Chris Gethard: turning shame and pain into laughs
He’s guested on Broad City and starred with Amy Schumer – and the comic has also struggled with depression, now material for his brutally raw standup show, which he’s about to take to EdinburghI’m late to meet the comic, actor and talkshow host Chris Gethard at a cafe on the ... [Read More]
Just For Laughs Chooses Its 2016 New Faces
The annual Just For Laughs festival in Montreal is currently underway, and today they revealed their annual list of up-and-coming comedians to highlight for their “New Faces” showcase. The list is split up into categories for standups (New Faces), sketch performers (Characters), and come... [Read More]
Oddball Comedy & Curiousity Festival Tour announces 2016 comics / dates
Funny Or Die Presents Oddball Comedy & Curiousity Festival Tour 2016 features performances by the world's greatest comedians including: Ali Wong, Alice Wetterlund, Bert Kreischer, Big Jay Oakerson, Bobby Lee, Brian Regan, Bridget Everett, Cameron Esposito, Colin Jost, Dane Cook, Donnell Rawlings, Gabriel Iglesias, Hannibal Buress, Iliza Shlesinger, Jay Pharoah, Jermaine Fowler, Jim Jefferies, Joey Diaz, John Mulaney, John Oliver, Josh Wolf, Katherine Ryan, Kumail Nanjiani, Kyle Dunnigan, Ma... [Read More]
Tracy Morgan, Hannibal Buress, John Mulaney, and More Are Headed to 2016’s Oddball Festival
The annual Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival returns next month, and today Funny or Die announced the tour dates and comedian lineup. The festival runs from Thursday, August 25th through Sunday, October 2nd and makes stops in Atlanta, Toronto, Portland, Denver, Austin, and more. Here are the s... [Read More]
High Plains Comedy Festival announces additional lineup for 2016
High Plains Comedy Festival announced today its final wave of performers for their 2016 Festival. Highlights of the announcement include the addition of more than 50 Denver-based (or previously Denver-based) comedians, along with a sneak peek of the special theme shows, podcasts and showcases that w... [Read More]
Standout success: Edinburgh's Free Fringe is no comedy graveyard
The fringe is no longer centred around the ‘big four’ venues. Whether you’re a performer or punter, take it from an award-winning comic – and get out morePiecing together my reviews list for this year’s Edinburgh jamboree brings home to me how dramatically the fringe la... [Read More]
Lucille Ball Comedy Festival turns 25
National Comedy Center, Inc., the cultural institution developing the first national visitor experience dedicated entirely to the celebration of comedy, celebrates the 25th anniversary of its annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, August 4th –7th, in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, N... [Read More]
Scared of standup? Making the leap from the safety of sketch comedy
Katy Brand and Kieran Hodgson were intimidated at first by the idea of going it alone on stage. But plenty of comedians journey between sketch troupes and solo performance – taking refuge in one and soul-searching in the otherIt was interesting the other week to hear a belated convert to stand... [Read More]