What Trevor Noah Can Do That Jon Stewart Never Could – OZY

See Trevor Noah at OZY Fest in Central Park on Saturday, July 20 — alongside fellow comedians like Dulcé Sloan, musicians like John Legend, thinkers like Malcolm Gladwell, and politicians like Beto O’Rourke and John Kasich. Get your tickets here. When Trevor Noah took the reins of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, critics wondered whether he could live up to the reputation of his scathing satirist predecessor, Jon Stewart. Four years later, the question facing the South African comedian is much bigger: not whether he can survive in America, but ..

Texas Book Festival 2019 returns with comedians, best-selling authors, and more – CultureMap Houston

The Texas Book Festival returns October 26-27, and let's just say the 2019 lineup is one for the ... books. (Sorry.) On June 26, the festival unveiled 15 of this year's headlining names, ranging from famous comedians to New York Times best-selling authors. The free, open-to-all fest takes over downtown Austin for one weekend every fall, turning Congress Avenue and the Texas State Capitol grounds into a lit-lover's dream. Attendees can take part in panels, book signings, literary-themed events, and the famed Lit Crawl through Ea..

Disgraced Comedian Louis CK is Performing Next Week At Addison Improv – Dallas Observer

The Addison Improv has booked four shows for comedian Louis C.K. next week, and some members of the North Texas comedy community aren't happy about it. "As soon as I found out he was coming, my stomach completely twisted on itself," says comedian Ruth Banks, who regularly performs at The Comedy Arena in McKinney. "A few years ago I would have lost my mind with excitement, but just looking at his face on the poster (and) all the gross things men have done to me over the years ran through my mind and I honestly had to look away." The Addiso..

Did This ‘AGT’ Contestant Rip Off A Famous Comedian Or Was It A Tribute?...

The AGT judges got a kick out of Andy Rowell’s silly karaoke act on this week’s show. All four voted “yes” to send him to the next round, but many fans are against the decision. Did Andy steal a famous comedy bit or was he paying tribute to a comedy legend? Fans are saying Andy’s bit ripped off another, more famous Andy — the late comedian Andy Kaufman. Several viewers tweeted about the similarity, and wondered why none of the judges seemed to notice. [embedded content] Andy Rowell’s “Tequila” Act Andy’s karaoke act involved him singing alo..

Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ Returns July 14 – Eater

Sitcom star turned-accidental 2010s fashion icon Jerry Seinfeld is readying another season of his hit interview show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee for Netflix. These new episodes will feature Seinfeld chatting with 11 of his famous friends, including Jamie Foxx, Melissa Villaseñor, Eddie Murphy, Ricky Gervais, Seth Rogen, Bridget Everett, and Martin Short. As always, Seinfeld will pick up his pals in classic cars and drive them to coffee shops where they will chat about show business and whatever else is in on their minds (hopefully, Jerry w..

Comedian Bryan Callen: ‘Stand-Up Comedy Is The Last Bastion Of Free Speech’ – CBS...

(CBS Local)– Comedian Bryan Callen is starting to get older and he’s thinking about the world differently. The 52-year-old tackles many of society’s issues in his new Amazon comedy special “Complicated Apes.” Callen wants us all to stop being afraid of the ideas of other people. “You start out trying to be funny, but then as you get older you see the world is changing for better and for worse,” said Callen in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “This world is changing so quickly. I felt like stand-up is the last bastion of free speech...

Stormy Daniels Isn’t the First Sex Worker to Go Into Comedy – The New...

When Stormy Daniels announced her first gig as a stand-up comic in March, some comedians recoiled. Though news reports suggested her appearances were more akin to book-tour stops than comedy shows, the fact that the pornographic film star was getting headlining gigs on her first try rankled. After all, Daniels was in the news because she claimed to have an affair with the president, a dalliance he denied. “Doing standup is not a reward for being famous, please leave the weekend gigs for actual female comics,” the comedian and “Conan” writer La..

MoCo’s Most Famous: Actor/Comedian and Magruder Graduate Jason Kravits

You may not know his name but chances are you know the face and have seen him on TV over the last several years. Jason Kravits has had roles on many prominent shows like Friends, Curb Your Enthusiam, The Practice, Law and Order, Everybody Loves Raymond, 30 Rock, Blue Bloods and many more. He grew up in Gaithersburg attending Magruder High School then the University of Maryland where he started up an improv group that still exists today. Kravits is back in town this week for a one-man improvised cabaret show at the AMP in Rockville. He joined Jo..

All The Hilarious Comedians In Netflix’s New Show Historical Roasts – Refinery29

Drunk History meets Comedy Central Roast in Netflix's newest comedy series, Historical Roasts. Comedian Jeff Ross, who literally wrote the book on roasts, hosts the show, and invites an incredible cast of comedians dressed up as prominent historical figures onto the stage to roast and be roasted — it's basically a back-in-time barbecue, y'all. For instance, the first episode is all about Abraham Lincoln (Bob Saget), who gets roasted by Mary Todd Lincoln (Natasha Leggero), Harriet Tubman (Yamaneika Saunders), and John Wilkes Booth..

Ukraine’s Comedian President Takes Office, Says He’s Dissolving Parliament

Enlarge this image New Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy took his oath of office and delivered an inaugural speech in which he announced the dissolution of parliament in Kiev. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Ukraine now has a new president, as Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn into office on Monday — and the famous comedian immediately said one of his first actions will be to dissolve parliament. Fulfilling a campaign promise, Zelenskiy announced a snap election to choose new law..

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