March 1, 2018

Comedians Give Love, Respect to Barry Crimmins

There are many ways a comedian can leave a mark on the world.  Some through gigantic celebrity, some through their brilliant work, and their affect on […]
January 3, 2018

2017 Comedy Awards! Here Are Your Winners (As Voted For By You!) For the Fourth Annual Comedy Awards

Best of Everything in Comedy 2017 as Chosen by You Well 2017 was a shitty year but there was some great great comedy.  Before we start […]
September 23, 2017

Matt Braunger and Ms. Pat Headline Boston Comedy Festival, Disagree About Merits of Zumba

Somerville’s Arts at the Armory is a tough venue to describe. Somehow both cavernous and intimate, it defies most descriptions of its feel. But Matt Braunger […]
August 10, 2017

Barry Crimmins Ties the Knot in Chicago

Barry Crimmins married photographer/font designer Helen Lysen in Chicago yesterday in an intimate ceremony officiated by Tim Kazurinsky (SNL/Broadway/film alum). Crimmins’ pal and noted auteur Bobcat […]
April 24, 2017

Party at the Moontower!

Moontower 2017 is a wrap, and everyone is still recovering– some of us are recovering from laughing too hard too often, others from sunburn and dehydration, […]
January 11, 2017

Barry Crimmins and Kurt Metzger in Frightening Hit and Run with 18 Wheeler

  Dream-team comedy duo Barry Crimmins and Kurt Metzger set out for the next leg of their You’re Making It Worse tour on Wednesday afternoon, with […]
December 26, 2016

The Ten Best Comedy Specials of 2016! Vote for Your Favorite

Our celebration of all things comedy in 2016 continues with the 10 best comedy specials released this year. This was our most difficult category, because there […]
December 24, 2016

#Highlander2016: There Can Be Only One Comedy Football Survivor Challenge

This year, SiriusXM’s Bennington Show and are teaming up to bring you the THIRD annual Highlander: There Can Be Only ONE Comedian Football Challenge.  Only the toughest survive […]
December 21, 2016

Barry Crimmins Gets Some International Love From The Guardian

  In late October, Barry Crimmins’ first hour special, called Whatever Threatens You, was released via Louis C.K.’s website. Since it dropped, the special has received […]
November 7, 2016

What’s Your F#@ing Deal?! Announces Killer Season Two Line Up

Big Jay Oakerson’s hit series is back for a second season at Seeso, with ten tapings planned for the week of November 6, 2016. Do not […]
November 5, 2016

How the Essential Comedy of Barry Crimmins Made Its Way to Lawrence Kansas

Barry Crimmins just released his first hour special, Barry Crimmins: Whatever Threatens You, and its well worth the wait. The special is excellent, surely one of the […]
October 26, 2016

Barry Crimmins Remembers Kevin Meaney

Comedian and satirist Barry Crimmins called in to Ron Bennington’s Bennington show on Monday and sang the praises of the late comedian Kevin Meaney, who passed […]
October 23, 2016

Louis CK Gives Huge Love and Respect to Barry Crimmins, and Releases His First Hour Special

This past summer, Louis C.K. teamed up with friend and fellow comic Barry Crimmins, producing and directing Crimmins’ first hour special, Whatever Threatens You. Since then, […]
August 18, 2016

Kurt Metzger Says He Told Schumer to Do Whatever She Needed to Do, Talks Controversy on Race Wars

Update! Schumer says that Inside Amy Schumer is still on.  Comedian Kurt Metzger had everyone talking this week after a recent string of Facebook posts. The posts concerned […]
June 13, 2016

Louis C.K. Addresses ‘Gawker’ Allegations, and Confirms ‘Louie’ Series Is Done, in Candid Interview with NY Magazine

The cover story of today’s issue of New York Magazine features an in-depth interview with comedian and actor Louis C.K. The comic sat down with NY Mag’s David Marchese to discuss a myriad of topics: C.K’s feelings on Horace and Pete and how it was received, his opinions on the current presidential election, his thoughts on click bait and internet discourse, the rumors about him that Gawker circulated last year, and how cutting the internet out of his life has affected his masturbation tendencies.
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 17, 2016

Louis CK to Produce Barry Crimmins Hour Special in June

Brilliant satirist, writer, comedian and advocate Barry Crimmins has announced that he will film a new hour comedy special in June. The special is being produced by Louis C.K.'s Pig Newton and will be filmed at the Lawrence Art Center, in Lawrence, Kansas.
March 31, 2016

World Premiere of Bill Hicks Rant in E-Minor: Variations Will Air on SiriusXM’s Comedy Greats Channel

This Friday April 1, SiriusXM will air the world premiere of an uncut original performance, Bill Hicks Rant in E-Minor: Variations on SiriusXM's Comedy Greats Channel. As part of the special event, Ron Bennington will host Bill Hicks: A Life in Comedy, an hour special featuring some of today's most important and admired comedians talking about why Bill Hicks was so important to comedy.
October 12, 2015

Bobcat Headlines Gotham, Steve Marden Wins, A Management Change 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, New York Comedy Club, QED, The Stand, Creek and the Cave and more!
September 11, 2015

#Highlander 2015: There Can Be Only One Comedy Football Challenge

This year, SiriusXM’s Bennington Show and are teaming up to bring you the SECOND annual “Highlander: There Can Be Only ONE Comedian Football Challenge. It’s the toughest, the strongest and the winningest comedians competing in a fight-to-the-finish NFL Football Survivor Pool. They are fighting for pride, and to win a football signed by Rob Gronkowski. That's right, the Gronk Ball.
September 3, 2015

Bobcat Goldthwait Doesn’t Like to Be Hugged

Bobcat Goldthwait was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to talk about his amazing new biodoc, Call Me Lucky. He talked about Barry Crimmins, […]
August 22, 2015

Bobcat Goldthwait Remembers Working on Police Academy Movies

“How To Be Amazing” is an interview show, where Michael Ian Black (who’s pretty amazing himself)talks to folks who have done something, or are, amazing in their choice of career or life paths.
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 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 7, 2015

Bobcat Goldthwait’s Crimmins Documentary is Dark, Funny, and Life Affirming

Last week I had the privilege of talking with Barry Crimmins and Bobcat Goldthwait about their new documentary "Call Me Lucky."
July 22, 2015

Bobcat Goldthwait and Barry Crimmins to Guest on SiriusXM’s Unmasked

Film maker Bobcat Goldthwait and comedian, satirist and activist (and film subject) Barry Crimmins will be sitting down with Ron Bennington to tape an episode of Unmasked at SiriusXM on Wednesday July 29th and you can be in the audience.
July 15, 2015

The Official Trailer for “Call Me Lucky” Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait is Here

We've been following the journey of Call Me Lucky since before it premiered at Sundance. We're big fans of Barry Crimmins who is the subject of the documentary, and its no stretch for us to say that Bobcat Goldthwait is one of the best directors working today.