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]
Image of Amy Schumer’s ‘sex stuff’ is upending comedy
Amy Schumer’s ‘sex stuff’ is upending comedy
“[New York] keeps you human and grounded and not putting on any sort of airs in the street where, yeah, most of the time you are standing very close to someone urinating or a dumpster. We’re all just cramped together on this little island that makes you admit to being a human. Even Anna Wintour has to cop to being a human being in New York.” [Read More]
All-star comedy and music benefit for Doctors Without Borders relief in West Africa
The Ebola epidemic may have only begun to hit New York City and America, but NYC is fighting back with a fund-raiser. Specifically, a collection of New York comedians and musicians are putting on a benefit show -- Nov. 19, 2014, at Irving Plaza -- with all of the proceeds going to MSF International.... [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]
Giulia Rozzi brings back her solo show, ‘Bad Bride,’ as an hour-long show
Comedian Giulia Rozzi is taking the stage for her new solo show, Bad Bride. While the show originally ran as a half hour at UCB for eight months last year, Rozzi is bringing it back this time as an hour long show. The candid show, directed by Brandy Barber, features Rozzi, “fessing up about be... [Read More]
Mark Your Calendars: “George Carlin Way” street sign unveiling, party set for Oct. 22, 2014
The city of New York recently approved renaming the Morningside Heights street where George Carlin grew up as "George Carlin Way" in honor of the late stand-up comedian. George Carlin Way already shows up on Google Maps. And on Oct. 22, 2014, the physical signs will match the digital ones. Kelly Car... [Read More]
Robert Dean, Jena Friedman, Lucas Connolly, and Rus Gutin Are Swinging by Our Dog and Pony Show
by Adam Frucci This coming Monday night we're throwin' a party at the UCB East in NYC. Yes, it's Splitsider's Dog and Pony Show, hosted by Halle Keifer and Joe Stanton. This month's guests are Robert Dean (Caroline's), Jena Friedman (The Daily Show), Lucas Connolly (Caroline's), and Rus Gutin (The C... [Read More]
Come Out to Our Dog and Pony Show on Monday Night
by Adam Frucci This coming Monday night, it's time again for our monthly Dog and Pony Show. You know the one! It's hosted by Halle Kiefer and Joe Stanton and it takes place at one of our favorite comedy venues in NYC, UCB East. This month's show features a killer lineup: Lil Rel Howery (truTV's Frie... [Read More]