Author: Sean L. McCarthy

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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Saturday Night Live adds Chloe Fineman, Shane Gillis and Bowen Yang to cast for season 45

SNL is stacking the cast for season 45, gearing up for an election year and a potential changing the guard. The show announced the additions of Chloe Fineman, Shane Gillis and Bowen Yang as featured players. SNL season 45 opens live on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, with guest host Woody Harrelson and musical guest Billie Ellish. Fineman comes from The Groundlings, and was a Just For Laughs New Faces in the Characters showcases of 2018. Gillis is a stand-up, named both a New Face at JFL as well as Up Next by Comedy Central this summer. Yang, meanwhile, earned...

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Noah Gardenswartz on The Late Late Show with James Corden

Noah Gardenswartz just got married, you guys! (To comedian Ester Steinberg!) Before they jet off on a honeymoon, Gardenswartz got in one more gig, performing on Wednesday’s Late Late Show, where he joked about how bachelor parties are different at 35 than they are at 25, and how living in New York City means watching a guy have a mental breakdown inside a Subway. Roll the...

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