Winners of development deals at the 2014 New York Television Festival
The annual New York Television Festival (NYTVF) announced the winners Saturday night in 12 categories of its Independent Pilot Competition as well as 20 development deal winners from various cable channels, studios and digital network partners. “We had a fantastic week with more events, projec... [Read More]
 
My Pod Week: Week ending 10/26/14
Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn't just a podcast producer and engineer; he's also an avid fan of the form. "My Pod Week" recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! YOU'RE THE EXPERT (Live at the Eugene Mirman Come... [Read More]
 
Addicted to Comedy: How to Create a Comedy Festival
What I discovered from that interview is the grey space that exists between comedians who performing at open mics shows and the lack of locations for those who want to build their craft on the journey to paid performances. Last year I interviewed Jessica Hardy about how she created the Chicago Comed... [Read More]
 
Liza Treyger can’t catch a break in the newest “How Many Questions” ft. Matteo Lane
Poor Liza. She just can’t catch a break… on her own web-series. In the newest installment of Treyger and Sabrina Jalees’ hilarious web-series, How Many Questions, the girls drill comedian Matteo Lane with a barrage of questions. Both Lane and Treyger where “New Faces” ... [Read More]
 
Jim Gaffigan deconstructs the beauty myth on debut episode of Sara Schaefer’s new podcast “LIES”
As teased in our interview with Sara Schaefer, the comedian has long been working on a new podcast. Entitled LIES, the podcast debuted today on WNYC and Nerdist. But this isn’t your normal interview show. Everything you are about to hear is a total lie. That’s the rule: everything guests... [Read More]
 
Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City and more added to New York Comedy Festival
The New York Comedy Festival has just added Amy Poehler, Jim Gaffigan, Pete Holmes, Seth Rogen and over 60 additional shows to its long weekend’s schedule. Some old favorites of the festival, such as Comics to Watch and the New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition finals will return as w... [Read More]
 
Aisha Tyler, Reggie Watts, Eddie Pepitone headlining Maui Comedy Festival (Video)
As the temperature begins to drop in many parts of the country, there’s a special place where the country’s top comedians will migrate next month. The first annual Maui Comedy Festival will kick off Oct. 30 and will continue through the weekend. Taking place in Lahaina, Hawaii, shows wil... [Read More]
 
Hurricane Odile cancels 2014 Cabo Comedy Festival; NUVOtv and Levity organize relief benefit show Oct. 1 in California
The second annual Cabo Comedy Festival was supposed to start tonight at the southern tip of Baja Mexico, but Hurricane Odile had other ideas, devastating Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos as it passed through last month. So the festival was cancelled. Or postponed, if you prefer to think of it that way. ... [Read More]
 
JFL42 Dispatches Part 3: The Rest of the Best
Can you believe it was only 2012 when two of the "things" at JF42 were already-free Strombo tapings and a goddamn donut? Everyone I talked to Saturday night was just plain exhausted, which is always the sign of a good festival.... [Read More]
 
The First-Ever Maui Comedy Festival to Feature Reggie Watts, Tig Notaro, James Adomian, and More
by Megh Wright The very first Maui Comedy Festival takes place in Lahaina from October 30th through November 2nd, and a bunch of great comedy names are set to show up during the three-day event. The festival, which will donate a portion of its proceeds to the American Foundation for Suicide Preventi... [Read More]