R.I.P. Jackie Mason (1928-2021)

Jackie Mason, a Tony and Emmy-winning stand-up comedian so identified with Yiddish humor he named his YouTube channel, “TheUltimateJew,” died on Saturday at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. Mason was 93. Mason won a Special Tony Award in 19…

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Comedy Central Taping New Half-Hours in 2021 for Ian Lara, Rhea Butcher, Yedoye Travis

Comedy Central is staying in the half-hour special business in 2021, filming three new half-hours this weekend in New York City. Ian Lara, Rhea Butcher and Yedoye Travis will get the Comedy Central special treatment on July 30, filming their half-hours…

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Here Are Your 2021 New Faces for Just For Laughs Montreal

Congrats to this year’s special crop of “New Faces” for Just For Laughs to entice the industry of managers, agents, network executives and casting agents to drool over and pay for industry passes to this week’s virtual hybrid fe…

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Episode #348: Tig Notaro

Tig Notaro has both survived and thrived in the decade since she first disclosed her breast cancer diagnosis to a live audience in Los Angeles in August of 2012. Notaro has released three stand-up specials, two on HBO and one on Netflix, in addition to…

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Alex Falcone on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Alex Falcone made his network television debut on Thursday’s episode of The Late Show, joking about how he’s still married to his childhood sweetheart, and wouldn’t mind getting friend-zoned at all. By anyone.

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HBO, HBO Max Has Renewed Both Sketch Shows By Sam Jay and Michael Che

This May, two similar yet tonally completely different sketch series premiered on HBO and HBO Max from the orbit of Saturday Night Live. And now we’ll be able to see what Michael Che and Sam Jay have to say with a second season! Today HBO Max ann…

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The Promo For The Problem With Jon Stewart And Billionaires In Space

Look, we all want to be excited about Jon Stewart’s return to TV. Just like we want to be excited about the idea that anyone can blast off into space. It’s just…not everyone can get on that rocket ship. And Stewart’s promo sketc…

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First Tease For Tha God’s Honest Truth on Comedy Central

Comedy Central teased the return of Stephen Colbert on our screens the other night. Turns out it’s all to trumpet tha new talk show from radio personality Charlamagne Tha God, which Colbert will executive produce for Comedy Central. Tha God&#8217…

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ashley Barnhill Back onStage, A Year after Getting Hit By A car

Good news for friends, family and fans of Ashley Barnhill (plus Barnhill herself!), as the stand-up comedian is back onstage and on the mend, a year after a car struck her while jogging and nearly killed her. The accident happened May 21, 2020, as Barn…

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improv Olympic in Chicago, Now Under New Ownership?

Remember last year during the pandemic when Chicago’s comedy community asked The Second City and the iO to change their ways when it came to respecting racial diversity onstage and in the business, and the The Second City sacked its longtime CEO …

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