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  • Comedian Cameron Esposito is on a charm offensive

    Comedian Cameron Esposito is on a charm offensive
    One day this past summer when I knew I would have a little free time, I thought I would meet up with Cameron Esposito, who seems to have very little free time anymore. A few years ago she had been a fixture on the Chicago comedy scene but decided the...
  • Review: This time, BFFs are 'Playing House'

    Review: This time, BFFs are 'Playing House'
    Two long or short years ago, Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair costarred in an NBC series I happened to review. Based on the six-episode order, and its being the sort of "relatively realistic comedy [the network] greenlights to its own later confusion,"...
  • iO alum has big shoes (and ties) to fill on his "Daily Show" gig

    iO alum has big shoes (and ties) to fill on his "Daily Show" gig
    Jordan Klepper, the newest addition to "The Daily Show," doesn't mind risking a little poison ingestion if it is in the name of comedy. And if that doesn't bode well for his future as a correspondent on the show, I don't know what does. More on that...
  • The Scott Aukerman Interrogation Part II: Podcasts and the president

    The Scott Aukerman Interrogation Part II: Podcasts and the president
    Thursday night is once again, and for the next many weeks, "Comedy Bang! Bang!" night on IFC, with sweater-wearing host Scott Aukerman and bushy-haired "bandleader" Reggie Watts your guides to a world in which most anything can happen. Last week, to...
  • The Groundlings: improving improv in L.A. for 40 years

    The Groundlings: improving improv in L.A. for 40 years
    It's raucous backstage at the Groundlings after a Tuesday evening improv show — red wine and buckets of salty snacks will do that to a roomful of comedians, as will having just killed it onstage. A fluffy border collie lumbers through the crowd,...
  • The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

     The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'
    Thursday brings the third-season return, on IFC, of Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" An often surreal and free-associating sketch show in the guise of a talk show, it is also a talk show within a sketch show — the one shading into the other...
  • YouTube to Stage Worldwide Live Improv Comedy Event Hosted by Epic Rap Battles' Lloyd Ahlquist

    Google's YouTube will present its first-ever live interactive comedy improv event, "Off the Top," on Aug. 1 and 2 hosted by EpicLLOYD (Lloyd Ahlquist) of Epic Rap Battles of History. The event, produced from YouTube Space LA, will comprise three...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' loses three more cast members

    'Saturday Night Live' loses three more cast members
    Noel Wells and John Milhiser are leaving “Saturday Night Live,” sources said Tuesday, a day after Monday's departure of fellow former freshman player Brooks Wheelan. Nasim Pedrad is also exiting the sketch comedy show, but her departure comes...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' Loses Three More Cast Members

    "Saturday Night Live" has given the boot to two more freshman cast members, and is losing one of its more recognizable players, sources confirm to Variety. NBC has chosen not to renew the contracts of newcomers Noël Wells and John Milhiser while Nasim...
  • 10 Comics to Watch: Harvard Sailing Team Sketch Troupe Makes Waves

    As it turns out, none of the comics that that belong to the Harvard Sailing Team went to Ivy League schools. Rather, when longtime friends Chris Smith and Billy Scafuri graduated from their respective colleges, the pair decided to recruit several of...
  • TV Picks: 'Los Jets,' TV podcasts, mini-sitcoms, 'Wizard Wars'

    TV Picks: 'Los Jets,' TV podcasts, mini-sitcoms, 'Wizard Wars'
    "Los Jets" (NUVOtv). This six-part documentary about an all-Latino North Carolina high school soccer team is also a tale of the changing face of the South and asks again that elastic and inexhaustible question, What Does It Mean To Be an American? Created...