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Entries in deon cole (2)

Tuesday
Jul202010

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Gets Axed Again and Again

It's sounding like the writing staff of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien won't be having its DAY OF REFUDIATION on TV at the Emmys next month.  After learning some unsettling and mysterious news, Team Coco's Deon Cole vented his frustrations on Twitter last night:

@deoncole: UNBELIEVABLE! NBC has did it to us again!!! details soon. wow! stay tune.

What'd NBC do?? Deon quickly deleted the tweet and covered his butt:

@deoncole: SORRY! "not NBC" but someone with power has kicked us in the nuts again! the more i know the more u will. stay tune. wow, unbelievable!

Tell me tell me! And then he added some follow up details:

@deoncole: NOT "NBC" but the powers that be has sent us an email saying that the category we are nominated for will not be televised this year! really?
@deoncole: i hear that there will b a meeting about it. stay tune to find out what happens, until then i'm going 2 drink, alot! my first nom. shit!

What's going down? Will the super shady nut kicking powers that be have the last laugh? Will Team Coco come out on top? It's not clear whether he's talking about the nomination for "BEST WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES" or "BEST VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES." Whatever the case, it's too bad they're not up for the award for "BEST DRAMA FOR THE BEST WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES."

Tuesday
Jun222010

Just for Laughs Chicago Wrap-up – Day Two

John Mulaney drops in for the second Drinking Buddies showWith more than seventeen venues over five days boasting one hundred performers, TBS Presents a “Very Funny” Festival: Just for Laughs was a veritable comedy whirlwind across the city of Chicago last week. Due to the sheer impossibility of hitting everything (or even close to everything), I decided to focus on the local stand-up showcases and see Chicago performers within the visiting energy of the festival.

After the opening festivities Tuesday, the plan for Wednesday was to visit with TJ Miller and the rest of the Drinking Buddies (Mike Bridenstine, James Fritz, and Kyle Kinane), at the Lincoln Lodge. Earlier in the day on Wednesday, a missive went out to announce a last minute warm-up “secret show” of Team Coco Presents the Conan Writers Live, to take place before Drinking Buddies at the Lodge. Being that the regular show of the writers was to be at a massive venue downtown the next evening, this was an exciting treat for those of us privy to the event. Unfortunately, there was no Andy Richter to be found in the house, but the incomparable Reggie Watts treated the audience to a much-too-short musical interlude, and Never Not Funny’s Jimmy Pardo kept the audience delighted throughout the evening as host (and even got a few cracks in on local comedy personality Fuzzy Gerdes, to the delight of those of us that know Fuzzy and his role here in the Chicago scene).

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