Watch Dratch & Fey’s 1999 sketch show
Sometimes it takes 15 years to rediscover the origins of something you loved. Over the weekend, we all finally enjoyed the opportunity to turn back the hands of time and jump into the YouTube machine to 1999, when fresh-faced young sketch/improv comedians Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey were about to hit... [Read More]
 
Comedians Shine in ‘Ladies of Laughter’ Contest Kickoff Show
The first of two Ladies of Laughter contest preliminary shows kicked off at Gotham Comedy Club on July 21st as professional and amateur comedians alike competed for a spot in the finals where they will have a chance to win $10,000 worth of prizes and bookings. Author informationChris MileaContributi... [Read More]
 
American Degenerate
Jim Norton is back with another special, American Degenerate.  Just like his last special, Please Be Offended, this new special also premiered on the Epix streaming video service, and will soon be available in CD and MP3 format.Norton is a master of “cringe style” comedy, and Americ... [Read More]
 
Top 5 on Last Comic Standing 8 going on nationwide tour Fall 2014
We have our five finalists on season 8 of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and now we know we'll be able to see them all perform live in a theater near you this fall. The show announced a tour that kicks off Sept. 16, 2014, in Tuscon, crosses America and back through at least Nov. 22 in Southern Californi... [Read More]
 
Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry at Montreal’s Just For Laughs 2014
Andy Kindler once again had a full house in the fourth-floor banquet/conference room of the Hyatt Regency Montreal at his full attention on Friday for his annual State of the Industry Address for the Just For Laughs festival. While Kindler did go back to his tried-and-true well of hated comedy sourc... [Read More]
 
Kathleen Madigan, Judy Gold prove a perfect double bill at Just For Laughs
MONTREAL – With the venerable Judy Gold acting as opener, Kathleen Madigan’s headlining show could really have been a double bill for outstanding, fiery comics in peak form. As arbiters of bitingly hilarious, personalized comedy, the two women have been flexing powerful comic muscles for... [Read More]
 
Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast gets personal at Just For Laughs
MONTREAL – As one of the most exciting new sitcoms to hit the major networks in a years, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has quickly garnered a well-deserved reputation for being smart, hip, and extremely hilarious. Therefore, it’s perhaps not too surprising to see that the remarkable cast chemistry ... [Read More]
 
Lewis Black veers off track to great effect at Just For Laughs (Review)
MONTREAL – Lewis Black has never been one to shy away from a good vein-pulsing, temple-throbbing holler fest, and that’s exactly the type of forthright rage that keeps fans coming back for another dose of anger, one sold-out show after another. Which is why it was so surprising – a... [Read More]
 
Andy Kindler’s Just For Laughs State of the Industry Address 2014 (Full audio)
MONTREAL — Every year, comedian Andy Kindler delivers the State of the Industry Address at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. It’s one of the biggest highlights of the weeks long festival as fellow comedians, agents, managers, producers, media and more gather to listen inte... [Read More]
 
Comedy Central renews “Nathan For You,” “Drunk History” for third seasons
Comedy Central President Kent Alterman heaped hyperboles of praise upon Nathan Fielder an hour ago as the "Breakout Comedy Performer of the Year" at Montreal's Just For Laughs festival in a speech that Alterman claimed Fielder had written for him. But the most important words Fielder heard from Alte... [Read More]