August 13, 2018

Dear Governor Cuomo, Congratulations on Your Decision to Support the National Comedy Center, It’s a Home Run

I’ve been enthusiastically championing the arrival of the National Comedy Center for about a year now. I first approached the center with a heaping dose of […]
August 9, 2018

Saturday Night Live Originals Dan Aykroyd, Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel Light Up the Opening of the National Comedy Center

Saturday Night Live Originals Dan Aykroyd, Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel on Stage Together for the First Time in Decades. The original cast and crew of […]
August 8, 2018

Elayne Boosler Will Be the Next Guest on Unmasked

Comedy legend Elayne Boosler is going to be the next guest on Ron Bennington’s critically acclaimed Unmasked series on SiriusXM. Elayne is coming in to talk […]
August 7, 2018

Kelly Carlin, George Shapiro, Lewis Black, W. Kamau Bell, Lucie Arnaz and More Toast The Grand Opening of National Comedy Center This Week in Jamestown

  Sentimental Opening Celebration Kicks Off National Comedy Center Events in Jamestown W. Kamau Bell Declares “This is Where the First Amendment Lives” Speakers Praise New, […]
August 1, 2018

Notes From a Comedy Junkie: Recapping the NY vs LA Stand Up Debate, Colin Quinn’s New Show, Scott Thompson’s School Shooting Story on the Benson Interruption and More JFL 2018 Highlights

Sara Dahms is a comedy superfan who even goes so far as to call herself a comedy nerd. Raised on National Lampoon, John Hughes, Gene Wilder, […]
July 31, 2018

National Comedy Center’s LucyFest Adds Even More Events: Here’s Your Guide to Enjoying The Grand Opening

It’s been a year since we started writing about the National Comedy Center, and now we’re only one day away from the Grand Opening of the […]
July 30, 2018

16 Comedy Fans Share Their Favorite JFL Moments 2018

  Just for Laughs is the biggest comedy festival in the world with over 100 shows to attend every night. We had plenty of favorite moments […]
July 30, 2018

Jeffrey Gurian’s 2018 Just for Laughs Review!

It was that time again. For more than 25 years, every July I attend the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. I can’t get myself to […]
July 28, 2018

Howie Mandel Bought Just for Laughs to Make It As Famous as Coachella

Howie Mandel Details His Plan for the Future of Just For Laughs: I Want to Be a Brand Ambassador and Scream It! In March, it was […]
July 27, 2018

Roy Wood Jr. announces his new Comedy Central special and talks to us about JFL, and his current tour.

Roy Wood Jr. announces his new Comedy Central special and talks to us about JFL, and his current tour. Roy Wood Jr. has been a Comedy […]
July 17, 2018

Writer Calls Comedian Kurt Metzger Pro Rape; Sparks Outrage

Comedian Kurt Metzger Called “Pro-Rape” by Daily Beast Writer Prompting Fans and Friends to Defend Him On Monday, a writer for the Daily Beast sparked intense […]
July 16, 2018

Just For Laughs Ticket Alert: LA vs NY Panel with Six Great Comics and Unmasked with Howie Mandel

Note: You must request tickets using the form below.  The show will not be accepting requests via Twitter for this Event Ron Bennington is taking Unmasked Back […]
July 16, 2018

Comedy Stars Grace The Red Carpet at Comedy Central’s Roast of Bruce Willis!! And We Were There!

It’s a very special edition of Notes From a Comedy Junkie as our own Sara Dahms flew out to Los Angeles to cover the red carpet […]
July 16, 2018

The Best of Skankfest! Inside the Tough Crowd Reunion! Dice Returns! And News From Phoebe Robinson, Lisa Lampanelli, Erik Bergstrom 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 […]
July 15, 2018

Skankfest Descends on Brooklyn: Here’s Some of the Day 1 Highlights

Skankfest 2018 is officially underway in New York City and a massive crowd of black tshirt wearing, pot smoking, edible eating, tattooed, gigantic comedy fans have […]
July 10, 2018

Skankfest is This Weekend! Get a First Look at Some of the Shows and the Full List of Comedians

The biggest Skankfest yet kicks off this Friday and while a preliminary lineup has been announced, no word has yet been released of the shows people […]
July 9, 2018

Bobcat Goldthwait is Coming Back to Guest on Award Winning Unmasked Series

Comedian, filmmaker, director, actor and writer Bobcat Goldthwait is coming to New York to sit down with Ron Bennington for a brand new episode of his critically acclaimed Unmasked […]
July 4, 2018

Notes From a Comedy Junkie Volume 14: Bumping Mics

Sunday is the New Saturday at The Comedy Cellar and Jeff Ross and Dave Attell Hit it Out of the Park With Their Netflix Series, “Bumping […]
June 18, 2018

Rich Vos Will Be at the Fat Black Pussycat to Tape an Episode of Unmasked: Request Tickets Here

Rich Vos will be the next guest on Ron Bennington’s critically acclaimed Unmasked series in New York City! Rich will be the first guest to tape […]
June 12, 2018

The Stand Comedy Club Goes Out With a Very Loud Bang #TheLastStand

Last night The Stand Comedy Club said goodbye to their Third Street location with a blow out six plus hour show featuring over 40 comedians a very dedicated […]
June 11, 2018

Stand Up New York Offers Annual Membership, Roy Wood Jr.’s Pilot, and Joey “Coco” Diaz on “I’m Dying Up Here”

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 […]
June 4, 2018

The Rich Vos Roast is Coming!!! Watch the Trailer!

We called the Rich Vos Roast the comedy event of the year and yet most of you (and even a few of us) missed it. Taped […]
June 4, 2018

New York Stage Shutting Down After Being an Important Comedy Home for Six Years

After six years of showcasing some of the biggest names in comedy and helping to usher in the next generation of comedy performers, an iconic stage […]
June 4, 2018

Jerry Seinfeld Drops In, Wants a Bigger Crowd, Gets One; Plus Billy Gardell, Comedy VR 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 […]
May 28, 2018

Summer Reading List 2018! Featuring 42 Comedy and Other Books

It’s time again for our annual summer reading list! 42 book recommendations to keep you busy on the road this summer whether you spend your free […]
May 17, 2018

Richard Pryor Audio Documentary and Three Never-Before-Heard Standup Albums will Anchor Three Weeks of Specialty Programming About Pryor on SiriusXM

SiriusXM announced to day that it will honor the life and legacy of comedian Richard Pryor with a three week tribute to Richard Pryor that will […]
May 15, 2018

Tom Papa Will Join Ron Bennington For Taping of Unmasked at Village Underground

Tom Papa is set to guest on SiriusXM’s critically acclaimed Unmasked series in New York City. Tom will be coming to New York City’s famed Village […]