March 21, 2019

The Filtered Excellence: March 21, 2019

Bob Geldof once asked us, “Where is the filtered excellence!?” It’s right here. Once a week we take a break from comedy to bring you this week’s […]
March 19, 2019

Patrice O’Neal: A Life In Comedy Audio Doc Premieres This Friday Along With a Rare Patrice Audio Recording

  An audio documentary honoring Patrice O’Neal will debut this Friday on SiriusXM satellite radio’s Faction Talk Channel.  The documentary, which is hosted by Ron Bennington, […]
March 19, 2019

More Tribeca Film Fest Announcements for 2019

The Tribeca Film Fest announcements keep coming. We know a comedy film will close the show this year, and that there are a number of movie […]
March 17, 2019

SXSW Comedy Short Cuts: See What We’re Seeing in Austin!

Austin Texas is absolutely exploding with South By Southwest in full swing and we’ve got a crew checking out all the great comedy happening around the […]
March 16, 2019

Comedy Bits: This Week in Comedy News New Shows, Revelations, and Fights: Howard Stern, Rosie O’Donnell, Doug Stanhope and more

This week in comedy, it was all about South By Southwest, and we had Amma Marfo and Marty Younge head down to sunny Austin to catch […]
March 16, 2019

Seen at SXSW: Superbad Meets the Sandlot in Good Boys

I had forgotten how much twelve year old boys curse. But Gene Stupnitsky’s Good Boys, an ode to the complexity of middle school friendships reminded me […]
March 14, 2019

The Filtered Excellence: March 14, 2019

Bob Geldof once asked us, “Where is the filtered excellence!?” It’s right here. Once a week we take a break from comedy to bring you this week’s […]
March 14, 2019

Reality Bites, Say Anything and Spinal Tap Casts Coming to Tribeca Film Festival 2019

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will have plenty of projects both new and nostalgic for comedy film fans to appreciate at this year’s festival. The Tribeca […]
March 14, 2019

Seen at SXSW: Olympic Dreams Peeks Inside the High Stakes, High Anxiety World of the Games

When I started seeing Nick Kroll post on Instagram from Pyeongchang, North Korea during the Winter Olympics last year, I’ll admit I wondered what he was […]
March 13, 2019

Seven Selfies With Dino Archie

  It’s a selfie world, and we’re not going to fight it anymore. So our series, Seven Selfies, asks an artist to share seven photos of […]
March 13, 2019

The United States Now Has an Official Center of Comedy

The National Comedy Center, located in Lucille Ball’s home of Jamestown, NY, was formally designated today as the nation’s official cultural institution dedicated to the art […]
March 11, 2019

Seen at SXSW: What We Do in the Shadows Has a Bright Future

Film-to-television adaptations are a tricky business. They shoulder the burden of staying true to their source material, while also creating enough new story to create a […]
March 11, 2019

Seen at SXSW: Five Things We Learned About the Broad City Series Finale

In three weeks, the project that Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer have given “1/3 of our lives to,” Broad City, will air its finale on Comedy […]
March 11, 2019

Seen at SXSW: Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Documentary is Truly Special

It’s always fascinating to me to see a comedian work through a joke, tweaking it and molding it to a place where it reliably gets laughs. […]
March 9, 2019

Comedy Bits: This Week in Comedy News, Wins for Ali Wong, Kara Klenk, Wyatt Cenac, Bob Saget, Losses For Pete Holmes, Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Bill Cosby

This week in comedy, news was all over the place with a few stories orbiting women’s history month including some inter-gender bickering. The big story was […]
March 8, 2019

Why So Scared of a Little Rain? A Response to the Debate Over Stormy Daniels Stand Up Tour

UPDATE:  Stormy Daniels has since clarified that early reports that she was planning to tour are false and that the show planned for March 20 is, […]
March 7, 2019

The Filtered Excellence: March 7, 2019

Bob Geldof once asked us, “Where is the filtered excellence!?” It’s right here. Once a week we take a break from comedy to bring you this week’s […]
March 7, 2019

Comedy Central’s Clusterfest Announces 2019 Lineup

Comedy Central’s Clusterfest (seems they’ve dropped that whole Colossal thing somewhere) is back for its third annual San Fransisco comedy super-festival and they’ve announced their 2019 […]
March 4, 2019

Toronto-L.A. Comedian Steph Tolev Celebrates Her New Album in New York!

Our next Comedy Records showcase happens this Monday (March 4) at New York Comedy Club’s Gramercy location! As always the lineup will feature a mix of […]
March 4, 2019

Skankfest Announces Line Up and Ticket Sales

Three day all access badges and single day passes are now on sale for Skankfest 2019. The 4th annual, 3 day event is more of a […]
March 2, 2019

Comedy Bits: This Week’s Comedy Stories From Ricky Gervais, Howard Stern, Kevin Pollak, Eugene Mirman, Adam McKay and More

Last week the comedy world was shattered by a tragic loss, with the death of Brody Stevens. This week’s biggest story is all about healing. The […]
February 28, 2019

The Filtered Excellence: February 28, 2019

Bob Geldof once asked us, “Where is the filtered excellence!?” It’s right here. Once a week we take a break from comedy to bring you this week’s […]
February 27, 2019

Just For Laughs Hears Canadian Comedians Complaints; Reacts With Total Revamp of SiriusXM Plans

It’s a big win for comedy, Just for Laughs, and Canada tonight as Just for Laughs released the news that they have completely restructured their plans […]
February 27, 2019

Inaugural Black Women in Comedy Fest Turns Up the Volume on Muted Voices

To hear her tell it, the inaugural Black Women in Comedy Festival, coming to Brooklyn this weekend (February 28th-March 3rd, 2019), is really just a dream […]
February 27, 2019

SXSW Comedy Announces Paul F. Tomkins, Doug Loves Movies, Broad City Before Anyone Else and More!

  With a few short weeks until South by Southwest kicks off, the long-running Texas festival has finally released its comedy lineup. Eight days of offerings […]
February 24, 2019

Comedy Bits: The Razzies are In, Pilot News, a Larry Sanders Tribute, New Podcasts; Iliza Shlesinger, Abby Elliott, Nathan Macintosh, Jimmy Fallon, Lonely Island and More

This week in comedy news was dominated by a devastating story. The entire comedy community was rocked to learn that LA comedy bedrock Brody Stevens committed […]
February 23, 2019

Comedians Remember Brody Stevens With Broken Hearts

Comedian Brody Stevens died on Friday at the age of 48. TMZ reported that Stevens committed suicide in his Los Angeles home. Stevens had struggled with […]