Funny business around Richmond Virginia | Richmond BizSense
"People want to laugh more than anything," Bullock said. "I've seen more people come out to our shows during the recession than when the times were so great and so wonderful." [Read More]
The Art of Storytelling and Stories From The State with Kevin Allison | The Comedy Nerds
On this week's episode we look at what it takes to tell a good comedy story. What's the difference between a good stand-up bit and storytelling? What's important to good story? Is this the next evolution in comedy? To help us figure it all out is host of the storytelling show Risk! and member of the historic sketch comedy group The State, Kevin Allison. He shares his expertise as well as a bunch of hilarious behind the scenes stories of The State. [Read More]
Dennis Miller to Host WWE Slammy Awards | STAGE TIME Magazine
World Wrestling Entertainment announced that comedian and radio talk show host Dennis Miller will host the 2009 Slammy Awards during a special three-hour presentation of Monday Night Raw live December 14 at 8pm ET on USA Network from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX. Created by the Academy of Wrestling Arts & Sciences in 1986, the Slammy Awards is considered to be WWE's version of the Oscars. [Read More]
Comedian Katt Williams jailed in GA over burglary | AP
Katt Williams remained jailed in suburban Atlanta on Monday after police said they arrested the entertainer for breaking into a home. Williams, 38, is charged with burglary and criminal trespassing, according to Coweta County Sheriff's Office Major James Yarbrough. Yarbrough said the Sunday night incident happened at a home in Newnan, about 38 miles southwest of Atlanta. Yarbrough said the unidentified homeowner called police around 9 p.m. to report the comedian "gained entry by breaking into t... [Read More]
Canadians acquire a taste for hard-hitting comedy | National Post
Given Canada's obsession with a sport as violence-laden as hockey, perhaps its not a surprise that one of our other national passions -- comedy -- has become just as hard-hitting. [Read More]
Recapping SNL #35.5 with Taylor Swift (video) | the comic's comic
Whenever someone young hosts Saturday Night Live, I wonder if the show's sense of humor is going to get shaken up to appeal to the host's demographic. Of course, every host has an influence on what sketches make it to air. And 19-year-old Taylor Swift is a hard person to dislike -- has been ever since she serenaded Tim McGraw at an awards show with the song she named for him. Swift is talented and endearing. What would she do with her turn as both SNL's host and musical guest? [Read More]
Paley Panel Pointform - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon writing staff | Third Beat
The writing staff of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon held a panel at the NYC Comedy Festival which included A.D. Miles (Head Writer), Wayne Federman (Head Monologue Writer), Gerard Bradford, Jeremy Bronson, Mike "Deetch" DiCenzo, Tim McAuliffe, Morgan Murphy, Amy Ozols, Diallo Riddle, Jon Rineman, Bashir Salahuddin, Stephen Rodrick (moderator). [Read More]
Stand-up comedy at its most childish - Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids | Times Online
Way back in 1996, an aspiring writer named James Campbell had a brilliant idea. Like all the best ideas, everyone was astonished nobody had thought of it before. He would become, he decided after a stint as a school storyteller, a stand-up comedian for children. There was, he reckoned, a vast, uninhibited, unjaded, sober audience just waiting for gags about cows, cockroach honey and stretchy lizards. An audience who liked nothing more than laughing until their noses bled and ears threatened to b... [Read More]