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Stand-up comedy => Dustin Kaufman stops in Bay City with Weediculous comedy tour

Dustin Kaufman stops in Bay City with Weediculous comedy tour

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Comedian Dustin Kaufman will be on State Theatre stage for some traditional comedy show and also will tour across Bay City for his documentary “Weediculous”. “This idea of doing a comedy tour and documenting it. It did start with a pot tour, telling about weed. But then I thought, `Let's do something real.' I've always been a political comic. It's a cause I believe in and it's a cause a lot of people believe in. We've had an overwhelming amount of support,“ he said.

He has L.A, Seattle and Ann Arbor as well on his city list.

Stand-up comedy => Louie Anderson dives back into comedy in Las Vegas

Louie Anderson dives back into comedy in Las Vegas

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Louie Andreson is the new added member for TV show “Splash” and now he dives back into comedy at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Our favorite cartoon character will begin his show on July 10 and he will perform Wednesday through Saturdays for a $50,95 ticket price.

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

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

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 => First edition of Festival of Words to be held alongside Cornbury Music Festival with top comedians

First edition of Festival of Words to be held alongside Cornbury Music Festival with top comedians

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Cornbury Music Festival gathers top comedians for the first Festival of Words which will run alongside the music fest at Green Tew Park on July 5-7.

The lineup includes BBC QI stand-up comedian Alan Davies, writer Julie Burchill, Robert Llewellyn and comedienne Katy Brand.

Stand-up comedy => Paula Poundstone brings her act to The Orleans Showroom

Paula Poundstone brings her act to The Orleans Showroom

Monday, 20 May 2013

Paula Poundstone, comedienne, writer and actress comes to The Orleans Showroom with her amazing stand-up act on July 5 and 6.

Paula Poundstone starred in multiple HBO comedy specials and SNL. She was the first woman to receive a Cable ACE Award for her one-hour HBO special “Cats, Cops and Stuff”. She received her second Cable ACE Award for her self-titled HBO talk show series

Stand-up comedy => YouNow looks for the best comedian with  Stand Up Throwdown Comedy Contest

YouNow looks for the best comedian with Stand Up Throwdown Comedy Contest

Friday, 17 May 2013

YouNow is a live social network that allows users to broadcast live and interact with audiences in real time. In search for the best stand-up comic, the network hosts an open call for YouNow on May 22. The Stand Up Throwdown comedy contest is hosted by Shimmy. The finalist from Wednesday’s show will compete one on one in the Final Round on Friday, 24 May.

Stand-up comedy => East Texas Comedy Festival comes this June

East Texas Comedy Festival comes this June

Friday, 17 May 2013

Liberty Hall announced the second annual East Texas Comedy Festival to kick off on June 14 and 15 this year.

The event will showcase a contest for “East Texas Funniest Comic” where each comic has five minutes to win the crowd. The winner is chosen by an audience vote.

Stand-up comedy => "Beavis and Butthead" creator Mike Judge lands new HBO comedy series

"Beavis and Butthead" creator Mike Judge lands new HBO comedy series

Friday, 17 May 2013

“Beavis and Butt-head” creator Mike Judge is set to produce a live action comedy for HBO. The dark comedy series is co-wrote by Judge and John Altschuler and directed by Dave Krinsky. The story is set in the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.” They’re geniuses at programming computers, but are dismayed to learn that other people don’t respond like computers, no matter how fervently they mash their faces with their fingers.

Stand-up comedy => Newbie comedian Ryan Singer comes to Jukebox Comedy Club this weekend and he's amazingly good

Newbie comedian Ryan Singer comes to Jukebox Comedy Club this weekend and he's amazingly good

Friday, 17 May 2013

Ryan Singer makes his stand-up debut at Jukebox Comedy Club this weekend. Mentioned by Marc Maron as a comedian who should be big, Singer was added to New York magazine’ must watch comedians list. “How to get high without drugs” is his first album recorded at Go Bananas Comedy Club in Ohio and now he released his second album “Comedy Wonder Town.”

Stand-up comedy => Comedienne lost it while hackled at Casino Niagara.

Comedienne lost it while hackled at Casino Niagara.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Christina Walkinshaw, the Canadian comedian lost her gig at Casino Niagara’s Yuk Yuk afer being hackled by some guys. She began her performance and after only five minutes a group of men shouted “Show us your tits!”

Stand-up comedy => Martin Short to release a memoir book

Martin Short to release a memoir book

Friday, 17 May 2013

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 => Channel 4 takes "No Offence" series and "Stand Up To Cancer" annual show

Channel 4 takes "No Offence" series and "Stand Up To Cancer" annual show

Friday, 17 May 2013

“No Offence” comedy drama from “Shameless” writer is coming to Channel 4. It follows a group of police officers trying to enforce the law in a chaotic Manchester community wondering "what they did to end up here, in this force, on this side of town".

Network boss Jay Hunt said: "We are continuing to invest in the sort of innovative and distinctive content that only Channel 4 would bring to screen. I am delighted that, as Shameless ends, Paul Abbott will be back on 4 with a new jet black comedy drama about cop life, ‘No Offence’."

In addition, Channel 4 announced that a new five-year partnership was signed with Cancer Research UK to produce Stand Up to Cancer shows next year. This will be an annual live show of stand-up comedy and music to raise awareness and funds for Cancer research.

Stand-up comedy => Adrian McCovy does urban stand-up in Scottsdale

Adrian McCovy does urban stand-up in Scottsdale

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Adrian McCovy shares laughers and joy through honest jokes and wiity humor at Stand Up Scottsdale. Stand Up Scottsdale is bringing this concept to life through its new monthly Urban Comedy nights. “My goal is that Valley fans just realize that no matter what kind of comedy you like, we’re going to have relevant representation of that style of comedy,” says Howard Hughes, owner of Stand Up Scottsdale comedy club.

Stand-up comedy => Rory McGrath arrested for attacking a couple

Rory McGrath arrested for attacking a couple

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Rory McGrath, stand-up comedian has been arrested of assault last Friday. The “Three Men in a Boar” star attacked a man and a woman who tried to help him while he was drunk.

Stand-up comedy => Amy Poehler gets weird in "The Chris Gethard Show"

Amy Poehler gets weird in "The Chris Gethard Show"

Thursday, 16 May 2013

“The Chris Gethard Show” is one bizarre and sad New York Talk show according to the website. Chris Gethard pulls a not kid-friendly show with special guests. “Park and Recreation” star, Amy Poehler is coming to the shoe as the second big name guest in a row following Zach Galifianakis last week.

Stand-up comedy => Chris Tucker rushes to Kallang Theatre next month

Chris Tucker rushes to Kallang Theatre next month

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Chris Tucker is one of the best stand-up comedians and comedy actors. He takes the stage at the Kallang Theatre next month. The comedian was recently seen in “Silver Linings Playbook” alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper but he is mostly known for “Ruch Hour” movie which made him the highest paid actor in Hollywood.

Stand-up comedy => Billy Crystal returns with "700 Sundays" on Broadway

Billy Crystal returns with "700 Sundays" on Broadway

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

“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 => Lee Evans announced 2014 Stand-Up Tour

Lee Evans announced 2014 Stand-Up Tour

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The British comedian Lee Evans announced a U.K and Ireland tour for 2014. Actor and writer is having 51-nights performances in some of the biggest arenas and, as 2011’s Roadrunner was a sell-out show, we expect the same. He looks evil and he will have no soul when it comes to making you laugh.

Lee Evans is not only lout, hot, sweaty and energetic comedian. He appeared on “There’s Something About Mary”, “The Fifth Element”, “The Martins” and has his own sitcom in 2001 called “So What Now?” His skills go even further as Evans is also a musician. He plays guitar, bass guitar, piano, mandolin, ukulele and drums.

Stand-up comedy => W. Kamau Bell Tour

Kamau Bell hits the road with Totally Biased Tour

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The African-American stand-up comic Walter Kamau Bell is hitting the road with “Totally Biased” tour.

The ten-city stand-up tour will feature the “totally Biased” writing team as well. Bell is just one of many comics from the rotating lineup. Kevin Avery, Guy Branum, Janine Brito, Kevin Kataoka, Dwayne Kennedy, Hari Kondabolu, and Aparna Nancherla will perform after Bell’s stop in Los Angeles (at Largo on Saturday, July 20).

Stand-up comedy => Sinbad

Sinbad comes to Atlantic City on June

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

One of Comedy Central’s best 100 comedians of all time, Sinbad is entertaining audience for over two decades. His is known for mocking pain comedy style making the audience share their life trials and turning it into some hilarious stories. As a preacher’s son, he keeps his comedy clean. Beside his performances, Sinbad was seen in “Jingle All The Way” movie and “Houseguest”.

Sinbad’s HBO series “Brain Damaged” has drawn him a loyal audience. He holds annual HBO music concerts and received a NAACP Image Award two years in a row for Most Outstanding Variety Series/Special.

Sinbad has appeared on the FX Television series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Also, his long awaited stand-up special aired on Comedy Central this past February. Most recently, Sinbad was seen in the third season of NBC's “Celebrity Apprentice”.

On June 1, he will take the stage at Tropicana Atlantic City Casino & Resort. Tickets are $65, $55 and $40.

Stand-up comedy => Paul Reiser is back on New York's stage

Paul Reiser is back on New York's stage

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Actor, stand-up comedian and writer Paul Reiser revives the comedy scene with quick wit talent at Seneca Allegany Events Center in New York.

This June, on 22, Reiser expands his list of accomplishments adding one more performance.

Stand-up comedy => NBC refuses John Mulaney sitcom

NBC refuses John Mulaney sitcom

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

NBC is not done yet with bad decision and cancelations. The network has passed on the John Mulaney sitcom. The show was supposed to star SNL writer John Mulaney, Elliot Gould, Nasim Pedrad and Martin Short. Produced by Lorne Michaels it looked pretty good but NBS is focusing on dramas and teenage series.

Stand-up comedy => Jay Leno and Seth Meyers to perform in Bethlehem this summer

Jay Leno and Seth Meyers to perform in Bethlehem this summer

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno comes to Sands Bethlehem Event Center for the second time on August 11. Since he’s no longer attached to NBC, Jay Leno pursues a stand-up career.

Seth Meyers who is replacing Fallon on “Late Night” will also come in Bethlehem on July 12.

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

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

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 => Bill Engvall's many projects and stand-up show at Big Sandy Arena

Bill Engvall's many projects and stand-up show at Big Sandy Arena

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Big Sandy Superstore Arena brings you comedian Bill Engvall on May, 17 at 7:30 p.m. With more than 30 years of stand-up career, Engvall is a Grammy nominee and multi-platinum recording artist. He also wrote books, made movies, animation and appeared on TV and radio along the way.

Stand-up comedy => Bill Hader goes from SNL to the big screen with "Lawless" comedy

Bill Hader goes from SNL to the big screen with "Lawless" comedy

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

SNL puts another comedian from behind the camera to the big screen.

>Bill Hader
is a SNL cast member and he is set to star in indie comedy “Lawless”.
Stand-up comedy => First trailers for new comedy series "Sean Saves The World"  and "The Michael J. Fox Show"

First trailers for new comedy series "Sean Saves The World" and "The Michael J. Fox Show"

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

NBC trades “30 Rock” and “The Office” over two new comedy series “Sean Saves The World” and “The Michael J. Fox Show”. The network reunites familiar faces such as Sean Hayes f "Will and Grace" and Michael J. Fox of "Family Ties". The shows will join "Parks and Recreation" and "Parenthood," on NBC's Thursday night comedy schedule.

Stand-up comedy => Mike Lawrence to release digital album "Sadamantium" on May 28

Mike Lawrence to release digital album "Sadamantium" on May 28

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Comedy Central releases Mike Lawrence first digital album “Sadamantium” on May, 28.

The young comedian was seen recently on Conan, Marc Maroon’s WTF Podcast and John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show. Now he comes to Comedy Central with his album debut before his other CC feature, “The Half Hour”.

Stand-up comedy => Sugar Sammy - Quebec's comedian of the year

Sugar Sammy - Quebec's comedian of the year

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Quebec picked up their comedian of the year yesterday. Sugar Sammy (Samir Khullar) has been honored with two awards at the 15th annual Oliver prize ceremony. The public chose him as the star of the year for his best comedy performance “En Francais SVP”

Stand-up comedy => "Pete Holmes: Nice Try, The Devil" CD/DVD combo comes out today

"Pete Holmes: Nice Try, The Devil" CD/DVD combo comes out today

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Pete Holmes’ Comedy Central Special “Pete Holmes: Nice Try, The Devil” is coming on an extended, uncensored CD/DVD pack today. Talking about science and religion conflict and his friends, the comedian knows how to make any boring subject into an interesting one just by adding some buffooneries.

Stand-up comedy => Kevin McDonald comes to DSI Comedy Theater this summer

Kevin McDonald comes to DSI Comedy Theater this summer

Monday, 13 May 2013

Kevin McDonald is coming to DSI Comedy Theatre this summer. On June 21, McDonald will perform at Cat’s Cradle and he will be joined by some of North Carolina’s to notch comedians.

Stand-up comedy => "Arrested Development" first trailer for season 4

"Arrested Development" first trailer for season 4

Monday, 13 May 2013

After a 7 year brake, “Arrested Development” comes to make your Monday with new trailer for Season 4. The Bluth family (Michael - Jason Bateman, Lindsay - Portia de Rossi, Gob - Will Arnett, George-Michael -Michael Cera) and other members are reuniting onscreen.

Stand-up comedy => Mike Tyson is getting his own animated comedy series

Mike Tyson is getting his own animated comedy series

Monday, 13 May 2013

The retired boxing champ, Mike Tyson is getting his own comedy series “Mike Tyson Mysteries”. Tyson is known for numerous appearances on screen and it will be fun to actually see him in an Adult Swim show with a talking pigeon solving mysteries each week.

Stand-up comedy => Seth Meyers replacing Jimmy Fallon on "Late Night"

Seth Meyers replacing Jimmy Fallon on "Late Night"

Monday, 13 May 2013

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 => London Stand Up and Sketch Comedy :12-19 May

London Stand Up and Sketch Comedy :12-19 May

Monday, 13 May 2013

The London Stand Up and Sketch Comedy is having a second run this week.

Today we get to see Nina Conti, Joel Dommett, Tiffany Stevenson, Marcel Lucont and special guest Phil Nichol in an “Old Rope” feature.

Stand-up comedy => Tom Stade heads to Didcot on May 18

Tom Stade heads to Didcot on May 18

Monday, 13 May 2013

The Cornerstone, Didcot is having comedian Tom Stade on May, 18. Last year, Stade made his debut with his 100-date sell-out UK tour. Now he is heading for more than 40 dates with his live show Tom Stade Totally Records.

Stand-up comedy => Bahama Comedy Show

Grand Bahama's 5th comedy show with Bruce Hunter on 17,18 May

Monday, 13 May 2013

Comedy is back in Freeport, Bahamas. The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society is having the 5th annual Comedy show this Friday, 17 May and Saturday, 18 May at Treasure Bay Casino starting 8 p.m!

Stand-up comedy => Andy Kaufman

New Andy Kaufman comedy album "Andy and His Mother" comes out this summer

Friday, 10 May 2013

There have been three decades since Andy Kaufman passed away but he still delivers laughs. The legend will release his first-ever comedy record this summer. “Andy and His Mother” album will kick off on July 16th with the help of Drag City records. There are unreleased material from his 82 hours of micro-cassette tapes recorded by Kaufman between 1977 and 1979.

Stand-up comedy => Erik Griffin comes to Helium Comedy Club

Erik Griffin comes to Helium Comedy Club

Friday, 10 May 2013

Erik Griffin has just released his album “Technical Foul: Vol 1” and he has a Comedy Central special later this year. With all cards on deck, the comedian currently plays Montez Walker on Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” and tonight you will see him at Helium Comedy Club until Saturday.
Stand-up comedy => Stand Up In The Sky-an in-flight entertainment  show

Stand Up In The Sky-an in-flight entertainment show

Friday, 10 May 2013

Jet star launched “Laughs in the sky” to celebrate “New Zeeland International Comedy Festival”.

The comedy show will take place on an inflight from Christchurch – Auckland until May 2013.

The customers were entertained by a live stand-up comedy show by top comedians, New Zealand’s Nick Rado and UK comedian Gordon Southern.

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