Day: December 12, 2019

Episode #284: Becky Robinson

Becky Robinson grew up in the suburbs of Portland, Ore., and studied business at San Diego State University before she threw her everything into show business. A video she made of a McDonald’s wedding proposal gone awry went viral in the summer of 2015, leading her to multiple gigs, first going undercover as an on-the-street correspondent for Funny or Die, then as herself showing off her freestyle rapping chops on MTV’s Wild N’ Out with Nick Cannon. In 2018, Robinson went to Montreal to showcase with other New Faces in the Characters category, while also developing her own potential...

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R.I.P. Chris Cotton

Chris Cotton, an up-and-coming comedian from Philadelphia who Comedy Central made one of first hires in 2018 for its Creators Program, has died unexpectedly. He was only 32. “We’re devastated by the loss of Chris Cotton – a hilarious comedian, a beloved member of the Comedy Central family and a joy to be around,” Comedy Central announced Wednesday on Twitter. “He will be missed.” Cotton, a South Philly native, helped his hometown comedy community by starting rooms at Raven Lounge and elsewhere, a regular on the scene at the Punchline, Laff House, Center City Comedy, Helium and the like....

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Valerie Tosi on Conan

Fun fact: My family is from the same town as Valerie Tosi’s. But my grandparents brought me up learning a different lyrical motto for their hometown. Which explains my weirdness. As for Tosi, as she joked on Conan, her mom has some wild ideas of her own, while Tosi has some better ideas for those face-modification apps everyone seems to enjoy. Roll the clip. Go Sox! Go...

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