Month: January 2020

Netflix gets Adam Sandler to make four more movies for the streaming platform

Netflix is staying in the Adam Sandler business. The streaming platform announced Friday a deal extending the partnership with Sandler and his Happy Madison production company to include four more new Netflix movies. They previously made waves in October 2014 with an exclusive deal for four films for the comedy star. He has since starred in The Ridiculous 6, The Do-Over, Sandy Wexler, The Week Of, and Murder Mystery. He’s also made a stand-up comeback with 100% Fresh, and Happy Madison was behind Father of the Year and The Wrong Missy. Not to mention his role in Noah Baumbach’s Netflix film, The Meyerowitz Stories (or Sandler’s...

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Ali Wong announces Beacon Theatre residency in 2020

The Madison Square Garden Company announced today that Ali Wong, with an eight-show residency this spring at the Beacon Theatre, will become the third comedian to perform that many times on its stage, and first among women. Only Jerry Seinfeld (who has 81 shows and counting in his long-running monthly or bimonthly residency) and Eddie Izzard (with 12 shows) have mounted more solo stand-up shows at the Beacon. Said Wong: “I moved to NYC in my late 20s to become a better stand-up comedian. When I lived there, I would perform up to nine sets per night for no...

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James Corden on the reality of Carpool Karaoke

You may have seen a viral video on social media this week catching James Corden in the act of filming a “Carpool Karaoke” segment for The Late Late Show, without actually driving the car. Corden decided to address this on his show, after joking that the Tweet video, with 13 million views and counting, has more viewers than some episodes of Carpool Karaoke. “I know this looks bad,” he says after sharing with us the video that went viral of him spotted on the streets, in an SUV with Justin Bieber, being towed. “But I just want to say,...

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Episode #287: Joe Pera

Joe Pera is a Buffalo native who studied film and began his stand-up comedy career at Ithaca College. After college, Pera moved to New York City, where he started a regular showcase with his childhood friend Dan Licata and Charles Gould called the Dan, Joe and Charles Show. Pera’s comedy voice made the leap to late-night TV in 2016 with the animated Adult Swim infomercial, Joe Pera Talks You to Sleep. Adult Swim liked it so much they’ve kept bringing Pera back, first with the Christmas special, Joe Pera Helps You Find the Perfect Christmas Tree, and two seasons...

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