All-star comedy and music benefit for Doctors Without Borders relief in West Africa
The Ebola epidemic may have only begun to hit New York City and America, but NYC is fighting back with a fund-raiser. Specifically, a collection of New York comedians and musicians are putting on a benefit show -- Nov. 19, 2014, at Irving Plaza -- with all of the proceeds going to MSF International.... [Read More]
The Amazing Johnathan announces retirement due to failing health
For his next to last trick, The Amazing Johnathan stunned a crowd in Las Vegas last week by saying goodbye to his performing career and announcing he has less than a year to live due to a failing heart. The comedy magician who was huge in the 1980s and performed for President Ronald Reagan already h... [Read More]
Kabir Singh wins 2014 San Francisco Comedy Competition
If not for the San Francisco Giants returning to the World Series, I might not have remembered to check up on the annual San Francisco Comedy Competition. It's not as if the Bay Area's once-prestigious monthlong comedy contest even wants us to know who won, or who even competed. The San Francisco Co... [Read More]
Billy Eichner Will Guest Star on 'New Girl' in December
by Megh Wright Billy Eichner just landed a very Billy Eichner-esque guest role on New Girl. THR reports that the Billy on the Street host and recurring Parks and Recreation star will appear on the holiday-themed December 9th episode of New Girl, where he'll play "a beleaguered airline representative... [Read More]
UCB confirms opening date for Los Angeles training center, fourth theater
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre recently opened a brand-new training center in New York City, and they're about to open their first legitimate training center in Los Angeles, too, which also will include an 85-seat cafe theater -- the UCB's fourth performance space. UCB Theatre Sunset, 5419 W. ... [Read More]
Betabrand employs comedians and comedy writers to model 2014 fall fashion collection
San Francisco-based online fashion retailer Betabrand launched its spring line with models who held PhDs. For its fall collection, Betabrand has lined up 14 funny women, plus an original design modeled by Margaret Cho and voted upon by shoppers. Betabrand founder Chris Lindland think... [Read More]
Sarah Silverman Protests the $500,000 Vagina Tax by Becoming a Man
by Megh Wright In an effort to put an end to the gender wage gap, Sarah Silverman recently teamed up with a great cause called the Equal Payback Project in the above video promo for their new crowdfunding push. Considering the project probably won't rake in its full $29,811,746,430,000 goal, Silverm... [Read More]
Hurricane Odile cancels 2014 Cabo Comedy Festival; NUVOtv and Levity organize relief benefit show Oct. 1 in California
The second annual Cabo Comedy Festival was supposed to start tonight at the southern tip of Baja Mexico, but Hurricane Odile had other ideas, devastating Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos as it passed through last month. So the festival was cancelled. Or postponed, if you prefer to think of it that way. ... [Read More]
Al Madrigal Explains His Anti-Yelp Review Stance on 'Conan'
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from Al Madrigal's appearance on last night's Conan, in which he breaks down his distrust for Yelp reviews as well as his family's original reason for coming to the US, which involves his grandfather, a machete, and a man who is no longer alive. Watch more from Madrigal'... [Read More]
Hannibal Buress Talks About His New Book Deal on 'Conan'
by Megh Wright Standup Hannibal Buress was a guest on last night's Conan, where he told O'Brien about his recent book deal — even though he still has no idea what the book's going to be about. Watch another part from the interview below: 0 Comments... [Read More]