Been there, done that: Ted Alexandro on the UCB, and the 2002 stand-up petition to NYC clubs
"New York City is the Mecca of standup comedy and we, as comedians, are proud to share that tradition with you, the clubs providing comedians with a venue to perform. However, while the clubs are thriving we feel that we are not being adequately comp... [Read More]
 
Image of Chris, Abby, and Bridey Elliott Are Doing a Live Show Together
Chris, Abby, and Bridey Elliott Are Doing a Live Show Together
Living comedy legend Chris Elliott and his talented daughters Abby (from SNL) and Bridey Elliott (from Twitter) will be appearing together onstage next month for the first time ever. The live late night show "Running Late with Scott Rogowsky" will host "An Evening with the Elliotts" at the PIT in NY... [Read More]
 
The Beards of Comedy Uncover Some Dirty Money Secrets, Find Privacy in NYC
We’ve been following The Beards of Comedy all around the country and one day we can only hope to go on a road trip with these guys. In the first edition of Beards Across America, the guys dove into the SF dining scene, finding weird meat altern... [Read More]
 
Darryl Lenox on his “Blind Ambition” and reaching for the Starz
For Darryl Lenox, hindsight was 20/20. An incident in his young adult life left Lenox almost permanently and completely blind, and the comedian discusses it as well as his path to regaining sight in his new stand-up special, Blind Ambition, which deb... [Read More]
 
Image of Louis C.K. Hosting Two Hurricane Benefits in Staten Island November 17th
Louis C.K. Hosting Two Hurricane Benefits in Staten Island November 17th
American hero Louis C.K. will be headlining two benefits for Hurricane Sandy next week, Gothamist reports. The shows will both take place on the night of November 17th at Staten Island's St. George Theater. 250 tickets for good seats will be auctioned to the highest bidder, while another 500 will ... [Read More]
 
Watch Tom Hanks Do Some Stand-Up About Sylvester Stallone
To help prepare for his role in the 1988 film, Punchline (pictured here), Tom Hanks stopped by The Comic Strip in New York to get a feel for what it’s like to be a comedian. Movies.com came across this footage of Tom on stage, doing what any go... [Read More]
 
Image of On a Night Without Audiences, the Show Goes On for Letterman and Fallon
On a Night Without Audiences, the Show Goes On for Letterman and Fallon
David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon went ahead with their late-night programs on Monday evening, despite the absence of studio audiences and key personnel, lending an eerie intimacy to the otherwise entertaining proceedings. [Read More]
 
Image of Hurricane Sandy effects late night: Kimmel, Daily Show, Colbert to air reruns, Letterman & Fallon to tape without audiences
Hurricane Sandy effects late night: Kimmel, Daily Show, Colbert to air reruns, Letterman & Fallon to tape without audiences
Hurricane Sandy has closed down Jimmy Kimmel Live’s New York City show tonight at the Harvey Theatre at Brooklyn Academy of Music as the storm closes in on New York. His late-night counterparts Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman will tape their shows without studio audiences. [Read More]
 
Image of Louis C.K. cancels his New York show, out of concern for fans safety
Louis C.K. cancels his New York show, out of concern for fans safety
"Frankenstorm"—that looming allegory for the dangers of boundless science/ignoring science set to terrorize the villagers of the East Coast—has already driven our readers there into your beans-and-guns-stocked bunkers, or maybe onto the Midwestern farms where you're going to begin your new lives gro... [Read More]
 
Image of The Onion ceases NYC print edition (so get a computer, Brooklyn)
The Onion ceases NYC print edition (so get a computer, Brooklyn)
Publishing newspapers—the kind that get print on your fingers, and that you can take to the toilet— is an increasingly tricky business, and The Onion media empire has not been immune to its fickle, often difficult nature. Several years ago, Onion, Inc. decided to fundamentally change the way we dist... [Read More]