April 21, 2015

Moontower Preview: Jonathan Katz, Still Finding Comedy in Odd Places (Interview)

He has a substandard poodle, he owns the domain name patheticmen.com, his groupies are middle aged jewish couples who invite him over for soup, he likes to find comedy in odd places, and he is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of his show, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. The "he" in question, of course is stand up comedian Jonathan Katz.
April 20, 2015

Andrew Dice Clay News and More From Loni Love, Paul Virzi and The Equal Pay Benefit

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 New York Comedy Club.
April 18, 2015

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Underway In Boston

Eugene Mirman and this friends are taking over Boston this weekend with his comedy festival.
April 9, 2015

Two NY Club Owners Respond To Sarah Silverman Commentary On Equal Pay (Updated)

Sarah Silverman doesn't think a woman asking for equal pay with men is such a ridiculous thing to ask for.
April 9, 2015

Moontower Comedy Festival Must See Shows of 2015

MOONTOWER COMEDY & ODDITIES FESTIVAL is coming up this month, and once again its shaping up to be one of the best festivals of the year. Moontower, more than any other festival has the feeling of comedy summer camp. The venues are all close enough to walk to, the weather is pretty stunning, and there's great food all around you-- including some of the best bbq in the country. Plus there are parties every night, a giant Ping Pong tournament and walk in access to dozens of events, all with the company of somewhere around 100 of the country's funniest comedians
March 9, 2015

Craig Ferguson Records New Special at Town Hall, Just for Laughs Auditions in New York 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 Stand, Town Hall, Gotham Comedy Club, and more…
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 26, 2015

Colin Quinn Updates Unconstitutional, Chris Titus is Hosting a New Show, Trevor Noah is Blowing Up and More From the NYC 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 Colin Quinn's "Unconstitutional" taping, Eastville club, Comedy Juice and a benefit for Charlie Hebdo.
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….
January 20, 2015

Maria Bamford, Todd Barry, T.J. Miller, Pete Holmes and More to Headline Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest

The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Fest is returning to Austin, Texas for its 4th year!
January 12, 2015

Comedian Rick Shapiro Talks About Doing Comedy With Parkinsons

In April 2012, comedian Rick Shapiro was very sick, and didn't know why. He was completely immobilized for about two months. He had spent ninety days in a hospital, sixty days in a nursing home, two weeks in a rehabilitation facility, and was continually misdiagnosed throughout the process. Rick and his wife went through a frustrating ordeal, with some doctors not returning their calls for months, others suggesting that Rick's problems stemmed from an identity crisis. One doctor even told Rick-- under his breath-- maybe you should take up basketball. A year later, for the first time, a doctor told them that she felt Shapiro needed a doctor who knew more than she did, and referred Rick and Tracy to the Mayo clinic.
January 8, 2015

Around the Industry This Week in Comedy, Stories From Riotfest, the Denver Scene, Laff Mobb, Chicago and more…

The stories people talk about when the club closes and they're sitting at the bar....
January 5, 2015

Artie Lange’s New Podcast, Details on Wet Hot American Summer, Tammy Pescatelli Working on a Sitcom, and a Prestigious Club Sets a World Record

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. After missing two weeks to make some room for year end specials, this week, Jeffrey found out what's new with Janeane Garofalo, what Artie Lange has planned for his first podcast, the story behind Greer Barnes' new CD and a full report from the Metropolitan Club's 60 hour world record breaking show marathon.
January 4, 2015

NYC Podfest 2015 Coming January 9th – January 11th

The 3rd annual NYC Podfest is returning to the city to celebrate the world of New York podcasting.
January 2, 2015

Incredible Line Up Announced For New York Comedy Club Crawl to Fight Parkinsons Disease

Come help New York's funniest comedians fight Parkinson's Disease on January 13th with a three club all night comedy crawl. An all star lineup of some of New York's funniest comedians are getting together on Tuesday January 13th for a six hour plus comedy crawl marathon, for a great cause.
December 27, 2014

Plan Your New Year! A Guide To 2014’s New Year’s Eve Live Comedy Shows Across the Country

Here are the comedians and clubs where you can make it an extra Happy New Year!
December 25, 2014

The Comedians Call It: 22 Great Comics Tell Us Who Will Be the Next Big Thing

For a week we've been talking about who was great, who excelled and who out performed everyone in 2014. But 2014 is sooooooo 2014. What really matters is who is going to kill it, crush it, wrap it up and take it home in a nylon sack in 2015. We wanted to know who is going to be the big ticket next year and so we went to the people who know best- their closest friends and competitors, other stand up comics.
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.
December 1, 2014

Seth Herzog and Monroe Martin’s TV Gigs, Jen Kirkman is Thin, and Brad Williams Doesn’t Play By The Rules This Week in NYC 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 went to a Friar's Club Event, and saw Dave Attell, and Brad Williams. Plus find out where your comedy friends spent their Thanksgivings.
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?
October 22, 2014

Bobcat Goldthwait Stars As Mutant Chicken In New Animated Short Film

The new animated short film in production, "HG Chicken and the Chronological Order" stars the voice of Bobcat Goldthwait as a giant mutant chicken.
September 23, 2014

Jesse Joyce, Marina Franklin, Todd Barry in a Contest of Funny

@midnight #hashtag wars is SexySpace in honor of SpaceX's announcement that they broke ground in Texas for a spaceport today and will be launching by 2016.
September 22, 2014

Comedians On Late Night TV Monday September 22: Bill Hader, Ana Gasteyer, Todd Barry, Jesse Joyce and More

The weather is changing. There's something funny in the air during late night TV tonight.
September 4, 2014

Watch The Teachers Lounge Finale With Guest Jim Norton

As a brand new school year begins for the rest of the country, for the staff of "Teachers Lounge" this semester is coming to a close.
July 31, 2014

Alec Baldwin Joins Teachers Lounge

Big news in the world of comedy and comedy web series. You will be hearing a familiar voice ringing through the halls of everyone's favorite unnamed internet elementary school. Alec Baldwin has joined the already impressive cast of Teachers Lounge as the school's P.A. Announcer.
July 29, 2014

Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground to Continue in NYC

If like us, you've been waiting for the news that Comedy Central has decided to renew the best stand up show on television, sorry no news yet. But we do have some good news.
June 25, 2014

Watch Episode 1 Of “Teachers Lounge”

Here's an opportunity to see the very first episode of "Teachers Lounge" a day early before it airs on Thundershorts, the brand new free streaming video site which launches on Thursday.