Katt Williams Wants to Start a Conversation
Katt Williams views his live show as a conversation between himself and a room full of his friends, friends he’s made by touring the country and returning to cities again and again. In his new special Great America, which just dropped on Netflix, he opens with a masterful display of his partic... [Read More]
Catching Up with Anjelah Johnson
When I caught up with Anjelah Johnson she was at her home in LA, getting ready to head to the Bay Area to spend Christmas with her family before doing a stretch of eight New Year’s weekend shows at Tommy T’s Comedy Club in Pleasanton, just 25 minutes from where she grew up. For Johnson, ... [Read More]
The Rise of “Clapter” Comedy
When news broke last week that FX’s critically acclaimed comedy Atlanta would finally be returning for its second season, I marked the occasion by rereading one of my favorite profiles of Donald Glover, which was published back in August 2016. Speaking to Vulture about... [Read More]
The Rise of “Clapter” Comedy
When news broke last week that FX’s critically acclaimed comedy Atlanta would finally be returning for its second season, I marked the occasion by rereading one of my favorite profiles of Donald Glover, which was published back in August 2016. Speaking to Vulture about... [Read More]
The Great Bits: Paul F. Tompkins’s “Peanut Brittle”
Killing time before the show with my feature act, eating Subway in some comedy condo somewhere, we’d play each other the bits that impressed us the most. I always played “Peanut Brittle.” It comes from Paul F. Tompkins’s 2007 album Impersonal. I imagine he called it... [Read More]
The Great Bits: Paul F. Tompkins’s “Peanut Brittle”
Killing time before the show with my feature act, eating Subway in some comedy condo somewhere, we’d play each other the bits that impressed us the most. I always played “Peanut Brittle.” It comes from Paul F. Tompkins’s 2007 album Impersonal. I imagine he called it... [Read More]
Tom Segura Gets Philosophical in the Trailer for His Netflix Special ‘Disgraceful’
Tom Segura returns to Netflix next week with his second standup special for the streaming network. Titled Disgraceful, the special was filmed at the Paramount Theatre in Denver and follows his last special, Mostly Stories, which debuted back in January 2016. Check out the trailer above, and catch th... [Read More]
Marianne Ways: Comedy Booker, Producer, and Consultant Extraordinaire
Over the years, Littlefield in Brooklyn has become a go-to spot for Monday night comedy in New York. It was once the home of Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal’s Hot Tub before the duo moved the show to LA. Night Train with Wyatt Cenac then filled the spot with a show that The New York [&helli... [Read More]
Netflix Adds a Second Standup Special from Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais has two standup specials heading to Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming network has bought the rights to Gervais’s next standup special, following last month’s news that Netflix would debut a special from Gervais titled after his tour Humanity, which... [Read More]
Netflix Will Release a Second Dave Chappelle Standup Special on New Year’s Eve
Netflix just dropped some last-minute surprise news: In addition to the release of Dave Chappelle’s Equanimity on New Year’s Eve, the streaming network will also release another special from Chappelle titled The Bird Revelation. Equanimity was filmed at the Warner Theater in Washington D... [Read More]