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..

Sammy Shore, Stand-Up Comic and Comedy Store Co-Founder, Dies at 92

Sammy Shore, the legendary stand-up comedian and co-founder of the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, has died. He was 92. According to his family, Shore passed away Saturday from natural causes while in his home in Las Vegas, surrounded by his wife, Suzanne, and the rest of his family. Shore co-founded the world-famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles with his writing partner Rudy De Luca in 1972 — it would soon become to premier stand-up club in the world. See Photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2019 Shore’s career began in the Catskills, whe..

How actor and comedian Bruce Bell became a famous Toronto historian – Global News

Bruce Bell has become a big part of Toronto, well-known for his non-traditional walking tours. Even though Bell is deeply rooted in the community he didn’t grow up in the city. “I was born and raised in Sudbury,” the Toronto historian told Global News. “I came to Toronto to pursue a career in acting. It started out I was in a film – ‘Class of ’44’ in 1972. I met Mark Breslin around that time and he was putting together this comedy club, Yuk Yuk’s.” Story continues below “I became one of his very first comedians back in the ‘70s and for the ne..

The Chase viewers get the giggles as contestants’ names make up two very famous...

THE Chase viewers got the giggles when they realised the contestants' names spelt out two famous comedians. Fans couldn't help but laugh when host Bradley Walsh introduced Vicki, Gervaise, Peter and Kay on the ITV quiz show tonight. ITV The Chase viewers got the giggles after they realised the contestants' names made up two famous comedians After the TV star welcomed viewers to the show, the line-up each introduced themselves. They included Kay, 31, from Leeds, and Peter, 64, from Doncaster. Also vying to win thousands of pou..

Sarah Silverman says comedian Louis CK masturbated in front of her with her consent

Sarah Silverman revealed on Monday that comedian Louis C.K. used to masturbate in front of her with her consent. “I don’t know if I’m going to regret saying this," Silverman told Howard Stern during his SiriusXM radio show, according to Variety. She continued: "I’ve known Louis forever, I’m not making excuses for him, so please don’t take this that way. We are peers. We are equals. When we were kids, and he asked if he could masturbate in front of me, sometimes I’d go, ‘F--- yeah I want to see that!’ … It’s not analogous to the other women that..

John Mulaney Has Another Theory Why Famous Comedians Refuse to Perform at Colleges

Photo: Thos Robinson/Getty Images for The New Yorker In recent years, two very high-profile comedians — Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock — have admitted they refuse to perform at college campuses anymore, owing to a certain level of political correctness that has seeped into modern undergraduate culture. “It was just like, This is not as much fun as it used to be,” Rock explained at the time, while Seinfeld added awhile later that young people “don’t know what the fuck they’re talking about” because they’re “so P.C.” John Mulaney was asked about..

Has Jerry Seinfeld Become a Jerk?

The fifth season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee premiered on Netflix over the weekend, offering comedy fans the chance to once again watch the iconic Jerry Seinfeld talk life and laughter with the likes of Zach Galifianakis, Ellen Degeneres, and eight other famous comedians. The show works like a hybrid between a talk-show and a podcast, with Seinfeld having a 20-minute conversation with another comedian that allows them to riff and get a bit deeper on certain topics, without getting too deep. It’s this simple, engaging formula that allowe..

11 DC Chefs to Follow on Instagram

In real life, unfiltered access to tastemakers is rare. But thanks to social media, it’s easier than ever to follow along as D.C. hospitality pofessionals tend to day-to-day activities ranging from recipe testing to orchestrating disaster relief efforts around the globe. Here are 11 local chefs to get to know on Instagram. José Andrés, Thinkfoodgroup - @chefjoseandres Restaurateur and philanthropist José Andrés was everywhere in 2017, racing from disaster zone to disaster zone last year with relief-oriented World Central Kitchen and a coterie of celebrity chefs in tow. His feed includes images of people in need, the army of volunteers he’s encountered along the way, and picture-perfect dishes created for his growing family of restaurants. Erik Bruner-Yang, Brothers and Sisters/Paper Horse/Maketto/Shopkeepers/Spoken English - @erikbruneryang One of the driving forces behind D.C.’s obsession with ramen, Erik Bruner-Yang’s feed provides a window into family life, current (and future) p..

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