Eddie Izzard: In his own words - iTunes / Chortle Interview
Last week, Eddie Izzard was interviewed in the London Apple store by Simon Amstell, for later release on iTunes. Here are some of the highlights as Izzard speaks about his career, his transvestitism and his activism. [Read More]
Connextions Comedy Club Serves Up Big Laughs
So it's not surprising that when former Green Beret-turned-pin-setter-mechanic-turned-entrepreneur Frank Stevens decided to turn Spartan Lanes into a nightclub--and what would become Lansing's premier comedy club at that--he exchanged the "ec" in "connections" for an "x" and never looked back. Today, almost 25 years later, Connextions Comedy Club stands as a beacon of hope for Lansing's north side, a shining example of how to succeed in tough times, as well as good, if you refuse to take yoursel... [Read More]
Is Ron White Southern Anymore? | CMT Blog
"I think Ron White's Blue Collar Comedy days are behind him. It seems all the stand-up comedian wants to joke about now are things that are dirty, vulgar and definitely not Southern." [Read More]
Behind Steve Sweeney's lawsuit with Bill Blumenreich
The only thing more surprising to me than Steve Sweeney's lawsuit against Comedy Connection owner Bill Blumenreich was the fact that Blumenreich had a contract with Sweeney, considering the timing. [Read More]
Stand-up comedy in Pakistan: One comic's story, Part 2
On Jan. 22 we ran the first part of Pakistani comedian Sami Shah's first person account of trying to break through as a stand-up in his home city of Karachi. To catch up, you can read that first part here. This is the second and final entry from Sami. [Read More]
PBS to Air Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize, Tribute to George Carlin
The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize celebrates the life and humor of the late comedy legend George Carlin who passed away at age 71 on June 22, 2008. The announcement of Carlin's receiving the Mark Twain Prize was made a week before the comedian's passing. PBS will air the program, Wednesday, February 4 at 9P.M. ET. The 90-minute special features tributes and comic testimonials from a star-studded cast of Carlin's friends and colleagues including Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, Garry Shandling, Lily To... [Read More]
Fairbanks Funny Fest breaks winter gloom with laughter
The Funny Fest, a five-day festival that includes three days of comedy workshops and two days of performances, allows everyday Fairbanksans to give each other a few laughs on stage. [Read More]
review - Comedy Death Ray at Cobb's, Jan. 30, 2009
A review of Sketchfest's Comedy Death Ray w/ Zach Galigianakis, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Bob Odenkirk, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Kindler, Chris Hardwick and the Fun Bunch (Scott Aukerman & BJ Porter). "Being awkward can make for great comedy. Many a great comic actor has feigned being flustered on stage, or has used real unease to make audiences laugh in spite of themselves (see the great Andy Kaufman). There's something about keeping a crowd in suspense as they wonder where the hell all this is going t... [Read More]
Locals attempt to jumpstart comedy in Baton Rouge
Between tests and part-time jobs, Steve Mayeux and Ryan Sands are doing their best to create a comedy scene around the University. It's not an easy task. [Read More]