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IFC renews Marc Maron series, ‘Maron’ season three will premiere spring of 2015

IFC renews Marc Maron series, ‘Maron’ season three will premiere spring of 2015

By | September 16, 2014 at 10:36 am | 2 comments

Veteran comedian and trailblazing podcaster Marc Maron will return to IFC for a third season of his semi-autobiographical series Maron. Scheduled to return in the spring of 2015, production will begin this fall on 13 brand new episodes. “I am very proud of both seasons of the...

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Meet Pete Davidson, Saturday Night Live’s newest addition

Meet Pete Davidson, Saturday Night Live’s newest addition

By | September 15, 2014 at 10:59 am | No comments

Comedian Pete Davidson has just become the newest member of Saturday Night Live. Hand-picked by SNL honcho Lorne Michaels to join the 40th season of the iconic sketch show, Davidson now has the opportunity to greatly build on his already growing following in the New York comedy...

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Porn Star Textbook Cover … How Photo Of Adult Film Actress Mana Aoki Ended Up On Math Book In Thailand

Porn Star Textbook Cover … How Photo Of Adult Film Actress Mana Aoki Ended Up On Math Book In Thailand

By | September 14, 2014 at 10:06 am | 2 comments

A company in Thailand thought it found the perfect photo for the cover of its textbook. The image featured a pretty girl  wearing glasses while engrossed in a file labeled “mathematics.” But only after the photo was uploaded did the company realize the picture was actually...

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Daily Show’s Michael Che returns to Saturday Night Live as Weekend Update anchor

Daily Show’s Michael Che returns to Saturday Night Live as Weekend Update anchor

By | September 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm | No comments

Less than five months after joining The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, comedian Michael Che is leaving his correspondent post at the critically acclaimed Comedy Central show—but it’s for a very good reason. The former Saturday Night Live scribe is headed back to Midtown...

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When tragedy struck firefighter Travis Howze, comedy saved his life (Essay)

When tragedy struck firefighter Travis Howze, comedy saved his life (Essay)

By | September 12, 2014 at 11:32 am | 2 comments

Travis Howze lived through the tragic death of nine of his closest friends, fellow firefighters now referred to as the Charleston 9. Up until that point, the South Carolina native spent his entire life saving people. After that night in 2007, Howze spiraled into depression and...

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Bill Burr will release Live at Andrew’s House vinyl, will chronicle his Carnegie Hall performance

Bill Burr will release Live at Andrew’s House vinyl, will chronicle his Carnegie Hall performance

By | September 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm | No comments

Listen up, comedy nerds: the mighty Bill Burr will release a vinyl album called Live At Andrew's House, a recording of his 2011 performance at Carnegie Hall. A pre-sale will begin Sept. 16 through Third Man Records and will be available wide starting Sept. 30. “As a...

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Sarah Silverman makes Saturday Night Live return after 20 years!

Sarah Silverman makes Saturday Night Live return after 20 years!

By | September 10, 2014 at 3:33 pm | No comments

As the fall approaches, so does the 40th season of NBC's Saturday Night Live. The long-running sketch comedy show announced Sarah Silverman and Chris Pratt as its first couple of guest hosts. Pratt, star of the mega-blockbuster movie Guardians of the Galaxy, will host the season...

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Mel Brooks shows off 11th finger on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Mel Brooks shows off 11th finger on Hollywood Walk of Fame

By | September 10, 2014 at 11:25 am | No comments

The legendary comedian, actor and producer Mel Brooks cemented his name in Hollywood history on Monday with a classic Mel twist. Brooks was honored at the Chinese Theatre on the Walk of Fame with a cement block of his hand and shoe prints. The 88-year-old comedian wanted to...

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Wyatt Cenac’s Netflix special, vinyl release and national tour: get the details!

Wyatt Cenac’s Netflix special, vinyl release and national tour: get the details!

By | September 9, 2014 at 11:10 am | No comments

Wyatt Cenac's second stand-up special Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn will debut on video streaming giant Netflix on Oct. 21. The announcement marks yet another big name comedian releasing their hour-long special on Netflix. Last month we told you that Bill Cosby, Bill Burr, Chelsea...

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