Daniel Sloss and the Art of Telling Critics to Piss Off
by Elise Czajkowski At only 23, Daniel Sloss has become one of the biggest draws at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Scottish comic played to packed houses during his fun in a 400-seat lecture hall in Edinburgh, and he's about to take his show "Really?!" on tour throughout the UK. He's also g... [Read More]
What's on TV This Week: The Emmys and the Finale of 'Chelsea Lately'
by Stephanie Simon Tonight, Seth Meyers hosts the Primetime Emmy Awards from LA. Emmys will be given to Outstanding Comedy Series, the Best Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series along with Outstanding Writing and Directing for a comedy series, amongst many others. Also this week C... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy: The 'Simpsons' Marathon Begins
by Stephanie Simon -The Simpsons marathon kicked off this week on FXX and we had the full schedule. -We looked at why The Richard Pryor Special deserves a prominent placement in Pryor’s repertoire of greatness. -The iconic voice of SNL Don Pardo died at 96. -Alex Honnet and Caitlin Stepha... [Read More]
[Sponsored] Check out Comedy Dynamics on Hulu
Sponsored Post: You can go to hundreds or even thousands of places to find a comedian with a Jack Nicholson impersonation. But how many places can you go to find a comedian with a routine about actually crop-dusting Nicholson? One. That'd be Hulu.com, and specifically the Comedy Dynamics page. Comed... [Read More]
Hampton Yount on Conan, “It sounds like you defeated a broken woman”
Hampton Yount is having a great summer. He was invited to Montreal’s Just For Laughs as one of their “New Faces of Comedy,” he just recorded his second album, and appeared as the guest comic on last night’s Conan. Yount used his set to point out the ridiculously coy way news ... [Read More]
What's on TV This Week: The 'Simpsons' Marathon Begins, 'Nathan for You' Ends
by Stephanie Simon The Simpsons 12-day marathon begins this week on FXX — starting Thursday FXX will air all 25 seasons in chronological order to celebrate its purchase of the series syndication rights. Also this week is a new Drunk History and the season finale of Nathan for You. In the world... [Read More]
Jerrod Carmichael's HBO Special 'Love at The Store' Premieres on October 4th
by Megh Wright Back in April it was announced that Jerrod Carmichael was getting his very first standup special on HBO directed by Spike Lee, and today the network dropped the first teaser and October 4 premiere date for it, called Love at the Store. In addition to the HBO special, Carmichael is als... [Read More]
Talking About the End of Chicago's Upstairs Gallery
by Griffin Wenzler The Upstairs Gallery started in September of 2010 as a small performance space in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. It is now one of the city’s best known comedy theaters. After four years of putting up some of the most exciting and experimental theater in Chicago,... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy: Losing a Legend
by Stephanie Simon -The world tragically lost a comedy legend in Robin Williams. -Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, and Seth Meyers paid tribute to Robin Williams. -Sam Haft shared a personal story about trying to know Robin Williams. -We unearthed three sketches of Robin Williams on SCTV in 1982. ... [Read More]
Cameron Esposito on Conan, “I am a Thundercat”
Comedian, lesbian, ally and advocate for straight people, Cameron Esposito was the guest comic on Conan last night. Before she got started, Esposito pointed about the elephant in the room, “As you can tell from my haircut, I am a Thundercat.” Along with her signature side mullet, Esposit... [Read More]