November 9, 2017

New York’s Favorite Comedians Immortalized in Portrait Series To Benefit ADHD Research and Treatment

Wednesday night at the chic Public Hotel in NYC’s Lower East Side comedians and industry packed into a 17th floor exhibition space to drink cocktails, and […]
June 27, 2017

Rich Vos’ Birthday Roast Could Be the Event of the Season! Here’s What You Missed

The Village Underground was awash in a sea of comedians and industry last night for the 60th birthday roast of the guy everyone loves to roast […]
February 6, 2017

Bonnie McFarlane and Marina Franklin on an All New Gail Meets Girls

Today on an all new Gail Meets Girls, Gail meets up with comedians Bonnie McFarlane (author of You’re Better than Me : A Memoir), and Marina […]
May 28, 2016

Marina Franklin Performs Stand Up on Late Show

Marina Franklin is the next comedian to perform on the still very short list of comics who have performed stand up on Stephen Colbert's Late Show Stage.
May 23, 2016

Leslie Jones Comes Out for Gilda’s Club, Dice Packs Out Theater Plus Podfest NYC, Michael Ian Black Tapes a New 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 scene in Astoria, New Jersey, Podfest NYC, and the Friars Club
February 15, 2016

Keith Robinson Recovering After a Stroke, Plus News From Adam Ray, Mark Normand, Seaton Smith and Joe Machi

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 scene at Gotham Comedy Club, The Stand, and The New York Comedy Cellar.
December 14, 2015

Hours and Hours of Just For Laughs Comedy Without Leaving Home

The annual Just for Laughs Festival is undisputedly the Godfather of Comedy Festivals. Everyone in comedy has either performed at Just for Laughs or wants to, but not everyone can make it to Montreal. This year, Just for Laughs is bringing the festival to you. Today the J4L team has announced that the Pete Holmes Elevator Show, a 90 minute Prime Time Special hosted by Howie Mandell, Funny as Hell featuring plenty of stand up hotsed by Jon Dore, hours of comedy performances from Just For Laughs, and The Nasty Show hosted by Artie Lange!
August 31, 2015

Roastmasters Debuts at The Stand, Big News From Ricky Velez, Chris Rock at The Cellar and More News from NY Comedy 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 stopped at Gotham Comedy Live, New York Comedy Club, The Stand, The Cellar, Stand Up NY, and more!
August 25, 2015

Marina Franklin Performs Stand Up on Conan

Marina Franklin was on Conan doing stand up last night and you need to watch her set. She slayed, with some amazing material, mostly about dating. But this is not the kind of dating material you've heard before. Watch this at least twice.
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 25, 2015

Pete Holmes Elevator Talk Show, Red Carpet Shows and No-Shows and More From Montreal

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 16, 2015

7 Great Comedians (who aren’t white) Answer the Question “Is Amy Schumer Racist?”

Amy doesn’t need anybody to defend her, because she didn’t do anything wrong, but comics are basically truth seekers, and I was curious to get the reaction from some of the Latino and Black comics that are on the scene and see what they thought about the whole thing, especially because the Washington Post article said that only white people are laughing at Amy’s jokes.
July 1, 2015

Listen Alert: Got Boring Chatter? Inside Amy Schumer Can Help

Last Night's episode of Inside Amy Schumer opened with an infomercial for the most important service you'll ever need...if only it was real. Feeling sidebarred? Listen alert can help. Need someone co care? Listen alert can help. Need to hear those phrases that sound like someone's listening? Listen alert. But no dreams.
June 15, 2015

Mike Birbiglia is Really Busy, Jimmy Carr in NYC and News From Michael Che, Jay Pharoah 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 visited Gotham, The Cellar, The PIT and UCB.
February 11, 2015

The Trailer for Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck is Here

Amy Schumer tweeted the trailer for Trainwreck, and yes, we're excited to see this. Directed by Judd Apatow with a pretty spectacular cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena, Ezra Miller, LeBron James, Method Man, Jim Norton, Norman Lloyd, Marina Franklin and Keith Robinson. In theaters July 17.
February 10, 2015

Marina Franklin’s Best and Worst Reasons to Date Younger Guys

Don’t let Marina Franklin’s youthful good looks fool you, she’s a well respected veteran of the New York comedy scene who has been featured on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Best Week Ever, @midnight and Women Who Kill. Marina is also one of the best emcees in the city, although she strongly prefers doing a regular set to being the show’s ringmaster. However, she’s one of the many young comics who have stepped up and stepped into regular hosting duties at The Comedy Cellar since Ardie Fuqua was hurt in an accident this summer. So you can catch Marina taming the lions most nights there, but if you want to opportunity to watch Marina stretch out and do an extra-long set, she’ll be headlining New York Comedy Club for two shows on Friday February 13 for a live taping.
February 9, 2015

The Latest From Aries Spears and Wil Sylvince, News from Lisa Lampanelli, and Is Kevin Hart Pitching Househusband Headphones?

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 The Stand, Gotham Comedy Live and Westbury New York.
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!
November 24, 2014

Fred Armisen Sings for Doctors Without Borders; Tom Rhodes Tommy Chong Hit Up New York City Clubs (UPDATED)

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 spent the week with international super star Tom Rhodes.
September 23, 2014

Jesse Joyce, Marina Franklin, Todd Barry in a Contest of Funny

@midnight #hashtag wars is SexySpace in honor of SpaceX's announcement that they broke ground in Texas for a spaceport today and will be launching by 2016.
September 22, 2014

Comedians On Late Night TV Monday September 22: Bill Hader, Ana Gasteyer, Todd Barry, Jesse Joyce and More

The weather is changing. There's something funny in the air during late night TV tonight.
August 11, 2014

Paul Provenza and Ron Funches Hit Up NYC Clubs

Jeffrey Gurian left the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal weeks ago, but he's still jumping around New York, and anywhere else that comedy calls. Follow his column to find out what's happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York.
February 21, 2014

The Set with Marina Franklin

Our own RJ Waldron caught up with Marina Franklin to ask a few questions for "The  Set," our new series of original interviews with great comedians.
October 15, 2013

Comedy Bump: Marina Franklin

Marina Franklin: Smiles Looking