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Jay Leno Receives Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American HumorJay Leno Receives Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Late night host and comedian Jay Leno received the Kennedy Center's 17th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor last night, Sunday, October 19th. (more...)

Scoop: THE TALK on CBS - Week of October 20, 2014Scoop: THE TALK on CBS - Week of October 20, 2014
by TV Scoop - Oct 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE TALK, airing on CBS for the week of October 20, 2014! (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...)

Season 2 of Amazon Studios' Original Comedy Series ALPHA HOUSE to Premiere 10/24Season 2 of Amazon Studios' Original Comedy Series ALPHA HOUSE to Premiere 10/24
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Following the strong debut of Jill Soloway's dark comedy Transparent, Amazon today announced it will premiere all 10 episodes of the second season of Garry Trudeau's critically-acclaimed political comedy series Alpha House on Friday, October 24 (more...)

John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen & More to Perform at 8th Annual Stand Up for Heroes This NovemberJohn Oliver, Bruce Springsteen & More to Perform at 8th Annual Stand Up for Heroes This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Stand Up for Heroes, New York's most impactful night of comedy and music, returns to the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Kathy Griffin, 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 SeasonAudra McDonald, Kathy Griffin, 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Once again crowned as the No. 1 Performing Arts Hall of its size in North America (Venues Today, 2000 seat category), the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to announce a new season bustling with fresh talent and seasoned stars, with every performance delivering a dose of extraordinary. Single tickets go on sale this coming Saturday, September 13 at 10 AM at the Box Office, online, and by phone. Appointments are available for ticket buyers by calling the Box Office at 941-953-3368. (more...)

CBS's THE TALK to Kick Off Season 5, 9/8CBS's THE TALK to Kick Off Season 5, 9/8
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The fifth season of THE TALK will kick off with a special two-week premiere event beginning Monday, Sept. 8 (more...)

Comedian Wanda Sykes to Return to Treasure Island Theatre, 10/3Comedian Wanda Sykes to Return to Treasure Island Theatre, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Considered “one of the funniest stand up comics' by her peers and ranked among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America, Wanda Sykes will perform at Treasure Island Theatre October 3 at 9 p.m. Guests must be 18 years or older to attend. (more...)

Comedian Rod Man Wins NBC's LAST COMIC STANDINGComedian Rod Man Wins NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The "Last Comic Standing" was Villa Rica, Georgia native Rod Man at last night's finale of the NBC summer series (more...)

Roseanne, Russell Peters & More to Perform on LAST COMIC STANDING Finale, 8/14Roseanne, Russell Peters & More to Perform on LAST COMIC STANDING Finale, 8/14
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The "Last Comic Standing" is finally revealed when NBC's popular series comes to a close with a must-see, two-hour finale filled with hilarious performances on Thursday, August 14 (9-11 p.m. ET). (more...)

New York Comedy Festival 2014 Line-Up to Include Bill Cosby, Bill Maher, and More, 11/3-9New York Comedy Festival 2014 Line-Up to Include Bill Cosby, Bill Maher, and More, 11/3-9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Marking its 11th year, the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), in association with Comedy Central, announced its 2014 line-up today. The festival, spanning from November 5 - 9, will feature comedy's biggest stars performing in New York City's most prestigious venues, including the Beacon Theatre, Carnegie Hall, The Theater at Madison Square Garden and Town Hall. (more...)

NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL Announces 2014 Line UpNEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL Announces 2014 Line Up
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Marking its 11th year, the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), in association with Comedy Central, announced its 2014 line-up today. (more...)

NYCF and Comedy Central Announce Festival Lineup - Bill Cosby, Bill Maher, Amy Schumer and More!NYCF and Comedy Central Announce Festival Lineup - Bill Cosby, Bill Maher, Amy Schumer and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Marking its 11th year, the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), in association with Comedy Central, announced its 2014 line-up today. The festival, spanning from November 5 – 9, will feature comedy's biggest stars performing in New York City's most prestigious venues, including the Beacon Theatre, Carnegie Hall, The Theater at Madison Square Garden and Town Hall. (more...)

Jay Leno to Mentor Comics on NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING, 7/31Jay Leno to Mentor Comics on NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING, 7/31
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Jay Leno, one of America's most popular comedians and the longtime former host of "The Tonight Show," will be the final comic mentor of the season as the "Title Round" of "Last Comic Standing" begins Thursday, July 31 (10-11 p.m. ET) on NBC. (more...)

Ralph Harris' MANISH BOY Opens 8/9 at FringeNYCRalph Harris' MANISH BOY Opens 8/9 at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Funny Big Brother Productions presents MANish BOY, written & performed by RALPH HARRIS, as part of the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival/Fringe NYC. Nominated for the NAACP Theater Award for 'Best One Person Play,' MANish BOY is directed by Oz Scott with dramaturgy by Stacey McClain. (more...)

The Capitol Steps, Wanda Sykes, Mannheim Steamroller, Kenny Rogers and More Join The Van Wezel's 2014-15 LineupThe Capitol Steps, Wanda Sykes, Mannheim Steamroller, Kenny Rogers and More Join The Van Wezel's 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Seven spectacular shows just added to the upcoming 2014-15 season at the Van Wezel! Tickets go on sale Friday, July 25 at 10am at the Box Office, online, and by phone. (more...)

Jeff Ross is 'Roastmaster General' for NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING, 7/24Jeff Ross is 'Roastmaster General' for NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING, 7/24
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Jeff Ross mentors the comics and Gilbert Gottfried is the man of the hour as the comedians learn the art of roasting on NBC's lively laughfest "Last Comic Standing," airing Thursday, July 24 (10-11 p.m. ET). (more...)

Wanda Sykes Headed to NJPAC, 9/19Wanda Sykes Headed to NJPAC, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Wanda Sykes on Friday, September, 19, 2014 at 8PM. Named one of the '25 Funniest People in America' by Entertainment Weekly, Wanda Sykes brings her smart-witted stand-up to the Prudential Hall stage. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

Vickie Shaw Set for I'M NOT YOUR ROLE MODEL Gala Evening at LA LGBT Center, 8/9Vickie Shaw Set for I'M NOT YOUR ROLE MODEL Gala Evening at LA LGBT Center, 8/9
by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and StandOut Productions present a gala evening celebrating the world premiere of Vickie Shaw's brand new comedy film, I'm Not Your Role Model, directed by StandOut's Andrea Meyerson A 'comedy Q&A' featuring Ms. Shaw and her funniest friends, Roxana Ward and Lisa Koch, will follow the screening. The audience is then invited to an outdoor reception in the beautiful courtyard of the Center's The Village at Ed Gould Plaza. The party will take place on Saturday, August 9, starting at 8 p.m. (more...)

Dennis Henlsey's THE MISMATCH GAME to Return to the Renberg Theatre, 8/8 & 10Dennis Henlsey's THE MISMATCH GAME to Return to the Renberg Theatre, 8/8 & 10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Dennis Hensley's The MisMatch Game returns to the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Renberg Theatre for two more of its riotously unpredictable performances on Friday and Sunday, August 8 and 10, 2014. (more...)

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