Minneapolis comedian Bill Young dies but won’t be forgotten by supportive Twin Cities comedy community (Essay)
We just lost a dear friend of the Minneapolis/St. Paul comedy scene. He passed away sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning. This was the second huge death the scene has had in less than two weeks and we are beyond devastated. The entire landscape of our community has changed. Bill Young ... [Read More]
Comedian Gus Lynch’s death devastates Minneapolis comedy community
Real comedy nerds know Minneapolis has, for the past five years or so, become one of the most vital burgeoning comedy cities in the country. Along with a few other cities like Denver, Austin and Portland, Minneapolis has proven you don’t necessarily need to move to Los Angeles or New York in o... [Read More]
Garden of Laughs announces all-star lineup for 2015 MSG benefit
After taking a year off, the Garden of Laughs all-star benefit show will return in 2015, with Lewis Black, Bill Burr, Dane Cook, Billy Gardell, and J.B. Smoove already confirmed to participate on March 28, 2015, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Steve Schirripa will host. It's executive-... [Read More]
Image of Minneapolis comic Gus Lynch dies after fall from ruins in Mexico
Minneapolis comic Gus Lynch dies after fall from ruins in Mexico
Comedian and actor Gus Lynch fell while walking among ruins on the Yucat√°n Peninsula of Mexico and died. He was vacationing with his wife and their two children in Akumal, home to a comedy festival he founded. Lynch, born Jason Michael Gustine, was 42. [Read More]
Comedy Central developing ‘TripTank’ spinoff ‘Jeff & Some Aliens’
Comedy Central is developing a new series, a spinoff from freshman animated series TripTank. According to THR, duo Sean Donnelly and Alessandro Minoli are set to man the new animated/live-action hybrid comedy Jeff & Some Aliens. The show follows “Jeff (voiced by Brett Gelman) and three ext... [Read More]
Comedy Central Is Developing a 'TripTank' Spin-Off 'Jeff & Some Aliens'
by Megh Wright Comedy Central's animated show TripTank might get its own spin-off series. THR reports that the network is currently developing a spin-off from duo Sean Donnelly and Alessandro Minoli that will be an animated series based on their TripTank series Jeff & Some Aliens, which follows ... [Read More]
Patrice O’Neal benefit will feature Bill Burr, Hannibal Buress, Michael Che, Jim Norton and many more
Just a week and a half before the anniversary of his passing, the 3rd annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit was announced, taking place at the New York City Center. In its third year, the benefit began as the brainchild of close friend and fellow comedian Bill Burr as a way to raise money for P... [Read More]
Nore Davis to release debut stand-up album, “Home Game” on November 28th
Nore Davis is a fantastic NYC comedian. Haven’t heard of him yet? You will. A few weeks back, Davis taped his new stand-up special and it’s coming out next week, right as the biggest shopping day of the holiday season commences. On November 28th, Rooftop Comedy Productions will release D... [Read More]
Looking Back at the Nine 'SNL' Players Who Left Us Too Soon
by Megh Wright When Jan Hooks — SNL cast member from 1986-1991 — died at the age of 57 last month, the show truly lost one of its stealthy greats. Like frequent sketch costar Phil Hartman, Hooks's incredible talent didn't need to call attention to itself, so it's only now, in hindsight a... [Read More]
An Alleged 2009 Draft of the 'Ghostbusters III' Script Has Leaked Online
by Megh Wright Over the years Ghostbusters III has transformed from a sequel stuck in development hell to a reboot directed by Paul Feig, but for longtime fans who have wondered what the original sequel may have looked like prior to the death of Harold Ramis earlier this year, today is your lucky da... [Read More]