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Starz launches premium YouTube comedy channel with three original shows

Starz launches premium YouTube comedy channel with three original shows

By | September 12, 2013 at 12:34 pm | No comments

Premium cable channel Starz is attempting to become a serious competitor in the online comedy programming game with the announcement of its new YouTube channel, Union Pool. Attempting to compete with the growing popularity of comedy web series on the number one video site, Union...

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Darryl Lenox turns pain into laughs on new stand-up special and album ‘Blind Ambition’ (Video)

Darryl Lenox turns pain into laughs on new stand-up special and album ‘Blind Ambition’ (Video)

By | November 13, 2012 at 11:49 pm | No comments

One of the most important things a good comedian can do is turn personal pain into artful laughs. And few comedians do it better than Las Vegas-born Darryl Lenox. His latest project Blind Ambition proves to be an amazingly funny testament to that. The stand-up special, anchored...

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Megan Mullally says the Party Down movie is proceeding

Megan Mullally says the Party Down movie is proceeding

By | August 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm | 2 comments

Party Down fans can hold on to their hopes for a movie based on the beloved, gone-too-soon Starz series, according to cast member Megan Mullally. On the most recent Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast, Mullally gave the listeners a progress report on the status of the movie even though,...

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Party Down star Lizzy Caplan headed to Showtime for ‘Masters of Sex’

Party Down star Lizzy Caplan headed to Showtime for ‘Masters of Sex’

By | June 12, 2012 at 10:13 am | No comments

Showtime has recruited Party Down star Lizzy Caplan for Masters of Sex, an upcoming series based on the book by Thomas Maier. Masters of Sex chronicles the lives of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who became pioneers in the study of human sexuality in the 1960s. The...

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Megan Mullally reveals details about the Party Down movie

Megan Mullally reveals details about the Party Down movie

By | January 9, 2012 at 7:29 pm | One comment

Every day we get a little bit closer to the reality of another fantastic, cancelled-too-soon television show making its return on the big screen. Arrested Development, anyone? Fans of the two short seasons of Party Down were excited to hear that a movie was being planned,...

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Party Down’s Lizzy Caplan joins Zooey Deschanel in “New Girl”

Party Down’s Lizzy Caplan joins Zooey Deschanel in “New Girl”

By | October 5, 2011 at 5:46 pm | No comments

Fox’s New Girl starring Zooey Deschanel is a huge hit, but apparently one hipster dream girl at a time isn’t enough for some viewers. The show is bringing in Party Down’s Lizzy Caplan for three episodes. Caplan will guest star as Julia Baker, a new love interest for...

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“Party Down” movie talks progressing nicely, says show creator Rob Thomas

By | June 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm | 4 comments

[caption id="attachment_30651" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="photo by Jack Plunkett"][/caption] Dear reader: I learned two things in the past few days. First, if I didn’t already love the prematurely canceled Starz program Party Down, this past weekend confirmed...

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Martin Lawrence stand-up comedy series back for fifth season

By | May 3, 2010 at 6:20 pm | No comments

Starz' Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up has been renewed for a fifth season. Lawrence has pegged comedian Sheryl Underwood to host, replacing Doug Williams, who now work behind the scenes as an executive producer. Comedians set to perform include Deon Cole, Sandra...

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Starz documentary highlights stand-ups on the big screen

By | September 10, 2009 at 11:08 am | No comments

They say the days of success in stand-up leading to big time deals could be on the decline. However, Comics on Screen, a new documentary airing on the Starz network, tells the stories of a handful of comedians who got their lucky breaks in Hollywood through live comedy. The...

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