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As the Glee Club Birmingham’s 2011 Autumn comedy season approaches, a lot of big names are announced. Performances start October 6 and they last until November 9, so an entire month of stand-up comedy! The venue of the comedy festival, Glee Club, is a very famous one, having won the Chortle Award for Best Comedy Venue in the Midlands and East for three consecutive years (2009-2011).

Stand up Comedy: Comedy and Music at Salem Theatre Company!

Comedy and Music at Salem Theatre Company!

Salem Theatre Company will organize a two night series of performances in their July 2011 Music and More Series. The firs night will be dedicated to stand-up comedy and the second night to music.

Stand up Comedy:

When stand-up comedian Roseanne Barr wrote a book about her new life running a 40-acre macadamia and livestock farm on Hawaii, the Lifetime network offered her own reality show. The network ordered 16 half-hour episodes of a “docuseries” named “Roseanne’s Nuts”.

Stand up Comedy: Stand-up Anywhere!

Stand-up Anywhere!

Doing a successful sand-up comedy show is not always easy. Beside the jokes and the style the stand-up comedian has, it is very important where the stand-up comedy show is being held. The situation often changes when it comes to a big hall opposite to a basement club. This is the reason why, Holy Taco came up with a challenge for young stand-up comedians.

Stand up Comedy: Comedian Jimmy Brogan at the Grange!

Comedian Jimmy Brogan at the Grange!

Stand-up comedian Jimmy Brogan is in the stand-up comedy branch for 25 years. This has brought him worldwide recognition and a lot of fans. This time, he is heading to the Grange Community Center in Cherry Valley to work his stand-up comedy magic, alongside other fellow stand-up comedians. The date of the stand-up comedy show is set for July 16.

Stand up Comedy: Laugh Your Ashville Off!

Laugh Your Ashville Off!

Now at its 5th edition, Laugh Your Ashville Off comedy festival is going to begin on Tuesday, July 12 and ends on July 16. It all started when stand-up comedians Charlie Gerencer and Greg Brown wanted to make Western North California one of comedy’s homes. Now, Laugh Your Ashville Off comedy festival has become very popular and stand-up comedians from all over the country want to participate, as well as a wide audience.

Stand up Comedy: Amnesty Sands Up for the Freedom of Speech!

Amnesty Sands Up for the Freedom of Speech!

Stand-up comedy is, in essence, a human right because it gives the opportunity to speak one’s mind. But this was not the case for Burmese stand-up comedian Zarganar who was sentenced to 35 years in jail in 2008 for criticizing the response of the military junta to Cyclone Nargis. Therefore, South London Amnesty group is campaigning for the release of the stand-up comedian.

Stand up Comedy: Jim Gaffigan on the Spotlights!

Jim Gaffigan on the Spotlights!

Actor and stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan is a man who loves comedy, especially stand-up comedy. Even if he is a busy actor, he finds time for stand-up comedy. Jim Gaffigan can be seen performing stand-up comedy Saturday, July 10 at the Borgata.

Stand up Comedy: David Alan Grier performs at Treasure Island!

David Alan Grier performs at Treasure Island!

Actor and stand-up comedian David Alan Grier, best known for his work on the sketch comedy television show “In Living Color” and “Jumanji” is going to perform his stand-up comedy show today, at 9 p.m. at the Club at Treasure Island.

Stand up Comedy: Paula Poundstone at BergenPAC!

Paula Poundstone at BergenPAC!

Currently on a national stand-up comedy tour, stand-up comedian Paula Poundstone is going to stop at the Bergen Performing Arts Center, New Jersey on July 21 at 8 pm for one of her stand-up comedy concerts.

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Stand-up comedian Lewis Black wanted to try his luck in writing many years ago. So six years ago, he started writing a play called “One Small Hitch”. The storyline of the play is a wedding day that is heading for disaster when the bride (Megan Ketch) is on the verge of meeting an old ex-boyfriend (Justin Long) who wants to stop her from getting married.

Stand up Comedy: Bob Saget Stands Up for the Casino Ballroom!

Bob Saget Stands Up for the Casino Ballroom!

Stand-up comedian Bob Saget heads out for a new stand-up comedy concert at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, on Saturday, July 9, 8 p.m. This comes after another stand-up comedy performance at the Newport Yachting Center which is being held this evening.

Stand up Comedy: Stand-up Comedy Preview at Newcastle!

Stand-up Comedy Preview at Newcastle!

Edinburgh Fringe Festival is approaching fast, but until then, the stand-up comedians have to warm up their performances. Therefore, stand-up comedians Hebburn (born Jason Cook) and Patrick Monahan are going to preview their stand-up comedy shows prepared for Edinburgh Fringe Festival at Laughter Live next Tuesday (July 12) at Sunderland Empire.

Stand up Comedy: Jenna Kim Jones Brings Comedy Home!

Jenna Kim Jones Brings Comedy Home!

On August 8-9, stand-up comedian Jenna Kim Jones returns to her home state for the first time to perform her stand-up comedy show. The stand-up comedy show will take place at Wiseguys at West Trolley Square, Utah. There are scheduled two shows a night, at 7:30 and 10 p.m.

Stand up Comedy:

Stand-up comedian, actor and radio man D.L Hughley is heading to New Orleans on August 5-6 to bring the laughter with his stand-up comedy show, at New Orleans Showroom.

Stand up Comedy: Tony Rock Stands Up!

Tony Rock Stands Up!

Stand-up comedian Tony Rock is going to have a stand-up comedy performance at Sunday at Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, Park North Plaza on July 8-10. He is the younger brother of more famous stand-up comedian and actor Chris Rock and, apparently, the comedy gene runs in the family.

Stand up Comedy:

A new stand-up comedy event is going to take place starting July 9, at Marta’s Vineyard. The show is called Marta’s Vineyard Comedy and it is a project developed by Steve Capers. He is not a well known comedian, but his love for stand-up comedy is undeniable. Steve Capers worked a few years at Comedy Central and after he was laid off in 2003 he decided to start his own stand-up comedy company, called Knock-Knock Productions.

Stand up Comedy: Comedian Billy Gardell at The Mirage!

Comedian Billy Gardell at The Mirage!

Best known for his role in the sitcom Mike and Molly, comedian Billy Gardell is doing also stand-up comedy in his spear time. The stand-up comedian can be seen July 9, at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

Stand up Comedy: Stand-up Comedy at the Bumbershoot Festival!

Stand-up Comedy at the Bumbershoot Festival!

Bumbershoot is a Seattle festival that presents to the audience music and arts. But this time, they have selected a line-up of stand-up comedians to lighten up the festival. The Bumbershoot festival of music and arts is being held in Seattle on September 3-5, at Seattle Center, this year being its 41 edition.

Stand up Comedy:

Remembering the sitcoms of her childhood, Jewish stand-up comedian Judy Gold is going to perform a new stand-up comedy show called “The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom,” on Thursday, July 7, at the DR2 Theatre, New York. Performances are Mondays at 8 p.m., Tuesdays at 7 p.m., and Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. Also, there are Saturday matinees at 2 p.m.

Stand up Comedy: Jeff Garlin Laughs about His Addiction!

Jeff Garlin Laughs about His Addiction!

Stand-up comedian Jeff Garlin is going to perform a stand-up comedy concert at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, on July 13-24. His main theme is his sugar addiction, therefore, the show is called “No Sugar Tonight: An Evening of Stand-Up Comedy”.

Stand up Comedy: Mike Toomey Teams Up with the WGN-TV Morning News Team!

Mike Toomey Teams Up with the WGN-TV Morning News Team!

With the Chicago Comedy Tour's arrival at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights on July 15, the WGN-TV morning news team tries out its skills in stand-up comedy. They are performing alongside veteran stand-up comedian Mike Toomey, who is very thrilled about the collaboration.

Stand up Comedy: Comedy A Go Go!

Comedy A Go Go!

Every weekend until August 21, the Fiesta Showroom, Laughlin, Nevada is the host of the Comedy A Go Go show. This is not a common stand-up comedy show. It is a more complex and entertaining one.

Stand up Comedy: Comedy on the Edge!

Comedy on the Edge!

This weekend, Edgewater Showroom opens its doors for an all female stand-up comedy show. The event is called Comedy on the Edge and it takes place Friday-Sunday, July 8-10. 7 p.m. in Laughlin, Nevada.

Stand up Comedy: Blacktop at Funny Fridays Aurora Theatre!

Blacktop at Funny Fridays Aurora Theatre!

On July 5, 2011 Blacktop Improv Group are the special guests for the 5th season of club stand-up comedy performances Funny Fridays at Aurora Theatre on the square in downtown Lawrenceville. The stand-up comedy Blacktop Improv Group will perform the first time on this stage since the 2009 edition of the Funny Fridays.

Stand up Comedy: Chris Tucker at Comedy Jam 2011, Mountain View!

Chris Tucker at Comedy Jam 2011, Mountain View!

For the 12th edition of the Comedy Jam, Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View will be the host of great names in stand-up comedy. And they will all perform in one night, for the audience’s delight. People from Mountain View or from all over the country have to be prepared to face stand-up comedian like Katt Williams, Dave Chappelle, Chris Tucker, Gabriel Iglesias, Jo Koy, Rick Gutierrez and more stand-up comedians are going to be announced.

Stand up Comedy: Owen Sound Comedy Festival is Back!

Owen Sound Comedy Festival is Back!

On Saturday, July 9, the Owen Sound Comedy Festival will take place at The Roxy. The idea of the festival came to stand-up comedian Johnny Grandhouse, born in Owen Sound, along with a few friend decided to take some time for their own entertainment and organized a night of stand-up comedy at The Roxy.

Stand up Comedy: Charlie Sheen to be roasted!

Charlie Sheen to be roasted!

After celebrities like Donald Trump, Pamela Anderson, David Haselhoff it’s time for Charlie Sheen to be in the spot light of the next Comedy Central Roast. The announcement was made today by Comedy Central.

Stand up Comedy: Hughley, Salute to the Troops!

Hughley, Salute to the Troops!

Salute to the Troops Comedy Jam is going to start soon and another stand-up comedian has just been added to the list of performers. D.L Hughley is going to perform at the event that takes place on July 16 at the Pensacola Civic Center with the starting time at 8 p.m.

Stand up Comedy: Mockery Night in the Junction at Toronto!

Mockery Night in the Junction at Toronto!

Mockery Night in the Junction is a stand-up comedy show that started last month and had a big success to the audience. The creator and moderator of the show is stand-up comedian Neil Ross which announces the audience to expect at least as much fun as last time.

Stand up Comedy: Ouch! Pablo Francisco at San Francisco!

Ouch! Pablo Francisco at San Francisco!

Worldwide acclaimed stand-up comedian Pablo Francisco is going to perform in San Francisco during four days: from July 7 until July 10. The stand-up comedian is expected to perform at Codd’s Comedy Club in San Francisco.

Stand up Comedy: Sandro of Bedlam at Comedy Mique Show!

Sandro of Bedlam at Comedy Mique Show!

Wednesday, July 6, at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham is going to take place the Comedy Mique Show, like every Wednesday. What is it that special about this particular Wednesday? The Amazing Things Arts Center will host the famous classical clown known as Sandro of Bedlam.

Stand up Comedy: Gbenga Adeyinka & Friends move to Ibadan!

Gbenga Adeyinka & Friends move to Ibadan!

The annual stand-up comedy show Gbenga Adeyinka and Friends decided to change its location. The stand-up comedy festival hosted by famous stand-up comedian Gbenga Adeyinka is being moved from Lagos to Ibadan because the Lagos showbiz arena was oversaturated.

Stand up Comedy: Commedia Dell Arte in Bangalore!

Commedia Dell Arte in Bangalore!

Stand-up comedian Ajit Saldanha together with fellow comedian Bulchee are planning to bring a lot of laughs at Bangalore. Being for some good years in the world of stand-up comedy, Ajit Saldanha always wanted to have his own stand-up comedy club. Now, alongside stand-up comedian Bulchee is going to make his dream come true with Commedia Dell Arte.

Stand up Comedy: Adam Carolla and His Fresh Stand-up Show at San Manuel!

Adam Carolla and His Fresh Stand-up Show at San Manuel!

Stand-up comedian Adam Carolla will be at San Manuel on Thursday and he brings along a fresh presentation. You will not only see and hear the stand-up comedian, but you will see his jokes as well. Literally. While his is doing his traditional stand-up comedy performance, there will be a big screen behind him for the audience to see a multidimensional view of every joke.

Stand up Comedy: Luke Robbins on the Verge of His Big Break!

Luke Robbins on the Verge of His Big Break!

Luke Robbins is a fresh stand-up comedian who might just get lucky. While Luke was doing an open mic night at a comedy club named Crackers in Indianapolis, the stand-up comedian received an offer from some representatives of Vision Video Productions for starring in the company’s first stand-up DVD special.

Stand up Comedy: Foxxhole Comedy Jam Hosted by Jamie Foxx!

Foxxhole Comedy Jam Hosted by Jamie Foxx!

Jamie Foxx is a multilateral artist. He is a stand-up comedian, a singer and an actor. He had important roles in famous movies which brought him an Academy Award. This weekend, Jamie Foxx will return to his passion- stand-up comedy- and will host and perform at the Foxxhole Comedy Jam in Atlantic City.

Stand up Comedy: Jorge Garcia is a Stand-up Guy!

Jorge Garcia is a Stand-up Guy!

Who knew that the Lost actor Jorge Garcia is doing stand-up comedy as well? Apparently, he is! Last night he performed a few minutes of stand-up comedy on the stage of the Laugh Factory.

Stand up Comedy: Chris Porter Improvises!

Chris Porter Improvises!

Stand-up comedian Chris Porter made his debut in the world of stand-up comedy coming in third place on the NBC’s comedy contest “Last Comic Standing”, Season 4. As people most often remember only the guy who won the first place, stand-up comedian Chris Porter will be at the Pittsburg Improv to make an unforgettable stand-up performance.

Stand up Comedy:

First time since the revolution, on July 6, Cairo will host Middle Eastern Comedy Festival. To be in tone with the general state of mind in Cairo, the main punch line of the stand-up comedy show is going to be “Freedom of Funny”.

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