Stand up Comedy Articles by: Alina Mihai

Stand up Comedy: Comedian Bill Maher to Stand Up for the New Year in Hawaii!

Comedian Bill Maher to Stand Up for the New Year in Hawaii!

Stand up comedian Bill Maher is going to enter the New Year doing two stand up comedy concerts. The host of the HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher will bring his brand of humor to the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu on December 31 and at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center on January 1. The two stand up comedy shows would be the first time Bill Maher performs in Hawaii.

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Chris Tucker recent problems with the IRS are giving him inspiration for his stand up comedy shows. The Rush Hour star, Chris Tucker has an $11 million tax bill from America's Internal Revenue Service (IRS) last year. The comedian also reports suggesting he's facing foreclosure on his $6 million mansion in Florida emerged last week.

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Walt Willey is widely known for his performance in the TV series All My Children. But after the end of the show, he decided to turn to stand up comedy and now he is recording a new stand up comedy DVD. Walt Willey’s new stand up comedy DVD will be filmed during comedians’ concert at the Harvey's South Street Comedy Club in Jackson. The stand up comedy shows start today and will end on Sunday.

Stand up Comedy: The Muslims Are Coming to Salt Lake City!

The Muslims Are Coming to Salt Lake City!

The Muslims Are Coming stand up comedy show is arriving to Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, October 8. Doors for the stand up comedy show at The Complex, Vertigo Room open at 8 p.m. and welcome everybody to learn more about the Muslim culture and have a great time for free.

Stand up Comedy: Comedian Norm MacDonald to Perform at Foxwoods

Comedian Norm MacDonald to Perform at Foxwoods

Comedian Norm MacDonald is going to perform one of his stand up comedy concerts in Foxwoods on Saturday, October 8. The stand up comedy show will be held at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Doors at the Norm MacDonald stand up comedy concert open at 8 p.m.

Stand up Comedy: Stand Up For Family Is Back!

Stand Up For Family Is Back!

The Stand Up for Family comedy show is back with its second season. The stand up comedy show hosted by Bill Bellamy debuted last year and now is going to come back on air. Stand Up for Family features Bellamy with several other comedians such as Earthquake and Wil Sylvince.

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Stand up comedian Kevin Hart jus signed a contract with ABC for a guest role in the TV series Modern Family. The comedian will play Andre, a new neighbor of Phil Dunphy who happens to be a physician. It is not the first time comedian Kevin Hart stars with some of the cast members from Modern Family. He co-starred opposite Sofia Vergara in the 2004 movie Soul Plane.

Stand up Comedy: Comedienne Lisa Lampanelli Will Appear in a NBC Sitcom

Comedienne Lisa Lampanelli Will Appear in a NBC Sitcom

Stand up comedienne Lisa Lampanelli is going to appear in one of the future episodes on the NBC sitcom Whitney. Lisa Lampanelli will guest star for one episode, playing a dog pound manager. Her job is to evaluate if Whitney (Whitney Cummings) and Alex (Chris D'Elia) are eligible to adopt a dog.

Stand up Comedy: Dane Cook Talks Business with NBC

Dane Cook Talks Business with NBC

Stand up comedian Dane Cook is planning to develop a half-hour comedy at NBC. The comedian signed a deal with NBC for the next television season. There aren’t so many details about Cook’s project, but this would be his first comedy show on network television, without counting his guest appearances.

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Joe Sib is going to take his stand up comedy show “California Calling” to New York on October 13 at the Bowery Electric. The comedian is going to perform for one night only and there are only 100 tickets available.

Stand up Comedy: Stand up comedian Paula Poundstone performs at the Egyptian

Stand up comedian Paula Poundstone performs at the Egyptian

Stand up comedian Paula Poundstone is going to bring of her unusual attire and her humor at the Egyptian Theatre, Idaho on Friday, September 23. The gates to Paula Poundstone’s stand up comedy show open at 8 p.m.

Stand up Comedy: Political Comedy for the October 2011 Coalition

Political Comedy for the October 2011 Coalition

Famous stand up comedians will gather on Wednesday, September 21 at the Bowery Poetry Club to benefit the October 2011 Coalition. The show will start at 6 p.m. and there will be stand up comedy performances from comedians like Janine Brito, Lee Camp, Negin Farsad, John Fugelsang and Jamie Kilstein. This night of political comedy will be hosted by Dennis Trainor Jr.

Stand up Comedy: Will Chris Tucker Come Back On Screen?

Will Chris Tucker Come Back On Screen?

Even if actor and comedian Chris Tuck has been of the radar for quite a while now, he is up for two new movies: David O. Russell’s The Silver Lining’s Playbook and Akiva Schaffer’s Neighborhood Watch, according to Variety. The comedian also started doing stand up comedy again this year.

Stand up Comedy: Michael Ian Black Stops at Theatre 99!

Michael Ian Black Stops at Theatre 99!

Stand up comedian Michael Ian Black is currently on a comedy tour called Black Is White and he is going to perform in Charleston at Theatre 99 on September 10. Michael Ian Black will perform two stand up comedy shows, one at 8 p.m. and the other at 10 p.m.

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What was on everybody’s lips until now was finally confirmed on Tuesday when the Academy announced that Eddie Murphy is the one to host the 84th Oscar Academy Awards which will occur February 26 in Los Angeles.

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Stand up comedian Bill Bailey’s first solo stand up comedy show was Cosmic Jam. The stand up comedy performed at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London and was broadcasted in 1997 on Channel 4 as a one-hour special called Bill Bailey Live.

Stand up Comedy: Bill Bailey Almost Gave Up Comedy for a Telesales Job!

Bill Bailey Almost Gave Up Comedy for a Telesales Job!

Nowadays, Bill Bailey is a famous stand up comedian trough Britain, U.S.A and all over the world. But his fame did not come so easy and with no struggle. At some point on his early stand up comedy career, Bill Bailey almost gave up comedy to take a telesales job, after a failed show on BBC Radio 1, the Mark Radcliffe show.

Stand up Comedy: Ray Romano Is Back to Stand Up Comedy

Ray Romano Is Back to Stand Up Comedy

After this summer’s cancellation of the Men of a Certain Age comedy show, stand up comedian Ray Roman found himself without any job. But he immediately turned to performing live stand up comedy and he can be seen at The Mirage, Las Vegas today and Saturday. As an opening act, Ray Romano will have the stand up comedian and actor Jon Manfrellotti.

Stand up Comedy: Comedian Nick Helm Had the Best Joke at the Edinburgh Festival!

Comedian Nick Helm Had the Best Joke at the Edinburgh Festival!

Stand up comedian Nick Helm has only been performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for two years and already had won the award for best joke for his Snow White gag. The stand up comedian beat better-known acts including last year’s winner Tim Vine to the award created by TV channel Dave.

Stand up Comedy: Charlie Murphy: Britney Spears Possessed Routine

Charlie Murphy: Britney Spears Possessed Routine

Charlie Murphy: Britney Spears Possessed routine is part of the I Will Not Apologize stand up comedy video, released on DVD on February 16, 2010. In I Will Not Apologize video, stand up comedian Charlie Murphy talks about day to day events seen trough his eyes. He can make an ordinary occurrence seem outrageously funny just from the way he is saying it.

Stand up Comedy: Bill Bailey Formed a Double Act with Toby Longworth- the Rubber Bishops

Bill Bailey Formed a Double Act with Toby Longworth- the Rubber Bishops

Bill Bailey formed a double act with Toby Longworth, in 1984, called the Rubber Bishops. The two stand up comedians were quite famous among the club circuit, partly due to their rigorous schedule. They sometimes had as many as three or four gigs a night.

Stand up Comedy: Stand Up Comedian Joan Rivers Performs in Napa

Stand Up Comedian Joan Rivers Performs in Napa

Stand up comedian Joan Rivers has scheduled a comedy show in Napa, on this Friday, August 26. She brings his unique and hilarious stand up comedy show at The Uptown Theatre on 1350 Third St, Napa beginning 8 p.m.

Stand up Comedy: Comedian Joe DeRosa Comes Back with a New Release Called Return of the Son of Depression Auction

Comedian Joe DeRosa Comes Back with a New Release Called Return of the Son of Depression Auction

Comedian Joe DeRosa comes back with a new stand up comedy digital album called Return of the Son of Depression Auction. DeRosa’s new stand up comedy album is a follow-up album to his latest critically acclaimed album The Depression Auction and will be released on Tuesday, September 6.

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In 2009, stand up comedian Andy Parsons toured the UK with his stand up comedy show called Andy Parsons: Citizens! Later, on November 23, 2009, he the stand up comedian released the show on DVD under the name of Britain’s Got Idiots.

Stand up Comedy: Andy Parsons Established the First London Sketch Comedy Club

Andy Parsons Established the First London Sketch Comedy Club

Stand up comedian and writer Andy Parsons was the first to open a sketch comedy club in London. Parsons had the help of Henry Naylor to open the sketch comedy club called TBA. The club enjoyed three years of great success.

Stand up Comedy: Aziz Ansari Made Short Films

Aziz Ansari Made Short Films

Stand up comedian Aziz Ansari is not known only for his stand up comedy shows but for his short films as well. Towards the beginning of his career, in the summer of 2005, stand up comedian Aziz Ansari began collaborating with fellow comedians Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer (both of the famed improv troupe Respecto Montalban), as well as director Jason Woliner to make short films.

Stand up Comedy: Bill Burr: Going to Church Routine

Bill Burr: Going to Church Routine

Bill Burr: Going to Church routine is part of the Let It Go stand up comedy video, released on DVD on October 5, 2010. Let It Go video is a sum of Bill Burr’s stand up performances from 2008 and 2009 put all together in a hilarious stand up comedy video directed by Shannon Hartman.

Stand up Comedy: Bill Burr: Racist Movies Routine

Bill Burr: Racist Movies Routine

Bill Burr: Racists Movies routine is part of the Why Do I Do This? stand up comedy video, released on DVD on September 16, 2008. Stand up comedian Bill Burr is one of America’s fastest rising comedians whose razor sharp stand up comedy about all the things drive us crazy will have you in stitches.

Stand up Comedy: Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale video

Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale video

Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale video was released on DVD on February 7, 2006. Filmed at Chicago's historic Vic Theater, the stand up comedy video Beyond the Pale is 72 minutes of clean-cut humor, filled with jokes about every day life and insightful observation that will make you laugh really hard.

Stand up Comedy: Comedian Dave Pokorny Is Flying Solo!

Comedian Dave Pokorny Is Flying Solo!

Stand up comedian Dave Pokorny is about to start his new series of comedy called Flying Solo. The first show is scheduled on August 17, 2011 at Main Stage West, 104 N. Main St., Sebastopol and will feature the stand up comedian himself, performing his one-man show Based on a True Story.

Stand up Comedy: R.I.P Vic Dunlop!

R.I.P Vic Dunlop!

The famous stand up comedian, actor, inventor and entrepreneur Vic Dunlop died at the age 62 of complications of diabetes Saturday at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. The stand up comedian leaves behind a lot of grieving fans and a priceless legacy. He was truly a complete artist whose second nature was to make people laugh.

Stand up Comedy: Aziz Ansari: Kanye West vs. Dwight Routine

Aziz Ansari: Kanye West vs. Dwight Routine

Aziz Ansari: Kanye West vs. Dwight Routine is a part of Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening stand up comedy video released on DVD on July 19, 2010. Stand up comedian Aziz Ansari makes his debut in stand up comedy with this comedy video. Ansari focuses more on his personal life experience than ethnic humor because, he says it will always be new and original.

Stand up Comedy: A New Comedy Club Opens in Washington!

A New Comedy Club Opens in Washington!

This weekend marks the opening of a new stand up comedy venue called Riot Act Comedy Theater in Washington. Situated at 8th and E in the Gallery Place neighborhood, The Riot Act joins the well-known D.C. Improv as a go-to place for live stand-up.

Stand up Comedy: The Muslims Are Coming to Middle Tennessee!

The Muslims Are Coming to Middle Tennessee!

The stand up comedy tour Muslims Are Coming is in full development and on Sunday, August 14 the Muslim American stand up comedians will perform at Mercy Lounge, Nashville. The Muslims Are Coming is a national tour of Muslim-American comedians whose goal is to counter the gross misperceptions about Muslims in America that permeate the media.

Stand up Comedy: Jeff Foxworthy: Totally Committed Video

Jeff Foxworthy: Totally Committed Video

Jeff Foxworthy’s Totally Committed stand up comedy video was released on DVD on August 20, 2002. The stand up comedy video was taped live on stage at The Taft Theater in Cincinnati and it gives you 56 minutes of Jeff Foxworthy comedy. Totally Committed video was directed by Keith Truesdell and produced by Sandy Chanley, Scott Butler and Tom Bull.

Stand up Comedy: Ahmed Ahmed Joined Rabbi Bob Alper in Stand Up Tour

Ahmed Ahmed Joined Rabbi Bob Alper in Stand Up Tour

The stand up comedian Ahmed Ahmed teamed up with Rabbi and stand up comedian Bob Alper in 2004 and went in a tour called "One Arab, One Jew, One Stage". The ground breaking stand up comedy show’s purpose was to share with the world how many things Arabs and Jews have in common.

Stand up Comedy: Gabriel Iglesias Goes on Stand Up Revolution Tour!

Gabriel Iglesias Goes on Stand Up Revolution Tour!

Stand up comedian and actor Gabriel Iglesias is ready to pack his comedy skills and all his jokes and start his new stand up comedy tour. The Stand Up Revolution Tour debuts at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino during Mexican Independence Day Weekend September 15 - 18.

Stand up Comedy: Andy Parsons How Not to Tell a Joke Routine

Andy Parsons How Not to Tell a Joke Routine

How Not to Tell a Joke routine is taken from the Britain’s Got Idiots stand up comedy video of Andy Parsons. Released on November 23, 2009, Britain’s Got Idiots presents stand up comedian and star of Mock the Week Andy Parsons at his best, taking on the triviality of the modern British society, the royal family or the economy.

Stand up Comedy: Ahmed Ahmed Won the First Annual Richard Pryor Award for Ethnic Comedy!

Ahmed Ahmed Won the First Annual Richard Pryor Award for Ethnic Comedy!

Egyptian American actor and stand up comedian Ahmed Ahmed was the first stand up comedian to win the Annual Richard Pryor award for ethnic comedy. In the summer of 2004 took place the first annual Richard Pryor award for ethnic comedy at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland.

Stand up Comedy: Louie Anderson Performs in Schaumburg!

Louie Anderson Performs in Schaumburg!

Stand up comedian and actor Louie Anderson has scheduled a comedy show on August 11-14 at the Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theatre in the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. The stand up comedy show is for 18 or older audience only and it has as topics food, family, getting older, getting and staying healthy.

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