March 26, 2018

The Future is Female! Persisticon Event Brought Comedy, Art, Music and Electing Women Together at Brooklyn Bell House

There’s not a whole lot to feel good about as a progressive these days. But on a Sunday night in liberal utopia Brooklyn, Persisticon- an event […]
March 13, 2018

Catch a Peek at Netflix’s New Half Hour Specials

Netflix’s half hour stand up special series, “The Stand Ups” returns for a second season on March 20th featuring sets from Rachel Feinstein, Kyle Kinane, Joe […]
February 20, 2018

Season Two of The Stand Ups Gets a Premiere Date!

Netflix has become the biggest platform for stand up comedians to premiere hour specials and last summer the platform debuted their version of the half-hour special […]
January 17, 2018

New York Comedians Detail The Surprising Pitfalls of Covering Trump

You already know comedians who do Trump jokes hate political correctness, but they also don’t want to hear “clapter,” hate liberal infighting, and find “pat on […]
November 2, 2017

Review: Bojack Horseman Season Four: The Series’ Darkest Yet

It says something about BoJack Horseman’s maudlin reputation that a finale that finally acknowledges the crumbling of a relationship, can also be viewed as “hopeful.” And […]
October 28, 2017

Joe List, Gina Yashere Among Comics Who Will Record Half Hour Netflix Specials for Season 2 of The Stand Ups

Last July Netflix debuted their new series- The Stand Ups- a supplement to their weekly release of comedy hour specials.  The series spotlights six comedians with […]
October 25, 2017

Flatbush Misdemeanors is Back With Some Big New Surprises

Last Spring we became gigantic fans of a new web series, Flatbush Misdemeanors. Created by Dan Perlman and Kevin Iso, the series follows the lives of […]
May 8, 2017

Gail Meets Girls: Aparna Nancherla and Jacqueline Novak

Today on an all new Gail Meets Girls, Gail meets up with comedians Aparna Nancherla and Jacqueline Novak. The girls discussed how stand up is like stripping, […]
January 21, 2017

Bennington Show Airs First of a Series of Breakthrough Artists

SiriusXM’s Ron Bennington and Gail Bennington released the first special in a series that will focus on breaking artists in comedy, airing performances from stand up […]
December 20, 2016

The Ten Best Comedy Albums of 2016! Vote For #1

There were some outstanding comedy albums released in 2016, and these ten are our favorites. A couple of our picks are audio versions of specials, but […]
September 15, 2016

’Schtick or Treat’ Showcase & Over a Dozen New Specials Part of Comedy Streaming Fest

Seeso, NBCUniversal’s comedy streaming platform that launched earlier this year, has made a big mark in the short time that it’s been around. The platform has a […]
August 22, 2016

One of the Best Comedies of the Year Ends After Season Two

The news came in today that season two of The Jim Gaffigan Show will be the series’ last season.  Like with many breakups, Jim Gaffigan announced on social […]
August 22, 2016

Get Up to Speed on the Half Hour Comedy Special Air Dates on Comedy Central

Every year, there are a few announcements we can’t wait to hear. Just for Laugh’s New Faces, and Variety’s 10 to Watch, are two of our […]
August 3, 2016

Michael Ian Black Pits Comic Against Comic to Debate the Most Unimportant Issues of Our Time

For those of you who didn’t grab tickets to the tapings on 106 and Park back in May, this is your first chance to get a […]
July 19, 2016

Ian Abramson’s Weirdly Wonderful 7 Minutes in Purgatory Now on Comedy Central Digital

Congratulations to Ian Abramson, whose weirdly wonderful touring live show “7 Minutes in Purgatory” has been picked up by Comedy Central Digital. Since the beginning of […]
July 8, 2016

Aparna Nancherla Performs Stand Up On Conan

  Aparna Nancherla performed stand up on Conan last night, giving you a chance to see why everyone loves Aparna. You’ll also have a chance to […]
June 25, 2016

Live Nation Opening Comedy Club In Philadelphia

Great news for Philadelphia comedy fans: Fishtown, the city’s burgeoning hub of arts, food and culture, has just added a brand new comedy club to its ranks. Punchline Philly, located off of Canal Street near Delaware Avenue, is the first new comedy club to open up in the city in a decade.
June 23, 2016

Denver Festival Announces Amazing Lineup For Its Fourth Annual

The fourth annual High Plains Comedy Festival has just announced the first wave of comics for this year’s event, and the roster continues their tradition of […]
June 7, 2016

Roy Wood Jr., James Adomian and More Make Variety’s ’10 Comics to Watch for 2016’

Variety has just released the 16th iteration of its 10 Comics to Watch series in preparation for next month’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. […]
June 1, 2016

Just For Laughs Montreal Adds More Big Names! Carrie Fisher, Sarah Silverman and more!

The Just For Laughs Festival continues to roll out the biggest names in comedy.
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 9, 2016

Joe Machi, Mike Recine, Emily Heller, Ramon Rivas and More Will Tape Half Hours For Comedy Central

This summer, some of our favorite young comics will be recording half hour specials with Comedy Central. We're very excited to see these 17 tremendous young talents getting the recognition and the opportunity to record their first specials.
May 7, 2016

Tig Notaro Starting Her Own Comedy Recording Label, Signs First Comic

In an interview with Billboard, comedian Tig Notaro revealed that she will soon be launching her own comedy label called Bentzen Ball Records.
May 6, 2016

Your Favorite Comics Will Debate Inane Issues on Michael Ian Black’s Debate Wars

NBCUniversal announced today that they will continue to expand the programming for their comedy streaming service, Seeso, with the addition of their new show,
April 5, 2016

Elizabeth Banks Wants You To Enjoy Her WhoHaHa

Elizabeth Banks believes if men can do it, they probably learned it from a woman.
November 21, 2015

The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail Gets a Third Season

Comedy Central announced today that they're giving the go ahead to Season Three of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. The little show held in the back of a comic shop is LA's hottest stand up show and now it's coming back to Comedy Central for another round of shows.
November 10, 2015

Enjoying the New York Comedy Festival: The Definitive Guide

We cover the country, but New York's our home, so it's an exciting week when the New York Comedy Festival comes around. It's unlike any other festival in the country. It's gigantic, but it's also decidedly unfestival-like because it's spread out through the entire city without a central focal point. Any week of the year there is a massive festival-worthy list of great comedy happening in New York City so by the time you add in a few extra headlining events, what you really have is a gigantic list of impossible choices and tough decisions.