Nashville comedy club has list of rules; do they go too far?
San Francisco journalist, radio personality and former comedian David Spark posted an item yesterday on his blog Spark Minute largely criticizing the excessive rules levied upon open mic comedians at Nashville comedy club Zanies. [Read More]
Jeffrey Gurian's "Comedy Matters" with Chris Rock, Pablo Francisco, more
"The Comic Strip was and is still considered home to some of the biggest stars in the stand-up comedy business. Those stars openly acknowledge their debt to The Strip in a book I'm writing now about the legendary club. The Strip opened on June 1, 1976, and after 33 years is going stronger than ever." [Read More]
Comedian Sammy Shore to open Nevada club
Veteran comedian Sammy Shore is scheduled to open a new comedy club, "Sammy's Comedy by the Shore," in Laughlin, Nevada. The club opens tomorrow, at the River Palms Casino, with Pauly Shore, Sammy's son, acting as the club's first headliner. [Read More]
Museum of Comedy Accepting Donations to Support Homeless, Employ Comics
The Museum of Comedy is accepting donations to support its outreach efforts to bring cheer to hospitals, homeless shelters and employ comics. [Read More]
BET's Comic View Goes Gospel?
The Humor Mill is reporting that BET Comic View is changing it's format once again and will be renamed "BET Gospel Comic View - A Time to Laugh" hosted by Gospel singer Vickie Winans. [Read More]
Watching TV with Comics: a night at the Oscars
Watching the Oscars last night was thrilling, entertaining, and hilarious - thanks entirely to the 30+ comic Twitter ensemble, Watch TV With Comics. From what I can gather, WTWC is designed to help people like me cope with the most mundane viewing experiences television has to offer. Thankfully, watching the Academy Awards ceremony was accompanied with an all-star comedy line-up of commentators shooting me topical humor instantaneously. [Read More]
Inside With: Ophira Eisenberg, Storyteller
Give her a minute and Ophira Eisenberg will win you over to her side, even if she's discussing all the terrible things she has done to people, both real and imaginary. Ophira's discourse will take you on a wild journey, combining seemingly unrelated topics such as e-vites and funerals. She has toured the world, has been featured on a variety of TV shows and indie flicks and even hosts some shows throughout New York City. The Apiary recently sat down with her to discuss the history of storytellin... [Read More]
Comedy Documentary: Gaylord Dingler
Each year thousands of people from all around the world arrive in Los Angeles driven by dreams of fame and fortune. One such man was aspiring comic, Gaylord Dingler. [Read More]
Comic TV Appearances: Mon, 2/23 - Fri, 2/27
Comic television appearances this week include Nick DiPaolo, Don Rickles, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Maher, Ricky Gervais, George Wallace and Chris Porter. [Read More]
'Last Comic Standing's Jeff Dye comes to Poly - You'll "Dye" laughing
"I think a lot of comics just joke about sex a lot. I watch TV or I read the paper. I see homeless people. My jokes are pretty much from everything in life that's not dirty. I feel like I have a whole plethora of things to joke about," Dye said. [Read More]