January 31, 2017

Bill Burr Explains Why Trump Won’t Build a Wall, and Talks About Special #5

Fans of comedy don’t need much persuading to watch a new Bill Burr special. Burr is at the top of his game right now, undoubtedly one […]
December 28, 2016

The Comedy Special That Just Made Seeso a Major Player Comes Out This Week

Just last week we posted a list of innovators changing the game in comedy, and just a few days ago we posted the ten best comedy […]
December 22, 2016

Nick Thune’s Epic 25 Minute Dog-Eats-Weed Story That Opens His New Special Has a Tragic Backstory

Comedian and actor Nick Thune has appeared on The Tonight Show 10 times, Conan 2 times, and Late Night 1 time. He performs comedy to sold […]
December 14, 2016

The Hippest and Hottest Holiday Party in Town Coming to IFC

Earlier this month, Joe’s Pub in New York City hosted the hippest holiday party in town. The legendary club was packed to the limits as lucky […]
December 7, 2016

Tom Papa’s Human Mule: Optimistic, Positive, With an Undercurrent That Things Are Wrong

Tom Papa has more than 20 years behind him in his career as a stand up comedian, and his experience, confidence, and skills are very visible […]
November 29, 2016

T.J. Miller Asks For Help Saving A Chicago Comedy Treasure

No, it’s not Second City, they’re doing fine. But there is another Chicago institution that is in trouble and needs your help– the Lincoln Lodge. The Lincoln […]
November 29, 2016

What Lorne Michaels Can Learn From Michael Che’s New Hour Special

Lorne Michaels has probably watched and enjoyed Michael Che’s debut hour special. After all, he hired Che, put his faith in him to carry half of […]
November 28, 2016

Kathleen Madigan Has a Killer New Hour Special, With Zero Trump or Kardashian Jokes

Kathleen Madigan is one of the funniest people on the planet, without any qualification.  She can write her ass off, her delivery is one of the […]
November 5, 2016

How the Essential Comedy of Barry Crimmins Made Its Way to Lawrence Kansas

Barry Crimmins just released his first hour special, Barry Crimmins: Whatever Threatens You, and its well worth the wait. The special is excellent, surely one of the […]
October 31, 2016

This Year Best Halloween Costumes Were at NYC’s Schtick or Treat

Last Thursday, New York’s next wave of great comics came out to participate in an event that has been the talk of the comedy community every […]
October 23, 2016

Joe Rogan: This Is Going To Get Really Weird

Joe Rogan has found success in so many formats– film, television, commentary for UFC and one of the most listened to and talked about podcasts in […]
October 21, 2016

Wanda Sykes: Anytime I Have to Ask Myself, is it Wrong? I Know I’m on to Something

Wanda Sykes’ brand new special, What Happened…Ms Sykes? debuts tonight on EPIX, and get ready because Sykes comes out swinging. First off all, nobody can use the […]
October 20, 2016

The Defiant Thomas Brothers Are Back and Killing it at Chicago’s 773

Talking Shop With Chicago’s Most Outrageous Comedy Duo, Seth and Paul Thomas The Defiant Thomas Brothers are bringing their no-limits comedy to Chicago’s Stage 773 every […]
October 18, 2016

Comedian Dylan Moran: America is the “Cosmic Guinea Pig of Disorientation and Discombobulation”

Award-winning Irish comedian Dylan Moran is seriously funny. The UK knows it. The world knows it. And it’s been three years since he’s toured North America, […]
October 17, 2016

Review: Chris Gethard’s Career Suicide, A Powerful Story From an Extraordinary Storyteller

It’s amazing that a show about depression can be so uplifting and so damn funny, but Gethard pulls it off. Chris Gethard: Career Suicide opened in […]
October 11, 2016

Oh Hello on Broadway: Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before

Alt comedy has finally made it to Broadway in the form of Nick Kroll and John Mulaney’s Oh Hello and it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen […]
October 5, 2016

Dane Cook Never Stole Jokes: An Insider Looks at the Most Famous Joke Theft Allegations in Modern Comedy: Dane Cook, Amy Schumer, Denis Leary and Carlos Mencia

Comedy Dynamics President Brian Volk-Weiss Talks About Joke Theft and Plagiarism Brian Volk-Weiss is the President of Comedy Dynamics, the largest independent producer and distributor of recorded […]
October 3, 2016

Sinbad Takes Over WYFD and 12 More of the Greatest JFL42 Moments You Missed if You Weren’t in Toronto

Written by Debra Kessler and Justin Heritage The Toronto JFL42 Comedy Festival just wrapped after ten pretty spectacular days. There were over 100 shows to see […]
September 16, 2016

Why So Many Comics and Fans Are Excited About JFL42, Toronto’s Just For Laughs Festival

If you think Just for Laughs is only about Montreal, think you’re missing at least half the story. We’re less than a week away from JFL42 […]
August 8, 2016

Just for Laughs New Faces Packed Major Talent in Montreal

Just for Laughs this year was so jam packed with incredible talent at every level from headliners to showcasers and an outstanding list of concept shows, […]
July 27, 2016

Canadian Comedy is Booming, Just Ask SiriusXM’s Ben Miner

Comedian and SiriusXM radio personality Ben Miner knows Canada and he knows comedy, and with the heart of Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival about to kick off, it was the perfect time to check in with Ben about Canadian comedy.
July 14, 2016

Cutting Through the Bullshit of the Representation Question, With Brian Volk-Weiss

Comedy Dynamics President Brian Volk-Weiss Talks About Management and Representation Does anyone really understand what a manager does?  How a manager is different from an agent?  When […]
June 10, 2016

Morgan, Che, Watts and Everything Else You Missed If You Weren’t at the AV Club/Onion Comedy Festival

Last week the AV Club and The Onion held the third edition of their 26th Annual Comedy Festival and it was a week full of fantastic comedy […]
June 7, 2016

Second City Break Out Festival Brings Another Round of Knockout Talent In Its Second Year

The Defiant Thomas Brothers were a complete surprise for us. Seth and Paul Thomas (collectively the Defiant Thomas Brothers) grabbed some well tread comedic paths and mined them so skillfully as to make them feel completely fresh and original.
May 27, 2016

Comedy Insiders: Is Barney Ruining Comedy?

Brian Volk-Weiss is the President of Comedy Dynamics, the largest independent producer and distributor of recorded comedy in North America. In our monthly series with Volk Weiss, we discuss issues that impact the comedy industry. This month, Brian wanted to talk about the issue of political correctness on college campuses.
May 11, 2016

Go Ahead, Laugh at Dave Hill’s Life

Dave Hill's new book, Dave Hill Doesn't Live Here Anymore has some major players giving it praise on the back cover, and all well deserved. Hill's book is a fast, funny, thoughtful and smart read. DHDLHA is a collection of stories, with a loose thread following the evolution of his relationship with his dad since his mother passed away. The stories largely come from the period of years after her death, but sometimes dip back to childhood, and teenage years, weaving around gently and exploring themes that connect to his father.
April 26, 2016

Legendary Comedian Billy Connolly Describes Thoughts Like Bullies: “Things irritate me until I speak about them.”

Billy Connolly on Tour in the US Billy Connolly is a legend, an international treasure, and a brilliant comedian. He’s about to embark on a brief […]