New York comedians raise funds for comedian Liza Dye, who was hit by a train
On February 13th, upcoming New York comedian Liza Dye fainted on the Subway platform and slipped onto the tracks where she was struck by a train. Dye fortunately survived the ordeal and is now recovering in an extended hospital stay. According to her page, she is in relatively good... [Read More]
NYC Podfest 2014 was a huge success, now its time to eye 2015
I had the privilege of enjoying several shows at NYC Podfest ’14 this past weekend. The main location of the fest was held at Fontana’s downtown on Grand street. A venue which seemed to be a perfect fit for a festival like one that celebrates podcasts. The broadcasts were taped in the ba... [Read More]
Snuggle Up with Splitsider's Dog & Pony Show Friday, January 10 at UCBEast!
by Halle Kiefer If you're frozen down to the bone this week, stop by UCBeast this Friday, January 10 at 7:30pm and bask in the warm, hilarious light cast by comics Jared Logan, Janelle James, Christy Coffey and Lukas Kaiser. If that doesn't work, Joe and I will strip down, crawl inside your sleeping... [Read More]
The second annual NYC Podfest kicks off January 11th
Sixteen shows in just 2 days, starting January 11th. Sound like a lot? That’s because it is. NYC Podfest is here and it is jam packed with tons live podcast shows. This year’s fest boasts a awesome line up of podcasts such as Keith and The Girl, RISK!, The Dork Forest, Pep Talks with Edd... [Read More]
The Laugh Button Year in Video
We spent a lot of time out and about in 2013, and with it we usually had a camera with us. It allowed us to be present to capture many comedy moments on video. We found ourselves at numerous festivals like Just for Laughs, South By Southwest (SXSW), New York Comedy Festival, or a normal […]Th... [Read More]
The German and the Robot: My Awkward, Addicting Leap Into Comedy
by Sara Schaefer Twelve years ago, I had just moved to New York City. I came here with a friend from my college sketch group. Her name was Alana and we had big dreams. She got a job walking dogs for a member of the SNL cast, which of course meant that within six months, we’d both be cast membe... [Read More]
EXCLUSIVE: A Quick Chat With Internet Comedic Superstar Kyle Ayers
Kyle Ayers is phenomenal. His #roofbreakup hit the internet on Saturday, and the coverage on it has been incredible. And why not? Kyle is a writer and comedian who lives [...]Author informationMeredith SchneiderContributing Editor at Serial OptimistMeredith runs DoubleTake Productions with her siste... [Read More]
NY Comedy Fest – Weekend Picks
One of the best/worst parts of any comedy festival is trying to pick which shows to see at the expense of the others. So here’s an easy cheat sheet to help you make the most of your weekend. Friday Maria Bamford is sold out, but there are still single tickets available (as of writing) for Bil... [Read More]
Caitlin Brodnick’s most personal story yet: “Screw You, Cancer”
Angelina Jolie may be the most famous person you've ever known to openly discuss BRCA mutations and breast cancer, but it's even more likely that you don't know Jolie. I do know Caitlin Brodnick. And so should you. Brodnick, a 28-year-old comedian by night (and legal secretary by day) in New York Ci... [Read More]
FX’s “Louie” and the Case of TV’s Fake NYC Subway, solved? Randall’s Island Fire Academy Subway Simulator
Ever watch a sitcom that's set in New York City and obviously filmed in the city, that takes you out of the element once they move to a subway platform or train that's equally obviously not part of NYC's MTA system? Sure. Plenty of times. Turns out that fake NYC subway you see in some TV shows and m... [Read More]