Walmart settles out of court with Tracy Morgan, Ardie Fuqua and Jeffrey Millea
Just shy of the one-year anniversary of the fatal wreck on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed comedian "Jimmy Mack" and critically wounded Tracy Morgan, Ardie Fuqua and Morgan's assistant, Walmart has completed out-of-court settlements with the trio of survivors. Papers were filed in federal court,... [Read More]
Here’s the lineup, schedule for the 17th annual Del Close Marathon #DCM17
Set your countdown clocks: The 17th Annual Del Close Marathon is a little more than a month away -- now serving up improvised comedy from thousands of performers across nine stages from 4 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2015, through the end of Sunday evening, June 28. Hosted and organized by the Upright Citi... [Read More]
Michigan comedy booker’s open letter to stand-up comics
Jason Frey, the Michigan comedian who ran multiple stand-up comedy booking companies under fake names until a Detroit TV station caught up with him in a Thursday broadcast, sent out a letter Friday to all of the comedians who he had dealt with over the years via his Charter Talent email address. Her... [Read More]
Louis C.K. Looks Back on His Depressing Solo Trip to Russia in the '90s
by Megh Wright Last night, Louis C.K. took a break from rehearsing for SNL to attend the annual Moth Ball in New York, where he accepted an award for storytelling by sharing a story of his own. It's a dark, depressing look back on a two-week solo trip he took to Russia in the '90s when he was about ... [Read More]
truTV Greenlights 'Adam Ruins Everything,' Orders 'Jake and Amir' Pilot, Announces Tons of Premiere Dates
by Megh Wright truTV announced a bunch of premiere dates and new projects today, including an 11-episode series order for Adam Conover's Adam Ruins Everything and a round of pilot orders including the Ed Helms-produced Jake and Amir show originally in the works at TBS back in 2013, a comedy sta... [Read More]
Psychoanalyzing 'It's Always Sunny's Dysfunction Through Its Bottle Episode
by Daniel Kurland ‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined “And this is also a great opportunity for you to see how crazy my asshole... [Read More]
R.I.P. “The Riv,” The Riviera Comedy Club in Las Vegas, Nevada
The Riviera Comedy Club died tonight* after fighting a lengthy battle with economics. The club is survived by hundreds of mourning comics: Some great, some hacks, some geniuses, some frauds, some journeymen and women, some who became successful, some who did not, some who went on to write ... [Read More]
Charm City Comedy Festival adjusts schedule to accommodate Baltimore curfew
If any American city could use a charm offensive right about now, it's Baltimore. And yet, the second annual Charm City Comedy Festival -- set to begin Wednesday and run through Sunday in Baltimore -- has been forced to scrap and/or move several of its shows this week due to the city's curfew. Maryl... [Read More]
Nashville StandUp’s comedians set new world record for continuous show at 184 hours, 16 minutes
Congrats go out to all of the Nashville comedians and stand-ups who dropped in while visiting the Wild West Comedy Festival last weekend, as Nashville StandUp’s “Broken Record Comedy Show” indeed broke the Guinness Book of World Records and set a new mark for Longest Stand-Up ... [Read More]
Groundhog Day will become a Broadway musical in 2017
Mark your calendars for January and March 2017 and circle Feb. 2, 2017, while you're at it. Because the folks who turned the Roald Dahl story (and movie) Matilda into a Broadway hit musical are hoping to repeat history and improve upon it when they get the chance to adapt the 1993 film Groundhog Day... [Read More]