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Chelsea Peretti started her stand-up career by telling fart jokes

Chelsea Peretti has some advice for aspiring stand-up comedians: Stage time, stage time, stage time, stage time — oh, and stage time. And yes, she realizes how irritating repeating “stage time” is.

Peretti currently stars as Gina on Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine and just released a stand-up special on Netflix titled Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greatsbut, just like any of the greats, Peretti had to get her start somewhere — and that start was on a stage where she made poorly received jokes about the always-popular subject of crop dusting.

Along the way, Peretti’s looked to people like Amy Poehler, Parker Posey, and Sarah Silverman for inspiration, and right now is watching up-and-coming comedians like Yassir Lester and Esther Povitsky. READ FULL STORY

'School of Rock' musical coming to Broadway, courtesy of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Jack Black, Downton Abbey, and The Phantom of the Opera don’t necessarily go together, but that changes with the arrival of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical passion project on Broadway.

School of Rock—The Musical, a stage adaptation based on the hit 2003 film starring Black as a wannabe rocker who forms a band at a prestigious prep school, will make its world premiere in New York at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre. Previews begin Nov. 2, 2015 in anticipation of a Dec. 6 opening. READ FULL STORY

'The Colbert Report' has a yard sale and sells Michael Stipe, Beatles figurines, more

Stephen Colbert continued his farewell week from The Colbert Report last night when he sold off some beloved props from the show, including shelf decoration Michael Stipe.

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Telltale Games announces new 'Minecraft' episodic video game series

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Story-driven experiences created by a game developer are definitely not the first thing players may think of when discussing Minecraft, but it’s most certainly a quality that’s come to define developer Telltale Games.

And so while the idea of a Minecraft game all about narrative and characters may seem odd, it makes all the more sense when it’s in the hands of the team behind The Walking Dead and Tales from the Borderlands.

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Lady Gaga recalls some good advice she got from a stripper

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have a few things in common: musical talent, the album they just made together, and their appearance on The Tonight Show last night, to name a few. But there are other areas where the two of them are very different.

For example, when Jimmy Fallon brought up that one time Bennett took advice from a cab driver in New York, he then asked Gaga if she’d ever taken advice from a stranger. She had. Only she got her advice from an elderly stripper in Atlanta. As you do.

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Time travel meets indie-movie charm in 'Life Is Strange' trailer

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Life Is Strange looks like a video game attempting to be an indie film.

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'Gone With the Wind' at 75: A first-time viewer and an expert discuss

Hillary Busis has seen Gone with the Wind approximately one billion times. Neil Janowitz … hasn’t. On the occasion of the film’s recent 75th anniversary, he decided to change that.

HILLARY: Neil: It breaks my heart (but doesn’t totally surprise me) to hear that you’ve never seen or read Gone With the Wind. I’m gonna start by asking you a simple question: What do you know (or think you know) about Margaret Mitchell’s classic story? READ FULL STORY

James Corden throws to first commercial on 'Late Late Show'

There are a few absolutes in late-night talk show hosting: monologues, silly sketches, guest interviews, and having to keep audiences coming back after each one.

Future host James Corden had his chance to prove his skills on at least one of those when he appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

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David Letterman takes on the Sony hack by reading 'leaked emails'

Though the circumstances around the Sony hack are very serious, the incident did give David Letterman the opportunity to lob some industry-focused one liners on The Late Show last night.  READ FULL STORY

'The Sing-Off' recap: One night, six groups, 800 blazers

Well, here we are, at the most wonderful time of the year: The Sing-Off is back, and you can never really know for how long, so cherish every minute, even when they all come on the same night. In its fifth season of dodging the eviction notice NBC keeps hiding in Shawn Stockman’s dressing room, The Sing-Off returned as a one-night, two-hour holiday special. And even at just two hours—half the length of a typical singing show’s weekly allotment—I stand by this being the best happiest show on television.

Hyperbolic? Sure. But what is a cappella for, if not to be a little dramatic. And, of course, for the blazers. There were just So. Many. Blazers, each more beautiful than the next. Always leave them more, except when it comes to lapels: The Sing-Off story. READ FULL STORY

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