December 29, 2014

Jeffrey Gurian’s Favorite Comedy Things! A 2014 Year in Review

Any time you try to make a list of the "top" anything, it's always a little bit subjective, due to the point of view of the writer. With the understanding that it's not an exact science, and really just an opinion, I will give you my top 15 comedy events list of 2014, of all the events that I covered during the year. Some of the events I was involved with in some way, but most of them not! I tried to be as impartial as I could.
December 1, 2014

Seth Herzog and Monroe Martin’s TV Gigs, Jen Kirkman is Thin, and Brad Williams Doesn’t Play By The Rules This Week in NYC 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 went to a Friar's Club Event, and saw Dave Attell, and Brad Williams. Plus find out where your comedy friends spent their Thanksgivings.
October 19, 2014

Shecky Greene Goes on Gilbert Gottfried’s Podcast. Is the Feud Over or is this Round 2!?

Shecky Greene calls into Gilbert Gottfried's podcast on an episode that goes live THIS MONDAY!
October 13, 2014

Joel McHale, Penny Marshall and Richard Pryor Jr, This Week in NYC Comedy

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. In today’s column, find out what went down on the Red Carpet when The Friar's Club honored Robert DeNiro, hear what Anthony Jeselnik is up to, and find out which famous stand up comedian was also a great singer! Visit Jeffrey’s website at comedymatterstv.com, where you can watch his interviews with everyone in comedy who matters!
September 22, 2014

Chris Rock Surprise Show, Friars Honor Jerry Lewis, and News From Adam Ferrara in New York Clubs This Week

Jeffrey Gurian 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. In today’s column, the Friars Club renames their building after Jerry Lewis, Chris Rock does a surprise set at The Comic Strip, Jeffrey talks with Adam Ferrara, and more!
August 11, 2014

Paul Provenza and Ron Funches Hit Up NYC Clubs

Jeffrey Gurian left the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal weeks ago, but he's still jumping around New York, and anywhere else that comedy calls. Follow his column to find out what's happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York.
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 9, 2014

Susie Essman: Jerry Lewis Never Was Funny

Comedian Susie Essman, who is best known for her role as Susie Greene on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, and comedy scenester Jeffrey Gurian stopped by the Ron and Fez Show last week to talk comedy. Susie had just come back from the Friar's Club, where they were interviewing her for a PBS documentary on the famous club. After reminiscing about some great Friar's Club moments, the subject of Jerry Lewis came up, and Essman revealed that she had been invited to a tribute to Jerry Lewis, but refused to go.
April 24, 2014

Gilbert Gottfried Talks About the Joke That Tore Shecky Greene, and the Friars Club Apart

Here we go again, Gilbert Gottfried told a joke and someone's upset. Sounds familiar right? Gottfried's been in trouble a few times before (more on that below). This time, at least nobody is expecting an apology.
April 22, 2014

Shecky Greene Quits Friars Club Over Gilbert Gottfried’s Act

Comedy legend Shecky Greene, 88, has been a member of the Friar's club for decades, but today he tore up his membership card and said he's finished. And it's all because of Gilbert Gotfried's dirty mouth. Shecky came by the SiriusXM studios along with his friend and fellow Friar Jeffrey Gurian, to sit down with Ron Bennington of the Ron and Fez show and talk about the incident that upset him so much that he turned in his Friars Card.
April 3, 2014

“The Set” with Greg Fitzsimmons

RJ Waldron spent some time talking with Comedian, Writer, Producer and radio host Greg Fitzsimmons for "The Set," our series of conversations with great stand up comedians.
January 29, 2014

Jeff Garlin: “Try and Stop Me!”

Actor and comedian Jeff Garlin stopped by the SiriusXM studios this week to sit down with show host Ron Bennington, to talk about what's going with his career this year.