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Patton Oswalt: Arm’s Length – An Hour Long Virtual Comedy Event On October 23

From his bunker to yours – Patton Oswalt delivers all-new comedy in a one-hour live virtual event. On Friday, October 23rd at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT, fans can log on to the virtual platform On Location Live for Oswalt’s take on what’s happening today in the outside (and inside) world, and then stay for the after-party where they’ll be able to directly ask the comedian for answers to their most burning questions. 

A portion of the event’s proceeds will go to Alice’s Kids, a non-profit organization that provides short term financial assistance to children with an immediate need.

“I’ve traveled all over the planet bringing laughter and joy and healing but now I am walking ten yards into my guest room to yell at a computer screen while the world burns down outside,” says Oswalt about his upcoming event. “Experience the horror. Take my hand. We shall die together and become immortal. Also, there’s some d*** jokes.”

Click HERE to order tickets for $15 for Patton’s virtual event.

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Netflix Announces Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine

Best-selling author and comedian Sarah Cooper will bring her unique talent to Netflix with Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine, a variety special full of vignettes dealing with issues of politics, race, gender, class, and other light subjects. Sarah will be joined by a fantastic array of special guests who will participate in short interviews, sketches and more shenanigans. Everything’s Fine will premiere globally in Fall 2020. 

The special will be directed by Natasha Lyonne with Maya Rudolph, Danielle Renfrew Behrens and Lyonne executive producing through their production company Animal Pictures in addition to Cooper and Paula Pell. Chris Burns of AGI Entertainment and Dan Powell of Irony Point will also serve as executive producers. 

In April 2020, Sarah went viral with her brilliant satirical lip-sync impressions of our current president. She has been retweeted and praised by the likes of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Stiller, Halle Berry, Chrissy Teigen, Cher, Jane Lynch, Jerry Seinfeld, Seth Meyers and Bette Midler amongst others. These “how to” videos have been seen by tens of millions of people including her “How to Medical” video which has been viewed over 20 million times and counting.  

Prior to her online success, she was a writer and correspondent on the CBS All Access pilot Old News, produced by Stephen Colbert. Sarah also wrote the best-selling books “100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings” and “How to be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings.” Sarah is next set to pen a modern, comedic take on a Dale Carnegie book for Audible Originals.

Her social platform has grown to seven figures in less than two months and continues rising daily.

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Beavis And Butt-Head Returning With Two New Seasons (And Spinoffs) At Comedy Central

Comedy Central today announced an expansive deal with Emmy Award-winning Mike Judge to reimagine MTV’s seminal, Gen X-defining “Beavis and Butt-Head,” as well as additional spin-offs and specials.

Launched in 1993, “Beavis and Butt-Head” quickly became a force in pop culture and started a television revolution with its pure, unadulterated, satirical commentary on youth and adolescence.  Centered around two teenage couch potatoes, “Beavis” and “Butt-Head,” the unprecedented concept immediately became part of the vernacular in a way no other adult animated series had before.  Known for tackling social issues including teen obesity, workers’ rights and media trends, the show connected with an entire generation, laying claim as one of the most innovative series in the modern-day zeitgeist.

In this new iteration, “Beavis” and “Butt-head” are entering a whole new Gen Z world.

Comedy Central has ordered two seasons of the new series with meta-themes relatable to both new and old fans – Gen X parents and their Gen Z kids.

Judge is set to write, produce and provide voice over for both iconic characters.

“We are thrilled to be working with Mike Judge and the great team at 3 Arts again as we double down on Adult Animation at Comedy Central” says Chris McCarthy, President of Entertainment & Youth Group.  “Beavis and Butt-Head were a defining voice of a generation, and we can’t wait to watch as they navigate the treacherous waters of a world light-years from their own.”

“It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again,” said Judge.

The deal marks a homecoming for Judge after going on to create other landmark series including “Silicon Valley” and “King of the Hill,” and movies like “Office Space” and “Idiocracy” among others. “Beavis and Butt-Head” marks a return to animation as he looks to recreate a cultural dialogue for a new generation, giving familiar fans and new audiences alike the chance to experience and laugh with America’s favorite animated duo.

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Is This Anything? By Jerry Seinfeld

The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy.

Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub “Catch a Rising Star” as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything. “Whenever I came up with a funny bit, whether it happened on a stage, in a conversation, or working it out on my preferred canvas, the big yellow legal pad, I kept it in one of those old school accordion folders,” Seinfeld writes. “So I have everything I thought was worth saving from forty-five years of hacking away at this for all I was worth.” 

For this book, Jerry Seinfeld has selected his favorite material, organized decade by decade. In page after hilarious page, one brilliantly crafted observation after another, readers will witness the evolution of one of the great comedians of our time and gain new insights into the thrilling but unforgiving art of writing stand-up comedy.

Pre-order the book HERE, it will be released on October 6, 2020.

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Judd Apatow Developing George Carlin Documentary

It’s been nearly 12 years since the world lost the talented comedian George Carlin (Dogma, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure) and now Golden Globe-nominated director Judd Apatow is ready to dive into his 50-year career and the legacy it left in a new documentary. 

In an interview with The Boston Globe for his upcoming dramedy The King of Staten Island, Apatow revealed that he’s already prepared to dive into his next project by heading back into the documentary genre with a focus on the iconic stand-up comic.

“I’m about to start work with my partner Michael Bonfiglio on a documentary about George Carlin,” Apatow said. “So I’m looking forward to watching a lot of Carlin interviews and specials. I think his work turned out to be very prophetic.”

During his break from feature-length filmmaking between the Amy Schumer-written and starring hit Trainwreck and the Pete Davidson-co-written and starring dramedy Staten Island, Apatow tried his hand at the documentary format on two separate projects. The first came in 2017 with May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers, a chronicling of the making of the titular band’s album “True Sadness,” which aired on HBO in January 2018 and later won the SXSW Audience Award.

His second venture, The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, was a two-part documentary focused on the late comic and featured interviews from nearly four dozen friends, family and colleagues including Jim Carrey, Conan O’Brien, Sarah Silverman and more, as well as a lifetime of personal journals, private letters and home audio and video footage. The documentary received rave reviews from critics and was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards, winning one for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

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Watch The Trailer For Jo Koy: In His Elements

For the first time ever, comedian Jo Koy takes Netflix to the Philippines in his new special, Jo Koy: In His Elements. 

Koy celebrates his heritage by telling jokes about life as a Filipino-American while highlighting the culture of Manila. Koy uses this opportunity to shine a light on other Filipino-American performers by welcoming to the stage famed breakdancer Ronnie, Grammy-winning producer !llmind, singer/songwriter Iñigo Pascual, and comedians Andrew Lopez, Joey Guila, and Andrew Orolfo. 

Jo Koy: In His Elements premieres on Netflix on June 12, 2020. 

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Watch The Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything Trailer

Netflix has revealed a new comedy special from Emmy and Grammy winner Patton Oswalt entitled I Love Everything is heading to the streaming service later this month and has debuted the hilarious trailer for the latest stand-up special.

Like the ancient grains of Babylon, Patton provides a healthy dose of witticism in his newest Netflix comedy special, Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything.  Enjoy yourself as the Emmy and Grammy winning comedian reflects on hilarious existential anecdotes after recently embracing his fifties, which includes attending his daughter’s second-grade art show that cost him the chance to board a full-scale Millennium Falcon or how buying a house is like hiring a suicide squad of superhuman subcontractors. 

Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything premieres on Netflix on May 19. 

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The ‘Feeding America Comedy Festival’ Will Feature Numerous Comedy Icons Including Kevin Hart, Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Howie Mandel, Kenan Thompson, Brad Garrett, Chris Rock & Many More

Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group television production division – Entertainment Studios – proudly announces a live-streaming comedy event to support and raise money for America’s largest hunger-relief organization, Feeding America.

Co-produced by the Funny Or Die entertainment brand and comedy studio, this comedy event to support Feeding America will live-stream on the Allen Media Group television networks Comedy.TV and The Weather Channel, as well as on the free streaming service app Local Now from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm (ET) on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

Dozens of today’s comedy icons will contribute pre-recorded comedy segments to live-stream during the three-hour event. Some of the comedians that have committed to participating in this comedy event include: Kevin Hart, Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal, Marlon Wayans, Howie Mandel, Tiffany Haddish, Brad Garrett, Taraji P. Henson, Louie Anderson, Margaret Cho, Kenan Thompson, Marc Maron, Jon Lovitz, Caroline Rhea, Byron Allen, Billy Gardell, Tim Meadows, Jamie Kennedy, Bill Engvall, Sheryl Underwood, and Chris Rock. Many more comedy icons are expected to announce their participation in the near future. All viewers tuning in to this live-streaming comedy event will be encouraged to contribute/volunteer/donate here: www.feedingamerica.org

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Netflix Releases Promo For Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill

Jerry Seinfeld finds himself in a precarious situation as he’s preparing to go on stage for his new stand-up special. 23 Hours to Kill, the all-new stand-up special from comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld, streams May 5th, only on Netflix.

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Space Force, Netflix’s Much-Anticipated New Comedy Series Will Premiere On May 29

A decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force, four-star general Mark R. Naird (Steve Carell) is thrown for a loop when he finds himself tapped to lead the newly formed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces: Space Force. Skeptical but dedicated, Mark uproots his family and moves to a remote base in Colorado where he and a colorful team of scientists and “Spacemen” are tasked by the White House with getting American boots on the moon (again) in a hurry and achieving total space dominance. From co-creators Carell and Greg Daniels (The Office), Space Force is a new kind of workplace comedy, where the stakes are sky high and the ambitions even higher. John Malkovich, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Ben Schwartz also star, alongside co-stars Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy O. Yang, Noah Emmerich, Alex Sparrow and Don Lake. Howard Klein/3Arts (The Office) serves as executive producer, as well.

      

The highly anticipated new comedy series will premiere on Netflix May 29.

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