Stand-Up Bootcamp – Day 2 recap
9:15 a.m. — Louie [Anderson] immediately begins by talking about anxieties on stage and what happens when your set has completely derailed. He tells the boot-campers that they should own their screw-ups on stage, that that can make all the difference. Louie also said “Stand-up is the expression of your heart at it’s finest. A real comic allows the crowd to feel that much closer to him after listening to him. [Read More]
Jon Stewart's Attack on CNBC Drives Traffic
Jon Stewart's evisceration of CNBC has become a boon to Comedy Central Digital, resulting in the highest traffic and video stream numbers this year for its collection of Web sites. [Read More]
March Madness, NYC comedy style
We're still another week or so before the NCAA's March Madness kicks off, but in just two days, 64 comedians will begin their own march to glory in New York City in the third annual 2009 March Comedy Madness at Carolines. [Read More]
Comedy Central To Roast Larry The Cable Guy
COMEDY CENTRAL is stocking up on the ammo and bringing out its big guns when it roasts comedian Larry the Cable Guy. The hits will be dirty, fast and hard. Larry will be making the night unfor-git-able during this star-studded evening, which will tape in Los Angeles on March 1, 2009. The "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Larry The Cable Guy" will air on Sunday, March 15 at 10:00 p.m. "It is an honor that COMEDY CENTRAL has chosen me to be roasted. Only a handful of folks have been dumb enough to accept.... [Read More]
Hippie Church Doesn't Want Jurors to See The Daily Show
Attorneys for a western Pennsylvania church whose services consist of rock and jazz concerts don't want jurors to see a humorous report from The Daily Show when its religious freedom lawsuit goes to trial next month. Attorneys for the Church of Universal Love and Music say the four-minute bit featuring church founder William Pritts is edited to suit the comedy show's agenda and isn't "remotely relevant" to the serious religious issues in the case. [Read More]
10 Favorite Comedy Central Clips of 2008
"The time between Christmas and New Years is a special time. It's when we all stop, reflect, and look our loved ones in the eye to say, "Here are the top 10 things you did this year that stopped me from calling the cops on you." It's list time and we can all make lists about anything we want. And we here at Comedy Central put together a great list of our 10 Favorite Comedy Central Clips of 2008." [Read More]
Former ‘SNL' Writer Opens Comedy Club
Veteran comedian and former Saturday Night Live writer Rich Francese is the proud new owner and designer of Manhattan Comedy Club, the latest upscale venue to open in the New York area. The 172-seater celebrated its grand opening December 12 with Frank Santorelli (The Sopranos) and Marc "Coop" Cooper. [Read More]
Punchline Magazine presents the 10 best comedy albums of 2008
Punchline Magazine's list of top 10 stand-up comedy albums as well as the one, most exciting up and coming stand-up comedian we think you should pay attention to in 2009. This list has nothing to do with record sales. This list simply represents the collective opinions of Punchline Magazine's editors. Enjoy. [Read More]
The Comedy Death Ray 2009 Calendar
The world's greatest comedy show is coming to a wall near you! This gorgeous, hand-numbered, collector's piece is not only informative, containing the correct dates for 2009, but features your favorite CDR stars in unique theme photos taken exclusively for this collection! With photos of: SARAH SILVERMAN, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, PATTON OSWALT, BOB ODENKIRK, PAUL F. TOMPKINS, HUMAN GIANT, JIMMY PARDO, BRIAN POSEHN, DOUG BENSON, HARD 'N' PHIRM, MATT BESSER, THE FUN BUNCH, TODD GLASS, JAMES ADOMIAN, NI... [Read More]
Bill Cosby, Pittsburgh Performance: Review by Terry Jones
Well as you know I recently released a video on my B-day called "Jello Puddin" I took on the form of one of the best ever. That's right I became Bill Cosby and paid homage to The King. I saw Cosby was coming to town, and got so excited!!!!! But I didn't didn't think I would be able to go, my b-day s... [Read More]