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]
Stories from comedians who inhabited Cresthill, the house above The Comedy Store
A great long read for your #tbt needs today via David Peisner for Buzzfeed, talking to the surviving comedians who have lived in Cresthill, the so-named home that sits above The Comedy Store in West Hollywood, overlooking the Sunset Strip. Here's the primer nutgraf action for you: In 1976, when Mitz... [Read More]
Shooting At The Comedy Store In Los Angeles, Leaves 1 Dead (Update: Club Closes Temporarily)
Photo taken night of, by Mark Hurtado A night of laughs turned into a night of confusion and sadness for patrons at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Last night during a regular night of show’s at the comedy club, a unidentified man was shot and killed outside. The LA Times was one of the first... [Read More]
Shooting at The Comedy Store in Hollywood last night leaves one dead, police still searching for suspect
The comedy community was rocked this morning when news of a fatal shooting at the historic Comedy Store in West Hollywood spread. According to eyewitnesses, a lone gunman wearing a hoodie approached an audience member around 12:49am on The Comedy Store’s patio. The gunman then proceeded to sho... [Read More]
Fatal shooting outside The Comedy Store leaves one audience member dead
A lone gunman approached an audience member on the patio outside The Comedy Store early Wednesday morning, shooting and killing him before running away across the Sunset Strip and south down Olive Drive. Nobody else was injured, although several comedians were on the patio, too, when the killing hap... [Read More]
This week on TV: a stand-up two shot from Louis C.K. and Nick Swardson
Happy short week to you! Fresh off a holiday break (which we all needed right?) and just in time to kick off the summer, the stand-up comedy gods have blessed us with two stand-up specials airing on TV this week. First up on Thursday, right after the season finale of Louis C.K’s TV show, Louie... [Read More]
I Had To Follow That! Ari Shaffir gets his confidence checked
Ari Shaffir tells us a story about his early days coming up at The Comedy Store. He was working the door at the club and getting some stage time. With the experience under his belt, Shaffir was beginning to gain confidence. Confidence that was quickly put into check. I Had To Follow That! Ari Shaffi... [Read More]
FX Announces Premiere Dates for Denis Leary's 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' and 'Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store'
by Megh Wright FX announced a bunch of premiere dates today, including Denis Leary's new comedy and a standup special from Louis C.K. According to The Wrap, Leary's series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll premieres on Thursday, July 16th at 10:00pm followed by the season 2 premiere of Married, while ... [Read More]
Eddie Murphy did NOT perform stand-up at the Comedy Store last night
Despite, multiple reports implying he did Eddie Murphy did not make a return to stand-up comedy for the first time in over 25 years last night. Murphy didn’t perform at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles on Thursday night– but that didn’t stop a flurry of excited Twitter use... [Read More]