9 Great and unique concept comedy shows around the nation
There are a million open mics, and a million (well I don’t know numbers, it’s not important) stand-up showcases around the country. You can see stand-up almost every night in every major, and some minor, cities. But how many of these shows feature comics performing in their underwear, or... [Read More]
Dan Klein’s “This is Comedy” special
Sometimes alternative comedy isn't alternative at all, but rather an insane looking-glass mirror of what mainstream stand-up comedy is. In Dan Klein's "This is Comedy" special, he could have put the quotations marks anywhere, really. "This" "is" "Comedy" "special." It's an hourlong take on stand-up ... [Read More]
Iliza Shlesinger’s new special ‘Freezing Hot’ premieres on Netflix January 23rd
Again, 2015 is going to be ripe with new specials. Along with the news of Matt Braunger’s new special, Iliza Shlesinger’s newest special has a premiere date. According to Variety, the comedian’s newest special, Freezing Hot, will premiere on Netflix on Friday, January 23rd. Shlesin... [Read More]
Matt Braunger’s new special ‘Big Dumb Animal’ premieres February 6th
The new calendar year means new comedy specials. This week, Matt Braunger announced via Twitter that his newest special would be premiering on Comedy Central in February 2015. Entitled Big Dumb Animal, the special will air on CC Friday, February 6th. Braunger filmed his latest special in June a... [Read More]
Kyle Dunnigan on Late Night, “I can’t do magic but I can do magic hands”
In case you missed it, the very funny Kyle Dunnigan was the guest comic on Friday’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. Dunnigan is a great comedian, but not a good magician. However, he is fantastic as doing “magic hands.” After wowing the audience with his magical impressions, Dunn... [Read More]
Margaret Cho, Heather McDonald to co-host new weekly late-night talker for TLC “All About Sex,” Cho to film new stand-up special in March
TLC has announced a new weekly late night talk show that'll debut with six half-hour episodes in January that are All About Sex, anchored and co-hosted by comedians Margaret Cho and Heather McDonald, actress Marissa Jaret Winokur and Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry. All About Sex debuts at 11 p.m. ET/PT Sa... [Read More]
Mo Mandel on Conan, “I became a huge Julio Iglesias fan”
Mo Mandel was the guest comic on last night’s Conan, marking his second appearance on the show. After opening the show talking about the woes of buying a gift for his 70yr old father, Mandel talked about the time he opened for music superstar Julio Iglesias and how a simple interaction with hi... [Read More]
Ian Karmel is recording an album February 7th in Portland
Comedian Ian Karmel will soon be recording his debut album in 2015. Karmel tweeted the news saying he will be recording his album on February 7th at Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR via Kill Rock Stars Karmel originally started his stand-up career in Portland, earning the honor of being named &ld... [Read More]
Sara Schaefer is recording her debut album January 22nd in New York
Comedian Sara Schaefer is recording a comedy album next month. On January 22, Schaefer will record her debut album over two shows at New York’s Union Hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The critically acclaimed stand-up, writer, and producer recently relocated from New York to LA. Since then she has... [Read More]
Woody Allen never planned to write films: The Stand-Up Years exclusive preview (Audio)
Before Woody Allen became one of the most celebrated filmmakers in American cinema, he was a prolific stand-up comedian who inspired a new generation of self-reflective, neurotic and introspective comedians. And while Woody Allen’s are still readily available to purchase today, Razor & Tie... [Read More]