Daily in the know (Comedy News)

  1. Conan Writer Pissed About The State Of Late Night

Andrés du Bouchet has been putting words in Conan O’Brien’s mouth as a writer on ConanThe Tonight Show, and Late Night for seven years, but on his Twitter account Thursday night, he let his own voice be heard while weighing in on the state of comedy. And to put it succinctly, du Bouchet isn’t happy. For story click the link below.

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    2.  Gender Inequality On The Daily Show

Jessica Williams, Kristen Schaal, and Samantha Bee were all contenders to host The Daily Show. None of the comediennes got the gig. Get the full story click the link below.

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    3. Death Of A Comedian 

Here’s an ironic twist to the title of Owen McCafferty’s play, presented in association with the Lyric Belfast and the Abbey Dublin. It deals with a raw, talented young standup, Steve, who makes a Faustian bargain with fame and, in the process, sells his soul and dilutes his talent. Much as I enjoyed it, it has the black-and-white simplicity of a morality play. For more details of this article from Micheal Billington of the Guardian click the link below.

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