Comedy Gives Back as 60 comedians sing all-star holiday song “Christmas Magic”

Comedy Gives Back is celebrating this holiday season with a new song sung by some 60 comedians, and a new initiative to support the comedy community. The song is “Christmas Magic,” composed by Avery Pearson (Historical Roasts, The Iliza Shl…

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Paul Reubens will take Pee-wee Herman on tour in 2020 for 35th anniversary of Big Adventure

Paul Reubens will celebrate the 35th anniversary of his 1985 comedy, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, which made Pee-wee Herman a household name, by going on tour with the film for special screenings, stories and more. Produced by Live Nation, the 20-city outi…

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Adam Conover to host Nickelodeon game show The Crystal Maze

Nickelodeon has tapped comedian and Adam Ruins Everything host Adam Conover to not ruin its new family game show, The Crystal Maze. The game show, an adaptation of a hit series in the UK, will premiere Jan. 24, 2020, on Nickelodeon, airing Friday night…

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Comedy Central announces new showcase series: Bill Burr Presents The Ringers

Bill Burr and All Things Comedy continue their affiliation with Comedy Central into 2020, kicking the year off with a Friday-night showcase series called Bill Burr Presents: The Ringers.  Each episode will spotlight three comedians, curated by Burr and…

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You had to be there: Jeff Ross popped up a Roastmaster’s gift shop in Studio City

This weekend along Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, Calif., eagle-eyed comedy fans might have spotted a holiday treat, as comedian Jeff Ross presided over a two-day pop-up shop and event space. Called Jeff Ross Presents Roastmaster’s, Coffee and…

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Comedy films making premieres at Sundance 2020

The Sundance Film Festival has announced its programming slate for 2020. Last year, Amazon emerged as the big distributor of comedies, acquiring both Last Night and Brittany Runs A Marathon. The sublime satire Greener Grass also debuted this January in…

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Maria Bamford returns to Topic with “What’s Your Ailment?!”

Streaming site Topic announced today that Maria Bamford’s new talk show What’s Your Ailment?! will premiere on the service Dec. 26. In the series, Maria speaks candidly with performers about their struggles with mental health. This isn&#821…

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Conan O’Brien’s high-school letter to E.B. White

Conan O’Brien graduated from Brookline High School in 1981. As a junior, the teenager who was not yet a beloved TV writer and late-night host apparently wasn’t feeling much love for the game. Until he got a hold of some E.B. White. White, a…

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Garrett Millerick on Conan

The UK’s Garrett Millerick performed on Tuesday’s Conan, and filled us in on how he’s not looking to make friends at the gym. He’s not there for fun. It’s life or death. He also manages a crack that may or not involve Cona…

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Netflix outbids HBO Max to keep Ali Wong on its platform

Speaking of Netflix and HBO Max duking it out for comedy rights in 2020, we also learned today that Netflix shelled out an eight-figure deal to Ali Wong to ensure she’ll release her next two stand-up specials on the original streaming giant. Wong…

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