April 25, 2019

The Strange and Wonderful Barry Marder on Letters From a Nut: the Movie, Becoming Jerry Seinfeld’s Best Friend, and the Genesis of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Back in the late 90’s a wonderful book series came into being that has since spawned many offspring including nine or so book sequels, multiple stage […]
April 23, 2019

Comedy Store Documentary Coming to Showtime

Not long after cancelling the series based on the early years at the Comedy Store, Showtime Documentary Films announced a four-part documentary series that will chronicle […]
April 7, 2019

Comedy Bits: This Week in Comedy News, Adam Sandler Announcement, Billy Connolly Sighting, a Comedy Duo Splits, Michelle Wolf Roasts a Luncheon and More

  This week in comedy news, we covered plenty of Comedy Central announcements including some updates on Clusterfest, another development deal, and a few new podcasts. […]
March 11, 2019

Seen at SXSW: Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Documentary is Truly Special

It’s always fascinating to me to see a comedian work through a joke, tweaking it and molding it to a place where it reliably gets laughs. […]
January 14, 2019

Jimmy Shubert Coming East to Tape Unmasked With Ron Bennington in NYC; Get Tickets

Comedian and actor Jimmy Shubert is coming to SiriusXM’s midtown Manhattan HQ in New York to sit down with Ron Bennington for an episode of Bennington’s […]
December 29, 2018

The Official Unofficial Comedy Timeline of 2018

Comedy in 2018. A lot happened in comedy news in 2018- a lot of the news was bad with some hard hitting deaths, and some disturbing […]
December 27, 2018

The Best of Filtered Excellence 2018

Bob Geldof once asked us, “Where is the filtered excellence!?” It’s right here. Once a week we take a break from comedy to bring you this week’s […]
December 20, 2018

Ten Best Comedy Movies of 2018! Vote for #1

Let’s be honest. It’s tough to find 10 great comedy movies in any given year but that’s why we throw in a few crowd pleaser popcorn […]
November 29, 2018

Remembering the Greatness of Patrice O’Neal

Reprinted from its original publication date of November 29, 2014. Four years ago Andrew Fargnoli and Earl Douglas put together the perfect Patrice O’Neal primer. Every […]
October 25, 2018

The Filtered Excellence: October 25 2018

Bob Geldof once asked us, “Where is the filtered excellence!?” It’s right here. Once a week we take a break from comedy to bring you this week’s […]
October 16, 2018

Ken Jeong Will Host Jerry Lewis Arranged Comedy Awards Show in NYC in December

Before he passed, Jerry Lewis set up an Academy of Comedians to award honors to comedy’s top performers. The Academy will hold its first-ever Legacy Awards […]
October 10, 2018

Robin Williams Tribute Week Will Kick Off With Ron Bennington Hosted Audio Doc

SiriusXM has planned to honor legendary comedian Robin Williams with a special week of programming. The week will kick off with “Robin Williams: A Life in […]
September 13, 2018

NY Comedy Fest Will Open With the 12th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Celebrity Studded Super Show

Top comedians and musical artists will unite for the 12th annual Stand Up for Heroes (SUFH) event at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Monday, […]
August 15, 2018

Dr. Katz Remembers Antz, Clown and the One Comedian He Absolutely Had to Have on His New Audiobook

For the past 23 years Jonathan Katz and his character Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist have brought over 100 of the greatest comedic minds into his office […]
August 8, 2018

Player Replaces Ump With Garbage Can, Tells Ump to Go To His Home

Come on man you had to have planned this. Robin Williams couldn’t have pulled this improv out of his ass. Read more at nypost.com. Someone's got […]
July 12, 2018

The Filtered Excellence July 12, 2018

Bob Geldof once asked us, “Where is the filtered excellence!?” It’s right here. Once a week we take a break from comedy to bring you this week’s […]
June 8, 2018

Watch the Trailer for Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind is an intimate look into the life and work of Robin Williams, the master of stage and comedy. The documentary […]
June 3, 2018

Vito Calise Reviews Tom Arnold Past & Present Imperfectly

Columnist, radio producer, and film school graduate Vito Calise, is reviewing all the comedy specials he can see. You know him from SiriusXM’s Bennington Show, The […]
May 6, 2018

New Details Emerge About Robin Williams Death in New Bio

The biography “Robin: The Definitive Biography of Robin Williams” by David Itzkoff comes out later this month, and reveals new details about Robin’s illness and his […]
April 11, 2018

Comedians React to Mitzi Shore’s Death

Mitzi Shore, a one-time powerhouse in the comedy business whose influence has continued to permeate comedy stages around the world long after she took a step […]
March 25, 2018

I’m Dying Up Here Season 2 Trailer Brings New Characters, Romances, and Opportunities

Showtime has released the trailer for the second season of their hit drama series about the comedy world in the 70’s. When season one ended, we […]
March 9, 2018

Amazing Johnathan Says New Doc “Classes Up an Unclassy Life”

The Vancouver Just for Laughs Film Festival is on this week, and showcased the world premiere of Always Amazing, the story of the famous magician-comedian, Johnathan […]
February 9, 2018

Robert Kelly, Brad Williams Return To The Nasty Show at Just For Laughs This Year

Just for Laughs has some big annual traditions that comedy fans look forward to every year, but none bigger than The Nasty Show. For 26 years […]
January 8, 2018

What’s Happening in NYC Clubs This Week! NY Comics Huddle for Warmth

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 […]
January 4, 2018

Sundance Preview: National Lampoon, Robin Williams and the Elliott Family Among Highly Anticipated Comedy Premieres

Comedy often makes appearances at Sundance, and this year, the infamous and prestigious film festival is spotlighting some tremendous comedy talents both in front of and […]
December 18, 2017

Kevin Hart Wants To Remake Mrs. Doubtfire

While promoting Jumanji, Kevin Hart was asked what other 90’s movie he would like to do and he would like to stay on the Robin Williams […]
December 1, 2017

Two Separate New Sam Kinison Bio-Projects Out This Year

“I Am Sam Kinison”, a documentary celebrating the life of the audacious, charismatic, bawdy, fearless, raw and immense talent who changed the face of comedy, will […]