Comedy Central to premiere documentary, “This Is Stand-Up”

A new documentary about stand-up, This Is Stand-Up, gets its world premiere this coming Sunday (Easter) with limited commercial interruptions on Comedy Central. “This is Stand-Up is at heart a love letter to these amazing people,” says Prod…

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R.I.P. Vic Henley

Just last week, Vic Henley was joking with Larry the Cable Guy on Twitter and poking fun at himself for being allowed back in the SiriusXM building after getting fired not once, but twice. Today, Henley is no longer with us. The comedian died unexpecte…

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James Cannizzaro, aka “Jimmy Big Balls,” recovering from coronavirus

James Cannizzaro, who works security at Gotham Comedy Club, is recovering from the coronavirus, three weeks after he first entered the ER in Brooklyn. The 58-year-old Cannizzaro, known to many in comedy as “Jimmy Big Balls” during his previ…

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Lights out for Comedy Central’s Lights Out with David Spade

Bummer. Variety broke the news Friday night that Comedy Central isn’t going to be airing any new episodes of Lights Out with David Spade on Comedy Central. Head writer Sean O’Connor shouted out his writing staff tonight: Connor McSpadden, K…

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Adam Sandler performs his quarantine song (watch with full lyrics)

The Sandman is here to cheer us up, and perhaps even more importantly, shout out the need to support our doctors and nurses fighting to keep as many of us alive as possible through the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Adam Sandler performed a new origina…

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Adam Sandler performs his quarantine song (watch with full lyrics)

The Sandman is here to cheer us up, and perhaps even more importantly, shout out the need to support our doctors and nurses fighting to keep as many of us alive as possible through the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Adam Sandler performed a new origina…

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe cancelled for 2020, Just For Laughs Montreal joins crowded September hopefuls

Nobody knows how long we’ll be suffering from coronavirus, or holed up in quarantine. Two of the biggest annual global comedy festivals already have cancelled on 2020 because of it — first came the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, w…

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AXS TV will broadcast the LaughAid benefit for Comedy Gives Back

You don’t need to watch the upcoming #LaughAid on your computer, phone or tablet. Unless you want or have to. That’s because AXS TV will broadcast the all-star benefit event, Comedy Gives Back Laugh Aid — this Saturday, April 4 at 7 p.m. ET…

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Quibi picks up Will Smith’s “This Joka” stand-up series

Will Smith’s “This Joka” stand-up showcase will be coming to Quibi this year as a 16-episode series. Smith filmed the showcases last fall in Las Vegas, as I first reported. From today’s announcement by Quibi: This Joka is a co-p…

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Episode #296: Lane Moore

Lane Moore is a comedian, writer, actor, and musician. She hosts the show Tinder Live, swiping through dating profiles and baiting potential suitors, with a panel of funny people and a live audience to guide her. She also fronts the band, It Was Romanc…

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