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]
Image of Downtown club will answer Wichita’s comedy cravings
Downtown club will answer Wichita’s comedy cravings
There’s been a bit of a laugh deficit in Wichita since the Loony Bin, the city’s only comedy club, closed 13 months ago. Now it’s back with a new location, name and mission. Live at 215 Performance Theater opened at 215 N. St. Francis last weekend. [Read More]
MTV2 plays ball with Major League Baseball: Chris Distefano on co-hosting new “Off The Bat” series from the MLB Fan Cave
The surest sign that spring is in the air is Opening Day of Major League Baseball season, which happened Monday in ballparks across America. Tonight, from the MLB Fan Cave in New York City's Greenwich Village, comedian Chris Distefano will help christen a new weekly pop-culture look at our national ... [Read More]
Michael Malone’s 8 Rules to Emcee’ing
So many comedy shows -- whether they're in a comedy club chain, a one-nighter or an alternative theater space -- focus so much on the headliner or marquee drop-in names on the lineup that they overlook the one person onstage that audiences will see first, last and most during the show. The MC. An em... [Read More]