Addicted to Comedy: How to Create a Comedy Festival
What I discovered from that interview is the grey space that exists between comedians who performing at open mics shows and the lack of locations for those who want to build their craft on the journey to paid performances. Last year I interviewed Jessica Hardy about how she created the Chicago Comed... [Read More]
 
Liza Treyger can’t catch a break in the newest “How Many Questions” ft. Matteo Lane
Poor Liza. She just can’t catch a break… on her own web-series. In the newest installment of Treyger and Sabrina Jalees’ hilarious web-series, How Many Questions, the girls drill comedian Matteo Lane with a barrage of questions. Both Lane and Treyger where “New Faces” ... [Read More]
 
Jim Gaffigan deconstructs the beauty myth on debut episode of Sara Schaefer’s new podcast “LIES”
As teased in our interview with Sara Schaefer, the comedian has long been working on a new podcast. Entitled LIES, the podcast debuted today on WNYC and Nerdist. But this isn’t your normal interview show. Everything you are about to hear is a total lie. That’s the rule: everything guests... [Read More]
 
Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City and more added to New York Comedy Festival
The New York Comedy Festival has just added Amy Poehler, Jim Gaffigan, Pete Holmes, Seth Rogen and over 60 additional shows to its long weekend’s schedule. Some old favorites of the festival, such as Comics to Watch and the New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition finals will return as w... [Read More]
 
Aisha Tyler, Reggie Watts, Eddie Pepitone headlining Maui Comedy Festival (Video)
As the temperature begins to drop in many parts of the country, there’s a special place where the country’s top comedians will migrate next month. The first annual Maui Comedy Festival will kick off Oct. 30 and will continue through the weekend. Taking place in Lahaina, Hawaii, shows wil... [Read More]
 
Hurricane Odile cancels 2014 Cabo Comedy Festival; NUVOtv and Levity organize relief benefit show Oct. 1 in California
The second annual Cabo Comedy Festival was supposed to start tonight at the southern tip of Baja Mexico, but Hurricane Odile had other ideas, devastating Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos as it passed through last month. So the festival was cancelled. Or postponed, if you prefer to think of it that way. ... [Read More]
 
JFL42 Dispatches Part 3: The Rest of the Best
Can you believe it was only 2012 when two of the "things" at JF42 were already-free Strombo tapings and a goddamn donut? Everyone I talked to Saturday night was just plain exhausted, which is always the sign of a good festival.... [Read More]
 
JFL42 Dispatches Part 3: The Rest of the Best
Can you believe it was only 2012 when two of the "things" at JF42 were already-free Strombo tapings and a goddamn donut? Everyone I talked to Saturday night was just plain exhausted, which is always the sign of a good festival. The post JFL42 Dispatches Part ... [Read More]
 
The First-Ever Maui Comedy Festival to Feature Reggie Watts, Tig Notaro, James Adomian, and More
by Megh Wright The very first Maui Comedy Festival takes place in Lahaina from October 30th through November 2nd, and a bunch of great comedy names are set to show up during the three-day event. The festival, which will donate a portion of its proceeds to the American Foundation for Suicide Preventi... [Read More]
 
Kate Berlant, Beth Stelling and more headline the 2014 All Jane No Dick comedy festival
This fall, the All Jane No Dick comedy festival comes back to Portland for its third year. This all female-comedian festival sets out to “celebrate the unique voices of women in comedy, providing inspiration and increasing visibility for the top performers of today and tomorrow.” The fes... [Read More]