Day: August 5, 2019

Here are your headliners for the 2019 New York Comedy Festival

This year’s New York Comedy Festival, happening Nov. 4-10, 2019, will feature headlining performances from Nate Bargatze, Nicole Byer, Stephen Colbert, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Vir Das, Kathleen Madigan, Bill Maher, Demetri Martin, Norm McDonald, Trevor Noah, Randy Rainbow, Tom Segura, Benito Skinner, Jenny Slate, Kevin Smith and Jay Mewes, No Such Thing As A Fish, and Betches Media’s U Up? Live. Noah will become the latest comedian to headline Madison Square Garden when he performs in the arena during the festival. Noah said: “Nothing beats being able to perform stand-up comedy in New York to some of the best...

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Reggie Watts joins the cast of CBS soap opera in bold and beautiful stunt casting

We all could use some good, lighthearted news. Thank God for Reggie Watts. And thank goodness for some good, old-fashioned hijinks among TV shows sharing the same studio facilities. I remember watching classic clips of Johnny Carson heading out of his own NBC studio to see what else was happening on nearby sets. Now comes Watts, the bandleader for The Late Late Show with James Corden, revealing how he moonlights during the day on the CBS soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, which also tapes at CBS Television City in Hollywood. Not only did they shoot all of...

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Here’s that ironically meta message from Bill Cosby from a 1984 “Fat Albert” episode about people in prison

“All of those people who are in prison right now were kids once, just like you. They went to school. They had girlfriends, boyfriends. They played baseball. Rode their bikes. Just like you! And then, somewhere along the way, they did something wrong. Something dumb. Maybe it was getting mixed up with a bad crowd, or maybe it was shoplifting, or stealing a car. Whatever it was, it probably started small. Became bigger. Maybe they even got away with it at first, and thought, they’d get away with it. But they were wrong. Now, they’re in prison. Now prison...

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R.I.P. David Kimowitz, comedy manager and co-owner of The Stand in NYC

David Kimowitz, a beloved comedy manager and co-owner of The Stand comedy club and restaurant, died in his New Jersey home early Saturday. Kimowitz was 40. The au pair for his two children, 26-year-old Karen L. Bermudez-Rodriguez, also died Saturday morning, found outside the Kimowitz home. Police announced on Sunday that they had arrested the au pair’s boyfriend, Joseph D. Porter, 27, of Elizabeth, N.J., charging him with two counts of murder, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and criminal restraint. Porter remains behind bars at the Essex County Correctional Facility. Kimowitz’s...

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