2009 Just For Laughs Comedy Tour lineup/dates | from the Back of the Room
In a lot of Canadian cities, this is the biggest comedy event of the year. Just For Laughs rarely disappoints with their annual fall tour, putting headlining comics into a "gala" type setting in large theatres across the country. As has come to be the standard, the lineup is solid: [Read More]
John Cleese announces dates for 'Final Wave at the World or The Alimony Tour' | Chortle
John Cleese is planning a world tour to help pay off the £12million his third divorce will cost him. Yesterday it was announced that he has finalised the terms of his divorce from third wife Alyce Eichelberger, handing over assets worth $13 million, followed by alimony of $1 million a year for the next seven years. The settlement is said to represent more than half of Cleese's total wealth. So far 15 American dates have been announced for his Final Wave at the World or The Alimony Tour, Year One... [Read More]
Juston McKinney hangs up his blue collar patrol officer job for the Blue Collar Comedy Tour | Zoiks! Online
Fans of the popular Blue Collar Comedy Tour may recognize Juston McKinney from the Next Generation of Blue Collar Comedy guys. Aside from McKinney, the tour consists of Jamie Kaler, John Caparulo and Reno Collier. McKinney, who also appeared on the hit show, "King of Queens," took time out of his busy schedule to speak with Zoiks! Online. [Read More]
David Brenner celebrates 40 years in comedy | Punchline Magazine
Veteran comedian David Brenner is celebrating his 40th year in comedy with a national stand-up tour. "Leave ‘Em Laughing" features some of Brenner's greatest jokes and routines from over the years. "I'm including everything from birth up to five minutes ago," he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. [Read More]
Melbourne International Comedy Festival's best and bravest hit the road | The Tasmania Mercury
After being cooped up in the dark rooms of Melbourne for nearly a month, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's best and bravest comedians are champing at the bit to get out of Melbourne and travel around the country on the 11th annual Comedy Festival Roadshow. Each year the roadshow takes the Comedy Festival vibe and shares it with audiences outside Melbourne, as a cast of big-name locals, emerging stars and overseas guests prove there is nowhere a comedian fears to tread. [Read More]
Robin Williams hitting road after heart surgery | Reuters
Comedian Robin Williams, recovering from heart surgery, will resume his "Weapons of Self-Destruction" stand-up tour in September, his representatives said on Wednesday. Williams, 57, had to postpone the tour in early March after complaining of shortness of breath. He had surgery that month at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio to replace his aortic valve, repair his mitral valve and correct an irregular heartbeat. Williams, who got a transplanted cow heart valve in the operation, was scheduled to mak... [Read More]
Tribune stations take 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' 'Entourage' rerun rights
Tribune stations have picked up the rights to syndicate the HBO comedy series "Entourage" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" starting next year. The agreement means Tribune's stations in 17 markets (including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago) will have the rights to air the Emmy-winning comedy series, including all seven seasons of "Curb" and all six seasons of "Entourage." [Read More]
Dane Cook stops in Albany | Times Union interview
"While 'Vicious Circle' was big and broad, with these long stories, I found with "Isolated Incident" that my technique was more pensive and I put a lot more of myself into these darker topics. I don't feel I'll ever be what I was in that special again. I've talked about it, I've shared it and then I'll move on." [Read More]
Internet Comedy Phenomenon Jon Lajoie Is Coming to The Wilbur | Boston Blog
Jon Lajoie has already been huge on FunnyOrDie.com, with millions of views of his videos on his YouTube channel, and he's on tour, bringing his standup and hilarious songs to clubs and theaters across the nation. [Read More]
Why is Glenn Beck doing comedy tours? - the comic's comic
Perhaps you remember Glenn Beck from the talk radio or from CNN Headline News, but now that he's the new darling of FOX News, Beck has a higher profile among media observers. And so it is that I'm learning about his proclivity for performing some sort of folksy one-man show stand-up type routine to conservative theatergoers when he's not on the air. Here's the AP report from Sunday announcing Glenn Beck's June 2009 tour, with shows in Denver, Phoenix, San Diego, Kansas City, Houston and Richmond... [Read More]