2018 Moontower Festival Lineup: Tig Notaro, Tiffany Haddish, Nikki Glaser, David Cross, and More
The seventh annual Moontower Comedy Festival takes place in Austin in April, and today they revealed the full lineup of comedians slated to perform. The festival runs from Wednesday, April 18th through Saturday the 21st, and headliners include Tig Notaro, Tiffany Haddish, Weird Al Yankovic, Nikki Gl... [Read More]
There will be a second annual Comedy Central Clusterfest in San Francisco
As the annual SF Sketchfest closes the books on another successful January celebrating comedy by the Bay, Comedy Central has announced it, too, will continue its own comedy festival as an annual tradition this June. Clusterfest will return June 1-3, 2018. Pre-sale tickets available this Feb. 1. I wa... [Read More]
A Comedian’s Guide to Doing the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which is happening August 3rd through the 27th in 2018, is the largest performing arts festival in the world. Every year, thousands of performers go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to showcase their work, build a UK following, make valuable connections, sell their sho... [Read More]
David Wain’s Doug Kenney/National Lampoon biopic, Robin Williams documentary both will premiere at 2018 Sundance Film Festival
The Sundance Film Festival has announced its slate of world premieres for January 2018, and among them are two notable new comedy projects. Futile and Stupid Gesture, David Wain’s biopic of Doug Kenney, co-creator of The National Lampoon, as well as the screenwriter of Animal House and Caddysh... [Read More]
Laughfest announces headliners for March 2018 celebration
Gilda’s Laughfest has announced some major headliners for its eighth annual celebration of comedy in Grand Rapids, Mich. Among them: Trevor Noah, Tiffany Haddish, returning LaughFesters Maria Bamford and Cameron Esposito, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Bert Kreischer, Anjelah Johnson an... [Read More]
SF Sketchfest announces lineup for 17th annual celebration in January 2018
The biggest, longest comedy festival in the United States is coming back in 2018, and SF Sketchfest boasts an equally impressive lineup, to be presented by Audible at 16 venues across San Francisco for 18 nights in January (Jan. 11-28, 2018). Tickets go on sale this Friday for most events. Which eve... [Read More]
Just For Laughs Founder Gilbert Rozon Steps Down After Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Thanks to the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the women who decided to go public with sexual harassment, assault, and rape allegations against him, there’s been a snowball effect, thanks in part to the #MeToo hashtag, of more and more women – both famous and non-famous – coming forwar... [Read More]
Funny Cow review – Maxine Peake blazes in the dark days of standup
Peake is hypnotically belligerent as an ambitious club performer trampling over prejudice and sticky carpets on the 1970s comedy circuitMaxine Peake dominates the screen as producer and star of this painful, angry film written by Tony Pitts and directed by Adrian Shergold, about a fictional female c... [Read More]
Funny Cow review – Maxine Peake blazes in the dark days of standup
Peake is hypnotically belligerent as an ambitious club performer trampling over prejudice and sticky carpets on the 1970s comedy circuitMaxine Peake dominates the screen as producer and star of this painful, angry film written by Tony Pitts and directed by Adrian Shergold, about a fictional female c... [Read More]
Funny Cow review – Maxine Peake blazes in the dark days of standup
Peake is hypnotically belligerent as an ambitious club performer trampling over prejudice and sticky carpets on the 1970s comedy circuitMaxine Peake dominates the screen as producer and star of this painful, angry film written by Tony Pitts and directed by Adrian Shergold, about a fictional female c... [Read More]