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Freeform to Present Holiday Shorts FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS SANTA'S SHORTSFreeform to Present Holiday Shorts FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS SANTA'S SHORTS
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year and in honor of their 20 years of Christmas cheer, Freeform is making this year's '25 Days of Christmas' the merriest one yet. (more...)

Freeform Promises Bigger & Better '25 Days of Christmas' Programming EventFreeform Promises Bigger & Better '25 Days of Christmas' Programming Event
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year and in honor of their 20 years of Christmas cheer, Freeform is making this year's “25 Days of Christmas” the merriest one yet. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Lin-Manuel Miranda Narrates Tonight's DRUNK HISTORY on Comedy CentralSneak Peek - Lin-Manuel Miranda Narrates Tonight's DRUNK HISTORY on Comedy Central
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda transports viewers back in time to hang with the founding fathers as he narrates the rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. (more...)

Santa Barbara Film Fest to Honor LA LA LAND's Emma Stone & Ryan GoslingSanta Barbara Film Fest to Honor LA LA LAND's Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling
by Movies News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling will be presented with the 2017 Outstanding Performers of the Year award (more...)

AMC Network Acquires Minority Ownership Stake in FUNNY OR DIEAMC Network Acquires Minority Ownership Stake in FUNNY OR DIE
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

AMC Networks Inc., which owns and operates the comedy network IFC, today announced that it has acquired a minority ownership stake in FUNNY OR DIE, which will allow two strong, leading comedy brands to expand their collaboration and create smart, culturally relevant comedy across television, digital and social platforms. (more...)

VIDEO: Patti LuPone, Jesse Tyler Ferguson & More Team for Funny or Die's 'Holy Sh*t You've Got to Vote!VIDEO: Patti LuPone, Jesse Tyler Ferguson & More Team for Funny or Die's 'Holy Sh*t You've Got to Vote!
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

In the new Funny Or Die video below, Rachel Bloom, Moby, Elizabeth Banks and more perform OLY SH*T (You've Got To Vote). (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Schwartz & Samantha Newman Spoof Morning TV Fare in THE EARLIEST SHOWVIDEO: Ben Schwartz & Samantha Newman Spoof Morning TV Fare in THE EARLIEST SHOW
by - Oct 27, 2016

Below, check out Ben Schwartz and Samantha Newman's morning talk show spoof THE EARLIEST SHOW, co-produced by Funny or Die. (more...)

VIDEO: Will Ferrell Reprises George W. Bush Impersonation on @MIDNIGHTVIDEO: Will Ferrell Reprises George W. Bush Impersonation on @MIDNIGHT
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

In the segment, the former president opened up to Chris about his feelings on Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the 2016 election. (more...)

Fox Makes Pilot Commitment for New Comedy Series Inspired by Real Life Experiences of Dwayne JohnsonFox Makes Pilot Commitment for New Comedy Series Inspired by Real Life Experiences of Dwayne Johnson
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Fox Television announced today that it has made a put pilot commitment forThe Untitled Dwayne Johnson/Brian Gewirtz/Andrew Gurland Wrestling Project, acomedy series inspired by the real life experiences of Dwayne Johnson and former WWE head writer, Brian Gewirtz. (more...)

DSI Comedy Theater Heats Up Late Fall and Early Winter With Line-Up of Touring ComediansDSI Comedy Theater Heats Up Late Fall and Early Winter With Line-Up of Touring Comedians
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

DSI Comedy Theater heats up the late Fall and early winter with a line-up of touring comics that is sure to appeal to every comedy fan. Friday, November 4, the comedy spot welcomes back North Carolina native Jane Borden for an evening of stand-up comedy.  (more...)

Kam Franklin Presents ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY for MFAH's Movies Houstonians Love Film SeriesKam Franklin Presents ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY for MFAH's Movies Houstonians Love Film Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

As part of the popular Movies Houstonians Love film series at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, (MFAH), Kam Franklin, lead vocalist for The Suffers presents ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY, director Adam McKay's 2014 cult comedy classic, on Monday, October 24, 2016, at 7 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: STRANGER THINGS' David Harbour Reveals He Originally Wanted Role of ElevenVIDEO: STRANGER THINGS' David Harbour Reveals He Originally Wanted Role of Eleven
by - Oct 10, 2016

Before he was Chief Jim Hopper, actor David Harbour was first interested in a very different role on the hit TV series 'Stranger Things'. Now for the first time ever, watch his audition tape for the role of Eleven, the mysterious girl with psychic powers! (more...)

SCHACHNER VS. SCHACHNER - Abby Schachner Presents her One Woman Show of Divorce Gone WrongSCHACHNER VS. SCHACHNER - Abby Schachner Presents her One Woman Show of Divorce Gone Wrong
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Writer and performer Abby Schachner presents her true-life tale about a divorce gone wrong in Schachner Vs. Schachner, as part of Beyond The Encores-a hand picked selection of Hollywood Fringe favorites. (more...)

truTV Greenlights Andrea Savage-Helmed Comedy Series I'M SORRYtruTV Greenlights Andrea Savage-Helmed Comedy Series I'M SORRY
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Created by and starring Savage (Veep, Episodes, Sleeping with Other People), the half-hour series follows seemingly confident, together comedy writer, wife and mom Andrea (played by Savage), who comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations. (more...)

Carly J Bauer Productions Releases Trailer for New Revival of Leslye Headland's BACHELORETTECarly J Bauer Productions Releases Trailer for New Revival of Leslye Headland's BACHELORETTE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2016

Carly J. Bauer Productions and Mark Brystowski, in association with the Untitled Theatre Collective, will stage a revival of Leslye Headland's pitch-black comedy BACHELORETTE - and in doing so, transform elements of Walkerspace into a hedonistic hotel. BACHELORETTE made its world premiere at Second Stage Uptown and subsequently inspired the hit film produced by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay. It will run Thursday, September 8 through Saturday, September 17 at Walkerspace, 46 Walker St. in Manhattan. Hannah T. Wolff will direct. www.bacheloretteplay.com. (more...)

Funny Or Die to Present 2016 ODDBALL COMEDY & CURIOUSITY FESTIVAL TourFunny Or Die to Present 2016 ODDBALL COMEDY & CURIOUSITY FESTIVAL Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

For the fourth consecutive year, Live Nation and Funny Or Die announce the return of the world's biggest comedy tour. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - HAMILTON & More Parodied on New Season of DRUNK HISTORYVIDEO: Sneak Peek - HAMILTON & More Parodied on New Season of DRUNK HISTORY
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Booze, puking, nudity -- Drunk History is back September 27 with more soused lessons on the past. Season 4 premieres Tuesday, September 27 at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central. (more...)

New Revival of Leslye Headland's BACHELORETTE To Transform WalkerspaceNew Revival of Leslye Headland's BACHELORETTE To Transform Walkerspace
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Carly J. Bauer Productions and Mark Brystowski in association with the Untitled Theatre Collective has announced that it will stage a revival of Leslye Headland's pitch-black comedy BACHELORETTE - and in doing so, transform elements of Walkerspace into a hedonistic hotel. BACHELORETTE made its world premiere at Second Stage Uptown and subsequently inspired the hit film produced by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay. It will run Thursday, September 8 through Saturday, September 17 at Walkerspace, 46 Walker St. in Manhattan. Hannah T. Wolff will direct. www.bacheloretteplay.com (more...)

Hulu to Present TRIUMPH'S SUMMER ELECTION SPECIAL 2016, TodayHulu to Present TRIUMPH'S SUMMER ELECTION SPECIAL 2016, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Hulu will debut a new, follow-up one-hour special hosted by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog titled TRIUMPH'S SUMMER ELECTION SPECIAL 2016. (more...)

Child's Play Touring Theatre to Host 'FriendRaiser' Next WeekChild's Play Touring Theatre to Host 'FriendRaiser' Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Child's Play Touring Theatre is holding a fun networking event at the Underground Wonder Bar on August 8 at 6:00 pm. (more...)

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