Listen to The History of Standup as told by Wayne Federman and friends
You want to get your TBTs on in a very comedy way? Starting this week, your ear holes can deliver the history of comedy into your brain parts, thanks to the brand-new podcast, The History of Standup. Over the course of six weekly episodes, teacher Wayne Federman (who is a legit professor of comedy a... [Read More]
Norm Macdonald talks about defending Louis CK in new “Unmasked” interview
Norm Macdonald’s publicity tour for his new Netflix talk show continues to make massive headlines. First, his interview with The Hollywood Reporter prompted SNL buddy Jimmy Fallon to cancel Macdonald’s scheduled appearance on Tuesday’s taping of The Tonight Show (with Macdonald in ... [Read More]
Anthony Jeselnik back in starring capacity with Comedy Central series and podcast deal
After serving time as host of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and helping to judge Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle, Anthony Jeselnik is back where he belongs: starring in his own Comedy Central series. “Sometimes the best move is a lateral move!” said Jeselnik. Comedy Central announced a... [Read More]
HBO making a “My Dad Wrote A Porno” comedy special
Andy Kaufman once (or maybe many times, depending upon the audience) read a great work of literature onstage to see how far the audience would go along with him. HBO is now making a comedy special that’s just that? Well, sort of. Hit British comedy podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno will be televise... [Read More]
Summer reads for your ears, from Audible
Audible, Amazon’s audio arm, has ramped up its original comedy programming to go along with an already-robust array of audiobooks narrated by comedians this summer. To wit: In mid-July, Audible released both a podcast series from Bob Newhart as well as an exclusive audiobook-only memoir from D... [Read More]
Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark of “My Favorite Murder” launch Exactly Right podcast network
In two-and-a-half years, My Favorite Murder has grown from oddity of the Feral Audio podcast network, to headlining touring theater act, to millions of monthly downloads. Now the comedians who started My Favorite Murder are starting their own podcast network: Exactly Right. When Feral Audio bit the ... [Read More]
Chris Garcia finds solace and comedy in new WNYC project “Death Sex and Money”
WNYC Studios is prepping a new project hosted by comedian Chris Grace called Death Sex & Money, and they’d love your input on it. “This project is a work in progress—but we’re sharing it with you now because WNYC Studios wants  your feedback as we explore new shows a... [Read More]
Getting the facts from Go Fact Yourself host J. Keith Van Straaten
J. Keith Van Straaten, host of the live game show and podcast for Maximum Fun, Go Fact Yourself, met up with me earlier this summer while scouting locations for taking his game show on the road to New York City. Live shows of Go Fact Yourself are happening this weekend (July 21-22) at Caveat, with [... [Read More]
Getting the facts from Go Fact Yourself host J. Keith Van Straaten
J. Keith Van Straaten, host of the live game show and podcast for Maximum Fun, Go Fact Yourself, met up with me earlier this summer while scouting locations for taking his game show on the road to New York City. Live shows of Go Fact Yourself are happening this weekend (July 21-22) at Caveat, with [... [Read More]
Getting the facts from Go Fact Yourself host J. Keith Van Straaten
J. Keith Van Straaten, host of the live game show and podcast for Maximum Fun, Go Fact Yourself, met up with me earlier this summer while scouting locations for taking his game show on the road to New York City. Live shows of Go Fact Yourself are happening this weekend (July 21-22) at Caveat, with [... [Read More]