For Deon Cole, the Best Standup Comedy Is Like Magic
Say what you want about magicians, but Deon Cole thinks comedy should be more like magic. “I look at comedy like magic. If I’ve got the ball in this hand and I shake my hand and it’s gone, that’s how punchlines should be. You shouldn’t be able to read that shit. It&rsqu... [Read More]
Martin Morrow Talks Getting Started in Comedy, and the Best Ways to Celebrate Comedy Month
Brought to you by TodayTix TodayTix spoke with Martin Morrow, one of Chicago’s top comedic talents, about Chicago’s comedy scene, his own story, and what kitchen appliance he would be. Good news: he loves vine compilations (like every sane person should)! Tell us a little about yourself!... [Read More]
Marc Maron Gets ‘Too Real’ in the Trailer for His Netflix Standup Special
Netflix just released the trailer for Marc Maron’s standup special premiering next month. Filmed at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis, Marc Maron: Too Real follows Maron as he he “discusses everything from art and aging to his relationship with his parents and the longevity of the Roll... [Read More]
Jerry Seinfeld’s First Netflix Standup Special Debuts Next Month
Earlier this year, Netflix announced that it ordered two standup specials from Jerry Seinfeld, and the title and premiere date for the first special were revealed today. Titled Jerry Before Seinfeld, the first hourlong special was taped at The Comic Strip in New York, and according to The Hollywood ... [Read More]
Marc Maron’s Netflix Standup Special ‘Too Real’ Premieres Next Month
Marc Maron has a brand new standup special premiering in just a few weeks. During his appearance on The Tonight Show last night, Maron revealed that he has a new special in the works titled Marc Maron: Too Real. Filmed at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis, the special follows Maron as he “di... [Read More]
Brad Paisley Plays It Safe in His ‘Comedy Rodeo’ Special
The thought of country singer Brad Paisley having his own Netflix standup special  — even one with several actual comics on the bill — naturally brings about mixed feelings. On one hand, Paisley’s music has always employed a fair amount of humor; on “The Cigar Song,&rdqu... [Read More]
Season 1 of ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Favors Fiction Over History
Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, which ended its first season last night, is the newest unfunny drama about the world of comedy. Based in part on the book by the same name by William Knoedelseder, it’s a fairly unambitious show. This actually makes it work better than the late, sarcas... [Read More]
Season 1 of ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Favors Fiction Over History
Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, which ended its first season last night, is the newest unfunny drama about the world of comedy. Based in part on the book by the same name by William Knoedelseder, it’s a fairly unambitious show. This actually makes it work better than the late, sarcas... [Read More]
Here’s the Trailer for Lynne Koplitz’s Netflix Standup Special ‘Hormonal Beast’
Comedy Central Presents, Last Comic Standing, and Comedy Knockout alum Lynne Koplitz makes her Netflix standup special debut later this month, and today the streaming network released the trailer. Titled Hormonal Beast, the special was taped in New York City and debuts on Netflix Tuesday, August 22n... [Read More]
Shane Torres’s Debut Standup Album ‘Established 1981’ Is Out Next Month
New York-based comedian Shane Torres is making his standup album debut next month. Comedy Central Records will release the album, titled Established 1981, on Friday, September 8th, and it will also be available for free on Laughly for 24 hours prior to release. Check out a preview track from the alb... [Read More]