The Geffen Playhouse announces its production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Discord begins previews on October 7 with the press opening on October 15. The closing date is currently scheduled for November 16. (more...)
E!'s “Chelsea Lately” is ending its legendary run with a live finale on Tuesday August 26th featuring a star-packed series finale that will be sure to make TV history. After seven years, Chelsea Handler is saying goodbye and some of her very famous friends are stopping by to help mark the occasion when Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock and 30 more of Hollywood's biggest stars descend upon the famed Stage 1 at Universal Studios for one last curtain call. (more...)
COMEDY DYNAMICS TRAILER
With today's launch of Comedy Dynamics on Hulu, fans now have streaming video-on-demand access to the archives of the largest producer of independent comedy specials available. Comedy Dynamics launches with full specials from comedians Bob Saget, Todd Glass, Nick DiPaolo, Whitney Cummings, Josh Blue, Gary Gulman, Kevin Nealon, Dave Foley, Todd Glass, Louie Anderson, Dana Gould, Andy Kindler, Tom Green, and Richard Jeni. Adding more specials as the days continue. (more...)
Fresh off the biting adventures of Discovery's 'Shark Week' comes the Hub Network's celebration of a furrier creature - dogs. Starting Sunday, August 17 to Friday, August 22, the Network is bringing everyone's favorite family member and best friend to its air with 'Bark Week,' a special week full of fun canine programming for dog-lovers of all ages to enjoy. The tail-wagging week will feature four popular series from Animal Planet, a sister network also owned by Discovery, called 'America's Cutest,' 'It's Me or the Dog,' 'Bad Dog!' and 'Too Cute!' airing for the first time on the Hub Network, champions of family fun and the only network dedicated to providing kids and their families with entertainment they can watch together. It will also feature a different dog-themed family movie every night, including 'Cats & Dogs,' '101 Dalmatians,' '102 Dalmatians,' 'Snow Buddies,' 'Good Boy' and 'Scooby-Doo.' (more...)
Cape Comedy, a novel by Marc Weingarten available at all online retailers worldwide including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Google.
The American comedy club scene is the birthplace of fame and occupies a significantly elevated status when it comes to defining American pop culture. It is the only place where you can witness an unknown Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld and Robin Williams carve genius from hunger for the price of two iced teas.
After what seems a lifetime of living it, Marc Weingarten's debut novel, Cape Comedy, is ready to explode the world of stand-up comedy and its underbelly into the souls of its fans and inhabitants ... just not from the POV you might expect.
The long awaited debut is finally here. Cape Comedy is not just a cover charge and two-drink minimum in exchange for an evening of laughter. As comedian Bruce Baum said in a published testimonial: 'Marc has written a novel that's Gatsby-like in the way it unveils layers of the comedy world most people don't know exist.'
This quirky, pop culture thriller represents a deep reveal into the anger and pain from which our laughter is gifted to us. Pam Stone, the co-star of the ABC TV show Coach, said this: 'If the general public had any idea of the behind-the-scenes stories that have gone on in comedy clubs across the nation ... oh, Lordy. Most comics have kept our mouths shut, only because someone else has equal dirt on us to spill. Marc Weingarten, in his debut novel, unabashedly shares some of the raw truths and appallingly funny accounts in this fictional (or, is it?), comedic setting ... pulled, I'm sure, from years in the biz.'
A comedy pioneer, Weingarten's resume includes owning a comedy landmark, writing and talent coordinating a late night network television show, producing some of the biggest live comedy events in the country, headlining major venues as a comic, writing material for other comics, and co-founding what is arguably the most prominent comedy recording label in the country.
At 26, Marc became the youngest comedy club owner in America when he and his partners bought the historic Ice House in Pasadena, California. During that time, Marc developed working relationships with some of America's most prominent comedy stars, agents and network executives. From there, he joined legendary L.A. radio personality Rick Dees, who asked Marc to help develop and produce The Rick Dees Comedy Concerts. That association led to seven sold-out shows at such venues as the Universal Amphitheater, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, and Long Beach Terrace Theater. Stars including Jay Leno, Howie Mandel, Brad Garrett, Ellen Degeneres, Bill Maher and Kevin Nealon were featured in Marc's productions.
Marc's credits include being hired as a staff writer and talent coordinator for ABC's Into the Night starring Brad Garrett. He's performed in Las Vegas and major theaters and comedy clubs nationwide and has been a voting member of the GRAMMY's since 1997 for producing the albums of George Lopez, Richard Jeni, Bobby Collins and Jeff Wayne.
For interviews and print reviews Marc is available by phone at 818-571-6996 and by email at email@example.com.
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NBC Sports Group will celebrate 25 years of coverage this week of the American Century Championship – the nation's premier celebrity golf tournament – from Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe. NBCSN will air the opening round on Friday from 4-7 p.m. ET with weekend coverage on NBC, airing 3-6 p.m. ET both days. Golf Channel will re-air the three rounds of action Saturday-Monday. (more...)
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation hosted the 5th Annual Los Angeles Golf Classic benefiting its Catastrophic Health Fund and Emergency Assistance programs for SAG-AFTRA performers and their families (more...)
With his unique sense of humor, profound dry wit and likeable demeanor, Kevin Nealon has established himself as one of the premiere television, theatrical and stand-up comedians of his generation. (more...)
Wollack is currently a writer and regular roundtable guest on E!'s hit late night series, Chelsea Lately, as well as the Co-Executive Producer, co-creator, and a co-star of the E! comedy series After Lately. (more...)
On the season three finale of INSIDE COMEDY on Monday, April 7, Kevin Pollak recalls his childhood obsession with impersonating everyone from Robert Duvall to William Shatner; how Cosby influenced his acting career; and his early years coming up with buddy Dana Carvey. (more...)
On Monday, March 24, actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried explains his love/hate relationship with show business, dishes on some of his more controversial material, including the dirty, infamous “The Aristocrats” joke, and how it felt to find out from internet reports that he had been fired. Also in this episode, writer, actor and comic Richard Lewis, who has enjoyed forty-years in stand-up comedy, talks about the advice he received at the start of his career from the late, beloved David Brenner, and how his breakthrough finally came more than 15 years into his career with his role on “Anything But Love.” (more...)