Episode #155: Mark Lonow
Mark Lonow is an actor, producer and talent manager, but he’s perhaps best known for something else he did offstage — going into business with Budd Friedman to save the Hollywood Improv and help oversee its expansion as the first major comedy club chain. But there’s a lot more to L... [Read More]
Atlanta Improv finds new home in Buckhead, will reopen winter 2016
An update to my story from last month rounding up the comings and goings of comedy clubs around America... The Atlanta franchise in the Improv comedy club chain reports today that it has found a new home in the upscale Buckhead neighborhood north of the city. Atlanta Improv representatives told The ... [Read More]
ACME Comedy Co.’s survival as beloved Minneapolis venue threatened by developers; other regional comedy clubs not so fortunate in past year
ACME Comedy Co., a beloved Minneapolis comedy club by comedians worldwide since it opened 25 years ago, believes it'll have to close before celebrating its anniversary this November should a planned apartment developer get its way. The club sent out an email alert this week to fans urging them to si... [Read More]
ACME Comedy Co.’s survival as beloved Minneapolis venue threatened by developers; other regional comedy clubs not so fortunate in past year
ACME Comedy Co., a beloved Minneapolis comedy club by comedians worldwide since it opened 25 years ago, believes it'll have to close before celebrating its anniversary this November should a planned apartment developer get its way. The club sent out an email alert this week to fans urging them to si... [Read More]
ACME Comedy Co.’s survival as beloved Minneapolis venue threatened by developers; other regional comedy clubs not so fortunate in past year
ACME Comedy Co., a beloved Minneapolis comedy club by comedians worldwide since it opened 25 years ago, believes it'll have to close before celebrating its anniversary this November should a planned apartment developer get its way. The club sent out an email alert this week to fans urging them to si... [Read More]
Comedian ends stand-up set with Stone Cold Stunner wrestling move
When it comes to things that comedians are fans of, professional wrestling is definitely one of them. Listen to 3 comedy podcasts at random and chances are at least 2 of them will feature a discussion about pro wrestling. After finishing up his act at the Pittsburgh Improv, comedian Matt Light took ... [Read More]
Comedian ends stand-up set with Stone Cold Stunner wrestling move
When it comes to things that comedians are fans of, professional wrestling is definitely one of them. Listen to 3 comedy podcasts at random and chances are at least 2 of them will feature a discussion about pro wrestling. After finishing up his act at the Pittsburgh Improv, comedian Matt Light took ... [Read More]
The 15 Best Comedy Clubs in North America
In partnership with Humber College’s Comedy Writing and Performance program. For the last four decades, live standup has defined itself in relation to comedy clubs, those altars of joke-telling that began building their congregations during the 1980s comedy boom. Alternative comedy got its nam... [Read More]
The 15 Best Comedy Clubs in North America
In partnership with Humber College’s Comedy Writing and Performance program. For the last four decades, live standup has defined itself in relation to comedy clubs, those altars of joke-telling that began building their congregations during the 1980s comedy boom. Alternative comedy got its nam... [Read More]
Check Out ‘Vanity Fair’s Oral History of the Comedy Cellar
Vanity Fair has a great new oral history out today of the Comedy Cellar, and it’s full of fun looks back on the legendary New York comedy club from Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman, Colin Quinn, Judy Gold, Judd Apatow, Darrell Hammond, and plenty more. Here’s Jon Stewart on his first set at ... [Read More]