February 15, 2017

Chris Distefano Gets a Wife for His CBS Pilot

Back in August,  we reported that Guy Code and Benders co-star, and New York City stand up Chris Distefano had locked in a sitcom deal with […]
October 10, 2016

Converge Management Makes a Major Move, Christi Chiello Breaks Her Roast Losing Streak Plus News From Chris Distefano, Rich Vos, Pete Correale 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 […]
June 5, 2016

Skankfest Promises to Be A Very Different Kind of Comedy Festival

Skankfest is not your typical comedy festival.
April 11, 2016

Watch Kurt Metzger Deliver a Shame Speech in the New Trailer for Comedy Knockout

Some of our favorite stand up comedy friends are going to be competing on a brand new truTV show- Comedy Knock Out this spring. Kurt Metzger, Jim Norton, Dave Hill, and Liza Treyger are just a few of the names we're excited to see go head to head with one liners, captions, and more.
March 21, 2016

New York Auditions for Just For Laughs Plus News From Bonnie McFarlane, Lisa Lampanelli, 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 in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week Jeffrey covered the scene at Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Westport CT, and the Village Underground.
January 25, 2016

Roast Turns Ugly, Vlad Pilot Progresses and More News From the New York 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 was at Gotham, The Stand, and New York Comedy Club.
December 30, 2015

IFC Cancels New Comedy After One Season

Deadline is reporting that IFC is not renewing IFC's new hockey comedy series Benders. The series launched in the fall and ran for eight episodes but reportedly received lukewarm ratings.
October 19, 2015

Lewis Black Shows Up to Support Kathleen Madigan, David Steinberg Headlines Private Show and News from Joe Machi, Sam Morril, Joe List, Nick Alexander 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 in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week, Jeffrey stopped at Gotham, The Grisly Pear, The Cellar, Greenwich Comedy Club and more!
August 13, 2015

New York Comedy Club Owners Open Second NYC Venue

Last Thursday night was the grand opening of New York City's newest club, The Standing Room in Queens New York. The new owners completely renovated the space, which formerly The Laughing Devil comedy club, and the result is a gorgeous, cozy space with a very modern clean look, wooden tables and chairs, and a beautiful bar where signature cocktails are "designed."
May 20, 2015

The Letterman Effect: 15 Comedians Talk About What Performing on Letterman Meant to Them

We spoke to 15 comedians who were invited to perform on Letterman's show and asked them what it was like, what it meant to their careers, and what they think Letterman's legacy will be
May 5, 2015

Chris Distefano Performs Stand Up on Late Night

Last Night on Late Night with Seth Meyers Chris Distefano performed stand up for the late night audience. He's having a baby with his girlfriend who is Puerto Rican. And when your Puerto Rican girlfriend is pregnant, anything can happen.
May 4, 2015

Comedians On Late Night TV Monday May 4: Will Ferrell, Lily Tomlin, Chris Distefano, Jeff Garlin, Paul F. Tompkins and More

Tonight, Letterman welcomes the President and someone who played one on SNL.
April 20, 2015

Andrew Dice Clay News and More From Loni Love, Paul Virzi and The Equal Pay Benefit

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 reports from Comedy Juice, and New York Comedy Club.
March 30, 2015

Bill Burr On Ice with Paul Virzi. John Oliver, Lewis Black, Will Arnett On the MSG Red Carpet. And Much Much More in the NYC Clubs This Week

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 reports from Comedy Juice, The Stand, The Red Carpet at Madison Square Garden, The Nightly Show studios, and more…
March 11, 2015

New MTV2 Game Show Joking Off Stars Host DeRay Davis, Liza Treyger, Matteo Lane and More

MTV2 premieres its new comedy competition show "Joking Off" on the perfect day, April 1st.
January 5, 2015

Artie Lange’s New Podcast, Details on Wet Hot American Summer, Tammy Pescatelli Working on a Sitcom, and a Prestigious Club Sets a World Record

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. After missing two weeks to make some room for year end specials, this week, Jeffrey found out what's new with Janeane Garofalo, what Artie Lange has planned for his first podcast, the story behind Greer Barnes' new CD and a full report from the Metropolitan Club's 60 hour world record breaking show marathon.
September 10, 2014

Hoboken Comedy Festival to Raise Money for Humane Society

The 5th Annual Hoboken Comedy Festival will cone again be supporting local business as well as donating $1 from every ticket to the Liberty Humane Society, a Jersey City dog shelter which supports Low-Cost Veterinary Clinics and Dog and Cat Adoption Services for all of Hudson County. Donation bins will also be available on site at all performances.
August 6, 2014

13 Going on 30: Young Comedians On the Rise

This newest group of young comedians is rising through the ranks and they are building their acts. They have raw, fresh talent that has already brought them early successes with TV appearances, album releases, festival performances and YouTube hits. They've built impressive followings in the comedy circuits in New York and L.A., on college campuses, and though social media, and deserve even more recognition for their individual brands of comedy. They are 13 comics under the age of 30 and they are the next wave.
July 1, 2014

Who Is Jeffrey Gurian and Why Does Everyone in Comedy Know Him!?

Jeffrey Gurian is one of the most well known fixtures in the comedy world. You'll see him in clubs, at most comedy festivals, and at red carpets with a microphone in hand ready to interview his favorite comics. He's not a comedian (although he has performed stand up), and he doesn't work for a major television network. He isn't a super agent, or comedy club owner. Jeffrey isn't a 'power player' in the usual sense of the word. He hosts his interviews for his own self-produced YouTube Channel, Comedy Matters TV. So you might not expect him to be one of the most connected people in the world of comedy, and yet, he is.
June 7, 2014

Chris Distefano’s ‘Half Hour’ on Comedy Central Premiers

Comedian Chris Distefano's half our comedy special premiers as part of Comedy Central's "Half Hour Series".
June 6, 2014

Comedy Central Half Hour Starts Tonight With Chris Distefano and Michael Che

Comedian Chris Distefano’s half our comedy special premiers as part of Comedy Central’s “Half Hour Series”. Distefano is the first comedian to appear on this season's series, and you can catch him on Comedy Central at 12:00 midnight, tonight. Immediately following Chris' half hour, you can catch Michael Che from 12:30 to 1am.