About The Saturday Night Live Scholarships with The Second City, The Groundlings, The PIT and THe UCB

In the build-up to season 46 of Saturday Night Live, NBC announced that the sketch-comedy TV institution would be partnering with select comedy theaters and schools across the country to offer scholarships. Now we’re starting to see how that&#821…

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Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Putting Out Affion Crockett Stand-Up Special

Affion Crocket has found a home for his first solo stand-up special, and it’s with Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud network. Affion Crockett: Mirror II Society will premiere Nov. 13, 2020, on LOL Network’s streaming and audio channels. Cro…

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HBO And The New York Latino Film Festival Announce The Second Annual Latino Stand-Up! Comedy Competition

We may still be stuck staying away from large in-person gatherings, but that’s not stopping HBO Latino and the New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF) from mounting the second annual Latino Stand-Up!, a national competition designed to support emer…

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Episode #317: Melinda Hill

Melinda Hill moved 27 times as a kid before making her biggest move from Kansas to Los Angeles to make it as an actress. She studied with The Groundlings, where she performed as a tooth fairy alongside Kristin Wiig. She starred in a Creed music video. …

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Ziwe to Star in Showtime Variety Series

Talk about being a comic to watch in 2020! Showtime today announced a straight-to-series order for Ziwe to star and executive produce her very own variety series. From the press release: “The series will feature interviews, sketches and more – in…

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The Daily Show’s Desi Lydic hosting half-hour special about Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Daily Show correspondent Desi Lydic hosts a half-hour special in tribute to the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: Remembering RBG – A Nation Ugly Cries with Desi Lydic, premier…

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Stephen Colbert Hosting Live One-Hour Election Night Special 2020 for Showtime

Stephen Colbert had a breakdown on live TV four years ago on election night as the returns turned from Clinton to Trump, so…double or nothing?! Colbert has agreed to host another live Election Night special for Showtime! STEPHEN COLBERT’S ELECTIO…

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Jeff Dunham Filming 2020 Thanksgiving Special for COmedy Central

Ticket requests remain available for a planned Comedy Central taping happening Oct. 27-28, 2020, in Malibu, Calif., for a new Jeff Dunham Thanksgiving comedy special. Dunham’s own website pops up an alert to fans who may have purchased tickets to…

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Merrill Markoe Auctioning Off Her Letterman Memorabilia

Merrill Markoe, the Emmy-winning original head writer for Late Night with David Letterman, has begun auctioning off some items from her closet. The first item up for bids: An original 1982 Late Night letter jacket. Bidding started at $500 and is at $2,…

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Episode #316: J-L Cauvin

J-L Cauvin is a native New Yorker who started his stand-up comedy career in Washington, D.C., while going to law school at Georgetown. His first big break came in 2007 when he performed on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, but J-L has found many …

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