R.I.P. Richie Tienken

Richie Tienken, the founding owner of The Comic Strip on New York City’s Upper East Side and former manager of Eddie Murphy and Adam Sandler, has died. As Sandler said back in 2012 for a TV tribute to Murphy: “I tried to do everything he did in h…

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R.I.P. Richie Tienken

Richie Tienken, the founding owner of The Comic Strip on New York City’s Upper East Side and former manager of Eddie Murphy and Adam Sandler, has died. As Sandler said back in 2012 for a TV tribute to Murphy: “I tried to do everything he did in h…

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Episode #328: Gary Anthony Williams

Gary Anthony Williams has been improvising since the 1980s, when he was part of an Atlanta troupe called Laughing Matters. You’ve seen Williams on TV shows such as Boston Legal, where he played a crossdressing lawyer, or as Abe on Malcom in the Middle….

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Episode #327: Dan Ahdoot

Dan Ahdoot is a stand-up comedian who has performed on The Tonight Show, and developed TV shows with FOX, CBS, NBC and Freeform. But Ahdoot is enjoying his greatest success now, with recurring roles on not one but two Netflix hit series — as a car sale…

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Month In review: February 2021

Feel like you missed out on what happened this past month? Let’s catch up! LAST THINGS FIRST, MY PODCASTS! Episode #324: Erin Jackson Episode #325: Patton Oswalt Episode #326: Lucas Brothers HEADLINES Seth Meyers renewed his Late Night contract w…

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R.I.P. Erica Faye Watson

Comedian and actress Erica Faye Watson died on Saturday in Jamaica after contracting COVID-19. She had just turned 48 on Friday. Watson was a regular contributor to Windy City Live in Chicago, and performed on multiple TV series and movies that filmed …

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R.I.P. Erica Faye Watson

Comedian and actress Erica Faye Watson died on Saturday in Jamaica after contracting COVID-19. She had just turned 48 on Friday. Watson was a regular contributor to Windy City Live in Chicago, and performed on multiple TV series and movies that filmed …

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Review: Brian Regan, “On The Rocks” on Netflix

Brian Regan is a great comedian. Has been for decades now. His new hour, out now on Netflix, is pretty great, too. It’s just. It’s just, well, so baffling that Regan filmed his new special, On The Rocks, to a packed audience in the middle o…

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R.I.P. Erik Myers

Stand-up comedian Erik Myers died suddenly and tragically this morning when he was hit by a car near Amarillo, Texas. Myers, 40, was en route to a weekend of gigs at Hyena’s Comedy Club in Dallas, where he was scheduled to perform tonight through…

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Ronny Chieng Inks Major Netflix Deal

Daily Show correspondent, Lexus spokesman and stand-up comedian Ronny Chieng has big things in the works for the coming year with Netflix. Chieng’s new Netflix deal has him booked for two new stand-up specials, plus one special shot as a document…

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