July 21, 2015

Montreal Just For Laughs: Wyatt Cenac Is No Freedom Fighter, Just a Furry Dumb Fighter

You probably recognize Wyatt Cenac from The Daily Show. Most people do. He was a standout correspondent on the show from 2008-2012, earning 2 Emmys and a WGA award along the way. But Wyatt is also an accomplished stand-up comedian, whose tone and subject matter certainly helped him land the gig, but go well beyond fake news stories pointing out the hilarious hypocrisy of political candidates or the actual news. The full spectrum of Cenac will be on display this week at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, as he performs a solo show called Furry Dumb Fighter at Cafe Cleopatra July 20-14.
July 15, 2015

High Plains Comedy Festival Releases Full Schedule

The High Plains Comedy Festival announced today its final wave of performers and released the full Festival schedule. The new announcement includes the addition of 40 Denver-based comedians a special appearance by Ron Funches, who will be in town at Comedy Works recording his next album plus LA comedians Josh Androsky and Justine Marino. Along with previously announced Denver sons The Grawlix, comedians Troy Walker, Kristin Rand, Chris Charpentier, Haley Driscoll and Jim Hickox will all be making the trip to perform to their “hometown” audiences.
May 21, 2015

Just For Laughs Is Coming to Network TV With a Two Hour Special and More

This week at the CW Network Upfront, Just For Laughs and the CW announced that they’ve signed a deal that will undoubtably continue expand the reach of the world's largest comedy festival.
May 19, 2015

Anthony Jeselnik Headlining Denver High Plains Comedy Festival

Save these dates! August 20th to 22nd are the dates you need to set aside to get your ass to Denver for the Third Annual High Plains Comedy Festival.
May 6, 2015

Come To Seattle to Get High and Laugh: The First Annual Highlarious Comedy Festival

This may sound like crazy pot talk, but Seattle doesn't have its own comedy festival.
May 5, 2015

Mike Myers To Make First Appearance Ever at Just For Laughs 2015 Plus Dozens of Other Names Announced

In July, the comedy world heads to Montreal. It's the 33rd annual Just For Laughs Festival.
April 27, 2015

Judah Friedlander World Champion Smashes All Comers at Moontower Ping Pong

Who Has the Balls to Challenge the World Champion Judah Friedlander at Ping Pong?
April 26, 2015

Heavy Hitters Pack Dr. Katz Live at Moontower as Maron, Pepitone, Phillips, Irrera and Barry Get on the Couch

Dr Katz Live at Moontower Comedy Festival was equally cool, bringing the therapy session segments - part improv game, part late night talk show appearance, part actual therapy - to Austin, minus the Squigglevision. It was also an easy way to catch a bunch of heavy hitters all on one show.
April 25, 2015

Tim Minchin the “Woody Allen Jesus” Brings a Sermon on the Mount To Moontower

Whether you consider comedian/musicians part of the “comedy” or “oddity” section of Moontower, the festival is full of some of the best comedians who get their laughs via song.
April 24, 2015

Moontower Update: 7 Comedians Tell Us Who They’re Excited to See at the Moontower Comedy Festival

Moontower Comedy Festival is not just a chance for fans to see their favorite stand up comedians, it's also a chance for comedians to see their friends, and watch other comics they admire. Amy Hawthorne asked seven comedians, "Who are you most excited to see here - either personally or onstage?"
April 23, 2015

Moontower Preview! Hasan Minhaj Talks About Jon Stewart and Trevor Noah

Last year Hasan Minhaj was great at Moontower Comedy Festival but this year he's coming back as a Daily Show Correspondent. Minhaj got his gig with the show this December, at the same time as Trevor Noah was hired. Now just 5 months into his time with the show, Hasan created memorable pieces, and learned so much. He's also going to be on board for the changing of the guard, as Stewart says goodbye to the show and Trevor Noah takes over as the new host. We got to talk with Hasan and ask him about working at the Daily Show during such an exciting time, and about Moontower.
April 23, 2015

Moontower Preview: Bridget Everett Going 100 mph and Crushing It

Part cabaret, part comedy, all amazing, Bridget Everett is a powerhouse who can belt out a tune and make you laugh at the same time.  Last […]
April 22, 2015

Moontower Preview: Andy Kindler Talks About Twitter Addiction, And Going to Austin

This weekend, Andy Kindler will be appearing at The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival in Austin, Texas. Amy Hawthorne caught up with him to talk about the festival and his Twitter addiction.
April 21, 2015

Moontower Preview: Jonathan Katz, Still Finding Comedy in Odd Places (Interview)

He has a substandard poodle, he owns the domain name patheticmen.com, his groupies are middle aged jewish couples who invite him over for soup, he likes to find comedy in odd places, and he is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of his show, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. The "he" in question, of course is stand up comedian Jonathan Katz.
April 18, 2015

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Underway In Boston

Eugene Mirman and this friends are taking over Boston this weekend with his comedy festival.
April 9, 2015

Moontower Comedy Festival Must See Shows of 2015

MOONTOWER COMEDY & ODDITIES FESTIVAL is coming up this month, and once again its shaping up to be one of the best festivals of the year. Moontower, more than any other festival has the feeling of comedy summer camp. The venues are all close enough to walk to, the weather is pretty stunning, and there's great food all around you-- including some of the best bbq in the country. Plus there are parties every night, a giant Ping Pong tournament and walk in access to dozens of events, all with the company of somewhere around 100 of the country's funniest comedians
April 3, 2015

Two Was Not Enough! Dave Chappelle Adds Show #3 To The South Beach Comedy Festival

The South Beach Comedy Festival can't get enough of Dave Chappelle.
March 23, 2015

SiriusXM Joins South Beach Comedy Festival With 2 Showcases

SiriusXM Satellite Radio is now part of the South Beach Comedy Festival.
March 21, 2015

The Onion And A.V. Club Present The 2nd Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival in Chicago

It's that time of year again. Time for The 2nd Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival in Chicago presented by the Onion and the A.V. Club.
March 19, 2015

Dave Chappelle Adds 2nd Show At South Beach Comedy Festival

It's the 2015 South Beach Comedy Festival, now with even more Dave Chappelle!
March 17, 2015

Dan Soder Wins Laughfest Funniest

Dan Soder has added another championship to his name. He was named the 2015 Gilda's LaughFest Seriously Funny Comedian. The festival held in Grand Rapids, Michigan ran from March 5th through March 15th this year. Soder took the title after a two night showcase with 9 other comedians competin
March 15, 2015

Jimmy Kimmel Says He Wanted His Show Cancelled

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" will be at SXSW all this week taping shows in Austin, Texas.
March 15, 2015

Patton Oswalt Nearly Crushed During Performance

Usually a Patton Oswalt show in Grand Rapids, Michigan is one of the safest activities you could do in America.
March 12, 2015

Dave Chappelle Coming To South Beach Comedy Festival

The 2015 South Beach Comedy Festival somehow just got funnier.
March 11, 2015

What’s Happening in Comedy at SXSW 2015

SXSW kicks off in Austin, Texas this Saturday, March 14th.
February 24, 2015

Comedy Central Announces SXSW Events With Big Jay Oakerson, Ari Shaffir Plus Kegs and Eggs Is Back

Comedy Central is returning to the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas this March.
February 18, 2015

The 2015 Cheltenham Comedy Festival

One of the premier comedy festivals in the UK has to be the Cheltenham Comedy Festival. Returning in 2015 for a whole week from 20 to 26 September, the festival looks to cement its reputation for showcasing the best in established and upcoming UK comedy talent.