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]
Here’s a trailer for Last Comic Standing season 9
Season 9 of Last Comic Standing premieres on July 22nd. While we know that this time around we welcome Anthony Jeselnik as host and Norm MacDonald as a new judge. Until this point we weren’t 100% sure who the participating comedians are. Now that a trailer for the season has hit the web we&rsq... [Read More]
The truth behind racial/ethnic jokes and stereotypes tackled: “That’s Racist with Mike Epps”
Mike Epps got into trouble last week for posting a joke photo and caption on Martin Luther King Day depicting a black man with white slaves. On the other hand, Epps is about to portray the late great Richard Pryor, who broke barriers in stand-up with his brutal honesty onstage, talking about race an... [Read More]
AOL announces new original series “That’s Racist with Mike Epps”
That’s Racist with Mike Epps is the new original series from AOL. Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT. . . that’s racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snid... [Read More]
Helen Hong on The Arsenio Hall Show
Black don't crack. Just look at Arsenio Hall, as Helen Hong noted opening her stand-up set on Monday's Arsenio. Black don't crack is a cool saying, but Asians age well, too -- and Hong thinks they need a catchphrase to honor that. "Rice stays nice!" You know what's not nice? The texts men send ... [Read More]
At NYC's Comix Club, Helen Hong Gets Laughs and Makes Matches | NY Times
Helen Hong, a television producer and stand-up comedian of indeterminate age had given a fair share of dating services a shot and gotten pretty much nowhere. So she decided that the business, saturated though it might be, could benefit from yet more innovation. Here's what she came up with: speed matchmaking. Actually, it's more refined than that: it's speed matchmaking of singles in the audience of a comedy show. [Read More]