Comedy Central announces half-hour stand-up specials for 2018
Here they are…Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents… has announced nine new half-hour installments to tape this December in New Orleans, and they’re coming at you from Emmy Blotnick, Tim Dillon, Devin Field, Megan Gailey, Chris Garcia, Langston Kerman, Mike Lawrence, Ryan O&... [Read More]
Toward A More Perfect Comedian Union
If you had told me 10 years ago, when I launched The Comic’s Comic from a hotel room in Las Vegas during the HBO Comedy Festival, that I’d be writing about sex offenders and Russian agents today, would I still be here? Before you attempt to answer that rhetorical, let me let you know wha... [Read More]
Laughfest announces headliners for March 2018 celebration
Gilda’s Laughfest has announced some major headliners for its eighth annual celebration of comedy in Grand Rapids, Mich. Among them: Trevor Noah, Tiffany Haddish, returning LaughFesters Maria Bamford and Cameron Esposito, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Bert Kreischer, Anjelah Johnson an... [Read More]
Paul Mecurio on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
On Wednesday’s episode of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert’s warm-up comic Paul Mecurio received a warm encore of a reception from the audience, and he told them how preparing for a baby is a bit different for parents in New York City than it is elsewhere. Mecurio isn’t so sure about... [Read More]
The Comedy Studio moving from Cambridge to Somerville, Mass., in 2018
The Comedy Studio, Rick Jenkins’s little comedy club above a Chinese restaurant and nightclub that could and would foster Boston’s up-and-coming comedy talent for the past two decades, is on the move. The Studio will play host to 17 more showcase nights above the Hong Kong in Cambridge&r... [Read More]
Toby Keith has sold the most comedy albums nine weeks running
Most of my comedian friends obsess over the iTunes charts, especially when they or one of their friends releases a stand-up comedy album. (Same goes for me and my podcasting friends about the iTunes podcast charts) But over on Billboard, the comedy charts have been ruled by country music star Toby K... [Read More]
SF Sketchfest announces lineup for 17th annual celebration in January 2018
The biggest, longest comedy festival in the United States is coming back in 2018, and SF Sketchfest boasts an equally impressive lineup, to be presented by Audible at 16 venues across San Francisco for 18 nights in January (Jan. 11-28, 2018). Tickets go on sale this Friday for most events. Which eve... [Read More]
Team Coco’s Comedy Club animates stand-up routines on Snapchat
Matt Braunger’s routine about an elevator ride from hell has become the first animated Snapchat show for TBS and Conan’s new series, Team Coco’s Comedy Club. New animated stand-up routines will debut Sundays throughout the winter, developed specifically for Snapchat’s mo... [Read More]
Episode #181: Colton Dunn
Colton Dunn began performing improv comedy while still a teenager in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dunn moved to New York City just in time to join the upstart Upright Citizens Brigade, then went to Amsterdam to perform with Boom Chicago. When he returned to the U.S., Dunn wrote and performed on MADtv, Prete... [Read More]
Tiffany Haddish performs stand-up for her Saturday Night Live monologue
“Wait til she takes her own clothes off, then pull your thing thing out, OK?” Tiffany Haddish addressed Louis CK, sexual harassment and the week’s headlines in her monologue hosting Saturday Night Live, as well catching the rest of America up on her rags-to-riches story, even if sh... [Read More]