Tight 15s: Netflix orders bunch of new, shorter stand-up specials
Netflix made waves two years ago by ramping up production of stand-up specials to almost one per week. Last year, the streaming giant also introduced a handful of half-hour specials called The Standups. In 2018, they’re halving that half! Netflix will make at least 16 new stand-up specials tha... [Read More]
Kyle Kinane, Bobcat Goldthwait, The Grawlix all part of “High Plains Comedy Festival” full schedule
The High Plains Comedy Festival has released their full schedule, announcing 25 shows that will make the Festival, now in it’s fourth year, the biggest yet. The announcement includes some last-minute talent additions as special guests, including local favorite Josh Blue and actress Maria Thaye... [Read More]
The 10 Best Standup Specials and Albums of 2015
Of all the things to celebrate in comedy this year, the resilience and power of standup’s cherished documents — the album and the TV special — remained impressively untainted by bite-sized viral videos, faux-documentaries, a flurry of late-night distractions, and a podcast landscap... [Read More]
Ian Karmel with Ron Funches on Conan, just like they’d dreamed
Ian Karmel gets two separate video clips from his stand-up performance on Thursday's Conan because, well, he incorporated his good friend and comedian Ron Funches into it, even insisting that Conan O'Brien mention their friendship in his introduction. Then Karmel leaned in by talking to Funches befo... [Read More]
Ian Karmel and Emily Heller to release debut albums on Kill Rock Stars
Kill Rock Stars has added two new comedy albums to their slate due out November 13. The legendary punk label which boasts comedy releases from Cameron Esposito (Same Sex Symbol), Hari Kondabolu (Waiting for 2042) and Kurt Braunohler (How Do I Land?) and now adds new albums from Ian Karmel (9.2 On Pi... [Read More]
Kill Rock Stars to Release Debut Comedy Albums by Ian Karmel and Emily Heller Next Month
Standups Ian Karmel and Emily Heller have brand new comedy albums coming out next month through Kill Rock Stars. Karmel’s album 9.2 on Pitchfork was recorded in Portland and “finds Ian waxing poetic about reviving Pimp My Ride, his differences with Harry Styles, being Jewish (but atheist... [Read More]
Ian Karmel on The Late Late Show with James Corden
Ian Karmel cannot believe he has the name he has with the look he has, especially since he's living in Los Angeles now and working as a writer for The Late Late Show with James Corden. "I look more like a giant panda than Ryan Gosling," he jokes. "I want to get down to Hollywood […] [Read More]
Ian Karmel is recording an album February 7th in Portland
Comedian Ian Karmel will soon be recording his debut album in 2015. Karmel tweeted the news saying he will be recording his album on February 7th at Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR via Kill Rock Stars Karmel originally started his stand-up career in Portland, earning the honor of being named &ld... [Read More]