May 19, 2018

After Being Drunk For Thirty Years Doug Stanhope and His Friends Are Filling in the Grey Areas and the Gaps in His New Audio Version of “This is Not Fame”

Doug Stanhope’s newest memoir “This is Not Fame” won our coveted “Best Book by a Comedian” award this year, and this week Stanhope released an audio […]
April 19, 2018

No Topic Is Off Limits for Scott Thompson’s Buddy Cole

Scott Thompson: “The idea that there are certain topics that can’t be addressed by humor is a terrible notion, and I reject it.” In 1989, The […]
March 17, 2018

What Makes Joe List Nervous About His New Netflix Special? Everything.

Shooting 30 minutes of stand-up in front of a live Los Angeles audience was the easy part. For Joe List, the hard part is the anxiety […]
March 9, 2018

Crowdfunded and Back on the Beat: Super Troopers 2 Takes Canada

An interview with Broken Lizard’s Steve Lemme Sixteen years after the release of Super Troopers, the Broken Lizard gang is back on patrol with the release […]
March 6, 2018

Gad Elmaleh Achieves his “American Dream” with Netflix Special

“I think English stand-up was my mistress. French comedy is my wife, and my mother would be my home country of Morocco, where I was born.” […]
August 1, 2017

Maz Jobrani: Comfortable in His Own Skin and Eviscerating the Hypocrisy of Trump

In late 2016, Maz Jobrani had a distinct vision for his upcoming Netflix special. But following the election of Donald Trump as President of the United […]
July 2, 2017

Man on Fire: Chris D’Elia’s Most Personal, Funniest Performance to Date

“Man on Fire” is D’Elia’s most personal, funniest performance to date. It’s currently streaming on Netflix. Chris D’Elia stepped outside his comfort zone for this new […]
June 22, 2017

Review: G.L.O.W. with Marc Maron is a True Title Contender

In 1986, a bold, bizarre, and provocative television show hit the television airwaves. Rarely has the name of a television show so summarily encapsulated the plot […]
May 17, 2017

New Trailer for GLOW Starring Alison Brie and Marc Maron Looks Like Fun

The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are back, at least in the form of a new Netflix comedy series which debuts June 23. GLOW, starring Alison Brie […]
April 28, 2017

Vir Das Offers Perspective and Punchlines with “Abroad Understanding”

Dan Murphy is a writer living in New York state. His new book “Sisterhood of the Squared Circle: The History and Rise of Women’s Wrestling” is […]
March 24, 2017

Jim Norton Eats A Mouthful of Shame on Netflix: ‘Say It Again You Ugly Slug!’

It takes a special kind of man to ask Robert De Niro to spank his bare ass. It takes Jim Norton to convince De Niro do it.
February 28, 2017

The Last Laugh Doc Explores the Darkest Side of Comedy; Watch an Exclusive Outtake

“We were all miserable, but without humor I don’t think we would have survived.” Renee Firestone was 20 years old when she was deported from her […]
January 16, 2017

Comedy & Catharsis: Neal Brennan’s 3 Mics Debuts on Jan. 17 on Netflix

If you’re the kind of person who likes your stand-up delivered with a hearty side of pathos, Neal Brennan has the special for you.  Brennan, the […]
January 14, 2017

Comedian Josh Denny Wants to Show You America’s Biggest Bagels, Burgers and Pizza.

A passion for food has been a staple of Josh Denny’s stand-up act since he broke into comedy 10 years ago. Now, the Philadelphia native is […]
December 10, 2016

Sketch Comedy Acts to Converge on Chi-Town for 16th Annual Festival

Before the New Year’s Eve hangover fades, more than 1,000 sketch comedy performers will make their way to The Windy City for the 16th annual Chicago […]
November 25, 2016

Jim Florentine Goes From Metal Head to Mr. Mom

Jim Florentine Reflects on Dark Moments, and Turning Them Into Comedy Lynyrd Skynyrd extolled the virtues of being a being a simple kind of man, and […]
October 12, 2016

Vine Star, Comedian Jason Nash Looks to Go Super Mega Viral With New Movie, FML

Jason Nash has built a massive online following for his Vine videos. Now he’s hoping that the power of social media can help his new movie […]
October 3, 2016

Ryan Donahue’s About to Make His Late Night Debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Ryan Donahue started his stand-up career in a small Boston club in November 2012. On Tuesday, he makes his late night television debut on Jimmy Kimmel […]
September 3, 2016

Meet the Guys Behind Comedy Central’s New Badass Animated Basketball Series

  “We’ll offend everybody, we don’t give a fuck. But we try to make sure we offend equally.” Jamal, Grover, and Milk may be stuck riding […]
August 25, 2016

Rating Stand Up Comedy On Late Night: Who Loves Stand Up…and Who Doesn’t

The Stand-Ups on Late Night Television: A Mid-Year Review and Report Card The days when a five-minute appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson could […]
August 16, 2016

Meet Gary Kordan, the Designer Behind Kevin Hart, Key & Peele, and Patton Oswalt

You’ve seen Gary Kordan’s art on television, though you probably never noticed it. And that, in Kordan’s eyes, means a job well done.
July 7, 2016

Massive Interactive South Park Exhibition Announced for Comic-Con

In celebration of its upcoming 20th season, the makers of South Park are planning the ultimate interactive fan experience to take place at Comic-Con in San […]
July 6, 2016

SNL’s Rachel Dratch Plays MIT Scientist-Author in New NYC Play

Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch is putting aside her signature Debbie Downer grimace and taking a turn playing an award-winning MIT scientist in the play […]
June 9, 2016

Nikki Glaser: A Freak on the Stage and a Lady in the Streets

Nikki Glaser Takes on All Comers, Panty Sniffers, and Dick Dioramas Nikki Glaser has no qualms about arranging strangers’ penises in themed dioramas (look, Dick is […]
May 25, 2016

Cleveland Is Exploding With Great Comics Breaking Out: Is Mike Polk Jr Next?

You may not recognize the name Mike Polk Jr., but if you’re aware of a little site called YouTube, you might be familiar with some of […]
May 12, 2016

Maz Jobrani: New Movie is an “Homage to Peter Sellers Pink Panther”

“Try to fit in and try to act a little less – what’s the word I’m looking for – terroristy. You dig?”
May 7, 2016

Vimeo Special Captures the True Spirit of Garfunkel and Oates: An Interview with Kate Micucci

Garfunkel and Oates figured out the perfect way to raise money to fund their first hour-long comedy special: They held a benefit show … then released that benefit show as their hour-long comedy special.