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 […]
June 12, 2018

The Stand Comedy Club Goes Out With a Very Loud Bang #TheLastStand

Last night The Stand Comedy Club said goodbye to their Third Street location with a blow out six plus hour show featuring over 40 comedians a very dedicated […]
May 23, 2018

The Incomparable Reggie Watts Does It Again: The Comedy and Tech Pioneer is Airing the First Ever Live Streamed Improvised Sitcom Thursday Night

Reggie Watts has long been known for pushing boundaries, combining creativity and comedy, and blending his ideas with technology that others in the business aren’t even […]
May 17, 2018

Creating Carbonaro Effects: How Michael Carbonaro and His Writers Room Make Magic Happen Every Week

It’s been three years since I first talked with truTV’s Michael Carbonaro, who stars in a big truTV series that involves pranking. No, he’s not the […]
May 6, 2018

Disingenuous Dave Letterman Still Doesn’t Get It

Nine years ago, in 2009, Nell Scovell wrote an excoriating takedown of the lack of women writers in late night, particularly on the shows helmed by David Letterman. This week on his Netflix series, David Letterman finally responded to the controversy saying, he feels bad about it.
April 27, 2018

The Most Memorable Moments of Moontower Comedy Festival 2018

Moontower outdid itself again! This year, the 7th annual Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin Texas promised a tremendous four day comedy festival, and even with high […]
April 19, 2018

KLBJ’s Dudley & Bob + Matt Jumpstart Moontower With a Killer Show, Two Rons and a Big Surprise

Moontower 2018 is officially underway. The starting gun for the four day run of outstanding comedy was a night of gigantic laughs with a live show […]
April 13, 2018

Seth Rogen Explains Why His Netflix Alzheimer’s Fundraiser is the Dirtiest Charity Event You’ve Ever Seen

Hilarity for Charity is currently streaming on Netflix and stars Seth Rogen, Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Wolf, John Mulaney, James Corden, The Muppets, Post Malone, Nick […]
April 11, 2018

Original SNL Castmembers Will Headline National Comedy Center Opening, Plus Schumer, Tomlin, Drescher and More

The National Comedy Center opens its doors during the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in August and comedy fans can expect to see some legends on […]
April 10, 2018

Nell Scovell Broke the Glass Ceiling. Why Are So Few Women Writers Getting to Follow?

Nell Scovell’s New Memoir Shines a Much Needed Light on Some Dark Places in Televisions Writers Rooms Nell Scovell’s new memoir, “Just the Funny Parts” has […]
April 2, 2018

National Comedy Center Will Open Its Doors Aug 1; Schumer Seeking Congressional Designation

The National Comedy Center, the first non-profit cultural institution and national-scale visitor experience dedicated to the art of comedy, announces its opening August 1-5, 2018, coinciding […]
March 2, 2018

Jeff Ross Talks Season Two’s Roast Battle Finale From the Set of HBO’s Crashing

In Season Two, HBO’s Crashing has moved way past Pete Holmes’ failed marriage and open mic appearances. Throughout this season we’ve watched Pete make his way […]
March 1, 2018

Barry Crimmins, a Brilliant Satirist Who Changed Comedy, Has Died

Heartbreaking news today.  Barry Crimmins passed away at the age of 64. A tremendous comedian and political satirist, a true humanitarian and advocate, a fighter in […]
February 7, 2018

Dylan Moran’s Grumbling Mustard Tour Continues in March Across Western US

“Grumbling Mustard is required viewing for serious comedy fans. Whether he’s covering the big political issues facing humanity, or the minutia of everyday life, Dylan is […]
January 12, 2018

On The Set of Crashing With Pete Holmes

Everyone is excited for the return of Crashing, the semi-autobiographical series about Pete Holmes, his untimely divorce, and getting his start in New York City’s stand […]
December 17, 2017

What Happened on Saturday Night Live This Week: Kevin Hart Upsets the Internet with Sexist Jokes, ScarJo and the Foo Fighters Spread Hollywood Cheer

This week, Kevin Hart hosted the mid-season finale of Saturday Night Live, and here’s what you missed. The last show of the year is usually a […]
December 15, 2017

The Clubs Speak! The Best Stand Up Comedy Moments of 2017! (As Decided by the Country’s Best Club Owners, Bookers and Producers)

The Best Comedy Clubs and Producers in the Country Share Their Best In Comedy 2017 It’s our fourth annual look at the greatest comedy moments all […]
December 15, 2017

The Downside of The Discount: Six Reasons Free Admission is Harmful to Comedy

Mark Lonow and JoAnne Astrow are performers, actors and comedians, and producers, they are partners in the World Famous Improv Comedy Clubs and they’re married. They’ve both […]
December 13, 2017

Edi Patterson and Georgia King Talk Shades of Gray In 2017’s Darkest Comedy: Vice Principals

Vice Principals shot right to the top of our favorite viewing list when it debuted last year, and stayed right at the top through the second […]
December 4, 2017

Ben Bailey Addresses Rumors About Cash Cab as the Show Returns After Five Years

After five years Cash Cab is back, and Ben Bailey is behind the wheel. The six-time Daytime Emmy Award winning series returns to The Discovery Channel […]
November 28, 2017

Brian Regan Honors His Dad in His New Netflix Special

Every comedian in the business knows that Brian Regan is one of stand up comedy’s greatest artists. He makes the art form seem effortless and consistently […]
November 12, 2017

New York’s Funniest Shows Off Another Round of Great Young Talent This at Carolines

This Saturday, November 11, Carolines on Broadway once again played host to one of the best young comedian showcases in the country.  The show is held […]
November 9, 2017

Brian Regan Fans Get Excited: He’s on Television! (And He’s Great!)

Brian Regan is one of stand up comedy’s all time greats. Ask any comedian, they’ll put him in their list of the best comics performing today. […]
November 8, 2017

LA’s Midnight Snack Descends on New York Comedy Club with Pure Mayhem to Put a Cap on the First Day of the New York Comedy Festival

Last night the New York Comedy Festival kicked off all over New York City with shows in every imaginable type of venue from comedy clubs to […]
November 8, 2017

Writers of Conan Performed at Trendy Downtown Hotel to Kick Off NYCF

Ian Schlager’s downtown Public Hotel on Chrystie Street is crawling With comedy all week, serving as the hub for TBS’s presence at the New York Comedy […]