6th annual comedy fests in NJ: From Hoboken to Atlantic City
There are so many comedy festivals happening this weekend, this month and pretty much all the time across North America in the world now it's tougher to track them all. But this October, there are two happening on either end of New Jersey to hype you to, especially if you're on the East Coast. Right... [Read More]
Are All Cops Racist? ‘The Daily Show’s Roy Wood Jr. and Jordan Klepper Investigate
Here’s a great segment from last night’s Daily Show featuring Jordan Klepper and newbie correspondent Roy Wood Jr., who team up to finally solve the age-old American question: “Are all cops racist?” While the big conclusion of the segment is that all police — like all c... [Read More]
That Chris Rock Dave Chappelle comedy duet magic happened again, this time at Gramercy Theatre
Dave Chappelle began a multi-night stint at New York City's Gramercy Theatre last night with all-star opening acts that included Saturday Night Live's Michael Che and Pete Davidson, plus his former Chappelle's Show co-star Donnell Rawlings. But how's Chris Rock for a show-stopper?! Rock dropped in f... [Read More]
On promoting diversity in improv comedy
When Viola Davis accepted her Emmy Award last night for Outstanding Lead Actress in a TV drama series, she said: "The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You can't win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there." Powerful, moving words. Even more so for comedia... [Read More]
Comix leaving Foxwoods to open comedy club at rival Mohegan Sun
At the beginning of 2015, Amy Schumer made no secret of her dislike of Comix at Foxwoods when she guested on Brian Koppleman's "The Moment" podcast. Were the folks at Comix and rival resort casino Mohegan Sun listening? They announced a new partnership today that'll find Comix cashing in its chips a... [Read More]
Open call auditions for 2015 New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition
Last year's winner of New York's Funniest Stand-Up, Ricky Velez, was hired this year as a correspondent for Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. What's in store for the 2015 winner of New York's Funniest Stand-Up? And could it be you? Carolines on Broadway (1626 Broadway between 49t... [Read More]
Comedy Club managers answer 15 questions from aspiring comedians via Reddit
Rocky Kev is the former online manager for Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia (club pictured above). A few weeks ago, Kev took to Reddit to solicit questions from comedians in that community that he'd pass along to comedy club managers across America with whom he'd planned conversations. After ... [Read More]
Office Romance Blossoms in ‘Out to Lunch’
Just curious: have you ever had an office romance? No? You must be a pretty lonely person. Or maybe you just need an aphrodisiac. Like a sandwich. After all, it’s almost time for lunch. Speaking of lunch… have you seen Out to Lunch yet? It’s a new series featuring comedian Kyle Ce... [Read More]
Aaron Berg, Jessica Delfino set out to break Steve Byrne’s record for stand-up comedy sets in one night
Aaron Berg is known for his muscles and muscling his way through any crowd work that comes his way, whether he's working a guest spot at a comedy club, headlining a show or hosting his popular free Frantic showcase Monday nights at The Stand in New York City. This Saturday will be the most frantic [... [Read More]
R.I.P. Montgomery Wayne Seitz, active member of Austin’s comedy scene
The Austin comedy scene in the heart of Texas has been hot and getting hotter over the past decade, and in the most recent years, Montgomery Wayne Seitz was at the heart of its growing potential for aspiring comedians, creating an array of open mics and bar comedy shows across Texas's capital city f... [Read More]