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Netflix Releases 100% Fresh Trailer For New Adam Sandler Special

Netflix released the trailer for Adam Sandler’s first stand-up comedy special in 14 years, 100% Fresh.

Directed by Steven Brill in his eighth collaboration with Sandler following Going Overboard, Little Nicky, Mr. Deeds, The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy, Sandy Wexler and The Do-Over, the comedy special sees the 52-year-old actor taking his jokes and music on the road to various venues including comedy clubs, concert halls and even an unsuspecting subway platform.

Sandler’s Happy Madison and Netflix have worked together on four previous projects including films The Ridiculous 6, Sandy Wexler, The Do-Over and The Week Of, the latter of which were the highest-reviewed of their collaborations. He also starred in the Noah Baumbach film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) for Netflix.

He most recently starred in the third entry in the hit family franchise Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, and is currently working on the next Netflix collaboration Murder Mystery, which is a reunion of Sandler and Jennifer Aniston following their 2011 hit rom-com Just Go With It.

Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh will debut on Netflix on October 23.

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Robin Williams Mural 

A mural honoring the late Robin Williams has been painted in his hometown, and serves as a powerful reminder about seeking help during suicide prevention month.

The painting of Williams, who was born in Chicago, surrounded by his iconic Disney character, the Genie from “Aladdin,” was erected on the side of the Concord Music Hall in The Windy City. The project is a collaboration between local street artists, and appears to serve as a juxtaposition between the entertaining characters that Williams created, and the pain he suffered quietly on the inside.

September is suicide prevention awareness month, and it’s been over four years since Williams committed suicide at his home at the age of 63.

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Team Coco Presents Conan & Friends: An Evening Of Stand-Up And Investment Tips

Conan O’Brien will hit the road for the first time since 2010 when he begins his Team Coco Presents Conan & Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips tour in Washington, D.C. on Friday, November 2. O’Brien will be joined by different groups of handpicked comics each night of the tour, bringing his unique comic sensibility and the voices of some of his favorite performers to venues all over the United States. 

The comedians featured on Team Coco Presents Conan & Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips have all worked closely with Team Coco over the years. From former and current CONAN writers to comedians who host monthly Los Angeles comedy shows with Team Coco, to CONAN: Without Borders travel partners, the tour will give fans a glimpse of the comedy ecosystem Team Coco continues to expand across all mediums, including a growing digital studio, merchandise, and many other new lines of business. 

The tour will feature O’Brien along with performances from Rory Scovel (I Feel Pretty), Deon Cole (Barbershop, Black-ish), Ron Funches (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Black-ish), Laurie Kilmartin (Conan, Last Comic Standing), Taylor Tomlinson (Netflix’s The Comedy Lineup), Marina Franklin (HBO’s Crashing), James Veitch (Conan), Moses Storm (Father of the Year), and Flula Borg (Pitch Perfect 2, Curb Your Enthusiasm). 

O’Brien added, “There are a lot of exciting changes coming up for me in 2019 and I wanted to kick it off this fall with an 18-city live tour. The idea that I hit the road for seven weeks was pitched by my wife, with the full backing of my children.” 

Building on the promise of a recently announced joint venture with Turner, Team Coco Presents Conan & Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips, will advance Team Coco’s philosophy of bringing comedy everywhere. The multi-city tour will allow O’Brien to intimately reconnect and interact with his passionate fanbase as he gears up for a leaner, more agile 30-minute show on TBS premiering January 2019. The tour, like the new format, gives O’Brien the flexibility to experiment and have fun with his audience in new ways. 

Samuel Adams will serve as a partner of the tour to help fans experience a world of comedy across all platforms. The brand’s sponsorship will span TV, digital, social and on-the-ground activations. As a local Beantown brew, Samuel Adams will also bring two special shows to Boston, and take Conan O’Brien along for a trip to the Boston Brewery in one of the show’s iconic custom remotes. 

The full Team Coco Presents Conan & Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips schedule is as follows: 

Featuring Rory Scovel, James Veitch, Marina Franklin, and Flula Borg.
Fri, Nov 2 – Washington, D.C. (Warner Theatre)
Sat, Nov 3 – Atlantic City (The Music Box)
Sun, Nov 4 – Detroit, MI (The Fillmore)
Tue, Nov 6 – Boston, MA (Wilbur Theatre)
Wed, Nov 7 – Port Chester, NY (Capitol Theatre)
Thu, Nov 8 – New York City, NY (Beacon Theatre)

Featuring Ron Funches, James Veitch, Taylor Tomlinson, and Flula Borg.
Thu, Nov 15 – Atlanta, GA (The Tabernacle)
Fri, Nov 16 – Houston, TX (Revention Center)
Sat, Nov 17 – Austin, TX (ACL Moody Theatre)
Sun, Nov 18 – Nashville, TN (War Memorial Auditorium)
Wed, Nov 28 – Chicago, IL (Chicago Theatre)
Thu, Nov 29 – Minneapolis, MN (The Orpheum Theatre)
Fri, Nov 30 – Milwaukee, WI (Riverside Theatre)

Featuring Deon Cole, Ron Funches, James Veitch and Flula Borg. Sun, Dec 9 – Los Angeles, CA (The Wiltern)

Featuring Ron Funches, Laurie Kilmartin, Moses Storm, and Flula Borg.
Tue, Dec 11- Seattle, WA (Moore Theatre)
Wed, Dec 12 – Denver, CO (Paramount Theatre)
Fri, Dec 14 – Vancouver, BC (Queen Elizabeth Theatre)
Sat, Dec 15 – San Francisco, CA (The Masonic)

Tickets for Team Coco Presents Conan & Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips go on sale Friday, September 28. Information is available at teamcoco.com/tour. 

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Patton Oswalt Vegas Maze Poster By Hillel Smith

Check out this cool maze poster by Hillel Smith for Patton Oswalt’s comedy gig at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Saturday, September 22, 2018. The maze cleverly spells out the comedian’s name!

You can purchase the print HERE for $25.

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Comics Comics #1 – Stories By Patton Oswalt & Friends

Introducing Comics Comics, a quarterly anthology teaming the best comedians with funny books’ brightest artists!

Comedy meets Comic Books in this eclectic anthology featuring such voices as Patton Oswalt (MST3K, Happy!), Paul Scheer (How Did This Get Made?, The League), Sam Jay (SNL), Jackie Kashian (The Dork Forest), Quinta Brunson (Broke, Up for Adoption), Megan Koester (Coming to the Stage, Corporate), Sara Benincasa (Real Artists Have Day Jobs), Eliot Rahal (New Comic Book Day), Rose Matafeo (Funny Girls), Nick Giovannetti (Bad Guys), and more. 

Teaming up to make these stories into comics are such hilarious cartoonists as Troy Nixey (Vinegar Teeth, The Black Sinister), Robert Hack (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Evan Dorkin (Milk and Cheese, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Comic Book), Tania Del Rio (Marvel: Now What?!, Sonic the Hedgehog), Brent Schoonover (Gregory Graves), Sarah Burrini (Nerd Girl), Rick Altergott (Vice, Cracked), and more, with double threats like comedian/cartoonist Carolyn Main (Pitch, Please!) writing and drawing!

Issue #1 features:

– Real Life World’s Finest, by Patton Oswalt, Troy Nixey, and Michelle Madsen
– Unlikely Patriot, by Jackie Kashian, Sarah Burrini, M. Victoria Robado, and Sal Cipriano
– The Pill and Stuff, by Sara Benincasa and Tania Del Rio
– Popular Fiction, by Eliot Rahal, Evan Dorkin, and Sarah Dyer
– Poop Knife, by Carolyn Main and Crank!
– Sassy Best Friend, by Rose Matafeo, Robert Hack, and Micah Myers

You can back this project on Kickstarter HERE.

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Watch The Love, Gilda Trailer

In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner reflects on her life and career. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with friends (Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and Martin Short), rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda (Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Cecily Strong), Love, Gilda opens up a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.

Gilda Radner puts a smile on the faces of people who remember watching her as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, where she created and portrayed such now-classic comic characters as Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Litella and Lisa Loopner. She quickly rose to meteoric fame in television, movies and on Broadway, and was declared ‘one of America’s sweethearts.’ Love, Gilda, directed by Lisa D’Apolito, is a true autobiography, told in Gilda’s words and in her own voice. Working with the Radner Estate, D’Apolito unearthed a collection of diaries and personal audio and videotapes documenting her childhood, her comedy career, her relationships and ultimately, her struggle with cancer. This never-before-seen footage and journal entries form the narrative spine of the documentary, allowing Gilda to tell her own story– through the laughter and sometimes the tears. Incredibly, she was able to find humor in even the darkest of times. Gilda’s spirit lives on in comedy as a female trailblazer who continues to inspire many present day comedic performers, including Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cecily Strong. Also interviewed are SNL original cast members– Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman and Paul Shaffer– as well as, Lorne Michaels (SNL creator and producer), Alan Zweibel (SNL writer), Stephen Schwartz (Broadway composer); Andrew Alexander (CEO of Second City) and long-time friend Martin Short. Love, Gilda opens up a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.

In theaters September 21st. 

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Netflix’s New Season of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee To Launch July 6

Netflix’s New Season of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee to Launch July 6.

Jerry Seinfeld’s roving talk show combines coffee, laughs, and vintage cars into quirky, caffeine-filled adventures with the sharpest minds in comedy. The series returns to Netflix for an all-new season on July 6th.

Guests include: the late Jerry Lewis, Kate McKinnon, Ellen DeGeneres, Hasan Minhaj, Dana Carvey, Neil Brennan, Tracy Morgan, Brian Regan, Alec Baldwin, Zach Galifinakis, John Mulaney, and Dave Chappelle.

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Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest of Your Life 

Longtime pals and showbiz icons Steve Martin and Martin Short share countless quips, catchy tunes and hilarious stories about their lives in comedy in their upcoming comedy special, Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest of Your Life.

Watch the premiere on May 25 on Netflix.

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Kevin James: Never Don’t Give Up Trailer

You know him, you love him, and you’ve never seen him like this before. Never Don’t Give Up, a brand new Netflix Comedy special from Kevin James, premieres on April 24. 

Kevin James makes his long-awaited return to stand-up in this family-friendly special, dishing on fatherhood, fans, his disdain for allergies and more.

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Martin Scorsese Bringing SCTV Comedy Special To Netflix

Netflix has announced that Academy Award-winning director, producer, and screenwriter Martin Scorsese (The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street) will direct an untitled Netflix original comedy special exploring the enduring legacy of Emmy-winning sketch comedy show SCTV.

Scorsese will reunite comedy legends and former co-stars Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, and Dave Thomas in front of a live audience for An Afternoon with SCTV, moderated by Jimmy Kimmel. This special will be held at Toronto’s historic Elgin Theatre on Sunday, May 13 at 3 pm. The filming will be part of the Netflix special, which is produced by longtime SCTV producer Andrew Alexander of Second City, Emma Tillinger Koskoff of Sikelia Productions, and Lindsay Cox of Insight Productions.

SCTV (Second City Television) was a Canadian classic sketch comedy show that aired for six seasons between 1976 and 1984. It was created as an offshoot of Toronto’s Second City troupe and it quickly became one of pop culture’s touchstone comedies. The series’ stars include some of the most beloved and celebrated names in laughter, including the late John Candy and Harold Ramis.

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