The 20 Greatest Standup Specials of All Time
by John Wenzel Modern standup has been around in one form or another since vaudeville, but it’s only been since the late ‘70s that the standup special has gained traction as the crowning achievement of a successful comic. Fortunately, the beginnings of the standup special were as fertile... [Read More]
 
The First-Ever Maui Comedy Festival to Feature Reggie Watts, Tig Notaro, James Adomian, and More
by Megh Wright The very first Maui Comedy Festival takes place in Lahaina from October 30th through November 2nd, and a bunch of great comedy names are set to show up during the three-day event. The festival, which will donate a portion of its proceeds to the American Foundation for Suicide Preventi... [Read More]
 
Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to broadcast live from Phoenix following Super Bowl XLIX in 2015
Jimmy Fallon's heading back to the Super Bowl. NBC announced today that The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will broadcast live on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, from the Orpheum Theater in Phoenix. The special live Tonight Show will air live following Super Bowl XLIX, a special episode The Bla... [Read More]
 
Michael Che talks ‘Daily Show,’ SNL on Late Night with Seth Meyers”
Michael Che returned to Late Night for his second time last night. Che was actually the first stand-up to perform on Late Night under Seth Meyer’s rule. Che has been very busy inbetween then. Che to his old boss about writing for SNL, his summer spent on The Daily Show, and his new gig as [&he... [Read More]
 
Louis C.K.'s 'Dianetics': Inside His Weird and Wild Three-Hour Radio Show
by Eddie Brawley 26 minutes into a three-hour advice show Louis C.K. hosted in 2007, a guy named Blake calls up. Blake says he’s driving solo from Dallas to Oklahoma City that night and wants to know if Louie is going to just keep fucking around, or if he actually has anything good planne... [Read More]
 
What's on TV This Week: 'Mulaney' Debuts and New Episodes Aplenty
by Stephanie Simon Anna Faris and Allison Janney kick start the week with the season two premiere of Mom tonight on CBS. The week is packed with new episodes from favorites like Key and Peele, Modern Family, The Mindy Project, and so many more.  Gabriel Iglesias Present... [Read More]
 
Tracy Morgan At Fault For Car Accident? Wal-Mart Says Comedian Is To Blame For Crash Injuries After Not Wearing Seat Belt
Was Tracy Morgan partly at fault in the accident that nearly killed him? Wal-Mart claims the comedian is to blame for his injuries because he was not wearing a seat belt. “By failing to exercise ordinary care in making use of available seat belts, upon information and belief, plaintiffs a... [Read More]
 
Here's the Trailer for Chelsea Handler's Netflix Standup Special
by Megh Wright Chelsea Handler's Netflix talk show doesn't premiere on the streaming network until 2016, but in the meantime you can check out her latest standup special Uganda Be Kidding Me Live, which premieres on Netflix October 10th. If you're offended by jokes at the expense of Alaskans, Uganda... [Read More]
 
Kate Berlant, Beth Stelling and more headline the 2014 All Jane No Dick comedy festival
This fall, the All Jane No Dick comedy festival comes back to Portland for its third year. This all female-comedian festival sets out to “celebrate the unique voices of women in comedy, providing inspiration and increasing visibility for the top performers of today and tomorrow.” The fes... [Read More]
 
The Passion of Kathy Griffin
by Robert Balkovich There are few people working in standup that are more divisive than Kathy Griffin. It doesn’t stem from controversial remarks, like many other comedians in her peer group, so much as taste. People who love her think that she is tremendous. People who don’t like her th... [Read More]