Day: May 8, 2019

The San Francisco Punch Line forced out of its home of 41 years as of August 2019

The legendary Punch Line comedy club on San Francisco’s Battery Street will be kicked out when its lease is up this August. The club confirmed the news late Tuesday. “We’re currently in search of a new home to preserve our decades-long tradition of entertaining comedy fans in San Francisco and the Bay Area. It’s a sad moment for us, but we’re excited at the future’s potential,” said Punch Line talent buyer Molly Schminke. “While we search for our new home, the club will continue to support local comedy, bring in the hottest up-and-coming comedians and book some of the...

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Dave Chappelle to receive 2019 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Dave Chappelle on Oct. 27, 2019 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. As always, an all-star lineup will appear to toast the winner and recap Chappelle’s comedy legacy up til now. The event will be broadcast on PBS on Jan. 6, 2020. Chappelle began performing as a teenager in D.C., and already had critically-acclaimed stand-up specials before the debut of Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central in 2003. In recent years, he has won multiple Emmy and Grammy awards...

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New Disney movie schedule includes a big-screen Bob’s Burgers film for 2020

After finalizing its acquisition of FOX, Disney released a new movie slate going all the way out to 2027, forecasting multiple new movies for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, Avatar, Pixar, regular Disney animation, and even Indiana Jones. And, oh yeah, a Bob’s Burgers movie? You better believe it! The updated Walt Disney Studios schedule lists a Bob’s Burgers movie release date of July 17, 2020. Perhaps not coincidentally, 20th Century Fox TV (now part of Disney) also announced a new three-year deal for Bob’s Burgers executive producers Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux. The updated deal includes the TV...

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Los Angeles to host first Rom Com Fest in June 2019

Romantic comedies may not be what they used to be, in terms of box office, at least. But Hollywood wants us to celebrate the rom-com this summer, as downtown Los Angeles will play host June 20-23, 2019, to the first-ever Rom Com Fest. The lineup announced Tuesday includes a special curated screening and fireside chat with actress Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) on her favorite, Never Been Kissed, as well as anniversary screenings of 10 Things I Hate About You (with a Q&A with screenwriters Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullah) and Bride Wars (Q&A with screenwriters June Diane Raphael...

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