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New Trailer and Poster Unveiled For Ron Carlson’s Horror-Comedy ‘Dead Ant’

New Trailer and Poster Unveiled For Ron Carlson’s Horror-Comedy ‘Dead Ant’

Check out a brand new poster and trailer for Ron Carlson’s ‘Dead Ant.’ Written and directed by Ron Carlson (Unnatural), the flick features an all-star cast featuring Tom Arnold (True Lies), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings), Sydney Sweeney (“Sharp Objects,” “The Handmaid’s Tale”), Jake Busey (The Predator), Leisha Hailey (The L-Word) and Rhys Coiro (Entourage).

This hilarious horror comedy is slated for to hit theaters, On Demand & Digital HD on January 25, 2019.

Synopsis: ’80s hair-metal band Sonic Grave finds themselves living off a power ballad they released nearly 30 years ago. Eager to become relevant again in the modern day, they embark on a road trip to Coachella, where their manager has set them up to reinvent themselves. All they need is a hit song, and what better way to come up with one than to take peyote in Joshua Tree and let the music gods work their magic? But the plan quickly falls apart when the group finds themselves under attack by killer ants…that keep getting bigger!

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Dane Cook Returns To The Stage In 2019 With The “Tell It Like It Is” Tour

Dane Cook Returns To The Stage In 2019 With The “Tell It Like It Is” Tour

Dane Cook has announced the Tell It Like It Is tour, his first full scale tour since 2013.  Cook will visit major cities across the U.S. on the run, kicking things off February 21 at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, NY and wrapping November 16 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.  He will bring his dynamic sense of humor to theaters in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia, New York, Dallas, and many more.  A full list of tour dates can be found below.

The Live Nation presale for the Tell It Like It Is tour begins this Wednesday, December 12 at 10am local time, followed by the general public on sale on Friday, December 14. Tickets are available at LiveNation.com.

Dane Cook is known as one of the most prolific stand-up comedians and a versatile actor, recognized in significant film and TV projects. He has been featured in numerous Comedy Central and HBO specials and created successful comedy albums including Harmful If Swallowed; Retaliation; Vicious Circle; Rough Around The Edges: Live From Madison Square Garden; ISolated INcident; and Dane Cook: I Did My Best – Greatest Hits.  Retaliation became the highest charting comedy album in 28 years and went double platinum, earning him a place alongside best-selling comedy veterans. Combining energetic physical comedy, clever wordplay and trenchant observations about human behavior, Cook’s unique brand of stand-up and accessible guy-next-door attitude have galvanized audiences of all ages.  

DATE VENUE CITY
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Paramount Theatre Huntington, NY
Friday, February 22, 2019 Palace Theatre Albany, NY
Saturday, February 23, 2019 DAR Constitution Hall Washington, DC
     
Friday, March 1, 2019 Stifel Theatre St. Louis, MO
Saturday, March 2, 2019 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
     
Friday, March 8, 2019 Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort* Mt. Pleasant, MI
Saturday, March 9, 2019 Wang Theatre Boston, MA
Friday, March 22, 2019 Fox Performing Arts Center Riverside, CA
Saturday, March 23, 2019 The Masonic San Francisco, CA
Friday, March 29, 2019 Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre* Red Bank, NJ
Saturday, March 30, 2019 The Metropolitan Opera House Philadelphia, PA
     
Friday, April 5, 2019 Taft Theatre Cincinnati, OH
Saturday, April 6, 2019 Murat Theatre Indianapolis, IN
Saturday, April 13, 2019 Bellco Theatre Denver, CO
Friday, April 26, 2019 Durham Performing Arts Center Durham, NC
Saturday, April 27, 2019 Ovens Auditorium Charlotte, NC
     
Friday, May 3, 2019 Orpheum Theater Madison, WI
Saturday, May 4, 2019 Riverside Theatre Milwaukee, WI
     
Saturday, July 20, 2019 Blaisdell Concert Hall Honolulu, HI
     
Friday, September 6, 2019 Turning Stone Resort Casino* Verona, NY
Saturday, September 7, 2019 Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino* Niagara Falls, NY
Friday, September 13, 2019 Hippodrome Baltimore, MD
Saturday, September 14, 2019 Radio City Music Hall New York, NY
Friday, September 20, 2019 Palace Theatre Louisville, KY
Saturday, September 21, 2019 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
Friday, September 27, 2019 Dr. Phillips Center Orlando, FL
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino* Hollywood, FL
     
Thursday, October 3, 2019 Stephens Auditorium Ames, IA
Friday, October 4, 2019 State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, October 5, 2019 The Fillmore Detroit, MI
Friday, October 11, 2019 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland, OR
Saturday, October 12, 2019 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
Friday, October 18, 2019 Hard Rock Rocksino* Northfield, OH
Saturday, October 19, 2019 Mohegan Sun Arena* Uncasville, CT
Friday, October 25, 2019 ACL Live @ Moody Theatre Austin, TX
Saturday, October 26, 2019 Toyota Music Factory Dallas, TX
Friday, November 1, 2019 Revention Music Center Houston, TX
 

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Comerica Theatre Phoenix, AZ
Thursday, November 7, 2019 Florida Theatre Jacksonville, FL
Friday, November 8, 2019 Mahaffey Theatre St. Petersburg, FL
Saturday, November 9, 2019 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
Saturday, November 16, 2019 Dolby Theatre Los Angeles, CA

 

*Date not produced by Live Nation

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GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF: Ryan Sickler Talks Life, Career and ’The Honeydew’!

GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF: Ryan Sickler Talks Life, Career and ’The Honeydew’!

Hailing from “The Land of Pleasant Living,” comedian Ryan Sickler has been making people laugh since he was a kid. Inspired by his Maryland roots, he’s spent the past several decades tirelessly honing his craft as a storyteller on stages across the country, and as a host of one of comedy’s most beloved podcasts, The CrabFeast. The weekly series celebrates the things the host enjoys most – family, friends and comedy. Along the way, the podcast has become one of the top podcasts at All Things Comedy, consistently in the top of the charts on iTunes, and was a finalist in the Stitcher awards for Best Comedy Podcast. Sickler’s ever-expanding resume also boasts appearances on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening,” and Viceland’s “Party Legends.” In addition, he has also visited CBS The Late Late Show, Tosh.O, and Live At Gotham. Ryan is also an die-hard sports fan who as appeared as a regular on Fox Sports. On the opposite side of the camera, he’s also served as the Supervising Producer on Season 2 of Kevin Hart’s award-winning “Donald Mac” series, the Co-Executive Producer of the new E! Series “The Funny Dance Show,” and Senior Producer on the Comedy Central Series “The Comedy Jam.”

Even with that impressive resume, Sickler is about to usher in an even more impressive (and hysterically funny) new era and it begins with his hilarious sophomore album, “Get a Hold of Yourself.” Released on November 20th, 2018 via Blonde Medicine, the album quickly rose to the top of the iTunes and Billboard charts. Expertly balanced from start to finish, this amazing comedy album brings his trademark wit and natural humor to fresh, new territory. Ryan makes a statement with “Get a Hold of Yourself” as he unloads for over an hour, bringing the audience along for stories about the first time he saw his dad cry, how he gamed the phone company on collect calls, and what will certainly go down as one of the craziest college parties of all time.

Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Sickler to discuss his journey as a comedian, the challenges he’s faced along the way, his latest comedy album, and what the future holds for him in the months to come!

What are your first memories of discovering standup comedy as a kid?

First, this is how comedy was introduced to me. It’s funny because I just made a post today. 29 years ago today, my father died. I wake up this morning to the #1 comedy album on iTunes and it debuted [on the Billboard charts] at #3 today. Technically, like I said in the post, I have Tenacious D and ‘Rick and Morty’ ahead of me but both of those are soundtracks, so technically I have the #1 standup album on the Billboard Chart and I’m taking the damn points! [laughs]

As you should! It’s a well-deserved win!

To answer your question, my father was the reason I posted that today and the reason I got into comedy. I was about 10 or 11 years old and we were living in Carroll County, Maryland, where we had something called SuperTV. It was early cable. It had HBO and I remember sneaking down the stairs at night and seeing my dad watch this movie. I saw all these kids in it and I thought, “Well, hell. There are kids in it, so I can watch this.” I was laying out in the hallway while he was watching it in the living room with his back to me. I started laughing and that’s how I got caught. He said, “Get in here!” It was late, and I thought I was going to be in a lot of trouble, but he said, “Sit down and watch the rest of this movie with me.” It was Richard Pryor’s “Bustin’ Loose.” That was literally it for me and the introduction to comedy. From there he would take me out of bed and show me Eddie Murphy’s “Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood” and stuff like that. I remembered doing old Martin Short characters like Ed Grimley and Nathan Thurm, and all the Eddie Murphy characters to make the family laugh.

At what point did you figure out this was you’re calling and decide to pursue another career?

It’s crazy that you’re asking me all these questions from Maryland, too! You know, I recently went back and did some album release shows at Jimmy’s Famous Seafood. We sold out Saturday night and had to add a second show. I could step out the door of my hotel, take a few steps to left, and I was walking the street called Water Street where I first did standup for the first time ever. I walked up that little cobblestone street and I went inside that little venue, which is an Italian restaurant now, and I said out loud, “What a good decision it was to walk in here 25 years ago!” That’s where I first did standup at 20 years old. I just dabbled with it. I didn’t really get into it again until I was 26 or 27, somewhere around there. When I stepped in that building and made a crowd full of mostly strangers laugh, I thought, “I can do this! I can do this.”

What went into finding your creative voice as a young comic and when do you feel like you came into your own as a storyteller?

I started by just saying things I thought we funny. I remember even bringing fake buck teeth up onstage very early on. I also remember when they broke! That was the moment I realized that you can’t depend on the prop! [laughs] Honestly, the evolution of all of it is failure. It’s about “What didn’t work? Okay, Let’s dive into what did work!” My first album isn’t really storytelling. It’s a little bit of storytelling but mostly just things I thought were funny and jokes that resonated with me or I thought meet people laugh. Once podcasting hit, that changed everything for me. We would all sit around and say, “Are you talking about that on stage? No? You’ve gotta talk about that on stage!” Then you have to go from taking a conversation that three people have where people can chime in, or weigh in, or add things and bring it to the solo sport of standup on stage and try to hold and audience’s attention long enough to make things funny, relatable, and memorable. It’s a process of all of that. I think it was Richard Pryor who once said that you don’t really know your voice in comedy until you’ve been doing it for about 15 or 20 years. I think that’s absolutely true. As far as coming into my own as a storyteller, once The Crabfeast really got rolling and we got into making it about storytelling, focusing on that and began bringing those stories to the stage, that’s when it all shifted and changed. No doubt! I’m still discovering more stories that I can talk about, sharing them and doing it in different ways.

What can you tell us about your writing process these days? What goes into capturing an idea, building it out and bringing to the stage?

I’m observational. I might see something or talk about things with someone and say, “That’s hilarious. That’s a good nugget.” That might be the start of something that would have taken me six months to figure out how to save properly. I need to be around people. I realized that when I work isolated and there’s no human interaction, there is nothing to talk about, pick apart or joke about, so I need that. I might even go back into my own library. I have a very big extended family and I talk to my cousins and stuff all the time. They’ll say, “Oh, remember that time…” I’m like, “I didn’t remember that until you said it!” You might take that and try to get that into storytelling and build jokes around it. It really all just comes from day to day life, observational things and sitting around reminiscing. Doing this as long as I have, I thought I had told every story I ever had, but there are times when someone will say something on The Crabfeast and I’m like, “Oh my God, I don’t think I’ve ever said this!” Then boom — there’s that! That’s a bit of my process. I’ll tell you this, I’m most creative just as I’m falling asleep. I used to keep a recorder by my bed because I would start falling asleep and it was almost like I had an open channel where I would start thinking about everything. It was almost like I was able to clear my head in a way that I couldn’t do during the day. It’s still that way for me! I still use my voice recorder on my phone and put ideas down for things to talk about.

As you mentioned, your original album, “Above Ground Cool,” was released a number of years ago. From there we entered into The CrabFeast era. You just released “Get A Hold Of Yourself” and I feel like it marks the start of a new era. What made now the time to release this album?

[laughs] I’d love to give you some deep answer to that but the truth is I recorded it last year! I won’t get into too many of the business details, but I was asked to hold off and see if we could work on doing a special or something like that. That really just drug on and started to fall apart, so I just thought, “Why am I waiting on that?” Again, back to The CrabFeast and podcasting in general, there are so many audiophiles out there that I think a lot of people forget about albums these days. Honestly, if I wasn’t going to get a slam dunk special, then for me it was an obvious Plan B, which I talk about in the first track. It’s a good Plan B and the timing just couldn’t have been any better. They say everything happens for reason and I believe that. I was able to go do my shows in Baltimore and make them album release shows and get my album to my hometown before anyone else in the world could get it. It didn’t drop until last Tuesday, November 20th, so it’s only been out for week. I’m really proud of it and I’m pleasantly surprised with how well it’s doing!

You should be proud of it, Ryan. It’s truly a great album, balanced from start to finish. It’s one of those albums I think will stand the test of time.

Thank You!

I’ve been doing this for many years now and I’ve talked to my fair share of comedians along the way. Over the past decade, I find myself talking about the comedy boom and this golden age we have entered into. It just keeps getting bigger and bigger, which is awesome! What’s it been like for you for your point of view?

I think it’s awesome! They’ve always said that there’s room for everybody and I feel like there’s even more now. When I was a kid, there were only three networks. Then, this network called Fox came along and had these weird new shows like “Married With Children” and “In Living Color” and they became iconic shows. Now there’s 1,000 networks and there’s so much good stuff and you just can’t keep up with it, but it’s an avenue and it allows you to get your stuff out there. You take a podcast like The Joe Rogan Experience, who was kind enough to have me on this year and I can’t thank him enough for that, but you also have guys like Tom Segura. These guys are doing bigger numbers with their podcasts then what’s being done with television. You also get an hour and a half, two hours, 2 ½ or 3 hours sometimes of the real person. So, it’s not a five-minute FCC approved set I’m doing. I’m really able to be myself and learn so much more about someone outside of that five minutes. I mean, I’m doing my own show. If this was a TV show, I wouldn’t have my own show. The one thing that I’ve proven to myself, and I was recently talking about it with a bunch of comic friends, is that the industry doesn’t always know what’s right. If it wasn’t for something like podcasting, a lot of these guys out there wouldn’t even have voices. So, we went and did it for ourselves and we were right! That’s the other thing, the reason this podcast and this album are so successful is because not one person has given me their “professional input” on it and that’s 100% true! There’s not one person who’s given me the, “Well, I wouldn’t say it like that!” Nope! These are the two things in this industry that I’ve done 100% the way I wanted to do them, and it doesn’t surprise me at all, but they’re successful! The other things that I’ve been a part of, everybody had to have their say and there were too many cooks in the kitchen. It’s no surprise to me that those are not as successful.

It’s important to note that you didn’t get to this point in your career overnight. What have been the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way both personally and creatively?

Honestly, I’ve been on my own since I was 16. So, to move here, not know anyone, get into a business where I don’t know anyone, stay, be consistent, and keep fighting it every day even though you want to quit sometimes because of how hard it gets, has been a challenge. Doing it the way you want to do it is always the longer way around things. Through all of that I’ve also lost some family, become a father, become a single parent, trying to keep that going with my schedule… all those things are tough! When I win an award the first people I want to thank are my babysitters, because I’ve got a crew of them and I wouldn’t be able to do anything that I’m doing now without those girls! [laughs] Creatively, I don’t know if it’s any different than it ever was. Everyone wants to talk about diversity, diversity, diversity and that’s true it should be, but the truth is that funny is funny when it comes to comedy. You either put funny ahead of everything else where the project falls away and takes care of itself. Creatively the biggest challenge is to continue with creation of content, content, content. You always have to be putting something else out. You know, if it were a band, you can listen to that same song 100 times and people will still come to see you for 40 years just to see you sing that song. If you’re a comedian, they don’t want to hear you tell the same joke! You go to do a podcast every week with an hour and a half a fresh content! You tell me what band is doing that! [laughs]

Having listened to you and gotten to know you over the years through the podcast, I think I probably know the answer to this question. You’ve got an incredible drive and work ethic. Was that something you had instilled at an early age?

That’s all my father right there! My brothers are the same way. Regardless of their occupations or professions, that blue collar work ethic, that hustle mentality, that stay alive, chip on your shoulder, is all my dad, man! I still believe in a blue-collar work ethic, I just want to move it into some of those white-collar tax brackets, ya know what I mean? [laughs] I don’t mind working hard, I just want to work hard in a different tax bracket!

You’ve also done a lot of work outside the realm of stand-up comedy. What can you tell us about the work you’ve done behind-the-scenes?

I really love writing and producing! I’ve been writing and producing promos for everybody from Oprah to the WB to Fox to ABC to Disney! You name it! I’ve helped work on selling a couple series to TV. I am co-executive producer on a brand-new show, which is basically a dance battle show that E! picked up. I was a senior producer on another Comedy Central series last year that I helped sell. I’m also out with a few other ones right now, but I think could be really big! I like being on the other side of the cameras, being the producer as well!

It’s cool to see you have success in that realm as well. Hopefully, that doesn’t mean you will slow down in regard to stand-up anytime soon.

I hope I don’t slowdown in any of it! I never wanted to be just a comedian. Why? I want to do a bunch of things and be good at lot of things. I know a lot of people say that you can only be great at one thing. Well, I don’t think so! I really enjoy stand-up and podcasting. That’s who I am first. With that said, you can sell a TV show, work on that for a couple months and then you have time back to go travel on the road and do whatever else you need to do. It’s all part of entertainment. I took Mass Communications in college. I knew I wanted to do stand-up, but I also enjoyed all of the aspects. I look back at everything I did for radio and it now makes sense for podcasting or for TV & film, which now makes sense for the jobs I do that aren’t stand-up. In hindsight, I guess I kinda knew what the heck I was doing! [laughs]

Sadly, The CrabFeast will soon be coming to an end but it’s been an epic run! What have been the highlights for you?

No doubt the laughing! I have sat there and been blow away every Tuesday for people’s stories for years! It really makes me appreciate comedians every week because as comedians we have all seen some of the worst stuff you can see in life and still have managed to take it and make ourselves laugh, as well as other people in the process. I think that’s what makes comedians so special. I’ve enjoyed sitting there and listening to everyone’s stories. I’ve also made quite a bit of friends from that podcast. Behind-the-scenes, dealing with and getting to work with Jay [Larson] on a weekly basis has been amazing. He’s been a great partner. I agree with you — we’ve had an epic run! I’m really proud of what we’ve done, and I stand by that work. That podcast is going to be around for a long time. In fact, I tell my daughter, if you ever really want to get to know who I am, if something happens to me, you go listen to the CrabFeast podcast!

Honestly, that’s been my favorite part of the CrabFeast, getting to know you guys.

It’s been a pleasure and thank you for saying that! It’s not easy to bear your entire soul to strangers but, man, the love and support has been reciprocated! It’s been pretty awesome!

You have a brand-new podcast on the way. Can you give us a hint as to what you have in store for us?

I’ll tell you everything! What I really loved about The CrabFeast the most, as far as the actual podcast, was the storytelling. I really feel it’s time for The CrabFeast to have a baby, so to speak. I’m going to keep the storytelling aspect of it but put more of a focus on it. I’m calling it “The Honeydew.” The reason for that is that I was sitting in a diner having dinner one night. I was eating my fruit and I realize I never eat the honeydew. I eat everything but the honeydew! When I got up and started making my way out, I started looking at the tables and realized everyone had left the honeydew. I was like, “Huh, nobody really likes the honeydew. It’s a perfectly fine fruit but we’re all throwing it away.” Then I started thinking about me. I said, “I’m a honeydew! Everybody has thrown me away!” [laughs] The main thing for The CrabFeast we started with was to have a funny storytelling show, but the side effect of that has been hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of emails and messages over the years about how much we’ve helped people. We might’ve help them through a death, a divorce, a career change, a move or so many other different things. Which, again, was amazing and we had no idea it was happening. I really want to lean into that. I really want to help people also want to laugh at those really dark times, sad times or embarrassing moments. Anytime you’ve ever been overworked, underpaid, overlooked, picked on, cheated on, lied to, spit on, all on it! I want to talk about it! I’m going to make it comedian heavy, but not just comics. I want to talk to people who have had those moments in their life, talk about those moments, laugh about those moments and talk about how we thought it was the end of the world at the time, but we spun them into positives instead of curling up in a corner and letting life pass you by!

I researched honeydew to see if it really was one of the least liked fruits and it’s one of the bottom three. There are only two after it, which are figs and dates. I read an article about a guy who owns an all-you-can-eat pancake restaurant. He said, “You can imagine how many uneaten pancakes I throw away every year, but I throw more honeydew away every year than uneaten pancakes!” I thought, “It’s perfect! It’s The Honeydew, man!” We’re going to be doing it the first of the year, brother! Christmas is the last CrabFeast. Then, the following week, I’m going to sliding down the dial from Tuesdays to Wednesday. Then every Wednesday we’re gonna have a Honeydew episode!

I recently caught you on Tom Segura and Christina P.’s ‘Your Mom’s House’ podcast. The Honeydew is going to be on their new network, correct?

It is! It sure is! I’m super stoked to go there with everything they’ve got coming. I can’t say anything else about that because that’s their thing, but they’ve got some pretty exciting guests and people who were going to have their podcasts on their network. It’s going to be a good time!

It’s definitely inspiring to see everything you’ve accomplished. What’s the best lesson we can take away from your journey as an artist?

The best lesson is to show up every day and be the best wherever you are. It does not matter where you are! Be the best where you are. Get up every day, grind and hustle! Believe in yourself, believe in yourself, believe in yourself because no one else is going to do it for you!

Thanks so much for your time today, Ryan! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in the years to come! Let’s keep in touch!

Yeah, let’s do that! Thanks so much for having me on. I really appreciate it. Thank you very much, man!

Visit Ryan Sickler’s official website for upcoming tour dates! Follow his continuing adventures on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out the side-splittingly hilarious new album, “Get A Hold Of Yourself” on iTunes, Amazon or Google Play

Catch episodes of The CrabFeast podcast on iTunes and prepare yourself of The Honeydew, coming in January 2019!

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Comedian Ryan Sickler To Release New Album, ‘Get a Hold of Yourself,’ On November 20th

Comedian Ryan Sickler To Release New Album, ‘Get a Hold of Yourself,’ On November 20th

Ryan Sickler’s sophomore album, Get a Hold of Yourself, brings his trademark wit and natural humor to fresh, new territory. Throughout the album, Sickler shares themes around growing up in a single parent household and being a single dad himself. The hilarious new album drops on November 20th, 2018 via Blonde Medicine.

Appearances on The Joe Rogan Experience, Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening, Viceland’s Party Legends and co-hosting The CrabFeast podcast for the past 7 years, have cemented Sickler as one of comedy’s premier storytellers. Ryan makes a statement with Get a Hold of Yourself as he unloads over an hour, bringing the audience along for stories about the first time he saw his dad cry, how he gamed the phone company on collect calls and what will certainly go down as one of the craziest college parties of all time.

ABOUT RYAN SICKLER:
Ryan Sickler is a standup comedian, engaging storyteller, award winning producer and co-host of The CrabFeast podcast. Inspired by his Maryland roots, The CrabFeast is rated a top podcast at All Things Comedy, consistently in the top of the charts on iTunes and was a finalist in the Stitcher awards for Best Comedy Podcast. The CrabFeast celebrates the things Ryan loves most – family, friends and comedy.

Appearances on The Joe Rogan Experience, Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening, Viceland’s Party Legends and co-hosting The CrabFeast podcast for the past 7 years, have cemented Ryan as one of comedy’s premier storytellers. Ryan is also an informed sports fan and appeared as a regular on Fox Sports.

Ryan is the Supervising Producer on Season 2 of Kevin Hart’s award-winning Donald Mac series and the Co-Executive Producer of the new E! Series The Funny Dance Show. He was the Senior Producer on the Comedy Central Series The Comedy Jam.

‘Get Ahold of Yourself’ Tracklisting:
1. A Man with a Plan… B
2. We Got a Joint!
3. Cocaine Alligator
4. Lower-Middle Class
5. Collect Calls
6. A Humiliating Education
7. My Dad Was a Man’s Man
8. Childhood Heartbreak
9. An Analogy for Non-Sports Fans
10. Wired Differently
11. A Game of “Name That Half”
12. Delivery Plan
13. The Dad Whistle
14. Single & Dating
15. Chances Are
16. Today’s Roller Coasters (Tatsu)

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Comedian Tiffany Haddish Announces Dates For 2019 #SheReady Tour

Comedian Tiffany Haddish Announces Dates For 2019 #SheReady Tour

Last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Emmy-winning actress, NYT best-selling author, and lauded comedian Tiffany Haddish announced she will be hitting the road in 2019 on a stand-up comedy tour!  Kicking off on New Year’s Eve in Miami, the #SheReady Tour will hit Phoenix, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, and others through March, with more dates to be announced soon. Haddish is offering an exclusive presale to her fans, running now through Thursday, November 1st. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, November 2 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

With multiple high-profile projects and buzzworthy appearances to her name, Tiffany Haddish has recently established herself as one of the most sought-after comedic actresses and performers.  This fall alone, Haddish stars in three feature films—Night School, The Oath, and Nobody’s Fool—with the blockbuster sequel releases of The Lego Movie 2 and The Secret Life Of Pets 2 on the horizon. Haddish’s journey and life experiences inspired her comedy and sense of humor both on and off the stage. Her debut stand-up special, Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! Was released in 2017, and she made history by becoming the first black female stand-up comedian to host Saturday Night Live. Now, she brings her unparalleled talents to the stand-up stage once again. #SheReady, are you?

TIFFANY HADDISH #SHEREADY TOUR DATES

DATE CITY VENUE
Monday, December 31, 2018 Miami, FL James L Knight Center
Friday, January 25, 2019 Las Vegas, NV Mirage Hotel and Casino
Saturday, January 26, 2019 Las Vegas, NV Mirage Hotel and Casino
Thursday, February 7, 2019 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium
Saturday, February 9, 2019 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Thursday, February 14, 2019 San Jose, CA Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, February 16, 2019 Bakersfield, CA Fox Theatre
Friday, February 22, 2019 Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theater
Thursday, February 28, 2019 Sacramento, CA Community Theatre
Saturday, March 2, 2019 Fresno, CA Warnors Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 16, 2019 Portland, OR Keller Auditorium
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre

 

 

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Comedian Greg Behrendt To Release ‘Why Are You In Here?’ In Fall of 2018

Comedian Greg Behrendt To Release ‘Why Are You In Here?’ In Fall of 2018

Greg Behrendt, author of bestselling relationship books He’s Just Not That Into You, It’s Just a F***ing Date, and How to Keep Your Marriage From Sucking, is back with over an hour of top notch comedy recorded live at Acme Comedy Company in Minneapolis.  Behrendt brings his hilarious stories and observations to the stage explaining why sobriety isn’t for everyone, what makes parenting so different in the 21st Century, and how to handle a friend that you hate. Why Are You In Here? offers reassurance for those imperfect parenting moments and hearty laughs even Behrendt’s teenaged daughters would appreciate.

In 2009, “He’s Just Not That Into”, the movie based on Greg Behrendt’s bestselling book, opened in theaters nationwide and was America’s number one movie. Behrendt’s second comedy special, “That Guy from That Thing,” was released by Image Entertainment after premiering on Comedy Central and Greg made his Edinburgh Festival debut at The Assembly Rooms. In 2010, Greg wrote half hour sitcom pilots for CBS and NBC, produced and starred in “There Might Be Cake”, an unscripted pilot for IFC, and performed stand-up at both the Melbourne and Montreal International Comedy Festivals. He also worked as a Consulting Producer on NBC’s Love Bites, and launched the podcast “Walking the Room” along with cohost Dave Anthony. In 2011, Greg headlined an episode of John Oliver’s New York Standup Show, performed stand-up at the Cape Town Comedy Festival in South Africa and began touring his “Starfish Circus” show, a live version of the “Walking The Room” podcast with Dave Anthony. In 2012, Greg performed stand-up at the Montreal, Melbourne and New Zealand International Comedy Festivals and wrote a comedy pilot for AMC with Hank Azaria and Jerry Stahl. In 2014, Greg worked as a creative consultant for the Oxygen series “My Crazy Love”, and toured all over the world, including a trip back to the Melbourne Comedy Festival in April, which kicked off an 8 week tour of Australia. In 2015 into 2016 he toured clubs all over the country, and returned to festivals such as San Francisco’s Sketchfest, the Moontower Comedy Festival, the Melbourne Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival. Greg has since appeared on Comedy Central’s @Midnight and This Is Not Happening, taped a pilot for Conaco/TBS, and appeared on Seeso’s The Guest List. Greg continues to tour worldwide, and his new stand up album “Why Are You In Here?” will be coming to Audible in October, and widely released in November.

Greg is the co-author of the three-million-copy bestseller, “He’s Just Not That Into You,” and established himself as a voice of reason and inspiration for all of us negotiating, and sometimes drowning in, the treacherous waters of romantic relationships. Co-authored with “Sex and the City” story editor, Liz Tuccillo, the book became the publishing phenomenon of the year after its release in September 2004. The book shot to the #1 slot on the bestseller lists worldwide, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Oprah Winfrey devoted two shows to Behrendt and the book’s simple, but powerful message. Behrendt also made numerous television appearances including NBC’s “Today Show,” “20/20” and “Larry King Live” on CNN. After a fierce bidding war, New Line Cinema acquired the film rights to “He’s Just Not That Into You.” The film was released worldwide on February 6, 2009 with a stellar cast including, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson and Ben Affleck and helped propelled the paperback edition of the book back to the top of the best seller lists.

In 2005, Behrendt, with his wife and co-author Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt, released a follow-up relationship book through Broadway Books/Random House. Offering straight talk, tough love, and hilarious (yet useful) tips on how to survive and get over break-ups, the book, titled “It’s Called a Break-Up Because It’s Broken,” immediately jumped to the top of the book charts including the Wall Street Journal, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, and The New York Times. A third book “It’s Just a F*@#ing Date” was released in 2013 topping the iBooks charts. Their latest book “How to Keep Your Marriage From Sucking” is out now, with another book coming in 2019.

Behrendt was a consultant for three consecutive seasons on HBO’s “Sex and the City” in which he brought his original male point-of-view to the writing staff. His acclaimed stand-up comedy has been seen on HBO, “The Tonight Show,” “Late Show w/David Letterman,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and Comedy Central. He was named by Variety in 2001 as one of the “10 Comics to Watch.” In April 2006, Behrendt was honored by COSMOPOLITAN magazine as one of the twelve “Fun, Fearless Males,” and in 2006 he launched the self-titled syndicated talk show, “The Greg Behrendt Show”, for Sony Pictures Television. The show featured Behrendt’s signature humor and advice when it comes to all kinds of relationships – including those with family, friends, romantic partners and relationships in the workplace.

Behrendt’s bestselling books are available on Audible, narrated by the author. Behrendt also appears on numerous Audible Originals, including Hold On with Eugene Mirman, Hot Mic with Dan Savage, and Sounds Like America.

‘Why Are You In Here?’ Tracklisting:
1- You Get What You Get
2- Parents are F*ckups Too
3- The Spooky One
4- Why Are You In Here?
5- Other People’s Kids
6- Sobriety Is Not For Everyone
7- Let’s Talk About Ice
8- Good For You
9- My Sister Would Love This
10- Pudding Pouch
11- A Friend You Hate

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BLUE IGUANA: Watch An Exclusive Clip From Hilarious Heist Flick Starring Sam Rockwell and Ben Schwartz!

BLUE IGUANA: Watch An Exclusive Clip From Hilarious Heist Flick Starring Sam Rockwell and Ben Schwartz!

Check out an exclusive clip from BLUE IGUANA, a hilarious heist film starring Sam Rockwell (Academy Award-winner® Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), and Phoebe Fox (Black Mirror), opening in theaters on August 24, 2018.

Written and directed by Hadi Hajaig, ‘Blue Iguana’ centers around small time New York crooks Eddie and Paul are in over their heads when a cute London lawyer hires them to fly to London and steal a rare jewel. Meanwhile, a mullet-haired gangster wants the gem for himself. Bullets and sparks fly in this pond-hopping comedic caper.

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BLUE IGUANA: Check Out The Trailer For The Action-Packed Comedy Starring Sam Rockwell & Ben Schwartz!

BLUE IGUANA: Check Out The Trailer For The Action-Packed Comedy Starring Sam Rockwell & Ben Schwartz!

Check out the new trailer and poster for the upcoming caper comedy, BLUE IGUANA, starring Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) and Sam Rockwell (Academy Award-winner® Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). Written and directed by Hadi Hajaig (Cleanskin), Schwartz and Rockwell star as small-time crooks on parole and working in a New York diner. Their dead-end lives are soon turned upside down when an English lawyer (Phoebe Fox) walks into the diner with an offer they can’t refuse: a “simple” job to steal a rare jewel in London. Hijinks and chaos ensue as a well-heeled crime boss and mullet-haired goon are also on the hunt for the elusive Blue Iguana gem.

Screen Media will release BLUE IGUANA in theaters and on demand on August 24th, 2018.

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Yippee Ki-Roast, Motherf@$%ers! Bruce Willis Named Next Comedy Central Roastee

Yippee Ki-Roast, Motherf@$%ers! Bruce Willis Named Next Comedy Central Roastee

Comedy Central is ready to trade barbs with the ultimate wisecracking action hero. The #1 brand in comedy announced today that international film superstar Bruce Willis will be this year’s Roastee. The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis (#BruceWillisRoast) will take place in Los Angeles with the tape and airdate to be announced at a later date.

“This ain’t the first time I’ll be tied to a chair and held hostage by a group of humorless assholes for a couple hours,” said Willis. “Bruce has survived terrorists, Armageddon, romance and death itself. Yet, nothing has prepared him for this Roast,” said Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central.

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DOCTOR DETROIT: Dan Aykroyd’s Cult Classic To Receive April Blu-ray Release!

DOCTOR DETROIT: Dan Aykroyd’s Cult Classic To Receive April Blu-ray Release!

He’s making the world safe…for insanity. On April 24, 2018, the cult comedy Doctor Detroit comes to Blu-ray for the first time, courtesy Shout Select.

Clifford Skridlow’s newest profession is the oldest profession in Doctor Detroit, a chaotic comedy starring the one and only Dan Aykroyd.

When fast-talking pimp Smooth Walker (Howard Hesseman, WKRP In Cincinnati) finds himself in hot water with Chicago crime boss Mom (Kate Murtagh), he claims that there’s a new player in the game: Doctor Detroit, a cat who’s badder than bad … and completely fictitious. In need of a patsy until the heat dies down, Smooth hits paydirt with mild-mannered professor Clifford Skridlow (Aykroyd) — and promptly skips town, leaving his bevy of sexy “employees” in Clifford’s hapless hands. Charmed by the ladies and spurred by his dedication to chivalry, Clifford agrees to become their protector and ally, transforming himself from a power-walking professor to a heroic hustler … and throwing down the gauntlet to save his college from financial ruin and the four damsels from the wrath of Mom!

Special Features:
· NEW Audio Commentary With Director Michael Pressman and Pop Culture Historian Russell Dyball
· NEW Interview With Director Michael Pressman
· “Radio Free Detroit” – Inside the Doctor Detroit Audio Press Kit, Featuring Rare and Vintage Interviews
· Photo Gallery
· Theatrical Trailers
· TV Spots
· Radio Spots

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