Addicted to Comedy: Returning From My Comedy Rumspringa
For those who are unfamiliar with the term "Rumspringa," it’s a coming of age period when Amish teenagers are allowed to engage in lifestyle activities not permitted by their community. They’re allowed to purchase a car, watch television, and live a way most people take for granted. Once... [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]
 
Comedians Shine in ‘Ladies of Laughter’ Contest Kickoff Show
The first of two Ladies of Laughter contest preliminary shows kicked off at Gotham Comedy Club on July 21st as professional and amateur comedians alike competed for a spot in the finals where they will have a chance to win $10,000 worth of prizes and bookings. Author informationChris MileaContributi... [Read More]
 
40 Comedians to Compete for Prestigious ‘Ladies of Laughter’ Titles
The funny ladies will compete for cash prizes, comedy bookings and the prestigious 2014 Ladies of Laughter titles. Past winners include Tammy Pescatelli, Jane Condon, Robin Fox, Dana Eagle and Dena Blizzard.Author informationStage Time MagazineSTAGE TIME is an online magazine that covers the art and... [Read More]
 
Irving Azoff buys half of Levity Entertainment Group, jumps fully into comedy business
When Chelsea Handler named Irving Azoff as her new manager last October, the 66-year-old was only a month into his new partnership with MSG Entertainment. Judi Brown-Marmel, partner at Levity Entertainment Group, told Billboard in May that having Azoff -- a former music manager and chairman of Live ... [Read More]
 
Jon Lovitz may be Master Thespian, but can he Sing Your Face Off?
Jon Lovitz is singing for his supper this summer. And he’s not pathologically lying about it this time. Nor is he ACTING! Lovitz is one of the competitors in ABC’s summer celebreality stunt, Sing Your Face Off, which debuts Saturday night with back-to-back episodes from 9 to 11 p.m. East... [Read More]
 
2014 Ladies of Laughter Comedy Competition Accepting Submissions
The 2014 Ladies of Laughter comedy competition is accepting submissions for its summer series. The three-part event produced by Peggy Boyce includes two preliminary shows at Gotham Comedy Club on Monday, July 21, and at Levity Live on Thursday, July 31 with the Grand Finale show returning to Gotham ... [Read More]
 
Comedian Erik Riviera to Tape One-Hour Comedy Special
Comedian Erik Rivera is set to tape his first stand-up comedy special Thursday, May 29. Levity Productions, the comedy powerhouse responsible for producing over 100 prime-time specials with comedians such as Jamie Foxx, Jeff Dunham, Daniel Tosh, Tracy Morgan, Billy Gardell, Amy Schumer, Jim Breuer a... [Read More]
 
Dave Attell shares his “Road Work” experiences across America as a club comic in new Comedy Central stand-up special
Twitter may have given everyone the false hope or impression that they're all joke machines. But nobody remains funnier and writes more great jokes and tests them out on a nightly basis in front of living and breathing comedy club customers than Dave Attell. Nobody beats Attell. And Attell wins fair... [Read More]