Get Empowered by Abbi Jacobson's Naked "Edge of Glory" Performance
by Megh Wright What do you do when you have an apartment all to yourself and a thirst for some Lady Gaga hits? Just take a hint from Broad City's Abbi Jacobson: Get naked, blast "Edge of Glory," then soak up all the freedom and pleasure that arrives when your annoying roommate is nowhere to be found... [Read More]
 
Victoria Jackson Plays Six Roles in a New Movie Called 'Campin' Buddies'
by Megh Wright Curious what SNL alum Victoria Jackson is up to these days? Aside from performing courageous political songs like "There's a Communist Living in the White House," Jackson worked on a film last year called Campin' Buddies starring Tom Lester and Ray Stevens that's now available to purc... [Read More]
 
Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez and Charlie Murphy mount “Black & Brown Comedy Get Down” tour
Back in November, George Lopez got Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps, Eddie Griffin and D.L. Hughley together for a fund-raiser in Peoria, Ill., to erect a statue in the hometown of the late, great Richard Pryor. Charlie Murphy was there, too. The six stand-up comedians had so much fun performing al... [Read More]
 
Join tonight’s NYC Comedy Club Crawl and raise money to fight Parkinson’s
Rick Shapiro has left an indelible mark in even the briefest of appearances on Louis CK's past two series, HBO's Lucky Louie and FX's Louie. In the former, Shapiro proudly went buck naked. That was then. Shapiro has been battling Parkinson's disease for the past couple of years. Tonight, several of... [Read More]
 
R.I.P. Jason R. Chin, iO Chicago instructor and former artistic director
Longtime Chicago improv actor and teacher Jason R. Chin died suddenly Thursday night. Chin would have turned 50 this year. Improv Olympic founder Charna Halpern passed along the devastating news overnight. "I am heart broken. Our Jason Chin passed away," Halpern wrote to friends. "He was a wonderful... [Read More]
 
Gunmen massacre in Paris at Charlie Hebdo, French weekly satirical magazine
At least 10 journalists and two police officers were killed today in a massacre launched by multiple gunmen at Charlie Hebdo, a weekly satirical magazine in Paris that frequently lampooned Islam and its prophet Muhammad. Perhaps five others were seriously wounded in the terror attack. The magazine's... [Read More]
 
Gunmen massacre in Paris at Charlie Hebdo, French weekly satirical magazine
At least 10 journalists and two police officers were killed today in a massacre launched by multiple gunmen at Charlie Hebdo, a weekly satirical magazine in Paris that frequently lampooned Islam and its prophet Muhammad. Perhaps five others were seriously wounded in the terror attack. The magazine's... [Read More]
 
Open micer banned from Seattle comedy clubs bashes open mic host with a baseball bat
Comedian Dylan Avila is lucky to be alive and still have his wits about him, after a wannabe open micer who'd been banned from multiple Seattle-area comedy clubs and rooms returned to the open mic Avila hosts Monday nights in Renton and bashed him in the head with an aluminum baseball bat. Avila, 36... [Read More]
 
Open micer banned from Seattle comedy clubs bashes open mic host with a baseball bat
Comedian Dylan Avila is lucky to be alive and still have his wits about him, after a wannabe open micer who'd been banned from multiple Seattle-area comedy clubs and rooms returned to the open mic Avila hosts Monday nights in Renton and bashed him in the head with an aluminum baseball bat. Avila, 36... [Read More]
 
The Lonely Island Takes Turns on the Mic with Reggie Watts
by Megh Wright Here's the latest installment of Comedy Bang! Bang!'s web series Reggie Makes Music featuring Friday's guests The Lonely Island, who all seem a little reluctant to take their turn on the mic but make the best of their very awkward situation. Bonus points to Reggie Watts for wearing th... [Read More]