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]
NYC mails letter to comedy clubs to crack down on fraudulent Times Square ticket barkers
Times Square has attracted hustlers of all stripes for more than a century, each attempting to hustle tourists and other passing strangers out of their money. Barkers who make outrageous claims and otherwise lie to persuade you to buy vouchers for comedy club tickets aren't new, either. Google "Time... [Read More]
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]
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]