June 18, 2017

Notes From a Comedy Junkie West Coast Edition: Colossal Clusterfest and The Comedy Store

Sara 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 […]
January 6, 2017

#WhoIsFat? Bert Kreischer is Fat

For months, a battle has been raging between comedians Tom Segura and Bert Kreischer. The two friends have been engaged in one of the comedy industry’s […]
December 17, 2016

The Clubs Speak! The Best Stand Up Comedy Moments of 2016! (As Decided by the Club Owners, Bookers and People Who Produce Comedy)

Comedy Clubs and Producers Share Their Best In Comedy 2016 It’s our third annual look at the greatest comedy moments all over the country. We went […]
October 23, 2016

Joe Rogan: This Is Going To Get Really Weird

Joe Rogan has found success in so many formats– film, television, commentary for UFC and one of the most listened to and talked about podcasts in […]
August 28, 2016

Duncan Trussell Hosting Virtual Reality Podcast

Duncan Trussell VR is Coming! Anyone who knows Duncan Trussell knows that the comic is infatuated with futurism and, specifically, virtual reality. An early advocate and […]
August 25, 2016

Colin Quinn, Reggie Watts, Michael Che and More Netflix Original Hour Specials Announced

The Netflix Original Hour Special has become a force in the comedy business. The Netflix Effect (a term coined by Comedy Dynamic’s Brian-Volk Weiss in an […]
May 18, 2016

Line-Up for ‘This Is Not Happening’ S3 Announced

Earlier today, Comedy Central announced a huge chunk of the line-up for the third season of Ari Shaffir’s This Is Not Happening, and big surprise: it’s absolutely full of killers
December 19, 2015

The Clubs Speak! The Best Stand Up Comedy Moments of 2015! (As Decided by the Club Owners, Bookers and People Who Produce Comedy)

Over the next two weeks, you’ll see all of our picks for the greatest comedy releases and greatest moments in comedy of 2015. But if you want to know what really happened in comedy in 2015, you have to go to the source- the comedy clubs.
August 5, 2015

Toronto’s Marijuana Infused Comedy Scene

How is this possible? That’s the first question usually asked by out-of-town comics when they walk in on one of Toronto’s Vapor Lounge comedy shows. The center of Canada’s comedy universe is home to a series of weekly rooms where audience members can openly smoke marijuana while enjoying some of the best standup the city has to offer.
July 14, 2015

All New Season of The Infinite Monkey Cage Features Lisa Lampanelli, Joe Rogan, Eric Idle and Paul Provenza

Fans of The Infinite Monkey Cage have a reason to be excited. The new season of the hit podcast has already begun, and several episodes were taped right here in the US of A.
June 8, 2015

Ari Shaffir Gets Second Season on Comedy Central

Congratulations are in order for Ari Shaffir. He is getting a second season at Comedy Central for his amazing storytelling series “This Is Not Happening.”
March 13, 2015

Joe Rogan Faces A Fire Emergency On “This Is Not Happening”

The theme on "This Is Not Happening" with Ari Shaffir on Comedy Central on Thursday was "travel".
March 12, 2015

Comedians On Late Night TV Thursday March 12: Rob Corddry, Lena Dunham, Joe Rogan, Tom Segura, Whitney Cummings and More

Tonight in late night, there's something old, something new and some comics that might work blue.
January 13, 2015

Ari Shaffir, Home at The Comedy Store

Comedian Ari Shaffir is having a big month, and no, it's not because of the kiss cam video that went viral with Duncan Trussell last week. This Friday at Midnight Comedy Central Presents Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular, Ari's one hour special which was filmed in the original room at the world famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles, and then later this month, his new series "This is Not Happening" debuts on Comedy Central on January 22nd. TiNH may be new to Comedy Central, but it's not new to anyone who loves live comedy. Shaffir's series which has funny people telling funny stories has been performed for two years now as a web series, and live at clubs and festivals since 2010. Ari's podcast, Skeptic Tank also had the distinction of being named one of our "Podcasts You Absolutely Have to Listen To." In honor of Ari Shaffir month, writer Amy Hawthorne talked with Ari about his upcoming special and his comedy.
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 12, 2014

Ari Shaffir’s “This Is Not Happening” Coming To Comedy Central January 22nd

This is happening. Ari Shaffir is joining the Comedy Central line up with This Is Not Happening, based on his live show.
September 28, 2014

5 Funniest Comedians Who Could Have Had a Career in Martial Arts

Throughout my years performing stand up comedy and covering the sport of mixed martial arts I have noticed a few parallels between the two arts. For one, it takes balls. .000001% of the population has the testicular fortitude to step on stage to tell jokes or to get into a cage and stand across from a trained death machine and go to war. Also, for both it's really hard in the beginning. There is no money in either game and you suck at it. You are either bombing in front of shitty crowds or getting the shit beat out of you day in and day out in training. But you keep coming back all of the love of the sport. Comedians are super heroes with their words. Fearless, quick witted, and unrelentless. Mixed martial artists are modern day gladiators. Warriors who put their lives on the line every time they step into the cage. However, there are a few rare specimens that could kick ass on the mic and in the cage. Here is my list of the top 5 funniest comedians that could have possibly, maybe, but probably not had successful careers in mixed martial arts.
July 29, 2014

The Podcast You Absolutely Have to Listen To: Doug Stanhope’s Podcast

“The Podcast You Absolutely Have To Listen To” is a new series where we talk about the podcasts on the internet you should be checking out. If you’re living on planet Earth, you already know about the most famous ones. But there are literally thousands more and we’re combing through them for you, to let you know which ones you should check out first. This week, "Doug Stanhope's Podcast."
July 14, 2014

Sam Tripoli, Very Funny…For Adults

Sam Tripoli is a Los Angeles based comedy killer. He’s often labeled a “dirty” or “edgy” comedian, which he thinks is stupid because, “I’m just honest, I just talk about what I know. I’m not trying to shock anybody.” But, as the founder of the adult variety show The Naughty Show, and co-host of PunchDrunk Sports podcast where he once lost a bowling bet and had to pop a viagra and watch gay porn live on the podcast, you can see where people might get those labels from.
June 15, 2014

Out of the Tarpit: The Rebirth of the LA Comedy Club Scene

A few years ago, anyone paying attention to the stand-up scene in Los Angeles would have been within their rights to think that the clubs were aging dinosaurs, sinking slowly to their death in a tar pit they’d never be able to escape. The Big Three (The Comedy Store, the Improv and the Laugh Factory) were not having their better days and it seemed like everything they did to get unstuck just made them sink deeper and deeper. But today, business is booming, with the clubs drawing stronger audiences to watch a broader range of comedians and really reasserting their relevance in comedy and pop culture.
June 2, 2014

The Podcast You Absolutely Have to Listen to Is The Duncan Trussell Family Hour

Chug some ayahuasca, start chanting your favorite mantra, and prepare to blast through the multiverse with comedian Duncan Trussell. Like Alan Watts & Bill Hicks before him, Duncan Trussell combines philosophies both ancient and contemporary with subversive comedy to create one of the most unique podcasts anywhere on the internet.
May 2, 2014

The Podcast You Absolutely Have to Listen To: Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank

“The Podcast You Absolutely Have To Listen To” is a new series where we talk about the podcasts on the internet you should be checking out. If you’re living on planet Earth, you already know about the most famous ones– like WTF with Marc Maron, The Adam Carolla Show, The Nerdist, The Joe Rogan Experience, and Comedy Bang Bang. But there are literally thousands more and we’re combing through them for you, to let you know which ones you should check out first. This week, “Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank”.
April 23, 2014

Comedy Central Brings “This is Not Happening” From Web to TV

Comedy Central's CC: Studios has been producing Ari Shaffir's digital series "This is Not Happening" for two seasons, and now they're bringing it to The Channel. Jeff Tomsic, who will direct, said the eight-episode season will premiere in the fall