September 24, 2016

Who is Hosting SNL Tonight: September 24, 2016

Tonight is the last rerun before SNL embarks on a brand new season, and the perfect pick for the last repeat episode is the Season 41 […]
September 10, 2016

Rumors Point to Two New SNL Castmembers

With the announcement that Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah and Jon Rudnitsky would not be returning to Saturday Night Live this season, everyone in comedy has been awaiting […]
August 16, 2016

‘SNL’ Promotes Two Writers, Attempts Course Correction

In what seems like a never-ending effort to battle sliding ratings, Saturday Night Live has promoted Sarah Schneider and Chris Kelly to head writing positions, (reported […]
August 11, 2016

The Comic Strip Celebrates New Edition of ‘Laughing Legends’ With Booksigning and Show

In 1976 the Comic Strip opened its doors on the Upper East Side on Second Avenue at 82nd street.  Forty years later, the Strip is the oldest […]
August 9, 2016

Another SNL Departure Announced. Who’s Leaving?

Yesterday word hit the street that long time cast members Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah would not be back at Saturday Night Live when the show […]
June 26, 2016

Martin Short Brought a Current SNL Cast Member On Stage When He Was Only 12, and It Was Totally Random

Martin Short Can Spot Comedy Talent Anywhere Thirteen years ago Martin Short picked a 12 year old fan out of the audience, brought the fan on stage and […]
May 16, 2016

Obama’s Favorite Apatow Movie, SNL Takes Over the Strip Plus News From Jay Pharoah, Mark Normand and 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 […]
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 28, 2016

The Goddam Comedy Jam Rocks and Rules Moontower

When Dan Soder called The Goddam Comedy Jam “the best show at this festival” while introducing the show’s creator Josh Adam Meyers on The Bonfire, he was not just blowing smoke up Josh’s ass. He meant it,
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 13, 2016

Larry David Explains Super Delegates in SNL Cold Open

There's a lot we love on Saturday Night Live this year, but nothing can top a Larry David as Bernie Sanders appearance.
February 7, 2016

Larry David Smashes Into Bernie Sanders on SNL with “Bern Your Enthusiasm”

We love Larry, but going into Saturday Night Live last night, let's just say we were keeping expectations low. Many of Saturday Night Live's funniest hosts have unfortunately produce some of the show's weakest episodes. So last night we were thrilled to see Larry David kill as the host with some of the funniest sketches of the year. Bonus for the chance to see Larry bring his curmudgeon LD style to some silly characters.
January 24, 2016

Tina Fey Comes Out During Super Storm to Cold Open SNL

Tina Fey made a surprise return last night to Saturday Night Live to cold open the show with an update to her Sarah Palin character doing some campaigning for Donald Trump played by Darrell Hammond.
November 17, 2015

Martin Short, Piff The Magic Dragon, Kevin Smith, Jim Norton and More to Headline Moontower

The Fifth Annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival has released the names of some of the headliners and comedians coming to town and 2016 is promising to prove that Moontower is here to stay as one of the top festivals in the nation.
November 16, 2015

Oh Hello! and More Big News From the New York Comedy Festival Including Judd Apatow, The Tonight Show and 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 covered the New York Comedy Festival!
November 15, 2015

SNL Fauxmercial Helps Non Violent Sex Offenders Get Work

Saturday Night Live aired a fauxmercial last night advertising inexpensive help around the house, because Angie's list is great, but it's much too expensive.
October 4, 2015

Jon Rudnitsky Makes SNL Debut in Millennial Workplace Sketch

Saturday Night Live's only season 41 newcomer Jon Rudnitsky made his SNL debut last night in a look at Millenials at work. They're beautiful twenty somethings, who are just trying to find the success and love they're entitled to.
September 21, 2015

SNL Castmembers Headline Gotham, Big News for Teachers Lounge, Taping With Rip Micheals and We Talked With SNL’s Newest Castmember

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 Gotham Comedy Live, The Stand and more!
August 31, 2015

New Jersey Comic Jon Rudnitsky Joins Saturday Night Live as Featured Player

  Comedian Jon Rudnitsky will be joining the cast of Saturday Night Live when the show returns on October 3rd, according to The 25 year old Jersey […]
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.