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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

Friday, 03 May 2013

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

Thursday, 02 May 2013

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 => HBO renews Julia Jouis Dreyfus show "Veep"

HBO renews Julia Jouis Dreyfus show "Veep"

Thursday, 02 May 2013

HBO network announced that they have picked up their top-rated comedy series “Veep” for a third collection of episodes. The decision came with the announcement that the new season which will air at some point in the first half of 2014.

Stand-up comedy => Moontower Comedy Festival Final Recap

Moontower Comedy Festival Final Recap

Thursday, 02 May 2013

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival is now officially over. The second edition of this young festival was a huge success.

Throughout the event we saw about every form of comedy from stand-up to improv performances. The show focused this year on up-and-coming acts.

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

Thursday, 02 May 2013

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 => Louie Anderson comes back with "Splash" TV show and new stand-up routine

Louie Anderson comes back with "Splash" TV show and new stand-up routine

Thursday, 02 May 2013

Comedian Louie Anderson joins the celebrities on ABC’s diving show "Splash". "My thing was just to get me moving," said Anderson about joining the show. "I just needed to get me moving. I didn't realize it would inspire people."

Stand-up comedy => Chris Hardwick teams up with Funny or Die for another Comedy Central show

Chris Hardwick teams up with Funny or Die for another Comedy Central show

Thursday, 02 May 2013

Big and flourishing times are yet to come for the popular podcaster and stand-up comedian, Chris Hardwick. He currently has three shows in production at three different networks. AMC is developing the YouTube-based series “All Star Celebrity Bowling” as a television show while Hardwick already hosts “Talking Dead”, the “Walking Dead” after-show for the network.

Stand-up comedy => Daniel Tosh Tour 2013

Daniel Tosh on "The June Gloon Tour" this May

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Comedy Central announced “The June Gloom Tour” with Daniel Tosh and Jarrod Carmichael will kick off on May 30th in Salt Lake City. Daniel Tosh will travel to 25 cities across U.S and will end on June 30 in West Palm Beach. The comedian promises a good portion of comedy routines that the fans already love.

Stand-up comedy => Nathan Fielder's twitter prank just got serious

Nathan Fielder's twitter prank just got serious

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

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 => BBC orders eight comedy pilots and two series

BBC orders eight comedy pilots and two series

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

BBC follows Comedy Central’s footsteps and orders two comedy series and eight new online pilots. Nick Helm will star in “Uncle” series as the world’s most irresponsible uncle while “People Just Do Nothing” is a part of last year’s BCC mockumentary.

Stand-up comedy => Reginald D Hunter

Reginal Hunter accused of using the "n word" during PFS award show

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Professional Footballers Association received dozens of complaints about the PFS awards ceremony. The guests were offended by the black American comedian Reginald D Hunter as he repeatedly used the “n word” during his performance at the dinner.

Stand-up comedy => Caroline Rhea comes to Springfield on Saturday

Caroline Rhea comes to Springfield on Saturday

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

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 => Bob Saget comes with new comedy special on May 10

Bob Saget comes with new comedy special on May 10

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

After six years, Bob Saget will release another comedy special on May 10 on Showtime. His last HBO work “That Ain’t Right” brought back the comedy veteran and former “Full House” star to the stage and now we get to watch him again and see if he still has it.

The show is called “That’s What I’m Talking About” and will follow Saget as he delivers brilliant classic jokes. He is currently on tour and working on a book which will be released by HarperCollins in 2014.

Stand-up comedy => Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman to headline her first HBO comedy special

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

The writer, actress and comedienne Sarah Kate Silverman will headline her first HBO comedy special in her satirical style.

Michael Lombardom president of HBO Programming announced that the show will take place in L.A this May and will be an exclusive presentation called “Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles”.

Presented in association with Funny Or Die and, the comedy special will debut this fall.
Stand-up comedy => MTV lands new scripted comedy "Zack Stone Is Gonna Be Famous" on May, 2

MTV lands new scripted comedy "Zack Stone Is Gonna Be Famous" on May, 2

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Comedian Bo Burnham makes his debut as co-creator, executive producer, writer and star with MTV’s new scripted comedy series “Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous”. Burnham will play a high-school graduate who wants to be famous instead of going to college. He has no talent, no other quality to be famous, just the will.

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

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

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 Tour

The Beard Of Comedy going on separate ways

Monday, 29 April 2013

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 => Sean Hughes adds more shows to his tour

Sean Hughes adds more shows to his tour

Monday, 29 April 2013

Sean Hughes received some good reviews for his “Life Becomes Noises” tour that he feels the need to hear more laughs so he adds new dates. The comedian will be coming to Rhodes in Bishop’s Stortford next month.

We know that what might seem to others a taboo subject, for him is just a new material and that’s what makes him different. He’s not afraid to talk about unusual issues and now he even takes a new path doing unusual things for him yet very normal for every comedian. He will respond to fan’s request of performing in various places.

Stand-up comedy => Marc Maron at Moontower Comedy Festival 2013

Moontower Comedy Festival, Day 3: Marc Maron, Brian Posehn and Bill Burr

Monday, 29 April 2013

The third day of Moontower Comedy Festival brought together megastar comedians who entertained the audience with a bucket full of laughs.

IFC series “Maron” unveiled a sneak-peak screening followed by a Q&A, moderated by Matt Bearden. After that, Greg Fitzsimmons and Chris Hardwick dropped some magic comedy. Laughspin showcased their best performers: Chelsea Peretti, Michael Ian Black and Judah Friedlander.

The comedy kept on coming with Janeane Garofolo, Brian Posehn and Bill Burr. The Velveeta Room showed probably the best challenging show where contestants are challenged not to laugh. “Laugh, Dammit!” showed a panel of funny people, prizes and laughs for everyone. Judah Friedlander spent several minutes after the show to bond with his fans.

Pete Holmes couldn’t miss this one too so he was headlining a set at The Paris – a good show wich left you with some pains from all that laughter.

Kyle Kinane headlined The Scottish Rite Theater with Chip Pope, Dan St. Germain, Chris Hardwick and Michael Che. He got on stage, had the audience from the start and kept us along for the ride with some manic-depression jokes and finished big personifying Evan Williams whiskey and some of his favourite liquors.

Closing out the festival’s third evening were two iconic superstars: Brian Posehn and Janeane Garofalo.

We’re excided to see the last day of festival with Maria Bamford and a Mike Lawrence set.

Stand-up comedy => Comedy Central renews "The Jeselnik Offensive" and "Nathan for You"

Comedy Central renews "The Jeselnik Offensive" and "Nathan for You"

Monday, 29 April 2013

Comedy Central goes all-in on this year’s TV shows. Every week we have a new announcement of another tV show or Comedy specials from Comedy Central. Now, we have some renewed shows: “The Jeselnik Offensive” and “Nathan for You” get a second season.

Stand-up comedy => Cape Fear Comedy Festival 2013 to kick off next week

Cape Fear Comedy Festival 2013 to kick off next week

Monday, 29 April 2013

The Cape Fear Comedy Festival is scheduled for May 1-4 with a spread of 65 standup comics giving 33 shows across four stages in Wilmington, North Carolina.

The organizers invited who they consider to be the best young comics in the country. It’s an underground festival, small and intimate.

Stand-up comedy => Bristol Comedy Garden returns this summer with Jonathan Creek, Alan Davies and many more

Bristol Comedy Garden returns this summer with Jonathan Creek, Alan Davies and many more

Monday, 29 April 2013

Bristol’s biggest comedy festival returns this summer with four days of quality comedy. Queen Square will inaugurate Bristol Comedy Garden with Jonathan Creek and Alan Davies. Other comedy stars of the stage include Omid Djalili – the Iranian actor and comic and muti-award winning local comedian Mark Watson and Ed Byrne.

Stand-up comedy => Kirsten Wiig to host "SNL" before Ben Affleck and Kanye West

Kirsten Wiig to host "SNL" before Ben Affleck and Kanye West

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Kristen Wiig will return to her old home of "Saturday Night Live" to host the show on May 11. This will be the first time that Wiig has hosted "SNL" since ending her 7-season run on the show last year.

"SNL" executive producer Lorne Michaels named her as one of the "top three or four" cast members of all time. Her last episode, in which Mick Jagger serenaded her with "She's a Rainbow" as she danced with each cast member, was one of the most memorable moments on the show in recent years.

Stand-up comedy => Tom Shillue on Jim Gaffigan's tour "The White Bread Tour 2013"

Tom Shillue on Jim Gaffigan's tour "The White Bread Tour 2013"

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Tom Shillue is on tour with “Jim Gaffigan: The 2013 White Bread Tour”. The two comedians are on a 16-city tour of the South.

Their goal has two sides. One: To give you great readers a sense of what life is like for an opening act on the road. Two: To see the USA!

Stand-up comedy => Marc Maron prepares new TV shows

Marc Maron prepares new TV shows

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Comedian Marc Maron is bussier than ever having a new scripted sitcom to debut on May 3. In adittion, his other show from Spiegel & Grau “Attempting Normal,” comes out from right after MAron reached episode no. 400 of his popular podcast, “WTF With Marc Maron” on April, 30.

Stand-up comedy => Moontower Comedy Festival, day 2: Dana Carvey and Amy Schumer rocked the stage

Moontower Comedy Festival, day 2: Dana Carvey and Amy Schumer rocked the stage

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Top-notch performers like Reggie Watts, Maria Bamford, Greg Fitzsimmons and Todd Barry entertained the audience on the second day of the second annual Moontower Comedy Festival.

The shining stars were Dana Carvey (“Wayne’s World”). He had an all-time laughing performance from the beginning to the very end bringing George Bush Sr, Ross Perot and the Church Lady as well as Barak Obama impersonations on stage.

Closing out our second night on the town was the lovely boyish yet charismatic Amy Schumer. She gave s good portion of laugh with tales of shocking sex-capades and jaw-dropping witticisms. She sustained laughs after laughs after laughs proving once again her amazing stand-up skills.

Stand-up comedy => "Nikki & Sara" renewed for a second season on MTV

"Nikki & Sara" renewed for a second season on MTV

Friday, 26 April 2013

MTV’s late night chat show “Nikki & Sara live” has been renewed for a second season. Nickky Glaser and Sara Schaefer will be on MTV for another 12 episodes this summer.The two girls make something familiar to College Humor sketches with pop culture jokes in each episode.

Stand-up comedy => What is Ray Romano planning this year?

What is Ray Romano planning this year?

Friday, 26 April 2013

Ray Romano admits he always knew he could make his friends laugh but never really gave stand-up comedy any serious thought until one fateful open-mic night at a New York comedy club in 1984. He did well, the bug bit hard and Romano was smitten. After various odd jobs, including working as a futon mattress delivery man and bank teller by day and comedian by night, he decided to leave the 9-to-5 ranks and pursue comedy full time.

Stand-up comedy => Take a look (at) "Inside Amy Schumer"

Take a look (at) "Inside Amy Schumer"

Friday, 26 April 2013

“Inside Amy Schumer” is going to air on April 30 on Comedy Central. The comedienne became an iconic name, one of the few women to make such a great performance in this manly field. While others try to defend and to keep the feminism up in stand up by responding to men’s insensitive jokes, Amy Schumer proves that you are not judged by other comedians just because you are a woman.

Stand-up comedy => Mark Steel talks about stand-up comedy and radio while his on new tour

Mark Steel talks about stand-up comedy and radio while his on new tour

Friday, 26 April 2013

The English socialist columnist, author and comedian Mark Steel starts his stand-up tour with some unique materials and not-so-shy jokes. On Labor Day he will work a stand-up show at Lincoln Drill Hall. The comedian is known for his Radio 4 comedy show, “Mark Steel’s in Town” and most of all BBC comedy features. Mark Steel talks about what stand-up comedy means for him, how he manages to be such a great one and what are his routines before performing or radio hosting

Stand-up comedy => Moontower Comedy Festival. Day 1: Anthony Jeselnik and Bill Hader give a laugh-out-laud start

Moontower Comedy Festival. Day 1: Anthony Jeselnik and Bill Hader give a laugh-out-laud start

Friday, 26 April 2013

Austin’s second annual Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival opened last night with Anthony Jeselnik, Maria Bamfors and Bill Hader, The four-day event features 98 shows and we are well prepared for a four-day laugh. Until April 28, Austin will bring world-class comedy to the city through a variety of performances in stand-up, sketch, improve and musical comedy by well-known performers and new comers.

Stand-up comedy => Katt Williams sentenced for reckless driving and assault

Katt Williams sentenced for reckless driving and assault

Friday, 26 April 2013

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 => YouTube preps its first Comedy Week with huge comedians

YouTube preps its first Comedy Week with huge comedians

Friday, 26 April 2013

After Comedy Central announced a Twitter ComedyFest, You Tube plays dirty with its own Comedy Week. Today, the Google Inc. - owned site announced the YouTube Comedy Week, a seven-day laugh trip who aims to showcase some of the best comedy on its video platform. From May 19-25, YouTube will be stream with punch lines, sketches, stand-up routines and a lot of laughs.

Stand-up comedy => David Koechner lands new half-hour comedy series "Whitey"

David Koechner lands new half-hour comedy series "Whitey"

Thursday, 25 April 2013

David Koechner has signed on to star in a new half-hour comedy project. “Whitey” comes from A+E networks and will be produced by Leslie Gried. Koechner will star as Guy White “Whitey” – a conservative and serious yet frustrated guy struggling in his 40s to understand his country and the world. He spent his adult years being married to his high school sweetheart and working at a local engine factory until he was laid off. His unemployment status may be what causes him to open his eyes and look around at the state of the country.

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

Thursday, 25 April 2013

“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 => Futurama has no future. Comedy Central canceled the show. Again!

Futurama has no future. Comedy Central canceled the show. Again!

Thursday, 25 April 2013

After 14 years and 7 seasons, Planet Express crew will land its ship. Comedy Central has decided (for the third time) to end Futurama for good. In its seven seasons on the air, Futurama has won multiple awards and has even inspired a mathematical theorem.

Stand-up comedy => D.L Hughley and Michael Ian Black to host "Trust me, I'm A Game Show Host"

D.L Hughley and Michael Ian Black to host "Trust me, I'm A Game Show Host"

Thursday, 25 April 2013

D.L. Hughley and Michael Ian Black have signed to host the TBS series “Trust Me, I’m A Game Show Host” slated to premiere this fall.

“TRUST ME, I'M A GAME SHOW HOST” is the first game show in which two hosts duel to deceive contestants. Hughley and Black will present the single contestant with weird or embarrassing facts (one is true, the other isn’t). The contestant must choose the true fact to be rewarded in the game with a pocket full of cash.

Stand-up comedy => Rich Hall comes at The Atkinson in Southport

Rich Hall comes at The Atkinson in Southport

Thursday, 25 April 2013

The master of irony, Rich Hall is going to bring his hilarious weapons to the new Atkinson in Southport next week.

He is a regular on British shows like “8 Out of 10 Cats”, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Live at the Apollo and has had several of his own shows on TV including four documentaries about film genres.

Stand-up comedy => Just For Laughs Chicago lineup includes your favorite comedians

Just For Laughs Chicago lineup includes your favorite comedians

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Bill Maher, Seth Meyers and Bob Newhart are the first comedians to headline TBS "Just For Laugh Chicago" – the Chicago franchise of the Montreal-based comedy festival. Slated for June 11-16 tour around the city, the festival’s lineup includes other comedians such as David Cross, Ahmed Ahmed, Steve Byrne or Trevor Moore.

Stand-up comedy => Vanilla Ice goes Amish in New DIY TV Show

Vanilla Ice goes Amish in New DIY TV Show

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Brace yourself for the upcoming statement: The former rapper/film star/metal-head/wrestler/homeless’ hater/wife beater is back! The "Ice Ice Baby" singer, born Robert Van Winkle, will star "Vanilla Ice Goes Amish," set to debut on DIY network this year.

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