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Watch The Here Today Trailer Starring Billy Crystal And Tiffany Haddish

The best friendships are unexpected. Watch Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish in the new trailer fo Here Today in theaters May 7.

When veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz (Billy Crystal) meets New York singer Emma Payge (Tiffany Haddish), they form an unlikely yet hilarious and touching friendship that kicks the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of love and trust.

Directed by Billy Crystal with a screenplay by Billy Crystal and Alan Zweibel, the film stars: Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Penn Badgley, Laura Benanti, Louisa Krause, Anna Deavere Smith, and Nyambi Nyambi.

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Watch That Damn Michael Che Teaser Trailer

From the simple mind of Michael Che (“Saturday Night Live,” “Michael Che Matters”) comes a groundbreaking new comedy series where each episode illustrates what it feels like to experience everyday situations including racial profiling, unemployment, falling in love, and more, from Michael’s perspective. 

The series will feature guest spots from Saturday Night Live cast members Cecily Strong, Heidi Gardner, Colin Quinn, Ellen Cleghorne and Colin Jost. Other notable guest stars include Omari Hardwick, Geoffrey Owens, Godfrey, Billy Porter and Method Man.

Stream all six episodes of That Damn Michael Che May 6 on HBO Max.  

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Mixed Plate: Chronicles of An All-American Combo By Jo Koy

A funny, sad, at times pathetic but also kick-ass tale of how a half-Filipino, half-white kid whose mom thought (and still thinks) his career goal was to become a clown became a success. Not an overnight success, because that would have made for a really short read, but an All-American success who could give Jo Koy’s immigrant mom the kind of life she hoped for when she came to this country, and his son the kind of life he wished he’d had as a kid. With all the details of what it felt like to get the doors closed in the comic’s face, to grind it out on the road with his arsenal of dick jokes, and how his career finally took off once Koy embraced the craziness of his family, which he always thought was uniquely Filipino but turns out is as universal as it gets.

In this book, Jo Koy takes you behind the mic and behind the curtain. From growing up with a mom who made him dance like Michael Jackson at the Knights of Columbus, to some real dark stuff, the stuff most don’t talk about often enough as immigrants. Mental health, poverty, drinking. And show you the path to Koy’s American Dream. Which was paved with a lot of failure, department store raffle tickets to win free color televisions, bad jokes, old VHS tapes, a motorcycle his mom probably still hates, the only college final he aced (it wasn’t math), and getting his first laugh on stage.

In this book, the comedian get serious about his craft. Koy compares himself to Hawaii’s favorite lunch—the mixed plate. Little bit of this, a little bit of that. His book Mixed Plate is all this too. 

Mixed Plate illuminates the burning drive and unique humor that make Jo Koy one of today’s most successful comedians. 

Pre-order the book HERE, it will be released on March 23, 2021.

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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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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 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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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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Celebrity Comedians Unite For Laugh Aid: 4-Hour Livestream Benefitting Comedy Gives Back’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

Laughter is healing, and during the COVID-19 public health crisis a renowned group of celebrity comedians, including Ray Romano, Iliza Shlesinger, Howie Mandel, Nikki Glaser, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, Patton Oswalt  and many more will be performing April 4, 2020 at 4pm pst (4/4 at 4pm) via a livestream to lift the nation’s spirits as well as to raise money for an emergency relief fund.

Laugh Aid will be produced in partnership with Comedy Gives Back, Laugh Lounge, Starburns Audio, All Things Comedy, Earwolf and Comedy Central. The goal of LAUGH AID is to entertain the world through technology as we sequester in our homes, while supporting the comedy community that lives and breathes with a live audience.

Comedians will be creating content specifically for Laugh Aid, be it a special edition podcast, an interview, or peak into their family life during this crazy time and we will bring it into your homes, from their homes.

Viewing is donation based and all profits will be donated to Comedy Gives Back’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.The relief fund is now open and taking submissions for grants: https://www.comedygivesback.com/covid-19-grant

Additional celebrity comedians performing include The Sklar Brothers , Tom Papa, Bert Kreischer, Nikki Glaser, Dane Cook, Jeffrey Ross, Jessica Kirson,  Anthony Jeselnik , Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder, and many others. See www.comedygivesback.com for the current lineup.

Laugh Aid will take place on Saturday, April 4, at 4 p.m. Pacific (PST) / 7 p.m. Eastern (EST). The group aims to bring laughter to the world, and relief and comfort to fellow comedians in need during this difficult time when all live performances are banned.

The event will be treamable on the Laugh Lounge app, Twitch, Twitter, Comedy Central’s YouTube channel, and Facebook will simultaneously stream the curated content, powered by Suitespot. Audio version will be available via Spotify and SiriusXM post live stream.

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