This Is Not Happening: What’s in a name-check, Ari Shaffir?
Imagine you're a woman and you're funny, so you decide to pursue a career in comedy. Imagine that even just in making that decision, you've unintentionally invited lifetimes of structurally built-in gender bias against you. Sometimes subtle and subconscious, you're ignored or overlooked when it come... [Read More]
IU student Rob Sherrell is first to major in stand-up comedy
IU junior Rob Sherrell wants to earn his living performing stand-up comedy. And he will accomplish it through IU’s individualized major program. “My parents did not go to college. I am the first person in my family to go. So, when they found out I was switching my major from le... [Read More]
Season 9 of Last Comic Standing starts July 22
Last Comic Standing has recently announced it’s new judge Norm MacDonald and host Anthony Jeselnik. And now comes the announcement of the official start date of Season 9. That said date is Wednesday, July 22nd at 9p on NBC. Things are a little different this go-around. The new season begins wi... [Read More]
Rain Pryor, daughter of Richard, set to release comedy album April 7
Rain Pryor is an American actress, comedienne, and author. She also happens to be the daughter of the late comedy legend Richard Pryor. Her comedy album Black & White is set to be released April 7 via Uproar Entertainment. Pre-order here. Pryor starred in the ABC series Head of the Class in the ... [Read More]
Brandon T. Jackson first stand-up to join cast of simultaneous reality series on Esquire and Oxygen
At their Upfront presentations to advertisers today, the Esquire Network and Oxygen announced a first-ever joint project that will feature companion reality series shooting and airing at the same time on both cable channels -- one showing the lives of stand-up comedians, the other showcasing the liv... [Read More]
Lewis Black and Friends: A Night To Let Freedom Laugh premieres April 16 on AXS TV
Celebrate the Bill of Rights with some of America’s finest comics in this special event featuring sets from Lewis Black, Dick Gregory, Tom Smothers, and More. AXS TV presents a night of comedy and awareness in the star-studded stand-up special Lewis Black and Friends: A Night to Let Freed... [Read More]
Anthony DeVito wins Caroline’s Comedy Madness competition
Congratulations to Anthony DeVito, who was crowned champion of the 2015 Carolines Comedy Madness Stand-Up Tournament. The five-round competition, modeled after the NCAA college basketball “March Madness” tournament, tipped off on February 25 with 64 of New York’s best and brig... [Read More]
Chris Tucker’s first stand-up comedy special will premiere July 10 on Netflix
Chris Tucker’s first stand-up comedy special Chris Tucker Live will premiere exclusively on Netflix on July 10. The special was filmed at the Historic Fox Theatre in Tucker’s hometown of Atlanta, GA, the special will showcase Tucker’s comedic chops, including impersonations, as he ... [Read More]
Eddie Murphy did NOT perform stand-up at the Comedy Store last night
Despite, multiple reports implying he did Eddie Murphy did not make a return to stand-up comedy for the first time in over 25 years last night. Murphy didn’t perform at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles on Thursday night– but that didn’t stop a flurry of excited Twitter use... [Read More]
Gilda’s Laughfest 2015: Jerrod Carmichael perseveres through set via whisper
For a comedian to have had his first comedy special filmed at the iconic Comedy Store in Hollywood, let alone be directed by a director as huge as Spike Lee, he has to have a combination of incredible talent and remarkable confidence. Jerrod Carmichael has both those qualities, and they were on full... [Read More]