Watch a teaser for Jimmy Carr’s Netflix stand-up special, “Funny Business”
Jimmy Carr is a dynamite comedian and he’s coming to this side of the pond thanks to the folks at Netflix. His new stand-up special, Funny Business is set to premiere on the streaming service next Friday, March 18th. Carr taped the special in front of a sold out audience at the Hammersmith Apo... [Read More]
Cameron Esposito on The Late Late Show, “I think Mark Cuban owes me at least $100”
Three years ago, Cameron Esposito made her late night stand-up debut on The Late Late Show. It was a different time, Craig Ferguson was hosting the show and Esposito was a bit more nervous. But a lot has changed since then, the guest that night was Jay Leno and both he and Ferguson called Esposito [... [Read More]
Shane Torres on Conan, “You guys can probably tell this by looking at me, but I’ve been fired a lot”
It’s okay, Shane Torres knows that he looks like a Native American Meatloaf impersonator. Here’s his set from last night’s episode of Conan. Shane Torres is a stand-up comedian and writer. You may have seen him in the background on Last Comic Standing or acting on IFC’s Comed... [Read More]
Shane Torres on Conan, “You guys can probably tell this by looking at me, but I’ve been fired a lot”
It’s okay, Shane Torres knows that he looks like a Native American Meatloaf impersonator. Here’s his set from last night’s episode of Conan. Shane Torres is a stand-up comedian and writer. You may have seen him in the background on Last Comic Standing or acting on IFC’s Comed... [Read More]
This is Stand-Up: Eddie Pepitone
How can you deal with depressing and dark subject matter and still find the laughs? Eddie Pepitone, describing his own views on comedy with Jessica Pilot in the latest installment of her webseries, "This is Stand-Up," says he feels like a blue-collar worker clocking in for the night, except he's sea... [Read More]
Theo Von’s hour special, “No Offense” to hit Netflix on February 26th
Comedian Theo Von is set to release a new Netflix special next Friday the 26th. This will be the first hour special for the comedian. Von first implanted himself on your psyche as a member of the MTV show Road Rules and all the challenges and drama that come with that. However, he’s spent the ... [Read More]
The definitive guide to comedy festivals for 2016
Almost nine years ago now, the seeds of The Comic's Comic firmly planted themselves into my brain during a blizzard of snow and laughs in Aspen, Colo. Back then, you had Aspen and Montreal. Those were the two places to see the entire comedy industry converge, merge and splurge. New talent rubbing sh... [Read More]
Comedian To Do List: Men vs. Women, by Sara Schaefer
The only thing more striking about Sara Schaefer's recent Twitter photo of the differences between men and women in stand-up comedy today (circa 2015)? Reading her @replies and the outlandishly sexist men and mansplainers trying to set her supposedly straight. Which, of course, only reinforces her p... [Read More]
Dulce Sloan wins 12th annual StandUp NBC diversity showcase, talent deal
Congrats to Dulce Sloan, named winner of the 12th annual StandUp NBC (formerly called Stand-Up For Diversity) contest, and with it, a talent holding deal with NBC. Former contest winner Tone Bell (NBC's Truth Be Told, and just added to the cast of The CW's The Flash) hosted the showcase finals at th... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt on how essential comedy is for society in 2015
“I think it is the responsibility of comedians to remain as irresponsible as we can, in terms of mockery and language. Comedians, we’re not the guardians and we’re not the saviors but I think we are the safety valve. And so, we are there just saying the unsayable, saying the rude, ... [Read More]