Here are your comedians recording half-hour specials for Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents… in 2017
Remember when seemingly every comedian who ever called him or herself a comedian taped half-hour submissions earlier over the winter? They started finding out from Comedy Central last week, and here’s the full list of stand-ups recording what’s now being called Comedy Central Stand-Up Pr... [Read More]
Showing Pride: Seriously funny LGBTQ comedians
I attended a pride event this weekend. I made the deliberate decision to go out, to gather, to laugh, dance and celebrate Pride in a crowded bar with my friends, surrounded by my community. If I’m honest, it wasn’t much different than any other year, but this year, after 49 queer people ... [Read More]
Sneak preview: The premiere episode of Viceland’s “Flophouse”
Flophouse, the new stand-up showcase premiering next Thursday at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Viceland's new cable channel, is actually available right now -- as the TV network started by VICE that's taking over the current H2 station on your cable/satellite/streaming dials -- has decided to give you a sneak... [Read More]
Sneak preview: The premiere episode of Viceland’s “Flophouse”
Flophouse, the new stand-up showcase premiering next Thursday at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Viceland's new cable channel, is actually available right now -- as the TV network started by VICE that's taking over the current H2 station on your cable/satellite/streaming dials -- has decided to give you a sneak... [Read More]
Here’s the trailer for “FLOPHOUSE” on Viceland, documenting comedy communes
Viceland debuts as a cable channel on Leap Day 2016. A few nights later, the new TV network will premiere FLOPHOUSE, a documentary series directed by Lance Bangs that drops in on houses across America that serve as underground comedy communes for stand-ups. Each episode will revolve around one ... [Read More]
Is “Conan” the only stand-up TV credit that matters most now?
There are so many places to see stand-up comedy on TV and online during this digital comedy boom, that it certainly has become difficult to know what credits even matter any longer. As Grant Pardee notes in a piece today for Paste Magazine: "It was funny to see Madonna perform stand-up on The Tonigh... [Read More]
Solomon Georgio on Conan
Solomon Georgio made a dashing debut on Conan earlier this week, even though he might confuse some audience members or viewers at first, since he is an Ethiopian with an Italian name. And also because of how he chose to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Don't worry, though. He clears all of this up ... [Read More]