Comedians advice for new stand-up comedians: From the Laugh Factory
A lot of aspiring comedians ask me for advice on getting into the business, and I remember from my own experiences in Seattle, those early days and nights when I would hope for a chance to corner each weekend's headliners at the Comedy Underground an... [Read More]
Behind the Scenes at Tosh.0
From the Tosh.0 blog… If you're not lucky enough to live in Los Angeles or lucky enough to have ever visited Los Angeles or you visited but you weren't lucky enough to get tickets to a taping of Tosh.0... [Read More]
Backstage's 10 Comics to Watch
Blake Anderson, Hannibal Buress, Carly Craig, Paul W. Downs, Brian Gallivan, Morgan Murphy, Kumail Nanjiani, Johnny Pemberton, Sara Schaefer and Jenny Slate make Backstage's 10 Comics to Watch list. [Read More]
Getting Sketchy at Saturday Night Live’s Once-Fabled Bash
The Observer's Nate Freeman got an unnamed SNL writer to bring him to the writer's room during the show, to the after party and then to the after-after party, which he recounts in full detail, with lots of boldfaced names. [Read More]
Laugh Factory will open Chicago venue this summer
In February, we reported that the Los Angeles-based comedy club, Laugh Factory would open a new location in Chicago, taking over the now abandoned space that once was the Lakeshore Theater. Today, we hear the new space will be ready for business in the summer. [Read More]
Behind the Scenes of Ugly Americans Season 2
There's a new season of Ugly Americans premiering June 30. Of course, I don't expect you to believe me after I convinced you hoverboards were finally coming out last week (you should have seen your face!), so I've got some photographic... [Read More]
This Month at Comedy Central Stage: Paul Provenza, Greg Proops and More!
With all the snowpocalypses and snowmageddons we've been getting this year, the idea of never leaving the house again is becoming more and more enticing. Even after I run out of food, I bet I could feast off my couch for years. Or maybe I shoul... [Read More]
Comedy Central Presents Season 15 Preview: Part III
Sometimes life can be unfair (see: death, sadness and Jersey Shore). And sometimes life can be so fair that you can't believe the quality is staying at such a high level (see: Mad Men, ice cream and season 15 of Comedy Central Presents). I was ... [Read More]
Second City troupe hits the streets to find out what makes Baltimore funny | Baltimore Sun
After spending half of a week trying to grasp the essence of Baltimore, T.J. Shanoff and Megan Grano, two writers for the Second City comedy troupe, were decidedly dazed. They were there at the behest of Center Stage, which has commissioned Second City to write a two-act, 90-minute show of topical humor. [Read More]