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John Legend, Flo Rida & More to Perform on SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO on FOX
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Emmy Award-winning personality Steve Harvey will host SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, a two-hour event and reimagining of the classic talent showcase series (more...)

So Into It: Hairspray at UCB East with Shannon Durig, Ben Rimalower, Leslie Goshko, and Megan Meadows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Join DamIan Bellino and Anne Rodeman for So Into It: Hairspray on Tuesday, December 6th at 8 PM at UCB East. (more...)

Celebrate the Holidays this December at Annex Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Hey, they're your holidays... you can be as happy as you want to be at Annex Theatre's December variety shows. (more...)

James & Jamesy to Bring O CHRISTMAS TEA to Maple Ridge This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

As part of their Vancouver Island Tour, critically and audience acclaimed British Comedians, James & Jamesy, make their triumphant debut in Maple Ridge this holiday season with their uproarious Christmas comedy O Christmas Tea, on stage December 22 & 23, 2016 at 7:30pm at The ACT Arts Centre. (more...)

RICKY WHITTINGTON to Feature Cameos from Richard Gadd, Adam Riches, Katy Wix & Will Andrews
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Edinburgh Comedy award winner Richard Gadd will be the first in a stellar line of performers to make guest appearances in a mystery rotating role in Ricky Whittington. (more...)

Rita Rudner to Kick Off the New Year with '9PM IS THE NEW MIDNIGHT' at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Laguna Playhouse has announced the third annual New Year's Eve return of superstar comedienne Rita Rudner, in her bubbly and sparkling show, RITA RUDNER: 9PM IS THE NEW MIDNIGHT!  (more...)

Vancouver's Comedy Festival, JFL NorthWest, In Association with SiriusXM, Returns For Ten Glorious Days of Laughter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Vancouver's comedy festival, JFL NorthWest, presented in association with SiriusXM, returns for a second year of mid-winter laughs from Thursday, February 16 to Saturday, February 25, 2017 at multiple venues across Vancouver. Announced today, the 2017 JFL NorthWest lineup includes:  (more...)

Producer of HBO's Def Comedy Jam in the UK for Q&A & a Screening at the Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

He's the man who launched Martin Lawrence, Chris Tucker,  Bernie Mac and Steve Harvey on the road to international stardom on HBO's  Def Comedy Jam : US TV producer Bob Sumner is coming to the UK next month for an in conversation ahead of a film screening. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Presents HIGHMARK HOLIDAY POPS, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the music of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's annual Highmark Holiday Pops December 9 through 11 and December 17 and 18 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Heckle Her Brings Back HOOT! for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Heckle Her is excited to bring back the popular musical comedy cabaret show 'HOOT!' for one performance at the Spiderhouse Ballroom. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces its 18th Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions is proud to announce its 2017 Season, featuring regional and world premieres of work by award-winning playwrights, a New Play Festival highlighting women playwrights, and the return of the Phib Comedy Series with an all-star cast of Comedians curated by Baron Vaughn, as well as the National Theatre Live screenings in partnership with The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. (more...)

Flappers Comedy Club to Support Standing Rock With ANOTHER INDIAN UPRISING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant will present  "Another Indian Uprising," a comedy show fundraiser dedicated to supporting the people of the Standing Rock Reservation protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, on Wednesday, December 7th at 8pm. Tickets are $20.  The line-up features Native American Comedians Jim Ruel (Showtime), Shishonia Livingston (Lil Lil Wayne Puppet Show), national headliners, and one or more special guests who will all come together to fight big oil with big laughs.   (more...)

NY Gilbert & Sullivan's New MIKADO Opens with Family Friendly Events and Gala New Year's Eve!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its 42nd season with the time-honored classic The Mikado! The brand new production will play December 28-31, 2016 and January 5-8, 2017 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). (more...)

James "Talent" Harris, Kevin Nealon, Jeff Ross, Judy Gold, Gilbert Gottfried, Dave Attell, And More To Bring Laughter And Good Cheer To Carolines On Broadway In The Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Carolines on Broadway announces its line-up for the month of December. (more...)

One Night Only! Gilbert Gottfried to Join MISSED CONNECTIONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Comedy legend Gilbert Gottfried joins the cast of Missed Connections: An Exploration into the Online Postings of Desperate Romantics for one performance this Tuesday, November 29th at The Kraine Theater (85 E. 4th Street near 2nd Avenue). (more...)

MARTIN LAWRENCE DOIN' TIME: UNCUT LIVE Heads to The Rock
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Comedian, actor, director and producer Martin Lawrence returns with his first stand-up tour in four years - DOIN' TIME: UNCUT LIVE - playing Newark's Prudential Center in his only area performance on Sunday, December 11 at 8 p.m. Lawrence has made a triumphant homecoming to the stand-up stage, wowing audiences with his signature style of hilarious stories, social commentary and more.  (more...)

December 2016 Programming Highlights at Seeso
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

SEESO DECEMBER 2016 PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS (more...)

Amused Moose Kings X's Big Comedy NightOut
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

December 17's five excellent Comedians, onstage at Kings X's iconic WaterRats music/comedy venue, which launched Oasis in London and Bob Dylan in the UK, are all top-notch which together makes this the coolest comedy night in town (more...)

Amused Moose Kings X's Big Comedy NightOut
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

December 10's five excellent Comedians, onstage at Kings X's iconic WaterRats music/comedy venue, which launched Oasis in London and Bob Dylan in the UK, are all top-notch which together makes this the coolest comedy night in town. (more...)

Mike Birbiglia's DON'T THINK TWICE Available on Blu-Ray and DVD 12/6
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

A member of a popular New York City improv troupe catches their big break forcing the group to reevaluate their success and confront their fears in the hilariously honest film, Don't Think Twice. (more...)

BTG to Present Special Community, Sensory-Friendly Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Sunday, December 18 at 5:30pm, at The Colonial Theatre. (more...)

Abso Lutely Productions' MUTHA is Set to Drop The Mic on truTV's Late Night Snack
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

truTV will be adding MUTHA, to the current season of its popular television series and home for short-form comedic content, Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack. The show stars actress and rapper Mandy May Cheetham and is co-produced by Abso Lutely Productions (Comedy Bang-Bang, The Eric Andre Show, Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie) and Artsy Fartsy Productions. (more...)

Lyric Opera Names Vickie L. Hubbard as New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Board of Directors of the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric are pleased to announce the appointment of Vickie L. Hubbard, CFE as the organization's new Executive Director. Hubbard will assume her role on January 3, 2017. (more...)

Don Barnhart's Battle Comics Bring Laughter To War Zones Entertaining The Troops
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Taking time off from his residency in Las Vegas, comedian Don Barnhart will once again lead the Battle Comics World Tour as they head to the Middle East bringing laughter to the men and women serving overseas in war zones. (more...)

ASPERGER'S ARE US | Netflix Premiere December 11th
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

For the members of the comedy troupe 'Asperger's Are Us,' it's easier to associate with a faceless audience than with their own families. No matter who the crowd, best friends Noah, New Michael, Jack and Ethan have one simple mantra: “We would much rather the audience appreciate us as Comedians than people who have overcome adversity.”   In this coming-of-age heartfelt documentary, this band of brothers finds themselves at a crossroad. With real life pulling them apart, they decide to plan one ambitious farewell show before they all go their separate ways. People with Asperger's don't deal well with uncertainty, and this is the most uncertain time in their lives. (more...)

The Atlanta Opera Presents FROM OPERA TO OPRY, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Atlanta Opera will present the first-ever production of From Opera to Opry: Liquor, Love and the Lord on Wednesday, December 7 at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse. The concert event, in collaboration with ADA Ovations, will feature renowned professional opera singers... as well as the bluegrass and country stylings of Cletus McHatfield and the McHatfield Fambly Singers. The evening will include an entertaining blend of country music, bluegrass, opera arias, and humor that gets right to the heart of the striking similarity between the themes and inspiration that drove both legendary opera composers and iconic country songwriters to write the music that speaks to us all. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Crackle's Animated Holiday Special SUPERMANSION: WAR ON CHRISTMAS
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The original special, SUPERMANSION: WAR ON CHRISTMAS debuts on Thursday, December 8 with voiceover stars Bryan Cranston ('Breaking Bad'), Emmy(R) Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key ('Key & Peele'), and Seth Green ('Family Guy') are joined by guest stars Jim Parsons ('The Big Bang Theory') and Gary Anthony Williams (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows). (more...)

ImprovBoston to Present THE IMPROVISED HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

ImprovBoston's The Improvised Holiday Spectacular gives audiences the best gift of the season: gut-busting comedy not for the faint of heart. (more...)

Yanni and Ron White Added to 90th Season Lineup of the State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The State Theatre in Easton announces two more additional shows have been added to 2017 lineup, bringing the total to nine new shows for the 90th Season of WOW at the historic venue. (more...)

The Revival (Hyde Park) Announces December Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The Revival, a new comedy theater in Hyde Park, announces its lineup of shows and events playing in December 2016. Inspired by the legacy of the Compass Players, The Revival brings improvisational comedy back to the same corner where it was invented in 1955! Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.the-revival.com. The Revival is located at 1160 E. 55th St. in Hyde Park. (more...)

Park City Institute Now Offering Three-Show Packages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

 Patrons of the Park City Institute now have the option to enjoy packages of three shows at a discounted price. "We're very excited to offer a new way to explore our programming," says PCI Executive Director Teri Orr. "These three-show packages offer patrons two performances in a genre, and their choice of a third show, for free." The offer is a PCI "holiday treat," and is valid until December 25th only. (more...)

DSI Comedy Theater to Present YOUR F$CKED UP CHRISTMAS and COMPLIMENTARY GIFT RAP for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

DSI Comedy Theater is giving Triangle comedy audiences a chance to laugh off their collective Holiday stress with three holiday themed shows running regularly this December. (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 12/5 - 12/9 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Dec 3, 2016

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 12/5 - 12/9, airing on ABC (more...)

BWW Review: Phenomenal PIANO GUYS Bring Inspired Musicianship to the Ocean State
by Veronica Bruscini - Dec 3, 2016

Rhode Island music lovers received an early Christmas present this week. THE PIANO GUYS took center stage at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Thursday, dazzling the jam-packed house with an absolutely sensational and unforgettable evening of story and song. (more...)

BWW Review: LICENSED TO ILL, Southwark Playhouse, 2 December 2016
by Rona Kelly - Dec 3, 2016

Jukebox musicals seem to be as popular as ever in the West End, using familiar songs to tell stories on stage. Mamma Mia! is coming close to two decades in London, and newcomers like Motown the Musical are extending their runs. With audiences returning year after year, there is unquestionably an audience for ABBA. Licensed to Ill raises a question which a different band faced: is there an audience for the Beastie Boys? When I first heard there was a musical about this hip-hop group, I'll admit I questioned whether there was an audience for the show itself. Well, 'Ch-Check It Out': there is. This evolution of the Beastie Boys is a revolution for the London stage and storytelling. (more...)

OBERON Announces December - January Programming Featuring Sound Society, I.D. Festival, and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, announces events to be presented at OBERON during December and January - including OBERON Presents, Visiting Artists, and Usual Suspects. (more...)

Comedian Trae Crowder Lands Pilot Deal with FOX Network
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Comedian Trae Crowder along with Spondoolie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television have sold a pilot script plus penalty to FOX Network. (more...)

MARTIN LAWRENCE DOIN' TIME: UNCUT LIVE Headed to Prudential Center in Newark
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Comedian, actor, director and producer Martin Lawrence returns with his first stand-up tour in four years - DOIN' TIME: UNCUT LIVE - playing Newark's Prudential Center in his only area performance on Sunday, December 11 at 8 p.m. Lawrence has made a triumphant homecoming to the stand-up stage, wowing audiences with his signature style of hilarious stories, social commentary and more.  (more...)

'THELMA BEE' Children's Author Erin Petti to Return to ImprovBoston
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Fans of The Goonies, Goosebumps, and Coraline can now escape with The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee. Its author Erin Petti will join the ImprovBoston Mainstage cast on December 8th for fast-paced games and hilarious scenes. (more...)

MotorCity Casino Hotel Proudly Welcomes Rickey Smiley
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

MotorCity Casino Hotel is proud to welcome comedian Rickey Smiley to Sound Board on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 8:00pm. (more...)

The Water Rats Presents Amused Moose Kings X's Comedy and New Year's Eve Countdown Celebrations This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

In the exciting tradition of presenting three outstanding stand-up Comedians The Water Rats is ready to set your New Year's Eve off to a great start.  (more...)

Ashanti and Ja Rule to Perform 'Helpless' from 'Hamilton Mixtape' on SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, 12/5
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Ashanti and Ja Rule will perform "Helpless," from "The Hamilton Mixtape." JoJo, Busta Rhymes, T.I. and the legendary Chaka Kahn also are set to perform. The star-studded special will air Monday, Dec. 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (more...)

THE QUEENS PROJECT Web Series Launches Indiegogo for Season Two
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The nerds of 'The Queens Project' are back! After the success of season one, the It Gets Funnier team has reassembled and opened an Indiegogo campaign in order to make season two a reality. In the political climate America is currently facing, it is more important than ever to get the voice of the gay nerd heard, connected, and informed. (more...)

Geoff Grimwood Presents 'Fake Church Holiday Spectacular' This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

A rotating cast of Comedians create a fake religious service of a fake religion on the spot based on YOUR suggestions. (more...)

Audible & Seeso Partner with Twitch for Livestream Premiere of THE GUEST LIST'S Final Episode
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Audible Inc., the world's largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken word entertainment, and Seeso, the premier streaming comedy channel, announce today that the final episode of the original standup comedy series, The Guest List (more...)

THE ODD COUPLE Opens At Stageworks Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Stageworks Theatre presents its fourth production of the season, THE ODD COUPLE by Neil Simon, running January 27 through February 19. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Annaleigh Ashford, and More this December at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

This December, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Crackle to Premiere Charlie Sheen-Led Original Film MAD FAMILIES, 1/12
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Crackle, Sony's free streaming service, today announced that the network's original film, MAD FAMILIES, starring Charlie Sheen, will premiere on Thursday, January 12, 2017. (more...)

The Mad-Cool Science of Adam Savage Arrives at the Eccles Center in Park City 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

What happens when you pursue creativity with reckless abandon? Adam Savage-former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series Mythbusters-will share his make-it-your-own curiosity and wisdom with the Park City Institute audience at the Eccles Center on December 10, 2016.  (more...)

The Second City Sets Opening for New Mainstage Revue
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Second City is proud to announce the opening of their 105th Mainstage Revue, The Winner...of Our Discontent. Reviewing press are invited to attend the show on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at The Second City Mainstage Theater (1616 N Wells St.). A Grand Opening is scheduled for Thursday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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