SF Sketchfest unveils 2012 lineup
San Francisco's annual SF Sketchfest books so many uniquely special comedy shows over so many consecutive nights, I'm not sure why every comedy fan doesn't just decide to live in San Francisco for the first month of every year. Proving that again is ... [Read More]
Third installment of Michael Moore’s comedy fest canceled due to beer event
Usually, beer and comedy go together like peas and carrots, but apparently not in Traverse City, Michigan. The Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival, founded in 2010, won’t be happening this year due to a scheduling conflict with the Traverse City Winte... [Read More]
The Download on Location at the New York Comedy Festival with Amy Schumer and Jim Gaffigan
This week, The Download invaded the New York Comedy Festival, shooting on location and snagging a couple of the tour's headliners for exclusive interviews. Amy Schumer sat down with host Jordan Rubin to talk about the pitfalls of inter-comedian... [Read More]
Ricky Gervais Converses at the New York Comedy Festival
People don't talk anymore — it's all texts, tweets and arguments with Siri. But last Sunday at the 92nd Street Y, Ricky Gervais sat down for a conversation with Bill Carter from the New York Times for the New York Comedy Festival. Th... [Read More]
Nothing's Off-Limits for Jeffrey Ross
Imagining what it would be like if Roast Master General Jeffrey Ross roasted himself is a little like wondering if God could make a boulder so heavy He couldn't lift it, except watching a deity pick up a rock wouldn't be super hilarious. I... [Read More]
Sarah Silverman & Friends at the New York Comedy Festival
My friends are usually imaginary and criticize my haircuts. Sarah Silverman's friends are great stand-ups who put on a great show for the New York Comedy Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Which, in some countries, is basically the same... [Read More]
Announcing the Gabriel Iglesias Presents: Stand-Up Revolution Tour
Of all the different kinds of tours that exist (museum tours, duck tours, military tours, tourettes, etc.), I think my favorite kind are stand-up tours. And next month, Gabriel Iglesias and Comedy Central are kicking off the Gabriel Iglesias Presents... [Read More]
Tracy Morgan Takes on the New York Comedy Festival
by Mike Henneberger Last Thursday, a sold-out crowd filled the Beacon Theatre in New York as Tracy Morgan celebrated his birthday (and mine) with a headlining performance for the New York Comedy Festival. Those who aren’t familiar with Tracy’s stand... [Read More]
Louis C.K. Remains The Best
In this world you can be certain of three three things: death, low taxes for the 1% and great stand-up from Louis C.K. Lucky for me and a sold out crowd at the New York Comedy Festival last night, we were able to experience one of these things. Peo... [Read More]
Louis CK Was Starstruck by George W. Bush
by Mike Henneberger So, you’re going to miss Louis C.K. at the New York Comedy Festival? Were you too lazy to get tickets before they sold out? Too cheap to fly to New York, pay for a hotel and buy $8 beers? Or maybe you’re just a creepy recluse who... [Read More]