Review: “The Comedian” starring Robert De Niro
Don’t be misled by the title or the movie trailers. The Comedian, a Taylor Hackford film (An Officer and a Gentleman, Ray) starring Robert De Niro as a former sitcom star and stand-up comedian still trying to ply his trade into his 70s, is actually a love story about second chances and last ch... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: Sheng Wang “Cornucopias Are Actually Horrible Containers”
PURCHASE Sheng Wang developed and honed his comedy in the thriving stand-up community of the San Francisco Bay Area. He performs jokes based on personal experiences and observations and addresses common non-sense with honesty and ill logic. His refreshingly affable stage presence combined with a hea... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: Sheng Wang “Cornucopias Are Actually Horrible Containers”
PURCHASE Sheng Wang developed and honed his comedy in the thriving stand-up community of the San Francisco Bay Area. He performs jokes based on personal experiences and observations and addresses common non-sense with honesty and ill logic. His refreshingly affable stage presence combined with a hea... [Read More]
Sheng Wang’s Debut Comedy Album Is Out Tomorrow
Standup, Last Comic Standing contestant, and Fresh Off the Boat writer Sheng Wang’s very first comedy album drops this weekend. Titled Cornucopias Are Actually Horrible Containers, the album was recorded at the Punch Line Comedy Club in San Francisco and is available this tomorrow through All ... [Read More]
Last Comic Standing 9: The Showdowns, from Top 10 to Top 5
Why was 6 afraid of 7? You know the joke: Because 7 8 9! Say it aloud. Spell it if you have to. But here we are, in episode seven of a short-order of eight episodes for season nine of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and we're cutting the field of stand-up comedian contestants from 10 […] [Read More]
Last Comic Standing 9: Semifinals (Part One)
We've reached the semifinal stages of Last Comic Standing, which means we have only a couple of hours to get the field of stand-up comedians narrowed down from 41 to our 10 finalists for Season 9. Actually, we only have this hour to cut 15 from 20 to make up the first five finalists for […] [Read More]
Hype yourself up for Season 9 of Last Comic Standing on NBC with these videos
Last Comic Standing returns for the start of season 9 tonight on NBC, and The Comic's Comic already has told you who to keep your eyes peeled for among the Top 100 stand-up comedians invited to perform and compete this summer. So now's the time to get excited. Excite yourself with this healthy helpi... [Read More]
Come to 'Splitsider Live' Tonight with Michelle Wolf, Jena Friedman, Sheng Wang, Matt Fisher, and John Murray
by Megh Wright Need plans for tonight? As part of this year's New York Comedy Festival, Splitsider has created a super fun night of comedy with tonight's show Splitsider Live hosted by Adam Frucci and featuring comedians Michelle Wolf, Jena Friedman, Sheng Wang, and Low Standards with Matt Fisher an... [Read More]
Come See Michelle Wolf, Jena Friedman, Sheng Wang, and 'Low Standards' at Splitsider's NYCF Show
by Megh Wright As part of the 2014 New York Comedy Festival, Splitsider has partnered up with some great comedians for a live show this Thursday, November 6th at UCB East. Titled Splitsider Live, the show starts at 7:00pm and features Late Night writer Michelle Wolf, Daily Show producer Jena Friedma... [Read More]
Dispatches from the Maui Comedy Festival: flying, blessing, snorkeling, and Halloween
Greetings from Maui! The Maui Comedy Festival is officially underway. It’s a tough job reporting on comedy sometimes, especially when said comedy features some of the funniest names in the game in a tropical paradise. But we do what we do for the love of the game. And it just so happens, the g... [Read More]