October 10, 2019

Comedy Central and HBO Launch Mental Health Awareness Initiatives

Today is World Mental Health Day and comedy is getting involved. Comedy Central, specifically. With the help of Yamaneika Saunders, Jeff Ross and Matteo Lane, the […]
October 5, 2019

HBO Comedy Bringing Daniel Sloss: X to American TV Audience

HBO comedy is back!  The platform that first brought mass market appeal and status to the comedy stand up special has been killing it with an […]
September 21, 2019

To Those 6 Headliners Who Took Shots at Shane Gillis, Here’s Why People Are Mad at You

What started as a short tweet responding to a Tim Dillon tweet this morning grew into a 5/6 part tweet which is still too short to […]
September 13, 2019

Rapid Attack on New SNL Player Shane Gillis Has Made It Clear That We’ve Lost Our Minds

Today at about 1pm, Saturday Night Live released the news that they were adding three new featured players to their roster for the new season: Shane […]
September 10, 2019

Bill Burr Wants to Remind You, His Words Have No Power and Comedy Doesn’t Matter in His New Special, Paper Tiger. So It’s Okay to Laugh.

Bill Burr Tells Us That Comedy is the Paper Tiger Bill Burr is widely considered by comedy fans and comedians to be one of the best […]
August 27, 2019

Dave Chappelle Says All the Wrong Things in His New Special, “Sticks & Stones”

Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special, Sticks and Stones just dropped on Netflix and it’s provocative as a motherfucker. The hour is overshadowing almost everything else in comedy […]
August 21, 2019

When Documentaries Attack: Steve Byrne Tells the Story Behind the Story About the Clash Between Two Amazing Johnathan Documentaries

Director Steve Byrne Tells the Story Behind the Story About the Clash Between Two Amazing Johnathan Documentaries This story originally was posted on July 1, 2019 […]
August 5, 2019

Remembering David Kimowitz (updated)

While the country and the world mourn major losses to senseless violence this weekend in Texas and Ohio, New York City comedy is crushed this week […]
July 23, 2019

That Time Marina Franklin Opened for Tracy Morgan Wearing Ketchup Stained Jekyll & Hyde Explorer Pants

Chicago native New York comedian Marina Franklin has a hot new special out today, available via all on demand and digital purchase outlets and we are […]
May 12, 2019

Comedy Bits: This Week in Comedy News TV Swings a Massive Axe, Cancels, Renews, and News Announced, Plus We Cover the Connecticut Comedy Festival, Louis C.K. Posts Legal Notices, New Albums from Christine Meehan Berg and Erin Foley and More

This was a busy week in comedy news, particularly in the television cancelation arena, but I’ll get to that in a bit. Earlier this week we […]
May 8, 2019

Nick Di Paolo Promised Controversy With His New Special…and Delivered, But What the Hell Are We Talking About?

Ooops Nick did it again. Nick Di Paolo has been promoting his new special and fucked himself into some great publicity. Filmed in Cohoes New York, […]
May 4, 2019

Comedy Bits: This Week in Comedy News Tribeca Reunites Spinal Tap and Say Anything, Hannah Gadsby Talks, David Cross in Theaters, Chris Kattan Blames SNL, and Anthony Jeselnik’s Latest

Missed a week of collected comedy tidbits because team interrobang was too busy enjoying Austin to pay attention to the rest of the world but everything’s […]
April 23, 2019

Austin Eats! Going to Austin for Moontower? We Break Down All the Local Places You Need to Know About

We are back in Austin for Moontower this year, and excited to get back to our old favorite places and try some new ones. For god […]
April 22, 2019

Loyiso Gola Brings the Sharp Insight of a Keen Observer to NY, Moontower and the US

Two-time Emmy nominated South African comedian, Loyiso Gola, just finished a hit run of his show, Loyiso Gola: Unlearning, at New York City’s SoHo Playhouse- he […]
April 19, 2019

The 12 Shows You Absolutely Cannot Miss at Moontower This Year (and why you should be unwilling to miss this festival)!

MOONTOWER COMEDY FESTIVAL returns this week for their EIGHT ANNUAL and they have absolutely outdone themselves this year and right up until we hit the send […]
January 24, 2019

Colin Quinn’s Red State Blue State Opens Officially on Minetta Lane (REVIEW)

Colin Quinn Shames Everyone in Red State Blue State Its not big surprise to say that Red State Blue State is a brilliant show- the kind […]
January 23, 2019

Kevin Barnett, 32, Dies While on Vacation in Mexico; Comedians Pay Respects

Update:  Mexican authorities have released a statement regarding the cause of Kevin Barnett’s death. They are listing his COD as “Non Traumatic Hemorrhage caused by pancreatitis.”  […]
December 17, 2018

Brian Regan Finally Has His Own TV Show; Here’s How Jerry Seinfeld Helped Make It Happen

Brian Regan is definitely in the running on any list of America’s favorite stand up comedian. His fanbase is gigantic, he’s beloved by millions, and he […]
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 […]