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Russell Simmons’ DEF COMEDY is Coming Back This December

Russell Simmons’ DEF COMEDY is Coming Back This December

Straight from an HBO Press Release comes the news that Russell Simmons’ DEF COMEDY JAM returns at year’s end. Simmons has had a long development deal with the network and from time to time comes up with something. He returns to his roots at HBO will this comedy showcase. Here are the details: ALL DEF COMEDY, STAND-UP SERIES FROM RUSSELL SIMMONS, DEBUTS THIS DECEMBER, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO   Russell Simmons returns to HBO later this year for the all-new stand-up series ALL DEF COMEDY, kicking off its six-show season in December. The show continues the longstanding relationship between the network and Simmons, who launched the careers...

HBO Has Got 2 DOPE QUEENS

HBO Has Got 2 DOPE QUEENS

Say what? Yeah, I’ve never heard of 2 Dope Queens but I will as HBO has struck a deal to bring the observations of these two gals to the network in 2018. To get the facts and the hype here is a press release giving us a peek at just who this duo is and what they have to say.   HIT PODCAST 2 DOPE QUEENS, FROM JESSICA WILLIAMS AND PHOEBE ROBINSON, COMES TO HBO FOR A SERIES OF HOUR-LONG SPECIALS   LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10, 2017 – The hit comedy podcast 2 DOPE QUEENS, featuring Jessica Williams (The Incredible Jessica James) and Phoebe Robinson (Broad City), will come to HBO next year for a series of four hour-long specials, it was...

HBO Comedy Special GEORGE LOPEZ: THE WALL, LIVE FROM WASHINGTON D. C.

HBO Comedy Special GEORGE LOPEZ: THE WALL, LIVE FROM WASHINGTON D. C.

George Lopez is back for his fourth comedy stint for HBO and he seems pissed. It all started with AMERICAN MEXICAN in 2007, followed by 2009’s TALL, DARK & CHICANO and added IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU in 2015. He had other stints on HBO; above is just his comedy specials. Though he is a native of the U. S. (born in Mission Hills, L. A. CA), he is steeped proudly in his Mexican heritage. He was a son of a migrant worker and his stand-up routines have always reflected his ancestry and his ethnic perspective. Now comes THE WALL, LIVE FROM WASHINGTON D. C.  Being a live event, held on Saturday, August 05 naturally, there were no lead-in...

HBO Comedy Special: TOUR DE PHARMACY – Don’t Miss It

HBO Comedy Special: TOUR DE PHARMACY – Don’t Miss It

TOUR DE PHARMACY is a far tighter comedy routine than 7 DAYS IN HELL and that is what makes it work. The tennis mockumentary had a few moments that seemed added bits to flesh it out to 43 minutes where this spoof of the Tour De France is a solid 41 minutes of well-placed humor and no padding. Not only does it offer the spoof in a fit, fun package, but it utilizes its cast very well. And the most underplayed is Andy Samberg himself I thought. Most characters had two actors; one playing out the race in 1982 and one reflecting on it today. For example, Danny Glover played an older Daveed Diggs, Dolph Lungren as older John Cena, Jeff Goldblum...

HBO Comedy Special T.J. MILLER: METICULOUSLY RIDICULOUS

HBO Comedy Special T.J. MILLER: METICULOUSLY RIDICULOUS

Off the bat, we can say that this is T. J. Miller in your face and interacting with those who dare to make eye contact with him. His first HBO comedy special was filmed in his hometown of Denver, Colorado at the Paramount Theater. Here is what HBO tells us about the artist & the show: Comedian and actor T.J. Miller, who stars in HBO’s hit series Silicon Valley, takes to the stage to showcase his irreverent humor in his first HBO comedy special. T.J. Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous was taped in September 2016 at the Paramount Theater in Miller’s hometown, Denver, CO. The special highlights Miller’s high-energy absurdism and...

Andy Samberg’s TOUR DE PHARMACY Gets Premiere Date & Trailer

Andy Samberg’s TOUR DE PHARMACY Gets Premiere Date & Trailer

Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) returns to HBO with yet another sports mockumentary. You may recall he poked fun at professional tennis with Kit Harrington (GAME OF THRONES) in 7 DAYS IN HELL and now returns skewering professional cycling. Here straight from an HBO Press Release are details of TOUR DE PHARMACY.   TOUR DE PHARMACY, HBO SPECIAL PRESENTATION FROM ANDY SAMBERG AND MURRAY MILLER, DEBUTS JULY 8 In 1982, during a dark and fictitious time in cycling history, the sport’s most venerable, time-honored race was marred by the doping of virtually all of its competitors. Riddled with nefarious characters, that year’s...

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide

or Chris and Barb— Your not so typical happily ever after As a therapist and someone who enjoys stand-up comedy, I thought the idea of a comedian tackling the subject of Mental Health would be brave, daring and challenging. I figured, if nothing more, this was an opportunity for people to see how someone who struggles with mental illness makes it day-to-day. But what we receive is far better than I could have anticipated… Chris Gethard does an excellent job going between comedically inspired sets and moments of seriousness in his HBO stand-up Chris Gethard: Career Suicide.  We learn about his relationship with his questionably...

THE 2017 ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

THE 2017 ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

Once again a class of exciting honorees took to the stage to expect the accolades of the R&R Hall of Fame’s honor and to give a few tunes. A good time was had by all including those who caught it on HBO. The 32nd annual ceremony and concert were held once again at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NYC, on April 7th. HBO’s cameras were there to cover the action and packaged it up for the masses – or at least HBO subscribers. It debuted on the main channel and the sites on 04.29. Here is a brief reminder that it is still available to view and some highlights. First is a reminder of the inductees and their presenters. Electric Light...

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