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]
Chris Gethard Wants to Do Standup in Your House This November
by Megh Wright Comedian Chris Gethard is experimenting with a new way to develop his material that might involve him performing at your house if you're up for it. In a new post on his website, Gethard has reached out to fans who live within four hours of his home base of New York City to try to get ... [Read More]
Getting Weird in Toronto with Tim Gilbert
by Avery Edison Tim Gilbert has been a fixture on Toronto’s alternative comedy scene for almost a decade, and is one of the most consistently funny comedians in the city. He’s a member of Laugh Sabbath, a group that boasts alumni like Nathan Fielder. Tim released his first album, Please ... [Read More]
11 Standup Comedians Who Became 'SNL' Cast Members
by Megh Wright In addition to the recent hiring of standup Michael Che as co-anchor of Weekend Update, yesterday SNL revealed some surprising hiring news with the announcement that young standup Pete Davidson has been added to the cast as a featured player. SNL has an unpredictable history with hiri... [Read More]
Here's a Sneak Peek of Jerrod Carmichael's HBO Standup Special
by Megh Wright Jerrod Carmichael's very first (and Spike Lee-directed) standup special Love at The Store premieres on HBO on October 4th, and today the pay-network released the first full promo for it featuring a more inside look at Carmichael's material and influences. 0 Comments... [Read More]
On the Road with Gary Gulman
by Phil Davidson Gary Gulman is on tour right now in support of his upcoming third standup special, It’s About Time. Like his jokes, the title has several layers and meanings. But you could add one more: it’s about time Gulman is recognized as one of the best standup comedians working to... [Read More]
Kurt Braunohler Talks Biscotti, PT Cruisers, and More on 'The Tonight Show'
by Megh Wright Here's Kurt Braunohler's standup set from Friday's Tonight Show, which covers everything from his opinion on biscotti to a lady at the dog park who he could've benefited from earlier on in life to one time his clothes got stuck in a UK "washing machine." 0 Comments... [Read More]
Why Chris Rock's 1991 Debut Standup Album Is as Relevant Today as Ever
by Eddie Brawley Chris Rock’s first standup album, Born Suspect, was recorded in 1991, but it seems like it could have been recorded last month. Sure, comics are always kind of mining the same big issues in the human condition and that’s why we get lots of “black people are like th... [Read More]
Aziz Ansari on Selling Out Madison Square Garden and the Business Side of Comedy
by Megh Wright Aziz Ansari might be a TV star on NBC's five-year favorite Parks and Recreation and soon-to-be published author, but performing live standup has always been his main love. Ansari recently finished up several dates on the Oddball tour and kicked off his own tour Aziz Ansari Live!, beco... [Read More]
Throwing a House Party with Adam Devine
by Phil Davidson Part sitcom, part standup showcase, Adam Devine’s House Party might be difficult to describe, but it’s a fun hybrid. Mensch that he is, Devine created the show in part to give the up-and-coming comedians who perform on it a chance to display their acting chops. The show ... [Read More]