August 2, 2015

Rivers, Carlin, Ramis and Berle Help Break Ground for New Comedy Center

Joan Rivers, George Carlin, Harold Ramis and Milton Berle are no longer with us, but their children and family members, Melissa Rivers, Kelly Carlin, Julian Ramis and Marshall Berle (who is actually the nephew of the late great comedian), grabbed ceremonial shovels and helped to break ground for the construction of a new National Comedy Center in Jamestown New York on Saturday, according to wgrz.
July 1, 2015

Comedian and Actor Jack Carter (1923-2015)

There are some performers who become masters of a particular, single art form. There are others who become a jack of all trades...accomplished in many. Jack Carter was one of those types...a flexible, multi-talented comic, actor, dancer, and singer. He may not have ever become an icon like some of his contemporaries (who had great respect and reverence for him), but reached one of his most important goals...to survive, something the 93 year old did personally as well as professionally.
May 7, 2015

Dead Comedians As Holograms? It’s Happening.

Comedy will never die if Tom Benson, chairman of the new National Comedy Center opening next year in Jamestown, N.Y. has anything to do with it.
January 25, 2015

Jeffrey Gurian Remembers the Great Joe Franklin

Joe Franklin, tv and radio host, and media personality passed away Saturday night at the age of 88. Joe was an important part of television and radio, especially in New York City for the past six decades but his influence stretched way beyond New York. Franklin gave so many great performers their first breaks, talking with over 300,000 guests if that's possible. One of them was New York based comedian and writer, Jeffrey Gurian who not only sat down with Franklin on his show, but considered him a friend, and spent some time with in him his final hours before he passed. Jeffrey was kind enough to share some of his memories of Joe with us.
July 1, 2014

Who Is Jeffrey Gurian and Why Does Everyone in Comedy Know Him!?

Jeffrey Gurian is one of the most well known fixtures in the comedy world. You'll see him in clubs, at most comedy festivals, and at red carpets with a microphone in hand ready to interview his favorite comics. He's not a comedian (although he has performed stand up), and he doesn't work for a major television network. He isn't a super agent, or comedy club owner. Jeffrey isn't a 'power player' in the usual sense of the word. He hosts his interviews for his own self-produced YouTube Channel, Comedy Matters TV. So you might not expect him to be one of the most connected people in the world of comedy, and yet, he is.