South by Southwest Comedy
Attendee response to the first day of comedy programming at Austin’s 2014 South by Southwest Interactive/Film/Music Festival proved one thing undeniably: comedy personalities and projects are garnering more mainstream attention and attracting larger fanbases than ever before. By early afternoo... [Read More]
 
Jordan Klepper joins Comedy Central’s The Daily Show as regular correspondent
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has a new correspondent, and his name is Jordan Klepper. Klepper files his first on-air report tonight, "live" from "Ukraine." Comedy Central's news parody program lost two correspondents late in 2013 to other shows -- Al Madrigal is co-starring in NBC's new mids... [Read More]
 
‘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]