James Corden extends CBS contract through 2022

James Corden, winner of seven Emmy Awards and nominated for another seven this year, has extended his contract with CBS through 2022. Corden took over The Late Late Show in 2016. “James Corden has burned his way to the top of American television with a…

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Top 10 comedians by estimated income, June 2018-2019

Forbes came out with its annual rankings of the wealthiest comedians by how much they earned in the fiscal year ending in June. And until we get a look at their tax returns, or someone else comes up with a better calculation, this is the list to which …

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Review: Joel McHale, “Live from Pyongyang” on Comedy Dynamics

Joel McHale’s first ever full-length comedy special, Live From Pyongyang, which actually was filmed at the San Jose Improv, is out now on the Comedy Dynamics Network via iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, xBox, and other platforms. Here’s t…

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Review: Jim Gaffigan, “Quality Time” on Amazon Prime Video

There’s a moment in Jim Gaffigan’s first Amazon comedy special, which also is Amazon’s first Amazon Originals comedy special, in which the comedian reveals: “I do sometimes lie up here.” He says it as a segue to jokes about needing to…

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R.I.P. Kip Addotta (1944-2019)

Kip Addotta, a stand-up comedian who performed 32 times on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in the 1970s-1980s and whose punny songs found great success through the Dr. Demento radio show, has died. Addotta was 75. Born June 16, 1944, in Rockfor…

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Jimmy Kimmel Live pays $395,000 fine for sounding a false alarm on TV airwaves

The FCC announced yesterday that it reached financial settlements with several broadcasters for misusing the national Emergency Alert System. You know, those interruptions in which you hear the tones, followed by the announcement that “this is on…

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The Paley Center to honor living legends of comedy: Carol Burnett, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Carl Reiner, and Lily Tomlin

The Paley Honors: A Special Tribute to Television’s Comedy Legends. is happening Nov. 21, 2019, in Beverly Hills. And legends they are, assembling for one night only: Carol Burnett, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Carl Reiner and Lily Tomlin. “From the hilar…

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Dave Chappelle dropping a Netflix special in 2019 after four in 2017

After releasing four separate stand-up specials in calendar year 2017 for Netflix and winning two Grammy Awards (thanks to Grammys eligibility years cutting off each September), Dave Chappelle is back with his fifth Netflix stand-up special already! Ca…

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Christian Finnegan on The Late Late Show with James Corden

Christian Finnegan has reached the ripe old age of 46, which as he explained on The Late Late Show, isn’t quite so ripe any longer. Much like the good-intentioned vegetables you sometimes buy at the grocery store. Roll the clip!

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Phoebe Robinson talk show a go at Comedy Central

Comedy Central still has one of the 2 Dope Queens lined up for 2020. The network today announced a 10-episode order for a talk show fronted by Phoebe Robinson, featuring one-on-one interviews with headliners across pop culture. “This show will hit that…

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