‘Broad City’ renewed for a second season
Comedy Central’s new half-hour scripted comedy Broad City has been renewed for a second season. Kaboom. If you aren’t watching this show you need to stop what you’re doing and set up the season pass in the DVR because it’s a can’t miss show about two ladies, Abbi Jacobs... [Read More]
 
SXSW announces its entire comedy lineup, includes Bill Cosby and Late Night with Seth Meyers
Earlier, South By Southwest (SXSW) revealed its comedy programming, including the podcasts and parties as well as some of its panels. Now, the festival has revealed its entire lineup of comedians and there are many of them. It’s a year of some heavy hitters indeed. Including a large Lorne Mich... [Read More]
 
New York comedians raise funds for comedian Liza Dye, who was hit by a train
On February 13th, upcoming New York comedian Liza Dye fainted on the Subway platform and slipped onto the tracks where she was struck by a train. Dye fortunately survived the ordeal and is now recovering in an extended hospital stay. According to her www.youcaring.com page, she is in relatively good... [Read More]
 
SXSW 2014 announces more comedy performers, podcasters, and parties
Every year, SXSW Comedy puts together some great comedy panels, shows, parties and podcasts down in Austin. They festival organizers just revealed the podcasting part of their 2014 schedule (March 8th – 15th). Participating include some great creators like Above Average and Funny or Die. As we... [Read More]
 
RIOT LA, Improv4Humans & More With Matt Besser
I recently had the chance to sit down with one Mr. Matt Besser: master improviser and terrific human. He will be performing Improv4Humans at this year’s Riot Fest with Andy […]Author informationLisa LauretaContributor Lisa Laureta is a Los Angeles based comic, writer and actress. Videos... [Read More]
 
Here's a Pilot for a Rejected FX Talk Show Produced by Funny Or Die and Hosted by One of The Birthday Boys
by Bradford Evans Over the weekend, this pilot for a late night show on the FX network leaked online. Called What's Going On?, the pilot was produced by Funny Or Die in 2011, and it's hosted by comedian Mike Mitchell, a member of the sketch group The Birthday Boys who now have their own show on IFC... [Read More]
 
Sneak peek the premiere of Comedy Central’s “Broad City” with Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer
Broad City, the Comedy Central series that began as a webseries by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, has its TV debut on Jan. 22, 2014. But the premiere episode already hit the Internets over the weekend for you to enjoy now or at your leisure over the next few weeks. Comedy Central's site describes B... [Read More]
 
Showtime presents “House of Lies” LIVE and improvising from the UCB Theatre
Improv comedy fans received an early Christmas and New Year's present when Showtime announced it's airing a long-form comedy special with Ben Schwartz and his cast mates from the network's House of Lies for New Year's Eve. Schwartz executive produced the project HOUSE OF LIES LIVE!, and wrote on Mon... [Read More]
 
Giulia Rozzi reflects on her life as a “Bad Bride” in brutally honest, funny one-woman show
Giulia Rozzi has dished up deliciously saucy tales about sex through her popular monthly showcase with Margot Leitman, "Stripped Stories." The Comic's Comic profiled Rozzi in December 2009, and back then she told me that she was dreaming of a future in 2014 that included: "Living with my beau, ... [Read More]
 
Yo, Yolonda! – A Charity Show For The Philippines At Upright Citizens Brigade
This Sunday, November 24, the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles is putting on a mega fun charity show to support relief in the Philippines. Yo, Yolonda! is featuring a [...]Author informationDavid DeanPublisher at Serial OptimistDavid is the publisher of Serial Optimist and writer of things th... [Read More]