Month: November 2018

Jerry Seinfeld’s Beacon Theatre residency extends through 2019

Jerry Seinfeld will continue to book regular neighborhood gigs in 2019, as the comedy star has announced an extension of his monthly residency at the Beacon Theatre on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Seinfeld’s arrangement with The Beacon first began in January 2016 and concluded in December 2017 with 36 sold-out performances. The 2019 dates are as follows: Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 14-15, April 4-5, May 3-4, and June 6-7, with performances at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on all 10 nights. Tickets are available now. “We are thrilled to welcome Jerry Seinfeld back home to his neighborhood theater, The...

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Samantha Bee to present “Christmas on I.C.E.” TBS holiday comedy special

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee will put on its first holiday special, Christmas on I.C.E., for TBS this December. Bee will be joined at New York’s PlayStation Theater by special guests including skating superstar and Olympic medalist Adam Rippon. “I did not see her skate before I agreed to this,” said Rippon. Opening Ceremony also has created a capsule collection of merchandise for viewers at home. A portion of proceeds from both the special and merchandise sales will benefit KIND’s Family Separation Response Team. Christmas on I.C.E. premieres Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 10:30pm ET/PT on...

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Episode #234: Anthony Cumia

Anthony Cumia was installing heaters and air conditioners at 33 when a song parody he wrote about OJ Simpson caught the attention of a Long Island radio DJ named Gregg Hughes. Hughes invited Cumia to sit in with him, and from there, The Opie and Anthony Show was born. That was 1994. Twenty years later, SiriusXM fired Cumia after one ill-advised stunt and Tweetstorm too many, and ended the jock duo’s reign of shock and comedy. But Cumia rebounded by starting a livestream from his home. Now he’s built a thriving network of 10 shows out of a Manhattan...

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Here’s the list of Fringe Encores coming to Soho this fall/winter

After a sold-out run in London, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s award-winning comedic play that inspired her hit Amazon comedy is coming to New York City for a five-week run in 2019. Fleabag will run from Feb. 28 through April 7, 2019, at the Soho Playhouse. But you don’t have to wait that long to see some of the best shows from Fringe Festivals around the world in NYC. The Fringe Encore Series already has begun at the SoHo Playhouse. This year’s selections: BUTT KAPINSKY: A FILM NOIR created by and starring Deanna Fleysher (Nov. 16-30) TJ DAWE: A CANADIAN BARTENDER AT BUTLINS...

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