Tig Notaro hospitalized following triumphant topless New York Comedy Festival performance
Just 24 hours after another remarkably buzzworthy performance -- this time triumphantly onstage at New York City's Town Hall for the New York Comedy Festival -- Tig Notaro faced perhaps her most dangerous health scare yet. As Notaro tells it today to her Facebook friends, she had gotten offstage at ... [Read More]
 
Come to 'Splitsider Live' Tonight with Michelle Wolf, Jena Friedman, Sheng Wang, Matt Fisher, and John Murray
by Megh Wright Need plans for tonight? As part of this year's New York Comedy Festival, Splitsider has created a super fun night of comedy with tonight's show Splitsider Live hosted by Adam Frucci and featuring comedians Michelle Wolf, Jena Friedman, Sheng Wang, and Low Standards with Matt Fisher an... [Read More]
 
This Week In Web Videos: '10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Jew'
by Luke Kelly-Clyne Scott Rogowsky is no stranger to the e-pages of our fine site. Just look here and here if you don't believe me. And today, this column features Scott an unprecedented third time…but why? One cynical answer may be because Scott and I have the same alma mater. (That's not t... [Read More]
 
Come See Michelle Wolf, Jena Friedman, Sheng Wang, and 'Low Standards' at Splitsider's NYCF Show
by Megh Wright As part of the 2014 New York Comedy Festival, Splitsider has partnered up with some great comedians for a live show this Thursday, November 6th at UCB East. Titled Splitsider Live, the show starts at 7:00pm and features Late Night writer Michelle Wolf, Daily Show producer Jena Friedma... [Read More]
 
Image of Amy Schumer’s ‘sex stuff’ is upending comedy
Amy Schumer’s ‘sex stuff’ is upending comedy
“[New York] keeps you human and grounded and not putting on any sort of airs in the street where, yeah, most of the time you are standing very close to someone urinating or a dumpster. We’re all just cramped together on this little island that makes you admit to being a human. Even Anna Wintour has to cop to being a human being in New York.” [Read More]
 
All-star comedy and music benefit for Doctors Without Borders relief in West Africa
The Ebola epidemic may have only begun to hit New York City and America, but NYC is fighting back with a fund-raiser. Specifically, a collection of New York comedians and musicians are putting on a benefit show -- Nov. 19, 2014, at Irving Plaza -- with all of the proceeds going to MSF International.... [Read More]
 
Liza Treyger can’t catch a break in the newest “How Many Questions” ft. Matteo Lane
Poor Liza. She just can’t catch a break… on her own web-series. In the newest installment of Treyger and Sabrina Jalees’ hilarious web-series, How Many Questions, the girls drill comedian Matteo Lane with a barrage of questions. Both Lane and Treyger where “New Faces” ... [Read More]
 
Jim Gaffigan deconstructs the beauty myth on debut episode of Sara Schaefer’s new podcast “LIES”
As teased in our interview with Sara Schaefer, the comedian has long been working on a new podcast. Entitled LIES, the podcast debuted today on WNYC and Nerdist. But this isn’t your normal interview show. Everything you are about to hear is a total lie. That’s the rule: everything guests... [Read More]
 
Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City and more added to New York Comedy Festival
The New York Comedy Festival has just added Amy Poehler, Jim Gaffigan, Pete Holmes, Seth Rogen and over 60 additional shows to its long weekend’s schedule. Some old favorites of the festival, such as Comics to Watch and the New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition finals will return as w... [Read More]
 
Giulia Rozzi brings back her solo show, ‘Bad Bride,’ as an hour-long show
Comedian Giulia Rozzi is taking the stage for her new solo show, Bad Bride. While the show originally ran as a half hour at UCB for eight months last year, Rozzi is bringing it back this time as an hour long show. The candid show, directed by Brandy Barber, features Rozzi, “fessing up about be... [Read More]