Lil Rel Howery Loves to Win
Comedian Lil Rel Howery has his first hour special premiering on Comedy Central, executive produced by none other than Kevin Hart. He plays the brother of his real-life friend Jerrod Carmichael in NBCs new The Carmichael Show and acts/writes/executive produces the weekly sketch comedy show Friends o... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Jason Mantzoukas Visits ‘Crybabies’
The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of... [Read More]
UP in smoke: Rooftop fire at Piper’s Alley complex in Chicago home to The Second City
When there's smoke, there's often fire. And when that fire happens in the Piper's Alley complex in Old Town Chicago that's home to The Second City, all's well that ends well with a joke or two on social media. But even as Chicago firefighters arrived on the scene at 1612 N. Wells to put out [&hellip... [Read More]
Paul F. Tompkins Says Season 4 of ‘No, You Shut Up!’ Premieres This Fall
Another season of Paul F. Tompkins’s Fusion show No, You Shut Up! is in the works. Tompkins revealed the news near the end of this week’s episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend (starts around the 01:46:04 mark): And I’m very pleased to say, even though it has not been anno... [Read More]
Let Howard Kremer Teach You How to Really Have a Summah
Comedian Howard Kremer does a little bit of it all. He’s appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Comedy Bang Bang, he co-host the Who Charted? podcast on Earwolf, raps under the name Dragon Boy Suede, has had his own half-hour Comedy Central special, and has written for several television shows. His... [Read More]
Marina Franklin on Conan, “Some of the men will never laugh at this”
Marina Franklin was the guest comedian on Conan last night. What did we learn from her? She tends to get into shape before a breakup, she’s often wondering the population percentages where she goes, interracial relationships have an education process, and people will let her know if she’... [Read More]
Hampton Yount Gets It Together
In case you missed it, Hampton Yount’s Comedy Central Half Hour debuted this past Saturday night. It was an energetic performance, freewheeling at times and razor sharp at others. That’s the beauty of the Half Hour. To hear the comedians tell it, Comedy Central gives plenty of leeway in ... [Read More]
Getting Comfortable with Liza Treyger
Last week was a big one for New York-by-way-of-Chicago comedian Liza Treyger. Relatively young in standup years, Treyger has been climbing the ranks quickly, racking up appearances on Chelsea Lately, Adam Devine’s House Party, and MTV2’s Joking Off, as well as creating buzz in the comedy... [Read More]
Tig Notaro: “Boyish Girl Interrupted” (HBO)
If you've followed any comedy at all over the past few years, then you undoubtedly know or have heard about Tig Notaro and what these years have been like for her. There's a documentary about that (on Netflix) and you could see her reference it amid jokes and a unique road trip tour with Jon Do... [Read More]
Sam Morril on Conan, “I saw a dad in a coffee shop quizzing his kid on dinosaurs”
Almost a year after his last appearance on the show, Sam Morril swung by Conan for a tight 5, and tight it was. Morril’s jokes about everything from crystal meth, dinosaurs, basketball, relationships and how a broken phone can help end one. It’s all finely honed material. Morril is a bea... [Read More]