December 21, 2016

11 Innovators Who Changed Comedy in 2016

  The very best comedians are also artists and every year some comedians push the boundaries or lead the way in changing how comedy can be performed. […]
August 4, 2016

Mike Birbiglia Pissed Over MPAA ‘R’ Rating

  4 Suicide Squad, the DC comic-based blockbuster about a team of anti-heroes and super-villains tasked with killing bad guys in the name of good, has […]
August 3, 2016

Improv is All Around You: The 12 Biggest Stars Right Now that Come from an Improv Background

Mike Birbiglia is a respected figure in the improv world and the comedy scene in general. He comes from a strong improv background, specifically in college […]
July 13, 2016

Mike Birbiglia to Guest on Unmasked with Cast Members From ‘Don’t Think Twice’

Mike Birbiglia and the cast of his new movie, Don’t Think Twice, will be joining Ron Bennington to tape an episode of Unmasked at SiriusXM. The cast […]
May 18, 2016

Annual Del Close Marathon Posts Massive Line-up

Comedians famous for televised, live, sketch and unscripted comedy are flocking together once again for the 18th Annual Del Close Improv Comedy Marathon this June.
May 11, 2016

Mike Birbiglia Tested Out Babies and Movies at Kimmel’s House

Mike Birbiglia has a new movie coming out, Don't Think Twice, and he's really excited about it.
February 24, 2016

@midnight Will Air Live Via Periscope at SXSW

In true “the best of the best” SXSW fashion, every performer on the list has comedy fans gushing “Oh my god, he/she is hilarious!” But some of the most exciting news is that late-night TV show history will be made. According to EW, Comedy Central’s @midnight With Chris Hardwick, will air a full episode live via Periscope from Austin, Texas, co-hosted by EW. This will be the first time a late-night show will be broadcast exclusively on the video streaming app.
February 3, 2016

New Birbiglia Film Among Roster Announced for SXSW

SXSW hasn’t announced their comedy lineup yet, but the film portion of the festival line up was released and there are a couple of options that should make hard core (especially improv) comedy fans giddy with delight.
December 7, 2015

Colin Quinn Surprise Appearance in Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Show, Jim Norton Artie Lange and More Headline Giants Charity Event, Plus 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 the Cherry Lane Theater, Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club and The Comedy Cellar.
December 4, 2015

Mike Birbiglia Bringing New One Man Show to NYC

Mike Birbiglia is bringing a new comedy show to New York City's Lynn Redgrave Theater this February! It's his return to off broadway for his third show created for the stage.
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.
July 16, 2015

Apatow, Hader and Schumer Interviews Anchor a Trainwreck Takeover Weekend on SiriusXM

This Friday Trainwreck hits theaters and in honor of all of the great stand up talent that is showcased in the film, The Bennington show is doing a Raw Dog takeover featuring all of the stand up comics who are in the movie.
July 15, 2015

Mike Birbiglia Trainwreck Talk

Last night Mike Birbiglia did the hang thing with Seth Meyers on Late Night to promote the release of Trainwreck this Friday.
June 25, 2015

Mike Birbiglia Gets Baby Advice From President Obama

Mike Birbiglia and his wife told President Obama that they were pregnant before they told anyone else and in exchange he gave them some parenting advice.
June 16, 2015

Look Behind the Scenes at the Trainwreck Comedy Tour

Okay so it's not a secret. It was filmed to be seen by as many people as possible. Judd Apatow, Amy Schumer, Colin Quinn, Dave Attell, and Mike Birbiglia are backstage at the Wilbur Theater, as the Trainwreck Tour gets rolling in Boston. Here's what you're missing if you don't have tickets.
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.
May 14, 2015

Trainwreck Comedy Tour Bringing Schumer, Apatow, Attell, Quinn, Birbiglia, and Bayer to 7 Cities in 8 Days This Summer

Back in February we predicted that Judd Apatow was going to take Schumer mainstream with the release of the movie Trainwreck this summer.
March 27, 2015

Humble Bundle Comedy Flash Sale Happening Now

Attention comedy shoppers! There's a flash sale going on at HumbleBundle.com!
March 21, 2015

A Comic’s Life: Finding Your Own Writing Process

I’m curious about the writing process of others — comedians, authors, musicians. Similar to finding their voice and persona on-stage, a comic has to find a writing process that best suits them.
March 15, 2015

SXSW Says Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck” Is Off The Rails Funny

Amy Schumer is on her way to becoming a movie star.
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.
January 5, 2015

Comedians Love “Black Mirror” (and so do we)

What were you doing over the holiday break? If you were like us, and a lot of great comedians, you were binge watching Black Mirror. If you don't know what that is, then you probably haven't been on the internet much this week. The Black Mirror series was created for British television Channel 4 by Charlie Brooker, who is referenced with words like brilliant, and genius on a regular basis these days.
December 28, 2014

The Best Stand Up Comedy Tours of 2014! (vote)

The heart of stand up is of course working the clubs, and the culmination of working all those club dates is the comedy tour. We picked six tours that everyone was talking about this year. These five single acts were the hot tickets this year, and of course we couldn't talk about great tours without bringing up Funny or Die's Oddball comedy tour, which brought together the biggest names in comedy on stages across the country. We picked six standout tours but you will pick which was the biggest, the best and funniest tour of the year. Vote below!
August 16, 2014

Mike Birbiglia Joining “Orange Is The New Black”

Comedian and actor Mike Birbiglia is joining the cast of "Orange is the New Black" on Netflix.
July 30, 2014

Comedians on Late Night TV Wednesday July 30, 2014: Jo Koy, Dana Carvey, Mike Birbiglia and More!

Wednesday Hump Day! Here are the comedic guests on the late night talks show on Tuesday. All times are eastern.
June 20, 2014

Mike Birbiglia Adds 32 Cities to His “Thank God for Jokes” Tour

Award-winning comedian, actor and filmmaker Mike Birbiglia is doing so well with his "Thank God For Jokes" tour that he's adding 32 more cities to the schedule.
May 13, 2014

Comedians on Late Night TV Tuesday May 13: Kumail Nanjiani, Moshe Kasher, Casey Wilson, Will Forte and More

Some of the comedians appearing on late night tv tonight.