Just For Laughs 2014: New Faces highlights
Just For Laughs Montreal is unmistakably the biggest comedy festival of the year. It’s a privilege to perform here, and every year many, many comedians vie to be one of the fest’s “New Faces of Comedy.” As announced Monday, twenty-one up-and-coming comedians were chosen for 2... [Read More]
 
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: The One Year Anniversary of 'Terrified' with Dave Ross and the 300th Episode of 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'
by Jessye McGarry The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week ... [Read More]
 
#TBT to a most “Silly Time” with the boys of WOMEN Comedy
Every Thursday, TLB participates in #TBT by scrounging around the internet for precious web gems of yore. Here’s one of our favorite videos that deserve some extra attention. The WOMEN sketch group has been pumping out little web gems for about three years now, and this has to be my personal f... [Read More]
 
Learn more about Kurt Braunohler and Joe Zimmerman behind-the-scenes of “The Half Hour”
Tomorrow marks the end of season three of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour. This summer is going out with a bang with thirty-minute specials from Kurt Braunohler and Joe Zimmerman. While you’re sitting there staring at your TV, anxiously awaiting these specials, take a second to learn more... [Read More]
 
Harnessing Absurdity to Help Others with Kurt Braunohler
by Emma Soren You can catch Kurt Braunohler’s new episode of The Half Hour this Friday, July 25, but he’s been focused on a lot more than just standup lately. In June, the comedian jet skied the Mississippi River from Chicago to New Orleans as part of his Indiegogo campaign to raise $50,... [Read More]
 
Best Pokemon Characters – Top 10 List Podcast – Episode 102
In each episode of The Top 10 List Podcast, a panel of comedians compete to get as many of their individual picks, from a list they prepared before the show, on a final top 10 list. Episode topics range from People who Changed the World to Most Doable Hollywood Actors. The Top 10 List... [Read More]
 
Preview Next Week's Dumb Starbucks Episode of 'Nathan for You'
by Megh Wright After much anticipation, Nathan Fielder's epic Dumb Starbucks prank from earlier this year will finally be featured in next week's Nathan for You, and Comedy Central just released the above sneak peek. It turns out that Dumb Starbucks wasn't a prank at all but an "artistic experience.... [Read More]
 
Hulu Plus launching comedy channel from Comedy Dynamics
Comedy Dynamics, owner of New Wave Entertainment, that name you see on a title card before many of your favorite Netflix stand-up comedy specials, is launching its own comedy channel on Hulu and Hulu Plus beginning July 29. The channel will offer stand-up specials and behind-the-scenes footage from ... [Read More]
 
Talking to Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray About 'The Meltdown'
by Joel Arnold The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail premieres on Comedy Central tonight as an eight-episode, half-hour standup showcase based on the very popular weekly alt show hosted by Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray in Meltdown Comics’ NerdMelt Theater and produced by Emily Gordon. The show wi... [Read More]
 
Mark Normand on indie comedy, bombing and the secret to getting laughs (Laughspin interview)
Mark Normand, one of the fastest rising and most versatile comedians in the country, cut his teeth at open mics, bar shows and by performing in loft apartments. It’s that work ethic — and his joke writing prowess — that helped the Louisana native earn the respect of his fellow come... [Read More]