Highlights From the ‘Oh Hello’ Press Conference
George St. Geegland and Gil Faizon, two aging writer/performers, best known for their work on Comedy Central’s prank-show-within-a-sketch-show Too Much Tuna, made their off-Broadway debut on December 1st at the Cherry Lane Theater. I have not seen the play, nor am I totally clear the name of i... [Read More]
Inside New York’s Musical Comedy Boom
Musical comedy has been a popular comedic force for ages. The iconic “Weird Al” Yankovic debuted his self-titled album in 1983. And The Lonely Island — the brainchild of Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone — reinvented the wheel in the early 2000s. Yet, over the p... [Read More]
Dormtainment Sells Out New York City’s Gramercy Theater
Since the emergence of online comedic talent, debates have been ongoing wether that a mass amount followers can translate into crowds in seats. On Thursday Nov. 12, Dormtainment delivered and answered the question at hand following their show at New York City’s Gramercy Theater. For a crowd o... [Read More]
Hanging Out at the Intersection of Comedy and Art with Lorelei Ramirez
New York City has so much comedy that it’s nearly impossible to stand out, especially if all you’re doing is standup. However, some comedians are starting to think outside the stage, and they’re breaking new ground in the process. One such person is Lorelei Ramirez, a comic, actres... [Read More]
Hannibal Buress Breaks Silence On Cosby Coverage, Blames Media
(Photo: Rolling Stone) Hannibal Buress swore he was done talking about his involvement with Bill Cosby’s current allegations, but during a recent performance in New York City for their annual comedy festival, he lightly jumped back on the situation. While on stage, Hannibal went on to point fi... [Read More]
Inside the Comedy Factory
As the UCB empire has grown from a punk-rock upstart to an industry institution, the way it operates affects the comedy world more than ever before. A few years back, Terry Withers, star of the Terry Withers Mysteries at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York, and also the theater’s ... [Read More]
The Laugh Button Podcast #38: Sal Vulcano from “Impractical Jokers”
This week its all about the comedy at NY Comic Con and there is a lot. Including a panel from the cast of TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers” Mark and Matt welcome one of those cast members, Sal Vulcano onto the podcast to talk about how the Jokers came to be and what they have in store [... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle And Chris Rock Share The Stage In NYC, Re-Sparks Tour Rumors
A crowd of people were able to get a chance to see a preview of the talked about Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock tour. Over the last few years there have been reports of the stand-up comedians one day going on a tour together inspired by rappers Jay Z & Kanye West’s Watch The Throne in 2011... [Read More]
Gad Elmaleh Takes America
Unless you’re a French speaker, odds are very low that you have heard Gad Elmaleh’s standup. However, he is very well known among at least five million French speakers worldwide. He has hosted the Ceremonies de Cesar (France’s Academy Awards) three times, performed seven consecutiv... [Read More]
Open call auditions for 2015 New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition
Last year's winner of New York's Funniest Stand-Up, Ricky Velez, was hired this year as a correspondent for Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. What's in store for the 2015 winner of New York's Funniest Stand-Up? And could it be you? Carolines on Broadway (1626 Broadway between 49t... [Read More]