May 9, 2016

Brad Garrett Plays Strip Poker with Esther Ku, Bobby Lee Shares a Message of Power, Plus News From Liz Miele and Dena Blizzard

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 Cutting Room and the New Stages Theater.
August 14, 2015

Jim Norton Counted Down the Top 50 Stand Up Comics As Voted by SiriusXM Listeners

On Thursday SiriusXM launched a new comedy channel called Comedy Greats that will play the legends of comedy around the clock.  For their big launch event, Comedian […]
August 12, 2015

Famous Comedians Handle Hecklers

Comedy fans at digg.com put together this compilation of some of our most famous comics putting down hecklers.
June 1, 2015

Sam Morril Recording His First Album Tuesday Night

Sam Morril is a tremendously funny young comedian who is a staple of the NYC comedy scene. After a brief stint in the controversy spotlight a few years ago over a rape joke, Sam’s poised to make a more meaningful impression on America, following his recent appearance on Adam Devine’s House Party with an upcoming Comedy Central Half Hour special and a new album. He’ll be recording the album Tuesday June 2 at The Village Underground. We spoke to him about being as funny as possible all the time and the death of journalism while he sat poolside on a road gig in Arizona.
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.
February 12, 2015

Nick DiPaolo Killing It In His New Special

If you’re really into comedy, you know Nick DiPaolo is one of the products of Boston’s comedy boom and part of the pantheon of guys from the "The Table" at The Comedy Cellar who became household names through shows like Tough Crowd and The Comedy Central Roasts. But plenty of folks also know him from his former radio show with Artie Lange, his current podcast, as one of the guys playing poker on Louie, and, of course, from his long and successful stand-up career.
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.
June 19, 2014

The Last Laugh: 10 Funny People Who Went Out With a Joke on Their Tombstone

It's going to take more than death to keep some people from being funny. These comedians, comic actors and writers wanted to go out with a joke. They used their tombstones as one last opportunity to get off a line so that they'll still get a laugh out of anyone who visits their graves. Here are some Last Laughs.
April 19, 2014

42 Essential Comedy Albums

For over 60 years, the comedy album has been the best way for comedians to express whatever they wanted without direction from an executive or show runner.
February 5, 2014

11 Things We Didn’t Know About BJ Novak Before He Appeared on Unmasked

This week BJ Novak was Ron Bennington's latest guest on "Unmasked" in front of live studio audience, and we got a glimpse of BJ Novak what he knew about his character from the hit tv show "The Office."
January 22, 2014

The Comedian Who Changed My Life is Rodney Dangerfield

The Comedian Who Changed My Life is a new series where comics talk about, you guessed it, the comedian who changed their life. This week Jackie Martling talks about the comedian who changed his life.
August 10, 2012

Rodney Dangerfield Comedy Bump