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If you are a comedy addicted and want to find out the latest news about comedy as soon as it happens, you are in the right place. Here you will find every news we can get our hands on, about famous stand up comedians, new stand up comedy videos and releases, new tv shows or comedy books. Also, be the first who finds out about the comedians's latest projects, their future comedy tours or different events from their career and also from their personal lives.

Stand-up comedy => Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford comes to Oriental Theatre tonight

Friday, 10 May 2013

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 => Amy Poehler and her brother to make new comedy series for Sweden television, TV4

Amy Poehler and her brother to make new comedy series for Sweden television, TV4

Friday, 10 May 2013

Amy and Greg Poehler are planning big debut in Swedish television with a half-hour comedy series for TV4 “Welcome to Sweden”.

The story is based on Greg’s (Amy’s brother) life. He falls in love with a Swedish girl and follows her home. Bruce, a New York accountant whose romance with Emma (Josephine Bornebusch) will lead him on a Scandinavian adventure. Lena Olin will play Emma's mother Viveka, Illeana Douglas and Patrick Duffy will play Bruce's parents. Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza and KISS's Gene Simmons are set to make cameos.

Fox orders Seth MacFarlane comedy and other four series

Friday, 10 May 2013

Fox goes big on comedies this year. The network ordered Seth MacFarlane’s live action comedy called “Dads” and other 4.

Stand-up comedy => Tammy Pescatelli

Tammy Pescatelli comes at Murphy Theatre this Saturday

Friday, 10 May 2013

Comedienne Tammy Pescatelli is coming to The Murphy Theatre Saturday, May 11. If you see her on stage you will want to see her again. The Italian sister from another mother of everyone will bring not only laughs but will restart your optimism.

Stand-up comedy => Sean Lock to perform at York Barbican. Again

Sean Lock to perform at York Barbican. Again

Thursday, 09 May 2013

The British Comedy Award winner Sean Lock comes back on May 28 to perform at York Barbican. It is the second time this month when he comes with Purple Van Man Tour so there is a limited number of tickets available.

Stand-up comedy => Harry Hill

Comedian Harry Hill to make movie debut in "The Harry Hill" movie

Thursday, 09 May 2013

UK comedian Harry Hill is joining Julie Walters, Matt Lucas, Sheridan Smith and others is “The Harry Hill Movie”. It will tell the story of a man pursued by a lunatic vet on a road trip with a sick hamster. He falls in love with a “shell person” whatever that means.

Stand-up comedy => Rosie Wilby on exploring womanhood in Nineties Woman Wandsworth Art Festival

Rosie Wilby on exploring womanhood in Nineties Woman Wandsworth Art Festival

Thursday, 09 May 2013

Comedienne Rose Wilby is exploring womanhood in the 1990s with new detective documentary, unrequited love story and a Q&A session. She used to write for York University’s feminist newspaper. Her work became her first material in a performance.

Stand-up comedy => Aziz Ansari Buried Alive Tour 2013

Aziz Ansari to perform at Kalamazoo State Theatre

Thursday, 09 May 2013

Aziz Ansari needs no introduction. The stand-up comedian takes the stage of Kalamazoo State Theatre on May 11 to talk about on-line pornography, on-line dating and texting and social networks. He is on “Buried Alive” tour to spread the world about human interaction, dating, getting married, kids and so one.

Stand-up comedy => Jay Mohr to perform at Landmark for Comedy Works South

Jay Mohr to perform at Landmark for Comedy Works South

Thursday, 09 May 2013

Comedian, actor, radio host and bestselling author, Jay Mohr is heading to the Landmark for Comedy Works South on May 9-11. The SNL writer is known more from his movie appearances (25 films and 50 TV dramas and comedy series). He wrote a book about his time on SNL “Gasping for Airtime” which was followed by the hilarious feature “No Wonder My Parents Drank”. He now hosts Jay Mohr sports on Fox radio but he heads back to his great love – comedy.

Stand-up comedy => Andy Parsons

Andy Parsons comes to Salisbury on May, 23

Thursday, 09 May 2013

Andy Parsons is coming to Salisbury on May, 23rd. The “Mock The Week” regular comedian is enjoying his success as a TV, radio and live comedy stage star as well as a writer.

He has three sell out national tours and two DVD released so he’s back on the road to deliver some laughs all around Salisbury.

Stand-up comedy => Josh Blue's "Sticky Change" now on CD/DVD

Josh Blue's "Sticky Change" now on CD/DVD

Thursday, 09 May 2013

Comedian Josh Blue is back with his new special “Sticky Change” on CD/DVD which aired last year on Showtime. The “Last Comic Standing” 2006 champion brings numerous jokes and diversified materials about himself. Blue has cerebral palsy and many of his jokes center on living with his disability, how he deals with it and how other people view him.[2] Blue appeared on the Last Comic Standing to "make people aware of the fact that people with disabilities can make an impact."

Stand-up comedy => Brian Regan

Brain Regan comes in Waterbury on May 9

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Brian Regan makes a tour stop at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on Thursday, May 9. Last year, the comedian broke the record for the most consecutive shows at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City with 10 sold-out shows breaking Jerry Seinfeld’s record. Also, even after 13 years, his 2000 “Comedy Central Presents” continues to be viewers favorite.

Speaking in an recent interview for ctpost.com Brian Regan admitted that his kids are his main inspiration. “I have two wonderful kids, and it's not hard to stay focused on them. The moment I forget to focus on them, I hear some type of crash from the other room, then I'm right back to being focused.”

Stand-up comedy => Bob's Burgers

Bob's Burgers cast members hit the road with first comedy tour

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

The cast of our beloved animated sitcom “Bob’s Burgers” is coming near you with the first-ever comedy tour, Bob’s Burger’s Live! will stop in San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco from May 6 through May 11. The cast will perform variety shows, stand-up comedy blends, fan Q&A, Bob’s table reads and some glimpses at the upcoming episodes.

Stand-up comedy => Peaches Rodriguez

Newtown gives free tickets for comedy show "Stand Up For Newtown"

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Edmond Town Hall will host “Stand Up For Newtown” presented by Treehouse Comedy RPoduction on June, 7. 400 free tickets wait for you to have a great time with Peaches Rodriguez, Tommy Koening, “The Coach” Tom Whitley, Stephanie Peters and Joe Mulligan.

Stand-up comedy => Joe Mande comes to Minneapolis tonight for Acme show

Joe Mande comes to Minneapolis tonight for Acme show

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Today, comedian Joe Mande is making his headline debut at the Acme in Minneapoilis. The stand-up performer is actually the writer of “Parks and Recreation” but he managed to make an entrance in stand-up comedy world touring with Aziz Ansari and having his own Comedy Central special.

Stand-up comedy => Comedian Rick Shapiro diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Comedian Rick Shapiro diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

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 => DAmon Wayans Jr.

New Comedy Series with Damon Wayans Jr., Nivea and MadeMan.com

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

A brand new comedy series “Just Face It” brings Damon Wayans, Jr. ("Happy endings”) to the small screen. Writer Chadd Gindin and teamed up with MadeMan.com for eight episodes to run through June 4.

Stand-up comedy => Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck arrested for child abuse

Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck arrested for child abuse

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

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 => "The Office" Wrap Party in Scranton

"The Office" Wrap Party in Scranton

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

With a four block parade, the screaming fans and cast members celebrated the ending of “The Office” TV series. The northeastern Pennsylvania city of Scranton is now known as “The Office” city.

"The outward perception of the town is that we’re a hard-scrabble coal town, but nobody here identifies with that. The Office has put Scranton on the map. It’s helped make us cool,” said Michele Dempsey – organizer of “The Office” Wrap Party.
Stand-up comedy => Stand up for mental health - david granirer

David Granirer presents "Stand Up For Mental Health" program this Friday

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Vancouver stand-up comic, David Granirer teamed up with Crossroads for Stand Up For Mental Health show in Sidney.

Granirer founded the award-winning program after dealing with depression. St. Andrew Church hall will host the show who teaches people with mental illness how to become stand-up comedians as a way to build their confidence and be a part of the society.

Stand-up comedy => Free laughs at Comedy at the Courthouse series in McKinney, Texas

Free laughs at Comedy at the Courthouse series in McKinney, Texas

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Texas loves a good free laugh. If you are 18 years or older, every Wednesday in May you will have free laughs with Comedy at the Courthouse series provided by The McKinney Performing Arts Center, Texas.

The happy hour will feature three comedians every week, a cash bar and snacks for the guests. “These days, we all are running a million miles an hour with full to do lists. We all know sometimes laughter the best medicine for a stressful work week. We’re offering Comedy at the Courthouse in hopes that our community and visitors will enjoy a little laughter and relaxation with friends,” stated Ty Lake, MPAC Director.

Stand-up comedy => Arrested Development Documentray

5 things we learn from "Arrested Development Documentary"

Tuesday, 07 May 2013

“Arrested Development” show gets a documentary thanks to a Kickstarter campaign initiated by two filmmakers and two fans, Neil Lieberman and Jeff Smith.

On March 18, 2013 Neil and Jeff brought the documentary to Kickstarter.com, a crowdfunding platform that has helped artists and filmmakers procure funding for independent projects.

Stand-up comedy => Tim Allen

Tim Allen Stand-Up Tour

Tuesday, 07 May 2013

Tim Allen brings an adult-only stand-up tour to Ruth Eckerd Hall on July 25. We are used to him doing child-friendly movies and a general audience’s man but, this time, Allen gives a piece of advice about this upcoming stand-up tour: “Leave the kids home with a babysitter, and enjoy a night out with the Comedian Next Door.”

Stand-up comedy => The Men's Room

Incredible cast on new Sketch Comedy Series "The Men's Room"

Tuesday, 07 May 2013

“The Men’s Room” is Michael Wilson’s latest sketch comedy . The producer announced its latest work and launched a website for the series. Famous comedy troupes like Improv Olympic, The Second City, The Upright Citizens Brigade and The Groundlings are set to be featured in the weekly comedy. Wilson described it as a sketch-comedy show “By guys, for guys –And everyone who likes sketch comedy."

Stand-up comedy => Zack Galifianakis - SNL

Zack Galifianakis is by far the best SNL host of 2013

Tuesday, 07 May 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

Tuesday, 07 May 2013

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 => Kyle Kinane - Going Nowhere

Kyle Kinane presents "Going Nowhere" pilot

Tuesday, 07 May 2013

Kyle Kinane brings one of the funniest comedies for Comedy Central. “Going Nowhere” is a travel show following Kinane around San Francisco and hanging out with his wacky friends.

The 20-minute (19:27) pilot presentation opens with the comedian in a sex-toy shop dressed up in latex, meets a dominatrix, a bigfoot hunter and two wizards.

Stand-up comedy => Rob Schneider

Rob Schneider To Perform At Funny Bone Comedy Club

Tuesday, 07 May 2013

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

Chris Kattan from SNL actor to stand up comedian

Tuesday, 07 May 2013

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 => Wallingford preps comedy summer with your favorite comedians

Wallingford preps comedy summer with your favorite comedians

Tuesday, 07 May 2013

Your favorite stand-up comedians are heading to Wallingford this summer to deliver some good old and new gags at the Corn Stage before heading to Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August. Seann Walsh and Romesh Ranganathan are starting the fun on Friday, May, 17.

Stand-up comedy => Lewis Black

Lewis Black - "The Rant is Due" Comedy Tour

Tuesday, 07 May 2013

Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian Lewis Black will make an appearance at the Osage Event Center on Sept. 28. The show is for an 18+ audience.

Black is currently on “The Rant Is Due," 2013 stand-up tour heading to U.S., Europe, New Zealand and Canada. His first show will be on May, 9th at Murat Theatre, Old National Centre in Indianapolis.

Stand-up comedy => Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal returns to TV with new FOX Comedy Series

Tuesday, 07 May 2013

Billy Crystal comes back to the small screen with a yet-untitled comedy from FOX. The comedian and actor is attached to star in the project written by Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”) and directed by Larry Charles (“Borat”)

The project is based on a European format so we expect nothing but an edgy comedy spiced with Crystal’s legendary humor.

Stand-up comedy =>

Friday, 03 May 2013

After four incredible years in Greenwich, London’s biggest and best comedy festival lands in Brick Lane! The Capital's brightest comedy festival is in the works. Allen Gardens Park will be transformed into a bona-fide comedy wonderland for five must-see nights.

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

Friday, 03 May 2013

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 => WWE champion Mick Foley begins UK stand up tour

WWE champion Mick Foley begins UK stand up tour

Friday, 03 May 2013

The former WWE champion recently inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, Mick Foley is also a bestselling author and now a stand-up comedian, embarking on his debut UK tour.

His one-man show includes any kind of jokes and punchlines. Most important, no heckler dares to insult a 6ft 2in, 20 stone hulk and wrestling champion so his shows will be clean and you will laugh (even if you don’t want to).

Stand-up comedy => Blue Collar trio to open amusement park in Alabama

Blue Collar trio to open amusement park in Alabama

Friday, 03 May 2013

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

Friday, 03 May 2013

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 => Anjelah Johnson to perform at PAC on May, 10

Anjelah Johnson to perform at PAC on May, 10

Friday, 03 May 2013

Comedian, actress and singer Anjelah Johnson will bring her stand-up comedy show to the Performing Arts Center at Cal Poly at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10.

The “Bon Qui Qui” singer, Johnson recorded in June 2009a one-hour special for Comedy Central and Warner Brothers Records, and a second special is set to be released from her hometown of San Jose this year.

Stand-up comedy => Cheech and Chong reunited for Riviera show

Cheech and Chong reunited for Riviera show

Friday, 03 May 2013

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 => John Oliver to replace Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" this summer

John Oliver to replace Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" this summer

Friday, 03 May 2013

Starting Monday, June 10 we get to see John Oliver hosting on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”. While Jon Stewart is heading off to direct his first feature film, “Rosewater” Oliver had won the big lot being accepted to substitute Stewart this summer.

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