughter Madison wouldn’t survive more than 10 years. Now that she is 24, she has been going to Zeno Mountain Farm camps longer than doctors said she would live.” “I...

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Episode #226: Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford is one of the most exciting stand-up comedians working today. You may have seen her starring in her own Netflix series, Lady Dynamite, based on her own life, or Target’s holiday season TV commercials, based on your own. Bamford has been on the front lines of revolutionizing stand-up comedy, from The Comedians of Comedy Tour with Patton Oswalt, to performing for her parents in The Special Special Special, and making web series such as The Maria Bamford Show for Super Deluxe. Maria has been open about her mental health as well as her financial health, and we...

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