January 20, 2016

RIOT LA Festival 2016: Your Insider’s Guide to the Best Shows

January 29-31 marks the fourth edition of Los Angeles’s RIOT comedy festival, a weekend that turns a few blocks of downtown LA into the epicenter of up-and-coming comedy from around the country.
December 14, 2015

Tracy Morgan on Stage, Aida Rodriguez Has News and More News from the Runaway Hit ‘Oh Hello!’

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 was at the People's Improv Theater, The Stand, and The Cherry Lane Theater.
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.
November 16, 2015

Oh Hello! and More Big News From the New York Comedy Festival Including Judd Apatow, The Tonight 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 New York Comedy Festival!
November 9, 2015

Amy Schumer Produces Comedy Special for Rachel Feinstein, Tracy Morgan Drop in at The Stand, and More News From the 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 The Stand, The Village Underground, Bravo TV and more! Also Jeffrey is going up this week at Broadway Comedy Club for his first headlining gig ever! Scroll down for details and please join us to support comedy's biggest supporter this Thursday!
November 5, 2015

This Year Comedy Central is Doubling Down on Comics to Watch

For the past five years, Comedy Central has showcased their picks for the comics to watch at the New York Comedy Festival and it's one of the events you don't want to miss. This year Comedy Central has more comics to watch. Two nights, two formats, two venues- one for stand up and one for sketch.
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!
July 27, 2015

Our Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Photo Album

Our Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Photo Album
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.
June 16, 2015

Nate Bargatze, Bridgett Everett on Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch List For 2015

Variety has announced the 10 comedians who, in their eyes, folks should keep an eye on in 2015. Plenty of sites compile lists, but Variety goes […]
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 25, 2015

John Mulaney Recording a Special, Steve Buscemi Taping with Jim Gaffigan and News From Dan Soder, Joe List, Nick Vatterott 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 reports from The Soho Film Festival, Gotham Comedy Club, The Stand, The Actor's Temple and More.
April 20, 2015

Andrew Dice Clay News and More From Loni Love, Paul Virzi and The Equal Pay Benefit

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, and New York Comedy Club.
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 16, 2015

Comedians On Late Night TV Monday March 16: Kevin Nealon, Kevin Hart, Jesse Joyce, Ricky Velez and More

Jimmy (the Fallon one), Seth and Conan are all back with new shows this week.
February 23, 2015

Cipha Sounds Signs With Jay Z, Catching Up with John Witherspoon, and Big Jay Heads to LA

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 Carolines on Broadway!
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 16, 2015

Comedian Bill Burr Will Guest on First “Nightly Show” with Larry Wilmore Plus a Sneak Peek at the New Nightly Show Set

Larry Wilmore has announced his first guests.  Comedian Bill Burr, rapper Talib Kweli, and Senator Corey Booker will appear on the very first "Nightly Show" when Larry Wilmore takes over on Monday January 19th at 11:30pm after the Daily Show. As previously announced, Shenaz Treasury, Ricky Velez, and Mike Yard will be recurring contributors on the show, and it's looking like the rest of January will have some interesting guests including Kathleen Madigan and John Leguizamo.
January 11, 2015

New York’s Funniest Ricky Velez Joins The New “Nightly Show” Correspondents Team

Last November, Ricky Velez took home the title of New York's Funniest at the New York Comedy Festival.
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.
November 9, 2014

New York’s Funniest Contest Shows Off Amazing Young Talent, Picks a Winner

Yesterday the New York Comedy Festival hosted its annual New York's Funniest Contest at Carolines on Broadway and there was amazing talent to choose from. Chris DiStefano hosted a sold out house in the middle of Saturday afternoon as eleven young New York based comics took the stage. Caroline herself was in the house and presented the award of being New York's Funniest to Ricky Velez, from Queens New York, who was also the audience favorite.
November 8, 2014

Five Questions With Ricky Velez, One of New Yorks Funniest Finalists

We asked New York’s funniest finalist Ricky Velez five questions about comedy and living in New York. You can follow him on twitter @RickyVelez and see him this Saturday at Carolines at 4pm.
November 5, 2014

Comedy Central’s 5th Annual “Comedians To Watch” Tonight At The New York Comedy Festival

Comedy Central is bringing its 5th Annual "Comedians To Watch" special to Caroline's on Broadway for the New York Comedy Festival tonight.
October 27, 2014

New York Comedy Festival Lineup 2014

The New York Comedy Festival is coming to town and New York is ready, planning FIVE spectacular days, over ONE HUNDRED shows, nearly TWO HUNDRED performers. Stay tuned for our Editors Picks and more names to be added as the New York Comedy Festival approaches.