January 28, 2017

Notes From a Comedy Junkie: A Chicago Fan Takes a Comedy Vacation in NYC

Sarah 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 […]
September 10, 2016

Eddie Murphy Gives Kimmel a Definite Maybe About Returning To Stand Up

It's not often you see Eddie Murphy on television. Even his appearance at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special last year was a bigger entertainment story than the special itself.
August 24, 2016

Eddie Murphy Considering a Return to Stand-Up

Eddie Murphy recently sat down with Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter to record an episode of Feinberg’s podcast, Awards Chatter. Murphy was in studio to talk […]
June 14, 2016

Bill Murray To Receive Comedy’s Biggest Honor

Bill Murray enters the unofficial Comedy Hall of Fame. Since 1998, The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor has been considered the top prize in the […]
June 13, 2016

Jon Lovitz in NYC, A Giant Rap Star at New York Comedy Club and News From Aaron Berg, Jason Scoop

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 in at The Stand, the New York Comedy Club and Gotham Comedy Club.
March 6, 2016

Jay Pharaoh Channels The Black Comedy Hall of Fame

Last night on Saturday Night Live's weekend update, Jay Pharoah took on the Katt Williams vs Kevin Hart dispute.
November 13, 2015

Tracy Morgan In Talks To Play Comedy Icon Redd Foxx

Tracy Morgan is in negotiations to join an already impressive cast in the Lee Daniels Richard Pryor biopic that is in the works. Morgan will reportedly play comedy icon Redd Foxx in the film if talks pan out. Before starring in the hit sitcom Sanford and Son, Foxx owned the local comedy club that gave Pryor his first stage time.
October 30, 2015

12 Comedians With Real Style

We focus on everything comedy - and that includes comedy style. Not just their presence or their material, but the fashion sense they rock. Some comics build huge careers while never outgrowing 12-year-old outfits of hoodie, t-shirt, and jeans, and that's fine. But other comedians manage to both be funny and develop a style of their own, and so why not celebrate their individuality and smashing sense of self. Here's a ranking of 12 comics with the best style.
October 22, 2015

David Spade Details Fallout After Famous Feud With Eddie Murphy in New Book

David Spade's new book "Almost Interesting" is out this week and Salon.com posted an excerpt from the book detailing the infamous feud with Eddie Murphy that began when Spade insulted Murphy on his popular Weekend Update segment, "Hollywood Minute."
October 19, 2015

Eddie Murphy Performs Stand Up, Jokes About Cosby During Kennedy Center Honors

Sunday night at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Eddie Murphy accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and for the first time in 28 years, told jokes on stage.
October 14, 2015

Eddie Murphy Talks About Pondering a Stand Up Return, and Why He Didn’t Play Cosby on SNL40

In an interview with the Washington Post, Eddie Murphy talked about a slew of projects on his plate-- none of which are not related to comedy.
August 30, 2015

Eddie Murphy, Kate Hudson, and Oprah Confirmed for Richard Pryor Biopic

Deadline confirmed this weekend that the long-awaited biopic of comedy legend Richard Pryor would include Eddie Murphy, Kate Hudson and Oprah. It was just over a […]
August 14, 2015

Jim Norton Counted Down the Top 50 Stand Up Comics As Voted by SiriusXM Listeners

On Thursday SiriusXM launched a new comedy channel called Comedy Greats that will play the legends of comedy around the clock.  For their big launch event, Comedian […]
August 12, 2015

Famous Comedians Handle Hecklers

Comedy fans at digg.com put together this compilation of some of our most famous comics putting down hecklers.
March 14, 2015

Eddie Murphy May Join Richard Pryor Bio Pic

The new Lee Daniels film about the life of Richard Pryor may be bringing Eddie Murphy on board.
February 22, 2015

The Comedy Guide To Tonight’s Oscars

One thing the Academy Awards always needs is some comic relief during the hours long ceremony.
February 20, 2015

Cosby Gives Eddie Murphy Props

Eddie Murphy turned down a chance to impersonate Bill Cosby on the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special on NBC this past Sunday.
February 19, 2015

Norm Macdonald: Eddie Murphy Turned Down Playing Cosby On SNL 40’s “Celebrity Jeopardy”

There's been plenty of speculation and criticism over Eddie Murphy's appearance on SNL 40: Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary Special.
February 16, 2015

SNL 40: Eddie Murphy Returns To Saturday Night Live

Eddie Murphy stepped back on to the Saturday Night Live stage for the first time in 31 years.
February 15, 2015

SNL 40: Live From New York, It’s Saturday Night…On A Sunday!

Saturday Night Live is celebrating its 40th season with gigantic special Sunday Night on NBC. It's a reunion of players, hosts and performers from the original season to current one and every one in between. So far, no one really knows what to expect when the special airs live on Sunday night. One of the anticipated moments is the return of Eddie Murphy to SNL after 31 years and he didn't know how it was all going to work.
February 12, 2015

Third Annual Patrice O’Neal Benefit: What You Missed

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. Tonight, a special extra report, from the Third Annual Patrice O'Neal Benefit at City Center in New York City.
February 7, 2015

Eddie Murphy Explains His Change of Heart About SNL

Eddie Murphy is one the most anticipated parts of the upcoming Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary special. He's never been back to the show since hosting just a few months after leaving the cast in 1984. He returns Sunday, February 15th when cast members past and present reminiscence about four decades of SNL.
February 6, 2015

Around the Industry This Week in Comedy…The Punchline is Moving, Jerrod Carmichael Pilot Tapes, TCGS Gets a Date and a Roommate

The stories and news people talk about around the industry when the club closes and they’re sitting at the bar….
January 31, 2015

Eddie Murphy Returning To SNL For The First Time in 31 Years

Eddie Murphy is heading back to Saturday Night Live after 31 years.
January 10, 2015

Eddie Murphy Releases New Reggae Track

Eddie Murphy has put out a new reggae song he recorded, called "Oh Jah Jah".
October 17, 2014

Eddie Murphy Going Dramatic

Eddie Murphy will be doing a dramatic twist with career in a new film directed by Bruce Beresford.
August 29, 2014

Neal Brennan Talks About The Approval Matrix, Comedy Kale and Why Journalists are Hypocrites

Neal Brennan—a standup veteran, writer, director of Inside Amy Schumer, and co-creator of Chapelle's Show—has now taken on yet another venture: he's the host of Sundance's new show The Approval Matrix. Currently in its third week, the show is based on the much-loved back page of New York Magazine, which grades pop culture topics on a scale of “brilliant to despicable,” and “low-brow to high-brow.” With only three episodes under his belt, Brennan has already managed to offend masses, calling Louie C.K. “the kale of comedy” and stating that he believes “affirmative action has no place in art.” Neal sat down with us to discuss his new job, his comments about kale, and why he thinks journalists are hypocrites (uh-oh).