Posts tagged as yannis pappas

New Cable Channel Fusion Will Feature Puppet Comedy Talk Show, Paul F. Tompkins Is Involved in Some Way

Today sees the launch of Fusion, a cable news channel aimed at 18 to 34 year olds which is described as a blend of "hard news, satire and pop culture." Along with first day interviews with both President Barack Obama and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, the channel will launch a prime-time half hour news comedy from former Daily Show writer and producer David Javerbaum. The show, No, You Shut Up, will feature four Henson puppets as news commentators. Based on this tweet, Paul F. Tompkins is involved with at least the first episode, which premieres tonight at 9:30 pm ET.

It seems like comedy will be a major part of the new [...]

You Had To Be There #97: Yannis Pappas

This week, Nikki and Sara marvel at how, two weeks in, they've already gotten used to the process of making their television show. Sara recently saw Django Unchained in a now-rare moment of free time and when she says she liked it, Brooklyn-born comic and certified "grown man" (see ep. 96) Yannis Pappas (Modern Comedian, Twitter) offers his wholehearted agreement. After flinging fury at Brooklyn's bogus new neighborhoods, Philly's sports obsessions, and Beantown's general demeanor, Yannis tells the story of the shooting that shoved him into maturity early on in his career. The trio muse a bit on their futile little legacies but soon leap [...]