Day: September 15, 2019

Highlights from the Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin

America’s second least favorite Donald Trump took the hot seat, as Alec Baldwin allowed Comedy Central to fete and feast upon his personal and professional career. And just as Comedy Central surprised Bruce Willis last time with an appearance by his ex-wife, Demi Moore, this time around, they trotted out Baldwin’s daughter, Ireland, to remind daddy Alec about his infamous long-ago voice mail message to her. Also… Blake Griffin, who has found almost as much success in stand-up as he has in basketball, took on Caitlyn Jenner. And Jenner roasted back. And, of course, the Roastmaster General, Jeff Ross,...

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Rachel Bloom wins the Emmy Award for song in final season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Rachel Bloom has won the Golden Globe and a couple of critic’s choice awards for acting in her CW series, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and now that the show is done, she also has her first Emmy Award, too! Bloom, Adam Schlesinger and Jack Dolgen won for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for “I Have To Get Out / Anti-Depressants Are So Not A Big Deal.” Bloom also announced she’s pregnant! This will be her first child. View this post on Instagram WE WON AN EMMY!!!!!!! also btw I’m pregnant A post shared by Rachel Bloom (@racheldoesstuff) on Sep 14, 2019...

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Hannah Gadsby wins the writing Emmy for “Nanette”

Congratulations to Hannah Gadsby, who tonight won the Emmy Award for writing for a variety special for her 2018 comedy, Nanette. It’s Gadsby’s first Emmy! She and the other stand-up comedians nominated for the Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) lost that category to Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool. As many, myself included, predicted. Here was my initial review of Gadsby’s Nanette when it came out in June...

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