Chris Hardwick and his @nerdist empire partner up with GeekChicDaily
Chris Hardwick is having a very productive 2011, and his growing Nerdist Industries empire now has newsletter publisher GeekChicDaily as a partner in that expansion. “I envision a Nerdtopia where video games are free, Cheetos are currency, and robot ... [Read More]
Watch Jesse Joyce play an alcoholic stand-up comedian in the independent movie, "Stags"
For his role in the independent feature film, Stags, Jesse Joyce plays a brooding, alcoholic stand-up comedian. A real stretch, right? As Joyce readily tells his comedy club audiences, he no longer drinks. But he still can act drunk in... [Read More]
Win the U.S. DVD package of "American: The Bill Hicks Story"
A special two-DVD edition of the 2010 documentary, American: The Bill Hicks Story, finally arrives in America on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. And one lucky reader of The Comic's Comic can win it for free! [Read More]
Friars Club announces 10 finalists (plus alternates) for 2011 FrISC, to compete June 24-25 at UCB-NY
The Friars Club announced today the 10 finalists, plus alternates, who will compete for big cash prizes in the second annual Friars Club Improv & Sketch Competition [FrISC] Five groups made the cut in both improv and sketch categories, after... [Read More]
Comedy Central extends its partnership with the New York Comedy Festival, sets 2011 dates
The New York Comedy Festival will continue to get nationwide exposure via Comedy Central, as the fest and the network announced a three-year extension of their partnership. The 2011 NYCF will take place from Nov. 9-13, 2011, with the lineup... [Read More]
Earwolf network expands again, adding The Apple Sisters and Bob Ducca to its podcast rotation
Earwolf debuted a new online home page and design over the holiday weekend, and this week welcomes two new additions to its rotation of comedy podcasts: The Apple Sisters, plus Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca. Each Monday, The Apple Sisters... [Read More]
Apply to be Pauly Shore's personal assistant if you're nuts (about him)
Being a personal assistant to a famous person is almost like being famous yourself, except more crazy and less fun. You find yourself in impossibly weird situations and having to do all of the busywork that results from it. But... [Read More]
Lucas Lewis: Indie Comedy Rocks, But What’s the ‘Alternative?’ | Boston Comedy
“Alternative comedy wasn’t really a specific style, there was just a sincerity and an energy to what people were doing, and it wasn’t trying to find the lowest common denominator to get on TV,” says Rick Jenkins of its origins, which mirrored the growth of his club, The Comedy Studio. “Ironically, all those people ended up on TV because they were so good and unique and different.” [Read More]
Sundance Institute hosts free reading for film adaptation of Mike Birbiglia's "Sleepwalk With Me"
the Sundance Institute Screenplay Reading Series of Works-in-Progress presents a free reading of Sleepwalk With Me's screenplay. Birbiglia has written and will direct the movie. The reading takes place at 7:30 p.m. June 1, 2011, at The Barrow Street Theatre in New York City's West Village, where Birbigs is wrapping up a successful run of his second Off-Broadway show, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend. [Read More]
Spoiler alert: Dan Levy wins "Comedian of the Year" at the 2011 Young Hollywood Awards, airing 5/26 on ION
The Young Hollywood Awards celebrate the up-and-coming stars of today who will be the superstars of tomorrow, and Dan Levy won "Comedian of the Year" for 2011 when they handed out the awards last Friday night at Club Nokia in... [Read More]