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Watch the trailer for the new season of Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee”

07/08/2019 15:31:57 PM

Watch the trailer for the new season of Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee”

 

A new trailer for the next batch of comedians to get in cars with Jerry Seinfeld and get coffee is here. The Netflix series will return for another round (we don’t even know what season we’re on at this point because of how the show runs) of trips to the coffee shops with Seinfeld and some vintage cars. This trip contains some great comic minds including Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Ricky Gervais (who returns), and some others like Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Bridget Everett, Martin Short, Jamie Foxx, Sebastian Maniscalco, Mario Joyner, Melissa Villaseñor and more. Perhaps the most interesting guest of this entire season could be Eddie Murphy, the two appear to have a great conversation that definitely partly takes place at the Improv. Which means Murphy is close to a stand-up comedy stage, and that should make all comedy fans out there smile at least a little bit.

The new batch of shows premieres on Netflix on July 19th.

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Jim Gaffigan’s New Hour Will Become Amazon Prime’s First Original Stand Up Special on August 16

07/08/2019 14:57:42 PM

Jim Gaffigan’s New Hour Will Become Amazon Prime’s First Original Stand Up Special on August 16

Published by  Interrobang Staff 

Jim Gaffigan is continually putting out killer hour specials, and it seems like he is determined to use his gigantic audience to break in new platforms every time he does it. Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime, coming to all Prime subscribers for free on Friday August 16th.

JG: QT is Amazon Studio’s first original stand up hour.

In Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time, using his signature everyman humor to deal with the unthinkable, four-time Grammy Best Comedy Album nominee Gaffigan proves why The Wall Street Journal has anointed him the “King of Clean comedy.” Quality Time was directed by comedy and life partner Jeannie Gaffigan, and executive produced by Brian Volk-Weiss and Cisco Henson of Comedy Dynamics, with Alex Murray of Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Quality Time is distributed and produced by Comedy Dynamics.

Quality Time is Gaffigan’s seventh original stand up special. He recorded the hour at the State Theater in Minneapolis in March during a five show sold out run.

Gaffigan’s last hour was the first to be distributed via a mass multi-VOD platform release. Before that he worked with Netflix for several specials, and has also recorded hours for DVD release, for web release and for Comedy Central. His last four have all been nominated for Grammy awards, and were all in partnership with Comedy Dynamics, proving that it doesn’t really matter how he releases his specials. His audience will find him.

Since giving up his critically beloved show, The Jim Gaffigan Show to make time for other projects, Gaffigan has been making good use of his time. Besides releasing his seventh hour special in fifteen years, Gaffigan has ten films releasing in 2019, three of which premiered at Sundance this year, including Amazon Studios’ Troop Zero (Viola Davis and Alison Janney), Them That Follow (Olivia Coleman) and Light From Light (Marin Ireland). Gaffigan is running parallel careers, one as a standup comedian, and one as an actor who is quickly on the rise – all while raising five young kids and helping his wife recover from a brain tumor. Fans and haters also follow Gaffigan’s weekly rants on CBS This Morning taking down such sacred cows as craft beer, and ridiculous cheeseburgers.

Prime members can stream the stand-up special exclusively via the Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online. Members can also download the special to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their membership. The special is a global release and available on PrimeVideo.com for Prime Video members in more than 200 countries and territories.

Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime. For a list of all Prime Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream.

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Bert Kreischer and Tom Segura go head to head while playing truth or dare while eating hot wings

04/23/2019 16:48:12 PM

Bert Kreischer and Tom Segura are best friends in real life. For anyone that follows them in their podcasting or social life knows they’re already competing against each other in ridiculous challenges like exercise and weight loss. The two are fans of the First We Feast web series, “Hot Ones” and have appeared on the show separately over the years. This week, just for fun the duo just appeared on Hot Ones’ “Truth or Dab” competition where they played a round of truth or dare where they had to spill their darkest secrets (truth) or eat an extremely hot wing (dare).

 

Comedians Bert Kreischer and Tom Segura—a.k.a., Burnt Chrysler and Drip Daddy Dollaz—have two simple choices in this Hot Ones spinoff: Tell the truth, or suffer the pain of the Last Dab. Watch as host Sean Evans drills the comedy BFFs with high-stakes questions about everything from comics who crib jokes, to which standup had the worst Netflix special of the year. The only way to escape the truth is to eat an incredibly spicy wing.

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NBC to Air Comedy Competition Series ‘Bring the Funny’

03/06/2019 13:22:25 PM

NBC to Air Comedy Competition Series ‘Bring the Funny’

Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen, Jeff Foxworthy to judge

Feb 1, 2019

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NBC will air the comedy competition series Bring the Funny. The network is on board for ten episodes. The judges are Kenan Thompson of Saturday Night Live, model Chrissy Teigen and comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Comedian Amanda Seales hosts.

The show will feature stand-ups, sketch troupes and variety acts. According to NBC, “The series will feature the world’s best comedic acts and, for the first time on television, embrace every style of comedy performance in one competition.”

The winner takes home $250,000.

“Great comedians know how to make us laugh while serving as a reflection of the times, and we are excited to embrace and support the myriad of ways funny people bring us levity and humor today,” said Meredith Ahr, president, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “Kenan, Chrissy, Jeff and Amanda are not only hilarious, but are pioneers in their respective arenas and understand what it takes to have longevity and breadth in this industry. They, along with our partners at Just for Laughs, will be an insightful resource for the talent that takes our stage.”

Those looking to compete can visit www.bringthefunnycasting.com.

David Friedman and Matilda Zoltowski will executive produce. Just for Laughs President Bruce Hills is consulting producer.

Universal Television Alternative Studio produces the show. 

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After years in Vegas, veteran comedian Rita Rudner is back on the club stage

02/14/2019 11:46:54 AM

After years in Vegas, veteran comedian Rita Rudner is back on the club stage. 

BY COURTNEY DEVORES CORRESPONDENT Charlotte Observer

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Rita Rudner takes a break from Vegas and hits the road. Next stop: Charlotte’s The Comedy Zone on Tuesday night. COURTESY OF RITA RUDNER

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First annual “Caddyshack” festival to debut next summer, so we got that going for us!

11/20/2018 15:00:31 PM

First annual “Caddyshack” festival to debut next summer, so we got that going for us!

by: https://thelaughbutton.com/author/matt/

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Hey everybody! We’re all gonna get laid!

This is the most important news you will hear all day! A festival dedicated to the all-time classic film, Caddyshack will take place next summer. So you have a little over a half a year before you get your Cinderella story.

The festival will be put on by Will Russell, the man who helped co-found Lebowski Fest, a festival and bowling event based off the cult film, The Big Lebowski that’s occurred since 2002. “We drove out to this golf course in Louisville, and this place is perfect,” Russell stated, “I think it’s going to be a huge hit.” Russell has the goal of getting cast members to arrive at the festival, just like Lebowski Fest drew in those actors.

The first annual Caddyshack Fest will take place at a golf course in Louisville, KY and will be devoted to the celebration of the 1980 National Lampoon film that featured the creativity of not only comedic actors like Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Ted Knight, and Rodney Dangerfield. But also utilized the behind-the-scenes talent like Harold Ramis, Brian Doyle-Murray, and Doug Kenny.

So far, it’s being reported that Caddyshack Fest will feature golf cart races, costume contests, and a dance party. A portion of the proceeds from the event will to to the Everything Will Be OK Projectwhich is a mental health non-profit.

 

Here’s to hoping Caddyshack Fest will be a huge success for Russell and his crew, at least get ya know, something for the effort.

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ABC Buys Rural Comedy Starring Trae Crowder, Corey Forrester & Drew Morgan

11/16/2018 09:22:19 AM

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ABC Buys Rural Comedy Starring Trae Crowder, Corey Forrester & Drew Morgan!

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ABC has put in development a single-camera comedy starring, created and executive produced by Trae Crowder, known for his stage persona the Liberal Redneck, and his writing and comedy touring partners Corey Forrester and Drew Morgan. The project hails from Ruben Fleischer’s The District and ABC Studios where Fleischer is under a deal.

 

Written by Andrew Reich (Friends), Forrester, Morgan and Crowder, the untitled WellRED project is an ensemble comedy about three best friends in the rural south and the women in their lives.

Reich, Forrester, Morgan and Crowder executive produce with The District’s Fleischer and David Bernad. ABC Studios is the studio.

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Crowder and his Liberal Redneck persona have been heavily pursued by the broadcast networks. This is the third consecutive season that a comedy project headlined by the comedian is being developed.  Last season, ABC gave a script commitment plus penalty to a single-camera comedy with Crowder, inspired by his life, and the season before that Fox developed another single-camera starring Crowder as his Liberal Redneck character.

The project fits into ABC’s efforts to develop more series that reflect the lives of blue-collar Americans who live between the coasts.

Crowder, Morgan and Forrester co-authored The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin’ Dixie Outta the Dark, published in 2016 by Atria Books. The trio now are in their third year of touring nationally. According to the group’s website, this year’s tour, wellRED: From Dixie With Love​, is about celebrating everything great about the South and telling stories from a place of love.

Crowder’s series of “Liberal Redneck” viral videos have had over 115 million views on Facebook and YouTube. Crowder is also a regular video contributor in partnership with ATTN: and formerly, The New York Daily News. The comedy trio also co-host the wellRED podcast, recorded on the road, which has reached over 1.5 million downloads internationally.

This marks the second sale to ABC for Fleischer’s The District via the company’s ABC Studios deal. He also has comedy What If? starring and written by Jack Cutmore-Scott. Fleischer serves as an executive producer and directed the pilot for NBC’s Superstore. The Venom and Zombieland helmer is next set to direct Zombieland 2. 

Reich most recent served as executive producer on All About the Washingtons.

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Adam Sandler Returns to Netflix Next Month With 100% Fresh Comedy Special

09/24/2018 11:18:35 AM

Adam Sandler Returns to Netflix Next Month With 100% Fresh Comedy Special

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Netflix just dropped some news about a very big comedy special premiering next month from the one and only Adam Sandler. Titled 100% Fresh (Sandler’s most recent Netflix movie The Week Of, for the record, currently has a 23 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating), it was filmed in Austin earlier this year and marks the SNL alum’s first special in over 20 years. Longtime Sandler collaborator Steven Brill (Little Nicky, Sandy Wexler) directed, while Paul Thomas Anderson filmed a portion of Sandler’s stand-up for the special. 100% Fresh makes its Netflix debut on Tuesday, October 23 — check out the new teaser above.

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Brian Regan, Billy Gardell, Robert Kelly and more to perform at Denis Leary’s Comics Come Home 2018

08/22/2018 08:46:54 AM

Brian Regan, Billy Gardell, Robert Kelly and more to perform at Denis Leary’s Comics Come Home 2018

Comics Come Home 2018

It’s about that time again, time to focus on traveling to Boston in November. Denis Leary just announced the 2018 lineup for his annual stand-up comedy benefit show, Comics Come Home. For more than two decades (.24 years) Leary has held a homecoming-type of event in Boston and invited some of the best comedians in the business to perform at the event to raise money for the Cam Neeley Foundation. This year’s lineup promises to be just as great as years past as comedians Lenny Clarke, Billy Gardell, Christine Hurley, Robert Kelly, Jessica Kirson, and Brian Regan are all scheduled to perform. Like we said, killer lineup.

Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, August 15th and you can purchase them here.

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NBC & The Comedy Zone are looking for the next Comedy Star!

07/19/2018 11:25:03 AM

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StandUp NBC is a nationwide search for stand-up comedians of diverse backgrounds, which started in 2003. This initiative allows comedians from across the country to showcase for key players at NBCUniversal and throughout the industry. Top recipient(s) are offered an NBC Talent Holding Deal, meetings with NBCUniversal Casting execs and an invitation to showcase at NACA for the opportunity to tour the US college circuit. Success stories include:  Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show), Hannibal Buress (Broad City, 30 Rock, Neighbors, SNL), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out, Carmichael Show), Ron Funches (Powerless, Undateable), Tone Bell (Bad Judge, People are Talking), Ian Edwards (SNL), Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder, Mr. Robinson), Eric Andre (Two Broke Girls, Man Seeking Woman),  Deon Cole (Conan, Black-ish) and many more.

Regional Open Call Audition - Saturday 7/28

In these four cities, Vegas, Charlotte, New York, and Houston, we will hold an Open Call. Auditions commence promptly at 9AM. Only the first 100-125 comics who arrive will be seen. Comics will have one minute to perform at the initial audition. A handful will be invited back to callbacks later in the day to perform a longer 2-3 minute set. From these, the top comics are selected to perform in the regional semi-finalist showcase that weekend.

Semi-Finalist Live Showcase - Sunday 7/29

The regional showcase takes place the Sunday 7/29 at THE COMEDY ZONE - Charlotte, NC. The chosen few are asked to perform approximately 7 minutes of material before a live audience. These semi-finalist shows will not air on NBC, but rather are an opportunity to be showcased for bookers, agents, casting directors, and television executives in consideration for future casting and development opportunities as well as the Los Angeles Finals.

Los Angeles Finalist Showcase - TBD

Approximately 8 StandUp NBC Finalists will be flown to Los Angeles to perform in front of a live audience of agents, casting directors, and television executives. Winner(s) will be offered a Talent Holding Deal with NBCUniversal.

 

Charlotte specific info...

Excited to have THE COMEDY ZONE host our diversity talent search this summer!
 
SAT JULY 28th:  Open Call 9-5:30pm
SUN JULY 29th: Semi-Finalist Showcase 7pm (*time is flexible to club’s preference)
 
NBC flies in executive judges such as the Booker from Jimmy Fallon & SVP of Universal Casting or comedy development heads. 
Come Showcase!

WHO’S ATTENDING?

NBC is flying in audition staff, host, closer and NBCUniversal Executive judges. 

 

 

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