Louis C.K.'s 'Dianetics': Inside His Weird and Wild Three-Hour Radio Show
by Eddie Brawley 26 minutes into a three-hour advice show Louis C.K. hosted in 2007, a guy named Blake calls up. Blake says he’s driving solo from Dallas to Oklahoma City that night and wants to know if Louie is going to just keep fucking around, or if he actually has anything good planne... [Read More]
Here's the Trailer for Chelsea Handler's Netflix Standup Special
by Megh Wright Chelsea Handler's Netflix talk show doesn't premiere on the streaming network until 2016, but in the meantime you can check out her latest standup special Uganda Be Kidding Me Live, which premieres on Netflix October 10th. If you're offended by jokes at the expense of Alaskans, Uganda... [Read More]
The Passion of Kathy Griffin
by Robert Balkovich There are few people working in standup that are more divisive than Kathy Griffin. It doesn’t stem from controversial remarks, like many other comedians in her peer group, so much as taste. People who love her think that she is tremendous. People who don’t like her th... [Read More]
Eric Andre Discusses the 'Cops' Theme Song and Homophobia at Just For Laughs 2012
by Megh Wright While you're waiting for the third season of The Eric Andre Show to begin, Just For Laughs' new YouTube channel just added a clip of Andre performing back in 2012, covering everything from watching Precious on mushrooms to the strange choice to use reggae music for the Cops theme song... [Read More]
Should All Standup Comics Write Their Own Jokes?
by Josiah Hesse I was thirteen when I first saw a comic glance at his notes on stage, and I remember wondering why I was surprised to see this. Did you think he was making all this up on the spot? I asked myself. Well, I guess I did. Years later, when I began regularly attending comedy shows and wou... [Read More]
Jerrod Carmichael Promotes His HBO Special by Sponsoring a Pee-Wee Football Team
by Megh Wright With the premiere of his HBO standup special Love at The Store just around the corner, Jerrod Carmichael decided to channel his influence and promotional needs by reaching out to today's youth to make a difference by sponsoring a pee-wee football team, as long as the name "CARMICHAEL"... [Read More]
Living the Standup Life with Sam Morril
by Jessica Pilot Sam Morril is a great writer of jokes. His comedy often comes from a place of uncomfortable honesty. "I look exactly like my biological father so I showed my friend a picture, and he said, 'wow, it's like you guys were separated at birth.' I said, 'we were.'" "My girlfriend always g... [Read More]
Bob Odenkirk's New Album 'Amateur Hour' Is Out November 25th
by Megh Wright Over the summer it was announced that Bob Odenkirk was taping his very first comedy album Amateur Hour, which will also include rising standup Brandon Wardell as an opening act both on the album and corresponding tour to promote Odenkirk's book of plays out next month A Load of Hooey.... [Read More]
W. Kamau Bell Announces New Standup Tour 'Oh, Everything!'
by Megh Wright Comedian and former host of Totally Biased W. Kamau Bell is going on tour. Titled Oh, Everything!, the tour kicks off this November and runs through the end of January 2015 with over 30 stops in Los Angeles, Kansas City, Austin, Cincinnati, D.C., Portland, New York, and more. Presale ... [Read More]
Check Out Old Clips of Louis C.K., Mitch Hedberg, Chris Rock, and More on the Just For Laughs YouTube Channel
by Megh Wright If you're a fan of watching old clips of standups honing their craft live onstage, the new Just For Laughs YouTube channel is for you. The Montreal comedy festival recently teamed up with Maker Studios to launch the channel this afternoon, which so far features standup clips from Bill... [Read More]