Day: December 9, 2019

You had to be there: Jeff Ross popped up a Roastmaster’s gift shop in Studio City

This weekend along Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, Calif., eagle-eyed comedy fans might have spotted a holiday treat, as comedian Jeff Ross presided over a two-day pop-up shop and event space. Called Jeff Ross Presents Roastmaster’s, Coffee and Comedy Gallery (Not the Best Coffee), the space offered coffee, hot cocoa, gifts, and live stand-up comedy. Ross also recorded his podcast, Thick Skin, on location. You had to be there. I wasn’t, but I could watch along from afar via Instagram. Check it out while it last(s) and...

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Comedy films making premieres at Sundance 2020

The Sundance Film Festival has announced its programming slate for 2020. Last year, Amazon emerged as the big distributor of comedies, acquiring both Last Night and Brittany Runs A Marathon. The sublime satire Greener Grass also debuted this January in Park City, Utah. Bo Burnham’s perfect look at Eighth Grade received a Sundance 2018 premiere. What’s on tap for January 2020 at Sundance? Among the hundreds of films, these comedies to keep an eye on next year… Bad Hair / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Justin Simien, Producers: Julia Lebedev, Angel Lopez, Eddie Vaisman, Justin Simien) — In this horror satire...

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