September 21, 2017

Def Comedy Jam 25 Trailer Teases Heavyweights Chappelle, Cedric, Martin, Tracy, Hughley and More

Def Comedy Jam is back for a 25th year anniversary celebration featuring some serious starpower- the kind it seems that only Netflix can pull together these […]
April 24, 2017

J.B. Smoove in Town, Pete Lee Getting Ready for Fallon, and Jerry Seinfeld Has a Secret

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 […]
July 28, 2016

Just for Laughs in Photos Wednesday July 27

We’ve been here all week, but the real rush of the comedy superstars smashed into Montreal at full force today and you can’t throw a rock […]
July 28, 2016

Roast Battle Premieres Tonight: Meet 3 Characters You Will Fall in Love With

Wednesday night in Montreal at the Just for Laughs Festival, Comedy Central pulled into town to transform Los Angeles’ Roast Battle into a big network event. […]
January 28, 2016

J.B. Smoove’s SNL Pitches Were as Crazy as You Imagine They Would Be

J.B. Smoove who you know and love from Curb Your Enthusiasm and as the wildman host of Last Comic Standing in 2014, and as the madman of periscope and as the most styling comedian in the country was also a writer on Saturday Night Live for two years from 2003-2005.
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.
August 20, 2015

JB Smoove Has the Formula Down for Black James Bond

Last night J.B. Smoove told Conan he wants to be the first black James Bond but he needs to make some changes to the character first. He gave a little preview of how a Smoove Bond would be different.
August 8, 2015

Kaitlin Olsen, Lake Bell and Susan Sarandon Voiced Series Coming to FXX

Animated series Cassius and Clay will join the FXX family, Deadline reports. FXX announced Friday that they will pick up the series which stars Always Sunny's Kaitlin Olsen, Lake Bell, and Susan Sarandon.
July 26, 2015

The Party Scene at Just For Laughs, Dan Perlman Wins Big and More From Up North At the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival

Jeffrey Gurian continues to Jump Around up north to cover the last few days of the Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival.  Jeffrey joined our site as […]
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 3, 2015

Chappelle Adds 9th JFL Show Plus Gala Lineups Announced for Montreal

Just a few weeks ago when Dave Chappelle added a seventh show to his Montreal Just For Laughs run, it seemed like a big deal, but […]
June 1, 2015

Richard Lewis Headlines Carolines, Gary Gulman Gets Ready for Conan, and Much More This Week in the NY 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 visited Carolines on Broadway, The Stand, The Producer's Club and more.
May 27, 2015

Richard Lewis and J.B. Smoove Share Curb Set Stories at New York Event Promoting Richard Lewis’ New Book

Last night at the 92nd Street Y J.B. Smoove and Richard Lewis shared some amazing stories about being on the set of Curb Your Enthusiasm, especially about how important it was to them to please Larry David, and how Larry would break into hysterical laughter, while both of them struggled to maintain their composure during the shoots. J.B. berated Richard for not having had to audition like he had to. He said that Richard didn’t have to audition because he was Larry’s friend but he had to audition and that fortunately Larry broke up during his audition, which made him feel so good!
May 27, 2015

FX Orders Animated Pilot With All-Star Cast of Comedy Stars

According to Hollywood Reporter, the network has ordered a pilot of an animated comedy entitled Cassius & Clay. The series will be co-written by Modern Family writer Megan Ganz and Archer creator Adam Reed.
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.
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…
November 17, 2014

Why Does Will Arnett Have So Many Failed Comedies?

Over the past 4 years, Will Arnett has starred in 5 series; "Running Wilde", "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret", "Up All Night", "The Millers", and the limited series of "Arrested Development" (after that 10 year break). "The Millers" was the only one to have a second season. And yet, since 2006, he’s received 5 Emmy nominations, once for the third season of "Arrested Development" and the other four as guest actor for "30 Rock". So why is an actor as talented as Will Arnett, not making hit TV series? What is the divide? What isn’t working?
October 17, 2014

Coming Soon: Chris Rock’s Top Five

Directed by Chris Rock. Starring: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, Romany Malco, Leslie Jones, Michael Che, and Jay Pharoah.