January 19, 2017

Is Big Comedy Money Hurting the Comedy ‘Middle’ Class? And Should We Care?

Veteran comedians Dave Chapelle and Chris Rock have signed $60 million dollar deals with Netflix, Amy Schumer has committed her next hour to the streaming site, […]
December 30, 2016

The Attack on Steve Martin Proves We All Need to Scale Back the Judgement

Comedians have a storied history of “razzing” friends they admire to show respect for them. Long before “The Roasts of Comedy Central”, the Friars Club roasts […]
December 3, 2016

Toronto Mourns the Loss of Beloved Comedy Icon, Jo-Anna Downey

The Toronto comedy landscape experienced a permanent shift of seismic proportions on Friday with the loss of its “Mama” Jo-Anna Downey.  The aftershocks and tremors were […]
October 5, 2016

Altercation Comedy’s JT Habersaat Knows How to Throw a Comedy Festival

Altercation Comedy’s JT Habersaat knows how to throw a festival. Festivals have been popping up all over the country in recent years. While Just For Laughs […]
June 12, 2016

LGBTQ Comedian Kristen Becker Reacts to Orlando Tragedy

  Kristen Becker is a powerful LGBTQ comedian hailing out of New England.  She’s opinionated, strong, and of course funny, and a contributing writer for The Interrobang. […]
March 29, 2016

Is the Comedy Club Business Model Outdated? Part 1: Diversity

There has been a lot of talk about the gender divide in comedy for years. While I have been in and around comedy for quite some time, I never crunched the numbers. Earlier this month I spent a weekend going through the websites of four major club chains, and collected data.
March 21, 2016

OPINION: New York Post Calls Comedy Central a Hillary Clinton SuperPAC; Here’s Why They Miss the Point

This weekend, a NY Post article criticized Hillary Clinton’s strong presence on Comedy Central. The actual headline read “Comedy Central is basically a Hillary Clinton Super PAC.”  The story […]
March 17, 2016

Will Forte to Play Co-founder of National Lampoon

Will Forte will play the co-founder of the National Lampoon in an upcoming movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and David Wain will direct.
March 16, 2016

Hillary Clinton on Broad City Tonight

Yesterday, Comedy Central released a preview of tonight’s Broad City episode with none other than an appearance by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
March 16, 2016

Amy Schumer Announces Stand Up Comedy Arena Tour

There is no denying Amy Schumer is comedy’s “it” girl right now, deservedly so. Few people in the business are working harder than Schumer and her 2016 schedule shows no signs of the comedian slowing down. Starting April 7th, Schumer will embark on a 19 city arena tour throughout the East Coast and Midwest, ending in a Madison Square Garden performance June 23rd.
March 15, 2016

Four Giant Comedy Specials Coming to Comedy Central in April

This spring with all-new stand-up specials from Rachel Feinstein, Nikki Glaser, Daniel Tosh and Chris hHrdwick on four consecutive weekends:Comedy Central becomes “Stand-Up Central”
March 7, 2016

Bobby Collins, Charity Project Will Bring Jay Leno, and Paul Reiser To Perform

Bobby Collins’ Project “Comics for a Cause” to benefit Zeno Mountain Farm will be doing just that. Not only will the big name performers be donating their time and talent, but all merchandise sales will also be donated to the worthy cause.
March 1, 2016

Katt Williams Calls Kevin Hart a Puppet, Gets Arrested, and the Two Have Nothing to Do With Each Other

Katt Williams has had a busy weekend. He was arrested on Monday in Gainsville on charges of battery after he lost his cool at a pool supply store. CBS46 reports that a clerk at the store told police Katt threw an object at him, and punched him after they had an argument.
February 26, 2016

Louis C.K. Turned Down FX as a Home for ‘Horace and Pete’

Comedy fans were surprised and delighted when out of nowhere a new series appeared on Louis CK’s website a few weeks ago. The debut of Horace and Pete’s on Louisck.net was yet another example of not only CK’s desire to work independently, but also his ability to do so.
February 25, 2016

Kate McKinnon Appears as Ellen, on Ellen

Kate McKinnon appears on as Ellen, on Ellen Kate McKinnon brought her skill for spot on impressions front and center when she appeared on Ellen Wednesday. […]
February 24, 2016

Chris Rock Seen Working Out Oscar Material in LA Clubs

One of the great equalizers in comedy is that no matter who you are, you need to make sure your jokes work. You can write for hours on end, but until you see how a crowd responds, the material is untested. Chris Rock has been living proof of this as he has been seen hopping around LA mics the last two weeks, working out and fine tuning jokes for his return as host of the Oscars.
February 24, 2016

Maria Bamford Announces Lady Dynamite Date and So Does Judd Apatow, Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro and Maria’s Dad

That date is May 20th and the place is Netflix. If you are a regular reader of this website, odds are you know a thing or two about comedy. If you know a thing or two about comedy, you already know who Maria Bamford is. If you know Bamford, you might know about yesterday’s celebrity twitter storm around #ladydynamite.
February 23, 2016

Sascha Baron Cohen Hits Movie Red Carpet As New Character

Sacha Baron Cohen introduces us to his new character ”Nobby” in The Brothers Grimsby premiering March 11 in the US The British actor/comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, […]
February 23, 2016

Baseball Announcer and Small Town Sheriff At Centers of Two New Comedy Series Joining IFC Slate

IFC announced it has greenlit two new scripted comedy series - Brockmire, from Funny Or Die, starring and executive produced by Hank Azaria and Stan Against Evil from creator and writer Dana Gould and 3Arts Entertainment.
February 21, 2016

Steve Martin Performed Stand Up; First Time in 35 Years

As the audience waited patiently for the opening act at the Beacon Theater last week, They had no idea the surprise they were in for. "Please welcome Jerry's very special guest ...Steve Martin."
February 21, 2016

New Episodes of Delco Proper Coming Very Soon

All you Delco fans can finally get excited because Philly comedians John McKeever, Tommy Pope and Tim Butterly return on February 29th with new episodes of their web series Delco Proper.
February 21, 2016

One More Chance for Free Comedy All Day on Seeso’s Day of “Ha”

Seeso, NBCUniversal Digital Enterprise’s new ad-free streaming comedy channel, has declared Sunday, February 21 the ”Day of Ha.”
February 19, 2016

Jim Norton and Sherrod Small to Guest on TruTV’s Comedy Competition Show, Comedy KnockOut

truTV’s Spring lineup was announced with two new and two returning series.
February 18, 2016

Industry Pays Tribute to Late Andy Ritchie; Offers Free Album Download

SXSW and Stand Up Records pays tribute to Andy Ritchie, offers late comedians album as free download.
February 18, 2016

Amy Schumer Tells the Internet to Calm the F Down

Amy Schumer made a joke. Not just any joke, but a joke about Taylor Swift. Not just ANY jokes about Taylor Swift. Amy Schumer dared to mention the body part, of another woman.
February 17, 2016

Ghostheads To Document Ghostbusters Fan Culture

Rabid fans of Columbia Pictures Ghostbusters franchise are finally getting the attention they deserve. With Ghostbuster Fan clubs in every state, Director Brendan Mertens hopes to shine some light on the culture and personalities that make up Ghostbusters fandom. Adding credibility to the project, Mertens has already secured candid interviews with Ghostbusters royalty Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and William Atherton and hopes his new documentary will elevate the Ghostheads culture.
February 17, 2016

Homer Simpson Live and Animated Will Answer your Questions

Admit it. You thought The Simpsons couldn’t still be cool. On May 15, animated Homer will answer your questions LIVE using motion cap technology and Dan Castellenata's improv skills.