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Comedy in NYC This Week
Comedy in NYC This WeekOur guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows. MO AMER at Gramercy Theater (July 21, 8 p.m.). Mr. Amer has been performing with the “Allah Made Me Funny” global comedy tour for more than a decade, carving out a niche as a stand-up who mixes a Muslim ...read more
Source: New York Times
Published on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:25:00 GMT
Why 'Girls Trip' star Tiffany Haddish is comedy gold
Why 'Girls Trip' star Tiffany Haddish is comedy goldIn a clip from ensemble comedy ‘Girls Trip,’ Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith) gifts her girlfriends homemade vests for their New Orleans getaway. Do the girls like it? "Looks like a BeDazzler threw up on that thing,” Dina (Tiffany Haddish) jokes. USA TODAY ...read more
Source: USA Today
Published on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:13:00 GMT
Syfy Acquires ‘Con Man,’ Adding Alan Tudyk’s Emmy-Nominated Indie Comedy To Its Lineup — Exclusive
Syfy Acquires ‘Con Man,’ Adding Alan Tudyk’s Emmy-Nominated Indie Comedy To Its Lineup — ExclusiveThe Emmy-nominated, record-breaking independent online comedy “Con Man” has found a new home, one that producers deem a perfect fit: Syfy. The network announced Friday during the show’s Comic-Con panel that it had acquired both seasons of the “Con ...read more
Source: Indiewire
Published on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:44:00 GMT
With 'Girls Trip' and a comedy special, Tiffany Haddish's 'calling card' is open for the taking
With 'Girls Trip' and a comedy special, Tiffany Haddish's 'calling card' is open for the takingTiffany Haddish is legitimately having a moment. After a hilariously memorable role as a series regular on the recently canceled “The Carmichael Show,” opposite legends David Alan Grier and Loretta Devine, she stars in “Girls Trip,” in theaters ...read more
Source: Los Angeles Times
Published on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:55:00 GMT
‘Landline’ Review: Strong Cast Can’t Save Lukewarm Dysfunctional Family Comedy
‘Landline’ Review: Strong Cast Can’t Save Lukewarm Dysfunctional Family ComedyGillian Robespierre and Jenny Slate’s follow-up to “Obvious Child” offers a believably fractured family, but never rises above shopworn genre With the indie hit “Obvious Child,” writer-director Gillian Robespierre and star Jenny Slate somehow ...read more
Source: TheWrap
Published on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:21:00 GMT
6 must-see shows at the Kennedy Center’s District of Comedy Festival
6 must-see shows at the Kennedy Center’s District of Comedy FestivalLast year, the Kennedy Center staged its first-ever comedy festival, featuring performances by Judd Apatow and Jane Lynch and a roast of James Carville. This weekend, the District of Comedy Festival returns with a series of stand-up shows, podcast tapings ...read more
Source: Washington Post
Published on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 02:14:00 GMT
Robin Williams Chair in Comedy at USC Creates a Home for Students
Robin Williams Chair in Comedy at USC Creates a Home for StudentsEven though Robin Williams was cited by Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival co-founder Andy Nulman as “the one who got away,” who, despite decades of pursuing him for a fest slot, never made it to the Montreal comedy gathering, the impact of ...read more
Source: Variety
Published on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:00:00 GMT
Sean Spicer Resigns as Press Secretary—and as Comedy’s Favorite Punching Bag
Sean Spicer Resigns as Press Secretary—and as Comedy’s Favorite Punching BagFrom Stephen Colbert to Saturday Night Live, who can take the most credit for taking down Spicer? Beyond her comedic influence, it’s also widely known that the impression incensed the president. Trump reportedly refused to allow Spicer to joke about the ...read more
Source: Vanity Fair
Published on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Girls Trip review – raucous comedy delivers a fresh and filthy good time
Girls Trip review – raucous comedy delivers a fresh and filthy good timeJada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah head up a foul-mouthed yet warm-hearted film about four friends reconnecting with their wild younger days Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith. Photograph: Michele K Short/AP Earlier this ...read more
Source: The Guardian
Published on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:45:00 GMT
Dave Chappelle On Comedy And Politics In The Age Of President Trump
Dave Chappelle On Comedy And Politics In The Age Of President TrumpThere's no bigger name in comedy today than Dave Chappelle. At only 14 years old he started performing stand up in Washington, D.C., and since then, he's starred in cult classic Hollywood films, created one of the most beloved sketch comedy shows of all ...read more
Source: NPR News
Published on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:28:00 GMT