May 23, 2019

Boston Calling Emcee Anticipates Wow Moments at Festival’s Landmark 10th Edition

Even as New England music and comedy festival Boston Calling enters its tenth iteration, It’s always nice to know that even the most seasoned performers can […]
May 11, 2019

David Cross Navigates his Way Through Colonics, Kids, and Trump’s America in Oh, Come On

“Speaking of taking a rape shower, I’m starting to regret my vote for Donald Trump.” That segue nicely captures the acerbic tone of David Cross’ impressive […]
May 5, 2019

Canada’s Crusader Sandra Battaglini Discusses Her Inaugural Year Representing Canadian Voices

Our next showcase with Comedy Records happens Monday [May 6] at the Gramercy location of New York Comedy Club and as always, the lineup will feature […]
April 25, 2019

The Strange and Wonderful Barry Marder on Letters From a Nut: the Movie, Becoming Jerry Seinfeld’s Best Friend, and the Genesis of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Back in the late 90’s a wonderful book series came into being that has since spawned many offspring including nine or so book sequels, multiple stage […]
April 22, 2019

Loyiso Gola Brings the Sharp Insight of a Keen Observer to NY, Moontower and the US

Two-time Emmy nominated South African comedian, Loyiso Gola, just finished a hit run of his show, Loyiso Gola: Unlearning, at New York City’s SoHo Playhouse- he […]
February 18, 2019

Nate Bargatze Is Going to Make YOU Look Good in Vancouver

Nate Bargatze knows you brought five friends to the show. And he’s gonna kill it, not just because he wants to do well, but because he […]
February 14, 2019

Rory Scovel’s Giggle, and His Many Spinning Plates

The Many Spinning Plates of Rory Scovel If you haven’t yet taken a stance on Rory Scovel’s giggle, get ready to take a side- you stand […]
February 5, 2019

L.A. Has Been Good for Kurt Metzger: Vitamin D, Dating and Coming Soon…A New Podcast

JFL NorthWest, Vancouver’s Just for Laughs Festival, is back in February 2019 to deliver 10 days of stand-up, podcast, improv and sketch performances. After a successful […]
January 28, 2019

Mike Ward Sets the Record Straight With Infamous

Mike Ward On the Modern Mob, Putting His Story on the Record, and Working on the Cumia Network You gotta be bold if you’re going to […]
January 26, 2019

The Beautifully Manic Homecoming of A Canadian Comedian: Dave Merheje Helps Rep His Country in Comedy

If you looked up in Time’s Square earlier this month you would have seen the comedians of the world billboard, if you looked a little bit […]
January 16, 2019

Chris Distefano Isn’t Trying to Save the World in His New Comedy Central Special

Comedian and actor Chris Distefano is heading into 2019 strong. With his first hour standup special premiering, his popular TV series extended, and an overall deal […]
December 17, 2018

Brian Regan Finally Has His Own TV Show; Here’s How Jerry Seinfeld Helped Make It Happen

Brian Regan is definitely in the running on any list of America’s favorite stand up comedian. His fanbase is gigantic, he’s beloved by millions, and he […]
December 10, 2018

The Quiet Rage of Paul Lieberstein: How Suppressing Anger for Years Led to Serious Physical Pain AND a Great Surrealist Comedy Film

If you were a fan of the American version of The Office, Paul Lieberstein’s already a familiar face thanks to his role as the mild-mannered Toby, […]
December 5, 2018

Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan Say Farewell…Potentially

December 4 may be the last time Broken Lizard fans can catch Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan performing stand-up together. Potentially. Steve Lemme & Kevin Heffernan: […]
November 10, 2018

In Sally4Ever Julia Davis Brings to HBO a Brilliant Dark and Dirty Comedy for Grown Ups

  Fans of HBO’s hard-hitting dark comedies have an exciting surprise coming this Sunday at 10:30pm E/P. The premiere of a new series from one of […]
October 25, 2018

Dan Soder and the Art of Being Reasonable: A Conversation on a Walk to a Wawa

Dan Soder discusses performing in Philadelphia, The Bonfire, and the art of just being reasonable. By Mick Taylor Any fan of stand-up comedy has been aware […]
October 10, 2018

Sam Jay Greets a Stratospheric Moment With a Smile and a Shrug

I aspire to the calm and cool of Sam Jay. Ahead of a four show night at Newport’s Rogue Island Comedy Festival, the Comedy Lineup comic […]
October 3, 2018

D.L. Hughley Challenges Audience With Strong Perspective in New Netflix Special: “I think we have, as comedians, an obligation to help society see itself.”

There are two closed-captioning surprises to be found when watching D.L. Hughley’s latest hourlong special (and first for Netflix), Contrarian. The first is the description of […]
October 1, 2018

NY Festival Set to Smash Stereotypes About Women in Comedy

A monthly comedy show in New York City featuring female stand-ups, storytellers, characters and improv performers is now an annual festival, getting ready to kick off […]
September 24, 2018

Maria Bamford’s Purple Vans, Vision Boards, and Park Benches All Add Up to Fabulous

This week, Toronto is exploding with comedy for the 10 day JFL42 festival. One of the highlights of the fest is the finale of a year […]
September 22, 2018

Finding Gilda Radner: How One Woman Went From an Actress to a Feature Filmmaker Who Would Open the Tribeca Film Fest After Being Inspired by Gilda

This weekend, “Love, Gilda” the documentary about comedy legend Gilda Radner is in theaters that opened this year’s Tribeca Film Fest is in theaters. I spoke […]
September 21, 2018

Tom Papa’s Food Network Show Delivers the Message You’ve Been Waiting to Hear: Bread is Not Only Good, It’s Great!

Tom Papa‘s new food network show, Baked, is not about getting high, but it will make you very very hungry. Tom is the new king of […]
September 20, 2018

Reggie Watts JFL42 Preview: Why HBO’s Barry is a Real Breakthrough, and How Absurdism Can Create Change

  It’s never worthwhile to ask Reggie Watts what to expect from his performances. The highly innovative comedian/musician/bandleader/actor’s success hinges on his ability to continually subvert […]
September 19, 2018

Get to Know the Funniest Comedians in Canada; SiriusXM’s 2018 Top Comic Finalists!

It’s time again for #JFL42, one of best comedy festivals in North America. International stand up superstars have sold out Toronto’s theaters, some of the best comedians […]
September 2, 2018

Mike Vecchione Has a Brand New Album Out and Everything’s Changed

Mike Vecchione talks with us about the release of his new comedy album The Worst kind of Thoughtful. Mike Vecchione’s newest comedy album, The Worst kind […]
September 1, 2018

New York Comedy Club Makes Some Very Cool History in New York City: We Talked With Its Owners About the Big Move

Positively Fourth Street: New York Comedy Club Opens Its Second New York Location in the East Village It feels like yesterday when we first met Emilio […]
August 30, 2018

After SNL: Brooks Wheelan Talks About Leaving Saturday Night Live and His Plans for the Future

Brooks Wheelan sits at The Porthole located off Commercial Street in Portland, Maine, eating a lobster roll. This mucky waterfront eatery has been a Custom House […]