Mike E. Winfield wins 2013 Gilda’s LaughFest competition
Mike E. Winfield enjoyed a productive and fruitful comedy festival over the weekend, earning $10,000 as winner of the 2013 Gilda’s LaughFest Stand-Up Competition in Grand Rapids, Mich. Winfield beat out nine other finalists after an eight-performance... [Read More]
“He’s Way More Famous Than You,” by Michael Urie, to open 2013 Friars Club Comedy Film Festival
File under April Fool's Day real news: The Friars Club Comedy Film Festival is springing forward to springtime for its fifth annual celebration of comedy on film, opening in 2013 with Michael Urie's film, He's Way More Famous Than You. In Urie's firs... [Read More]
Review: Eugene Mirman in Toronto
In a co-production that signaled both the closing weekend of the I Heart Jokes Festival and the opening weekend of the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, Eugene Mirman performed at Toronto’s Randolph Theatre Saturday night, his first show in the city since ... [Read More]
Sasquatch! festival is announced and it’s funny
It’s going to be another smashing time at the Sasquatch! Music Festival as the lineup was just announced. The crazy cool thing is that there will be some killer comics in this year’s lineup who will bring a fun sense of humor to the music jubilee. The festival will run from May 24-27 (Memorial Day W... [Read More]
Dan Harmon’s keynote address to the XOXO Festival
Dan Harmon, the creator and former showrunner of NBC's Community -- as well as co-founder of Channel 101 -- delivered the keynote address in September for XOXO, an arts and technology festival in Portland, Ore. The fest celebrates independent artists... [Read More]
The Next Big Thing in Digital Comedy? A 2012 Paley Center panel
Everyone is always looking for the next big thing, and show business even more so, it seems. For the 2012 New York Comedy Festival, the Paley Center for Media hosted a special panel designed to discuss and analyze the "Next Big Thing" with particular... [Read More]
Adam Carolla talks Trump, O’Reilly, DIY and his funniest fart joke ever
When Adam Carolla came calling last week, Donald Trump merely was embarrassing himself for attention with a $5 million challenge that was as unnecessary as it inevitably would remain unfulfilled. The Donald had yet to to reveal the depths to his rese... [Read More]
Eddie Pepitone, “The Bitter Buddha,” on measuring his own success
It's Eddie Pepitone's birthday today. Happy birthday, Eddie! With a new documentary out about him, The Bitter Buddha, Pepitone (photographed above by Mindy Tucker) is enjoying a new wave of personal and professional attention from fans who might not ... [Read More]
Free events to enjoy at the 2012 New York Comedy Festival
Key & Peele, live, for free? You betcha! A live performance by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele is but one of several free events and things to do if you're in New York City this November during the 2012 edition of the New York Comedy Festival... [Read More]