December 29, 2015

Beth Stelling Will Not Be Stopped; Rising Comedy Star Shares Abusive Past and Bright Future on Instagram

Monday afternoon rising comedy star Beth Stelling posted on her Instagram some very personal photos showing her badly bruised legs, along with a statement announcing that she has been the victim in a past abusive relationship. If you've ever seen Beth perform you know her as a powerful, confident woman, and so the revelations she shares in the Instagram are shocking and troubling on many levels. If you've seen her in person, you know she's tall, and exudes a quiet kind of strength in her demeanor.
December 19, 2015

The Clubs Speak! The Best Stand Up Comedy Moments of 2015! (As Decided by the Club Owners, Bookers and People Who Produce Comedy)

Over the next two weeks, you’ll see all of our picks for the greatest comedy releases and greatest moments in comedy of 2015. But if you want to know what really happened in comedy in 2015, you have to go to the source- the comedy clubs.
December 4, 2015

First Look as Comedy Candy Store ‘Seeso’ Goes Live With an Early Free Preview

For two months we've been anxiously awaiting the debut of the brand new all-comedy streaming service from the NBC Digital Team, and although Seeso isn't set to officially launch until January with a $3.99/mo price tag, there is an all-free Beta version of the platform available right now! Yesterday, Executive VP of NBCU Digital Enterprises Evan Shapiro opened the doors for us with a personal tour of the new service, and all its features.
November 6, 2015

In Depth With Rising Comedy Star Beth Stelling: New Album, New Special and Much More to Come

Beth Stelling is one of comedy's rising stars right now, and there's no more exciting time in a comic's development then right when they are breaking as a headliner. She recently premiered her first comedy special for Comedy Central as part of their Half Hour series, and earlier this month released her second comedy album, Simply the Beth with Comedy Dynamics. Stelling's voice in her album and special are strong, unique and fresh so I was excited to talk with her about what it's like to be in this moment where everything is happening so quickly. I found that in addition to being funny and original, she's also incredibly focused, smart, self aware and very appreciative.
October 4, 2015

New York Comic Aaron Berg Shatters Record for Most Comedy Sets in One Night

New York comedian Aaron Berg set out to beat the record for most comedy sets performed in clubs on one night, and he not only broke […]
September 24, 2015

Brian Regan Could Pull Off the World’s First Stand Up Comedy Fillibuster on Saturday Night

This Saturday at Radio City Music Hall comedian Brian Regan will take the stage and perform live not only for the 6,000 seats in the theater, but for a everyone across North American who tunes in to Comedy Central at 9pm. It's the first time Comedy Central has ever broadcast a comedy special live, and Brian is the perfect comedian to break new ground for the channel. He's beloved by fans and fellow comedians, and he performs material that kills with every age group. Brian's been on a huge press tour to promote the big event, and I got to speak with him earlier this week about getting ready for the big night.
August 12, 2015

Cosby Sweater Disappears Quietly From Museum’s Core Exhibition

A New York museum dedicated to the preservation of artifacts related to film and television has confirmed that they have removed a sweater worn by Bill Cosby from their core collection exhibition in Astoria Queens.
August 10, 2015

A Look Back at the Year That Changed Comedy and Why Things May Never Be the Same

One year ago Robin Williams was still with us, Joan Rivers was alive, and Bill Cosby was a comedy icon and role model. The loss of these three living legends has changed the face of comedy. It's been a long and emotionally charged year for comedy fans and each of these events have left marks on the genre that will resonate for years to come.
August 7, 2015

Bobcat Goldthwait’s Crimmins Documentary is Dark, Funny, and Life Affirming

Last week I had the privilege of talking with Barry Crimmins and Bobcat Goldthwait about their new documentary "Call Me Lucky."
July 10, 2015

Washington Post Writer Who Accused Amy Schumer Of Racism Never Saw Her Standup or TV Show

The Washington Post, one of our nation's most venerable guardians of free speech took a step in a surprising direction earlier this week, publishing an article by Dr. Stacey Patton and David Leonard that called out comedian Amy Schumer as a racist.