The 5th Annual LA Indie Improv Fest is This Weekend
This Saturday, August 6, marks the fifth anniversary of the LA Indie Improv Festival, a gathering of teams from across Los Angeles set on five stages (and one roaming party bus). In 13 marathon hours, the fest will host over 175 groups representing the city’s dozens of improv theaters and... [Read More]
Chris Gethard on Chasing “Fame-Framed Validation” and Why He Hasn’t Moved to LA
As part of a running series on comedy based in New York versus Los Angeles this week, Vulture has a great piece out today by Chris Gethard where the comedian and Fusion host explains why, despite how many of his friends and collaborators have moved to Los Angeles to find huge success in recent years... [Read More]
NBC to celebrate Jimmy Fallon’s second anniversary as Tonight Show host with primetime special, week of shows in Los Angeles
Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show tenure will receive a second-anniversary primetime party on Valentine's Day, followed by a week of shows broadcast from Universal Studios in Universal City above Los Angeles. NBC announced the celebration and L.A. visit for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon during th... [Read More]
NBC to celebrate Jimmy Fallon’s second anniversary as Tonight Show host with primetime special, week of shows in Los Angeles
Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show tenure will receive a second-anniversary primetime party on Valentine's Day, followed by a week of shows broadcast from Universal Studios in Universal City above Los Angeles. NBC announced the celebration and L.A. visit for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon during th... [Read More]
Bill Cosby Not To Be Charged For 2 Sexual Assault Cases In Los Angeles
In the latest surroundng Bill Cosby, prosecutors in Los Angeles have went on to dismiss two separate sexual assault allegations on him. As pointed out by CNN, the allegations fell short within the statute of limitations. Bill Cosby won’t be charged in two cases investigated by the Los Angeles... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt, T.J. Miller, Bridget Everett, and More Join Riot LA’s Huge 2016 Lineup
Los Angeles’s annual alt comedy festival Riot LA takes place in January, and the packed 2016 lineup was revealed this week. The festival takes place from Friday, January 29th through Sunday the 31st, and Patton Oswalt, T.J. Miller, Bridget Everett, Ron Funches, James Adomian, and Lauren Lapkus... [Read More]
Shooting At The Comedy Store In Los Angeles, Leaves 1 Dead (Update: Club Closes Temporarily)
Photo taken night of, by Mark Hurtado A night of laughs turned into a night of confusion and sadness for patrons at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Last night during a regular night of show’s at the comedy club, a unidentified man was shot and killed outside. The LA Times was one of the first... [Read More]
The Goddamn Comedy Jam fulfills the fantasy every comedian wants, to be a Rockstar
Last night in Los Angeles, CA, we were able to take in one of the left coast’s most buzzed about shows, The Goddamn Comedy Jam. The perfect blend of comedy and music. Not to be confused with musical comedy, this show embodies the best of both worlds merging the two into a celebration of both [... [Read More]
Tenacious D's Festival Supreme Brings Amy Poehler, 'The Kids In The Hall' To Los Angeles
Tenacious D's annual Los Angeles-based comedy event, Festival Supreme, is stepping up its A-game this year with their lineup of big-name comedians, troupes and musicians. We're talking about folks like Amy Poehler, The Kids in the Hall and Die Antwoord who will be gracing the stages at the Shrine Expo Hall and Grounds come October 10.While it's a given that Jack Black and Kyle Gass' comedy rock band, Tenacious D, will also be performing at the one-day festival, they'll be in good compa... [Read More]
The Next Wave 2015: The Top Up-and-Coming Comics in Los Angeles
by Samantha Pitchel Welcome to the second semi-annual edition of The Next Wave, Splitsider’s roundup of exciting new comic voices from around the country. Splitsider readers are no doubt familiar with most of the established stand-ups in the country – ones who have risen up via TV appea... [Read More]