SiriusXM launching Netflix comedy radio station

This is not a joke. A Netflix Is A Joke radio station will debut this coming Monday, April 15, 2019, on SiriusXM satellite radio. The new station will broadcast parts and wholes of Netflix’s extensive and growing catalogue of stand-up comedy spec…

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Kenny DeForest on The Late Late Show with James Corden

“What’s gayer than caring about what a bunch of men think?” Kenny DeForest breaks down the truth behind toxic masculinity in this performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Roll the clip!

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Episode #254: Trae Crowder

Trae Crowder grew up in rural Tennessee and worked for a federal government agency while harboring dreams of becoming a famous stand-up comedian. Crowder didn’t expect it’d happen thanks to videos he filmed on the back porch as the “Liberal Redneck.” B…

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Nate Bargatze on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Nate Bargatze really is Jimmy Fallon’s favorite stand-up comedian, as evidenced by yet another appearance on Friday, performing five minutes from his new Netflix hour, The Tennessee Kid. Funny stuff. Roll the clip!

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Hold up: Was The Joker just an extremely frustrated open-micer?

As a lifelong fan of Batman but only a casual reader of his DC Comics during my childhood, I confess to not knowing the canonical origin story for his greatest nemesis, The Joker. There was the movie version from 1989, in which Jack Nicholson’s c…

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Review: Kevin Hart, “Irresponsible” on Netflix

Kevin Hart’s new Netflix hour delves into his insecurities more than his irresponsibilities. Which is OK. Even if the intro and show description might mislead you into thinking about what he’ll talk about in this hour. He filmed this specia…

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Tiffany Haddish honors Jamie Masada with LA City College Foundation award

The Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada received an award recently from the LA City College Foundation for running his annual comedy camp for underprivileged children, and his most prized pupil, Tiffany Haddish, introduced him at the event. “I&#8217…

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Jim Serpico launches new record label, Virtual Comedy Network

Jim Serpico, the former president of motion pictures and television at Apostle, where he shepherded Rescue Me, Maron, Benders, and SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL to TV, now has started a comedy record label. It’s called the Virtual Comedy Networ…

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Episode #253: Jill-Michele Meleán

Jill-Michele Meleán’s mother’s Irish, and her father’s Bolivian. But she grew up in Miami surrounded by Cubans. All of which makes her White Latina, the title of her first full stand-up special, out now via Comedy Dynamics. Jilly talks to me abou…

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Fundraisers in LA, NYC and DC to support Jason Saenz in recovery from paralyzing accident

Jason Sáenz, a former New Face at Montreal Just For Laughs, had made a name for himself through his parody “Saenz Signs” he’d post on telephone poles and elsewhere around New York City, and then Los Angeles. He’d just started a …

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