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Veeps Launches Comedy Vertical, Featuring Specials From David Cross, Brad Williams, Katherine Ryan And Reggie Watts (EXCLUSIVE)




The Joel and Benji Madden-founded streaming service Veeps is growing by adding a comedy vertical with brand-new specials from celebrities like David Cross, Brad Williams, Katherine Ryan, and Reggie Watts.

A portion of the 21st edition of SF Sketchfest’s shows will only be available for streaming on the Live Nation Entertainment-affiliated company’s platform beginning in early 2024.

With material available on, as well as through apps for Apple TV, Roku, iOS, and Android, Veeps has been streaming live performances by artists such as Billie Eilish, Bob Dylan, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, and thousands more, to millions of fans worldwide since 2018. The firm announced in October the debut of Veeps All Access, a membership plan that offers unrestricted access to livestream and on-demand material. This includes Madden’s music interview podcast, which has evolved into a conversation series called “Artist Friendly,” and the upcoming show “Sidehustles,” which is akin to “Cribs.” Veeps All Access will offer the comedy vertical, or viewers can purchase tickets for particular specials.

As head of humor, Bart Coleman, a seasoned professional in the field, will oversee the vertical.

Coleman said, “I’m honored to be playing a role in bringing the comedic performances we all love direct to fans in their homes. People love to laugh, even if they can’t attend their favorite shows in person as much as they’d like to.” “I think it’s a much-needed, new approach when it comes to broadcasting comedy content. Veeps is unique in that it offers a premium viewing experience, a lot of artistic flexibility, and we’re high touch in helping artists bring their unfiltered creative vision to life and connecting them with a community of viewers globally.”

Coleman comes to the company from Moment, where he managed podcast events and stand-up specials, including Andrew Schulz’s “Infamous,” which was the platform’s highest-performing special. Before that, he was the comedy lead at Spotify Studios, where he oversaw podcasts like “Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith,” “The Sketch Factor with Fred Armisen,” and “An Oral History of The Office.” He also worked as an independent producer and director of talent at Comedy Central, where his credits included 600 episodes of “@midnight,” “The Burn with Jeff Ross,” “The Jeselnik Offensive,” “John Oliver’s New York Stand-up,” and “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser.”

Coleman will collaborate closely with Live Nation’s head of comedy, Geof Wills, at Veeps. Wills expressed excitement about Veeps’ employment of Bart and their investment in comedy. Through this growth, comics will be able to reach readers in completely new and innovative ways beyond what has been done in the past.

According to a press release, Veeps and LiveNation’s cooperation adds value for the comedians. In addition to making reservations, Wills’ team offers distribution options via Ticketmaster partners including Meta, Spotify, and TikTok.

The following comedy specials are currently scheduled to air only on Veeps and can be seen for free by All Access subscribers or by purchasing a ticket for a specific show: David Cross: “Worst Daddy in the World,” airing Nov. 27; Brad Williams: “Starfish,” airing Dec. 21; Katherine Ryan: “Missus,” airing Nov. 17; Reggie Watts’ latest special, due in early 2024; Mo Welch: “Dad Jokes” docuspecial, release TBD; Blair Socci: “Live from the Big Dog,” airing Dec. 1; multiple sets from SF Sketchfest, airing Jan-Feb, 2024; Pod Meets World: “The Kids Wanna Jump!” event and Jessi Cruickshan’s upcoming special, coming in early 2024. has all the information you need to purchase tickets, along with data on upcoming specials and featured comedians.

Williams, whose special was revealed last week, stated, “The team has been very artist friendly and given me the freedom to present the show in the exact way it was intended.” “It’s extra inspiring to know that I’m a part of something that many people are saying will be an industry game-changer, but anyone can join an already successful platform.”

Since they initially started working on the Veeps concept more than ten years ago, the Maddens have made it their mission to create a “artist-friendly” experience.

“We really felt like live streaming — especially around music, concerts, comedy, and live events like that, that are happening every day around the globe — was the future of live entertainment,” Joel Madden tells Variety of the straightforward idea behind the plan. Fans will grow to anticipate access, even though being there live is a unique experience that only a select few get to enjoy.

In order to provide fans worldwide with an inexpensive, first-rate way to see their favorite performers perform live, they studied the growth of streaming services like Netflix and ESPN+ and created All Access, a subscription-based service. He continues, “Live-streaming has always been the vision that it will continue to evolve and become a part of our entertainment diet and what we consume.”

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Kim Kardashian Reveals Her Secret Lip Tattoo On ‘The Kardashians’



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Kim Kardashian helps plan hairstylist Chris Appleton’s Vegas wedding weekend, and the subject of tattoos comes up. In a twist no one saw coming, Kim, 43, has some shocking news to share with the world. In the November 9 episode of The Kardashians, Kim shows off her secret lip tattoo. Kim explains that she got the lip tattoo after hosting Saturday Night Live on October 9, 2021.

She pulls down her lip to show Chris the tattoo, which is a simple infinity symbol on the inside of her lower lip. Kim and all of her friends got matching tattoos after she made her SNL hosting debut. While her friends got the infinity symbol on their hands, Kim decided to get hers on her lip!

Kim hosting SNL in 2021 has proven to be one of the most memorable nights for the reality star. That’s the night her romance with Pete Davidson first sparked. Kim and Pete dated from October 2021 to August 2022. While they were dating, Pete got “my girl is a lawyer” tattooed near his collarbone and “Kim” inked on his chest.

Kim Kardashian at the 2023 CFDA Fashion Awards. (Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock)

Kim also reveals videos she took of the night she got her lip tattoo. La La Anthony was by Kim’s side and holding her legs as the tattoo artist inked up Kim’s lip. “I finally put a bumper sticker on a Bentley,” Kim says to Chris.

The SKIMS founder admits that “no one knows” about her tattoo, and she even forgets about it most of the time. Kim does admit that she’ll sometimes freak out when she sees the black ink on her lip when she’s flossing her teeth.

Back in 2009, Kim famously talked about her lack of ink during an interview on The Wendy Williams Show. When Wendy Williams asked Kim about having no tattoos, Kim replied, “Honey, would you put a bumper sticker on a Bentley?” Well, times have certainly changed for Kimmy K!

Kim plans the most epic wedding weekend for her longtime hairstylist and Lukas Gage. She surprises them with a special Shania Twain performance and even officiates their ceremony. New episodes of The Kardashians premiere Thursdays on Hulu.

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‘The Golden Bachelor’s Faith Martin Was In A Rut Before Turning 60. Here, She Reveals What Changed




Martin has vowed not to look back or wish she had her revelation sooner. She will not turn back, no matter what happens with Turner, 72. Rather, she’s accepting the lessons the challenging years have taught her.

“My face is covered in numerous scars. Although I haven’t been kind to myself, things are as they are,” she remarks. “I’m too busy right now enjoying life, working, and doing the things I love.” We feel happiest when we pursue our passions. Perhaps we also appear younger.

In the latest episode of Drop the Routine on Glamour, Martin shares her self-care routine, particularly in light of her experience with skin cancer. She also discusses her willingness to discuss injectables and her go-to moisturizer.

Since I developed skin cancer on my nose last year, sunscreen is the one thing I’ve become fervent about. Because of the divot that resulted from the biopsy on my nose, I always advise people to use sunscreen. Unfortunately, a lot of sunscreens have an odd fragrance, cover your face entirely in white, and make you appear strange. However, Superscreen Daily Moisturizer SPF 40 from Supergoop applies easily and transparently. I also use the tinted moisturizer with sunscreen from Supergoop!. After that, I just applied bronzer. I only use bronzer; I don’t use foundation.

Frank’s rosehip oil body as lotions frequently feel [too] thick on the skin. And I use coconut oil—the cooking kind—if I’m not using this. I simply grab the jug. I started using coconut oil since the thick lotions didn’t feel right and I would get dry patches while I was outside in the sun. I would simply grab some olive or coconut oil and apply it to myself. I also wrapped it around my cuticles. I always apply Nivea to my neck as well.

We frequently have the opportunity to perform endorsement-type work in radio, so I do advertisements for the New U Women’s Clinic & Aesthetics in Washington. In 2018, they requested that I do an AquaGold microchannel microinjector treatment. Your own blood platelets are extracted, and Botox and filler are also injected. They applied pressure to my entire body. And I promise that as soon as they completed that, I became aware of a change in the texture of my skin. Because I have complete faith in Dr. Rachel Fidino, I’m fine if she gives me a little prod here and there. Twice a year, I have Botox, specifically for the wrinkles that run between my eyebrows. You’re sitting there thinking to yourself, “Why am I poking myself and hurting my face with this?” However, after four days or so, you say, “Yes, I really love this.”

The New York Times best-selling book The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series was written by Jessica Radloff, senior West Coast editor for Glamour.

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Zac Efron Would Be ‘Honored’ To Play Matthew Perry In Biopic



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Zac Efron is hoping to pay tribute to his late co-star Matthew Perry in the future.

The fact that he is no longer with us still breaks my heart, 36-year-old Zac Efron said to Extra on Wednesday, November 8.

Perry wanted Efron to portray a younger version of him in a potential biopic, according to his friend Athenna Crosby, who made this revelation in an interview with ET Canada following the Friends alum’s passing.

“I felt incredibly honored. On Wednesday, Efron stated, “To do it would be extraordinary.” “We’ll observe the situation.”

Crosby claims that Perry stated he “was gonna ask [Efron] soon” about the potential part.

Following his death at the age of 54, actor Matthew Perry is being mourned by celebrities. Perry passed away on Saturday, October 28, apparently from drowning. After receiving a call about a person experiencing cardiac arrest, police reportedly discovered the actor unconscious in a bathtub at a Los Angeles residence. Ian Ziering, a collaborator with […]

Efron continued, “To think he was thinking of me for that role, I mean I would be honored to do it, to be honest,” in a separate interview with Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday.

“I had the best time of my life working with him,” Efron continued, referring to Perry as “the best guy in the world” and telling the publication.

In the 2009 film 17 Again, Efron portrayed Mike O’Donnell, Perry’s younger role.

On April 14, 2009, in Hollywood, Michelle Trachtenberg, Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, and Matthew Perry attend the film’s premiere. Getty Images/Kevin Winter

On October 28, Perry’s death was announced following what seemed to be a drowning at his Los Angeles residence. In a statement released on October 30, the Los Angeles Fire Department said that he was discovered “unconscious in a stand-alone jacuzzi.”

The statement went on, “Firefighters removed the man from the water upon their arrival after a bystander had brought his head above the water and gotten him to the edge.” Sadly, a quick medical examination found the individual had passed away before first responders could arrive.

Before a toxicology study is completed, Perry’s cause of death has not been disclosed.

Crosby exclusively told Us Weekly on November 1 that Perry “was in a good state of mind” prior to his death. In the final days before his passing, she spent time with the actor.

“He was quite happy to be hanging out and was talking the entire time. He was “talking about his life and sharing with me funny stories about his time in the industry,” she continued, calling it “great.”

After becoming well-known for playing Chandler Bing in the television series Friends, Matthew Perry never hesitated to talk openly about his personal troubles. For a period, when [fame] occurs, it’s similar to Disneyland. This sensation of “I’ve made it, I’m thrilled, there’s no problem in the world” lasted for me for almost eight months. [..]

He was talking about how happy he was to have a second act and how his acting goals had been hampered by problems, but he had overcome them all and was eager to get back into it full force, according to Crosby.

Along with having a great acting career, Perry was committed to supporting people who battled drug addiction.

“I don’t want Friends to be the first thing that people talk about when I die,” Perry stated in a November 2022 audio interview with Tom Power’s “Q.””I want to live the rest of my life proving that it should be the first thing mentioned.”

Our Matthew Perry-themed special issue is now available.

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