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Comedian John Oliver Adds Second Show at The Beacon Theatre, 1/30Comedian John Oliver Adds Second Show at The Beacon Theatre, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Live Nation announced today that due to overwhelming demand, John Oliver, host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, has added a second show at The Beacon Theatre on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:30PM in addition to his previously announced show on the same night at 7:30PM. John Oliver is an Emmy and Writer's Guild Award winning writer. His HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, presents a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events. On his occasional breaks from television, John returns to his first love of stand-up and plays to sold out venues across the US. Tickets on sale Friday, October 17 at 9:00AM. (more...)

Mo Rocca to Play Ridgefield Playhouse, 11/14Mo Rocca to Play Ridgefield Playhouse, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

For tickets ($75), call (203) 438-5795 or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. (more...)

VIDEO: Bill O'Reilly & Jon Stewart Argue Over 'White Privilege' on DAILY SHOWVIDEO: Bill O'Reilly & Jon Stewart Argue Over 'White Privilege' on DAILY SHOW
by - Oct 16, 2014

Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly stopped by Comedy Central star Jon Stewart's The Daily Show last night to discuss his book "Killing Patton" and argued that his ethnicity has not played a part in his success. (more...)

Upright Citizens Brigade Members to Play CSULB Theatre Arts Department, 11/8Upright Citizens Brigade Members to Play CSULB Theatre Arts Department, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Members of the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company (UCB TourCo) – one of the most acclaimed improvisation and sketch comedy troupes in the nation – will bring their specialized training and performance skills to the CSULB Theatre Arts Department on Saturday, November 8. The visit begins with an improvisational comedy workshop offered exclusively to the students in the Theatre Arts Department, and concludes at 8pm with a free public performance by the UCB TourCo. The performance will take place in the CSULB University Theatre and is expected to last approximately 90 minutes. The UCB training and performance event is part of the CSULB Theatre Arts Department Affinity Series, a program committed to celebrating performance, discussion, and social engagement with local and global communities. (more...)

Robin Thede Named Head Writer for THE MINORITY REPORT WITH LARRY WILMORERobin Thede Named Head Writer for THE MINORITY REPORT WITH LARRY WILMORE
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Robin Thede has been named Head Writer of Comedy Central's next great late-night franchise "The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore," it was announced today by Wilmore, Executive Producer, Writer and Host of "The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore." (more...)

Jon Stewart's NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS to Air March 2015 on Comedy CentralJon Stewart's NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS to Air March 2015 on Comedy Central
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Comedy Central has once again joined forces with Jon Stewart's Busboy Productions and New York Collaborates for Autism for its sixth biennial special event, 'Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs.' Taping on Saturday, February 28 from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the benefit for Autism programs will feature Stewart hosting an evening filled with live performances, sketches and short films from a roster of comedy all-stars. 'Night of Too Many Stars' will premiere on Comedy Central on Sunday, March 8. (more...)

John Oliver to Perform at Beacon Theatre, 1/30John Oliver to Perform at Beacon Theatre, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

New York, NY (October 13, 2014) - Live Nation announced today that John Oliver, host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, will be performing at The Beacon Theatre on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:30PM. John Oliver is an Emmy and Writer's Guild Award winning writer. His HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, presents a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events. On his occasional breaks from television, John returns to his first love of stand-up and plays to sold out venues across the US. Tickets on sale Friday, October 17 at 9:00AM. (more...)

John Oliver Coming to The Beacon Theatre in January 2015John Oliver Coming to The Beacon Theatre in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Live Nation announced today that John Oliver, host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, will be performing at The Beacon Theatre on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:30PM. John Oliver is an Emmy and Writer's Guild Award winning writer. His HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, presents a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events. On his occasional breaks from television, John returns to his first love of stand-up and plays to sold out venues across the US. Tickets on sale Friday, October 17 at 9:00AM. (more...)

Hasan Minhaj & Trevor Noah Join Comedy Central's THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWARTHasan Minhaj & Trevor Noah Join Comedy Central's THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

“The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!” is getting bigger and bester with the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” adding two new members to its roster with Hasan Minhaj beginning in November as a correspondent and Trevor Noah joining as a contributor in December. (more...)

Jake Johannsen Coming to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 11/6-8Jake Johannsen Coming to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 11/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

A self-confessed raconteur of weird stories, it is no wonder that Jake Johannsen is one of David Letterman's favorite comics. With over forty Letterman appearances under his belt (not to mention a handful of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Politically Incorrect gigs) Jake is no stranger to late night television. His late night presence landed him his very own HBO comedy special, This'll Take About An Hour, which received incredible reviews, strong ratings, and a Cable Ace Award nomination for Best Writing in an Entertainment Special. People Magazine rated the special as one of the 'ten best television shows of the year,' and TV Guide named it one of the '50 Funniest Moments of TV.' (more...)

NBC Approached Jon Stewart for MEET THE PRESSNBC Approached Jon Stewart for MEET THE PRESS
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Like his fellow Comedy Central staple Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart could have made the move to broadcast television. (more...)

VIDEO: With Jon Stewart Out Sick DAILY SHOW Correspondents Jones & Bee Take Over as HostsVIDEO: With Jon Stewart Out Sick DAILY SHOW Correspondents Jones & Bee Take Over as Hosts
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Below, check out a clip from last night's broadcast in which Bee attempts to uncover statistics about the excessive use of lethal force by the police, only to discover that such data is mysteriously nonexistent. (more...)

HA! The Musical Set for New York Comedy Festival Next MonthHA! The Musical Set for New York Comedy Festival Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

After a sold-out summer run this past August, 'HA!' The Musical, a hilarious behind the scenes look at the world of standup comedy, will return to STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street) as an official selection of the upcoming New York Comedy Festival in November. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Clip from Last Night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVERVIDEO: Watch Clip from Last Night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

HBO continues its satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER continues with a new edition SUNDAY, OCT. 5 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), (more...)

New York Comedy Festival Adds 60 Shows to Lineup - Jim Gaffigan, Ilana Glazer, Pete Holmes and More!New York Comedy Festival Adds 60 Shows to Lineup - Jim Gaffigan, Ilana Glazer, Pete Holmes and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), in association with Comedy Central, announced today the addition of more than 60 shows including Comics to Watch, the New York's Funniest Stand-Up competition finals, and events featuring Jim Gaffigan, Bob Odendkirk, Pete Holmes and Sommore. In addition NYCF in partnership with The Paley Center for Media announced three new dynamic panel discussions with the creative teams behind the hit shows "Late Show with David Letterman," "Inside Amy Schumer" and "Broad City;" The 11th annual festival runs from November 5 - 9 at more than 20 venues throughout New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: Lena Dunham Responds to Recent Book Tour Controversy on THE DAILY SHOWVIDEO: Lena Dunham Responds to Recent Book Tour Controversy on THE DAILY SHOW
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Lena Dunham stopped by last night's THE DAILY SHOW on Cmedy Central to shared her approach to handling Internet critics and her recent book tour controversy. (more...)

THE VIEW's Joy Behar Set for New Solo Off-Broadway Play ME, MY MOUTH AND ITHE VIEW's Joy Behar Set for New Solo Off-Broadway Play ME, MY MOUTH AND I
by TV News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

ME, MY MOUTH AND I – a new solo play written and performed by Joy Behar – will be given its world-premiere production at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) this fall, with previews set to begin Thursday, November 6 (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Affleck Scolds Jon Stewart for Ruining 'Gone Girl' & 'Batman' Plots: 'Are You Kidding Me?'VIDEO: Ben Affleck Scolds Jon Stewart for Ruining 'Gone Girl' & 'Batman' Plots: 'Are You Kidding Me?'
by Movies News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Ben Affleck stopped by last night's THE DAILY SHOW on Comedy Central to promote his new film 'Gone Girl,' but ended up accusing host Jon Stewart of being a copycat. (more...)

Penny Seats to Perform Music of Tom Lehrer at Ann Arbor's Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub and RestaurantPenny Seats to Perform Music of Tom Lehrer at Ann Arbor's Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub and Restaurant
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The Penny Seats return to the stage this October with the musical revue Tomfoolery, celebrating the words and music of satirist, mathematician, and cult favorite, Tom Lehrer. The production also includes an opening short—a 5-minute mini-musical called Volcanoes!!—composed by Ann Arbor's Zach London, who cites Lehrer as an early inspiration. (more...)

Broadway San Jose Concludes Most Successful Season to DateBroadway San Jose Concludes Most Successful Season to Date
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, concluded its 2013-14 season with back-to-back, record-breaking engagements of JERSEY BOYS and WICKED, making the fifth Broadway touring season San Jose's most successful to date. (more...)

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