Watch musical comedian J. Chris Newberg win over “America’s Got Talent” audience
America’s Got Talent reminds me of a coliseum in Ancient Rome, where the entire bloodthirsty audience was in attendance to see some grisly death by tiger or rhinoceros or whatever other beast happened to live in Italy at the time. They’re out for blood, not for a solid performance by a gladiator. With that in mind, J. Chris Newberg’s stand-up-and-musical performance on the program last night is doubly impressive. [Read More]
Jay Mohr brings dude-centric debate show “Master Debaters” to Fuel TV
Hey, Dudes. Get on the couch, scratch your balls, eat something fried and get ready for your very own television debate show! Fuel TV announced today that comedian and actor Jay Mohr will host a new project called Master Debaters with Jay Mohr. [Read More]
First look at Jamie Foxx-produced sketch comedy show for Fox
Who the hell is Affion Crockett? You may not know him now, but by Aug. 14 at 9 pm EST, you should have a pretty fine idea of the dude’s versatile comedic prowess. Why Aug. 14? Well, that’s the night In the Flow with Affion Crockett premieres on Fox. The sketch show finds Crockett, a veteran of television — despite him not being a household name — playing a myriad of characters each week. Produced by Jamie Foxx, the show (based on the below preview) looks as though In The Flow is a one-man Saturd... [Read More]
Larry David: “I will do stand-up again” (Video)
On Monday's episode of the Joy Behar Show on HLN, Larry David, Susie Essman and Jeff Garlin stop by to promote the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which premiered Sunday night on HBO. Among the many topics discussed, Behar — a stand-up, herself — asks David if he’d ever return to the stage. The good news is that he seems to be into the idea. [Read More]
Chris Tucker announces stand-up comedy tour
Longtime comedian and actor Chris Tucker has announced an 18-date stand-up comedy tour. Produced by Live Nation, the shows starts August 19th in Long Beach, CA. Tickets go on sale July 15 through ticketmaster.com and livenation.com. [Read More]
Lisa Lampanelli developing reality show for Logo network, produced by Chelsea Handler
Comedian Lisa Lampanelli has been a busy gal. Not only has she been touring the country doing stand-up, but she’s also been working on her one-woman Broadway show, which was announced last week. Today, however, we get the news that the “Q... [Read More]
Doug Stanhope will record new album, DVD on July 19
Though his album Oslo: Burning the Bridge to Nowhere, is still considered a new release, workhorse Doug Stanhope is already set to record a new project. Stanhope will hit The Complex in Salt Lake City, UT on July 19 and perform two shows, which will be captured for his as-of-yet untitled upcoming CD and DVD. You can snag yourself some tickets right here, if you want to become part of comedy history. [Read More]
Watch LA Lakers star Ron Artest do stand-up comedy, sort of
In April, we told you about Los Angeles Lakers star Ron Artest announcing that he would enter the world of stand-up comedy. Well, this past Friday, he made good on his threat promise by hitting the stage at the Hollywood Improv. It was the kickoff to... [Read More]
Listen to Louis C.K.’s full NPR interview on Fresh Air
This morning Louis C.K. hung out on NPR’s show Fresh Air to chat about the political climate in Sudan. No, you geese. He talked about comedy and stuff. And you probably missed it because you were too budy “working” or “feeding your child” or “sleepin... [Read More]
Ballsy comedians can win $250 in Standup Anywhere contest
Holy Taco is offering a $250 cash prize and a front page feature on Break.com to the winner of their Standup Anywhere contest, in which comics perform a five-minutes-or-less set “as far removed from a typical comedy venue as possible.” The only other rule? Don’t be a jerk. [Read More]