January 20, 2016

RIOT LA Festival 2016: Your Insider’s Guide to the Best Shows

January 29-31 marks the fourth edition of Los Angeles’s RIOT comedy festival, a weekend that turns a few blocks of downtown LA into the epicenter of up-and-coming comedy from around the country.
December 14, 2015

Hours and Hours of Just For Laughs Comedy Without Leaving Home

The annual Just for Laughs Festival is undisputedly the Godfather of Comedy Festivals. Everyone in comedy has either performed at Just for Laughs or wants to, but not everyone can make it to Montreal. This year, Just for Laughs is bringing the festival to you. Today the J4L team has announced that the Pete Holmes Elevator Show, a 90 minute Prime Time Special hosted by Howie Mandell, Funny as Hell featuring plenty of stand up hotsed by Jon Dore, hours of comedy performances from Just For Laughs, and The Nasty Show hosted by Artie Lange!
December 7, 2015

Colin Quinn Surprise Appearance in Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Show, Jim Norton Artie Lange and More Headline Giants Charity Event, Plus 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 visited the Cherry Lane Theater, Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club and The Comedy Cellar.
November 23, 2015

Big Jay Oakerson and Pete Holmes Record for TV, Gotham Gets Charitable and More This Week in the 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 checked out Gotham Comedy Club, The Bitter End, The Underground and so much more!
November 18, 2015

Chevy Chase Does Rare Podcast Appearance on Gilbert Gottfried Amazing Colossal Podcast

Chevy Chase doesn't do a lot of interviews these days so his appearance on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast (and periscope!) was a big surprise for Gilbert's fans.
November 10, 2015

Enjoying the New York Comedy Festival: The Definitive Guide

We cover the country, but New York's our home, so it's an exciting week when the New York Comedy Festival comes around. It's unlike any other festival in the country. It's gigantic, but it's also decidedly unfestival-like because it's spread out through the entire city without a central focal point. Any week of the year there is a massive festival-worthy list of great comedy happening in New York City so by the time you add in a few extra headlining events, what you really have is a gigantic list of impossible choices and tough decisions.
November 9, 2015

Amy Schumer Produces Comedy Special for Rachel Feinstein, Tracy Morgan Drop in at The Stand, and More News From the NY 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 The Stand, The Village Underground, Bravo TV and more! Also Jeffrey is going up this week at Broadway Comedy Club for his first headlining gig ever! Scroll down for details and please join us to support comedy's biggest supporter this Thursday!
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 […]
July 24, 2015

9 Comedians Tell Us Who They Want to See While They’re at Montreal’s Just For Laughs

This year we are up at Just For Laughs in Montreal mingling with all of the comedy greats and asking them plenty of questions. And the first question we asked is, while you're here performing in Montreal, whose shows are you most excited to see? We asked ten comedians-- Keith Robinson, Jeff Ross, Gilbert Gottfried, Mike Recine, Emma Wilmann, Kurt Braunohler, Faisal Butt, Mike Wilmot, Thomas Middleditch, and John Dore -- who are you going to see?
July 24, 2015

Just For Laughs Holds Wake for Gilbert Gottfried, Fan Ejected From Show During Trevor Noah Gala and More News from Montreal

So much news from Montreal! Gilbert Gottfried has a very strange OCD, Jeffrey Ross has an audience member forcibly removed, and Bill Burr proves that I'm a pushover. And that's just for starters.
July 23, 2015

Chappelle Show Ends Early After a Fight Breaks Out in the Audience and More News From Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival

Yesterday was my first day back in Montreal for the 2015 Just For Laughs Festival and there's already so much to talk about I don't know where to start.
June 22, 2015

Jim Gaffigan and Jeannie Gaffigan Hour Live Talk With Ron Bennington Rescheduled

Comedian, writer, actor and producer Jim Gaffigan will be the guest on the next episode of Unmasked with host Ron Bennington. In his one hour series, Bennington interviews the biggest names in comedy about their craft, and their creativity in front of a live audience.
May 5, 2015

Mike Myers To Make First Appearance Ever at Just For Laughs 2015 Plus Dozens of Other Names Announced

In July, the comedy world heads to Montreal. It's the 33rd annual Just For Laughs Festival.
April 21, 2015

Moontower Preview: Jonathan Katz, Still Finding Comedy in Odd Places (Interview)

He has a substandard poodle, he owns the domain name patheticmen.com, his groupies are middle aged jewish couples who invite him over for soup, he likes to find comedy in odd places, and he is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of his show, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. The "he" in question, of course is stand up comedian Jonathan Katz.
March 5, 2015

Six Comedy Giants Who Got Their First Television Roles in Sitcoms

Everyone has to start somewhere. Comedians get their start in stand up of course, but those end up with giant television careers also had their first tv appearance, and it's usually pretty unglamourous. Here are six comedy giants who got their first television appearance in small guest roles on sitcoms. Enjoy these fresh young faces with their entire career ahead of them. These six youngsters had no idea where they would end up when they took these six first television roles.
March 3, 2015

Robert Smigel Explains the “Asshole” Concept Behind the Night of Too Many Stars Charity Fundraiser Event

Robert Smigel has a brand new series out, The Jack and Triumph Show on Adult Swim, and this week he also produced the gigantic Night of Too Many Stars to raise money for programs for kids with Autism.
March 2, 2015

Big Jon Stewart News Plus, Major Celebrities Attend Colin Quinn’s Premiere Screening of Cop Show and The Night of Too Many Stars Has TOO MANY STARS!

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 Colin Quinn's star studded premiere, the Night of Too Many Stars, Gotham and more...
February 16, 2015

Gilbert Gottfried, John Oliver, Colin Quinn Represent at Benefit For Kids, Tom Arnold at GCL and Kevin Nealon Shares Stage with Jerry Springer

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 The Stand, Gotham Comedy Live and Gilbert Gottfried's benefit for school kids.
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 9, 2015

Gaffigan, Gottfried, Oliver, Quinn and More Doing “Comedy For A Cause” To Benefit NYC School

This is a school fundraiser that beats out any PTA event your parents ever organized.
January 6, 2015

Gilbert Gottfried Fired, Again

It took two nights and three tasks of the new season of "The Celebrity Apprentice" before it happened.
January 5, 2015

Spoiler Alert! The Apprentice is Back and Another Woman Has a Reason To Feel Bad About Bill Cosby

The Celebrity Apprentice started its new season Sunday night.
January 4, 2015

NYC Podfest 2015 Coming January 9th – January 11th

The 3rd annual NYC Podfest is returning to the city to celebrate the world of New York podcasting.
December 27, 2014

Plan Your New Year! A Guide To 2014’s New Year’s Eve Live Comedy Shows Across the Country

Here are the comedians and clubs where you can make it an extra Happy New Year!
December 25, 2014

The Comedians Call It: 22 Great Comics Tell Us Who Will Be the Next Big Thing

For a week we've been talking about who was great, who excelled and who out performed everyone in 2014. But 2014 is sooooooo 2014. What really matters is who is going to kill it, crush it, wrap it up and take it home in a nylon sack in 2015. We wanted to know who is going to be the big ticket next year and so we went to the people who know best- their closest friends and competitors, other stand up comics.
November 19, 2014

Gilbert Gottfried Guest Stars in New Digital Series “Life In Your Social Network”

The new digital series, "Life In Your Social Network", asks what would it be like if your life was like your social network?
November 6, 2014

Why Roast Battle is Becoming The Biggest Can’t Miss Show in Comedy

Roast Battle is the ultimate “you had to be there” experience, and fortunately New Yorkers will get the chance Saturday November 8th thanks to the New York Comedy Festival. It’s what you’d get if you combined 8 Mile style rap battles with a Comedy Central Roast and held it at a circus. Roast Battle is the brainchild of comedians Rell Battle and Brian Moses, who took a couple of comedians trading barbs at a late night open mic and turned it into a standing room only weekly event in The Comedy Store’s Belly Room.