Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch: 2015
Plenty of magazines and websites post slideshows of their hottest 50 up-and-coming stand-up comedians to keep an eye out for before they blaze a trail of glory. Only Variety jets its comedians up to Montreal to fete them in front of the show business industry's agents, managers and producers. Here a... [Read More]
‘School of Rock’ Plans Fall Opening on Broadway
May we have the attention of the class, please: “School of Rock” will indeed be in session on Broadway this fall. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical adaptation of the 2003 Jack Black comedy has now solidified its Broadway plans, and is to begin previews at the Winter Garden Theater on Nov. 9 with its opening night scheduled for Dec. 6, its press representatives said Tuesday.... [Read More]
IFC casts starting line for hockey sitcom Benders, debuting Oct. 1, 2015
It may be the Stanley Cup Finals in Chicago and Tampa Bay, but in New York City, it's only the beginning for the cast of IFC's new sitcom, Benders. Lindsey Broad, Chris Distefano, Mark Gessner, Ruy Iskander and Andrew Schulz have been cast as the starting line for the eight-episode comedy about an a... [Read More]
Anthony Jeselnik to headline the 2015 High Plains Comedy Festival
The first wave of comics that will be performing at the 2015 High Plains Comedy Festival in Denver, now in it’s third year, have been announced including Anthony Jeselnik. He’ll be headlining the historic Paramount Theater. Back in March it was announced that Jeselnik will be h... [Read More]
Watch a sneak peek at TruTV’s new show, “Those Who Can’t” from The Grawlix
TruTV is getting into the scripted comedy mix by greenlighting The Grawlix TV show, Those Who Can’t and now we have a first look at the show. The show stars Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Roy, Andrew Orvedahl, Maria Thayer, Rory Scovel, Kate Berlant and directed by The Nix Bros. It’s set to pr... [Read More]
Here’s the 2015 class of comedians taping Comedy Central Half Hour specials
Every year Comedy Central selects a handful of some up-and-coming comedians and gives them a half-hour special. It’s a great and long-running series the network has utilized to showcase the next wave of comedians and give some of them their first look at screen time. This year’s class of... [Read More]
Comedy Central’s The Half Hour list, Class of 2015
In recent years, Comedy Central has recorded seasons of The Half Hour stand-up specials in late February in Boston, but things didn't go according to schedule in 2015 -- which probably was the best for all parties concerned considering how snowed in Boston was this winter! So instead of February, it... [Read More]
R.I.P. “The Riv,” The Riviera Comedy Club in Las Vegas, Nevada
The Riviera Comedy Club died tonight* after fighting a lengthy battle with economics. The club is survived by hundreds of mourning comics: Some great, some hacks, some geniuses, some frauds, some journeymen and women, some who became successful, some who did not, some who went on to write ... [Read More]