Celebrating stand-up comedians celebrating rock music: Comedy Central’s The Comedy Jam
The comedy boom of this decade has given rise to plenty of gimmicky live shows, plenty of ways performers have tried to jazz up stand-up comedy to attract audiences. Somehow The Comedy Jam has risen above its gimmick. Born in 2014 as a showcase of comedians rocking out with a live band in Los Angele... [Read More]
Funny or Die closes NYC office, moves East Coast creative team to Los Angeles
Following layoffs last year, Funny or Die has closed its New York city offices and moved its East Coast creative team west to Los Angeles. Page Six broke the news, confirmed by FoD in a statement. Most of the writers and other creative staffers (pictured above during Funny or Die’s Drunk Writi... [Read More]
Review: Dave Chappelle, “The Art of Spin” on Netflix
Now this is what you’ve all been waiting for. The Art of Spin, an hour-plus of hot firepower comedy from one of the all-time greats in Dave Chappelle, came out today on Netflix along with his previously unreleased 2015 special, Deep in the Heart of Texas. Chappelle recorded The Art of Spin in ... [Read More]
Review: Dave Chappelle “Deep in the Heart of Texas” on Netflix
Really interesting to watch Dave Chappelle’s Deep in the Heart of Texas special on Netflix after first hearing about the taping two years ago from my close friends who attended the show, and then watching a later stop on the 2015 tour up in Montreal during his Just For Laughs record-breaking t... [Read More]
Greer Barnes on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Black men not only have to worry about encountering police officers, but also white women. As comedian Greer Barnes explains in this set from Monday’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Here’s a question, though: Did Barnes already have this gig booked? Or did he get the gig ... [Read More]
Greer Barnes on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Black men not only have to worry about encountering police officers, but also white women. As comedian Greer Barnes explains in this set from Monday’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Here’s a question, though: Did Barnes already have this gig booked? Or did he get the gig ... [Read More]
Managers break off from Levity Entertainment Group to form Mainstay Entertainment
Former Levity Entertainment Group president Norm Aladjem has split from Levity and brought three managers with him to form a new company called Mainstay Entertainment. Deadline reported the news first. Among the clients joining Mainstay: comedians Trevor Noah, Maz Jobrani and Rachel Feinstein. Levit... [Read More]
Managers break off from Levity Entertainment Group to form Mainstay Entertainment
Former Levity Entertainment Group president Norm Aladjem has split from Levity and brought three managers with him to form a new company called Mainstay Entertainment. Deadline reported the news first. Among the clients joining Mainstay: comedians Trevor Noah, Maz Jobrani and Rachel Feinstein. Levit... [Read More]
Here are your comedians recording half-hour specials for Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents… in 2017
Remember when seemingly every comedian who ever called him or herself a comedian taped half-hour submissions earlier over the winter? They started finding out from Comedy Central last week, and here’s the full list of stand-ups recording what’s now being called Comedy Central Stand-Up Pr... [Read More]
Tim & Eric launching a 10th anniversary of Awesome tour
Tim Heidecker, last heard mocking President Trump with a new song called “Mar-A-Lago,” is reuniting with his old comedy partner Eric Wareheim for a “10  Year Awesome Anniversary Tour” to celebrate the decade since they began starring in Adult Swim’s Tim and Er... [Read More]