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CHRISTOPHER TITUS: THE ANGRY PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS Premieres 5/9 on Comedy CentralCHRISTOPHER TITUS: THE ANGRY PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS Premieres 5/9 on Comedy Central
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2015

 Christopher Titus returns to Comedy Central with the uncensored world television premiere of “Christopher Titus: The Angry Pursuit of Happiness” debuting on Saturday, May 9 at Midnight ET/PT. (more...)

Madeline Kahn Biography, BEING THE MUSIC, Now Available!Madeline Kahn Biography, BEING THE MUSIC, Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Best known for her Oscar-nominated roles in the smash hits Paper Moon and Blazing Saddles, Madeline Kahn (1942-99) was one of the most popular comedians of her time - and one of the least understood. In private, she was as reserved and refined as her characters were bold and bawdy. Almost a Method actor in her approach, she took her work seriously, and when crewmembers and audiences laughed, she asked why - as if they were laughing at her - and all her life she remained unsure of her gifts. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Bradley Cooper Among Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World; Full List!Audra McDonald, Bradley Cooper Among Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

TIME reveals the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The issue features five separate covers, each featuring a member of the TIME 100: Kanye West, Misty Copeland, Bradley Cooper, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Jorge Ramos. (more...)

Comedy Central to Debut NATE BARGATZE: FULL TIME MAGIC, 5/2Comedy Central to Debut NATE BARGATZE: FULL TIME MAGIC, 5/2
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Nate Bargatze is downright magical in the Comedy Central world premiere of “Nate Bargatze: Full Time Magic,” debuting on Saturday, May 2 at Midnight ET/PT. For fans that can't wait for Bargatze's new material, the special will be available on April 27 on CC: Stand-Up Direct. (more...)

Eddie Murphy to Receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, 10/18Eddie Murphy to Receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present the 18th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Eddie Murphy on October 18, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The Prize, which is named to honor one of the world's greatest humorists, will be given at a gala performance featuring some of the biggest names in comedy, and will be taped for broadcast nationwide. Event tickets will go on sale through the Kennedy Center's Special Events Office on Monday, May 11. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Playwright Richard Wesley and AUTUMN at Crossroads Theatre CompanyBWW Interviews: Playwright Richard Wesley and AUTUMN at Crossroads Theatre Company
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 9, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed playwright, Richard Wesley about his career and upcoming show, 'Autumn' at Crossroads Theatre Company. 'Autumn' will be on the New Brunswick stage from April 23rd through May 3rd. (more...)


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Eddie Murphy to Receive 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American HumorEddie Murphy to Receive 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

On Sunday, October 18, 2015, an outstanding lineup of entertainers will gather in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to salute Eddie Murphy, recipient of the 18th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. (more...)

Noche Flamenca, Adrienne Truscott, House of Larreon and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 4/19Noche Flamenca, Adrienne Truscott, House of Larreon and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances, running April 8 - 19, 2015. Details below! (more...)

Palestinian-American Comic Mo Amer to Bring LEGALLY HOMELESS to D.C., 5/3Palestinian-American Comic Mo Amer to Bring LEGALLY HOMELESS to D.C., 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Some of the world's funniest Muslims will share the stage when comedian Mo Amer performs 'Legally Homeless' at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, May 3. The stand-up comedy show, presented by Live Nation Comedy, will be recorded for later broadcast on national television. (more...)

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, Anthony Rapp, JOSEPHINE & I and More Set for Joe's Pub, 4/1-12Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, Anthony Rapp, JOSEPHINE & I and More Set for Joe's Pub, 4/1-12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances, April 1-12, 2015. Details below! (more...)

RAISIN' CANE to Play Byham Theater, 4/16RAISIN' CANE to Play Byham Theater, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the Pittsburgh premiere of Raisin' Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey, starring Jasmine Guy and The Avery Sharpe Trio, which will be performed on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., at the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh's Cultural District. This event is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The creative concept for this production was inspired by the classic 1923 Jean Toomer novel 'Cane' and works by the musicians, composers, poets and actors of the Harlem Renaissance. The Arizona Daily Star said, 'Cane is a sweet salute to Harlem's glory days' and the Dayton Daily News wrote the performance was 'Lively, informative, motivating and entertaining...' (more...)

VIDEO: Bill Cosby Breaks Silence; Speaks to Fans in New VideoVIDEO: Bill Cosby Breaks Silence; Speaks to Fans in New Video
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Bill Cosby, who has been under media scrutiny of late for accusations that he drugged and/or raped several women over his long-standing career, has released a video of himself promoting an upcoming show. (more...)

Dr. James A Mays Releases LOS ANGELES PROMENADE OF PROMINENCEDr. James A Mays Releases LOS ANGELES PROMENADE OF PROMINENCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

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Comedy Central to Present World Television Premiere of ARI SHAFFIR: PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE, 3/13Comedy Central to Present World Television Premiere of ARI SHAFFIR: PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE, 3/13
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Ari Shaffir has been a fixture on Comedy Central in 2015 with the world premieres of one-hour stand-up special Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular and storytelling stand-up series This Is Not Happening. (more...)

Bill Cosby Releases Statement Today: 'I'm Far From Finished'Bill Cosby Releases Statement Today: 'I'm Far From Finished'
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Beleaguered comedian Bill Cosby released a statement Wednesday assuring his fans that his career in comedy is 'far from finished.' (more...)

Saints & Sinners Ball Set for St. Regis Deer Valley, 3/14Saints & Sinners Ball Set for St. Regis Deer Valley, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Polish those halos or seek redemption with a devilish and fun night of doing good. The fourth annual Saints & Sinners Ball invites all heroes, gangsters, despots, angels, villains, cherubs… to gather at St. Regis Deer Valley for an impishly delightful soirée on Saturday, March 14. Proceeds from this St. Paddy's celebration benefit Park City Institute's Student Outreach Program. The revelry begins at 6 p.m. Dressing the part is encouraged, but not required. (more...)

THE MISMATCH GAME Returning to Los Angeles LGBT Center, 3/14-15THE MISMATCH GAME Returning to Los Angeles LGBT Center, 3/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

It's time once again to "get ready to match the stars with a new edition of Dennis Hensley's The MisMatch Game, the show the Los Angeles Times calls, "witty, ribald ... an adventure in surrealist era bending." The perennial LA cult favorite returns to the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Renberg Theatre for two hilarious nights only, Saturday, March 14 at 8pm and Sunday, March 15 at 7pm. (more...)

Bill Cosby Cancels New York PerformancesBill Cosby Cancels New York Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2015

Bill Cosby's comedy tour continues to dwindle. (more...)

VIDEO: Samuel L. Jackson Gives Bill Cosby the Benefit of the Doubt on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE!VIDEO: Samuel L. Jackson Gives Bill Cosby the Benefit of the Doubt on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

In a recent appearance on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE!, Samuel L. Jackson weighed in on the Bill Cosby scandal. 'I can't make a judgement about it,' Jackson says. 'I wish that [Cosby] would say something.' Check out the full interview below! (more...)

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