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One Comedian Remembers the Many Rooms He Played in New York and Los Angeles

February 22, 2016

This week Vulture is running a series of stories about the comedy produced in, and inspired by, New York and Los Angeles. Today, veteran comic Wayne Federman remembers the venues in which he's performed.

Ticket Sellers Promise Marquee Names, but the Comics Rarely Show

February 23, 2023

Paige Kaden, who is new to town, stood on a frigid block in Times Square on Thursday afternoon, looking for a man named John. She was angry.

John, she said, had sold her and her parents tickets to Stand Up NY, an Upper West Side comedy club, two days before at this very spot. He had shown them pictures of Amy Schumer and Tracy Morgan performing there, Ms. Kaden said, and he gave them a tip about that night’s surprise guest.


February 22, 2016

Even if you aren't familiar with the drunken, poetic stories and words of comedian Kyle Kinane, you've at least heard his voice. 

The Chicago native who has three very funny comedy albums and two Comedy Central specials to his name has also done voices on animated series such as Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Triptank, Bob's Burgers and Adventure Time. He's also picked up a recurring role on the new TruTV series Those Who Can't. 

IFC Orders Comedy Series ‘Brockmire,’ ‘Stan Against Evil’ From Hank Azaria, Dana Gould

February 22, 2016

IFC has given straight-to-series orders to two comedies, Hank Azaria’s “Brockmire” and “Stan Against Evil,” from “The Simpsons” alum Dana Gould.

Both shows were picked up for eight episodes.

Rita Rudner to bring Vegas comedy act to Israel

February 23, 2016

American, Jewish comedian, actress and author Rita Rudner is bringing her unique style of comedy and epigrammatic one-liners to Herzliya’s Zappa Club on April 9 with her Las Vegas show, An Evening with Rita Rudner.

New Female-Driven Comedy Network Takes On Hollywood's Gender Gap, One Laugh At A Time

February 24, 2016

Stephanie Laing was rushing to leave the house when her 4-year-old daughter said she had to, “put her pretty on.” Laing, an Emmy-winning executive producer for Veep, was understandably concerned. “I watched slightly freaked out wondering what that meant to a 4-year-old and she put her Chapstick on,” Laing says. “But it became our mantra and we turned the word pretty on its head. It means how you live your life, inside and out.”

Chris Hardwick, Todd Barry, Cameron Esposito, and More Join SXSW Comedy’s 2016 Lineup

February 24, 2016

Austin’s SXSW festival returns next month from Friday, March 11th through Sunday the 20th, and today they revealed the initial SXSW Comedy lineup. As usual, it’s a packed lineup full of funny people — check out the full list below:

Stand-up comedy takes root at Mother Mary’s in Clovis

February 24, 2016




Fifteen minutes into Thursday night’s comedy show at Mother Mary’s Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria and the joke tally looks like this: Two knocks on Fresno (one obvious, one clever-ish); one reference to The Fresno Bee (not directed at yours truly) and oddly, just one mention of the fact we’re all crammed into the back of an Italian restaurant in Clovis.

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Judd Apatow, Sarah Silverman Help Push Maria Bamford's Netflix Comedy

February 24, 2016

Patton Oswalt, Tig Notaro and Adam Pally also contributed to the social media campaign.


It helps to have friends in high places — especially when it comes time to call in a big favor.

Ahead of her forthcoming Netflix comedy, comedian Maria Bamford has enlisted the help of a star-studded army including Judd Apatow, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Tig Notaro and many more to help spread the word on her series Lady Dynamite.

Comedy club proposed in Clifton

March 14, 2016

CLIFTON - An upcoming zoning board application hopes laughter is the best medicine as it seeks to revamp a vacant downtown property into a comedy club.