In Defense of the Much-Maligned College Standup Gig
On December 5th, Chris Rock unveiled a promotional image for his forthcoming Total Blackout tour, his first in nearly a decade. As venues are confirmed and details finalized, it appears Rock is upholding the promise he made two years ago: no more college campuses. While promoting Top Five, Rock echo... [Read More]
Here’s an Episode of CollegeHumor’s New Game Show ‘I Want My Phone Back’
CollegeHumor premiered a new game show created by Luke Kelly-Clyne on Comcast’s Watchable platform last month called I Want My Phone Back, and today they debuted a new batch of episodes including the sneak peek above. Hosted by Alana Johnson and featuring improvisers Inessa Frantowski and Blak... [Read More]
Episode #123: Dan Levy
Dan Levy started comedy at the age of 9 and was competing at the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen while still a college student at Emerson College. Levy has toured with Aziz Ansari, John Mulaney and Whitney Cummings, and his 2012 album for Comedy Central, “Congrats on Your Success”... [Read More]
The Student, by Julien Darmoni
Dear Anton, Our parents, though they are dead to me, often remarked upon my sullen nature as a child. So somber, so soon! It was as if I was the only one that could see our tiny pauper’s village of Newbury, Connecticut, for what it was: an iron cage wrought by God. The artistic-class! How [&he... [Read More]
Adam Ruins Everything Except For This Interview
We all have that one overzealous friend who is perpetually primed with a Wikipedia-like bank of information just in case someone in their midst might happen to be misinformed about something. Comedian Adam Conover is that friend — and he made a career out of it. “I’ve always been i... [Read More]
Netflix Orders Ensemble Comedy ‘Friends from College’ Starring Keegan-Michael Key and Cobie Smulders
Netflix just added a new comedy to its slate. According to Variety, the streaming network has ordered a half-hour comedy from Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco called Friends from College, and Stoller will direct all eight episodes. Keegan-Michael Key and Cobie Smulders will star in the series, wh... [Read More]
Is a $160,000 Degree in “Comedic Arts” Worth It?
The average cost of tuition at a private college in 2015 was over $32,000 according to CollegeData.com, but that number is even higher at Boston’s Emerson College, where tuition is over $42,000 per year — nearly $60,000 when room and board is included. Anyone who spends over $160,000 on ... [Read More]
Being a Well-Rounded Person Is More Important to Working in Comedy Than Any Internship
As a former comedy agent at UTA and WME, Priyanka represented numerous big-name writers and performers before leaving to start a TV production company with Jack Black. Now she writes and produces on her own, but she still encounters a tidal wave of comedy hopefuls looking for the advice, information... [Read More]
That time Bill Murray got busted for possessing 10 pounds of pot
Here’s another Bill Murray story for you (man we love these). It was September 21, 1970 and we had ourselves a young Bill Murray, a 20 year-old Bill Murray to be exact. Murray was having a family celebration in Chicago and the pre-Saturday Night Live comedian was set to fly back to Regis Colle... [Read More]
That time Bill Murray got busted for possessing 10 pounds of pot
Here’s another Bill Murray story for you (man we love these). It was September 21, 1970 and we had ourselves a young Bill Murray, a 20 year-old Bill Murray to be exact. Murray was having a family celebration in Chicago and the pre-Saturday Night Live comedian was set to fly back to Regis Colle... [Read More]