Barackdubs is known for making Barack Obama to sing some music hits like Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call me Maybe” and M.C Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This”. This time, the President is singing Daft Punk’s summer hit “Get Lucky” and Barackdubs worked hard on this. The video is so good that even Obama’s tone is the right one for the song.
Comedian Jim Gaffigan is set to publish a second book in 2014. His first writing experience “Dad Is Fat” is on Top 5 bestseller’s list and now, Crown Publishing Group wants one more about food this time. He will begin to write after he finishes “The White Bread Tour”.
“Comedy Bang Bang” gets a second season with Anna Kendrick, Zach Galifianakis, Andy Samberg, Adam Scott, Jessica Alba, Sarah Silverman and many more.
Jerry Seinfeld took out some new great gigs at “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and discussed about his web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”. The audience enjoyed five minutes of old-school stand-up comedy.
Russell Brand is currently on his “Messiah Complex” tour but he doesn’t miss the opportunity to mock someone on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”. While invited to promote his tour, Brand managed to make some weird affirmations about media manipulation and to put the anchors in a strange position.
Comedy Central has ordered new stand up series from the best stand-up show in Los Angeles made by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjani. “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail” is produced nay Nanjiany, Ben Stiller, Toni Magon and others.
Comedy Central announced a free summer outdoor event “Stars Under the Stars” in New York City.
College Humor makes its first full length film titled “Coffee Town”. Glen Howerton is set to come on July 9th as a 30 years-old website manager who uses a coffee shop as his office. When he finds out that he won’t be able to enjoy the free WiFi spot he asks his friends Steve Little and Ben Schwarts to help his keep the free internet connection.
FX announced earlier, in March, their new network FXX. Now they come with another announcement this time about the sows. With “Brand X” show canceled, the network will have another Russell Brand feature and new animated series “Chozen” with Danny McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green.
Jerry Seinfeld is ready to start the second season of his web series “Comedians Getting Coffe” on 13th June on comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com . This season’s guest includes Chris Rock, David Letterman, Sarah Silverman and Don Rickles.
Dan St. Germain has a long list of credits but, most of all, he is a regular on Best Week Ever and his half hour Comedy Central special is out this summer.
The comedian will headline at Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square on July 3 until July 7.
Nicole Lauren is an 8 year old comedienne from New Port Richey who plays volleyball, loves school and adores performing stand-up comedy routine.
She performs stand-up since she was only 5 and the spotlight is her home. Nicole is also a Mensa member. "I'm like a giant sponge. I soak up the laughter and I love all the attention, I beg mom and dad for it. I'm an only child," she said.
Russell Brand announced his first world stand-up tour called “Messiah Complex” based on the mental disorder which makes you think that you are the messiah. There will be a lot of jokes about religion, social figures and sex, of course. Brand dedicates his tour to Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcom X and Jesus who are his main subjects.
After being a TV comedy leader, Comedy Central wants to do the same with mobile application. The network released a new app for iOS “CC:Stand-Up” featuring more than 6000 clips of comedy routines. The feature is optimized for iPhone and iPad and they are planning an Android and Xbox later this month. Hundreds of comedians, from Louis C.K to Bill Cosby have short clips of 1 to 15 minutes of their performances.
Russell Brand brings his tour to Canada this summer. Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa are included in his tour dates after his last Australian and U.S tour. Now, the actor and comedian hosts his own late-night show “Brand X”on FX network and is preparing for a second season. Later this year we will get to see him in Diablo Cody’s directorial debut, “The Hauntepreneur”.
After his UK sell-out tours and sell-out season at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Reginal D Hunter comes back on the road for more great humor. He will come at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton this Thursday.
2013 WeGotTickets Laughing Horse New Act of the Year stand-up competition chose its winner, Sofie Hagen. The judges picked her as the new best comedian. Former finalist Imran Yusuf hosted the event who featured 1,000 performers across the country.
Russell Kane, Greg Davies, Nina Conti, Jack Whitehall and Rhod Gilbert are previous finalists chose as UK’s best.
Comedians celebrated Memorial Day with a great documentary called “Comedy Warrior: Healing Through Humor”. The feature shows five war veterans who suffered injuries, amputations and burns during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
Zach Galifianakis, Bob Saget, B.J Novak and Lewis Black coached the veterans who performed in L.A top clubs. The doc runs under a non-profit organization called Fractured Atlas.
Actor and comedian Brian Conley has its own TV series but he wants more and we have nothing against it. He is set to perform at Four Bars in Cardiff for a cause. His show comes in aid of Ty Hafan who supports families with life-limited children.
“I met a few of the parents who brought their children to along to the pantomime in Cardiff and it just really touched me. I felt I’ve just got to do something in a small way and this will be a fun night with a great band and myself in an intimate setting”
Conley organized last year another charity event in Devon to support a girl with life-limiting illness.
The actor will show on stage on Sunday, June 16 and will be supported by local group Miss May and the Magic.
“I’m doing a big tour later in the year so I’ll be trying out some new material,” he said. “But I’m happy to do it and delighted that the money is going to a great charity, something I feel so strongly about. It’s the least I could do.”
Amy Schumer is one of the many comedians who use Twitter to amuse or to announce. This time, the comedienne posted some great news for us. Her show “Inside Amy Schumer” has been renewed with a second season by Comedy Central. The sketch comedy became a Comedy Central favorite since the first episode. After not even a month since the launching (April 30), the show gets another season.
Inside Amy opened to 1.6 million total viewers, rising to 3 million across three plays. From comedian Schumer, the series combines standup with sketch comedy. It outranks the recently renewed "Nathan for You", "The Jeselnik Offensive" and "Kroll Show" among total viewers and the targeted demos as the best launch of 2013.
Guests slated to appear during the freshman run include Jon Glaser, Michael Showalter, Amber Tamblyn, Michael Ian Black, Rob Schneider, Abby Elliott, Tig Notaro, Tom Papa, Lisa Lampanelli, Dave Attell, Will Janowitz, Nikki Glaser, Sara Schaefer and Missi Pyle.
John Pinette is on his “Still Hungry” tour since February and almost finishing the first leg. He wants to escape from the big arenas and to end the first tour part in an intimate location like Off the Hook Comedy Club, in Marco Island. This week he will perform five shows.
Comedy Central Presents Kagiso Lediga on 29 May, live at Parker’s. The South–African comedian hosted some of the biggest comedy events such as Laugh Out Loud, Comedy Blackout and Blacks Only, made some satirical news shows, and produced movies. He was recently selected as an international judge for the Emmy Awards which proves his growing stature as an internationally recognized producer.
John Oliver plans a special gift for the audience on June 3rd to June 5th. He will be taping Comedy Central’s fourth season of “John Oliver’s New York Standup Show” at Webster Hall. Monday you will get to see Joe Mande, Maie Lee, Kamau Bell, Phil Hanley, Phil Hanley, Brooke Van Poppelen, Gary Gulman, Ron Funches, Mark Forward and Dan Soder while Tuesday you have Nick Turner, Colin Jost, Reggie Watts, James Adomian, Jessi Klein, Pete Holmes, Joe Zimmerman, Sara Schaefer, and Tom Lennon. On Wednesday you will be entertained by Morgan Murphy, Seth Herzog, Rory Scovel, Ali Wong, Travon Free and Paul F. Tompkins.
The big-mouthed actor and comedian Chris Tucker returns to his love, stand-up comedy at KL Convention Centre on June 24th.
Tucker is one of the funniest performers in the industry and he made it through the best comedy actors with “Rush Hour” movie.
Olivia Munn, the actress and comedian reveals all her frustrations in Esquire magazine interview. She is revolted by Zack Galifianakis’ statement that a person can’t be both humorous and good looking. The actress was offended so she wanted to stand-up for all the pretty ladies (or men) in the comedy business.
Freddie Davies known as Parrot Face is a veteran comedian who will join other great celebrities in “The Best of British” show. The variety show is held at the Rose Theatre is a British tradition who will showcase Miss Marple actor, Jess Conrad, Maggie O’Hara, Van Buren, Andy Greaves and Pete Lindup.
Paul Rodriguez needs no introduction since he made the unforgettable “Tortilla Soup”, “A Million to Juan” and many other small screen gigs, game shows or talk shows.
Rodriguez took his time to promote the 2012 doc “The Fight For Water” but he made some time to talk about Mexican’s reaction to “50 Shades of Grey”, immigration and other Mexican issues.
As we previously said in another article, Britain is the right place to do stand up for a living. And what living!
If you thought that the football players and actors are the best paid jobs in Britain, you’re wrong. Stand-up comedians are coming to rival their salaries. U.K’s richest comedian is Peter Kay who has a profit of £32.8 million made in the past two years. The money comes from his DVD sales and live shows.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has banned the transmission of Comedy Cental channel channel for 10 days.
The issue was based on a performance in which a man showed suggestive gestures that “offends good taste or decency”, was “obscene and denigrates women”.
Brendan McKeigan returns to his hometown for stand-up comedy live concert at Jack Doyle's Irish Grille & Sports Bar in Sarnia. He and special guest Andrew Chapman and Andrew Ivimey of Absolutely Comedy Live will show on Friday, June 7. McKeigan moved to Sudbury making it to National Improv Games and run his workshops, teach improve and then started to give stand-up a shot.
Comedian and actor Steve Martin teamed up with Edie Brickell for St. Augustine show.The comedy legend, screen writer, actor and 15-time host of SNL released a bluegrass album with Eddie Brickell called “Love Has Come For You”.
“Mike & Molly” star, Billy Gardell goes off the set to tape his next Showtime comedy special “Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs” on June 13 at the Plaza Hotel & Casino. Taking the stage alongside Gardell are veteran comedians Don Learned, Earthquake and Bob Zany.
Jerry Lewis was never comediennes’ fan. In 1998 he even told at an Aspen comedy festival that no female comedian is funny.
No he is 87 years-old and he still sustains that the funny woman is not born yet.
Lewis was in Cannes for the premiere of “Max Rose”, a drama directed by Daniel Noah in which Lewis stars as an aging jazz musician. At the Cannes International Film Festival he told the press that his position on comediennes is not changed (not even for Melissa McCarthy or Sarah Silverman).
Milton Jones is the winner of Perrier Best Newcomer Award, Sony Award and British Comedy Award. His comedy style is based on one-line punches delivered in an edgy style. Jones has had many shows on BBC Radio 4 and is a recurring guest panelist on “Mock the Week”.
He often tours across UK and now he is bringing his new show “On the Road” to Croydon on Nov 23 as part of another national tour.
In a www.Croydonguardian.com.uk interview, the comedian speaks about his life and career.
So you wanted to be an actor?
Yes, but no-one else wanted me to - well I didn’t have much work at the time. But the thing about stand-up is that if you have the bottle you can get up and do it if you want. So I gave it a try. My first few attempts weren’t great but I was arrogant enough to keep going. When it began to work I noticed that unlike acting, you didn’t have to rehearse or share the laughs with anyone else. But also unlike acting if it went wrong there was no-one else to blame.
So how did you end up doing one-liners?
I’ve always had a short concentration span. I think I appeal to other people who have short concentration spans. (Not that they will have read this far.) I think if a one-liner succeeds you put a tiny but entertaining cartoon in peoples’ heads.
What’s it like being on Mock the Week?
It’s a bit like doing a comedy exam in public. The hardest part is to get a word in when other people are talking. But next series I will be distracting people with my lucky klaxon.
You’ve been around a while now – how has the comedy scene changed during your career?
Stand-up is much bigger now, but also less risky and inventive than it used to be. When I started there was an act called the Iceman who brought a giant block of ice on stage and melted it with a blowtorch while shouting weak puns about ice. Okay, he’d be unlikely to sell out the O2 Arena but the circuit has lost some of its tin-pot charm. Also all the reality competitions mean audiences often see things in terms of ‘who won?’ rather than just enjoying the variety of a show.
What’s the best or the worst heckle you’ve ever had?Once when I was on stage someone shouted ‘What is this?’. It was a philosophical heckle really. I didn’t know what to reply. It was too big a question for me to answer. In a way I’d like to have ended the show then and there. But we all carried on like idiot.
What else have you been up to this year?
I spent three weeks in New Zealand in the spring. It was excellent as it is a lovely place and its still 1995 over there, which meant I could do all my old jokes. I’ve also been doing a few panel games and trying to think of TV ideas. My diary this summer seems to be full of festivals. These days any town that can get hold of a marquee and microphone seems to have a comedy tent.
Any plans for the future?
After On the Road I would like to do more TV acting, have my own TV show and maybe be in a film. Then I would like to own a castle, a small city and so on until eventually I have an empire that stretches from West London to the outskirts of China. But to be honest it’s more likely to be the same round of radio, TV panel games and odd visits to arts centers.
Tig Notaro is planning a new Los Angeles tour but for now the comedienne, actress and writer will release an expanded CD version of her “Live” album on July 16 with a bonus disc, “Live at the Moth” which contains 15-minutes story about the death of her mom and her relationship with her stepfather.
July brings another great comedy festival “Montreal’s Just for Laughs”. Sarah Silverman and Seth Meyers are set to host the event while Eddie Izzard and Joan Rivers will also emcee on main-stage comedy.
After signing with Hannibal Buress earlier this week, Comedy Central takes another comedian to“The Half-Hour” show. Local stand-up performer Milton Howery known as Lil’ Rel is set to perform on June 7 as part of the showcase.
Larry the Cable Guy, on his real name Dan Whitney, as many may know him is one of the Blue-Collar comedy boys but also a sold-out show performer, History Channel star and a great supporter of charity events.
He will hold two shows on May 26 at the Deadwood Mountain Grand and has big future plans.
New Jersey stand-up comic Randall Redd was full of cheesy lines in his recent performance. The comedian proposed to his girlfriend during the show with the most inappropriate compliment "Your parents should have named you Gillette because you're the best a man can get.” Instead of getting the “awww” treatment, the crowed burst into laughter and cheers. At least the pick-up line worked.
From childhood to parenthood, Bill Cosby took us to all the great and worst moments with his stand-up shows. Thirty years ago, the audience has had an amazing time with the legendary concerts of Cosby, “Bill Cosby: Himself”. We still enjoy his concert and learn many great things from it.He needed no impersonations or dynamic on stage. The concert showcases Cosby's trademark conversational style of stand-up comedy; Cosby is seated at the center of the stage, only getting up to emphasize a joke.