December 26, 2017

The Ten Best Comedy Albums of 2017! Vote For #1

There were some outstanding comedy albums released in 2017, and these ten are our favorites. Unlike the Grammy’s we were not looking to pick the best […]
August 29, 2017

Yamaneika, Chris Redd Lead Off Slate of Comedy Central Half Hour Specials Debuting in September

For comedians, there are few stepping stones as efficient at elevating one’s stand up career than getting a Comedy Central Half-Hour, which is why this new […]
March 30, 2017

Getting Weird With Joel Kim Booster

SXSW Comedy has been established as this weird island somewhat apart from the rest of the iconic annual festival and conference. But the Comedy Festival’s space […]
March 20, 2017

Anthony DeVito, Josh Johnson, Adam Cayton-Holland Among Comedy Central’s Roster for New Half Hour Special Series

Comedy Central’s The Half Hour has a new attitude, a new name, and a spectacular new lineup of young comedians who will record a half hour […]
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 […]
July 25, 2016

New Faces Announced For 2016 Montreal Just For Laughs

The team at Just for Laughs has announced its highly anticipated list of New Faces for 2016. Each year, a new class of young up and […]
July 20, 2016

Leslie Jones Quits Twitter, Tens of Thousands Hashtag #LoveForLeslieJ

  Yesterday, after reading that comedian and actress Leslie Jones had received a slew of hateful racist tweets, tens of thousands of social media users took to […]
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 23, 2016

Joel Kim Booster Performs Stand Up On Conan

Wednesday night, Korean comic Joel Kim Booster performed stand up on Conan. He explained the weirdness of his name- and his background. He also has a […]
June 23, 2016

Denver Festival Announces Amazing Lineup For Its Fourth Annual

The fourth annual High Plains Comedy Festival has just announced the first wave of comics for this year’s event, and the roster continues their tradition 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 […]
June 7, 2016

Second City Break Out Festival Brings Another Round of Knockout Talent In Its Second Year

The Defiant Thomas Brothers were a complete surprise for us. Seth and Paul Thomas (collectively the Defiant Thomas Brothers) grabbed some well tread comedic paths and mined them so skillfully as to make them feel completely fresh and original.
June 1, 2016

Big Comedy Happenings All Over Chicago This Weekend

There are gigantic events happening all over Chicago this week which is why we are swooping into town to cover them.  No, we’re not talking about […]
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.
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.