This week in comedy: We comedy festivaled
Although the Maui Comedy Festival ended this past week, we’re just recovering from it now. Even though a slew of comedians were out in tropical paradise, there were still things happening all throughout the comedy world this week. Case in point, we’re already back in New York running aro... [Read More]
Come to 'Splitsider Live' Tonight with Michelle Wolf, Jena Friedman, Sheng Wang, Matt Fisher, and John Murray
by Megh Wright Need plans for tonight? As part of this year's New York Comedy Festival, Splitsider has created a super fun night of comedy with tonight's show Splitsider Live hosted by Adam Frucci and featuring comedians Michelle Wolf, Jena Friedman, Sheng Wang, and Low Standards with Matt Fisher an... [Read More]
Dispatches from the Maui Comedy Festival: old men and the sea and set lists finishing strong
Man, seeing comedy in paradise is a great experience. The weekend of the Maui Comedy Festival hit full steam on Saturday night. It was the biggest night of the festival as things kicked off at the Hard Rock Cafe with Aisha Tyler taping her podcast Girl on Guy with guest Todd Glass. The two comedian ... [Read More]
Come See Michelle Wolf, Jena Friedman, Sheng Wang, and 'Low Standards' at Splitsider's NYCF Show
by Megh Wright As part of the 2014 New York Comedy Festival, Splitsider has partnered up with some great comedians for a live show this Thursday, November 6th at UCB East. Titled Splitsider Live, the show starts at 7:00pm and features Late Night writer Michelle Wolf, Daily Show producer Jena Friedma... [Read More]
Dispatches from the Maui Comedy Festival: flying, blessing, snorkeling, and Halloween
Greetings from Maui! The Maui Comedy Festival is officially underway. It’s a tough job reporting on comedy sometimes, especially when said comedy features some of the funniest names in the game in a tropical paradise. But we do what we do for the love of the game. And it just so happens, the g... [Read More]
Winners of development deals at the 2014 New York Television Festival
The annual New York Television Festival (NYTVF) announced the winners Saturday night in 12 categories of its Independent Pilot Competition as well as 20 development deal winners from various cable channels, studios and digital network partners. “We had a fantastic week with more events, projec... [Read More]
My Pod Week: Week ending 10/26/14
Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn't just a podcast producer and engineer; he's also an avid fan of the form. "My Pod Week" recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! YOU'RE THE EXPERT (Live at the Eugene Mirman Come... [Read More]
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]