A Dead Presidents Podcast w/ George Washington? We talk to NYC Podfest founder Jeremy Wein about the 2015 editon
This year marks the 3rd Annual NYC Podcast Festival, now 3 days, which will take place Fri. Jan 9th-Sun. Jan. 11th. Things kick off at the Bell House with 2 staples in the podcasting universe. RISK! and The Flop House. Here’s our recent interview with the festival’s founder and co-produc... [Read More]
 
Dan Soder and the Importance of Originality
by Jessica Pilot Dan Soder’s comedy career began in small town Tucson, Arizona in 2004. “I did a joke about homeless people in Tucson, like the stock joke for beginning comedians. You notice homeless people and you’re like ‘No one’s really dove into this in the US.&rsqu... [Read More]
 
Comedians giving voices to our fears, opening a dialogue about race and the police #BlackLivesMatter
Ted Alexandro has missed multiple gigs over the past few weeks to march with the activists of #BlackLivesMatter. Alexandro, a veteran headlining stand-up comedian and native New Yorker, also had sat in and marched with #OccupyWallStreet. But this is different. Our nationwide reaction to the events i... [Read More]
 
The Premiere Before the World Premiere: Red Hot Video Fun Time
by Alex Estrada In a small Mexican restaurant in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Drew Luster waits on his tacos. Things have settled at the Bat Haus, a small event space two doors over, and Luster takes advantage of the calm to grab dinner. In a half hour, his sketch team, the Otter Boys, will kick off Red Hot ... [Read More]
 
The Premiere Before the World Premiere: Red Hot Video Fun Time
by Alex Estrada In a small Mexican restaurant in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Drew Luster waits on his tacos. Things have settled at the Bat Haus, a small event space two doors over, and Luster takes advantage of the calm to grab dinner. In a half hour, his sketch team, the Otter Boys, will kick off Red Hot ... [Read More]
 
Tig Notaro hospitalized following triumphant topless New York Comedy Festival performance
Just 24 hours after another remarkably buzzworthy performance -- this time triumphantly onstage at New York City's Town Hall for the New York Comedy Festival -- Tig Notaro faced perhaps her most dangerous health scare yet. As Notaro tells it today to her Facebook friends, she had gotten offstage at ... [Read More]
 
Come to 'Splitsider Live' Tonight with Michelle Wolf, Jena Friedman, Sheng Wang, Matt Fisher, and John Murray
by Megh Wright Need plans for tonight? As part of this year's New York Comedy Festival, Splitsider has created a super fun night of comedy with tonight's show Splitsider Live hosted by Adam Frucci and featuring comedians Michelle Wolf, Jena Friedman, Sheng Wang, and Low Standards with Matt Fisher an... [Read More]
 
This Week In Web Videos: '10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Jew'
by Luke Kelly-Clyne Scott Rogowsky is no stranger to the e-pages of our fine site. Just look here and here if you don't believe me. And today, this column features Scott an unprecedented third time…but why? One cynical answer may be because Scott and I have the same alma mater. (That's not t... [Read More]
 
Come See Michelle Wolf, Jena Friedman, Sheng Wang, and 'Low Standards' at Splitsider's NYCF Show
by Megh Wright As part of the 2014 New York Comedy Festival, Splitsider has partnered up with some great comedians for a live show this Thursday, November 6th at UCB East. Titled Splitsider Live, the show starts at 7:00pm and features Late Night writer Michelle Wolf, Daily Show producer Jena Friedma... [Read More]
 
Image of Amy Schumer’s ‘sex stuff’ is upending comedy
Amy Schumer’s ‘sex stuff’ is upending comedy
“[New York] keeps you human and grounded and not putting on any sort of airs in the street where, yeah, most of the time you are standing very close to someone urinating or a dumpster. We’re all just cramped together on this little island that makes you admit to being a human. Even Anna Wintour has to cop to being a human being in New York.” [Read More]