A Tour of the All-Women Comedy Shows of Los Angeles
Women in comedy are often seen as solitary creatures, like mountain lions or that bird that fell in love with a statue. Female comics are isolated from each other on bookings and can view each other as competition in the green room. “When I started comedy, there was always only one woman on th... [Read More]
A Tour of the All-Women Comedy Shows of Los Angeles
Women in comedy are often seen as solitary creatures, like mountain lions or that bird that fell in love with a statue. Female comics are isolated from each other on bookings and can view each other as competition in the green room. “When I started comedy, there was always only one woman on th... [Read More]
A Tour of the All-Women Comedy Shows of Los Angeles
Women in comedy are often seen as solitary creatures, like mountain lions or that bird that fell in love with a statue. Female comics are isolated from each other on bookings and can view each other as competition in the green room. “When I started comedy, there was always only one woman on th... [Read More]
Building the Philly Comedy Scene with Good Good Comedy
Google currently lists forty-two comedy venues in New York City. This dwarfs the ten results for venues in Philadelphia; of the ten, one is listed as permanently closed, and another is a man that is a hypnotist. Producer/comedians Kate Banford and Aaron Nevins agree that Philadelphia deserves more l... [Read More]
Inside New York’s Musical Comedy Boom
Musical comedy has been a popular comedic force for ages. The iconic “Weird Al” Yankovic debuted his self-titled album in 1983. And The Lonely Island — the brainchild of Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone — reinvented the wheel in the early 2000s. Yet, over the p... [Read More]
How Sea Tea Improv Built a Comedy Scene from Scratch
In 2009, seven people in Hartford, Connecticut founded a comedy troupe, Sea Tea Improv, and began holding regular shows. They started with short-form improv but over the years have added many other styles and projects. Now they hold multiple shows each month. They hold mixers for other improv groups... [Read More]
Inside Cartoon Monsoon: An Animated Variety Show
Past the friendly forest, through the swamp of snacks and sweets Stands a paper-mache clubhouse, by the beach of poison treats. Follow the smell of fun and games, by the light of the smiling moon, Cuz boys and girls, the forecast calls for a big cartoon monsoon! When I look back on my childhood, car... [Read More]
Can a Mid-Sized City's Thriving Comedy Scene Survive the LA Exodus?
by Josiah Hesse Grawlix's Adam Cayton-Holland If you’re a mid-level comic with a few credits under your belt, at some point you’ve probably been asked the question: “So, when are you moving to LA?” The person asking was likely from Los Angeles, and didn’t ask in the neu... [Read More]
Building a Comedy Scene in Austin with Sure Thing
by Erica Lies Popular Austin, Texas standup showcase, Sure Thing, packs the back-porch of the Austin Java coffeehouse every Saturday night, even in the January cold. I'd been warned that it filled up quickly after doors opened, but I hardly took that seriously. So when I arrived still a good 15 minu... [Read More]
How the New Movement Built a Comedy Scene from Scratch in New Orleans
by Ryan Sparks The MC yells, “Please, sound like a million people for…!” and sweeps his arm as he announces the name of the improv group taking over the stage. This exhortation a familiar one to regular visitors to The New Movement Theater, a major player in the ongoing developmen... [Read More]