Review: Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, 2010 | The Panic Manual
I ended up seeing shows on four of the six nights of the festival, which is much more than I had anticipated. I will attribute my pretty good attendance at the festival to the venues. The Lower Ossington Theatre was a great place to see shows with comfortable seats and great sightlines, and the Comedy Bar provides a good beer selection, and a comfortable spot to hang out before, during and after each show. Also, both venues are really close to my house. Here are some reviews of the sketch groups... [Read More]
Second City troupe hits the streets to find out what makes Baltimore funny | Baltimore Sun
After spending half of a week trying to grasp the essence of Baltimore, T.J. Shanoff and Megan Grano, two writers for the Second City comedy troupe, were decidedly dazed. They were there at the behest of Center Stage, which has commissioned Second City to write a two-act, 90-minute show of topical humor. [Read More]
Inside With: The UCB's Leslie Meisel and Megan Neuringer
Leslie Meisel and Megan Neuringer are no strangers to the New York comedy scene, Leslie performs with UCB Maude Team Thunder Gulch, and Megan performs with the Harold team DeCoster. They have combined forces for the first time for their character spectacular, Love Can Suck a Dick... and So Can I, which is currently playing at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre NY. The Apiary had the chance to sit down with both of them before they take their show to LA at the end of the month. [Read More]
The 6th Annual Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival announces line-up
The 6th Annual Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (SketchFest) is back with over 40 troupes, a new venue and, for the first time ever, free midnight madness! The festival runs November 2-7, 2010 at Second City, Comedy Bar and Lower Ossington Theatre. Audiences will have the chance to see over 40 North American acts including local darlings Statutory Jape, She Said What and The Riot, and out-of-towners Ninja Sex Party, Upset Triangle and Out of the Gutter. If that's not enough, all reigning Sketch... [Read More]
Giveaway: The State - 'Comedy For Gracious Living' on CD | The Apiary
The Apiary has three copies of The State's lost recording called Comedy For Gracious Living, and we're doling them out to anyone who can follow rules. Win one! [Read More]
NY Fringe Fest Review -- 'Hurricane Katrina Comedy Festival' | Queer Sighted
I'll be shocked if The Hurricane Katrina Comedy Festival doesn't run off-Broadway or at least tour around the country after its successful run in the New York International Fringe Festival. It's a polished, ready-for-prime-time look at Katrina through the stories of survivors portrayed by five talented actors. [Read More]
Live Auditions to Be Held in NY, CHI and LA for Sketchfest NYC 2011
Sketchfest NYC 2011 has just drawn back its curtains and opened its application window (despite a major hurricane coming right at us!). [Read More]
What Late Show with David Letterman's "The Tony Mendez Show" taught me | TV Barn
This post began with me wondering, “Whatever happened to ‘The Tony Mendez Show’?” Mendez is David Letterman’s Cuban-born cue card holder. A few years ago he started cooking up webisodes with Walter Kim and Jay Johnson, the “Late Show’s” longtime web editors. Most of them are short, pointless, spazzy and hilarious. I was delighted to see they’re still getting made, one or two a month. [Read More]
Comedian Matt Ralph and 'Late Night Gimp Fight' looks to a bright future following Edinburgh success
Comic Matt Ralph and his four friends became a hit act at the festival this summer with their faced-paced sketch show, the Late Night Gimp Fight. The group was shortlisted for the prestigious Best Newcomer award in The Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards - which has helped launch the careers of top comics such as Harry Hill and The Mighty Boosh. [Read More]
The State's "Comedy for Gracious Living" Out Sept. 14th | AST
In a bit of "hell freezes over" news, The State's unreleased comedy album Comedy for Gracious Living will be released by Rhino on September 14th. The album, recorded in January 1996 in the Bahamas for Warner Bros. and shelved since for unknown reasons, features 25 tracks and appearances from the entire group [Read More]