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Comedian Dylan Avila returns to stage after suffering skull fractures in brutal attack (Photos)

Comedian Dylan Avila returns to stage after suffering skull fractures in brutal attack (Photos)

By | January 15, 2015 at 1:29 pm | No comments

Dylan Avila, the comedian who sustained multiple skull fractures after being brutally beaten with a baseball bat while on stage, will make his return to performing on Jan. 17 at the Neptune Theater in Seattle, where he’ll open for Craig Gass. Avila was extremely lucky to make...

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Woody Allen’s Amazon deal: Will child molestation allegations hurt the series?

Woody Allen’s Amazon deal: Will child molestation allegations hurt the series?

By | January 15, 2015 at 10:34 am | No comments

Amazon Studios is taking a chance giving Woody Allen his first-ever TV series (kind of a TV series; it'll be on the Internet). It's not a risky move creatively. Woody Allen has been one of the greatest comedy film writer-directors for decades with memorable movies like Annie...

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Ellen DeGeneres responds to Christian leader Larry Tomczak ‘gay agenda’ editorial (Video)

Ellen DeGeneres responds to Christian leader Larry Tomczak ‘gay agenda’ editorial (Video)

By | January 14, 2015 at 3:59 pm | No comments

In a Christian Post Op-Ed published on Jan. 8, panic-driven “cultural commentator” Larry Tomczak exclaims, “The indoctrination and propaganda coming from those advocating a gay lifestyle in our country, classrooms and culture are increasing,” before adding, “All of us...

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Comedy Central renews Broad City, season 2 premieres tonight! (Video)

Comedy Central renews Broad City, season 2 premieres tonight! (Video)

By | January 14, 2015 at 1:28 pm | No comments

It seems like networks don't need to see ratings anymore to break big renewal news. Comedy Central has picked up a third season of Broad City on the day of its season premiere. Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson return for season 2 of their realistic comedy series about two twenty...

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Judd Apatow’s new Pee-wee Herman movie will stream on Netflix

Judd Apatow’s new Pee-wee Herman movie will stream on Netflix

By | December 24, 2014 at 10:20 am | No comments

That Pee-wee Herman movie Judd Apatow is producing has finally found a home. Netflix will distribute a new untitled adventure starring Paul Reubens in his iconic bowtie. Reubens confirmed the sequel rumors earlier this year on The Tonight Show and revealed that shooting would...

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The Interview’s Christmas Day release saved by indie theaters

The Interview’s Christmas Day release saved by indie theaters

By | December 23, 2014 at 6:35 pm | No comments

Sony will allow several smaller theater chains to release the now-controversial comedy The Interview. The Plaza Atlanta in Atlanta, GA, the Main Street Theater in Sioux City, IA and the Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas, TX have announced that they will be part of the last-minute...

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Ari Shaffir’s This Is Not Happening’s Comedy Central debut, one-hour special gets premiere date

Ari Shaffir’s This Is Not Happening’s Comedy Central debut, one-hour special gets premiere date

By | December 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm | One comment

Ari Shaffir is getting promoted from the Internet to television in the new year. Shaffir's storytelling stand-up series This Is Not Happening will make its television debut on Comedy Central on Thursday night, Jan. 22 at 12:30 am EST (technically the wee hours of Friday). This...

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Comedy Central moves @midnight to 11:30 to help Stephen Colbert to Larry Wilmore transition

Comedy Central moves @midnight to 11:30 to help Stephen Colbert to Larry Wilmore transition

By | December 22, 2014 at 3:16 pm | One comment

Comedy Central's faux game show @midnight will be @eleventhirty for a couple of weeks. Chris Hardwick and his show's hit #HashtagWars will play at 11:30 pm after The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for two weeks starting Jan. 5. Hardwick's @midnight will fill in for The Colbert...

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Judd Apatow’s stand-up comedy resurrection

Judd Apatow’s stand-up comedy resurrection

By | December 18, 2014 at 10:36 am | 4 comments

Immaturity is funny, so says all-American comedy maven Judd Apatow, who’s best known for creating the genius, short-lived, cult TV show, Freaks and Geeks and his ensuing plethora of raunchy blockbusters. What Judd’s not so known for is his abridged stand-up career, which ran...

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