How to tell your parents you’re a comedian

“Mom, Dad, I have something to tell you: I’m a comedian.” Any comic out there looking to crossover from aspiring amateur to skilled professional will eventually need to clue in their family to their wacky world. Coming out is a brave step and could result in some unpredictable reactions from Mom and Dad (or whoever raised you to be this way). Here are some examples of what to expect when

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Kumail Nanjiani, Tracee Ellis Ross to announce Oscar nominees Tuesday morning

Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross will host the 2019 Academy Awards…nominee announcements bright and early on Tuesday, January 22. The pair will announce the Oscars nominations live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles, at 8:20 a.m. ET/5:20 a.m. PT. Set your alarms and your coffee timer now! The nominations will be available on The Academy’s digital platforms and local broadcasters. Tiffany Haddish crushed last year’s presentation

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Conan O’Brien Team Coco Orange is now an official color

Conan O’Brien is the first comedian to have a Pantone color based on him: Team Coco Orange. The world-famous color authority and TBS partnered to create the cheerful, official color in celebration of O’Brien’s expanded Team Coco brand. O’Brien debuts his newly-revamped late night show Conan this Tuesday. Just because Conan’s been on a break doesn’t mean he’s been relaxing. The Harvard alum worked on a slew of projects, including

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Saturday Night Live recap: Pete Davidson is back and he’s really excited about The Mule

Saturday Night Live is back with a very political episode. After a month hiatus, the show featured first-time host Rachel Brosnahan. The actress is famous for her portrayal of Midge Maisel on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and it was exciting to see if she would use her comedy chops on the show. As a host, they didn’t give her too much to do, which was a shame because she was

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Kenan Thompson NBC pilot leaves SNL future uncertain

Kenan Thompson might need to leave Saturday Night Live for his own sitcom, Saving Kenan. NBC picked up the comedy starring Thompson after it’d been in development since the fall. Lorne Michaels, as usual, will serve as executive producer, as he does on many projects from his SNL darlings. Also on board is Superstore executive producer Jackie Clarke. Thompson is the longest-running cast member on SNL and when he started

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Late night roundup: Roy Wood Jr., Janelle James, Joel Kim Booster, Sean Finnerty

Late night talk shows are still one of the best places to get bite-sized amounts of stand-up comedy and discover new up-and-coming comedians. Of course, not all late night comics are making their TV debuts. We love it when our favorite comedians do a little stand-up before heading over to the couch! To help you get through the final hours of your Friday workday, each week we’ll give you a recap

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Ellen DeGeneres game show renewed for third season by NBC

Ellen DeGeneres’s Game of Games has been renewed for a third season at NBC. The renewal comes after its solid ratings from the new second season. Based on segments from DeGeneres’ daytime talk show, Game of Games puts contestants through a series of challenges in pursuit of a cash prize. Pulled right from the audience, players maneuver obstacles and answer trivia questions under a crushing time frame. Currently one of

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Kevin Hart set to play Monopoly in live-action movie based on the iconic board game

Kevin Hart is the Monopoly man Lionsgate and Hasbro have been looking for. The film’s producers are in final negotiations with the Night School star and they have their eyes set on Tim Story to direct. Having worked together on the Ride Along franchise, as well as on three of Hart’s stand-up concert films, the two appear to be a winning pair. Details about the film’s plot are being kept

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Judd Apatow on Louis CK: He should perform, but not punch down

Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes went on SiriusXM’s Jim & Sam to promote the third season of their HBO series Crashing, which premieres on January 20, and they had something to say about Louis C.K.’s recently leaked set. The interview started with the guests and hosts—Jim Norton and Sam Roberts—talking about Artie Lange’s drug issues and how it affected the Crashing shoot. Holmes smiles slightly as he describes the “nose continuity” issues while

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Federal employees affected by government shutdown offered free comedy club tickets

The owners of the comedy club Stand Up New York want to make federal workers affected by the ongoing government shutdown laugh again. Stand Up New York announced that they will be offering those employees who did not receive a paycheck last week 12 months of free comedy shows. Qualified federal workers will be given a one-year membership to LaughPass, a service much like MoviePass but for comedy shows at

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