NBC Announces Premiere Date for Mr. Robinson

March, 30 2015 0 Comments Posted by admin

Last week NBC announced that future Carolines headliner Craig Robinson’s new sitcom Mr. Robinson will premiere Wednesday, August 5, at 9 pm. NBC also announced that Los Angeles based stand up Jerrod Carmichael’s new show will follow Mr. Robinson in the 9:30 time slot.

Below is Mr. Robinson’s description via NBC.

As lead singer and keyboardist of the funk band Nasty Delicious, Craig (Craig Robinson, “The Office”) knows a thing or two about working the crowd, but his day job is where he really makes the grade.

Every struggling artist knows the drill: You’ve got to pay the bills while you wait for that big break. So when Craig finds himself short on cash, he takes a job as a substitute high school music teacher. It’s an easy gig, right?

The school principal (Peri Gilpin, “Frasier”) believes that rules were made to be strictly upheld. She’s none too fond of Craig’s unorthodox teaching style, or his crush on the pretty English teacher (recurring guest star Meagan Good, “Think Like a Man”). It’s a constant struggle for Craig, having one foot in the music world with his band, Nasty Delicious, and one foot in the teaching world. But if Craig wants to get the girl of his dreams and teach these kids the joys of music, he’ll have to buckle down, shape up and get the funk out.

“Mr. Robinson” is inspired by Robinson’s real-life experiences as a music teacher.

Writers Mark Cullen & Robb Cullen (“Back in the Game,” “Lucky”) serve as executive producers with Howard Klein (“Parks and Recreation”), Mark Schulman (“Chelsea Lately”) and Andy Ackerman (“Seinfeld”). “Mr. Robinson” is a production of Universal Television and 3 Arts Entertainment.

(H/T Deadline)

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Anthony DeVito Wins Carolines Comedy Madness 2015

March, 26 2015 0 Comments Posted by admin

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Congratulations to Anthony DeVito, who was crowned champion of the 2015 Carolines Comedy Madness Stand-Up Tournament.   

The five-round competition, modeled after the NCAA college basketball “March Madness” tournament, tipped off on February 25 with 64 of New York’s best and brightest young comedians going head-to-head.  The field was narrowed down to 32, then The Sweet Sixteen, the Elite Eight, and then down to The Final Four — DeVito, Ryan Beck, Joe Larson and Doug Smith.  DeVito bested Larson, and Smith ousted Beck before squaring off against DeVito in the final round.  As a prize for winning, the New Jersey native receives a cash prize, a chance to open for a headliner at Carolines on Broadway and a spot to perform at the New York Comedy Festival in November.

DeVito joins the class of Carolines Comedy Madness winners which includes Nate Bargatze, Dan Soder, Michael Che, Adam Newman, Mark Normand and Gary Vider.

Among the many highlights of this year’s competition was The Elite Eight Round drop in by Kevin Hart, who dropped by the club at the end of the show and surprised the packed house by performing a hilarious 45-minute set.

Congratulations to all of the 64 talented comedians who participated in this year’s Carolines Comedy Madness!

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Introducing The Time Out New York Comedy Showcase

March, 17 2015 0 Comments Posted by admin

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Carolines on Broadway and Time Out New York are excited to announce a new monthly stand-up comedy series, the Time Out New York Comedy Showcase. Click here to purchase tickets and check out Time Out New York‘s blurb about the new monthly showcase below: “See the hottest comics in the city at the brand new Time Out […]

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NBC’s Undateable To Air Live Episode

March, 17 2015 0 Comments Posted by admin

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It was announced earlier today by Entertainment Weekly that NBC’s hit-comedy Undateable, which second season premieres tonight at 9 p.m. EST, will air its first live episode on May 5.  The show will record two live broadcasts of the episode for East Coast and West Coast audiences. As Entertainment Weekly points out, NBC is no […]

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Kevin Hart & Jeffrey Ross Roast Justin Bieber

March, 16 2015 0 Comments Posted by admin

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Comedy Central has released the first previews of the upcoming Roast of Justin Bieber featuring Roast Master Kevin Hart and The Roast Master General Jeffrey Ross. The Roast of Justin Bieber, which was filmed this past weekend at Sony Studios in Los Angeles, will air March 30 at 10 p.m. EST on Comedy Central. You […]

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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 […]

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