Equity in comedy: How financial struggles limit comedian upstarts and how we can help (Opinion)

This year, more than any other before it, popular culture turned its eyes to the equity problem in entertainment. There were discussions about representation in all facets, from the imbalance of power in Hollywood based on gender to an analysis of LBTGQ roles on TV to reports about the sparse and inauthentic representation of minorities on screen. Like most sects of the entertainment industry comedy suffers from a diversity problem too. Comedy is mostly white and

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5 things from the Ellen DeGeneres New York Times profile you need to know

Comedian Ellen DeGeneres is standing at a career crossroads. The 60-year-old daytime talk show host recently sat down with the New York Times to discuss the release of her new comedy special Relatable. The special will be her first in 15 years since Here and Now released on HBO. Relatable will debut on Netflix December 18. Through the profile, we discovered a revelation about the Ellen host: with her new

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The Laugh Button Podcast #127: The Superhero Fantasy Draft 2018 live from NY Comic Con

For the third year in a row we’re back at NY Comic Con for The Superhero Fantasy Draft. Four comedians… MORE
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Eddie Murphy’s ‘Raw’ Makes Kevin Hart’s Oscar Controversy Look “Mild”, Robert Townsend Speaks

This morning on a new episode of ‘The Breakfast Club’, the iconic Robert Townsend … More
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This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Ted Alexandro on WTF – Vulture

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Ted Alexandro on WTF  VultureRounding up our favorite comedy podcast episodes of the week featuring Ted Alexandro, Hannibal Buress, Marina Franklin, Scott Aukerman, Adam Scott, …

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Netflix trailer shares what’s coming in January

It’s almost the new year and new things are coming to Netflix for January. The streaming giant just released a list of everything that is coming to the platform for January. Netflix even released a trailer just to show off all the hot stuff coming to the site. But between the period dramas and Star Wars films, did you catch all those comedies? If not, that’s okay because Laughspin is

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News: Scott Bennett Triumphs At Midlands Comedy Awards – Beyond The Joke

News: Scott Bennett Triumphs At Midlands Comedy Awards  Beyond The JokeScott Bennett won Best Act at the annual Midlands Comedy Awards this week, with veteran compere Barry Dodds recognised as Best MC for the fourth year in a …

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Comedy for a Cause with Vicki Barbolak from America’s Got Talent – KSRO

Comedy for a Cause with Vicki Barbolak from America’s Got Talent  KSROWith all the fires that have happened over the past two years across California, the Bodega Bay Area Chamber, Bodega Harbour, and comedian Vicki Barbolak*, …

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Fela in ‘burnt’ Versace: Comedy Central announces #RoastofAKA – The South African

Fela in ‘burnt’ Versace: Comedy Central announces #RoastofAKA  The South AfricanComedy Central, on Thursday, has revealed the date for their upcoming #RoastofAKA, Tsibipians, let’s unite!

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Comedy is big on New Year’s Eve: 9 comics in the city and suburbs – Chicago Tribune

Comedy is big on New Year’s Eve: 9 comics in the city and suburbs  Chicago TribuneComedy on New Year’s Eve: 9 big-name events and headlining comedians for Dec. 31 in Chicago and the suburbs. We’ve got a full slate at Zanies, Brian Regan …

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