A New Upstate NY Comedy Club Will Feature Creepy Holograms of Dead Comedians
by Megh Wright Here's some creepy news: According to The New York Times, a new comedy club will open in Jamestown, New York next near called the National Comedy Center, and they're hoping to attract crowds with their plans to feature a bunch of dead comedian holograms. National Comedy Center chairm... [Read More]
 
Addicted to Comedy: Creating a Promotional Comedy Video
If you want to get booked for shows, you need to have the required tools to promote yourself. Until now, I have been able to get by due to "word of mouth" and my comedy references.Author informationWayne ManigoContributing ColumnistWayne Manigo is a comedian and co-founder of DC Comedy Writers Group... [Read More]
 
Snapshots: Josh Sneed remembers his time at the Punchline in Atlanta
Earlier this month, Josh Sneed headlined The Punchline Comedy Club in Atlanta. He took a selfie backstage and posted it a few days ago to Instagram, as we all are wont to do in 2015. But as you can see by reading the small print next to Sneed's face, he goes way back with this club, having scrawled ... [Read More]
 
Amy Schumer’s call for a Comedian’s Bill of Rights or Comedy Club Commandments that every booker should heed
Amy Schumer went off on a bit of a rant toward the end of her appearance this month on Brian Koppelman's Grantland podcast, "The Moment." They'd finished talking about comedy strikes of the past and recent past, and Koppleman wanted to ask Schumer about the third season of her Comedy Central series,... [Read More]
 
Louis CK’s ode to comedy clubs, in honor of his new special “Live at The Comedy Store”
In case you missed it, Louis CK sent out a mass email yesterday -- separate from the short missive notifying fans that his new stand-up special was now available for sale on his website, "Louis CK Live at The Comedy Store." Here are the relevant parts, in which the 47-year-old comedian describes the... [Read More]
 
Louis C.K. Live at the Comedy Store now available!
Louis C.K.’s latest stand-up special Louis C.K. Live at the Comedy Store is available on his website for the now-customary $5. Earlier this week, FX secured the television broadcast rights to the special. He sent an email notifying his fans on Tuesday the day after canceling his record-se... [Read More]
 
Image of Atlanta's The Punchline Comedy Club leaving long-time home
Atlanta's The Punchline Comedy Club leaving long-time home
The Punchline Comedy Club, which has hosted more than 10,000 shows and featured some of comedy's biggest legends, will hit the road soon -- no joke. In April, the city's oldest comedy club will leave its home of 33 years at 280 Hilderbrand Drive Northeast in Sandy Springs, Ga., for a new location it plans to reveal later. [Read More]
 
Image of Video: Upright Citizens Brigade opens new Los Angeles comedy theater on Sunset
Video: Upright Citizens Brigade opens new Los Angeles comedy theater on Sunset
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre has carved out a big place in the Los Angeles comedy scene, with a popular comedy training program and performers who regularly turn up in TV and film. Now they're expanding that influence with a new theater and training center on Sunset Boulevard, while continuing to put on shows at their old Franklin Avenue location. [Read More]
 
Comedians Alycia Cooper, Shelly Colman Take Top Honors at Ladies of Laughter Competition
Former winners in attendance included Leighann Lord, Chris Rich, Patty Rosborough and Regina DeCicco. The contest was judged by JP Abello, Director of Programming and Scheduling at WEtv, JoAnn Grigioni, Vice President of Talent at Comedy Central, and Chris Mazzilli, owner of Gotham Comedy Club. Aut... [Read More]
 
Ladies of Laughter to Crown Funniest Comedians at Gotham Comedy Club
Past winners of the competition include Tammy Pescatelli, Jane Condon, Dana Eagle, Stephanie Blum, Patty Rosborough and Dena Blizzard. Nationally known comedians such as Amy Schumer, Melissa Rauch, Laurie Kilmartin and Jessica Kirson have also participated in the event.Author informationStage Time M... [Read More]