Tiffany Haddish, Lena Waithe give powerful speeches at Variety Power of Women Luncheon (Video)

Variety honored funny ladies Tiffany Haddish and Lena Waithe at their 10th Annual Variety Power of Women Luncheon in Beverly Hills this past weekend. The celebration, presented by Lifetime, also honored gun control activist Emma Gonzalez, Regina King (Seven Seconds), and Natalie Portman (Thor) for their humanitarian efforts. Haddish was recognized for her work with The Unusual Suspects Theater Company, an organization that helps underprivileged kids produce original stage productions. The

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Variety announces its 10 Comics To Watch 2018

Every year around this time the folks at Variety announce their 10 Comics To Watch. It’s a list of up-an-coming… MORE

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Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch 2018

Congratulations to this year’s class of “10 Comics to Watch,” as anointed by Variety magazine and toasted in July at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival. Variety usually compiles its list by a combination of asking industry influencers, plus forecasting based on what comics already have lined up in the coming year. This year’s 10, decidedly […]

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CBS to celebrate 50th anniversary of “The Carol Burnett Show” with a primetime reunion and tribute special

A few days before the 50th anniversary of the premiere of The Carol Burnett Show on CBS, the Eye Network has announced plans to broadcast a two-hour primetime special tribute to Burnett and her funny friends, to air this December. The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special will air from 8 to 10 p.m. Eastern/Pacific on […]

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CBS to celebrate 50th anniversary of “The Carol Burnett Show” with a primetime reunion and tribute special

A few days before the 50th anniversary of the premiere of The Carol Burnett Show on CBS, the Eye Network has announced plans to broadcast a two-hour primetime special tribute to Burnett and her funny friends, to air this December. The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special will air from 8 to 10 p.m. Eastern/Pacific on […]

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Don’t worry: Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo for Netflix will mostly feature actual comedians

Is Netflix giving everyone a comedy special in 2017? You may have feared or hoped that, after hearing country singer Brad Paisley announce he’s got one coming Aug. 15, 2017, but not to fear: Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo features mostly stand-up comedians. And also Reba McEntire and David Hasselhoff. His special will include performances by […]

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Variety announces its 2017 comics to watch

Every year around this time Variety announces its selections for 10 Comics to Watch and they just did so for… MORE

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Here are Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch in 2017

Variety has done it again, teaming up with Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival this summer to toast 10 up-and-coming comedians who the trade magazine sees as future superstars. If they’re not already well on their way, that is. The 10 Comics to Watch will be feted July 27, 2017, at a JFL cocktail reception, followed […]

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Bob Odenkirk recalls his 1992 “SNL” Emmy win

The Emmys don’t air until September, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to get a little nostalgic — for Variety‘s… MORE

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Read an excerpt from Kevin Hart’s new book “I Can’t Make This Up”

Between acting in blockbuster movies, performing stand-up in sold out arenas, and running his own production company / streaming service,… MORE

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