Meet the New Faces of Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Class of 2012
This is the list the show business industry and the comedy community has been waiting a full year for...Montreal's Just For Laughs New Faces for 2012! These are the up-and-comers plucked from New York City, Los Angeles and points in between to be giv... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Emily Heller
Heller will joke about the place she came from (San Francisco), while making herself quite at home here in New York, where she's part of the third season of John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show -- her episode airs this Friday on Comedy Central. Before you see her there, learn more about her here! [Read More]
Remembering Matt Foley: Chris Farley’s “motivational speaker”
Hear the name Chris Farley, and what image pops into your head of the late great sketch comedian? Farley jiggling it next to Patrick Swayze as dueling dancers in a Chippendales audition? "Da Bears" Superfans member most likely to have a heart attack?... [Read More]
Comic book villains take an improv comedy class
I'd say 2012 is the year of the superhero movie, but that would be insulting to all of the other years of the 21st century dominated by superhero movies. Instead, focus on this fact: Every comic-book superhero has to face a villain, and each of these... [Read More]
The Nick and Artie Show adds SiriusXM to its fanbase
Nick DiPaolo and Artie Lange have even more fans to hear them talk sports and joke about sports, as they've added SiriusXM to their listenership. The Nick & Artie Show, hosted by Lange and DiPaolo and produced by DIRECTV Entertainment weeknights ... [Read More]
R.I.P. Tom Davis (1952-2012)
Tom Davis, who formed a comedy team with Al Franken before both Franken and Davis became original writers for Saturday Night Live, died today after a lengthy battle with cancer. Davis was 59. Davis won four Emmys for his comedy TV writing. On SNL, he... [Read More]
Andy Nulman reflects upon 30 years of Montreal’s Just For Laughs
Just For Laughs may never have become the world's largest international group of comedy festivals if not for Andy Nulman. After all, it's difficult to imagine now. But in its first two years, Just For Laughs only existed for a weekend in Montreal -- ... [Read More]
TODAY show picks “best” stand-up comedian
NBC's TODAY show today picked the best stand-up comedian. I'll give you three guesses. No, it wasn't you. No, it wasn't the show that picked, but the wine-drinking duo of Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. And not, they weren't really out to find the ... [Read More]
Assessing the Emmy nominees in comedies for 2012
Emmy nominations came out, per usual, in the wee hours of the morning so the big three broadcast TV morning shows could cover it live -- followed by frantic press releases and phone calls to and from the happy honorees, their publicists, and the rest... [Read More]
Scott Moran talks about his new webseries, “Modern Comedian”
Comedian Scott Moran launched a new "weekly documentary Web series" on Monday called "Modern Comedian," looking into the on- and offstage lives of stand-up comedians. Scott Moran Moran, from Washington State and now based in New York City, posed his ... [Read More]