Episode #265: Connor Ratliff

Connor Ratliff can be seen performing live at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City regularly with two of its most prestigious improv groups — The Stepfathers on Friday nights, and ASSSSCAT 3000 on Sunday nights. He also has served as t…

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Andrew Dice Clay announces “Mr. and Mrs. America” comedy tour with Roseanne Barr for fall 2019

Andrew “Dice” Clay brought Roseanne Barr onstage during one of his Vegas shows at The Laugh Factory this spring, marking Roseanne’s first stand-up appearance since ABC fired her from her own sitcom reboot. Turns out these comedy icons…

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The late Brody Stevens has a park bench in his honor next to Reseda baseball park

Thanks to @RockinPins for letting us all know there’s a memorial park bench in honor of the late Brody Stevens outside a baseball diamond in Reseda, Calif. The Hollywood Reporter also just published a piece talking to comedians and friends of Ste…

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Second season of This Week at The Comedy Cellar starts July 2019 on Comedy Central

New York City’s top stand-up comedians will hit the books again this summer, writing their freshest, most topical jokes each week for This Week at The Comedy Cellar. The second season will premiere on Comedy Central on Friday, July 19 at 11 p.m. …

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Louie Anderson to deliver Just For Laughs 2019 keynote

Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival has booked Louie Anderson to deliver its keynote address for the 2019 comedy confab next month. Anderson’s address, “Never Give Up,” will touch on his 40 years of ups and downs in show busines…

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Freestyle Love Supreme sets Broadway run for Fall 2019

The hip-hop improv comedy group now known famously for featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda as its frontman used to play for audiences at Ars Nova more than a decade ago. They moved on to dates at Comix and Joe’s Pub, performed at Super Bowl Week for ESP…

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Freestyle Love Supreme sets Broadway run for Fall 2019

The hip-hop improv comedy group now known famously for featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda as its frontman used to play for audiences at Ars Nova more than a decade ago. They moved on to dates at Comix and Joe’s Pub, performed at Super Bowl Week for ESP…

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Samantha Bee highlights her status as the only woman standing in late-night TV for Emmy consideration

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee isn’t the only late-night show fronted by a woman that’s eligible for an Emmy in the Outstanding Variety Talk Series category. But Bee is the only woman left standing. Literally. While E!’s Busy Tonight …

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ITV takes the lead in balancing TV writers rooms with Comedy 50:50 initiative

The Brits may be grappling with Brexit, still. But give ’em this much credit. They’re showing U.S. up with respect to improving the working conditions for women in TV comedy. Saskia Schuster, the head of comedy programming for Britain&#8217…

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Review: Adam Devine, “Best Time of Our Lives” on Netflix

About 20 minutes into his first hourlong stand-up comedy special, Adam Devine jokes about his love for capes, and imagines wearing one for this taping but never mentioning it. Spoiler alert: He not only mentions the cape some more, but also sports it a…

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