December 7, 2018

Kevin Hart Scandal Races Through Six Phases in Less Than 30 Hours: Anatomy of a Scandal in 2018 (UPDATED)

Kevin Hart got called out today because of some ancient tweets (in the lifespan of Twitter, eight years ago is pretty ancient) that used some shitty […]
December 5, 2018

Nimesh Patel Kicked Off College Stage, Because He’s Not Woke Enough?

Comedian Nimesh Patel got booted off stage during a performance at Columbia University event this past weekend.  According to reports in the Columbia Spectator, Patel’s set was […]
December 4, 2018

The Louis C.K. Debate Just Took on Another Dimension (Updated)

Louis C.K. took the stage at the Cellar Sunday night and had a heckler. The heckler, by her own report, was asked to leave the club. […]
November 26, 2018

Behind the Headlines at The Comedy Cellar’s New Comedy Central Stand Up Show: “This Week at the Comedy Cellar”

When I call him to talk about the new series, This Week at the Comedy Cellar, Ray Ellin (who is known to many as Aruba Ray) […]
November 11, 2018

Should SNL Have Apologized to Dan Crenshaw?

This week on SNL, the show, via Pete Davidson in a Weekend Update segment apologized to veteran and Navy Seal Dan Crenshaw for a now infamous […]
November 10, 2018

In Sally4Ever Julia Davis Brings to HBO a Brilliant Dark and Dirty Comedy for Grown Ups

  Fans of HBO’s hard-hitting dark comedies have an exciting surprise coming this Sunday at 10:30pm E/P. The premiere of a new series from one of […]
September 25, 2018

Netflix CEO Stands Behind Tom Segura and the Integrity of Comedy in R-Word Controversy

“To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.” — Frederick Douglass. Score […]
September 22, 2018

Finding Gilda Radner: How One Woman Went From an Actress to a Feature Filmmaker Who Would Open the Tribeca Film Fest After Being Inspired by Gilda

This weekend, “Love, Gilda” the documentary about comedy legend Gilda Radner is in theaters that opened this year’s Tribeca Film Fest is in theaters. I spoke […]
September 21, 2018

Tom Papa’s Food Network Show Delivers the Message You’ve Been Waiting to Hear: Bread is Not Only Good, It’s Great!

Tom Papa‘s new food network show, Baked, is not about getting high, but it will make you very very hungry. Tom is the new king of […]
September 18, 2018

Your Comedy Fan Recap to the 2018 Emmy Awards Show on NBC

This year’s Emmy Awards was all comedy in structure, but very little comedy in substance. It as an SNL-Centric Emmy. The show opened with comedy and […]
September 14, 2018

Norm Macdonald Can’t Believe Comedians Have Gone Against Louis C.K.’s Decision to Perform; Holds His Ground: The Audience Should Decide (video)

Norm Macdonald Appears on Unmasked Show with Ron Bennington One Day After Internet Exploded Critizing His Position on Louis C.K. Norm Was Surprised Comedians Have Come […]
September 11, 2018

Tonight Show Bans Norm Macdonald After He Comments on MeToo. Is This Really What We Want? (Updated)

Update: On SiriusXM’s Howard Stern Show on Wednesday morning Norm clarified that when Jimmy Fallon told him that he was welcome back anytime, but that it […]
September 6, 2018

Amy Schumer Presents Sam Morril’s First Hour Special! It’s Gorgeous, Hilarious, and We Have the First Look at the Trailer

Sam Morril is a ridiculously talented young comic, and next Friday September 14 his first hour special debuts on Comedy Central. It’s an “Amy Schumer Presents” […]
September 1, 2018

New York Comedy Club Makes Some Very Cool History in New York City: We Talked With Its Owners About the Big Move

Positively Fourth Street: New York Comedy Club Opens Its Second New York Location in the East Village It feels like yesterday when we first met Emilio […]
August 30, 2018

Louis C.K. Sudden Return to Stand Up Comedy Has NY Clubs Reeling

The Question That Has Everyone in an Uproar: What Should We Do About Louis C.K.? Louis C.K. returned to the stage this week, and he’s thrown […]
August 27, 2018

Bert Kreischer Keeps No Secrets in His New Netflix Special, “Secret Time”. Everyone’s Getting Outted

No One is Safe in Bert Kreischer’s New Netflix Special, Not Even Bert’s Kids! Bert Kreischer Tells Us How He Prepared His Family for His Latest: […]
August 23, 2018

Gatekeepers of Comedy Tackle the Biggest Challenges Facing Comedy Today at Just for Laughs…and Answer the Louis C.K. Question

This year at Just for Laughs we got together with five comedy giants who most comedy fans have never heard of, but these five men and […]
August 13, 2018

Dear Governor Cuomo, Congratulations on Your Decision to Support the National Comedy Center, It’s a Home Run

I’ve been enthusiastically championing the arrival of the National Comedy Center for about a year now. I first approached the center with a heaping dose of […]
August 9, 2018

Saturday Night Live Originals Dan Aykroyd, Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel Light Up the Opening of the National Comedy Center

Saturday Night Live Originals Dan Aykroyd, Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel on Stage Together for the First Time in Decades. The original cast and crew of […]
August 7, 2018

Kelly Carlin, George Shapiro, Lewis Black, W. Kamau Bell, Lucie Arnaz and More Toast The Grand Opening of National Comedy Center This Week in Jamestown

  Sentimental Opening Celebration Kicks Off National Comedy Center Events in Jamestown W. Kamau Bell Declares “This is Where the First Amendment Lives” Speakers Praise New, […]
August 4, 2018

Why Did Lenny Bruce Wear A Trenchcoat and More Answers Revealed at the National Comedy Center Grand Opening

Kitty Bruce Explains Why Lenny Bruce Wore a Trenchcoat, and The Motivation Behind His Comedy at National Comedy Center Grand Opening Thursday afternoon in Jamestown New […]
July 31, 2018

National Comedy Center’s LucyFest Adds Even More Events: Here’s Your Guide to Enjoying The Grand Opening

It’s been a year since we started writing about the National Comedy Center, and now we’re only one day away from the Grand Opening of the […]
July 29, 2018

Andy Kindler Skewers Chris Hardwick, Louis C.K., Netflix, Jeremy Piven, Ricky Gervais and Trump in His Best “State of the Industry” Yet

  2018 has been terrible year for humanity, but a great year for Andy Kindler’s annual “State of Comedy” speech at Just for Laughs in Montreal, […]
July 17, 2018

Writer Calls Comedian Kurt Metzger Pro Rape; Sparks Outrage

Comedian Kurt Metzger Called “Pro-Rape” by Daily Beast Writer Prompting Fans and Friends to Defend Him On Monday, a writer for the Daily Beast sparked intense […]
July 12, 2018

Gina Yashere, Brave in a Time of Timid Comedy

“If all we have to fear is fear itself, why be afraid?” That’s the center thought anchoring a brand new festival hitting the city of Toronto […]
June 26, 2018

W. Kamau Bell Tackles Trump, the Red Hen, Permit Patty and People Getting Fired for the N-Word

Comedian, author, podcaster, talk show host, radio show host and author W. Kamau Bell may have a lot of titles and gigs to go with them, […]
June 21, 2018

Tom Papa Loves Hearing Voices, and Writing About Them

Tom Papa is not only a great comedian, he’s also a consummate writer and proud of it.  When I sat down to talk with him in […]