October 7, 2016

Up Next, Nate Bargatze. A Look Through the Lens at New York Comedy

Nate Bargatze’s career has exploded. After a tremendous rise while living in New York and a brief move to Los Angeles, Bargatze is riding high with love […]
June 2, 2016

Up Next…Liza Treyger: A Look Through The Lense at New York Comedy.

Phil Provencio documented some of New York City's best and most talented comedians through our "Up Next" series. Any list of the biggest talents in New York would be incomplete without including Liza Treyger.
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 25, 2016

Cleveland Is Exploding With Great Comics Breaking Out: Is Mike Polk Jr Next?

You may not recognize the name Mike Polk Jr., but if you’re aware of a little site called YouTube, you might be familiar with some of […]
May 16, 2016

Obama’s Favorite Apatow Movie, SNL Takes Over the Strip Plus News From Jay Pharoah, Mark Normand and More

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening […]
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.
May 9, 2016

Brad Garrett Plays Strip Poker with Esther Ku, Bobby Lee Shares a Message of Power, Plus News From Liz Miele and Dena Blizzard

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week Jeffrey covered the scene at Gotham Comedy Club, the Cutting Room and the New Stages Theater.
May 4, 2016

Mike Ward: “I Respect Everyone, but on Stage, I Respect No One”

French-Canadian comic Mike Ward has been a big name in Quebec, and across Canada for years now with a strong successful stand up career. A comedian since 1993, Ward has produced multiple stand-up specials and has become a veteran of some of the biggest venues in comedy, like Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival.
April 25, 2016

Ace Hotel Gets a Comedy Show, Big Changes for Gotham Comedy Live and News From Dice, Cisco Duran and More

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening […]
April 19, 2016

Noel Fielding and His Wonderful Magical Lo-Fi World Triumph in America

Noel Fielding just finished his first US Tour, with An Evening With Noel Fielding, and by all accounts, it was a gigantic success. I caught the show in New York City- it was my first time seeing Noel live- and was intrigued, enlightened, enchanted, and utterly converted by Noel and his conceptual whirlwind of a comedy show.
April 12, 2016

Moontower Comedy Festival Must See Shows of 2016

MOONTOWER COMEDY & ODDITY FESTIVAL is back up this month, running from April 20th through the 23. Since its inception in 2012, Moontower has been one of the highlights of the festival year, bringing together an incredible lineup of comedy stars, comics just about to break, and international stars who you might not be familiar with yet. More focused on fans than industry, Moontower also has a reputation for being a comedy summer camp- three days where comics and fans can chill out, enjoy great bbq, drink, and enjoy one the city and the comedy. The venues are all close enough together that you don't need a car if you're staying nearby, adding to the community vibe, the parties are excellent, the ping pong tournament has become legendary but none of that matters without great comedy, and the comedy is always great.
April 7, 2016

Comedy Insiders: Recording a Comedy Special: When Is It Time?

Brian Volk-Weiss is the President of Comedy Dynamics, the largest independent producer and distributor of recorded comedy in North America. As part of our new monthly series, we talked with Brian, who was very candid answering the big question: when is it time?
April 4, 2016

Inside David Hasselhoff’s Headlining Set, Neko White Wins a Tourney Plus News From Jermaine Fowler, Carly Acquilino, Emma Willmann

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening […]
March 28, 2016

Carlos Mencia Mentors His Openers, NYC Gets a New Room, and A New Festival PLUS News from Ted Alexandro, Nore Davis and Lingerie Comedy

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week Jeffrey covered the scene at Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, The Stand, and new venue, The Comedy Loft.
March 22, 2016

Comedy Power Couple Scott Aukerman and Kulap Vilaysack’s Big New Project

Meet the comedy power couple of Scott Aukerman and Kulap Vilaysack, a couple for almost 17 years, married for 8, and two people responsible for some very funny TV.
March 21, 2016

New York Auditions for Just For Laughs Plus News From Bonnie McFarlane, Lisa Lampanelli, and More

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week Jeffrey covered the scene at Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Westport CT, and the Village Underground.
March 18, 2016

Julie Delpy’s Comedy Lolo is a Parent’s Nightmare

After two dramadies that fit the “independent film blueprint” (Two Days in New York and Two Days in Paris), Delpy went in a completely different direction with her new comedy Lolo …a farce about a couple who meet cute at a spa (Delpy and Danny Boon)…and the narcissistic psychopath of a son Lolo (Vincent Lacoste) who want to break them up to keep his mother all for himself. Its a French farce.
March 18, 2016

Hires Promises a New Spin on Chris Tucker’s Classic Character in CBS’ Rush Hour

For Justin Hires, being cast as Detective Carter in CBS’ upcoming Rush Hour television series was a childhood dream come true.
March 17, 2016

Big Jay Oakerson’s ‘WYFD?!’ Premieres Thursday! Win a Signed Poster!

We've been excited waiting for the premiere of Big Jay Oakerson's new show What's Your Fucking Deal?! and we are just a day away from the world premiere. Oakerson created the concept for the series in the late late hours at New York's famed Comedy Cellar with co-host Ardie Fuqua and after touring the show around the country at clubs and festivals, it's now ready for broadcast.
March 14, 2016

Lisa Lampanelli Debuts New Show, Eddie Pepitone Hits New York Plus News From Gibran Saleem, Jason Scoop, Chloe Hilliard and More

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week Jeffrey covered the scene at Gotham Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway and New York Comedy Club.
March 13, 2016

Louie Anderson Has a Message for the World: Inclusion

Embed from Getty Images Louie Anderson Gets Big Laughs, and Tears During Taping of Unmasked Episode Last Friday iconic comedian Louie Anderson sat down with Ron Bennington to […]
March 10, 2016

Billy West Brings His Many Voices to Create A Show About A Show

If you don’t know Billy West by name, you absolutely know him by voice. The veteran radio personality, comedian and voice actor has entered your ears through everything from Futurama and Ren and Stimpy to Howard Stern to just about every animated commercial on TV today. He’s now turned his attention a new project, The Billy West Podcast, an eclectic and unexpected entry into the podcast space that allows Billy to not only stretch his vocal chords, but put them to use in service of his own ideas.
March 9, 2016

Comedian and New York Subway Slashing Victim Turns Horrific Nightmare Into Comedy Series

Comedian (and Hero) Doug Smith Gets Slashed While Saving a Crime Victim; Five Years Later Turns it Into Comedy
March 7, 2016

Inside Amy Schumer is Filming in NYC, The Iron Sheik Checks Out Comedy and New York Comedy Club Has a New Booker

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening […]
March 3, 2016

Can We Survive This Election Without Jon Stewart?

The year was 2000. A presidential election had just ended in, what, a tie? Somewhere between the recounts and the hanging chads, we were watching our country come unglued. No one knew how to process what was happening. No one except Jon Stewart.
February 29, 2016

Big Jay Oakerson Tapes His Special, Bill Burr Holds Court at The Stand, Dave Attell at Comedy Juice and More

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week Jeffrey covered the scene at Gotham Comedy Club, The Stand, The Comedy Cellar, and Webster Hall.
February 26, 2016

Who Wore It Best: SNL Edition

Every Saturday night we see our political figures and presidents’ portrayed by the cast members of SNL. By comparing two SNL castmembers who portrayed a political figure, This list will decide once and for all who wore that persons clothes better.