NYC mails letter to comedy clubs to crack down on fraudulent Times Square ticket barkers
Times Square has attracted hustlers of all stripes for more than a century, each attempting to hustle tourists and other passing strangers out of their money. Barkers who make outrageous claims and otherwise lie to persuade you to buy vouchers for comedy club tickets aren't new, either. Google "Time... [Read More]
The Dark Side of Storytelling
Over the past few years, storytelling has become one of the fastest growing forms of comedy in the country in no small part because of the rise of shows on NPR like This American Life and the Moth. The Moth’s Storyslam has provided a unifying force for the storytelling scene, as well as a crud... [Read More]
Mike Birbiglia’s ‘Thank God For Jokes’ Is a Deceptively Loose Meditation on Humor
Mike Birbiglia’s latest one-man show Thank God For Jokes, which yesterday began a six-week run the Lynn Redgrave Theater, is about faith. The minimal stage décor consists of several stained glass windows on the back wall, a choice that felt especially deliberate since I attended last Su... [Read More]
Max Silvestri Settles into LA and His Lifelong Calling of Mocking Chefs
Max Silvestri hosted one of Brooklyn’s most popular comedy shows, Big Terrific, for nearly seven years alongside fellow comedians Gabe Liedman and Jenny Slate. In that time he grew as a part of a budding scene of Brooklyn comedians who have now all but abandoned their Brooklyn apartments for h... [Read More]
Max Silvestri Settles into LA and His Lifelong Calling of Mocking Chefs
Max Silvestri hosted one of Brooklyn’s most popular comedy shows, Big Terrific, for nearly seven years alongside fellow comedians Gabe Liedman and Jenny Slate. In that time he grew as a part of a budding scene of Brooklyn comedians who have now all but abandoned their Brooklyn apartments for h... [Read More]
Max Silvestri Settles into LA and His Lifelong Calling of Mocking Chefs
Max Silvestri hosted one of Brooklyn’s most popular comedy shows, Big Terrific, for nearly seven years alongside fellow comedians Gabe Liedman and Jenny Slate. In that time he grew as a part of a budding scene of Brooklyn comedians who have now all but abandoned their Brooklyn apartments for h... [Read More]
Max Silvestri Settles into LA and His Lifelong Calling of Mocking Chefs
Max Silvestri hosted one of Brooklyn’s most popular comedy shows, Big Terrific, for nearly seven years alongside fellow comedians Gabe Liedman and Jenny Slate. In that time he grew as a part of a budding scene of Brooklyn comedians who have now all but abandoned their Brooklyn apartments for h... [Read More]
Do You Have to Move to New York or LA to Make It in Comedy?
As a former comedy agent at UTA and WME, Priyanka represented numerous big-name writers and performers before leaving to start a TV production company with Jack Black. Now she writes and produces on her own, but she still encounters a tidal wave of comedy hopefuls looking for the advice, information... [Read More]
Do You Have to Move to New York or LA to Make It in Comedy?
As a former comedy agent at UTA and WME, Priyanka represented numerous big-name writers and performers before leaving to start a TV production company with Jack Black. Now she writes and produces on her own, but she still encounters a tidal wave of comedy hopefuls looking for the advice, information... [Read More]
The Irrepressible Positivity of Katina Corrao
When listening to Katina Corrao’s recent debut album, Hot Date, adjectives like bubbly and cheerful come to mind, despite the fact that her material focuses heavily on self-deprecation and her perceived flaws. But it’s her ability to power through said flaws that makes up her onstage per... [Read More]