David Cross Will Record His ‘Making America Great Again’ Special at the 2016 Moontower Festival
David Cross is currently traveling the country with his Making America Great Again standup tour, and if you’ve missed his stop in your city, you’ll be able to catch his performance in the form of his next standup special. Austin’s Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival announced to... [Read More]
Episode #60: Daniel Sloss
Daniel Sloss is only 25 but already has eight tours of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival under his belt, plus five appearances on American television via Conan in the past couple of years. How did he get so big in Scotland and around the world at such a young age? And why is his latest solo […] [Read More]
2016 kicks off with new comedy tours from David Cross, Bon Qui Qui, and “Trump Vs. Bernie”
We're barely into 2016, and already three major nationwide comedy tours have asked you to pencil them into your plans this year. David Cross: "Making America Great Again!" Cross is heading out on the road for his first stand-up tour in six years, starting Jan. 26, 2016, in San Diego, and continuing ... [Read More]
The definitive guide to comedy festivals for 2016
Almost nine years ago now, the seeds of The Comic's Comic firmly planted themselves into my brain during a blizzard of snow and laughs in Aspen, Colo. Back then, you had Aspen and Montreal. Those were the two places to see the entire comedy industry converge, merge and splurge. New talent rubbing sh... [Read More]
Chris Wiegand's top 10 stage shows of 2015
Unruly choirgirls, an unhinged Kirsty Young and Kinshasa’s rebellious Sapeurs feature in our Stage editor’s favourite shows of the year• More on the best culture of 2015Lee Hall made a wild and wistful play-cum-gig from Alan Warner’s novel The Sopranos, about a gang of small-t... [Read More]
Brian Logan's top 10 comedy of 2015
Bridget Christie was belligerent, Doug Stanhope was savage, and Nish Kumar was reborn a rightwinger. But a touching show about Lance Armstrong wins our critic’s best comedy of 2015• More on the best culture of 2015You’d have got long odds at the start of the year if you had tipped a... [Read More]
Just For Laughs announces JFL NorthWest fest in Vancouver; primetime special on The CW plus archived shows on CW Seed
It's a big day for Just For Laughs on both sides of the border today. In JFL's native Canada, the organization responsible for the massive Montreal festival announced a new winter fest celebrating comedy in Vancouver, British Columbia -- JFL NorthWest. And in the United States, The CW announced it'l... [Read More]
Norman Lear documentary will help open 2016 Sundance Film Festival
Sundance, the annual kick-off of film festival season, has announced most of its 2016 lineup. While a number of comedians will head to Utah in January to represent their roles in a variety of independent comedies, rom-coms and dramedies, there are relatively few selections so far purely centered on ... [Read More]
Episode #40: Wayne Federman
Today's guest, Wayne Federman, has been recording stand-up comedy sets in clubs across America for more than 30 years now since starting out in New York City in the early 1980s. He's also a classically trained actor, studying in college straight from Stella Adler. No wonder, then, he has so many TV ... [Read More]