Anthony Jeselnik and Norm Macdonald added to Last Comic Standing

March, 12 2015 0 Comments Posted by admin

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After rumors of yet another cancellation, it was announced earlier today by USA Today that NBC’s Last Comic Standing will return for another season later this year with new host Anthony Jeselnik and judge Norm Macdonald, both of whom headlined Carolines on Broadway in 2014. Jeselnik will replace season eight host J.B. Smoove while Macdonald will fill former judge Russell Peters shoes in season nine. Season eight judges Rosanne Barr and Keenan Ivory Wayans will return to their roles and Executive Producer Wanda Sykes will continue her role behind the scenes.

Last Comic, which returned in 2014 after a three years off the air, will feature six less episodes than last season. Season nine will also feature celebrity guest appearances and a new head-to-head segment, according to USA Today.

Throughout the years, Last Comic Standing finalists and winners have seen a great deal of success following the show. Former winners of Last Comic Standing include upcoming Carolines headliners Rod Man and Iliza Shlesinger. Another future Carolines headliner, Craig Robinson hosted season seven of the show in 2010.

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Comedy Central Orders New Hannibal Buress Show

March, 10 2015 0 Comments Posted by admin

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Comedy Central has ordered eight half-hour episodes of a new weekly series titled Why with Hannibal Buress which will begin airing this June. According to Deadline, the show will feature stand-up from Buress, filmed-segments, man on the street interviews, and in-studio guests.

Since signing a development deal with Comedy Central in 2013 Buress’s career has blossomed thanks to his starring role in the hit-series Broad City, his second hour long stand-up special Hannibal Buress Live From Chicago, and headlining both the 2013 and 2014 New York Comedy Festival.

Last year Hannibal prematurely tweeted that Comedy Central had picked up his show Unemployable for ten episodes. Later that year on TBS’s Conan when he was asked why he made this up Buress stated  “I didn’t make it up, I just kinda put my dreams out into the world.”

Congrats to Hannibal on finally making his dreams come true!

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Adam Carolla Tapes Podcast, Celebrates Release of New Book at Carolines

May, 14 2014 0 Comments Posted by admin

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Radio and television host, comedian, actor and best-selling author Adam Carolla brought his Guinness World Record holding podcast, “The Adam Carolla Show,” back to Carolines on Broadway on May 13 to celebrate the release of his new book, “President Me:  The America That’s in My Head.”  Fellow comedian Dave Attell served as special guest moderator for […]

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Laughter for a Good Cause

May, 13 2014 0 Comments Posted by admin

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On May 12, Carolines on Broadway hosted the 13th annual “Stand Up for Madeline and OCRF,” a benefit for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) that pays tribute to the late, great Madeline Kahn.    To date,  the event has raised more than $1 million in support of the OCRF’s efforts.  The event included a […]

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Opie & Anthony Celebrate 20 Years in Radio

April, 21 2014 0 Comments Posted by admin

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Sirius XM radio hosts Gregg “Opie” Hughes and Anthony Cumia marked their 20 years in radio together with a live broadcast of the sat caster’s “Unmasked” show, hosted by Ron Bennington, from the Carolines Showroom on April 17.    The duo, along with their co-host, comedian Jim Norton, shared stories from their illustrious — and […]

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Carolines Comedy Madness 2013 Mark Normand on Good Day NY

March, 28 2013 0 Comments Posted by admin

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Congratulations to Mark Normand, winner of the 2012 Carolines Comedy Madness tournament! Hours after being crowned champion, Mark was up early and at it again, delivering the laughs on Fox 5′s “Good Day New York.” Check out his hilarious “TV friendly” performance, and be sure to catch him live at Carolines on Broadway when he […]

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