Meet Me In New York: Doogie Horner
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood,... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Doogie Horner
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood,... [Read More]
SXSW offering free download of the late Andy Ritchie’s comedy album
SXSW 2016 is less than a month away, and Austin's mega festival has announced today it's offering a free download of Andy Ritchie's lone stand-up comedy album, King Ding-A-Ling. Ritchie, who died last Thanksgiving from cancer at the age of 39, left his mark on the Austin comedy scene when he lived t... [Read More]
Louis C.K. wins Grammy Award for Comedy Album of the Year in 2016 for “Live at Madison Square Garden”
Louis CK has won his second Grammy Award for Comedy Album of the Year, taking home the trophy tonight for "Live at Madison Square Garden." He previously won the Grammy in 2012 for "Hilarious." Live at Madison Square Garden came out of CK's three sold-out shows last year in New York City. As he descr... [Read More]
An oral history of A Special Thing, the comedy message board that begat a record label and more
You're likely familiar with the comedians who've released stand-up albums in recent years on AST Records: Jimmy Pardo, Karen Kilgariff, Max Silvestri, Sean O'Connor, Liam McEneaney and Dan St. Germain among them. But before comedy nerds took over the mainstream entertainment scene, a few hundred of ... [Read More]
An oral history of A Special Thing, the comedy message board that begat a record label and more
You're likely familiar with the comedians who've released stand-up albums in recent years on AST Records: Jimmy Pardo, Karen Kilgariff, Max Silvestri, Sean O'Connor, Liam McEneaney and Dan St. Germain among them. But before comedy nerds took over the mainstream entertainment scene, a few hundred of ... [Read More]
Drennon Davis & Karen Kilgariff perform “Dumb Tattoo Song” on Conan
Drennon Davis and Karen Kilgariff returned to Conan on Monday night to perform another song off of their EP, "I Don't Care, I Like It." And this song takes a moment to build toward its fun reveal. Although since you read the headline, perhaps you already know where it's going. Roll the clip! You can... [Read More]
Comedy Album of the Year Grammy nominees for 2014-2015
The 58th annual Grammy Awards announced the full slate of nominations this morning, and somewhere Nikki Cox is telling her husband told you so. Cox wrote Jay Mohr's latest stand-up special, Happy. And A Lot. Which is up for Comedy Album of the Year. I've written plenty about the Grammys and their pe... [Read More]
Ben Stiller, Bob Odenkirk, Janeane Garofalo, and William Shatner Invite You to ‘Wake Up Your Smile!’
In the more than 150 From the Archives articles I’ve written, I’ve looked at a wide variety of genres of comedy: variety shows, late night talks shows, interviews, radio programs, musicals, and sketch. Today I am proud to say that we are venturing into a genre of comedy that has never be... [Read More]
Season 3 of “Inside Amy Schumer” gave us judge, jury, and butts
Inside Amy Schumer has officially been woven into the fabric that is not only pop culture, but political culture by flawlessly shining light on the hot button issues of today. Comedy more so now has become the gateway that allows us to tackle such issues reflecting back on society the truth of what ... [Read More]