Eat Drink Laugh, The Story Of The Comic Strip documentary is now available
Vimeo just launched a new documentary on its VOD platform about the legendary NYC Comic Strip comedy club called, Eat Drink Laugh. For the unfamiliar, the Comic Strip (and later Comic Strip Live) is the oldest stand-up comedy club in New York. If you can think of a comedian that’s risen throug... [Read More]
Take a 360° look at Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary show
Woah, just when you thought season 40 of Saturday Night Live was in the books, they revealed something extra special and cool for fans that missed out on the chance to be in the studio audience for the star studded SNL 40. And that is a 360° view of two sketches from the night including [&hellip... [Read More]
Jonah Ray and Mikal Cronin re-create Paul Simon’s ‘You Can Call Me Al’ music video
When you first start watching Mikal Cronin’s new music video for “Say” you’re like, “cool they’re paying homage to the Paul Simon classic video for ‘You Can Call Me Al’.” Yah know, that one where Chevy Chase at his prime Chevy Chase-ness made an ... [Read More]
[Sponsored Post] Watch, rent, buy: “EAT, DRINK, LAUGH: The Story of The Comic Strip”
The Comic Strip on New York City's Upper East Side opened for business 39 years ago this coming Monday: June 1, 1976. From the start, the stand-up comedy club was a launching pad for some stellar careers, including Eddie Murphy, Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano and Chris Rock. Many more came through those... [Read More]
Check Out Todd Barry’s ‘Letterman’ Debut from 1982
Here’s a great way for Letterman fans to happily distract themselves from this morning’s Late Show marquee teardown: a clip from Late Night with David Letterman’s first year on the air back in 1982 uploaded today by standup Todd Barry that features his very first appearance —... [Read More]
Jessica Delfino’s NY Funny Songs Fest kicks off tonight and The Unicorn is open for business
NY Funny Songs Fest is a fast growing indie festival created by the comedy musicians of NYC for the comedy musicians of the world. It starts tonight and runs through May 30. Their mission is to seek out fun, funny people who pair comedy with music, seek out an audience of fun, funny people who [&hel... [Read More]
Maria Bamford, Wyatt Cenac, Mike Birbiglia, and More Share Their Favorite Jokes
Esquire has a fun new feature out today in which they ask 22 comedians — including Kumail Nanjiani, Maria Bamford, Joe Mande, Wyatt Cenac, Mike Birbiglia, Hari Kondabolu, and Janeane Garofalo — to share their favorite joke ever, and it’s well worth checking out for all fans of stan... [Read More]
Why You Need to Watch the Second Season of ‘Clench and Release’
In four years of doing this column, we’ve only doubled up on a show profile two times. Once for The Actress and now, for Charla Lauriston’s Clench and Release. So that’s two out of like 150 pieces. To beat those incredibly shitty odds, series not only have to be strong in their lat... [Read More]
May 27, 1982: Todd Barry’s teenage debut on Late Night with David Letterman
On this day in 1982, the first year of David Letterman's 33-year run in late-night television, Todd Barry already was a man with a plan for his comedy career. Or as Letterman introduced him: "Todd Barry. Apparently a man with a lot of time on his hands." That's because he wrote a letter to NBC's Lat... [Read More]
Will Forte Will Play a Pot Dealer in Key and Peele’s ‘Keanu’
Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and director Peter Atencio are currently working on their kidnapped cat movie Keanu, and according to THR they just made an exciting addition to the cast. SNL alum and Last Man on Earth star Will Forte has joined the film, in which he will play “a low-level po... [Read More]