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175+ Comedy-Variety Writers Petition ITV - John Oliver, Amy Schumer, Colin Jost and More 175+ Comedy-Variety Writers Petition ITV - John Oliver, Amy Schumer, Colin Jost and More
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015

More than 175 prominent comedy/variety writers, including a number who appear on-air, have signed a petition urging ITV to enter a collective bargaining agreement covering its nonfiction writer-producers.... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Shares 50 SHADES OF GREY Audition Tape VIDEO: John Oliver Shares 50 SHADES OF GREY Audition Tape
by TV News Desk - January 26, 2015

Just before the Season 2 Premiere of HBO's LAST WEEK TONIGHT, host John Oliver appeared on YouTube Sunday night to share a "condescending, half-hearted" apology for the recent controversy over his #NotMyChristian hashtag... (more...)
VIDEO: Larry Talks Normalizing Relations with Cuba on THE NIGHTLY SHOW VIDEO: Larry Talks Normalizing Relations with Cuba on THE NIGHTLY SHOW
by TV News Desk - January 23, 2015

Larry discusses normalizing relations with Cuba during last night's 'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore': 'We're going to get shortstops and cigars, and they're going to get our chief export - type 2 diabetes.'... (more...)
VIDEO: Larry Wilmore Evaluates Obama's State of the Union Address on NIGHTLY SHOW VIDEO: Larry Wilmore Evaluates Obama's State of the Union Address on NIGHTLY SHOW
by TV News Desk - January 22, 2015

On last night's NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE, Larry discussed the legacy of President Obama and evaluates his State of the Union Address. Check out the clip below!... (more...)
Bill Engvall Coming to Treasure Island, 3/6 Bill Engvall Coming to Treasure Island, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2015

Celebrating his fifth year as a comedic headliner at Treasure Island, Bill Engvall brings his trademark comedy back to the Treasure Island Theatre March 6 at 9 p.m. during NASCAR Weekend in Las Vegas.... (more...)
VIDEO: Larry Wilmore Weighs In on Bill Cosby on 'NIGHTLY SHOW' VIDEO: Larry Wilmore Weighs In on Bill Cosby on 'NIGHTLY SHOW'
by TV News Desk - January 21, 2015

Larry Wilmore weighs in on Bill Cosby during last night's 'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore' on Comedy Central... (more...)
Sinbad, Kathleen Madigan & More Set for Gilda's Club Signature Event Sinbad, Kathleen Madigan & More Set for Gilda's Club Signature Event
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2015

Gilda's LaughFest today announced that this year's Signature Event will celebrate the festival's fifth year, and five years of smiles in West Michigan, with a lineup of returning LaughFest comedians coming together for the first time ever. Additionally, LaughFest has announced the remaining acts for... (more...)
That'll Play Podcast Welcomes Comedian Kevin Bartini That'll Play Podcast Welcomes Comedian Kevin Bartini
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2015

The new episode of That'll Play with Matt & John, 'Warming Up', features comedian Kevin Bartini. Matt Candela and John Nuzzi chat with Kevin about his new comedy album, 'The Unintentionally White Album'.... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Clip from Series Premiere of NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE VIDEO: Watch Clip from Series Premiere of NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE
by TV News Desk - January 20, 2015

On last night's series premiere of THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE, Wilmore introduced the topics up for discussion: white people sweeping the Academy Award nominations, Oprah Winfrey taking to the streets of Selma, Alabama, and the state of the black protest.... (more...)
MotorCity Casino Hotel to Welcome Wendy Williams, 4/24 MotorCity Casino Hotel to Welcome Wendy Williams, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2015

MotorCity Casino Hotel will welcome Wendy Williams to Sound Board on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8 p.m.... (more...)
Sen. Cory Booker, Rapper Talib Kweli & Comedian Bill Burr Set for LARRY WILMORE Premiere Sen. Cory Booker, Rapper Talib Kweli & Comedian Bill Burr Set for LARRY WILMORE Premiere
by TV News Desk - January 16, 2015

Senator Cory Booker, Talib Kweli and Bill Burr will get a taste of extra nightlyness when they appear as the inaugural panel during the debut episode of Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" on Monday, January 19 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.... (more...)
John Oliver Joins MSG's GARDEN OF LAUGHS Lineup John Oliver Joins MSG's GARDEN OF LAUGHS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2015

MSG Entertainment and the Garden of Dreams Foundation are pleased to announce that Emmy and Writer's Guild Award-winning writer and comedian, John Oliver, has joined the lineup of Garden of Laughs, the all-star comedy benefit for the Garden of Dreams Foundation taking place at The Theater at Madison... (more...)
VH! to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of SNL with Mega-Marathon, Beg. 1/28 VH! to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of SNL with Mega-Marathon, Beg. 1/28
by TV News Desk - January 14, 2015

VH1 Classic celebrates the 40th anniversary of the longest-running sketch comedy show in history by bringing fans 40 years of 'SNL' in one place: 'The SNL Rewind: 2015 - 1975 Mega-Marathon' beginning Wednesday, January 28th and wrapping on Sunday, February 15th.... (more...)
Comedy Central's THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE to Premiere 1/19 Comedy Central's THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE to Premiere 1/19
by TV News Desk - January 09, 2015

Stewart & Wilmore, late night comedy's new power hour begins. Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" premieres on Monday, January 19 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT and air weeknights following "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."... (more...)
VIDEO: Sneak Peek - LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, Returning 2/8 VIDEO: Sneak Peek - LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, Returning 2/8
by TV News Desk - January 09, 2015

Below watch a new clip from LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER. The show will return on Sunday, February 8 at 11PM EST on HBO.... (more...)
VIDEO: New Promo for THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE VIDEO: New Promo for THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE
by TV News Desk - January 08, 2015

Watch the latest promo for 'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore'! It's like 'The Daily Show,' but 'nightlyer.' 'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore' airs weeknights after 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.'... (more...)
VIDEO: DAILY SHOW's Jon Stewart Comments on Charlie Hebdo Tragedy VIDEO: DAILY SHOW's Jon Stewart Comments on Charlie Hebdo Tragedy
by TV News Desk - January 08, 2015

On last night's THE DAILY SHOW, host Jon Stewart shares his comments on the tragic event.... (more...)
VIDEO: FASHION POLICE Host Kathy Griffin Talks Replacing Joan Rivers on 'The View' VIDEO: FASHION POLICE Host Kathy Griffin Talks Replacing Joan Rivers on 'The View'
by TV News Desk - January 07, 2015

Funny lady Kathy Griffin stopped by yesterday's THE VIEW to talk about her new role as host of E!'s 'Fashion Police.'... (more...)
VIDEO: Fred Armisen & Maya Rudolph Share Tips to Stay Warm This Winter on LATE NIGHT VIDEO: Fred Armisen & Maya Rudolph Share Tips to Stay Warm This Winter on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - January 07, 2015

Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph have done groundbreaking scientific work on new heat technologies with some hardworking Canadians and share what they have learned about staying warm... (more...)
VIDEO: Kathy Griffin Will 'Take No Prisonors' as New Host of FASHION POLICE VIDEO: Kathy Griffin Will 'Take No Prisonors' as New Host of FASHION POLICE
by TV News Desk - January 06, 2015

The comic, a close friend of Rivers, stopped by this morning's TODAY to tell Savannah Guthrie that she 'absolutely left big shoes to fill. And I'm bringing my own slippers.'... (more...)
VIDEO: Keshia Knight Discusses Bill Cosby Sexual Allegations: 'That's Not the Man I Know' VIDEO: Keshia Knight Discusses Bill Cosby Sexual Allegations: 'That's Not the Man I Know'
by TV News Desk - January 05, 2015

Keshia Knight stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about being the first celebrity to be fired on the new season of NBC's 'Celebrity Apprentice.'... (more...)
VIDEO: JOHN OLIVER Hates New Years & Offers Great Excuses to Get Out of It! VIDEO: JOHN OLIVER Hates New Years & Offers Great Excuses to Get Out of It!
by TV News Desk - December 29, 2014

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: New Year's Eve Web Exclusive, John Oliver explains why New Year's Eve is the worst and offers some great excuses for getting out of it. Check out the video below!... (more...)
Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT Moves to New Time Slot, Beg 1/5
by TV News Desk - December 19, 2014

Bending the very fabric of time and space, on Monday, January 5, Comedy Central's Emmy®-nominated "@midnight with Chris Hardwick" moves to 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, following "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."... (more...)
VIDEO: Chris Rock Believes THE INTERVIEW Will Get Released: 'You Can Buy It On 125th St Right Now' VIDEO: Chris Rock Believes THE INTERVIEW Will Get Released: 'You Can Buy It On 125th St Right Now'
by TV News Desk - December 19, 2014

Writer, director and star Chris Rock stopped by THE DAILY SHOW last night and described how challenging it was to transition from stand-up comedy to film directing in 'Top Five.'... (more...)
Comedy Dynamics Announces Partnership with SF Sketchfest Comedy Dynamics Announces Partnership with SF Sketchfest
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

New comedy channel Comedy Dynamics is happy to announce its first partnership with SF Sketchfest. In addition to being a major sponsor, (along with Funny or Die, SF Weekly and others), Comedy Dynamics will also be represented on the ground by President Brian Volk-Weiss, who will be a featured paneli... (more...)



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