The Producers 2: The Campaigners
Donald Trump's rhetoric is so offensive, is as though someone designed his campaign to fail. But who would purposely mount a disastrous public display The post The Producers 2: The Campaigners appeared first on Third Beat.... [Read More]
2016 kicks off with new comedy tours from David Cross, Bon Qui Qui, and “Trump Vs. Bernie”
We're barely into 2016, and already three major nationwide comedy tours have asked you to pencil them into your plans this year. David Cross: "Making America Great Again!" Cross is heading out on the road for his first stand-up tour in six years, starting Jan. 26, 2016, in San Diego, and continuing ... [Read More]
The definitive guide to comedy festivals for 2016
Almost nine years ago now, the seeds of The Comic's Comic firmly planted themselves into my brain during a blizzard of snow and laughs in Aspen, Colo. Back then, you had Aspen and Montreal. Those were the two places to see the entire comedy industry converge, merge and splurge. New talent rubbing sh... [Read More]
Comedian To Do List: Men vs. Women, by Sara Schaefer
The only thing more striking about Sara Schaefer's recent Twitter photo of the differences between men and women in stand-up comedy today (circa 2015)? Reading her @replies and the outlandishly sexist men and mansplainers trying to set her supposedly straight. Which, of course, only reinforces her p... [Read More]
The Best of Seeso’s Beta (So Far)
This article is in partnership with Seeso. #YouGetIt. Seeso’s exclusive beta is officially live as of December 3rd. And with it comes a boatload of original shows and time-tested comedy favorites. First things first: If you haven’t already signed up, please pull yourself together and do ... [Read More]
“Thank God For Jokes,” Mike Birbiglia’s new one-man show going Off-Broadway in February 2016
Mike Birbiglia's latest stand-up tour is headed Off-Broadway, back to the same theater at 45 Bleecker St. where Birbiglia developed Sleepwalk With Me. Mike Birbiglia: Thank God For Jokes will play Lynn Redgrave Theater, with previews beginning Feb. 2, 2016, and an official opening Feb. 11. "I'm... [Read More]
Beacon Theatre sets big comedy slate in 2016 with Jerry Seinfeld residency and much more
Sebastian Maniscalco joked on Facebook last week that he should move to New York City in 2016 because he's already sold enough tickets for six shows at the Beacon Theatre, and they aren't even happening until May. Meanwhile, Jerry Seinfeld just announced an actual residency for 2016 at the Beacon, p... [Read More]
How Patrice Oneal got one stand-up to hold the Sauce and drop his onstage nickname
Patrice Oneal died five years ago today, on Nov. 29, 2011. There are many of his famous peers who knew and adored him, and not only have shared their stories about him but also continue to celebrate Oneal and help his family financially with an annual benefit. Next year's show, recently announced, 4... [Read More]
Washington’s NFL team cites trademark for Reformed Whores in defense of its Redskins name
The NFL franchise located in Washington, D.C., has appealed the cancellation of six trademark registrations for the Washington Redskins, "one of the most storied franchises in sports, on the ground that the Team's name supposedly 'disparaged' Native Americans under § 2(a) of the Lanham Act." Th... [Read More]
Schtick or Treat: Stand-up comedy’s #tbt Halloween tribute
Seven years ago, dozens of New York City comedians converged in costumed tribute to stand-up legends and infamous icons of their trade. Since it was Halloween week, they dubbed the special showcase Schtick or Treat. I was there. It was fun. A ton of fun, actually. And hosts Mark Normand and Matt Rub... [Read More]