Steve Rosenfield, Al Martin, Eddie Brill & Robbie Praw on 'The new rules of standup comedy' | Reuters
The standup comedy playbook has changed. New media have created more ways to get your act to the masses, and the prevalence of reality TV means fewer scripted series, so success performing live is less likely to earn you a trip to the sitcom big leagues. [Read More]
Just for Laughs Chicago 2010 Alt Comedy Review
Of all the shows at the 2010 Just for Laughs Chicago festival, no lineup appealed to me more than Alt Comedy featuring Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Chris Hardwick and a few more special surprises [Read More]
Paul Mecurio ends each stand-up set with grapefruit sex | Zoiks! Online
Paul Mecurio, the talented writer and hilarious stand-up comedian, got his big break when Jay Leno performed at a corporate gig while Mecurio worked on Wall Street. After the gig, Mecurio gave Leno some of his jokes and, after Leno bought some, Mecurio decided to take the plunge into stand-up. Soon after that, Wall Street followed suit by taking its own plunge. Is Mecurio to blame? Probably not. But it was a good thing the Emmy winner took entertainment seriously, because as you can tell from th... [Read More]
The Rules and Lingo of Comedy Writing | The Comedy Nerds
In this week’s episode we take a look at the comedy writing lingo and the rules of Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, the film making trio that brought you Airplane!, The Naked Gun and Top Secret! Showing that even in comedies as seemingly scattershot as the ZAZ films, there is a method to the madness. [Read More]
Top-Rated Comedy Show ‘Tell Your Friends!’ to Tape Concert Film
One of New York City’s top live weekly comedy shows, Tell Your Friends!, will tape the concert film, The Onion Presents: Tell Your Friends! The Comedy Concert Movie Tuesday, June 22 at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY. Liam McEneaney, creator of Tell Your Friends!, will host the live taping featuring some of the show’s favorite performers such as Christian Finnegan, Reggie Watts, Leo Allen, Rob Paravonian, Kurt Braunoholer & Kristen Schaal and TYF!’s house band, A Brief View of the Hudson. [Read More]
L.A. Comedy Club of Las Vegas Opens Second Location
The L.A. Comedy Club of Las Vegas has opened its second location at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The comedy club will operate one show nightly every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Wasted Space.. [Read More]
Michelle Collins wins NewNowNext Awards’ ‘Brink of Fame - Comic’
Logo’s third annual NewNowNext Awards aired June 17 on Logo revealing this year’s winners honoring the next “big things” in TV, music, film, print and new media.. [Read More]
Open Call - NBC’s Stand-Up For Diversity, hosted by Ken Jeong
NBC Universal has announced that comedian-actor Ken Jeong (NBC’s “Community,” “The Hangover”) will be the spokesperson for NBCU’s 2010 “Stand-up for Diversity” comic search and will be the host of the event’s finale showcase. [Read More]
Comedian Joe Clair to Host Reality Show 'Funny Business with Joe and Dave'
Comedian Joe Clair and business attorney David M. Walker have teamed up to search for interesting people with unique business ideas and funny businesses to showcase their humor for their new reality show Funny Business with Joe and Dave. [Read More]