The King of the Times Square Comedy Show Ticket Hawkers
Amongst the Times Square denizens — everyone from the Spidermans to the Weed Guys to the tour bus ticket hawkers — Paul Rosa is one of the most well-known fixtures. Paul manages comedy club ticket sellers. When he’s not managing, he’s selling tickets himself. Paul tries to no... [Read More]
 
The 17th Annual Del Close Marathon's Schedule Is Out
by Adam Frucci The Del Close Marathon is the annual weekend of improv comedy, beer, and sweatiness that the UCB Theatre throws every year. This year marks the 17th iteration, and it looks like it'll be the biggest one yet, with three straight days of non-stop performances spread out across eight dif... [Read More]
 
Diving Into Late Night Head-First with Saurin Choksi
by Isaac Kozell As a kid growing up in Texas, Saurin Choksi always loved comedy. After graduating college and moving to Detroit to take a job working for Ford, Choksi decided to do something about that love: he started taking classes at Second City. He worked his way up the improv school's chain bef... [Read More]
 
The Next Wave 2015: The Top Up-and-Coming Comics in New York
by Samantha Pitchel Welcome to the second semi-annual edition of The Next Wave, Splitsider’s roundup of exciting new comic voices from around the country. Splitsider readers are no doubt familiar with most of the established standups in the country — ones who have risen up via TV appear... [Read More]
 
Max Silvestri, Jenny Slate, and Gabe Liedman's NYC Standup Show Big Terrific Ends Its 7-Year Run This Month
by Megh Wright One of New York's best standup shows is ending its seven-year run later this month. The New York Times reports that Max Silvestri, Jenny Slate, and Gabe Liedman's free weekly standup show Big Terrific is set for its final bow on Sunday, April 26th in Brooklyn. Since starting the show,... [Read More]
 
Coming Up Twice with Joe List
by Phil Davidson Joe List is the comedy underdog everyone seems to root for. A longtime fixture in the New York comedy scene, List had the reputation as the gifted standup comic who could never catch a break. But to paraphrase Seinfeld, a List obsession, 2015 could be the Summer of Joe. After a kill... [Read More]
 
Plan Your 'Broad City' NYC Tour with This Handy Map
by Megh Wright If you're sad that Broad City's second season is already over on Comedy Central, Thrillest has made it extremely easy for you to relive it all thanks to their handy interactive Broad City map. The map includes all the locations featured during season 2 — everything from Abbi's w... [Read More]
 
This Week in Web Videos: 'Happy Town'
by Luke Kelly-Clyne Happy Town could've been dead on arrival. Had creator/director/DP/editor/producer/Vitruvian film dude Jon Mayer not turned his passion papers into a passion project, this would've read like just another tale of Millennial ennui in the big city. "Great," every agent would've said.... [Read More]
 
Bits on the Fun Bits: Inside an All-Female, Sex-Positive Comedy Show
by Alex Estrada Sex sells. It’s an old advertising mantra frequently used to criticize lascivious billboards or to dismissively explain the success of “provocative” artists and personalities. We are rarely treated to literal demonstrations of the principle. This past Saturday night... [Read More]
 
'Fish in the Dark' is 'Seinfeld' on Stage and Vintage Larry David
by Daniel Kurland There's a moment in Fish in the Dark where Larry responds to a question about how grabbing a breast was and he answers with, "Pretty good. Prettayyyyy, prettayyyyy, prettayyyyy good.” The audience erupts into applause and you’re just like what is going on? This man has ... [Read More]