Michelle Wolf will deliver the keynote at the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner
What a year for Michelle Wolf! After releasing her first stand-up special over the winter on HBO, Wolf has earned her own talk show series on Netflix, and today, she’s announced as the 2018 keynote speaker for the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. This is true news. https://t.co/CCQkci... [Read More]
The Comedy Cellar opening a Vegas club inside the Rio resort and casino
After expanding from one to three rooms in the spaces it already owned in Greenwich Village, the iconic Comedy Cellar is heading west, opening its first club in Las Vegas. The Comedy Cellar at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, a 300-seat venue complete with the Cellar’s low ceiling ae... [Read More]
Netflix orders new animated series from BoJack Horseman producer starring Tiffany Haddish
The woman who designed the classic animal characters for BoJack Horseman is creating her own Netflix animated series, and Tiffany Haddish will voice the lead character for it. Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of Tuca & Bertie, a comedy about two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartme... [Read More]
Jim Gaffigan will release his 2018 stand-up special everywhere but Netflix
Netflix owned comedy in 2017. In 2018 and beyond, who knows? Jim Gaffigan, whose first five hours of stand-up comedy stream exclusively on Netflix, has announced he’ll release his upcoming sixth special, Noble Ape, this summer on multiple major platforms simultaneously. “I wanted to make... [Read More]
Episode #194: Benji Aflalo
Benji Aflalo is a stand-up comedian, who alone together with comedy pal Esther Povitsky, created, executive produces and stars in the sitcom Alone Together — which already has been picked up for second season by Freeform. They play versions of themselves, friends from different backgrounds try... [Read More]
Review: Chris Rock, “Tamborine” on Netflix
Is Chris Rock’s Tamborine his best stand-up comedy special? Well, no. Is it his most interesting, most revealing and perhaps most important hour for these times? Perhaps yes. And that’s all you really need to know about the first of two Netflix specials Rock has up his sleeves. That, and... [Read More]
Review: Eddie Griffin, “Undeniable,” on Showtime
One of my friends says Eddie Griffin is his favorite comedian. He doesn’t put Griffin in his all-time top five, but still, cites Griffin as his fave and his own inspiration for getting into stand-up comedy. I don’t see the same things in Griffin as my friends do, but after watching Unden... [Read More]
Announcing the Brooklyn Comedy Collective, a new venue and improv school in Williamsburg
Two comedians who helped launch and run the former Brooklyn branch of the Annoyance Theater have announced a new venture together: The Brooklyn Comedy Collective, a theater and improv comedy school that’ll begin hosting shows and teaching classes in March in The Brick Theater in Williamsb... [Read More]
iO West in Hollywood to close Feb. 24, 2018
In the mid-1990s, as a handful of Del Close’s disciples moved to New York City to pursue their own show-business dreams as the Upright Citizens Brigade, another Close loyalist and student had gone Hollywood. Paul Vaillancourt saw he wasn’t the only improvOlympic alum in Los Angeles, and ... [Read More]
iO West in Hollywood to close Feb. 24, 2018
In the mid-1990s, as a handful of Del Close’s disciples moved to New York City to pursue their own show-business dreams as the Upright Citizens Brigade, another Close loyalist and student had gone Hollywood. Paul Vaillancourt saw he wasn’t the only improvOlympic alum in Los Angeles, and ... [Read More]