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Robin Williams Remembrance Set for PBS's PIONEERS OF TELEVISION Series Next Week
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

In celebration of award-winning comedian, TV star, and film and stage actor Robin Williams, who lives on in fond memories of audiences worldwide, PBS will premiere ROBIN WILLIAMS REMEMBERED - A PIONEERS OF TELEVISION SPECIAL on September 9, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings). (more...)

BALLS! A HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR to Play Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret in December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The sixth annual "BALLS! A Holiday Spectacular" performs Mondays, December 8 and 15 at 7:00pm at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe in Denver. Doors open at 6:00pm. (more...)

Camden People's Theatre Presents CALM DOWN, DEAR Festival of Feminism, Sept 24-Oct 12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

Camden People's Theatre's Calm Down, Dear, The Festival of Feminism returns for a second year of theatre, performance, comedy, cabaret, dance and discussion at Camden People's Theatre, 24th September to 12th October. (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC - For the Week of September 1-5, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 29, 2014

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, airing on ABC for the Week of September 1-5, 2014. (more...)

Hackett Miller Company, Inc. Signs with APA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Hackett Miller Company, Inc. announced Friday that it has signed with one of the largest diversified talent agencies, APA - Agency for the Performing Arts. "The growth of our company is skyrocketing! We really need to be with a topnotch agency, whose reputation is unparalleled in its representation of artists across multiple platforms. We are very excited to forge ahead in this new partnership with the best agency in the business, as our company continues to grow at such an accelerated pace!" said Lisa Dawn Miller, President of Hackett Miller. (more...)

ImprovBoston to Host 6th Annual Boston Comedy Arts Festival, 9/10-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

ImprovBoston unites over 90 internationally-renowned improv, sketch and standup comedy acts for the 6th annualBoston Comedy Arts Festival. From September 10-14, acclaimed acts from Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and more showcase international comedy talents on four stages across the city. (more...)

Chichester's NEVILLE'S ISLAND to Play the Duke of York's Theatre from 10 October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Jamie Hendry Productions is delighted to announce the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Neville's Island which will run at the Duke of York's Theatre from 10th October with opening night for press on 21st October 2014. (more...)

Tig Notaro Set for Ridgefield Playhouse, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

A comic's comic, Tig Notaro's stage persona is somewhere on the Steven Wright-Todd Barry-Mitch Hedberg continuum. A stand-up comic, writer and radio comedy star, Tig Notaro is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Monday, September 29, at 8 p.m. for an evening of her crowd-pleasing brand of observational comedy. Tig is known for her feature film debut in In a World and her work in Shreveport with Ryan Phillippe and Walk of Shame with Elizabeth Banks. No holds barred for this comedian who tells it like it is - from doing a bit on pop star Taylor Dane (which helped catapult Tig's career) to announcing to the audience that she had breast cancer, Tig's stand-up has become 'instantly legendary' with many Comedians praising her work. This event is part of the Clark Construction Comedy Series. (more...)

The Petersons to Play 54 Below, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Petersons in "Oh, my God! It's The Petersons!" on Saturday, September 27th at 930pm. The Petersons are a five piece contemporary music ensemble comprised of five accomplished actors, writers, and Comedians who play original rock tunes and present a continuing serial comedy about a misfit band from upstate New York who still want to make it big. Having performed more than 40 of these episodes around New York City at Joe's Pub, Caroline's on Broadway, The Bottom Line and many other venues, the band returns to the scene with their first performance in several years. But don't call it a comeback! (more...)

Brian Posehn to Perform at Comedy Works Larimer Square, 9/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Comedian, actor, and writer Brian Posehn always has a full plate in front of him. He is constantly touring as a stand-up comedian in the best comedy clubs and rock venues in the country. Recognized from his three seasons starring and writing on Comedy Central's popular show, The Sarah Silverman Program, Brian also toured as one of the original members of the 'Comedians of Comedy'. (more...)

Morris Performing Arts Center Announces New Morris Text Club
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, Indiana, announces the launch of its NEW Morris Text Club. Anyone with a cell phone, which can send and receive text messages, can join the free Text Club to receive special offers and presale passwords to purchase show and concert tickets prior to the date they go on sale to the general public. (more...)

Comedian Bob Newhart to Perform During Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy, Chautauqua Striders, and the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena are proud to announce that comedy legend Bob Newhart will be the featured performer of the 2014 Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K weekend. Newhart will be showcased October 11th in a night of comedy at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts in Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, NY. Tickets for Bob Newhart will be available for purchase on Wednesday, August 27th online at www.lucyrace.com or by calling the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts box office at (716)484-7070. (more...)

NanoTech's 4K Studios Brings Original Series to UltraFlix
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Several events have already been captured and will start appearing on UltraFlix in September. The series will kick off with the recent Allure Fashion show; a one-of-a-kind, high-end fashion event bringing dozens of boutiques and designers under one roof. The combined fashion show and musical experience features a specially choreographed runway fashion shows integrated with a high-energy music. (more...)

Don Barnhart to Headline Brad Garrett Comedy Club at The MGM Grand
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Brad Garrett Comedy Club at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas will present award winning comedian Don Barnhart. (more...)

LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP Adds Sara Schaefer & Nikki Glaser to Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

LIPSHTICK - THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP continues to bring the best names in comedy to Las Vegas with the announcement of a new show to the all-female comedy series. Hosts of MTV's late night show Nikki & Sara Live, Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer are set to co-headline the Lipshtick stage Saturday, Sept. 27. (more...)

FUNNIER THAN THEM Coming to the Fugard Studio Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

FUNNIER THAN THEM, starring Deep Fried Man, Chris Forrest and Warren Robertson will play the Fugard Studio Theatre in September 2014 for a limited season. (more...)

Historic North Theatre Celebrates Two Year Anniversary this Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Before the Bruce in the USA show at 6:30 PM there will be a pre show party in the balcony lounge and show ticket holders are invited to celebrate with us as we "cut the cake" to mark the second anniversary. Tickets for Bruce in the USA are $23.00, 20.00 and 17.00. Tickets can be purchased on the theatre's website: www.TheNorthTheatre.com or by calling the box office at 434-793-SHOW (7469). (more...)

ImprovBoston to Welcome The Cambridge Footlights, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

ImprovBoston proudly presents the legendary Cambridge Footlights for a one-night-only show this Sunday, August 31 at 7:30PM. Embarking on an international tour with their show, Real Feelings, their sharp, hilarious sketches visit Britain, Edinburgh and select American cities. (more...)

Gadfly's 2014 QUEERulous Cabaret Comes to Minneapolis, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Gadfly Theatre Productions, a queer and feminist theatre production company presents their annual fundraiser on September 21st at 7:00 P.M. (more...)

Jimmy Kimmel Welcomes Idris Elba, Jennifer Aniston, Aaron Paul 8/25-29
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m., ET/PT and features a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical acts, Comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. (more...)

Stage Vet Andrew Leeds to Star in CRISTELA; Premieres 10/10 on ABC
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Stage and screen actor Andrew Leeds will appear as a series regular in ABC's new family comedy CRISTELA, set to premiere on Friday, October 10, 2014. (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company Announces 'Shape&Design' Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Martha Graham Dance Company's Shape&Design theme explores Graham's defining influence as an American modernist with programs that feature the sculptural and architectural aspects of choreography by Graham and others. The Company's two-week season at The Joyce Theater in New York City, February 10–22, 2015, will offer Graham classics, new commissions, and premieres by guest choreographers in three varied programs. The Company's expansive 2014-15 season also includes a twenty-city U.S. tour, and several projects related to Shape&Design, including partnerships with the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology and the international art gallery Hauser & Wirth. (more...)

Comix At Foxwoods to Present THE DAILY SHOW'S Lewis Black
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

'The Daily Show's' Lewis Black will be doing a one-night-only performance at the Grand Theatre in Fox Woods. (more...)

Nate Bargatze Comedy Night at Mesa Arts Center Offers Free Tickets to ASU Students, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Comedians Nate Bargatze, Adam Ray and Hampton Yount will take the stage in Mesa Arts Center's Piper Theater on Friday, September 5, at 8 p.m. for a special engagement presented in partnership with the ASU Polytechnic Programming and Activities Board. Tickets are on sale now and available at mesaartscenter.com or 480-644-6500. A limited number of free tickets are available to Arizona State University (ASU) students with a valid Suncard ID. ASU students can learn more about this offer and claim tickets at https://natebargatzeandfriends.eventbrite.com/. (more...)

Annual Liverpool Comedy Festival Returns in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The annual outing of Liverpool Comedy Festival returns for a lucky 13th year and with 13 days of the finest UK comedy performers, from Tuesday 23 September until Sunday 5 October, in venues across Britain's funniest city. (more...)

LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP Adds Sara Schaefer & Nikki Glaser to Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP continues to bring the best names in comedy to Las Vegas with the announcement of a new show to the all-female comedy series. Hosts of MTV's late night show Nikki & Sara Live, Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer are set to co-headline the Lipshtick stage Friday, Sept. 27. (more...)

WHBPAC's Finest in World Cinema Series Continues this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center continues its “Finest in World Cinema” Series this autumn on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (more...)

Tammy Pescatelli to Perform at Comedy Works Landmark Village, 9/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Comedy Works is pleased to announce that Tammy Pescatelli will perform at Comedy Works South at the Landmark. (more...)

Scotiabank BuskerFest Takes Over Toronto This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Scotiabank BuskerFest in support of Epilepsy Toronto kicked off today at noon throughout Toronto's Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood for four wild days of fun for all ages - rain or shine! (more...)

WRNW1's KC Armstrong Expresses Thanks and Appreciation to Howard Stern
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Recently nominated as the Women's Radio Network's “Top Host”, KC Armstrong has been on quite the journey to be the man he is today. Growing up, KC was greatly influenced by his mother and has always had a positive look on women, respecting them as professionals and individuals. Through his struggles to come out on top, KC owes gratefulness and thanks to a man who he had the pleasure of working very closely to for a number of years, Howard Stern. (more...)

Novus Content Releases Comedic Sensation 'Gerald Kelly Live On Broadway' August 26, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Novus Content announces the August 26, 2014 DVD release of 'Gerald Kelly Live On Broadway'. 'The funniest comedian in the country,' says Russell Simmons, 'Gerald Kelly Live on Broadway' brings big laughs from the Bronx to the bright lights of Broadway in his new stand up special. Filmed live in front of a sold out audience at New York's famed Beacon Theater, Gerald blows the audience away with his hilarious observations about his sons, politics and marriage. Directed by Leslie Smalls (director of Kevin Harts multi-million dollar theatrical release 'Laugh At My Pain'), Smalls captures the energy of the audience while showcasing Gerald's skills as one of the top Comedians in the country. (more...)

The CLIO Awards Announces Jerry Seinfeld as 2014 Honorary Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The CLIO Awards, an international competition showcasing the work of industry giants in advertising, design and communications, today announces Jerry Seinfeld as its 2014 Honorary Award winner, recognized for pushing the boundaries of creativity and his longstanding contributions. The comedian, producer and forever New Yorker will receive his award at the 55(th) annual ceremony. The event, coinciding with Advertising Week, will take place on October 1 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. (more...)

Kevin Hart Announces 2nd Annual 2014 HartBeat Weekend London
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Kevin Hart, HartBeat Productions and iGo Marketing & Entertainment are proud to announce the second annual 2014 Hartbeat Weekend, enhanced with hilarity, music and more. (more...)

Stage 773 Accepting Submissions for 2014 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival; Deadline 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Stage 773's Creative Director Brian Posen announced today that sketch comedy groups are now invited to apply for participation in the 14th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. The event, which will run January 8th through January 18th, 2015, celebrates the best in local, national, and international sketch comedy. Applications may be sent in until October 15 by visiting http://www.chicagosketchfest.com/applications/. The lineup will be announced November 15, 2014. (more...)

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld Named Honorary Award Recipient of 2014 CLIO Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The CLIO Awards, an international competition showcasing the work of industry giants in advertising, design and communications, today announces Jerry Seinfeld as its 2014 Honorary Award winner, (more...)

BET Networks' Award-Winning Comedy "Real Husbands of Hollywood" Returns for a Third Season This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Find out which husband is pushed over the edge during the season premiere following the season two finale cliffhanger. Who survives to tell the tale? Will the truth come out? While Kevin ponders a new venture with comedy heavyweight George Lopez, the other hubbies get their hustle on this season as Nick runs for political office, Boris gets in touch with his spiritual side and Duane “Shake” Martin pushes the limits to get a piece of everyone's action! (more...)

SHUT UP SIT DOWN AND EAT to Play Off-Broadway This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The hit "plomedy," SHUT UP SIT DOWN & EAT returns for NYC for a limited 12-week engagement at Times Square's Snapple Theater Center (1627 Broadway at 50 Street). Written by and starring four New York based Comedians, Tina Giorgi (Falling Up, 'The Late Late Show,' 'Comics Unleashed,' 'Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn'), Joe Moffa ("Blue Bloods," Carlito's Way), Chris Monty (PBS's 'The Business of Comedy,' Biloxi Blues) and Eric Tartaglione (That Championship Season, NBC's 'Last Comic Standing'), directed by Eve Brandstein. (more...)

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Announces Addition of Seven Shows with Jerry Seinfeld
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is pleased to announce the addition of seven shows with Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning comedian Jerry Seinfeld, performing at Borgata's intimate 2,500-seat Event Center. Seinfeld will continue his series through 2016, with tickets on sale this Friday (August 22(nd)) for his first show scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend - Saturday, November 29(th), 2014. (more...)

FX Orders Second Season of Hit Drama Series THE STRAIN
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

FX has ordered a 13-episode second season of its newest hit drama series The Strain from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse (more...)

Comedy Central Launches New Reality Series, COMEDIANS CRASHING COUCHES, Starring Nikki Glaser
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Comedy Central knows that it takes way more than just hilarious programming to stay on top — it's also about getting to know your audience on a deep, meaningful level. That's why the #1 brand in comedy sent comedian Nikki Glaser to move in with a bunch of social media savvy millennials and report back on her experience for the new multiplatform reality series “Comedians Crashing Couches.” The eight-episode series is produced by Comedy Central's CC:Studios and debuts on Thursday, August 14 across multiple platforms including CC.com and the Comedy Central YouTube Channel. (more...)

Susan Boyle, Brian Regan, and More to Highlight the 2014-2015 Kentucky Center Presents Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The 2014-2015 Kentucky Center Presents season features performances by Susan Boyle, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and Dance Theatre of Harlem, as well as luminaries from the realms of Comedy, Classical music, and the Culinary Arts. (more...)

FALLON, KIMMEL & More Among Nominees for 2014 THE STREAMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Nominees have been announced for the 4th Annual Streamy Awards, which will be live-streamed on September 7, 2014 from The Beverly Hilton at 7:30PM PT at www.streamys.org. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: JOHN LLOYD'S MUSEUM OF CURIOSITY LIVE, Underbelly, August 17 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 17, 2014

Following his sell-out fringe debut, John and curator Dan Schreiber host a live version of the BBC Radio 4 hit in which guests donate their favourite items to an infinitely large and impossible museum. Different guests daily. (more...)

Comedian Lewis Black Returns to The Mirage in THE RANT IS DUE Tour, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Actor, playwright and comedian Lewis Black will return to The Mirage, bringing his spot-on social and political humor to the Terry Fator Theatre during his THE RANT IS DUE TOUR. The comedian is a four-time GRAMMY Award-nominee and two-time winner for his albums The Carnegie Hall Performance and Stark Raving Black. (more...)

The Sklar Brothers Coming to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 9/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Comedy is a family affair for brothers and comedy duo Randy and Jason Sklar. Their brotherly chemistry, unique team delivery and complementary styles contribute to the incomparable energy of their shows. (more...)

"Fanta for the Funny" Campaign Gives Teens Digital Stage to Create Their Own Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Beginning Friday, August 15, Fanta is partnering with a team of young multicultural digital influencers to co-create an all-Vine comedy show for teens, unveiling one new episode of the digital series every Friday for six weeks on CollegeHumor.com. Each episode will combine comedy with topics teens care about, like sports and music, while channeling Fanta's mantra - “More Fanta, Less Serious.” (more...)

Marc Lottering to Bring New One Man Show to The Baxter, 2-20 September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Fresh from a run at the Soho Theatre in London earlier this year, Marc Lottering brings his new one man show called THIS IS CAPTAIN LOTTERING SPEAKING to the Baxter Main Theatre for a limited season from 2 to 20 September 2014. (more...)

Comedy Central Premieres New Reality Series COMEDIANS CRASHING COUCHES
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The #1 brand in comedy sent comedian Nikki Glaser to move in with a bunch of social-media savvy millennials and report back on her experience for the new multiplatform reality series “Comedians Crashing Couches.” (more...)

DANCIN' THROUGH THE DECADES, LADIES OF EOLA HEIGHTS, Bret Shuford and More Set for AUTUMN AT THE ABBEY Series This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Artful Events announces programming for the AUTUMN AT THE ABBEY series, featuring a wide variety of local and nationally renowned talent that will be taking the stage at The Abbey this fall. The lineup includes a weekly cabaret series, comedy offerings, happy hours and more. (more...)

David Madden Named President of Entertainment for FOX Broadcasting Company
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden announced today that they have promoted Joe Earley to Chief Operating Officer for Fox Television Group (FTG) and appointed David Madden President of Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX). (more...)

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