August 25, 2016

Colin Quinn, Reggie Watts, Michael Che and More Netflix Original Hour Specials Announced

The Netflix Original Hour Special has become a force in the comedy business. The Netflix Effect (a term coined by Comedy Dynamic’s Brian-Volk Weiss in an […]
June 25, 2016

Live Nation Opening Comedy Club In Philadelphia

Great news for Philadelphia comedy fans: Fishtown, the city’s burgeoning hub of arts, food and culture, has just added a brand new comedy club to its ranks. Punchline Philly, located off of Canal Street near Delaware Avenue, is the first new comedy club to open up in the city in a decade.
June 1, 2016

Just For Laughs Montreal Adds More Big Names! Carrie Fisher, Sarah Silverman and more!

The Just For Laughs Festival continues to roll out the biggest names in comedy.
May 19, 2016

Russell Peters to Receive Comedy Award

This June, the annual Banff World Media Festival will be taking place in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Each year, the festival shines a spotlight on some of the best creative minds from across the entertainment industry, giving awards to the most distinguished among them.
May 18, 2016

Line-Up for ‘This Is Not Happening’ S3 Announced

Earlier today, Comedy Central announced a huge chunk of the line-up for the third season of Ari Shaffir’s This Is Not Happening, and big surprise: it’s absolutely full of killers
December 14, 2015

Hours and Hours of Just For Laughs Comedy Without Leaving Home

The annual Just for Laughs Festival is undisputedly the Godfather of Comedy Festivals. Everyone in comedy has either performed at Just for Laughs or wants to, but not everyone can make it to Montreal. This year, Just for Laughs is bringing the festival to you. Today the J4L team has announced that the Pete Holmes Elevator Show, a 90 minute Prime Time Special hosted by Howie Mandell, Funny as Hell featuring plenty of stand up hotsed by Jon Dore, hours of comedy performances from Just For Laughs, and The Nasty Show hosted by Artie Lange!
October 22, 2015

Forbes Announces Highest Paid Comedians of 2015

Every year Forbes announces the highest earners in a number of categories. This week, Forbes rolled out the highest paid men and women --well make that men-- working in the field of comedy. According to Forbes, these ten comedians alone generated over 166 million dollars and that's just this year.
June 12, 2015

Madison Square Garden Killing It With Comedy, More Demand Than Ever

  According to Billboard.com, playing Madison Square Garden in New York is a landmark moment for a comedian, an achievement that few stand-ups have earned. In […]
May 11, 2015

Louis C.K. Inspires a Jeff Garlin Confession, Dave Attell is Filming, A Comedy Milestone for Derek Gaines and News From Kaytlin Bailey 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 Cellar, Gotham Comedy, Carolines and The Stairs.
April 13, 2015

Joe Machi and Aida Rodriguez on Top of the World After LCS; Finesse Mitchell and Nikki Glaser Have Pilots and So Much 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 Comedy Juice, and Gotham Comedy Live and Stand Up New York.
April 8, 2015

UPDATE: Russell Peters Calls Trevor Noah A Joke “Thief” (Just a Gag)

Trevor Noah hasn't had a good day since he was named the new host of the Daily Show on Comedy Central.
December 19, 2014

Who Is the 2014 Stand Up Comedian of the Year!?

You may have heard that 2014 was the greatest year in comedy, in the history of all years in comedy. And it's true, 2014 was a giant year for comedy. Giant tours, huge specials, incredible albums, and more than a few great books. But who had the biggest year of 2014?
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 15, 2014

Behind The Burger: The Brilliant Comedy Voices Behind TV’s Best Animated Comedy, Bobs Burgers

Bob's Burgers is one of the most critically acclaimed comedies on TV, winning the Emmy for outstanding animated program in 2014. The show is known for its great writing and characters, who wouldn't be nearly as great without the impeccable voice casting behind the animation. Unlike most animated shows, all the actors all voice their characters together, which may also have contributed to the vitality of the series. But who are the voices, and where do you know them from?
September 4, 2014

SiriusXM’s Ron and Fez Show Pay Tribute to Joan Rivers

After finding out that comedy legend Joan Rivers died earlier today without waking from her coma, Ron Bennington and Fez Whatley of SiriusXM’s Ron and Fez Show went live on SiriusXM channel 99 to pay tribute to her incredible career.
August 13, 2014

Russell Peters and Keenan Ivory Wayans Talk Comedy and Political Correctness

This week, in anticipation of the Last Comic Standing Season finale, Russell Peters and Keenan Ivory Wayans talked about their experiences on the show, their thoughts on the three finalists, and who should have been in the finale but didn't make it.
August 7, 2014

Last Comic Standing Title Round Continues Tonight

For Last Comic Standing, tonight is the Final 4. Nikki Carr, Rod Man, Lachlan Patterson, and Joe Machi.
August 4, 2014

Alingon Mitra Beats 4 Finalists, Wins Last Comic Standing Comic Comeback

This season on Last Comic Standing there has been a competition going on behind the TV competition.
July 31, 2014

Last Comic Standing Title Rounds: Jay Leno Mentors The Final 5

The Challenge Rounds are over on Last Comic Standing.
July 28, 2014

Jumping Around Montreal Just For Laughs with Jeffrey Gurian Sunday Edition

Montreal Just for Laughs is winding down, but Jeffrey Gurian was there for one more day to keep you caught up on what you missed.
July 26, 2014

Jumping Around Montreal Just For Laughs with Jeffrey Gurian Friday Edition

Jeffrey Gurian is up at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. He's jumping around and bringing you all the big news and gossip in comedy.
July 26, 2014

Kindler Targets Gervais, CK, and Cumia at State of the Industry Comedy Address

Every year at Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, Andy Kindler  does his state of industry  address.  
July 25, 2014

Jumping Around Montreal Just for Laughs with Jeffrey Gurian: Thursday July 24

Jeffrey Gurian headed up to the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal this week and will be reporting back about all the happenings up in and around Just For Laughs while he's there.
July 24, 2014

Last Comic Standing Roast Challenge: The Final 6 Face Off

NBC's Last Comic Standing is getting closer to crowning a champion. Thursday night, the last 6 comedians still in the competition face their final challenge before moving on to the Title Round which starts July 31st.
July 13, 2014

Last Comic Standing Coming Back Next Summer

NBC Entertainment President of Alternative and Late Night Programming Paul Telegdy announced that "America’s most compelling comedy competition" will get a 9th season on the network.
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 29, 2014

Count Down 50 Top Jokes With Last Comic Standing Tonight

Sunday night, the producers of Last Comic Standing is airing a special two hour episode full of performances, interviews, and backstage footage from this season that has never aired.