June 18, 2017

Notes From a Comedy Junkie West Coast Edition: Colossal Clusterfest and The Comedy Store

Sara Dahms is a comedy superfan who even goes so far as to call herself a comedy nerd. Raised on National Lampoon, John Hughes, Gene Wilder, and […]
August 17, 2015

Instagram Megastar ‘Fat Jewish’ Gets Called Out For Joke Theft

It was announced on Friday that Josh Ostrovsky, who is the person behind the instagram mega-hit personality "The Fat Jewish was signed to CAA, one of the largest talent agencies in the US.
June 15, 2014

Out of the Tarpit: The Rebirth of the LA Comedy Club Scene

A few years ago, anyone paying attention to the stand-up scene in Los Angeles would have been within their rights to think that the clubs were aging dinosaurs, sinking slowly to their death in a tar pit they’d never be able to escape. The Big Three (The Comedy Store, the Improv and the Laugh Factory) were not having their better days and it seemed like everything they did to get unstuck just made them sink deeper and deeper. But today, business is booming, with the clubs drawing stronger audiences to watch a broader range of comedians and really reasserting their relevance in comedy and pop culture.