StandUp NBC announces finalists for 2017 contest and talent holding deal

StandUp NBC, the annual nationwide search for comedic talent from more diverse backgrounds than purely white and male, has announced its finalists for the 2017 contest. After regional searches in Philadelphia, Atlanta, San Francisco and Chicago, the following nine comedians will perform at the finals this coming Nov. 29 at the Hollywood Improv: TuRae Gordon, […]

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There’s Johnny finds a home on Hulu

NBCUniversal inked a deal with Hulu that’ll grant the streaming platform exclusive rights to several former NBC series and one brand-new series from Seeso that never would’ve seen the light otherwise. The deal includes putting all episodes of 30 Rock on Hulu as of Oct. 1, 2017. Plus, it means you’ll get to see There’s […]

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Seeso will shut down Nov. 8, 2017

You still have time to watch your favorite Seeso shows and specials on Seeso. Just not much time. The NBCUniversal comedy streaming platform notified subscribers overnight that the service will shut down once and for all on Nov. 8, 2017. Here’s the letter: Dear Seeso-ers, Please note moving forward, you will no longer be billed […]

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Seeso is finito: NBCUniversal comedy streaming platform announces it’s shutting down later in 2017

Closed before it even really had a chance to catch on, NBCUniversal announced today via Facebook that Seeso is shutting down later this year. The memo: Dear Seeso-ers, We’re writing to let you know that later this year, Seeso will be shutting its comedy doors. Though we will be departing, much of our comedy will […]

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Seeso layoffs by NBCUniversal leave its original programming, entire future in doubt

Can Emmy nominations save Seeso? For the sake of the programming department, decimated by layoffs from parent company NBCUniversal that will leave most of them unemployed a week from now, let’s hope so. Then again, every once in a while, the Emmy Awards make it awkward by presenting trophies to already-canceled series. Just ask the […]

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The Second City announces 2017 recipients of its annual Bob Curry Fellowship via NBCUniversal

The Second City has announced the 2017 recipients of the 4th Annual Bob Curry Fellowship: Terrance Carey, Dan Bazaldua, Eunji Kim, Sophia Rafiqi, LeLe Mason, Rolando Lep, Rob Wilson, Adrienne Brown, Damon Royster, Evan Mills, Atra Asdou, Jayson Acevedo, Riley Mondragon, Squeek Rangel, Brian Keys and Stephanie Branco. Named for the first African-American comedian to […]

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JR De Guzman wins Stand-Up NBC for diversity talent search for 2016-2017

Congrats to JR De Guzman, the 2016 winner of NBC’s Stand-Up diversity talent search! De Guzman, born in the Phillipines and raised in California, beat out Raanan Hershberg, Gibran Saleem, Ismael Loutfi, Candice Thompson, Jessica Keenan, Keith McGill, Rojo Perez and Daniel Webb, who all performed in the finalists showcase in November at the Hollywood Improv. […]

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