MPAC Announces 2018-2019 Season, Onsale Monday, 6/11MPAC Announces 2018-2019 Season, Onsale Monday, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

MPAC's 2018-2019 season promises to be one full of amazing concerts, musicals, family events, dance and even Vicki Lawrence's Mama. (more...)

Jen Kirkman Announces Special Show At Leicester Square TheatreJen Kirkman Announces Special Show At Leicester Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

???????Following four sell-out London runs, US comedian, author, and podcaster Jen Kirkman is returning to UK soil for one night with her latest stand-up show 'I Don't Give A F*ck Tour' at the Leicester Square Theatre on Friday 22nd June at 9:30pm. (more...)

Jen Kirkman to Bring Latest Stand Up Show to Leicester Square Theatre This JuneJen Kirkman to Bring Latest Stand Up Show to Leicester Square Theatre This June
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2018

Following four sell-out London runs, US comedian, author, and podcaster Jen Kirkman is returning to UK soil for one night with her latest stand-up show 'I Don't Give A F*ck Tour' at the Leicester Square Theatre on Friday 22nd June at 9:30pm. (more...)

Christian Finnegan Comes to The Gilded BalloonChristian Finnegan Comes to The Gilded Balloon
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Shop with a bag for life, wear fair trade shoes, recycle your yoghurt pots, go vegan, recycle your vegan yoghurt pots, retweet the # that'll dismantle the patriarchy. The ingredients that go into what makes a person good can seem endless and a lot of hard work. Who's the 'better' human being: the guy who gives to charity but cheats on his girlfriend or the sweet old lady who loves animals but voted to keep the immigrants out? But better still, what is good and how do we truly know if we are? (more...)

Kathie Lee Gifford and Craig Ferguson to Star in Upcoming Film LOVE ME TO DEATHKathie Lee Gifford and Craig Ferguson to Star in Upcoming Film LOVE ME TO DEATH
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Kathie Lee Gifford wrote the screenplay and is confirmed to co-star in the upcoming feature film, Love Me To Death, opposite multi-talented Craig Ferguson. Brett James, Grammy winning songwriter/producer composed the score in collaboration with Gifford who wrote the lyrics. (more...)

Josh Blue to Play ComedyWorks This WeekJosh Blue to Play ComedyWorks This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

???????Josh Blue will be featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday, May 4th, 2018. Josh is coming to Comedy Works South in Denver on Friday, July 6th and Saturday, July 7th at 7:15pm. Tickets are on-sale now for $25.00 and may be purchased online at ComedyWorks.com or charge by phone at 720-274-6800. (more...)

Lily Tomlin and Friends Headlined Comedy Benefit for Voice for the Animals FoundationLily Tomlin and Friends Headlined Comedy Benefit for Voice for the Animals Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

Emmy® and Tony®-winning, Academy Award®-nominated actress and animal advocate Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie) joined actress June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie), Craig Ferguson (The Craig Ferguson Show), and Whitney Cummings (Unforgettable) to bring the laughs to 'Wait Wait...Don't Kill Me-2!,' a night of unforgettable comedy and entertainment benefiting Voice For The Animals Foundation (VFTA) on Friday, April 27 at 8:00 p.m. at Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center Eli and Edythe Broad Stage. The evening of wit and entertainment (inspired by the popular NPR weekly program “Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me”) hilariously spotlighted animal news, views and other topical animal events. Presented by Honeysweet Creative, this tenth annual fundraiser was hosted by actor Paul Scheer (The League). All proceeds go to support VFTA as they continue their fight for creating respect and empathy for animals through education, rescue, legislation and advocacy. (more...)

Wajatta Releases New Album CASUAL HIGH TECHNOLOGYWajatta Releases New Album CASUAL HIGH TECHNOLOGY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Wajatta - the new group formed by beat-boxer/comedian/musician Reggie Watts and electronic music artist/DJ/producer John Tejada - offers Casual High Technology, its first album, on May 11, 2018 via Comedy Dynamics. Presented as a cosmic collection of funk-infused techno, Casual High Technology is the culmination of decades' worth of Watts and Tejada's favorite electronic music shaped to fit a new dance sensibility. Check out the first single, 'Runnin',' on SoundCloud and the latest offering, 'Get Down (With Ya Bad Self)' [feat. Justin Maxwell] at https://soundcloud.com/comedydynamics/get-down-with-ya-bad-self. Pre-orders are live now: http://radi.al/WajattaTechnology. (more...)

Lisa Vanderpump to Receive Lily Tomlin Award at VFTA's Benefit ShowLisa Vanderpump to Receive Lily Tomlin Award at VFTA's Benefit Show
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Lisa Jane Vanderpump, philanthropist, entrepreneur and television star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules, will receive the Lily Tomlin Award at “Wait Wait...Don't Kill Me-2!,” a night of unforgettable comedy and entertainment benefiting Voice For The Animals Foundation (VFTA) at the Broad Stage Theatre in Santa Monica on Friday, April 27. The Lily Tomlin Award recognizes the achievements of a remarkable individual whose exceptional actions make a real difference in the world of animal welfare. (more...)

Michelle Rodriguez, Rosemary Rodriguez and Others to Be Honored at the Artemis Women In Action Film FestivalMichelle Rodriguez, Rosemary Rodriguez and Others to Be Honored at the Artemis Women In Action Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Artemis Women In Action Film Festival (AWIAFF) is proud to honor Michelle Rodriguez with the Artemis Action Revolutionary Award for not only refusing roles where the characters are the 'average' female role, the characters she does play are inspirational and indelible. She is a co-star in three of the most popular action franchises: 'The Fast and the Furious,' 'Avatar,' and 'Resident: Evil.' She has arguably been described as the most iconic actress in the action genre in Hollywood.' Her first starring role was starring as a boxer in 'Girlfight' from which she gained critical acclaim. Michelle Rodriguez then went on to 'The Fast and the Furious' franchise. She has become synonymous with action films and has starred in some of the most successful movies of the last 17 years. (more...)

Final Performance Of CALDER QUARTET's Three-Year Residency At The Broad Stage Announced, 4/29Final Performance Of CALDER QUARTET's Three-Year Residency At The Broad Stage Announced, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents the final performance in The Calder Quartet's three-year residency at The Broad Stage on Sunday, April 29 at 4:00pm.  This inventive and passionate quartet explores the profound beauty of Beethoven's String Quartets paired with classical and contemporary works. (more...)

WNYC Studios Introduces LATE NIGHT WHENEVER with Michelle Buteau; Leslie Odom, Jr. to Appear TomorrowWNYC Studios Introduces LATE NIGHT WHENEVER with Michelle Buteau; Leslie Odom, Jr. to Appear Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

From the producers behind hit WNYC Studios podcasts 2 Dope Queens, Sooo Many White Guys, and Nancy, comes LATE NIGHT WHENEVER, a hilarious send-up of late night TV, complete with celebrity guests, live music, and stand-up. Host Michelle Buteau, a 2 Dope Queens fan favorite and VH1 host, is known for her raw comedy and disarming style-she'll bring both to the stage on LATE NIGHT WHENEVER. Guests will get personal and reveal all. Even the audience will have the opportunity to get in on the action in this podcast recorded live in downtown New York City. Michelle will be joined by one-man house band Rob Lewis, producer and musical director for stars like Christina Aguilera and Patti LaBelle. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Host FABULOUSLY FUNNY FEMALES OF COMEDYRidgefield Playhouse to Host FABULOUSLY FUNNY FEMALES OF COMEDY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Grab your BFF and head for The Ridgefield Playhouse on April 20th for a night of hilarity with three Fabulous Funny Females of Comedy! (more...)

Simon Amstell Brings Month Long Run of WHAT IS THIS? to New YorkSimon Amstell Brings Month Long Run of WHAT IS THIS? to New York
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Award-winning British comedian, Simon Amstell, announces a month-long New York City run of his critically acclaimed new show, What Is This?, running June 1st through June 30th at Theatre 80 in the East Village. Following each performance, copies of Simon's new book, Help, will be on sale and Simon will sign copies. This is the only opportunity to purchase the book in North America. Presented by WestBeth Entertainment, tickets are on sale now available at www.SimonAmstell.com (more...)

Lily Tomlin, Craig Ferguson, Whitney Cummings & More To Headline Benefit for Voice For The Animals FoundationLily Tomlin, Craig Ferguson, Whitney Cummings & More To Headline Benefit for Voice For The Animals Foundation
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Voice for the Animals Foundation (VFTS) presents “Wait Wait...Don't Kill Me 2!,” a night of unforgettable comedy and entertainment that will hilariously take on the year in animal news, views and other topical animal events. CRAIG FERGUSON (The Craig Ferguson Show), WHITNEY CUMMINGS (Unforgettable) and CASEY WILSON (Happy Endings) join Emmy® and Tony®-winning, Academy Award®-nominated actress and animal advocate LILY TOMLIN (Grace and Frankie) and her co-star JUNE DIANE RAPHAEL (Grace and Frankie)among other comedic guests to bring the laughs to “Wait Wait...Don't Kill Me 2!,”loosely inspired by NPR's “Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!.” This annual fundraiser, hosted by actor PAUL SCHEER (The League), will take place Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at the Broad Stage Theatre in Santa Monica. All proceeds will support VFTA as they continue their fight for creating respect and empathy for animals through education, rescue, legislation and advocacy. (more...)

Raue Center Hosts 'An Evening with Steve Cochran & Friends'Raue Center Hosts 'An Evening with Steve Cochran & Friends'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to welcome Steve Cochran back to the stage along with special guests John DaCosse and Mike Toomey! Join Raue Center for this can't-miss evening of hilarious comedy at 8 p.m. on March 24, 2018! (more...)

Michelle Buteau Hosts LATE NIGHT WHENEVERMichelle Buteau Hosts LATE NIGHT WHENEVER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

From the producers behind hit WNYC Studios podcasts 2 Dope Queens, Sooo Many White Guys, and Nancy, comes LATE NIGHT WHENEVER, a hilarious send-up of late night TV, complete with celebrity guests, live music, and stand-up. Host Michelle Buteau, a 2 Dope Queens fan favorite and VH1 host, is known for her raw comedy and disarming style-she'll bring both to the stage on LATE NIGHT WHENEVER. Guests will get personal and reveal all. Even the audience will have the opportunity to get in on the action in this podcast recorded live in downtown New York City. Michelle will be joined by one-man house band Rob Lewis, producer and musical director for stars like Christina Aguilera and Patti LaBelle. (more...)

NBC Names Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta Co-Presidents of Scripted ProgrammingNBC Names Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Promoting two top execs from within its programming ranks, NBC today named Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta Co-Presidents, Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment.  The seasoned execs, who together have helped cement NBC's status as the No. 1 network in their respective roles as Executive Vice Presidents of Drama and Comedy, will report directly to NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt.  (more...)

Artists-in-Residence CALDER QUARTET Come to The Broad Stage in 2018Artists-in-Residence CALDER QUARTET Come to The Broad Stage in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

??????? The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents three concerts from Artists-in-Residence, Calder Quartet, on February 25, March 11 and April 29.  This inventive and passionate quartet explores the profound beauty of Beethoven's String Quartets paired with classical and contemporary works. This will be the third and final year of the Calder Quartet residency at The Broad Stage. (more...)

Jen Kirkman Returns to the Bell House For I SEEM FUN Live Podcast TapingJen Kirkman Returns to the Bell House For I SEEM FUN Live Podcast Taping
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Jen Kirkman is coming back to the Bell House for a live taping of her podcast, I Seem Fun on March 2, 2018. It's a solo podcast where Jen Kirkman talks off the top of her head about what's going on in the world and her life that week.  You know, like a diary.  (more...)

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