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Ray Romano Hosts International Myeloma Foundation 11th Comedy Celebration

On November 4th, the International Myeloma Foundation (Imf) presented its 11th Annual Comedy Celebration benefiting the Peter Boyle Research Fund and supporting the Black Swan Research Initiative (Bsri) at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

Ray Romano performs onstage at the International Myeloma Foundation 11th Annual Comedy Celebration

Credit/Copyright: Brandon Williams/Getty Images for International Myeloma Foundation

Ten-time host Ray Romano was joined by fellow comedians Hannibal Buress, Rachel Feinstein, Nikki Glaser, Robert Klein, Marc Maron, Iliza Shlesinger, and Fred Willard, who each took the stage to perform for an unforgettable evening of comedy. Veteran comedian Rene Hicks opened the show in a big way drawing huge laughs from the crowd while also sharing her personal experience with myeloma noting the healing benefits of laughter.

Additional attendees included Patricia Heaton (The Middle), Howard Hesseman (Fresh Off the Boat), Jake Smollet (Food Network’s Smollett Eats), James Burrows (Director,
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‘Talk Show the Game Show,’ TV’s Best Hybrid Comedy, Will Return in 2018 — Exclusive

‘Talk Show the Game Show,’ TV’s Best Hybrid Comedy, Will Return in 2018 — Exclusive
For those who like their talk shows with both extreme structure as well as extreme anarchy, good news coming for 2018: truTV is greenlighting a new batch of 16 episodes of “Talk Show the Game Show,” hosted by Guy Branum.

Originating as a live show back in 2012, “Talk Show the Game Show” was picked up as a TV series by truTV last year, and has featured an impressive selection of guests, including Chelsea Handler, Tiffany Haddish, Wanda Sykes, Moby, Margaret Cho, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Phoebe Robinson, Julie Klausner, and Nikki Glaser.

The show gamifies talk show culture as it pertains to both modern decency standards as well as television’s most purient interests, produced by Push It Productions with Wanda Sykes, Page Hurwitz, Anna Wenger and Branum serving as executive producers, while Emmy Award-winning writer Karen Kilgariff and author and journalist Casey Schreiner will return as judges.

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‘Talk Show the Game Show,’ TV’s Best Hybrid Comedy, Will Return in 2018 — Exclusive

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‘Talk Show the Game Show,’ TV’s Best Hybrid Comedy, Will Return in 2018 — Exclusive
For those who like their talk shows with both extreme structure as well as extreme anarchy, good news coming for 2018: truTV is greenlighting a new batch of 16 episodes of “Talk Show the Game Show,” hosted by Guy Branum.

Originating as a live show back in 2012, “Talk Show the Game Show” was picked up as a TV series by truTV last year, and has featured an impressive selection of guests, including Chelsea Handler, Tiffany Haddish, Wanda Sykes, Moby, Margaret Cho, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Phoebe Robinson, Julie Klausner, and Nikki Glaser.

The show gamifies talk show culture as it pertains to both modern decency standards as well as television’s most purient interests, produced by Push It Productions with Wanda Sykes, Page Hurwitz, Anna Wenger and Branum serving as executive producers, while Emmy Award-winning writer Karen Kilgariff and author and journalist Casey Schreiner will return as judges.

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To Tell the Truth: Season Two Ratings

Last summer, ABC revived To Tell the Truth and other classic game shows. They did well enough in the ratings to be renewed. This time around, the network is airing To Tell the Truth during the regular television season, when there's a lot more competition. How will the game show perform this time around? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a third season on ? Stay tuned.Hosted by Anthony Anderson, this version of To Tell the Truth features a panel of four celebrities who are presented with three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job, or achievement. One is sworn to tell the truth while the others are not. Panelists this season include Jalen Rose, Ashley Graham, Angela Kinsey, Donald Faison, Lara Spencer, David Arquette, Tom Bergeron, Sherri Shepherd, Kal Penn, Justin Long, Nikki Glaser, Adam Rodriguez, Ross
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Ray Romano Returns To Host International Myeloma Foundation 11th Annual Comedy Celebration

The International Myeloma Foundation (Imf), the first and widely respected myeloma-specific foundation in the world, announced today the star-studded lineup for the Imf 11th Annual Comedy Celebration on Saturday, November 4 at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre.

Actor and comedian Ray Romano returns to host an unforgettable evening of comedy that will feature performers including Hannibal Buress, Rachel Feinstein, Nikki Glaser, Robert Klein, Marc Maron, Kumail Nanjiani, Iliza Shlesinger, and Fred Willard. All performers are subject to availability.

Proceeds from event benefit the Peter Boyle Research Fund, named for the beloved actor who died in 2006 after a four-year battle with myeloma – an incurable cancer of the bone marrow plasma cells and one of the fastest growing blood cancers in the world. Since the first event in 2007, the annual Imf Comedy Celebration has featured over 50 celebrity comedians and musical performers, and raised more than $6 million. Through laughter, the event honors Boyle and raises
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Interview, Audio: Bridget Everett Plays Mom in ‘Patti Cake$’

Chicago – Bridget Everett is a New York City entertainment maven, as a singer and “cabaret provocateur.” She is breaking out recently as a movie actor, with the just-released comedy “Fun Mom Dinner” and her latest role, as a mother to “Patti Cake$,” a white girl hip-hop artist from New Jersey with a determination of gold.

“Patti Cake$” features Danielle Macdonald in the title role, that of a bartender with a talent for hip hop rhymes, and her friends Jheri (Sid Dhananjay) and Bob (Mamoudou Athie), who want to help her record her beats. Patti’s home life is difficult, as her mother Barb (Bridget Everett) is depressed and unstable, plus her grandmother (Cathy Moriarty) is fighting a homebound illness. But Patti will not be stopped, despite her weight, the odds and her obsession with rapper O-z (Sahr Ngaujah). The film was written and directed by Geremy Jasper, making his debut as a feature filmmaker.
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To Tell the Truth: Season Two Ratings

Last summer, ABC revived To Tell the Truth and other classic game shows. They did well enough in the ratings to be renewed. This time around, the network is airing To Tell the Truth during the regular television season, when there's a lot more competition. How will the game show perform this time around? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a third season on ? Stay tuned.Hosted by Anthony Anderson, this version of To Tell the Truth features a panel of four celebrities who are presented with three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job, or achievement. One is sworn to tell the truth while the others are not. Panelists this season include Jalen Rose, Ashley Graham, Angela Kinsey, Donald Faison, Lara Spencer, David Arquette, Tom Bergeron, Sherri Shepherd, Kal Penn, Justin Long, Nikki Glaser, Adam Rodriguez, Ross
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Five Names We Want to See on Celebrity Ninja Warrior

The popular NBC reality competition, American Ninja Warrior is bringing in nine celebrity contestants to taken on the challenges of their grueling courses. The 2017 line up includes Stephen Amell of Arrow (who already killed it), Mena Suvari of American Beauty and American Pie, Derek Hough from Dancing with the Stars, Nick Swisher, former Yankees player and comedian Nikki Glaser to find out if the competition is really all that funny. We’ll also see Ashton Eaton, Olympic gold Medalist and comedian Jeff Dye. But who is it that fans really want to see? Here are five celebrity names that we

Five Names We Want to See on Celebrity Ninja Warrior
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Watch Arrow's Stephen Amell Target the American Ninja Warrior Course

Watch Arrow's Stephen Amell Target the American Ninja Warrior Course
Stephen Amell has the Floating Steps in his sights in this exclusive sneak peek from the Arrow star’s run on the American Ninja Warrior course.

RelatedAmerican Ninja Warrior Celeb Edition: Stephen Amell, Erika Christensen and Derek Hough Among Competitors

The first-ever celebrity edition of American Ninja Warrior — airing Thursday, May 25 at 8/7c — kicks off NBC’s third annual night of Red Nose Day programming, which raises money and awareness to help children living in poverty in America and around the world.

“For me, the most nerve-racking moment was the very first obstacle,” Amell, who was coached by Anw vet Kacy Catanzaro,
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Emmys: Variety Talk and Sketch Races Make for a Tale of Two Categories

Emmys: Variety Talk and Sketch Races Make for a Tale of Two Categories
Two years ago, the TV Academy split the Emmy for outstanding variety series into two separate categories: talk shows and sketch programs. Creatives like “Comedy Bang! Bang!” host Scott Aukerman lobbied for the change, arguing that such disparate programs as “The Colbert Report” and “Kroll Show” should not be competing in the same arena.

It was a fair point. After years of spotty recognition in the variety category, when shows like “Tracey Takes On…,” “Da Ali G Show” and “Saturday Night Live” managed to break through only sporadically, the sketch format appeared to be on the rise. Series such as “Drunk History,” “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Portlandia,” among others, made the case for a separate playground.

But what appeared to be a ballooning field has since thinned out. Previous winners “Key & Peele” (concluded) and “Inside Amy Schumer” (delayed) won’t be in the mix this year. A few of last year’s contenders are off the table
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American Ninja Warrior: NBC Special to Feature Stephen Amell, Derek Hough

As part of Red Nose Day, NBC will broadcast the first celebrity edition of its American Ninja Warrior TV show. Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila will host with co-host Kristine Leahy.The special will feature Derek Hough, Stephen Amell, Natalie Morales, Erika Christensen, Jeff Dye, Ashton Eaton, Nikki Glaser, Nick Swisher, and Mena Suvari.Read More…
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Arrow Star Stephen Amell To Compete On American Ninja Warrior

You don’t need to have perfect vision that Arrow star Stephen Amell is one ripped dude. In order to sell the idea of him being some dark guardian of Star City, he needed to be. After all, like Batman, he is just a man against foes greater and more powerful than himself, so he needed a fit body to counter his adversaries.

In Season 1, they made a joking staple of Amell working that salmon ladder in his training montages. In many ways, the montages became a staple of the show, and so good did they do with it that when Ben Affleck got around to doing his own montage in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, they didn’t do it nearly as well as Arrow.

Related: Arrow - Four Reasons "Disbanded" Was A Dud

It looks like all Amell’s hard work is about to get put to good use.
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American Ninja Warrior Celeb Edition: Stephen Amell, Erika Christensen and Derek Hough Among Competitors

American Ninja Warrior Celeb Edition: Stephen Amell, Erika Christensen and Derek Hough Among Competitors
Arrow is targeting the Warped Wall.

Stephen Amell, the well-trained, well-sculpted star of the CW superhero series, is among the nine famous faces who will brave the American Ninja Warrior course in the series’ first-ever celebrity edition, airing Thursday, May 25 at 8/7c as part of NBC’s annual Red Nose Day programming.

RelatedNBC’s Night Shift, America’s Got Talent and Midnight, Texas Get Summer Dates

Also set to navigate the Floating Steps and up to five other obstacles in Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day, and in the name of charity, are Erika Christensen (Parenthood), Derek Hough (Dancing With the Stars
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‘Talk Show the Game Show’ Trailer: Celebs Score Points by Being Good Talk Show Guests — Watch

‘Talk Show the Game Show’ Trailer: Celebs Score Points by Being Good Talk Show Guests — Watch
Which celebrity will be win the coveted title of “Best Guest of the Night”?

That’s the question that TruTV’s “Talk Show the Game Show” asks when it premieres on April 5. When stars visit late-night talk shows to promote a project or themselves, they need to play nice to win over the host, Guy Branum (“Chelsea Lately,” “The Mindy Project”) and audience. “Talk Show the Game Show” awards them for these skills.

Read More: ‘Talk Show the Game Show’ Live: Wanda Sykes Judges Nick Thune at SXSW

For example, points can be awarded for getting applause by naming a city, flashing the host, singing, using a euphemism instead of swearing and making the audience go, “Aww!”

But beware. Being a bad guest is “grounds for sanction,” whatever that means. (Can we vote for pie in the face?) Bad behaviors include excessive name dropping, white male fragility, being boring, failure
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‘Talk Show the Game Show’ Trailer: Celebs Score Points by Being Good Talk Show Guests — Watch

‘Talk Show the Game Show’ Trailer: Celebs Score Points by Being Good Talk Show Guests — Watch
Which celebrity will be win the coveted title of “Best Guest of the Night”?

That’s the question that TruTV’s “Talk Show the Game Show” asks when it premieres on April 5. When stars visit late-night talk shows to promote a project or themselves, they need to play nice to win over the host, Guy Branum (“Chelsea Lately,” “The Mindy Project”) and audience. “Talk Show the Game Show” awards them for these skills.

Read More: ‘Talk Show the Game Show’ Live: Wanda Sykes Judges Nick Thune at SXSW

For example, points can be awarded for getting applause by naming a city, flashing the host, singing, using a euphemism instead of swearing and making the audience go, “Aww!”

But beware. Being a bad guest is “grounds for sanction,” whatever that means. (Can we vote for pie in the face?) Bad behaviors include excessive name dropping, white male fragility, being boring, failure
See full article at Indiewire Television »

‘Saturday Night Live’ Writer Gets Suspended: As Twitter Rages, How Comedy May Already Be Changing

‘Saturday Night Live’ Writer Gets Suspended: As Twitter Rages, How Comedy May Already Be Changing
Saturday Night Live” writer Katie Rich has disengaged with Twitter, and if you sift through her mentions right now, that’s probably a good thing.

Rich is under fire this week due to a joke she tweeted from her personal account on Friday during the inauguration of President Trump about his young son Barron, which many considered a clear example of crossing a line within the realm of comedy. She later apologized on Twitter, and was suspended from the “SNL” writing staff. (The New York Times has more info, including the joke itself.)

Read More: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: In Which Aziz Ansari Compares President Trump To Chris Brown

It’s interesting that most people didn’t hear about Rich’s tweet until after news of her suspension broke a few days after the post. But since then, the writer has been at the center of the internet’s ire,
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Writer Gets Suspended: As Twitter Rages, How Comedy May Already Be Changing

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Writer Gets Suspended: As Twitter Rages, How Comedy May Already Be Changing
Saturday Night Live” writer Katie Rich has disengaged with Twitter, and if you sift through her mentions right now, that’s probably a good thing.

Rich is under fire this week due to a joke she tweeted from her personal account on Friday during the inauguration of President Trump about his young son Barron, which many considered a clear example of crossing a line within the realm of comedy. She later apologized on Twitter, and was suspended from the “SNL” writing staff. (The New York Times has more info, including the joke itself.)

Read More: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: In Which Aziz Ansari Compares President Trump To Chris Brown

It’s interesting that most people didn’t hear about Rich’s tweet until after news of her suspension broke a few days after the post. But since then, the writer has been at the center of the internet’s ire,
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Not Safe With Nikki Glaser: Cancelled by Comedy Central; No Season Two

Apparently Comedy Central is not a safe space for Nikki Glaser. According to The Wrap, the cable channel has cancelled the Not Safe with Nikki Glaser TV show after only one season.Glaser, Chris Convy, Chris McGuire And Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ Alex Murray and Brad Petrigala executive produced the late night talk show, which featured a comedic and confessional take on sex.Read More…
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Not Safe With Nikki Glaser Cancelled After One Season by Comedy Central

Not Safe With Nikki Glaser Cancelled After One Season by Comedy Central
Nikki Glaser’s Comedy Central show is not safe from the cancellation axe.

The network has cancelled Not Safe With Nikki Glaser after one season, according to our sister site Deadline. Glaser confirmed the news while backstage on Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show Chelsea, where she was a guest on Friday.

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

Not Safe was a bawdy, adults-only talk show that covered all aspects of sex, from dating horror stories to hookup apps, with guests and comedians joining Glaser to make jokes and discuss their own romantic histories.
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Kevin Meaney, Veteran Actor and Stand Up Comedian, Passes Away at 60

Kevin Meaney, Veteran Actor and Stand Up Comedian, Passes Away at 60
Kevin Meaney, stand up comedian and actor who starred in the TV adaptation of “Uncle Buck,” died Friday, October 21 at his home in Forestburgh, New York. He was 60.

“It is true as confirmed to me by his family. It is a tremendous loss to the comedy community as well. He was loved and will be missed,” Meaney’s agent Tom Ingegno told Laughspin. The comedian was scheduled to perform in East Providence, R.I. on Saturday night. No cause of death has been determined.

Meaney was a breakout star of the ‘80s comedy scene, appearing on the “Uncle Buck” TV series inspired by the John Candy film of the same name, and various late night shows including “The Tonight Show” and “Late Night with David Letterman.” He was best known for his catchphrase, “That’s not right!,” said to be an imitation of his mother.

He also appeared in episodes of “30 Rock,
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