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Stand up Comedy: Jim Gaffigan writes another book

Jim Gaffigan writes another book

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”.

Stand up Comedy: "Comedy Bang Bang" gets second season with big stars

"Comedy Bang Bang" gets second season with big stars

“Comedy Bang Bang” gets a second season with Anna Kendrick, Zach Galifianakis, Andy Samberg, Adam Scott, Jessica Alba, Sarah Silverman and many more.

Stand up Comedy: College Humor reveals the trailer for first full length movie "Coffee Town"

College Humor reveals the trailer for first full length movie "Coffee Town"

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.

Stand up Comedy: Brian Conley performs in Cardiff for life-limited children

Brian Conley performs in Cardiff for life-limited children

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.”

Stand up Comedy: Parrot Face - Freddie Davies will perform at "Best of British" variety show

Parrot Face - Freddie Davies will perform at "Best of British" variety show

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.

Stand up Comedy: Paul Rodriguez talks about "50 Shades of Grey" book and imigration

Paul Rodriguez talks about "50 Shades of Grey" book and imigration

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.

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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.

Stand up Comedy: "Mike & Molly" star Billy Gardell tapes Showtime comedy special "Road Dogs"

"Mike & Molly" star Billy Gardell tapes Showtime comedy special "Road Dogs"

“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.

Stand up Comedy: Jerry Lewis on female comedians: "I can't see women doing comedy. I think of them as baby machines"

Jerry Lewis on female comedians: "I can't see women doing comedy. I think of them as baby machines"

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).

Stand up Comedy: Larry the Cable Guy has big comedy plans

Larry the Cable Guy has big comedy plans

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.

Stand up Comedy: Remebering the late Joey Waldon - a comedian, cartoonist and an amazing artist

Remebering the late Joey Waldon - a comedian, cartoonist and an amazing artist

Joey Waldon’s talent is his legacy. The funny, talented and artistic comedian and cartoonist died Sunday, May 12 after fighting cancer for three years. He was 57.

Stand up Comedy: How much money does a comedian make and where is the best place to do stand-up comedy for a living

How much money does a comedian make and where is the best place to do stand-up comedy for a living

Britain is the perfect place for a comedian to make good money. Performers move overseas to perform in front of the British stand-up lovers and not because it is a beautiful country and the people are great but because they pay very well for a stand-up show. Club owners give up to £350 pe act to an average comedian while professionals won’t show up without £2000.

Stand up Comedy: Tom Green To Make His Own Beer

Tom Green To Make His Own Beer

Comedian Tom Green is book for five stand-up comedy shows at Yuk Yuk’s in June from 13th through 15th but that’s not the big news. Ottawa comedian teamed up with Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. in Vankleeek Hill to create the Tom Green Beer.

Stand up Comedy: Comedian Sinbad declares bankruptcy.Again. He owes more than $10 millions

Comedian Sinbad declares bankruptcy.Again. He owes more than $10 millions

After announcing last week his new show, comedian David Adkins aka Sinbad is bankrupt. Last month he filled for bankruptcy claiming his debt exceeds his income. He declares to earn $ 16, 000 a month and has a $10,991,715 debt credited to sate, credit cards and federal taxes. He owes almost $400,000 to backs and $2.3 million to the CA Franchise Tax Board.

Stand up Comedy: Martin Short to release a memoir book

Martin Short to release a memoir book

Comedian Martin Short becomes a writer. He announced that he is writing a memoir for 2013. The book will follow Shot’s career in show business, his marriage to Nancy Short and the pain he suffered when he lost her to cancer in 2013.

"I haven't named my book yet, but I'm toying with the title, 'If I'd Saved, I Wouldn't Be Writing This,’” Short quipped in a statement from his publisher announcing the book deal.

Stand up Comedy: Billy Crystal returns with "700 Sundays" on Broadway

Billy Crystal returns with "700 Sundays" on Broadway

“When Harry Met Sally” star Billy Crystal announced to return as a funny and edgy comedian in his one-man autobiographical show “700 Sundays” on Broadway for 9 weeks.

In 2004-2005, “700 Sundays” was a huge success on Broadway being at their first season. The second season comes with Crystal on Nov. 13 and will run through Jan 5. It became the highest grossing show on Broadway earning more than $ 1 million in a week.

Stand up Comedy: Pablo Francisco goes on Marco Island for another hyper-energetic show

Pablo Francisco goes on Marco Island for another hyper-energetic show

Pablo Francisco will deliver high energy on Marco Island at the Off the Hook Comedy Club this week. The comedian mixes good jokes with funny-perfect sounds effects with his hyper-energy style.

“I heard it’s like a Club Med divided by the square root of the Virgin Islands – that it’s very fun place to go,” said Francisco about the show’s location. “I just heard that it’s golf and fun. I heard it’s paradise.”

Stand up Comedy: Seth Meyers replacing Jimmy Fallon on "Late Night"

Seth Meyers replacing Jimmy Fallon on "Late Night"

Since Jimmy Fallon is heading to “The Tonight Show” replacing Jay Leno, Seth Meyers, SNL head writer, is officially replacing Fallon on “Late night”.

The comedian "will transition to the talk show when Fallon takes over Tonight from Jay Leno in late February, after NBC's Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia. "Late Night" will remain based in New York,"according to USA Today.

Stand up Comedy: Maria Bamford comes to Oriental Theatre tonight

Maria Bamford comes to Oriental Theatre tonight

Maria Bamford already used us with her sharply observed character sketches like the ones on Comedians of Comedy Tour, “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job”. It’s not enough for her and we won’t see the comedienne putting an end to her career so, Bamford will be at Oriental Theatre tonight at 8 p.m.

Stand up Comedy: Comedian Rick Shapiro diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Comedian Rick Shapiro diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Veteran comedian Rick Shapiro has been diagnosed with Parkinson ’s disease after he suffered a heart attack. The degenerative disorder affects the central nervous system.

The diagnosis was made April 25 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, according to Shapiro’s manager Tracy DeMarzo, who adds the news comes after 10 years of misdiagnoses at other facilities, Laughspin reports.

Stand up Comedy: Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck arrested for child abuse

Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck arrested for child abuse

Jimmy Tarbuck has been arrested for child sex abuse and was released on bail. The arrest comes from allegation made over molesting a young boy back in 1970s.

A statement from North Yorkshire police last night said: “We can confirm that a 73-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a historic child sex abuse investigation in Harrogate. He was released on police bail pending further enquiries."

Stand up Comedy: Zack Galifianakis is by far the best SNL host of 2013

Zack Galifianakis is by far the best SNL host of 2013

Zach Galifianakis hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’ May 4 and it seems that he topped all the other hosts of SNL this year.

Galifianakis was serious throughout his opening monologue even if the audience was laughing their lungs out.

Stand up Comedy: Jim Gaffigan - "Dad Is Fat" book

Jim Gaffigan - "Dad Is Fat" book

Jim Gaffigan’s latest gags are not about what we were used to. The comedian has quit the American food and living routines passing on to his family life.

In his “Dad Is Fat” book, Gaffigan talks about his life with his wife and five children living in a two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan – an all hipsters, swingers, adults-only shops, men in high heels and strange elders neighborhood.

Stand up Comedy: Rob Schneider To Perform At Funny Bone Comedy Club

Rob Schneider To Perform At Funny Bone Comedy Club

Funny Bone Comedy Club is booked for Rob Schneider comedy shows Friday, June 21 at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. and again Saturday, June 22 at 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Nominated for three Primetime Emmys during his time on "Saturday Night Live," Schneider frequently appears in his longtime friend Adam Sandler's and sadly that collaboration is continuing with another Sandler movie called "The Ridiculous Six" with Jack Black and "maybe Robert Duvall."

Stand up Comedy: Chris Kattan from SNL actor to stand up comedian

Chris Kattan from SNL actor to stand up comedian

Chris Kattan has quit “Saturday Night Live” a long time ago and now he wants to embrace the stand-upcareer. It is quite ironic since the alum used to make fun of stand-up comedians during his SNL time.

"The main key is to have a lot of confidence and to act like you know what you're saying," Kattan said.

We still don’t know what made him follow this path and we don’t know yet if we can be happy or sad about this but, at least, we’re skeptical. He plays a four-night stand at Comedy Off Broadway in Lexington this week.

Stand up Comedy: Stewart Francis ends his stand-up career to become a cartoonist

Stewart Francis ends his stand-up career to become a cartoonist

Stewart Francis the Canadian comedian has decided to press pause on his career and play the cartoonist career.

Comic says live comedy has always been a second career choice behind drawing and hopes that his first book “Pun Direction” will give him enough impetus to quit the stage.
Stand up Comedy: Blue Collar trio to open amusement park in Alabama

Blue Collar trio to open amusement park in Alabama

Jeff Foxworthy, Larry The Cable Guy and Bill Engvall - the Blue Collar Comedy Trio tries to bring a country amusement park/resort in Foley, Alabama. According to Hollywood Reporter the center will be called Blue Collar Country and will include hotels, convention centers, venues for music and sporting events.

Stand up Comedy: Aziz Ansari - Makes "ACES OF COMEDY" Debut Tonight

Aziz Ansari - Makes "ACES OF COMEDY" Debut Tonight

Aziz Ansari makes his Aces of Comedy debut tonight, May 3 and tomorrow, May 4 at The Mirage Hotel & Casino.

Ansari, best known for his role as Tom Haverford on NBC's series "Parks & Recreation" will take the Terry Fator Theatre stage at 10 p.m. each evening.

Stand up Comedy: Cheech and Chong reunited for Riviera show

Cheech and Chong reunited for Riviera show

Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, Burns and Allen, Lewis and Martin and The Smothers Brothers are just some of the greatest comedy duos in the history of comedy. At the top of many lists is the legendary comedy duo that is coming to North Tonawanda’s Riviera Theatre this Friday, Cheech and Chong in a show opened by, Shelby Chong, tonawanda-news reports.

Stand up Comedy: "The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall" with Jim Carrey, Billy Crystal and more

"The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall" with Jim Carrey, Billy Crystal and more

TV network EPIX revealed the new lineup of comedy specials like: a new summer season of the “Comedy Unbound” showcase and “The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall”.

“The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall” is a one hour special anniversary celebration of the Improv comedy. It has presented the biggest, most legendary comedians as well as the newest names in comedy in 26 cities across the country.

Stand up Comedy: "Modern Comedian" gets a third season

"Modern Comedian" gets a third season

The beloved documentary web-series, “Modern Comedian” is finally showing the 3rd season. Featuring comedian Phil Hanley, creator and stand-up comedian Scott Moran, the show promises not only to become a big success but also to deliver comedy secrets.

Stand up Comedy: David Scott breaks the World Record for for longest stand-up performance

David Scott breaks the World Record for for longest stand-up performance

Us.topnewstoday.org announced that comedian David Scott beat the world record for longest stand-up performance Tuesday night, finishing his show at Mississippi Moon Bar at Diamond Jo Casino after 41 hours and eight minutes.

Stand up Comedy: Nathan Fielder's twitter prank just got serious

Nathan Fielder's twitter prank just got serious

If you are a parent of a teenager, well…you’re going to have a bad time. An internet joke scared the shoes out of some parents. Nathan Fielder – the star and co-creator of the Comedy Central show “Nathan For You” sent a tweet to thousands people telling them how to prank their parents. “Experiment: text your parents "got 2 grams for $40" then right after "Sorry ignore that txt. Not for you" Then tweet pic of their response.”

Stand up Comedy: Caroline Rhea comes to Springfield on Saturday

Caroline Rhea comes to Springfield on Saturday

Springfield is bringing the queen of comedy this Saturday at City Stage and Symphony Hall. Caroline Rhea will close the Bud Light Stand Up Comedy Series with her Canadian humor delivering jokes from her no-end bag.

“The series is a great way to keep our venue busy, and people seem to be embracing the site for comedy. It’s also just an easy, fun and affordable night out in downtown Springfield,” said Tina D’Agostino, president of CityStage and Symphony Hall.

Stand up Comedy: Comedian wants to break the world record for the longest stand-up performance

Comedian wants to break the world record for the longest stand-up performance

David Scott (aka Midnight Swinger) is a nationally known comedian in Dubuque, Iowa who tries to break the world record for the longest stand-up comedy routine. He wants to perform for 41 hours straight.

He will be on stage with nothing but a chair and a microphone and with no material prepared. He doesn’t have an off limits topic and he’s wide open joking about childbirth, babies, current events and politics.

Stand up Comedy: The Beard Of Comedy going on separate ways

The Beard Of Comedy going on separate ways

After four years of spreading good times, The Beards of Comedy are going their separate ways. The quartet featuring Andy Sandford (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Dave Stone (Squidbillies), TJ Young (Comedy Death-Ray) and Joe Zimmerman (Laughing Skull Festival Finalist) have decided to make a solo career and to leave behind the name that made them famous.

Stand up Comedy: Katt Williams sentenced for reckless driving and assault

Katt Williams sentenced for reckless driving and assault

Comedian Kat Williams was sentenced in court for reckless driving in Sacramento. A report from CBS Sacramento indicated that he was sentences to three years of unsupervised probation and 400 hours of community service.

Stand up Comedy: Comedian Richard Pryor is portrayed in a Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks and Robbin Williams documentary

Comedian Richard Pryor is portrayed in a Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks and Robbin Williams documentary

“Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic” is the new Showtime documentary starring Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Mel Brooks, Quincy Jones, Lily Tomlin and many others. Directed by filmmaker Marina Zenovich and e.p by Roy Ackerman and Pryor’s wife, Jennifer, the feature has made its debut at Tribeca Film Festival and it is set to premiere on May, 31.

Stand up Comedy: Jimeoin brings "What?!" at Cheltenham Town Hall this week

Jimeoin brings "What?!" at Cheltenham Town Hall this week

This Saturday Jimeoin will bring his best on Cheltenham Town Hall stage for his brand new stand-up show “What?!”

The comedian will prove us once again that Australians and Irish are hilarious people without making any tricks, just pure, great comedy. Jimeoin previously appeared on shows including “Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow”, “The Very Best of the Edinburgh Comedy Festival”, “The Best of Just for Laughs” and US talk show “Conan O’Brien”.

Stand up Comedy: Zack Galifianakis to produce new Comedy Central show with Brody Stevens

Zack Galifianakis to produce new Comedy Central show with Brody Stevens

Our favorite “Hangover” star, Zach Galifianakis is helming a new comedy show on Comedy Central starring Brody Stevens. Filmed in documentary style, “Brody Stevens: Enjoys It!” follows the comedian through his mental breakdown in 12 episode series. Galifianakis will serve as executive producer right after his third time host of “Saturday Night Live”.

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