• 2 Dope Queens, HBO team up on four more specials

    2 Dope Queens is coming back to HBO with four more hourlong specials hosted by Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson. Filmed at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre, the specials are expected to present a similar mixture of interviews and stand-up comedy. Williams and Robinson started their podcast, 2 Dope Queens, in 2015 on the WNYC podcast network. They made waves talking about music, fashion, romance, and race in a way that captivated audiences

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    Amanda Seales HBO special I Be Knowin’ gets January release date

    Insecure fans: rejoice! Amanda Seales makes her HBO stand-up debut on January 26 with her hourlong special I Be Knowin’. Seales showcases her high-energy, sharp wit, and cultural commentary in a trailer released by HBO this week. Seales is a series regular on HBO’s Insecure, a show about navigating life in Los Angeles. She also hosts a weekly self-help podcast titled Small Doses and created a traveling game show called

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    7 comedy concepts that died in 2018

    Comedy thrived in 2018. A seemingly endless number of stand-up specials came out from Kid Gorgeous to Nanette. New sitcoms like Barry and The Conners made us laugh and comedy films like Crazy Rich Asians and Sorry to Bother You brought diversity to the forefront. However, as the year closes, it is also important to look back on the things we lost in comedy this year—a memorium of sorts for

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    Crashing Season 3 has a premiere date

    Crashing returns to HBO on January 20. The second season ended with creator and star Pete Holmes embarking on a two-month college tour and the third season will pick up with the fictional version of Holmes returning to New York City with a new found confidence in his craft and a new set of life changes. Ironically, in season three, Pete will no longer be “crashing” on any couches and

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    Pete Holmes shares Crashing trailer at Vulture Festival

    Pete Holmes and Crashing are coming back to HBO. The third season got a trailer and a confirmation that Season 3 will premiere this January. While there is no specific date for the release, the trailer will get fans excited for a new season. Last February, HBO announced that Crashing and High Maintenance would be coming back for third seasons. HBO also announced last month a new stand-up special from

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    Amanda Seales HBO special I Be Knowin’ out next year

    Amanda Seales will get her own HBO comedy special. The one-hour special, titled I Be Knowin’, will film on November 25 at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan and release in early 2019. “‘I Be Knowin’ is 37 years of finding the funny, culminating in an hour,” says Seales in a release, “and my HBO family being the place where I get to share it, makes this, my first special, even

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    Orlando Leyba special will debut exclusively on HBO Latino

    Orlando Leyba is releasing a new stand-up comedy special exclusively on HBO Latino. The special, named Orlando Leyba: Adorable, will premiere on November 16 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. Leyba has already worked with HBO Latino as part of their show Entre Nos: Part 3. The episode, which was released earlier this year, featured comedy from three Latinx comics, including Leyba. The stand-up had a particularly busy 2018, as he also

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    Pete Holmes new HBO special has a premiere date

    Pete Holmes is crashing HBO with a new hourlong stand-up special Pete Holmes: Dirty Clean. The You Made It Weird podcast host will tape the special at the Aladdin Theatre in Portland. Naturally, go where the weirdos roam. Holmes, who recently celebrated the birth of his first child Lila in September, has been on a tear with HBO. He began his relationship with the premium subscription channel in 2016 with

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    Nathan For You, Animals not returning despite critical acclaim

    Fans of quirky TV comedies will be sad to learn that both Comedy Central’s Nathan for You and HBO’s Animals will not be returning for a new season. Nathan for You was an improvised docuseries where comedian Nathan Fielder helps small businesses in surprising and ridiculous ways. The show made waves after a stunt to rebrand a local coffee store as “Dumb Starbucks” gained national news attention. The show is

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    Bill Maher HBO special celebrates 25 years of political punditry

    Happy Anniversary Mr. Maher. Comedian Bill Maher is celebrating his 25th year as a talk show host and political pundit with his upcoming Real Time With Bill Maher: Anniversary Special, which debuts this Friday on HBO. The hour-long retrospective will take a look at Maher’s long career as a late night host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and his previous show Politically Incorrect, which aired first on Comedy

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    Lena Dunham shares vulnerable Instagram surgery photo

    Lena Dunham posted a photo on her Instagram post-surgery to remove her left ovary on Tuesday. The 32-year-old Girls star posted: “Yesterday I had a two hour surgery to remove my left ovary, which was encased in scar tissue & fibrosis, attached to my bowel and pressing on nerves that made it kinda hard to walk/pee/vamp.” The surgery follows Dunham’s decision last year to have a hysterectomy. “The pain becomes

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    T.J. Miller’s Gorburger Show goes to HBO

    The Gorburger Show is coming to HBO. The premium cable channel ordered a pilot of Miller’s monster-hosted Funny Or Die anti-talk show. This is HBO’s second recent web series acquisition after greenlighting Vimeo’s High Maintenance for six episodes. Miller has grown at home at HBO on their Emmy-nominated series Silicon Valley. The Gorburger Show features T.J. Miller in a furry blue monster suit who takes over a Japanese morning talk

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    Chris Rock Weighs in on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao For HBO Sports (Video)

    Chris Rock has worn many hats during his illustrious career: writer, producer, actor, director. But sports commentator? It maybe a new chapeau for his collection but it is one he wears very well. While being interviewed for HBO Sports recently, Chris Rock gave his take on the long awaited bout, set for May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Always open and honest about his comedy, Rock is

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    George Carlin Smithsonian portrait to be unveiled, new Carlin website coming!

    Fans of classic comedy – and, in particular, Carlin purists – are in for one hell of a George injection. On March 27, not only will the late comedian’s official website be re-launched, but his portrait is also to be unveiled at the Smithsonian National Gallery. Featured alongside portraits of Ellen DeGeneres and Groucho Marx, the Smithsonian is highlighting these comedians who have shaped our national dialogue in its “Recognize”

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    John Oliver NOT Jon Stewart’s replacement. HBO renews Last Week Tonight through 2017!

    HBO has renewed Last Week Tonight With John Oliver for two more years. Sorry to anyone still holding out hope that the former Daily Show correspondent would jump ship after his contract with HBO ended later this year. The deal will call for two additional seasons, each consisting of 35 episodes, to air through 2017. Last week Jon Stewart announced that he will step down as host of The Daily

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