Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast gets personal at Just For Laughs
MONTREAL – As one of the most exciting new sitcoms to hit the major networks in a years, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has quickly garnered a well-deserved reputation for being smart, hip, and extremely hilarious. Therefore, it’s perhaps not too surprising to see that the remarkable cast chemistry ... [Read More]
Hank Azaria immigrates to Seth MacFarlane’s Fox animated series Bordertown
Seth MacFarlane’s new Fox animated series Bordertown just landed a huge lead. Simpsons star and comedian Hank Azaria will voice lead character Bud Buckwald. The Emmy Award-winning actor joins MacFarlane’s comedy about two neighbors from very different backgrounds living in a fictional to... [Read More]
Montreal’s New Faces 2014: Just For Laughs
Here they are! Well, most of them anyhow. The list the comedy world waits all year for is out -- Montreal's "New Faces" for Just For Laughs. Last year, two "New Faces" made the leap from Montreal in July to Saturday Night Live in September (Brooks Wheelan and John Milhiser). In years and comedy boom... [Read More]
The ‘Simpsons Take the Bowl’ for live performance featuring Weird Al Yankovic, Hank Azaria, Matt Groening and more!
After 25 years on television the team behind The Simpsons still know how to get its rabid fans excited about the iconic animated series. For the first time ever, the cast of The Simpsons will appear live on stage— but only for three nights (Sept. 12, 13, 14) at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angele... [Read More]
The Laugh Factory hosting first Funniest Person in the World contest
It may be impossible to determine who is the funniest person in the world, but leave it to Jamie Masada to try to name a winner, anyhow. Masada, founding owner of the Laugh Factory comedy club in Hollywood, announced his first-ever Funniest Person in the World contest, with comedians competing from ... [Read More]
NYC block of West 121st Street officially renamed George Carlin Way
New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio signed a bill late Wednesday to place street signs naming the 400 block of West 121st Street -- between Morningside Drive and Amsterdam Avenue -- as "George Carlin Way." It's the street where the legendary late stand-up comedian grew up. Carlin would talk and joke a... [Read More]
HA! The Musical, an Off-Broadway production about stand-up comedy starring stand-up comedians
Not all of the new Broadway musicals staged in New York City are based on hit movies. Rehearsals began last week for HA! The Musical, and no, it's not based on the old Times Square comedy club. but yes, it is a completely and seriously silly look at the world of stand-up comedy. It's making its Off-... [Read More]
Liza Dye recovering at home back in South Carolina, five months after being hit by a NYC subway train
The Fourth of July is one of those holiday weekends you may spend close to friends and family, and that's where The State newspaper found comedian Liza Dye, slowly but surely recovering in Spartanburg, S.C., almost five months after she fell in the path of an oncoming NYC subway train. Friends ... [Read More]
What Kind of Comedian Should You Be? A flowchart, by Paul Ogata
Before you even try to answer that question, consider this: Should you even be a comedian? I mean, as a profession. As in, dive into a career as a professional comedian. If that's your goal, then let me steer you toward professional stand-up comedian Paul Ogata (past winner of the San Francisco... [Read More]
Ardie Fuqua out of intensive care, in a rehab facility, recovering from tragic Turnpike crash
Finally! Some great, encouraging news to share regarding comedian Ardie Fuqua, courtesy of our mutual friend and comedian, Wil Sylvince. I'll let Wil tell it to you straight: "To all who's concerned about Ardie Fuqua, he's doing a lot better but still has a long way to fully recover. He's final... [Read More]