This Week in Comedy: 'SNL' Adds a New Announcer and Featured Player
by Stephanie Simon -SNL hired Darrell Hammond as its new announcer and new featured player Pete Davidson. -SNL’s October 11thhost is Bill Hader, and Jim Carrey will reportedly host an episode this year to promote Dumb and Dumber To. -On the Daily Show Jon Stewart... [Read More]
 
Arrested Development contest winner Allie Goertz sets sights on Tenacious D with a song about Festival Supreme (Video)
Allie Goertz caught our attention with her unique brand of comedy-inspired singer/songwriter music in 2011, when she released the song “Comedians” on YouTube. Since that time Goertz has gained a significant following online, taking part in the National Lampoon Twitter Awards and winning ... [Read More]
 
Randy Liedtke on Late Night with Seth Meyers, “There’s more effective ways to use Yelp than write a bad review”
Randy Liedtke has a lot of great ideas about how to improv Yelp.com and make it a better experience for people. That might include photos of foods he made at home. Oh yeah there are some business ventures and girlfriend mocking. All in a day’s work for a comedian. Randy Liedtke on Late Night w... [Read More]
 
Jon Stewart gives Michael Che the proper send off as he departs “The Daily Show”
Last night was Michael Che’s last appearance as a correspondent on The Daily Show. After being on the show for just 3 months, Che was hired as the new co-anchor of Weekend Update at Saturday Night Live. The segment, which started in a similar manner to how Jon Stewart and co. sent off John Oli... [Read More]
 
W. Kamau Bell Announces New Standup Tour 'Oh, Everything!'
by Megh Wright Comedian and former host of Totally Biased W. Kamau Bell is going on tour. Titled Oh, Everything!, the tour kicks off this November and runs through the end of January 2015 with over 30 stops in Los Angeles, Kansas City, Austin, Cincinnati, D.C., Portland, New York, and more. Presale ... [Read More]
 
Carving Your Own Path: A conversation with Sara Schaefer
There’s no one right way to carve out a career in comedy. Going off the beaten path can be risky, but it also has the potential to be the most rewarding. Comedian Sara Schaefer has made a name for herself doing things her way. We talked to Schaefer about her recent move to Los Angeles, [&helli... [Read More]
 
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: 'Pauly Shore's Interested' Gets Serious
by Stephanie Simon 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... [Read More]
 
Check Out Old Clips of Louis C.K., Mitch Hedberg, Chris Rock, and More on the Just For Laughs YouTube Channel
by Megh Wright If you're a fan of watching old clips of standups honing their craft live onstage, the new Just For Laughs YouTube channel is for you. The Montreal comedy festival recently teamed up with Maker Studios to launch the channel this afternoon, which so far features standup clips from Bill... [Read More]
 
Chris Gethard Wants to Do Standup in Your House This November
by Megh Wright Comedian Chris Gethard is experimenting with a new way to develop his material that might involve him performing at your house if you're up for it. In a new post on his website, Gethard has reached out to fans who live within four hours of his home base of New York City to try to get ... [Read More]
 
Getting Weird in Toronto with Tim Gilbert
by Avery Edison Tim Gilbert has been a fixture on Toronto’s alternative comedy scene for almost a decade, and is one of the most consistently funny comedians in the city. He’s a member of Laugh Sabbath, a group that boasts alumni like Nathan Fielder. Tim released his first album, Please ... [Read More]