August 27, 2015

Life is Short, Laugh More. Why Comedy Can Actually Help Your Marriages or Relationship

by Dani Klein Modisett, author of “Take My Spouse, Please” (Trumpeter Books) 8/27/15 Dani Klein Modisett is a comedian and writer who has been working in […]
August 25, 2015

Howard Kremer is the King of All Things “Summah”

Comedian and musician Howard Kremer is the king of "summah". He's the founder of the "Have a Summah!" movement, which embraces all things Summer, and has generated four full length albums of Summah tunes, hundreds of thousands of hits on Funny or Die, and an annual live celebration show called "Summahfest" at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.
August 24, 2015

Paul Virzi to Open for Bill Burr at MSG, Pete Davidson Getting Excited For SNL and More News From NY City Clubs

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 […]
August 20, 2015

Play the Trump Stump Game. Can You Guess Which Comedian Said Which Quote About Donald Trump

When we were up in Montreal, we asked a lot of questions and got a lot of answers. Everyone's favorite topic was Donald Trump that week, so we asked six comedians what they think of Donald T. Rump. We got seven answers. Can you match the answer with the comic who said the quote? Be careful, one of the comics had two answers, and we're not saying who. Good luck and good Trump to you all.
August 19, 2015

‘Slow Learner’ Stars Sarah Burns and Adam Pally Compare Acting To Being a Kid, and Pick the Two Greatest Female Directors

  Sarah Burns and Adam Pally are familiar character actors in film and TV. On TV, Burns starred in the series Enlightened and is currently on […]
August 18, 2015

Tracy Morgan SNL Characters Ranked

With the exciting news of Tracy's return, we're ranking Tracy's top SNL characters from his run as a cast member (1996-2003) and who knows, maybe we'll get to see the return of one of our favorite Tracy Morgan Classics.
August 17, 2015

Comics Camp Out for NBC Auditions, Trevor Noah Drop In, Brent Morin Tapes His Special and More Comedy News From NYC

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 […]
August 12, 2015

Five Pieces of Crimmins Wisdom That You’ll Want to Hold On To

Barry Crimmins, who is the subject of a new documentary film, "Call Me Lucky" directed by Bobcat Goldthwait has an incredible way of looking at the world. As a child he was a victim of the terrible crime of violent sexual assault. As an adult, he's made some amazing choices, choosing to be a protector, an activist, and a vocal citizen. Earlier this month, Barry and Bobcat sat down with Ron Bennington at the SiriusXM studios to talk about the film, and Barry's experiences. During the hour long interview, Crimmins shared quite a bit of the philosophy that has gotten him from there, to here.
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 10, 2015

Sarah Silverman, Louis CK Drop Ins, A New Club Opens in Queens and More News From the New York Comedy Clubs

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 stopped at Gotham Comedy Juice, Carolines, New York Comedy Club, The New Standing Room, and more!
August 7, 2015

Six Must See Bobcat Goldthwait Films

Bobcat Goldthwait is known as am iconic comedian and skilled television director but has been steadily America's finest and most consistent independent filmmaker since John Waters. He sometimes gets compared to Waters, David Lynch and Todd Haynes but that is just another way of saying there is no clear genre for our most unique filmmakers.
August 6, 2015

Ranking The Daily Show Correspondents: The Top 15

Jon Stewart ends his seventeen-year run at The Daily Show tonight. His legacy lives on, not just within the context of the show, but in the countless stars that Stewart has helped launch. The correspondents are an invaluable part of the show that became the defining late-night show of the generation. Other than maybe Lorne Michaels, no one person and show has generated as many comedy stars as Stewart and The Daily Show. Here are fifteen of the best Daily Show correspondents.
August 6, 2015

Jon Stewart the Most Trusted Man in America is ‘Just’ a Comedian

Jon Stewart is an entertaining and trustworthy source of political, social and cultural commentary. Every night he’s smart and funny without playing games or focusing on […]
August 5, 2015

Toronto’s Marijuana Infused Comedy Scene

How is this possible? That’s the first question usually asked by out-of-town comics when they walk in on one of Toronto’s Vapor Lounge comedy shows. The center of Canada’s comedy universe is home to a series of weekly rooms where audience members can openly smoke marijuana while enjoying some of the best standup the city has to offer.
August 3, 2015

What Happens Behind The Scenes on Last Comic Standing and More News from the NYC Clubs

seth herzog, James Habacker, slipper room, Todd Barry, Jena Friedman, Jerry O’Connell, jimmy fallon, emilio savone, scott linder, Sam Morril, Mike Cannon, Corinne Fisher, Reg Thomas, Jamie Roberts, Emma Willmann, Larry Beyah, Ricky Velez, Madison Malloy, aaron berg, katie hannigan, corinne fisher, ted alexandro, kaytlin bailey, Alison Klemp, Sam Morril, eric neumann, carolines, katie hannigan, dante nero, patrice o’neal, harry terjanian, wali collins, cyrus mcqueen, ian bagg, marion grodin, godfrey, mario cantone, judy gold, vladimir caamano, p.j. landers, jordan ferber, franke hudak, Estee Adoram, keith robinson, marina franklin, Ben Bailey, Ryan Hamilton, Sherrod Small, Dov Davidoff, Ricky Velez, Mike Vecchione, rich vos, Josh Accardo,
August 2, 2015

TV’s Most Important Comedy Directors

In film, directors often receive more acclaim and recognition than the screenwriter. Yet in television, the reverse is true. So we thought we would highlight some of the most important directors in television comedy working today.
July 31, 2015

A Wet Hot American Contest to Win a Huge Wet Hot American Prize

Starting today and all this weekend, we are celebrating all things Camp Firewood and the Netflix release of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.
July 31, 2015

David Wain Talks About Wet Hot American Summer

David Wain, director of Wet Hot American Summer, and its brand new prequel Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp stopped by SiriusXM's Bennington show to talk with hosts Ron Bennington and Gail Bennington about the big Netflix release.
July 31, 2015

I Am Chris Farley Doc Premieres at Second City, Reminds Us We’re All Human

The Second City held the Chicago premiere for Spike TV’s upcoming documentary I Am Chris Farley this past Monday. Older brother Kevin Farley and the filmmakers hosted the event, welcoming a house packed full of friends, family, and super-Farley fans at the comedian’s improv stomping ground. It was here that Farley moved up the ranks to become a standout talent on the main stage, eventually impressing Lorne Michaels and finding himself on Saturday Night Live in the 1990 season.
July 31, 2015

Camp Appeal: Summer Camp on The Big and Small Screen

With Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp out on Netflix today, we decided to take a look back at the Summer Camps of the big screens and small.
July 29, 2015

The Carbonaro Effect: Magician Michael Carbonaro Tells Us How He Does It

If one day you find yourself experiencing double vision, or seeing creatures from outer space, or watching a man squeeze a carton of juice out of a single orange, you may be having a breakdown. Or you may be experiencing The Carbonaro Effect.
July 28, 2015

Montreal Rap Up Final Thoughts and Even More Photos

So I’m in a packed elevator and a guy looks over at me and gives me props for Too Much Tuna.  He looks familiar, and has […]
July 27, 2015

Our Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Photo Album

Our Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Photo Album
July 26, 2015

The Party Scene at Just For Laughs, Dan Perlman Wins Big and More From Up North At the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival

Jeffrey Gurian continues to Jump Around up north to cover the last few days of the Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival.  Jeffrey joined our site as […]
July 25, 2015

Pete Holmes Elevator Talk Show, Red Carpet Shows and No-Shows and More From Montreal

Jeffrey Gurian continues to Jump Around up north to cover the last few days of the Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival.  Jeffrey joined our site as […]
July 24, 2015

9 Comedians Tell Us Who They Want to See While They’re at Montreal’s Just For Laughs

This year we are up at Just For Laughs in Montreal mingling with all of the comedy greats and asking them plenty of questions. And the first question we asked is, while you're here performing in Montreal, whose shows are you most excited to see? We asked ten comedians-- Keith Robinson, Jeff Ross, Gilbert Gottfried, Mike Recine, Emma Wilmann, Kurt Braunohler, Faisal Butt, Mike Wilmot, Thomas Middleditch, and John Dore -- who are you going to see?
July 24, 2015

Just For Laughs Holds Wake for Gilbert Gottfried, Fan Ejected From Show During Trevor Noah Gala and More News from Montreal

So much news from Montreal! Gilbert Gottfried has a very strange OCD, Jeffrey Ross has an audience member forcibly removed, and Bill Burr proves that I'm a pushover. And that's just for starters.