Too offensive on stage? Houston Baptist University calls cops on comedian Samuel J Comroe during stand-up performance
Last night, comedian Samuel J. Comroe was performing stand-up at a college, something he’d done “hundreds and hundreds” of times before. But this time was a bit different for the comedian, he was a Houston Baptist College. The night appeared routine enough, Comroe arrived early and... [Read More]
 
Breaking: Joan Rivers hospitalized in critical condition after she stops breathing during surgery
The iconic Joan Rivers was rushed to a Manhattan hospital Thursday morning after she stopped breathing during an operation. Reports state Rivers was undergoing throat surgery at a clinic on the Upper West Side when a problem occurred, she stopped breathing, and was rushed to Mount Sinai Medical Cent... [Read More]
 
Mark Normand “Still Got It” (review)
Who is Mark Normand? Well, he won Caroline Comedy Club’s March Madness competition, and he was voted the Village Voice’s “Top Comedian of 2013″ – yes, THAT Village Voice – the first alternative newspaper in the United States; the one that Norman Mailer co-founded.... [Read More]
 
The 2014 Emmys, 12 favorite funny moments
Tonight’s Emmy Awards were loaded with a lot of surprises, well, that’s when Breaking Bad wasn’t nominated in the category. Because they won them all and DGAF what you have to say about your potential EGOT Matthew McConaughey! Seth Meyers hosted night, fitting as a man with serious... [Read More]
 
Mike Epps to play Richard Pryor in upcoming movie biopic, sorry Nick Cannon
Well, for a while speculation was that Nick Cannon was the frontrunner to portray Richard Pryor in a movie biopic about the late, great comedian. Cannon going as far as learning to do things left-handed, taking up smoking, and growing his hair out for the role. That does not appear to be the case an... [Read More]
 
Dave Chappelle returns to Hartford stage with standing ovation nearly a year after incident with unruly crowd
A year ago this week, Dave Chappelle stopped a stand-up performance in front of an unruly Hartford, CT crowd during the Oddball Comedy Festival. A widely reported on event that Chappelle would later state he’d not so much as “return to Hartford for gas” again. Even the mayor of the... [Read More]
 
Embracing the Absurd: A conversation with Kate Berlant
Kate Berlant is an enigmatic performer. Her unique brand of stand-up is delightfully absurd and hilarious. She recently was invited to Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival this year as one of their “New Faces of Comedy,” where she was one of the fest’s stand outs. I caught up ... [Read More]
 
Tickets are on sale for the Maui Comedy Festival, happening Halloween weekend in Hawaii
The inaugural Maui Comedy Festival just put individual tickets on sale for its shows during this October’s festival. It’s all happening over Halloween weekend in the town of Lahina in Maui, HI. That’s right, a holiday weekend on a tropical island, hosting about 35 terrific comedian... [Read More]
 
Tickets are on sale for the Maui Comedy Festival, happening Halloween weekend in Hawaii
The inaugural Maui Comedy Festival just put individual tickets on sale for its shows during this October’s festival. It’s all happening over Halloween weekend in the town of Lahina in Maui, HI. That’s right, a holiday weekend on a tropical island, hosting about 35 terrific comedian... [Read More]
 
Tickets are on sale for the Maui Comedy Festival, happening Halloween weekend in Hawaii
The inaugural Maui Comedy Festival just put individual tickets on sale for its shows during this October’s festival. It’s all happening over Halloween weekend in the town of Lahina in Maui, HI. That’s right, a holiday weekend on a tropical island, hosting about 35 terrific comedian... [Read More]