June 22, 2018

Take a Peek at Netflix 15 Minute Stand Up Specials

We’ve been waiting a long time to get a peek at Netflix’s “The Comedy Lineup”. If you’re a stand up superfan or in the business, its […]
October 3, 2016

Sinbad Takes Over WYFD and 12 More of the Greatest JFL42 Moments You Missed if You Weren’t in Toronto

Written by Debra Kessler and Justin Heritage The Toronto JFL42 Comedy Festival just wrapped after ten pretty spectacular days. There were over 100 shows to see […]
June 2, 2016

Up Next…Liza Treyger: A Look Through The Lense at New York Comedy.

Phil Provencio documented some of New York City's best and most talented comedians through our "Up Next" series. Any list of the biggest talents in New York would be incomplete without including Liza Treyger.
February 3, 2016

RIOT LA Festival Hits the Mark as a Formidable National Festival

Only four years in and RIOT has grown into a mature and formidable national festival! The two and a half day event was crammed with eye-catching headliners like David Cross, Gilbert Gottfried, TJ Miller and Ron Funches and had more talent scuttled onto the generic Comics To Watch showcases than many festivals have as their top names.
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.
October 12, 2015

Bobcat Headlines Gotham, Steve Marden Wins, A Management Change and More News From the New York 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, New York Comedy Club, QED, The Stand, Creek and the Cave and more!
July 28, 2015

Fun Fun Fun Fest Will Feature Tig Notaro, Todd Barry, Twerking, Air Sex and More

For those looking for something different this year in the festival circuit, the Fun Fun Fun Fest is celebrating their 10th Anniversary in Austin and in addition to a huge music line up for the fest, they've also got big plans for their comedy stage.
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.
May 5, 2015

Mike Myers To Make First Appearance Ever at Just For Laughs 2015 Plus Dozens of Other Names Announced

In July, the comedy world heads to Montreal. It's the 33rd annual Just For Laughs Festival.
April 2, 2015

Happy Contest Time Takes the Show to New York

2015 is the year of the concept show. Just five years ago, you would have had to go deep to find anyone running stand up comedy shows with themes and twists. Now you can find all crowd work shows, shows in the nude, shows in the dark, battles, group performances, shows where the comedian can't see the audience, and even shows that meld stand up with other arts like music, or drawing. This week, a particularly unique concept show that is based on Los Angeles is making the journey all the way across the country, to perform for the first time in New York City. The Happy Contest Time comedy show will be in New York for one night only at the New York Comedy Club tonight, Thursday April 2nd.
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...
January 22, 2015

Around the Industry This Week in Comedy, News from Louis C.K., Rachel Feinstein, Margaret Cho and more…

The stories and news people talk about around the industry when the club closes and they’re sitting at the bar….