HBO Max Unveils Aug. 20, 2020 Slate Of Comedy Special Debuts

HBO is ready to make its big re-splash into stand-up comedy, unveiling four new comedy specials on the same day later this month on HBO Max. Here’s the teaser trailer: The Summer Comedy Festival programming binge, will feature solo specials from&…

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Who Won Tournament of Laughs on TBS?

The inaugural Tournament of Laughs from TBS has wrapped and declared a winner. Would you believe…Piff the Magic Dragon? Sunday’s finale, hosted by Jason Sudeikis, saw the final four competitors quickly winnowed to two, with Piff beating out…

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America’s Got Talent Reveals Top 44 Acts Competing in Live Shows For 2020, Including 3 Comedians and 1 Impersonator

This is a first: America’s Got Talent isn’t waiting for you to watch any more episodes on NBC before revealing who are the 44 acts remaining that will compete in the live shows this August. Among them: comedians Alex Hooper, Usama Siddiquee…

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Laugh Factory Chicago reopening Aug. 1, 2020

The Laugh Factory’s Chicago club has announced it will reopen this Saturday (Aug. 1), in accordance with the city of Chicago’s reopening guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. The club plans to put on shows on weekends only through Septem…

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Jim Gaffigan Becomes First Stand-Up to reach Billion Streams

Congrats to Jim Gaffigan, who has become the first stand-up comedian to attract at least one billion streaming listens of his comedy tracks in the digital age! Gaffigan recently broke the billion-stream barrier on Pandora, the streaming audio app that&…

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Ty Barnett On America’s Got Talent Judge Cuts

For the first week of “Judge Cuts” on the 2020 season of America’s Got Talent, the contestants performed separately from the show’s four judges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That meant that most of them also could do something u…

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Forrest MacNeil Delivers More Reviews For You

TV’s Andy Daly, star of Comedy Central’s Review, which ran for three seasons from 2014-2017, has brought critic Forrest MacNeil back out to remind you he’s still reviewing life and everything about it, just now for private clients. Wh…

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Forrest MacNeil Delivers More Reviews For You

TV’s Andy Daly, star of Comedy Central’s Review, which ran for three seasons from 2014-2017, has brought critic Forrest MacNeil back out to remind you he’s still reviewing life and everything about it, just now for private clients. Wh…

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Comedians Nominated for 2020 Emmy Awards

Congratulations to the nominees for this year’s Emmy Awards! Here are the comedians and comedies in the running for Emmys, which will be handed out Sept. 20, 2020, on ABC. VARIETY SPECIAL (PRE-RECORDED) Dave Chappelle, Sticks & Stones (Netfli…

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Episode #307: Carlos Alazraqui

Discussions of racial representation and onscreen depiction of the police both hit home for Carlos Alazraqui. Born to Argentinian parents, Carlos has spent the most time onscreen as Deputy James Garcia on Reno 911!, which aired from 2003 to 2009 on Com…

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