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Magic, Comedy, and Vegan Bites on Deck at the NYC Vegetarian Food FestivalMagic, Comedy, and Vegan Bites on Deck at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Magic and stand-up comedy will be part of the buffet at the sixth annual New York City Vegetarian Food Festival, popping up at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan on May 7-8. Ivan Stratienco, of Insane Illusions, will give Festival attendees a taste of his sleight of hand skills and magic tricks. The illusionist has more than 10 years experience performing in the tri-state area at both intimate parties and large-scale gatherings. Meanwhile, Myq Kaplan will return for his second Festival appearance. He is a 2010 Last Comic Standing finalist who has also appeared on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, the Late Show with David Letterman, and Comedy Central Presents. His debut CD, Vegan Mind Meld, was one of iTunes' top ten best-selling comedy albums in 2010, followed by Meat Robot in 2013, and his one-hour Netflix special Small Dork and Handsome in 2014. Both of the entertainers happen to be vegan, which will put them right at home at the Festival. Over a hundred vegan vendors will be on hand, as well as plant-based chefs, physicians, professional athletes, and inspiring speakers. The Festival is founded and presented by U.S. Veg Corp. The event-planning company has also branched out to Scottsdale, Arizona with the AZ Vegetarian Food Festival, and it plans to launch the CA Vegetarian Food Festival later this year in the Los Angeles area. U.S. Veg Corp co-founder Sarah Gross said the purpose for staging all of these events is to inject a maximum of fun into living a humane lifestyle. 'We vegans used to have such a serious and militant stereotype,' she said. 'And non-vegans thought we had to be masochistic to deny ourselves all those animal-based foods that are so much a part of the American diet. Our aim is to show that exactly the opposite is true.' New York's Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days. Attendees can expect to snag free food samples from such exhibitors as Rescue Chocolate, Pure Genius Provisions, Beyond Sushi, Pilot Kombucha, and many others. They can also watch cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs including Jenne Claiborne, Isabelle Steichen, Jay Astafa, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby. Among the high-powered physicians scheduled to speak about their research into the health benefits of a vegan diet are Garth Davis, Thomas Campbell, Robert Ostfeld, and Michael Greger. Festival-goers with young children should also plan to check out the Kumquat Kids Area where there will be story-telling, arts and crafts, and family entertainment. 'Kids should also have fun learning about the importance of sustainable living so those ages 10 and under are always free,' says U.S. Veg Corp co-founder Nira Paliwoda. For more information about the Festival or to purchase tickets, go to http://nycvegfoodfest.com/. (more...)

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by BWW - Mar 27, 2016

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VIDEO: Conan O'Brien, Seth Meyers Pay Tribute to Late Comedy Legend Garry ShandlingVIDEO: Conan O'Brien, Seth Meyers Pay Tribute to Late Comedy Legend Garry Shandling
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Late night hosts Conan O'Brien and Seth Meyers took time to pay tribute to comedian Garry Shandling, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 66. (more...)

Never Not Funny's 7th Annual Pardcast-a-Thon Raises Over $181,000 for Smile TrainNever Not Funny's 7th Annual Pardcast-a-Thon Raises Over $181,000 for Smile Train
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

This past weekend, Sarah Silverman, Scott Aukerman, Rob Corddry and other comedians joined Jimmy Pardo for Never Not Funny's Seventh Annual Pardcast-a-Thon in Los Angeles. (more...)

ONE MAN STAR WARS to Play Raue Center For The Arts, 2/26ONE MAN STAR WARS to Play Raue Center For The Arts, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Prepare to travel to a galaxy far, far away as Charles Ross brings his "One Man Star Wars Trilogy" to Raue Center For The Arts at 8 p.m. on February 26, 2016. Experience the original "Star Wars" trilogy like never before! (more...)

MusicWorks to Welcome THE FAB FAUX to The Parker Playhouse, 3/5MusicWorks to Welcome THE FAB FAUX to The Parker Playhouse, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

MusicWorks today announced that it is presenting THE FAB FAUX at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale for Beatles fans of all ages and hair lengths. (more...)

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by BWW - Jan 31, 2016

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VIDEO: Conan O'Brien Pays Tribute to Abe Vigoda with Touching Video MontageVIDEO: Conan O'Brien Pays Tribute to Abe Vigoda with Touching Video Montage
by - Jan 27, 2016

On last night's CONAN on TBS, host Conan O'Brien paid tribute to Abe Vigoda who passed away this week at the age of 94, with a video montage featuring the actor's many appearances on the late night talk show. (more...)

VIDEO: First Lady Michelle Obama Challenges Conan O'Brien to Push-Up CompetitionVIDEO: First Lady Michelle Obama Challenges Conan O'Brien to Push-Up Competition
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Michelle Obama joined forces with Conan O'Brien to explain the importance of pitching in to help support military veterans and their families. (more...)

Conan O'Brien to Host NFL HONORS on CBS, 2/6Conan O'Brien to Host NFL HONORS on CBS, 2/6
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

CONAN O'BRIEN, Emmy award-winning comedian and late night talk show host, will take the stage as host of NFL HONORS on Saturday, Feb. 6 (more...)

Sidney Sees 2016: Prognostications for the NationSidney Sees 2016: Prognostications for the Nation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

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Comedy Central's 6th Annual COMICS TO WATCH Event Adds Second NightComedy Central's 6th Annual COMICS TO WATCH Event Adds Second Night
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

More talent. More formats. More shows. More platforms. Comedy Central and The New York Comedy Festival will expand this year's iteration of the annual "Comics to Watch" showcase adding a second night to the event (more...)

CONAN & First Lady Michelle Obama to Visit U.S. Troops in QatarCONAN & First Lady Michelle Obama to Visit U.S. Troops in Qatar
by TV News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Conan O'Brien, host of TBS's late-night series CONAN, will join First Lady Michelle Obama next week on a trip to visit U.S. military personnel stationed at the Al Udeid Air Base in Doha, Qatar. (more...)

Jenn-Air Sponsored Chef Gala Raises $1.25 Million for Autism SpeaksJenn-Air Sponsored Chef Gala Raises $1.25 Million for Autism Speaks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

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Conan O'Brien to Become First American Late-Night Host to Film in ArmeniaConan O'Brien to Become First American Late-Night Host to Film in Armenia
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

TBS's late-night show CONAN is on the road again as host Conan O'Brien prepares to become the first American late-night host ever to do a show from Armenia. J (more...)

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by BWW - Oct 11, 2015

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P!NK Donates $50K at AUTISM SPEAKS LA CELEB CHEF GALAP!NK Donates $50K at AUTISM SPEAKS LA CELEB CHEF GALA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

With the help of 100 award-winning celebrity chefs, Autism Speaks raised $1.25 million at its inaugural Autism Speaks to Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala, which took place October 8, 2015 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. More than 600 guests, including Hollywood's top industry execs and celebrities Conan O'Brien, Al Roker, P!nk and Giada De Laurentiis honored Autism Speaks co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright and commemorated the organization's ten years of progress. (more...)

VIDEO: CONAN Spoofs STEVE JOBS Biopic with Trailer for New Film 'Michael Dell'VIDEO: CONAN Spoofs STEVE JOBS Biopic with Trailer for New Film 'Michael Dell'
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Forget 'Steve Jobs,' Get Ready For 'Michael Dell'. On last night's CONAN, Conan O'Brien shared the trailer for the new biopic that implores viewers, 'Don't think different...think same!' (more...)

P!NK, Conan O'Brien, Al Roker Join Autism Speaks LA CELEBRITY CHEF GALA TonightP!NK, Conan O'Brien, Al Roker Join Autism Speaks LA CELEBRITY CHEF GALA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Tonight, October 8, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Autism Speaks will host its first ever AUTISM SPEAKS TO LOS ANGELES CELEBRITY CHEF GALA, in which 100 award-winning chefs will cook tableside for guests to honor Autism Speaks co-founders Suzanne & Bob Wright and celebrate the organization's 10th anniversary. (more...)

Flappers Comedy Club to Welcome Brad Garrett & FriendsFlappers Comedy Club to Welcome Brad Garrett & Friends
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

 Flappers Comedy Club is pleased to present Brad Garrett (ROBERT BARONE on 'EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND”) in a one night show of hilarious standup, Thursday, October 15 at 8:00 PM. Garrett will be joined by friends Debi Gutierrez (LIFETIME, SHOWTIME, NBC, HBO), Quinn Dahle (THE TONIGHT SHOW, COMEDY CENTRAL, LOPEZ TONIGHT), and Ralph Harris (ON OUR OWN, THE TONIGHT SHOW, CONAN O'BRIEN). (more...)

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