R.I.P. Adrianne Tolsch
Adrianne Tolsch, a Brooklyn native who influenced the New York City comedy scene in the 1970s as the first female MC at Catch A Rising Star and later the club's booker and manager for years, has died from esophageal cancer. Tolsch was 78. Her husband, longtime David Letterman writer Bill Scheft, bro... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: “Mitch Hedberg: The Complete Vinyl Collection”
Mitch Hedberg’s singular style and absurd observations about everyday life turned him into a comedy legend. Now you can relive his entire body of work whenever you want. Mitch Hedberg: The Complete Vinyl Collection includes all three of his original albums (Strategic Grill Locations, Mitch All... [Read More]
iO Theater seeks to finance next great screenwriter
The iO Theater, birthplace of comedic stars such as Tina Fey and Chris Farley, is announcing its Pilot Script Competition, a national search to finance the next great comedic TV or web series writer. “I want to marry America’s next brilliant comedy writer with iO’s visibility and i... [Read More]
R.I.P. Kevin Meaney (1956-2016)
One of the brightest lights in any comedy club over four separate decades, Kevin Meaney has died suddenly and tragically. Meaney was 60. It's at once both flippant and altogether appropriate to respond to the news with one of Meaney's classic bits: "That's not right." Meaney's agent confirmed that t... [Read More]
Kevin Meaney dead at 60
Kevin Meaney, veteran comedian and actor, has died at the age of 60. Fellow comedians, including Patton Oswalt, Judd Apatow, Paul Provenza, Michael McKean and others, have been expressing their grief through Twitter. Laughspin confirmed the news. “It is true as confirmed to me by his family. I... [Read More]
The continued comedy adventures of Jeffrey Gurian
If you even have a tertiary view of the comedy scene, chances are you’ve seen a man walking around who seems to know every comedian in the room. He’s dressed better than most, has a head of gray hair that sticks up higher than most, glasses, and a comically oversized pencil. This man in ... [Read More]
The continued comedy adventures of Jeffrey Gurian
If you even have a tertiary view of the comedy scene, chances are you’ve seen a man walking around who seems to know every comedian in the room. He’s dressed better than most, has a head of gray hair that sticks up higher than most, glasses, and a comically oversized pencil. This man in ... [Read More]
The continued comedy adventures of Jeffrey Gurian
If you even have a tertiary view of the comedy scene, chances are you’ve seen a man walking around who seems to know every comedian in the room. He’s dressed better than most, has a head of gray hair that sticks up higher than most, glasses, and a comically oversized pencil. This man in ... [Read More]
Gene Wilder dead at 83: Willy Wonka, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles star had Alzheimer’s (Videos)
Gene Wilder, an inspirational presence in the comedy world who starred in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Producers, Blazing Saddles and many other iconic films, died today at the age of 83 in Stamford, Conn, where he lived. Though Wilder was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1989, ... [Read More]
Gene Wilder dead at 83: Willy Wonka, Young Frankenstein star had Alzheimer’s (Videos)
Gene Wilder, an inspirational presence in the comedy world who starred in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Producers, Blazing Saddles and many other iconic films, died today at the age of 83 in Stamford, Conn, where he lived. Though Wilder was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1989, ... [Read More]