Reggie Brown (impersonator)

Reggie Brown
In the aftermath of the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference incident, Brown was invited by comedian Bill Maher to finish his act on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. Brown appeared in a viral YouTube parody of Psy's hit song Gangnam Style, entitled Obama Gangnam Style! The video received over 100 million views all over the world including over 30 million views from Twitter users in China, who reportedly believed that the real President Obama was responsible for the video. He also impersonated Obama in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and in the 2016 U.S. presidential election he debuted a cross between Obama and Donald Trump, speaking popular Trump quotes, on CollegeHumor.

Natalia Tena

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She also appeared as Osha in HBO's Game of Thrones. In March 2013, she starred in the official music video for Lapalux's single "Without You (ft. Kerry Leatham)". In 2015, Natalia starred as the lead, Jennifer Preston, in the British mini-series Residue. In 2017, Natalia was cast as Sara Morten in the CBS drama Wisdom of the Crowd. On April 26, 2018, it was announced that Natalia was cast in the series regular role of Lana Pierce on the YouTube science fiction series Origin. She is close friends with fellow Game of Thrones actress Oona Chaplin.

Lady Gaga

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Concerts performed at Madison Square Garden in New York City were filmed for an HBO television special titled Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden. Gaga also performed songs from her albums at the 2009 Royal Variety Performance, the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, and the 2010 BRIT Awards. Before Michael Jackson's death, Gaga was set to take part in his canceled This Is It concert series at the O 2 Arena in the UK. During this era, Gaga ventured into business, collaborating with consumer electronics company Monster Cable Products to create in-ear, jewel-encrusted, headphones called Heartbeats by Lady Gaga.

Anything Could Happen

The lyric video premiered on Goulding's YouTube channel on 9 August 2012. A second music video, titled the Ben & Ellie Edit, was released on Goulding's YouTube channel on 9 October 2012. This version all shot close up and cross fading into different scenes. The video begins with the text "Ellie Goulding", and flashes of a car driving and Goulding in multiple shots of her body. Once the song begins, Goulding starts singing, multiple shots of her being shown, close-up, side view, and bright lights, singing along.

Video game live streaming

The practice became popular in the mid-2010s on sites such as Twitch and later, YouTube. By 2014, Twitch streams had more traffic than HBO's online service. Professional streamers often combine high-level play and entertaining commentary, and earn income from sponsors, subscriptions, and donations. Amateur streamers spend long hours competing for an audience. The practice of livestreaming video games became popular in the mid-2010s on sites such as Twitch. By 2014, Twitch streams had more traffic than HBO's online service and eventually hastened the closure of, which Twitch had originally spun out of.

Shohreh Aghdashloo

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In the same year, she also portrayed Sajida Talfah in the HBO original miniseries House of Saddam for which she received the [[Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie]]. Speaking to a crowd of over 1,400 people at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on September 12, 2009, Aghdashloo, author Dr. Azar Nafisi, and Dr. Dwight Bashir, Associate Director for Policy at the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, added their voices to those concerned about human rights in Iran and the persecution of Bahá'ís in Iran. Aghdashloo's talk in particular was posted to YouTube.

Brian Volk-Weiss filmography and discography

The filmography and discography of Brian Volk-Weiss consists of numerous stand-up specials, comedy albums, films, and television shows. Volk-Weiss has largely acted as a producer or executive producer on these projects in his role as CEO of the production and distribution company, Comedy Dynamics. He has also directed select stand-up specials and television episodes, including those for his own Netflix series, The Toys That Made Us.

2016 in American television

The following is a list of events affecting American television in 2016. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, and cancellations; channel launches, closures, and rebrandings; stations changing or adding their network affiliations; and information about controversies and carriage disputes.

2016 in stand-up comedy

July 4: Brendon Burns's one-hour special Selfies in the Grand Canyon is released on YouTube. The special was filmed at the Tiger Lounge in Manchester. July 22: Brian Posehn's one-hour special Criminally Posehn is released on Seeso. The special was filmed at the House of Blues in San Diego. July 26: Josh Blue's one-hour special Delete is released on Hulu. The special was filmed at the University of Denver in Denver. August 1: Luke Capasso's one-hour special Talkn' Loud & Sayn' Nothin' is released on Gumroad. The special was filmed at the Yellow Springs Art Center in Yellow Springs. August 5: David Cross's one-hour special Making America Great Again! is released on Netflix.


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Kevin Wu (born June 12, 1990) is an American blogger, activist and humanitarian who was best known for being an early YouTube celebrity, comedian and actor known by his YouTube username of KevJumba. The San Francisco Chronicle s Jeff Yang has noted that Wu is not a comedian in the conventional sense but that by "just talking [he] is, well, pretty hilarious" due to his deadpan vocal delivery, animated facial expressions and tendency toward unexpected digressions. Wu previously appeared on The CW Television Network's short-lived Online Nation and co-starred with Jessica Lee Rose and Philip DeFranco in Hooking Up from HBOLabs (the online arm of HBO) in 2008.

2014 in American television

The following is a list of events affecting American television in 2014. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, and cancellations; channel launches, closures, and rebrandings; stations changing or adding their network affiliations; and information about changes of ownership of channels or stations, controversies and carriage disputes.

Blake Anderson

He appeared on several episodes of the Fox show Traffic Light and has had small cameos in an episode of HBO's Entourage. He was also in National Lampoon's The Legend of Awesomest Maximus (2009) and an episode of the Fox show House. He has appeared on many YouTube shows such as Mail Order Comedy (for which he writes and produces all of the material) and Dungeon of the Nutsack. He starred on the Comedy Central show Workaholics between 2011 and 2017. He has had roles on Community, Arrested Development, and Loiter Squad. He also tours the country to perform his stand-up comedy.

Mirror Awards

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Recipients of the Dressler Award have included Sheila Nevins of HBO Documentary Films; journalist Tom Brokaw (2017); David Levy ’84, president of Turner Broadcasting System (2016); Josh Sapan, president and CEO of AMC Networks (2015); David Zaslav, president and CEO of Discovery Communications (2014); Anne Sweeney, co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney-ABC Television Group (2013); Brian L. Roberts, chairman and CEO of Comcast (2011); Bloomberg L.P. (2010); Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post (2009); political journalist Tim Russert (posthumously, 2008); and Peter Bart, editor-in-chief of Variety (2007).

Kristen Bell

Bell also guest-starred on the HBO drama Deadwood in a two-episode story arc ("Bullock Returns to the Camp" and "Suffer the Little Children"). At 24, she won the role of the title character in UPN's drama Veronica Mars, which was launched in the fall of 2004. Created by Rob Thomas, the series starred Bell as the seventeen-year-old anti-establishment high school student/detective. Bell drew on the parallels between the character of Veronica and her own life, since Bell's parents had divorced and her best friend had also died. The series earned acclaim from television critics, as did Bell's performance.

Bill Hader

Hader also voiced multiple characters in YouTube channel Bad Lip Reading's parodies of the Star Wars original trilogy. In 2018, Hader created and began starring in the HBO series Barry, for which he received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations as producer, writer, director, and actor. He won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in September 2018. Hader has stated that his comedy influences are Monty Python, Mel Brooks and Eddie Murphy. In 2006, Hader married writer-director Maggie Carey. They have three daughters together: Hannah Kathryn, born October 6, 2009, Harper, born July 28, 2012, and Hayley Clementine, born November 15, 2014.

Kate Micucci

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The video has been circulated around the Internet on sites such as YouTube and The Huffington Post. In 2010, Micucci appeared in the Kristen Bell film When in Rome and in an episode in the sixth season of the TV show Weeds as a slightly sedated waitress. She appeared in some episodes of the HBO series, Bored to Death and appeared as the babysitter/dogsitter/eldersitter Shelley in the series Raising Hope. In February 2011, Micucci appeared briefly in a Progressive Insurance ad as a waitress. She has also voiced a character on Pendleton Ward's animated series Adventure Time, and as the character of Julie Kane on the Disney XD animated series Motorcity.

Making a Murderer

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To promote the series, Netflix released the first episode concurrently on YouTube and on Netflix, which it had not done for any other original programming. In July 2016, Netflix announced that it was filming a second season, to explore the aftermath of Dassey's conviction and the numerous appeals that have taken place. The 10-episode second season was released October 19, 2018. Making a Murderer won several awards, including four Primetime Emmy Awards in 2016. As a production, the series was favorably compared to the HBO series The Jinx and the podcast Serial.

Unsolved Mysteries

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As of 2017, the show maintains a YouTube page where viewers can submit their own mysteries. If accepted, Unsolved Mysteries posts a video of the viewer describing the mystery. FilmRise acquired worldwide digital distribution rights to the program and announced its intent to release updated versions of its episodes in 2017. These shows are currently streaming on Amazon Prime and Tubi TV in the United States and the United Kingdom. Since February 2017, the Spike episodes have been officially posted on YouTube, split into eight seasons. In July 2017, the program began streaming on Hulu in the United States.

How to Make It in America

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HBO made a free early online-only premiere available on various video sites including iTunes and YouTube. Season 2 premiered on HBO on October 2, 2011. The opening title sequence was created by Isaac Lobe and directing duo Josh & Xander and produced by The theme song, "I Need a Dollar", was performed by Aloe Blacc of Stones Throw Records. Shot in New York City, the sequence comprises a video and photography montage, bringing together the show's underlying themes of "grit, hunger, ambition, the multicultural whirl of New York and the culture-transcending pursuit of the almighty dollar". The first season received mixed reviews.

Michelle Wolf

Michelle Wolf in 2018
In November 2015, Comedy Central released the entirety of Now Hiring, a web series hosted by Wolf, on YouTube. Wolf is a regular at the Comedy Cellar in New York City. In April 2016, she joined The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as a contributor. Wolf has said that she learned a lot about comedy working for Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah. In August 2016, she performed her stand-up show So Brave at the Edinburgh Festival, which was her first performance outside North America.

The Muppets

As a method of regaining a wider audience, Disney began to produce and release a series of comedy shorts on YouTube. After the Muppets' "Bohemian Rhapsody" cover version was posted on the Muppet Studio's YouTube channel, it ultimately amassed 50 million views and won two Webby Awards. Videos are posted on the site regularly. In 2010, the Muppets starred in The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora, which co-starred Cat Cora and showcased cooking demonstrations. A television special, A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, premiered on NBC on December 17, 2008; and was released on DVD on September 29, 2009.

High Hopes (album)

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On April 4, 2014, HBO aired Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes, a 30-minute documentary on the making of High Hopes. In May 2014, Sony Music Netherlands released a 45-minute documentary to YouTube titled High Hopes In South Africa which documented Springsteen and the E Street Band's first-ever concerts in South Africa. High Hopes garnered generally positive reception from music critics. At Metacritic, the album holds a weighted average Metascore of 67 out of 100, based upon 37 reviews, indicating generally favorable reception.

Jenna Haze

In 2004, she appeared on the HBO show Pornucopia, a six-part documentary on the pornography industry in California. Haze became a free agent in April 2005, after deciding not to renew her contract with JKP, partly because Jill Kelly had recently left the company. After leaving JKP and splitting with her boyfriend, Haze returned to working with male performers. The April 2006 release Jenna Haze Darkside featured her first boy-girl scenes in over three years. The film was produced and directed by her new boyfriend Jules Jordan. Later in the year, she began writing a sex advice column for the pornographic magazine, Fox.