Fun fact? UCB Theatres also do not offer health insurance to employees
While comedy critics and comedians continue to debate the merits of paying the performers at the Upright Citizens Brigade theaters — yes, it remains a healthy debate, along the lines of the old 1970s school versus employer defense once employed by the late Mitzi Shore at The Comedy Store &mdas... [Read More]
Fun fact? UCB Theatres also do not offer health insurance to employees
While comedy critics and comedians continue to debate the merits of paying the performers at the Upright Citizens Brigade theaters — yes, it remains a healthy debate, along the lines of the old 1970s school versus employer defense once employed by the late Mitzi Shore at The Comedy Store &mdas... [Read More]
Booze, bankruptcy, brain haemorrhage: the comics turning tragedy into laughs
A former alcoholic, a cancer survivor and a man who lost all his money in a Bitcoin crash are among the comics coming back from the brink at the Edinburgh fringe ‘I didn’t start drinking until I was 18,” says Matt Rees. “That’s quite a rarity for someone in the UK. But ... [Read More]
Booze, bankruptcy, brain haemorrhage: the comics turning tragedy into laughs
A former alcoholic, a cancer survivor and a man who lost all his money in a Bitcoin crash are among the comics coming back from the brink at the Edinburgh fringe ‘I didn’t start drinking until I was 18,” says Matt Rees. “That’s quite a rarity for someone in the UK. But ... [Read More]
Episode #214: Sam Grittner
Sam Grittner is one of the best comedians on Twitter. Don’t take my word for it? OK, then how about Rolling Stone, The Huffington Post and famous comedians such as “Weird” Al Yankovic, who are among the tens of thousands who follow him and have put him on best of lists in four of t... [Read More]
Watch Sarah Silverman and Jim Gaffigan send video messages of hope to their younger selves
May may have been mental health awareness month, but if the first half of June has reminded us, even celebrities need to be reminded they are loved. Anyone can suffer from depression. All of us need to take care of ourselves mentally as well as physically. The Child Mind Institute has featured ... [Read More]
'Improv saved my life': the comedy classes helping people with anxiety
Once the domain of aspiring performers, improv courses are increasingly being attended by students experiencing mental health problems“Your heart’s beating faster, you feel all these eyes on you, your body reacts with panic.” No, it’s not the discarded first line of Eminem&rs... [Read More]
Comedy in a care home: the standups taking slapstick into new territory
The residents were expecting bingo. Instead they got lessons in strawberry spitting, a Railway Children spoof – and a stuntman stripping to his underpantsMonday afternoon is usually bingo time at the Madelayne Court care home, in the village of Broomfield, near Chelmsford. So today’s act... [Read More]
Comedy in a care home: the standups taking slapstick into new territory
The residents were expecting bingo. Instead they got lessons in strawberry spitting, a Railway Children spoof – and a stuntman stripping to his underpantsMonday afternoon is usually bingo time at the Madelayne Court care home, in the village of Broomfield, near Chelmsford. So today’s act... [Read More]
Seth Meyers Takes “A Closer Look” at the GOP’s Latest Attempt to Repeal Obamacare
Here’s a clip from last night’s Late Night, where Seth Meyers takes “A Closer Look” at Republicans’ latest attempt to repeal Obamacare with the Graham-Cassidy bill from Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham, which is even worse than their last one. And if that w... [Read More]