The Laugh Button Live! SXSW 2016 in photos
Stick a fork in us, we’re done. SXSW 2016 has come and gone and now we’re all back home trying to revive our senses and energy. The Laugh Button Live! couldn’t have been a bigger stand-up comedy show for us. With a killer lineup, the night was a smashing success with every comedian... [Read More]
Episode #16: Alonzo Bodden
Alonzo Bodden first came to your attention as a contestant on the second season of Last Comic Standing. Bodden won the special all-star third season of Last Comic Standing, then returned to serve as a judge for the show's fifth season. Bodden's first big break came when he was a "New Face" in 1... [Read More]
One year in: The Goddamn Comedy Jam rocks, raps and rolls through Montreal #JFLMTL
The Goddamn Comedy Jam began life on July 21, 2014, in Los Angeles, another of the themed comedy showcases that strive to wake up the tired, cynical Hollywood crowds and get them focused on stand-up comedians and not their own g-d careers in show business. Every month at the Lyric Theatre in Los Ang... [Read More]
John Heffron cuts deep with comedians in new Comedy Bit List podcast series on Rhapsody
Just when you thought there were more than enough podcasts that involved comedians interviewing comedians, along comes another comedian-on-comedian podcast -- but this one offers a twist. Or two. For one thing, Comedy Bit List with John Heffron, hosted by the former Last Comic Standing winner, airs ... [Read More]
Hurricane Odile cancels 2014 Cabo Comedy Festival; NUVOtv and Levity organize relief benefit show Oct. 1 in California
The second annual Cabo Comedy Festival was supposed to start tonight at the southern tip of Baja Mexico, but Hurricane Odile had other ideas, devastating Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos as it passed through last month. So the festival was cancelled. Or postponed, if you prefer to think of it that way. ... [Read More]
The movie trailer for Jordan Brady’s “I Am Road Comic” documentary
Here it is, the official movie trailer for I Am Road Comic, the documentary sequel to Jordan Brady's I Am Comic. I Am Road Comic has screened at the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival and the Montclair Film Festival this spring, but will have its West Coast premiere on June 24, 2014, at Cinefamily in ... [Read More]
Watch the trailer for “I Am Comic” follow up doc “I Am Road Comic”
Former stand-up Jordan Brady directed one of the most popular comedy documentaries I Am Comic in 2010. His follow up documentary I Am Road Comic follows comedian’s travels and performing on “the road” including all its highs and lows. Everything road comics deal with, from being la... [Read More]
NUVOtv renews Stand Up and Deliver series, deals with Levity to showcase stand-up specials in 2014-2015
NUVOtv revealed its boldest Upfronts presentation yet today, hot off the acquisition of the FUSE cable channel, with Jennifer Lopez coming to the podium on Monday to announce a programming slate that includes new comedy series and a deal that'll present several stand-up comedy specials on its cable ... [Read More]
Looking back, looking forward: Real talk with Alonzo Bodden about podcasts, Last Comic Standing, acting and the media
What difference does a year make? Alonzo Bodden headlines this weekend at Carolines on Broadway to open 2014, just as he had 2013. Later this year, he'll be recurring in the final season of Showtime's Californication. When I met Bodden near Times Square almost a year ago, that gig hadn't yet materal... [Read More]