February 11, 2018

Update: Rick Shapiro Discharged From NY Hospital

  Last week we posted about comedian Rick Shapiro’s difficulties while staying as a patient at a New York Hospitals’ Electroconvulsive Therapy program.  Shapiro’s wife, Tracy […]
February 8, 2018

Rick Shapiro’s Wife Posts Facebook Plea for Help: “I feel as if I am a prisoner to this system”

Tracy DeMarzo Shapiro is married to comedian Rick Shapiro and Wednesday night on Facebook she posted a plea for help on Rick’s facebook page. In her […]
July 20, 2016

Leslie Jones Quits Twitter, Tens of Thousands Hashtag #LoveForLeslieJ

  Yesterday, after reading that comedian and actress Leslie Jones had received a slew of hateful racist tweets, tens of thousands of social media users took to […]
February 8, 2016

Big Jay, Dan Soder and Rick Shapiro Star in Animated Short Featuring O.J., Osama Bin Laden and Hitler

In the last few decades, we've seen superhero movies go from clear-cut, black & white celebrations of Good triumphing over Evil to moody, subtle meditations on the gray areas in between and the very idea of what makes a Hero. Luis J Gomez and Dave Smith have waded into this murky territory with their new animated short The Alliance of Really Really Good People. But as you can imagine coming from two thirds of Legion of Skanks, "subtle" it is not. This teaser episode promises to show that some of the worst people in history, from Hilter to Justin Bieber, are merely misunderstood defenders of America.
March 24, 2015

Maron Season Three Brings Huge List of Comedy Regulars and Guest Stars

It's pretty well known that Marc Maron has issues.
February 6, 2015

Around the Industry This Week in Comedy…The Punchline is Moving, Jerrod Carmichael Pilot Tapes, TCGS Gets a Date and a Roommate

The stories and news people talk about around the industry when the club closes and they’re sitting at the bar….
January 19, 2015

Sinbad in NYC, Ted Alexandro Gets Political at the Mixtape Show, the NY Comedy Club Crawl Recap 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 checked in from the NYC Comedy Club Crawl, Sinbad's killer show at Gotham and more.
January 12, 2015

Comedian Rick Shapiro Talks About Doing Comedy With Parkinsons

In April 2012, comedian Rick Shapiro was very sick, and didn't know why. He was completely immobilized for about two months. He had spent ninety days in a hospital, sixty days in a nursing home, two weeks in a rehabilitation facility, and was continually misdiagnosed throughout the process. Rick and his wife went through a frustrating ordeal, with some doctors not returning their calls for months, others suggesting that Rick's problems stemmed from an identity crisis. One doctor even told Rick-- under his breath-- maybe you should take up basketball. A year later, for the first time, a doctor told them that she felt Shapiro needed a doctor who knew more than she did, and referred Rick and Tracy to the Mayo clinic.
January 2, 2015

Incredible Line Up Announced For New York Comedy Club Crawl to Fight Parkinsons Disease

Come help New York's funniest comedians fight Parkinson's Disease on January 13th with a three club all night comedy crawl. An all star lineup of some of New York's funniest comedians are getting together on Tuesday January 13th for a six hour plus comedy crawl marathon, for a great cause.