Talent agency chief restores severed contract with comedian:The Asahi Shimbun – Asahi Shimbun

Talent agency chief restores severed contract with comedian:The Asahi Shimbun  Asahi ShimbunThe president of talent agency Yoshimoto Kogyo Co. apologized for a scandal involving comedians paid.

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Trevor Noah Says Kanye West Has a Presidential Genie – The New York Times

Trevor Noah Says Kanye West Has a Presidential Genie  The New York TimesThe “Daily Show” host was amazed that West had gotten President Trump to try to help a jailed rapper. “It’s like he uses his MAGA hat like a magic lamp,” he …

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Drop Dead Gorgeous at 20: how dark pageant comedy works better in 2019 – The Guardian

Drop Dead Gorgeous at 20: how dark pageant comedy works better in 2019  The GuardianThe pitch-black small-town mockumentary was a flop on release and left critics cold but 20 years later its vicious indecency remains daring.

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‘If I can pay for dog food, everything is fine’: comedians on their pets

As the Edinburgh festival approaches, Ed Byrne, Susan Calman, Stevie Martin and others on why their pets are friends, companions and a source of inspirationComedians are needy, so of course we get dogs – they’re always pleased to see you. My cardigan c…

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JAX + Generate = new Imagine Artist Management

It wouldn’t be Just For Laughs week without some major news involving the industry. For 2019, those honors go to Imagine Artist Management, a newly formed talent firm announced Monday via The Hollywood Reporter. IAM is an independent extension of…

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New lease on life for San Francisco’s Punch Line comedy club

Today provided a double-dose of comforting news for comedians and comedy fans in San Francisco, as its venerable comedy club, the Punch Line, received historic Legacy Business Status from the city as well as a new lease from Google. The club’s le…

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Manjunath Naidu died onstage during stand-up performance in Dubai

Manjunath Naidu, an Indian stand-up comedian born in Abu Dhabi, collapsed and died onstage during a performance over the weekend in Dubai. Naidu was only 36. Known by friends as Mango (he jokingly signed a Facebook post in March with “MANGO &#x1f…

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How Much Will Netflix Pay Eddie Murphy for His Standup Comedy Comeback? – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

How Much Will Netflix Pay Eddie Murphy for His Standup Comedy Comeback?  Showbiz Cheat SheetThe time is ripe for an Eddie Murphy revival, and rumors have been swirling about a possible deal with Netflix, which would bring him out of retirement.

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How Much Will Netflix Pay Eddie Murphy for His Standup Comedy Comeback? – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

How Much Will Netflix Pay Eddie Murphy for His Standup Comedy Comeback?  Showbiz Cheat SheetThe time is ripe for an Eddie Murphy revival, and rumors have been swirling about a possible deal with Netflix, which would bring him out of retirement.

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