March 20, 2017

Cheech Marin in NYC Promoting His Book, Sal Vulcano is Everywhere, Corinne Fisher is Writing a Book

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 […]
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 […]
April 11, 2016

Bobby Slayton is in Woody Allen’s New Series, Dice Got Another Big Break Plus News From Jeff Ross, Brad Williams 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 at Gotham Comedy Club, The Stand, and Visana.
November 2, 2015

Cipha Sounds Comedy Series Will Premiere on Jay-Z’s Tidal; Watch the Trailer

Today, Variety announced an exclusive announcement that our own Jeffrey Gurian has been talking about for weeks-- Jay Z's Tidal Service is launching a new comedy series.
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.
April 2, 2015

Happy Contest Time Takes the Show to New York

2015 is the year of the concept show. Just five years ago, you would have had to go deep to find anyone running stand up comedy shows with themes and twists. Now you can find all crowd work shows, shows in the nude, shows in the dark, battles, group performances, shows where the comedian can't see the audience, and even shows that meld stand up with other arts like music, or drawing. This week, a particularly unique concept show that is based on Los Angeles is making the journey all the way across the country, to perform for the first time in New York City. The Happy Contest Time comedy show will be in New York for one night only at the New York Comedy Club tonight, Thursday April 2nd.
March 23, 2015

Kevin Hart Surprise Sets, Yannis Pappas Has New Web Series and Roy Wood Jr. and Kurt Metzger Both Working on Pilots and More This Week in New York 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 reports from Comedy Juice, The Comedy Cellar, The Stand and more...
March 17, 2015

This Week Around the Industry in Comedy News From Jimmy Pardo, Judah Friedlander, Kayvan Khalatbari, MTV2, Sarah Silverman and More

We talk with people in the business of comedy all over the country and find out what's happening, what's happened, and what's coming up soon. This week Jimmy Pardo is celebrating 500 episodes, Judah Friedlander tells us about an upcoming cameo, Kayvan Khalatbari is running for office, and what's new on MTV2.
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!
December 15, 2014

Russell Peters Crushed a Packed Madison Square Garden, George Wallace TV Taping, and Whats New With Colin Quinn, Artie Lange, Joe List, 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 went to see Russell Peters at Madison Square Garden, George Wallace taping for TV, Colin Quinn and other greats at the Liberty Theater, and more.
July 23, 2014

Just For Laughs 2014 New Faces of Comedy

Each year the Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival announces their New Faces of Comedy list, which is of course, the line up for their New Faces of Comedy Series. This annual list is always highly anticipated, as many young comedians who make the Just For Laughs New Faces list quickly go on to do great things.