February 25, 2019

Who is On Late Night Tonight in Comedy: Week of February 25, 2019

This week, we have a late night talk show host who will be paying tribute to a fictional late night talk show host.
August 23, 2018

Garry Shandling Estate Creates Free Digital Museum of Shandling’s Writings, Journals and Video

The Shandling Estate just launched a new Garry Shandling website site that fans are going to love. It’s like visiting a presidential library that makes you […]
April 2, 2018

Henry Winkler Discusses HBO’s Barry, Tells Stories About Garry and  Shares Words of Wisdom About Life and Comedy

Sara Dahms is a comedy superfan who even goes so far as to call herself a comedy nerd. She travels all over the country checking out […]
March 22, 2018

The Filtered Excellence: March 22, 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 […]
February 28, 2018

Chicago’s AV Club Festival Rebrands as The Onion Comedy & Arts Fest

Tom Scharpling, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Gethard are Highlights of The Rebranded Fest We’ve been covering the AV Club’s 26th Annual Comedy Festival in Chicago since its […]
February 28, 2018

Scott Thompson Takes Buddy Cole on Tour

Lounge lizard Buddy Cole from Kids in the Hall makes a return to the limelight in Après Le Déluge: The Buddy Cole Monologues, an evening of […]
November 23, 2017

Guide to NYC Live Comedy This Week: November 23 – 29

Live Comedy in New York City This Week: New York features some of the best live comedy in the world every single night, from Manhattan to […]
September 27, 2017

Get to Know a Few of the Funniest Comedians in Canada; SiriusXM’s 2017 Top Comic Finalists!

This week, Toronto- is even funnier than usual.  It’s time for #JFL42, one of best comedy festivals in North America. International stand up superstars have sold […]
June 6, 2017

Jeffrey Tambor on Arrested Development Season Five: There Will Be “Some Wall Stuff”

  Actor Jeffrey Tambor stopped by the Above Average offices and was ambushed by AA’s Rob King for an impromptu episode of Your Biggest Fan, the […]
March 29, 2017

Review: Melissa McCarthy’s Nobodies is Well Worth the Watch Both For Its Nobodies and Its Somebodies

The key to an emotional drama has almost always been knowing the “wants” of its characters. They all need at least one in order for an […]
February 19, 2017

Andy Kindler Looks Back After Two Decades of Tipping Over Sacred Comedy Cows

Montreal Just for Laughs is the godfather of comedy festivals and there is no annual event at Just for Laughs or any other festival that is […]
December 27, 2016

Garry Shandling’s Cause of Death Revealed

Back in March, the world lost the great Garry Shandling. Shandling, a comedy pioneer who created hit shows like HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show and It’s […]
December 21, 2016

Big Jay, Bert Kreischer, Bobby Lee On List of Comedy Central’s Next Rock Stars

  Back in October, we reported on the very exciting announcement that Los Angeles-based comedy/music hybrid show The Goddamn Comedy Jam had been picked up as […]
November 24, 2016

Live Comedy Listings in New York City This Week: November 24 – November 30, 2016

Live Comedy in New York City This Week: New York features some of the best live comedy in the world every single night, from Manhattan to […]
May 17, 2016

TV’s Greatest Comedy Antiheroes

Have you ever noticed that some of the characters you love may not be the best people in the world? It doesn’t make you like ’em […]
April 25, 2016

Garry Shandling’s Life Celebrated by Friends, Family, and Colleagues

Last night, friends and family of the late Garry Shandling got together to celebrate the life of their friend, who was undeniably one of modern comedy’s biggest influences.
March 29, 2016

Friends Remember Garry Shandling with Traditional Sunday Basketball Game

Legendary comedian and actor Garry Shandling was a wealthy guy, but his wealth went well beyond his money. Shandling was a friend and mentor to countless comedians and actors in Hollywood, and those friends gathered one last time to remember Shandling on Sunday.
March 26, 2016

Larry Sanders Show Returning to HBO

Prior to Garry Shandling's death, the comedy legend had reached a deal with HBO to bring "The Larry Sanders Show" back to television
March 24, 2016

Garry Shandling, a Comedy Legend Has Died

TMZ is reporting that comedy icon Garry Shandling has passed away.
November 5, 2015

Wayne Federman Performs Stand Up on Tonight Show

Wayne Federman, who was the head monologue writer for NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon over its first year, performed stand up on The Tonight Show Wednesday night. He has some very troubling news. He was diagnosed positive. Watch the clip to find out how.
October 16, 2015

A Comedy Album 30 Years in the Making Out Today

Friday comedy legend Wayne Federman debuts 'The Chronicles of Federman' on aspecialthing Records. This special release is 30 years in the making!
September 10, 2015

Adam Resnick Takes on Life’s Uncomfortable Moments and the Result is Brilliant and Funny

Adam Resnick is one of the brightest comedy writers working today.  His credits include some of the greatest contributions to modern comedy, like Late Night with […]
August 19, 2014

Hey Now! It’s The Musical Performances Of The Larry Sanders Show

Larry didn't only have amazing talk guests on his show, he had some of the best musical talent on as well during his run. Thanks to the show we get to see what actually happens behind the scenes of a late night talk show. Watch the magic happen as musicians get integrated into a fictional TV show perfectly.
April 29, 2014

The Best Sitcom on TV, Louie, Isn’t a Sitcom at All

There is a little-known secret to Louis CK’s masterful sitcom, Louie. The secret is, it is not a sitcom at all. In reality, it’s 13 little indie films strung together each season, masquerading as a sitcom.
March 11, 2014

The Long and Undignified History of The Sidekick’s Sidekick

The sidekick is one of television sitcoms' most honorable roles. Not quite as cool as the hero, but nonetheless, the sidekick is the loyal friend, the faithful assistant or the steadfast relative.
February 12, 2014

Hail Caesar! A Few More Words on the Career of a Comedy Giant

Sid Caesar, a comedic powerhouse of stage and screen passed away at the age of 91.
December 12, 2013

SNL on the Big Screen: Who Did It Best?

Wednesday an SNL alumni received a National Board of Review Award for the first time.  Since premiering in 1975, only six cast members have been nominated for acting honors at the Oscars. But this year, we have a host of SNL cast members who made the jump into critically praised films