Shane Torres Is Crushing It
A few nights before he recorded his set for Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents (which premieres this Friday night at midnight), Shane Torres dropped in at New Orleans’ 12 Mile Limit for a quick set at the Bear with Me open mic. He had been touring the South running his half hour at off nights at... [Read More]
The Gospel of Yamaneika Saunders
Growing up in the church, Yamaneika Saunders was told by others that she had a calling. “When I was growing up people would single me out and say that I would be a preacher. I had no idea how to be a preacher, nor did I want to be. Maybe the gift that they saw […] [Read More]
How a Three-Year Goal Led to Chris Redd’s Comedy Central Standup Debut
Comedy Central’s half hours are back this week, rebranded as Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents. The first in this season’s lineup of emerging comics is Chicago native Chris Redd. Redd got his start over eight years ago by simultaneously taking on improv, sketch, and standup. Since then he... [Read More]
August 2017 Standup Roundup: Tiffany Haddish, Maz Jobrani, and More
August was a politically charged, incredibly diverse month for standup specials. By the numbers we had: a special about immigration from an immigrant, a special about border politics from a Latino, a special about finally making it from a formerly homeless woman of color, a special about “the ... [Read More]
Here’s a Sneak Peek of This Year’s Comedy Central Half-Hour Standup Specials
This year’s batch of Comedy Central half-hour standup specials begin airing next week, and the network just gave us the above trailer featuring sneak peeks of all 13 comedians featured this year. Originally announced back in March, Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents was filmed at The Civic ... [Read More]
Bob Saget’s Standup Special ‘Zero to Sixty’ Premieres in November
Bob Saget has a brand new standup special premiering later this year. According to Deadline, Comedy Dynamics will release Saget’s new special Zero to Sixty, which was taped at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in May and “reflects on Saget’s long career in show business and beyond, de... [Read More]
HBO Renews ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ Through 2020
Bill Maher is sticking around at HBO for the next few years. The network announced today that it’s handed out a double-season renewal to Real Time with Bill Maher, which will keep it on the air through 2020. In addition to the renewal, HBO has ordered a standup special from Maher (his 11th HBO... [Read More]
Getting ‘Too Real’ with Marc Maron
“I can’t take it.” Those are the opening words of Marc Maron’s new special Too Real, which premieres today on Netflix. True to his cantankerous brand of humor, there’s a lot that he can’t take. But as he ages, there’s even more that he’s learning to co... [Read More]
Lynne Koplitz, the Untouchable Beast
Talking to Lynne Koplitz is like talking to your own personal comedy aunt. Auntie Lynne, as she calls herself, will tell you wild tales of nights at the Cellar, recall hilarious and heartwarming stories of working with Joan Rivers, and give you advice that she learned in the trenches. In her new Net... [Read More]
Lynne Koplitz, the Untouchable Beast
Talking to Lynne Koplitz is like talking to your own personal comedy aunt. Auntie Lynne, as she calls herself, will tell you wild tales of nights at the Cellar, recall hilarious and heartwarming stories of working with Joan Rivers, and give you advice that she learned in the trenches. In her new Net... [Read More]