Posts tagged as JB Smoove

NBC Renews 'Last Comic Standing' for Season 9

NBC announced yesterday that they're bringing back Last Comic Standing for another year. The long-running, on-again-off-again standup reality competition returned this summer after four years off the air, revamped with new host J.B. Smoove, producer Wanda Sykes, and an invite-only audition system. The show is currently in the midst of its eighth season, with seven comedians (Nikki Carr, Rocky LaPorte, Joe Machi, Rod Man, Monroe Martin, Karlous Miller, Lachlan Patterson) remaining. Season nine will premiere next summer.

JB Smoove Attempts to Solve Racism with Jay Leno

JB Smoove was on The Tonight Show last night, and he basically took it over right when he walked out onto the stage as only he can. I'm not sure his solution for racial tensions is all that practical, but I guess we'll see.

JB Smoove: "Wash Your Ass" x 8,000

National treasure JB Smoove went to Bonnaroo. Knowing how instantly hilarious that is, the festival folk thought it was a good idea to just film him doing Smoove stuff. They were right. What they didn't know was that Smoove would also up the festival's overall standard of living. When Smoove says, "Wash your ass," you wash your ass, even if you're Canadian, where they only bath in maple syrup and hockey pucks. As you can see below, he also indulged some hippy's drumming and forced a girl to cry for Radiohead. Classic BonnaSmoove.

JB Smoove is Home Alone in the WME Office

When Curb Your Enthusiasm's JB Smoove shows up at his agency's office on Yom Kippur and no one is there, he has no choice but to be a one-man talent agency. And JB Smoove is not kidding around. The people have been waiting too long for Percy Jackson 2! Too long. Unfortunately, even JB Unchained cannot penetrate the inner sanctum of "angry super-Jew" Ari Emanuel. No one can.

Here's a Trailer for the New Season of 'Last Comic Standing'

NBC is bringing reality competition Last Comic Standing back this summer, and here's a brand new trailer for the revamped show, featuring host J.B. Smoove, judges Russell Peters, Keenen Ivory Wayans, and Roseanne, and bunch of standups.

Check Out Rob Riggle's New Web Series 'Coogan Auto'

The YouTube channel LOUD just released this, the first episode of a new six-part web series called Coogan Auto, written and directed by Rob Riggle. Riggle stars as Jerry Coogan, the head of a wacky auto dealership, with JB Smoove, Horatio Sanz, and Alison Becker playing his employees. Coogan Auto was produced by Ben Silverman's studio Electus and Principato-Young Entertainment, two companies that also produce Yahoo! Screen's web series Sketchy together.  My prediction is that the series ends in a The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard crossover.

JB Smoove Shares His Rejected SNL Pitches

JB Smoove gave Jimmy Kimmel some of his hottest rejected SNL ideas from his time on staff, free of charge. I don't know what Tina Fey was thinking, not putting all of these on the air immediately! Especially Antonio Banderas as Tarzan who wears turtlenecks. Even ape-men swinging from vines have to be sartorially sophisticated when they're Antonio Banderas. Part one below.

Fox Giving JB Smoove a "Blue-Collar" Comedy

Curb Your Enthusiasm standout JB Smoove just snagged a deal to bring a new comedy to Fox along with Office writer/producer Aaron Shure. It'll be produced by Date Night director Shawn Levy. Here's the synopsis: Co-created by Smoove and Shure, the untitled blue-collar comedy, which shares some aspects with Roseanne, centers on a husband and a father (Smoove) who has gotten divorced but, with the economy being as it is, can't afford to move out and instead moves into the family home's basement. It will revolve around the man's relationship with his family, his parents, his co-workers and a guy in a nursing home. "He’s trying to get [...]

JB Smoove Is Hosting the New Season of 'Last Comic Standing', Premieres May 22nd

Last year, NBC announced they're resurrecting the standup comedy reality show Last Comic Standing after four years with Wanda Sykes producing, and now the reboot has a new host, new judges, and a premiere date. The network announced today that JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Millers) will be the host for the upcoming 13-episode eighth season, which will premiere on Thursday, May 22nd, at 10pm. Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans, and Russell Peters will serve as judges. Keenen Ivory Wayans's presence is interesting as TBS is gearing up to host a comedy competition show called Funniest Wins hosted and produced by his brother Marlon.

Timothy Olyphant, J.B. Smoove, and Just About Everyone Else Is Guest Starring on 'The League' This Season

The League creators Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer chatted with TVGuide today and spilled the beans about several exciting guest stars set to make appearances on the upcoming season, which debuts tonight on FX at 10:30. The many guest spots the Schaffers mention include Timothy Olyphant as "a white sushi chef," J.B. Smoove as a guy in a wheelchair who gets into a conflict with the guys, Julia Duffy as Kevin and Taco's mom, Robert Wagner as Pete's grandfather, Kristin Cavallari as the wife of NFL-er Jay Cutler, and as documented on Twitter with a faux-fistfight, Ken Marino will be playing the gang's high school enemy in an episode [...]

Have Yourself a Night of Comedy with the Premieres of Inside Comedy & The Ruckus

It's finally time for the long-awaited and saliva-inducing Inside Comedy on Showtime, whose first episode, an interview with Jerry Seinfeld and Don Rickles, airs tomorrow at 11. But that won't be the night's only new standup-focused television show! Comedy Central is also premiering Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus at 10, hosted by J.B. Smoove and featuring established black comics (unlike the near-entirely white Inside Comedy). What an evening it'll be, for those who don't have outside obligations (who are we kidding, for all of us). First you'll crack a beer and laugh at jokes from today's comics, then kick back with a brandy and theorize with the [...]

Curb Your Enthusiasm Comes to NYC For Season 8

If anything can top last season's amazing Seinfeld reunion storyline of Curb Your Enthusiasm, it's Larry coming to NYC. And there are so many great guest stars! Ricky Gervais, Michael J. Fox, Ana Gasteyer, and more J.B. Smoove! I can't wait.