NY Comedy Fest – Weekend Picks
One of the best/worst parts of any comedy festival is trying to pick which shows to see at the expense of the others. So here’s an easy cheat sheet to help you make the most of your weekend. Friday Maria Bamford is sold out, but there are still single tickets available (as of writing) for Bil... [Read More]
What’s Your Effing Deal Big Jay Oakerson?
Next weekend, Big Jay Oakerson will bring a night of crowd work and off-the-cuff comedy to the New York Comedy Festival with his live show, What’s Your Effing Deal? Oakerson debuted the night this past summer at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. The structure is simple. Comedians get u... [Read More]
Big Jay Oakerson to ask “What’s Your Effing Deal?!” at NY Comedy Fest; win tickets
One of the highlights of the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal was Big Jay Oakerson show on day two of the Fest, as they overtook the “Midnight Surprise” show with “What’s Your F**kin Deal”. The setup of the show was pretty innovative. While it was a given that it wa... [Read More]
WTF w/ Marc Maron live in Montreal
Perhaps it was the marathon late-night edition last year that prompted Just For Laughs to limit Marc Maron’s WTF podcast to only a 1-hour slot on Friday afternoon. How cruel! But if that already sounds like not enough time (not even close), check out the... [Read More]
Various Artists, “Urban Myth Comedy Storytelling” (review)
Comedian D.C. Benny has been performing his storytelling style of stand-up comedy for the last twenty years. It’s only natural that he would be the ringleader of a comedy storytelling show entitled Urban Myth. But it’s more than just some made up stories. As Benny explains, “People always wonder wha... [Read More]
SXSW 2013: The Laugh Button and Gotham Comedy Club present Robert Kelly’s Nasty Show (photos)
As we capped off our comedy festivities at SXSW, The Laugh Button and Gotham Comedy Club got together to produce Robert Kelly’s Nasty Show. A special one night only stand-up comedy showcase chock full of no-holds-barred uncensored comedy. Robert Kelly hosted comedians Mark Normand, Matt Braung... [Read More]
Comedy Central was looking at some new faces last night in NYC
Last night Comedy Central had its New Faces Showcase at The Stand Comedy Club. It’s an awesome platform for these up and coming comedians to show their talent off. Now, lets raise the stakes a little, the top spots get national exposer on Comedy Central. Who was Comedy Central showcasing last night?... [Read More]
Third Frames: Big Jay Oakerson
New York’s Big Jay Oakerson closed out the inaugural Dark Comedy Festival in Toronto on Friday night, gliding through an hour of crowd work-inspired stories and musings at Comedy Bar. If you missed the show – and chances are you did – there ... [Read More]