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Chris Rock to Direct Amy Schumer's First HBO Comedy Special from Apollo TheaterChris Rock to Direct Amy Schumer's First HBO Comedy Special from Apollo Theater
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2015

Amy Schumer is set to headline her first HBO comedy special, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. The special, which debuts later this year, will tape at the Apollo Theater in New York on May 29 and will be directed by Chris Rock. (more...)

New TV Project in the Works from Marvel and Oscar Winner John RidleyNew TV Project in the Works from Marvel and Oscar Winner John Ridley
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Entertainment Weekly reports that Marvel is joining forces with Oscar winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) in the development of a new television series. (more...)

Conan, Colbert & More Set for New Season of Showtime's INSIDE COMEDY, 5/5
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

INSIDE COMEDY, the critically-acclaimed SHOWTIME documentary series from comedy forces David Steinberg and Steve Carell, will premiere its fourth season on Tuesday, May 5th at 11 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Scoop: THE TALK on CBS - Week of April 13, 2015Scoop: THE TALK on CBS - Week of April 13, 2015
by TV Scoop - Apr 9, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE TALK, airing on CBS for the week of April 13, 2015! (more...)

VIDEO: THE TALK Guest Host Wanda Sykes Chats Having 'Bitch Face'VIDEO: THE TALK Guest Host Wanda Sykes Chats Having 'Bitch Face'
by - Mar 27, 2015

The hosts of THE TALK chat with guest hosts Wanda Sykes and Kelly Osbourne about the controversial video! (more...)

Norm Macdonald Joins Judge's Panel of NBC's LAST COMIC STANDINGNorm Macdonald Joins Judge's Panel of NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

America's most compelling comedy competition is back this summer when NBC's Emmy Award-nominated series “Last Comic Standing” returns with new judge Norm Macdonald alongside current judges and comedy icons Roseanne Barr and Keenen Ivory Wayans. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome Wanda Sykes, 5/1Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome Wanda Sykes, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Emmy Award-winning actor/writer/comedian Wanda Sykes has been called 'one of the funniest stand-up comics' by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. She works regularly with the likes of Larry David, Chris Rock and Gary Trudeau on such shows and films as Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Chris Rock Show, Pootie Tang, and the Amazon Prime series Alpha House. Her HBO stand up special I'ma Be Me was nominated for two Primetime Emmy awards. This amazingly funny lady will headline at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, May 1, at 8 p.m. This show is for mature audiences only. Special guest is stand-up comedian and comic actor Keith Robinson. This event is part of the Clark Construction Comedy Series. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/10 - 3/17 on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/10 - 3/17 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Mar 10, 2015

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/10 - 3/17, airing on NBC (more...)

Scoop: REPEAT AFTER ME on ABC - Today, March 10, 2015Scoop: REPEAT AFTER ME on ABC - Today, March 10, 2015
by TV Scoop - Mar 9, 2015

Get all the scoop on REPEAT AFTER ME, airing on ABC on today, March 10, 2015! (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/9 - 3/16 on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/9 - 3/16 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Mar 9, 2015

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/9 - 3/16, airing on NBC (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/4 - 3/12 on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/4 - 3/12 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Mar 4, 2015

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/4 - 3/12, airing on NBC (more...)

Showtime Announces 2015 Spring ProgrammingShowtime Announces 2015 Spring Programming
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Today, Showtime announced its 2015 Spring Programming, which includes the seventh and final season of NURSE JACKIE, the new series HAPPY and the return of PENNY DREADFUL. (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...)

'KEITH ROBINSON BACK OF THE BUS FUNNY' Premieres This Weekend on Comedy Central'KEITH ROBINSON BACK OF THE BUS FUNNY' Premieres This Weekend on Comedy Central
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Kevin Hart, recently announced as Roast Master for the “Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber,” knows comedy and wants you to know about his hilarious friend, Keith Robinson. The world premiere of “Kevin Hart Presents: Keith Robinson Back of the Bus Funny” will air on Comedy Central on Saturday, February 21 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. The uncensored version premieres later that evening at 1:00 a.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Roland Emmerich To Be Honored at 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in LARoland Emmerich To Be Honored at 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in LA
by Movies News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, today announced it will honor writer, producer, director, and philanthropist Roland Emmerich at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on March 21, 2015. (more...)

Grand Rapids Art Museum to Hold LaughFest Central Comedy Evening, 2/16Grand Rapids Art Museum to Hold LaughFest Central Comedy Evening, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 11, 2015 – LaughFest Central will open its doors Monday, Feb. 16, at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) GOSite space, located at 101 Monroe Center. The festival headquarters will serve as a focal point for LaughFest information, as well as a location where tickets and merchandise can be purchased. Prior to the festival, LaughFest Central will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondaythrough Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. During the festival, from March 5 to 15, hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Wanda Sykes Talks Career, New Tour & Kanye's Recent Grammy Rant!BWW Interviews: Wanda Sykes Talks Career, New Tour & Kanye's Recent Grammy Rant!
by Joseph OHern - Feb 10, 2015

She has been called one of the funniest people in America by Entertainment Weekly and that she is. With a wit sharper than ever before, it's no mystery why Emmy Award winning Wanda Sykes is one of the best in the business. I had the chance to talk to Wanda about upcoming projects, taking care of white people, celebrity co-stars and much more! (more...)

Sinbad, Kathleen Madigan & More Set for Gilda's Club Signature EventSinbad, Kathleen Madigan & More Set for Gilda's Club Signature Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Gilda's LaughFest today announced that this year's Signature Event will celebrate the festival's fifth year, and five years of smiles in West Michigan, with a lineup of returning LaughFest comedians coming together for the first time ever. Additionally, LaughFest has announced the remaining acts for the 2015 Festival, which runs from March 5 to 15. (more...)

Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Stewart to Lead 'LOUIS AND KEELY' at Chicago's Royal George Theatre This SpringAnthony Crivello and Vanessa Stewart to Lead 'LOUIS AND KEELY' at Chicago's Royal George Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Continuing in a tradition of storytelling and music, Hershey Felder announces the star cast for the Chicago stage premiere of Academy Award winning director Taylor Hackford's LOUIS AND KEELY, 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA. (more...)

John Oliver Joins MSG's GARDEN OF LAUGHS LineupJohn Oliver Joins MSG's GARDEN OF LAUGHS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

MSG Entertainment and the Garden of Dreams Foundation are pleased to announce that Emmy and Writer's Guild Award-winning writer and comedian, John Oliver, has joined the lineup of Garden of Laughs, the all-star comedy benefit for the Garden of Dreams Foundation taking place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available now. All net proceeds from sales will go directly to Garden of Dreams. (more...)

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