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MATT BRAUNGER: BIG, DUMB ANIMAL Premieres 2/6 on Comedy CentralMATT BRAUNGER: BIG, DUMB ANIMAL Premieres 2/6 on Comedy Central
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Braunger's second one-hour stand-up special, “Big, Dumb Animal,” was filmed at The Bell House in Brooklyn. In front of a live audience, Braunger delves into why being 39 is lamer than being 40, the absurdity of a quiet Jägerbomb, why his hometown of Portland is too nice of a place, and what it is to be a big dumb animal with an anger problem. Also, how he got the nickname “Peaches.” (more...)

Comedy Dynamics President Brian Volk-Weiss to Lead Panel at SF SketchfestComedy Dynamics President Brian Volk-Weiss to Lead Panel at SF Sketchfest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Comedy Dynamics President Brian Volk-Weiss is confirmed to lead the first ever industry panel at SF Sketchfest. Titled Building Your Comedy Brand & Finding the Right Partner and moderated by Rob Baedeker (Kasper Hauser), the panel also includes Katie Levine (Nerdist), John Reichmuth (Kasper Hauser), Bruce Smith (Omnipop Talent Group) and Jesse Thorn (Maximum Fun Network). (more...)

Matt Braunger's BIG, DUMB ANIMAL Debuts 2/6 on Comedy CentralMatt Braunger's BIG, DUMB ANIMAL Debuts 2/6 on Comedy Central
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Matt Braunger comes crashing through the woods in his return to Comedy Central in the world premiere of "Matt Braunger: Big, Dumb Animal" on Friday, February 6 at Midnight ET/PT. Braunger's second one-hour stand-up special, "Big, Dumb Animal," was filmed at The Bell House in Brooklyn. In front of a live audience, Braunger delves into why being 39 is lamer than being 40, the absurdity of a quiet Jagerbomb, why his hometown of Portland is too nice of a place, and what it is to be a big dumb animal with an anger problem. Also, how he got the nickname "Peaches." (more...)

KYLE KINANE: I LIKED HIS OLD STUFF BETTER Premieres 1/23 on Comedy CentralKYLE KINANE: I LIKED HIS OLD STUFF BETTER Premieres 1/23 on Comedy Central
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Kyle Kinane returns to Comedy Central in the world premiere of “Kyle Kinane: I Liked His Old Stuff Better,” debuting on Friday, January 23 at Midnight ET/PT. For fans that can't wait for Kinane's new material, the special will be available on January 20 on CC: Stand-Up Direct. (more...)

Tom McCaffrey's ADVENTURES IN COMEDY Coming to Streaming Platforms, 2/20Tom McCaffrey's ADVENTURES IN COMEDY Coming to Streaming Platforms, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

To quote Shakespeare, “The film Adventures In Comedy ain't your grandma's chronicle of stand-up comedy!' This unique comedy feature film delves deep into the adversities that all comedians face on their roller coaster journey towards fame. Comedy Dynamics will release Adventures In Comedy via most video streaming platforms on February 20, 2015. (more...)

FOX Picks Up Sixth Season of BOB'S BURGERSFOX Picks Up Sixth Season of BOB'S BURGERS
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

FOX has renewed BOB'S BURGERS for a sixth season, ordering 22 additional episodes of the Emmy Award-winning animated series, it was announced today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group. (more...)

VIDEO:  Watch Chris Pratt in JURASSIC PARKS & RECREATION Mash-Up!VIDEO: Watch Chris Pratt in JURASSIC PARKS & RECREATION Mash-Up!
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Thanks Mom Productions has turned to Youtube to share their clever mashup of Chris Pratt's Andy Dwyer on NBC's Parks and Recreation and Chris Pratt as Owen in the Jurassic World trailer. (more...)

Welcome to Broadway- The 10 Biggest Debuts of 2014Welcome to Broadway- The 10 Biggest Debuts of 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 2, 2015

It was a big year for Broadway newbies! From young newcomers to seasoned Hollywood stars, Broadway welcomed many new faces to the family in 2014. Many earned critical acclaim, a brand-new fanbase, and some even walked away with Tony nominations (and awards)! Below, BroadwayWorld celebrates just a few of our favorite new stage stars! (more...)

Scoop: PARKS AND RECREATION on NBC - Tuesday, January 6, 2015Scoop: PARKS AND RECREATION on NBC - Tuesday, January 6, 2015
by TV Scoop - Dec 19, 2014

Get all the scoop on PARKS AND RECREATION, airing on NBC on Tuesday, January 6, 2015! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Trailer for Farewell Season of NBC's PARKS & RECREATIONVIDEO: First Look - Trailer for Farewell Season of NBC's PARKS & RECREATION
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Below, check out the trailer for the farewell season of NBC's PARKS AND RECREATION. The season premieres on JAN 13 at 8/7 on NBC. (more...)

Comedy Dynamics Announces Partnership with SF SketchfestComedy Dynamics Announces Partnership with SF Sketchfest
by BWW News Desk - Dec 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 panelist at the 14th Annual Festival. Other highlights of SF Sketchfest include: A Tribute to This is Spinal Tap creators Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer, 'Weird Al' Yankovic in conversation with the Nerdist Chris Hardwick and a Newsradio 20th Anniversary cast reunion. (more...)

Netflix to Premiere Comedy Special ILIZA SHLESINGER: FREEZING HOT, 1/23Netflix to Premiere Comedy Special ILIZA SHLESINGER: FREEZING HOT, 1/23
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Netflix ?has announced that it will exclusively premiere Freezing Hot, comedian Iliza Shlesinger's sophomore stand-up special and follow-up to her wildly acclaimed War Paint (currently on Netflix) on Friday, January 23, 2015 ?in all territories where the service is available. (more...)

VIDEO: Seth Rogen and James Franco Guest on Comedy Central's KROLL SHOWVIDEO: Seth Rogen and James Franco Guest on Comedy Central's KROLL SHOW
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

On the Comedy Central's THE KROLL SHOW, PubLIZity star Liz has a very important job interview with Seth Rogen and James Franco. (more...)

Comedy Central Announces Premiere Dates for New and Returning SeriesComedy Central Announces Premiere Dates for New and Returning Series
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Grab a blanket and a cuddle buddy and get ready for the #1 brand in comedy's winter schedule! The new year brings all-new seasons of "Workaholics" and "Broad City," the third and final season of "Kroll Show" and new series including "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," (more...)

Comedy Central to Debut ROBERT KELLY: LIVE AT THE VILLAGE UNDERGROUND, 1/9Comedy Central to Debut ROBERT KELLY: LIVE AT THE VILLAGE UNDERGROUND, 1/9
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Robert Kelly returns to Comedy Central in the world premiere of ROBERT KELLY: LIVE AT THE VILLAGE UNDERGROUND, debuting on Friday, January 9 at Midnight ET/PT. (more...)

VIDEO: Final Season of Comedy Central's THE KROLL SHOW to Premiere 1/13VIDEO: Final Season of Comedy Central's THE KROLL SHOW to Premiere 1/13
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

It's the culmination of the "Kroll Show" as the critically-acclaimed sketch-uational Comedy Central® series, starring Nick Kroll and his cast of characters, debuts its third and final season on Tuesday, January 13 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

NBC Sets Premiere Date for PARKS AND RECREATION's Final SeasonNBC Sets Premiere Date for PARKS AND RECREATION's Final Season
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

In the first TV event of the new year, NBC is giving its landmark comedy “Parks and Recreation” a sendoff that will maximize the show's cultural impact. The seventh and final season of this critically-acclaimed and beloved series will begin Tuesday, Jan. 13with back-to-back episodes (8-9 p.m. ET/PT) and continue with back-to-back episodes each week until the hourlong series finale on Tuesday, Feb. 24following “The Voice.” (more...)

Segerstrom Center Welcomes Aziz Ansari TonightSegerstrom Center Welcomes Aziz Ansari Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Fans of live stand-up comedy will have added reason to give thanks as popular actor and comedian Aziz Ansari comes to Segerstrom Center with two hilarious shows on the eve of Thanksgiving, tonight, November 26 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Jon Hamm to Return to NBC's PARKS AND RECREATIONJon Hamm to Return to NBC's PARKS AND RECREATION
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Entertainment Weekly writes that Jon Hamm will return as National Parks worker 'Ed' in this season of NBC's PARKS AND RECREATION. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Welcome Aziz Ansari Later This MonthSegerstrom Center to Welcome Aziz Ansari Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Fans of live stand-up comedy will have added reason to give thanks as popular actor and comedian Aziz Ansari comes to Segerstrom Center with two hilarious shows on the eve of Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 26 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

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