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In addition to a top-to-bottom organization overall, the Golden Globes has added two new categories for its next awards, for cinematic and box office achievement and stand-up comedy performance on television.—Todd Longwell, Variety, 29 Nov. 2023 The lake is active but not busy, according to the offices of LUXE real estate agency, with a balance of boaters, kayakers and people on stand-up paddleboards.—Lauren Beale, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 The sunny skies and mild temperatures make the perfect atmosphere for biking around the vineyards, getting out on the lake for some stand-up paddleboarding, and meandering through the vines of the approximately 50 vineyards.—Carrie Honaker, Travel + Leisure, 28 Nov. 2023 There are gorgeous beaches for swimming, snorkeling, and stand-up paddle boarding.—Lindsay Cohn, Parents, 28 Nov. 2023 The character was inspired by co-creator David’s real neighbor, stand-up comedian Kenny Kramer.—Keith Langston, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 Amusements often feels like stand-up comedy or vaudevillian variety show, but the twinkle in its performer’s eye is just peculiar enough to keep us guessing.—Sara Holdren, Vulture, 21 Nov. 2023 Trevor Wallace, a rising star of L.A.’s comedy’s boom, started his journey in stand-up on the strength of a local newspaper clipping.—Nate Jackson, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 It was announced earlier this year that Golden Globes will be presented in two new categories: best stand-up comedian on television and cinematic/box office achievement.—Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Nov. 2023
In this post-season glow, performing stand-up across the country, the two cast members were about to conjure two of their most popular characters on the show.—Andy Hoglund, EW.com, 25 Mar. 2023 Kemp’s infectious smile and, by all accounts, stand-up status as a teammate put him on the list.—James Yasko, Chron, 24 Mar. 2023 John Mulaney is making a comeback to stand-up with his latest special, John Mulaney: Baby J. (His last special was released five years ago in 2018.—Amanda Curran, Glamour, 22 Mar. 2023 Amazon Prime Video's comedy that follows the life of a stand-up comedian in the 1960s will end with its fifth season, which premieres on April 14.—Brendan Morrow, The Week, 20 Mar. 2023 Sandler did his first stand-up at 17 at an open mic in Boston.—Geoff Edgers, Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2023 Rodgers said that Hawk suggested McAfee as an emergency fill-in for a golf tournament team, and McAfee agreed to do it even while in the midst of a stand-up comedy tour.—Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 15 Mar. 2023 President Zelensky, the most important person standing up for freedom, was a stand-up comic.—Rob Tannenbaum, Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2023 In addition, Laugh Out Loud Radio on SiriusXM will exclusively premiere Bernie Mac’s first-ever solo full-length stand-up album.—Todd Spangler, Variety, 15 Mar. 2023
Like the lug-sole boot, a pair of chunky loafers ensures that this workwear outfit stands up to the elements in style.—Laura Jackson, Vogue, 5 Dec. 2023 However, whether Benko’s position will continue to stand up to comparison with a monarchy and the Catholic Church remains to be seen.—Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 4 Dec. 2023 Norberto was a proud Puerto Rican man, according to Soto, who taught his daughter how to stand up for what is right.—Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 1 Dec. 2023 For Strafford, standing up for herself doesn't come naturally for her.—Alexandra Koster, refinery29.com, 30 Nov. 2023 Inventive solutions: Some people have built off-the-grid homes from trash to stand up to a changing climate.—Brady Dennis, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2023 There are plenty of fine tool brands out there, but Milwaukee power tools last longer and stand up to more abuse.—Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, 28 Nov. 2023 On the unscripted side, there are four original formats coming up from Banijay Asia labels, starting with a stand up comedy show, Dhar said.—Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 26 Nov. 2023 The natural beechwood legs feature a protective coating that stands up to sap and is also gentle on floors.—Casey Clark, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Nov. 2023 See More
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