Pryor, Rickles, and Mason: Doing Comedy as the Daughters of Legends
by Philip Stamato My father is an electrocardio physiologist. I did not follow in his footsteps, and nobody has ever come up to me after a show and said, "You were good, but I really love what your father has done for electrocardio physiology." But what if my father were, say, Richard Pryo... [Read More]
Here Are the Comedians Getting Comedy Central 'Half Hour' Specials in 2015
by Megh Wright Every year, Comedy Central selects a handful of rising comedians to star in their own 30-minute standup specials for The Half Hour, and the network just gave us an exclusive look at the 14 comics chosen for The Half Hour's fourth season set to air sometime later this year. The special... [Read More]
Translating Travel to the Stage with Bert Kreischer
by Kaitlynn E-A Smith You may know Bert Kreischer as a famous party animal who gained notoriety in a late '90s Rolling Stone article. Now it's nearly twenty years later and this comedian has a wife and two kids, a book detailing his party lifestyle, a successful podcast and standup career. He is the... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy: 'The Last Man on Earth' Ends Season 1
by Stephanie Simon -We reviewed the somewhat uneven first season of The Last Man on Earth . -We looked into how improv helps television’s best comedy writers. –Every single episode of Seinfeld is coming to Hulu this June. -We talked to Tom Green about how he uses the internet to find his... [Read More]
Here's What the Critics Are Saying About 'Welcome to Me' Starring Kristen Wiig
by Megh Wright Kristen Wiig's latest film Welcome to Me hits theaters today, and so far the reviews are pretty mixed. Currently at 71% on Rotten Tomatoes, the film was written by first-time screenwriter Eliot Laurence and directed by Shira Piven and centers on Wiig as a woman with borderline persona... [Read More]
Finding the Balance with Nate Bargatze
by Isaac Kozell 12 years into his comedy career, Nate Bargatze has found himself at a crossroads. He's been on The Tonight Show, Conan and WTF with Marc Maron. He's performed at Bonnaroo, SXSW and the Montreal Comedy Festival. This Saturday night, his new one-hour special, Full Time Magic, premieres... [Read More]
Nate Bargatze’s special, Full Time Magic premieres this weekend, let’s watch some clips
Tomorrow night! Saturday, May 2nd at 12 midnight, Nate Bargatze’s new stand-up special, Full Time Magic premieres on Comedy Central. We’re here to tell you that it is a can’t miss special. Why? Because it might just be one of our favorite specials of the year. Nate has already made... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Zach Woods and Marc Maron Chat on 'WTF'
by Megh Wright 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... [Read More]
Diving Into Late Night Head-First with Saurin Choksi
by Isaac Kozell As a kid growing up in Texas, Saurin Choksi always loved comedy. After graduating college and moving to Detroit to take a job working for Ford, Choksi decided to do something about that love: he started taking classes at Second City. He worked his way up the improv school's chain bef... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle Booed During Detroit Show! ‘Drunk’ Performance Video Has Fans Demanding Refund, But Was The Heckling Crowd Too Harsh?
Did Dave Chappelle deserve to be booed during his stand-up show in Detroit? New video shows the comedian facing an angry crowd after he appeared drunk and slurred his words during a Detroit stop on his comeback tour. Chappelle played two shows in Detroit’s Fillmore Theater last Thursday, and r... [Read More]