Comedy Central Orders Sketch Show from ‘Broad City’ Cast Member

The Broad City comedy tree continues to grow, with Comedy Central announcing a series order for Alternatino with Arturo Castro on Tuesday during the unveiling of their 2018-2019 development slate. Castro plays Ilana’s roommate Jaime in Broad City, and was recently in the third season of Narcos. Alternatino is described as “a sketch show based on Arturo’s experiences […]

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Announcing the Brooklyn Comedy Collective, a new venue and improv school in Williamsburg

Two comedians who helped launch and run the former Brooklyn branch of the Annoyance Theater have announced a new venture together: The Brooklyn Comedy Collective, a theater and improv comedy school that’ll begin hosting shows and teaching classes in March in The Brick Theater in Williamsburg (579 Metropolitan Ave.). Philip Markle (artistic director) and Annie Donley […]

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UCB Theatre moving from Chelsea to Hell’s Kitchen in December 2017

The flagship theater for the Upright Citizens Brigade is moving on up out of the basement of Gristedes supermarket in Chelsea and into a 160-seat theater space of its own in Hell’s Kitchen. After 14 years on West 26th Street, the UCB Theatre will move to 555 W. 42nd St. at the corner of 11th […]

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Episode #174: Heather Anne Campbell

Heather Anne Campbell is one of America’s great improvisers. She has studied under the legendary Del Close in Chicago, performed overseas with Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, appeared on MADtv, written for Saturday Night Live, and helped jumpstart FOX’s ADHD Animation Domination High-Definition. In Los Angeles, you’ve seen her or taken classes from her everywhere you […]

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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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Just For Laughs Chooses Its 2017 New Faces

The 2017 Just For Laughs festival is currently underway in Montreal, and today they revealed their annual list of up-and-coming comedians to highlight for their “New Faces” showcase. Like past years, the list includes categories for standup (New Faces of Comedy), sketch (New Faces: Characters), and comedians without managers (New Faces: Unrepped), and this year […]

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Just For Laughs Chooses Its 2017 New Faces

The 2017 Just For Laughs festival is currently underway in Montreal, and today they revealed their annual list of up-and-coming comedians to highlight for their “New Faces” showcase. Like past years, the list includes categories for standup (New Faces of Comedy), sketch (New Faces: Characters), and comedians without managers (New Faces: Unrepped), and this year […]

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‘Ba dum tss’: One Small Joke, One Big Laugh

From New York comedian Evan Krumholz comes a quick hit that’s good for a Wednesday LOL. Simple, imaginative, and relatable, his contribution checks all boxes for a strong piece of sketch. Should he have ended things right after the button? Yes, probably, but the merit of the idea and 90 percent of the execution made up for […]

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‘Ba dum tss’: One Small Joke, One Big Laugh

From New York comedian Evan Krumholz comes a quick hit that’s good for a Wednesday LOL. Simple, imaginative, and relatable, his contribution checks all boxes for a strong piece of sketch. Should he have ended things right after the button? Yes, probably, but the merit of the idea and ninety-percent of the execution made up for the […]

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