April 11, 2017

Ian Abramson Performs Stand Up on Conan

On Monday, the very original Ian Abramson made a shocking national late night television debut on Conan.
July 19, 2016

Ian Abramson’s Weirdly Wonderful 7 Minutes in Purgatory Now on Comedy Central Digital

Congratulations to Ian Abramson, whose weirdly wonderful touring live show “7 Minutes in Purgatory” has been picked up by Comedy Central Digital. Since the beginning of […]
June 10, 2016

Morgan, Che, Watts and Everything Else You Missed If You Weren’t at the AV Club/Onion Comedy Festival

Last week the AV Club and The Onion held the third edition of their 26th Annual Comedy Festival and it was a week full of fantastic comedy […]
April 29, 2016

Women Dominated Moontower Plus Other Highlights of a Great Festival

The Moontower Comedy Festival proved once again, to be one of the world's premiere festivals, and we had a blast spending four days enjoying great comedy in a great city. The highlights are many, but we really tried to cut it down to the best of the best, including our favorite things to do and see in and around Austin.
April 22, 2016

Moontower Comics Tell Us Who and What to See This Weekend

Amy Hawthorne talked with 7 of the best comedians here at Moontower and asked them who they want to see. So if you're in Austin and undecided about who and what to check out, this might help you make some choices.
April 12, 2016

Moontower Comedy Festival Must See Shows of 2016

MOONTOWER COMEDY & ODDITY FESTIVAL is back up this month, running from April 20th through the 23. Since its inception in 2012, Moontower has been one of the highlights of the festival year, bringing together an incredible lineup of comedy stars, comics just about to break, and international stars who you might not be familiar with yet. More focused on fans than industry, Moontower also has a reputation for being a comedy summer camp- three days where comics and fans can chill out, enjoy great bbq, drink, and enjoy one the city and the comedy. The venues are all close enough together that you don't need a car if you're staying nearby, adding to the community vibe, the parties are excellent, the ping pong tournament has become legendary but none of that matters without great comedy, and the comedy is always great.
March 8, 2016

Tracy Morgan, Sarah Silverman to Headline Onion AV Club Comedy Festival

The Onion and pop culture sister-site, The A.V. Club, recently announced the highly anticipated Third Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival will take place on June 1-5, 2016.
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.
July 20, 2015

Luis J. Gomez, Ian Abramson, Emma Willmann and John Early Among Montreal New Faces of Comedy 2015

Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival has just announced their New Faces of Comedy for the 2015 JFL. These stand-ups will be performing for audiences and industry at the prestigious festival this week.
June 11, 2015

Funeral for Comedy Legend Virgil Soapfloats This Saturday In Los Angeles

Comedian Ian Abramson, who is best known for his highly creative "Seven Minutes in Purgatory" touring comedy show, has announced the passing of legendary prop comedian Virgil Soapfloats.
April 24, 2015

This Week Around the Industry in Comedy: News From Lisa Lampanelli, Kristen Schaal, Jen Kirkman, Comedy Central and More

The stories people inside comedy are talking about around the country…
January 7, 2015

Los Angeles Gearing Up For An Amazing RIOT LA Fest: Here’s Your Insider’s Guide to the Best Shows at the Fest

RIOT LA enters its toddler phase this month, with the third outing on Jan 16, 17 and 18. This weekend-long comedy festival packs a lot into a little, in terms of both time and space. In only three days and a few square blocks of Downtown LA, RIOT offers about 35 shows featuring almost 100 comedians from around the country.