April 16, 2018

Maria Bamford Files Restraining Order Against Donald Trump

TMZ is reporting that comedian Maria Bamford has sued President Donald Trump. The comedian is seeking a restraining order to prevent Donald Trump from coming within […]
December 19, 2017

The Ten Best Comedy Specials of 2017! Vote for Your Favorite

Our celebration of EVERYTHING funny in 2017 continues with the 10 best stand up comedy specials released this year. This year, the number of comedy specials […]
December 18, 2017

The Ten Best Stand Up Comedians of 2017! Vote For #1

2017 Stand Up Comedian of the Year It’s the end of our fourth year covering all the greatest comedy happening in the United States and around […]
September 8, 2017

Netflix Announces ‘Lady Dynamite’ Season Two Premiere Date

  We’ve known for awhile that Netflix’s Lady Dynamite had been renewed, but many have been waiting with bated breath to find out when a second […]
June 15, 2017

Exclusive: Serious Comedy Line Up Including Oswalt, Bamford and More Set To Feature at KAABOO Music and Comedy Festival

Serious Comedy Talent Lined Up for Kaaboo Do you love comedy and music? Do you live or plan on being in southern California the weekend of […]
May 25, 2017

32 Comedians Celebrate Red Nose Day; Get Your Own Red Nose to Help Children Everywhere

It’s the third annual Red Nose Day in the United States! Celebrate with us by going to your local Duane Reade store or Walgreens and spend […]
May 1, 2017

Maria Bamford’s Old Baby: A Very Special Special

I want you, I need you, Old Baby, Old Baby Most people try and play it pretty straight when meeting new people. I, on the other […]
May 1, 2017

Maria Bamford Set to Tape Unmasked Episode at SiriusXM; Here’s How to Be in the Audience

Maria Bamford is one of the most original comedians performing stand up today, with a unique perspective on comedy and the universe. And this Friday, she […]
December 20, 2016

The Ten Best Comedy Albums of 2016! Vote For #1

There were some outstanding comedy albums released in 2016, and these ten are our favorites. A couple of our picks are audio versions of specials, but […]
December 20, 2016

Top Ten Best Comedy Television Series in 2016; Vote for #1

Once again, 2016 had brought us too many great comedy television shows to choose from, so if you’re not on the list, it doesn’t mean we […]
December 19, 2016

The Ten Best Stand Up Comedians of 2016! Vote For #1

It's the end of our third year covering all the greatest comedy happening in the United States and around the world, and we're thrilled because despite what a rough year 2016 was in many ways, it was truly a stand out year for comedy. Now that it’s time to wrap up the year and put a bow on it, we picked our favorites of everything in comedy, starting with the stand up comedian of the year.
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 1, 2016

All Jane Comedy Fest Kicks Off in Portland This Week

Portland, Oregon’s 5th Annual All Jane Comedy Festival kicks off October 5th and lasts until headliner Maria Bamford’s appearance on the 9th. Cushioned within those five […]
September 16, 2016

Why So Many Comics and Fans Are Excited About JFL42, Toronto’s Just For Laughs Festival

If you think Just for Laughs is only about Montreal, think you’re missing at least half the story. We’re less than a week away from JFL42 […]
September 16, 2016

New Maria Bamford Out September 24

The always-funny Maria Bamford has a new digital-only album coming out with Comedy Central Records, it was announced today. Called 20%, Bamford’s seventh album presents the […]
July 12, 2016

Sebastian Maniscalco Named JFL Stand Up Comedian of the Year, Aziz Ansari, Maria Bamford, Silicon Valley Also Honored

Sebastian Maniscalco has been a runaway comedy train, which is why this year the Just For Laughs award committee unanimously chose him as their Stand Up Comedian of the year. Also on the list to receive top awards at this years Just for Laughs Comedy Festival are Maria Bamford who is the Breakout Comedy Star of the Year, Silicon Valley creators Mike Judge and Alec Berg named Writers of the Year, and Aziz Ansari, who takes the title of Comedy Person of the Year.
June 23, 2016

Maria Bamford Explains Her Time In A Psych Ward

The wonderfully weirdly brilliant Maria Bamford was on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday night, talking about her series, Lady Dynamite which portrays life in a psych […]
June 1, 2016

Just For Laughs Montreal Adds More Big Names! Carrie Fisher, Sarah Silverman and more!

The Just For Laughs Festival continues to roll out the biggest names in comedy.
May 24, 2016

Lady Dynamite is The Series Comedy Fans Have Been Waiting For

Lady Dynamite has been a long time coming and, it’s funny. Maria Bamford’s new semi-autobiographical Netflix series is well crafted, and about as fun as anything you've ever seen on television. It won't be experienced by as many people as saw Trainwreck this year, and that's a shame, because its not only fun and funny, it's also silly and poignant, and even important.
May 21, 2016

TCGS Recap: The Brain Health Episode with Maria Bamford!

Of all the taboo topics Chris Gethard has covered on his show (gender fluidity and obscenity on TV, among others), the May 18 episode about mental illness is his most honest to date.
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
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 22, 2016

Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite Trailer Looks Fantastic

Maria Bamford has released the trailer for her upcoming Netflix series “Lady Dynamite” as well as summer tour dates.
April 21, 2016

Sam Morril Gets Big Spot on Late Show Friday Night

Tomorrow night, New York comedian Sam Morril makes his Late Show debut. Morril is one of our favorite New York comics and we couldn't be more excited that the team at the Late Show picked him as their third stand up
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.
April 2, 2016

An Oral History of a Buffalo Comedy Institution: Nietzsche’s

In 2006, when Kristen Becker started the Doin' Time Comedy Showcase at Nietzsche's on Allen St. in Buffalo, there were about 8 comics in town and no comedy scene to speak of. Now, 10 years later, Nietzsche's is one room among many. Buffalo has its own club, a Helium. There are open mics and showcases and themed comedy nights and other assorted gigs almost every night of the week, and there are 30, 40, 50, maybe even more comics filling those slots and slinging jokes for love and (sometimes) money. (Sometimes.) But none of it would have been possible if Kristen Becker hadn't started that first open mic in a divey music venue in Allentown.