The Janelle James Comedy Festival will replace annual Eugene Mirman fest in Brooklyn
Eugene Mirman has long flown the coop from Park Slope, and now, so too has his eponymous comedy festival. But he has bequeathed the Brooklyn comedy party to Janelle James. So, behold, the inaugural Janelle James Comedy Festival will take place Dec. 4-6 at The Bell House. “I am thrilled to be p... [Read More]
Double Threat: Janelle James and Tim Dillon at Just For Laughs 2018
Double Threat may be one of my favorite shows/concepts at Just For Laughs. It’s so named because you get to see two stand-up comedians on the up-and-up perform back-to-back half-hour sets, typically in a setting that showcases them at their most pure selves, and intimately enough so you really... [Read More]
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]
Janelle James on Her Debut Album ‘Black and Mild’ and Comedy’s Point of No Return
Janelle James is in too deep. Eight years ago she started down the difficult and objectively foolish path of standup comedy, and now it’s too late to turn back. “It’s the dumbest thing. It’s a needle-in-a-haystack-ass career. And I’m a woman. And I’m black. What? ... [Read More]
Janelle James (@janellejcomic) on Inanimate Objects and Hot Dudes
Janelle James is a New York-based comedian and writer. She can be seen on Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, @midnight, and Uproarious. She was included in Just For Laughs Montreal’s New Faces category for 2016 and named one of the 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn for 2016. This week James talked t... [Read More]
Janelle James (@janellejcomic) on Inanimate Objects and Hot Dudes
Janelle James is a New York-based comedian and writer. She can be seen on Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, @midnight, and Uproarious. She was included in Just For Laughs Montreal’s New Faces category for 2016 and named one of the 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn for 2016. This week James talked t... [Read More]
Janelle James (@janellejcomic) on Inanimate Objects and Hot Dudes
Janelle James is a New York-based comedian and writer. She can be seen on Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, @midnight, and Uproarious. She was included in Just For Laughs Montreal’s New Faces category for 2016 and named one of the 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn for 2016. This week James talked t... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Janelle James
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood,... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Janelle James
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood,... [Read More]