July 2011

Stand up Comedy: Marc Maron to release a new CD and Digital Album!

Marc Maron to release a new CD and Digital Album!

Marc Maron is an American stand up comedian and podcast host. He has been host of The Marc Maron Show, and co-host of both Morning Sedition, and Breakroom Live, all politically-oriented shows. He was also the host of Comedy Central's Short Attention Span Theater for a year. Now, the stand up comedian is about to release a stand up comedy CD and Digital Album called “This Has to Be Funny”. Comedy Central Records will release the CD on Tuesday, August 9.

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Stand up comedian Dick Gregory is going to have a “Question and Answer” session at a fundraiser on Saturday at the Studio@620 in St. Petersburg. The show will start at 8 p.m.

Stand up Comedy: Howie Mandel Start His Own Stand Up Show!

Howie Mandel Start His Own Stand Up Show!

Howie Mandel, the Canadian stand-up comedian, television host, and actor, is well known as host of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal, as well as the show's daytime and Canadian-English counterparts. Nowadays, the stand up comedian is a judge on NBC's America's Got Talent, replacing David Hasselhoff, in the fifth season of the reality talent contest. But, apparently, he has too much spear time and he wants to get involved in another comedy project.

Stand up Comedy: Comedian Steve Martin in Concert at Eagle River Pavilion!

Comedian Steve Martin in Concert at Eagle River Pavilion!

Steve Martin is one of the most versatile artists of our times. He is a movie actor, comedian, author, playwright, producer, art aficionado and musician. Even if comedy is what he is best known for, Steve Martin is very serious when it comes to music. He always enjoyed doing music and he also has about seven music albums released until now.

It is now time for Idaho to enjoy Steve Martin’s “high class bluegrass” on Saturday, July 23, at the Eagle River Pavilion. The comedian will be playing along Steep Canyon Rangers, as usual. With his music Steve Martin won Grammy Awards for two comedy albums: “Let’s Get Small” and “A Wild and Crazy Guy.” He also won a Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumentalist in 2003 for playing on Earl Scrugg’s 75th anniversary album.

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Stand up comedian Andrew Dice Clay is not only doing stand up comedy, but he is playing a “heightened version” of himself in the TV series “Entourage”. Paying a recurrent role in this final season of “Entourage”, stand up comedian Andrew Dice Clay hopes that this part is going to be his launching ramp in the world of comedy. This way, he wants to follow the footsteps of John Travolta whose career blossomed after his part in “Pulp Fiction”.

Stand up Comedy: Comedy Port 2011 Begins in October!

Comedy Port 2011 Begins in October!

Now for the second time, Newport, U.K is going to host a stand up comedy festival, after the success it has gathered last year. The Comedy Port 2011 is planning for us lots of laughs, lots of comedy events and stand up comedians in venues like The Riverfront and Kama Lounge and Le Pub.

Stand up Comedy: Carlos Mencia Loves Temecula!

Carlos Mencia Loves Temecula!

The latest stand up comedy show Carlos Mencia held was at Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula. The stand up comedian said that the audience felt like family and that’s why he decided that his next Comedy Central special will be exactly this stand up performance, filmed at Temecula.

Stand up Comedy: Australian Dads Stand Up!

Australian Dads Stand Up!

Australia’s most funny dads stand up on stage to talk about their experience with children, their children. This is a brand new project event which will take place at Happy Endings Comedy Club, Kings Cross on July 23. The stand up comedy shows start at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m.

Stand up Comedy: Policeman Wants to Show Us the Funny!

Policeman Wants to Show Us the Funny!

On Monday, talent show and contest “Show Me the Funny” will open his gates for 10 no-namers in stand up comedy to give them a chance to gain a name, a stand up comedy DVD as well as £100,000 and a national tour.

Stand up Comedy: Jason Manford, Show Me the Funny!

Jason Manford, Show Me the Funny!

Well known stand up comedian Jason Manford is coming back but on the small screens this time. After a pause due to his infidelity problems, Jason Manford is going to host the “Show Me the Funny” stand up comedy contest for little or unknown stand up comedians. The 10 stand up comedians-contestants fight for £100,000 in cash, a nationwide multi-date UK tour throughout September, and their very own DVD at Christmas.

Stand up Comedy: How to make a good podcast? Ask Jimmy Pardo!

How to make a good podcast? Ask Jimmy Pardo!

Jimmy Pardo is a stand up comedian who is often seen on “Conan” show warming up the crowd. But nowadays he is making himself heard through the quite powerful by now, podcast.

Stand up Comedy: Comedians Stand Up for Cancer Patient!

Comedians Stand Up for Cancer Patient!

They say “laughter is the best medicine” and a team of stand up comedians are putting it in practice, doing a benefit stand up comedy show for a girl diagnosed with cancer. They know that they can’t beat cancer with jokes, but they try to raise money for the girl’s hospital bills, at least.

Stand up Comedy: Laughter Against the Machine Needs Your Help!

Laughter Against the Machine Needs Your Help!

Laughter Against the Machine is a new stand up comedy project proposed by stand up comedian W. Kamau Bell in collaboration with comedians Janine Brito and Nato Green. The trio started a Kickstarter account to finance the project in his full name: Laughter Against the Machine: A Tour Documentary.

Stand up Comedy: Nick Griffin at Mason City!

Nick Griffin at Mason City!

After more than 20 years of doing stand up comedy, Nick Griffin still has it. Making people laugh was his wish and at the age of 20, Nick Griffin had his first stand up comedy routine at an open mic night in Kansas City. After he finished college, the stand up comedian moved to New York City and his biggest wish was to appear on “Late Night with David Letterman”. Griffin’s dream came true after 15 years and for his felt like playing in the Super Bowl.

Stand up Comedy: From Toilets to Stand Up Comedy!

From Toilets to Stand Up Comedy!

All great stand up comedians reached their fame by hard work and perseverance. None of them where born famous, they all earned every laughter from the audience trough their talent and passion for stand up comedy. The passion for stand up comedy is what drives each and every stand up comedian to fight hard and earn a place on stage. Canadian comedian Christophe Davidson knows this better than everyone: he started his stand up comedy career by washing toilets at a comedy club.

Stand up Comedy: Norm Macdonald Stands Up!

Norm Macdonald Stands Up!

Stand up comedian, actor and writer Norm Macdonald is having a stand up comedy show tonight, at the Wilbur Theatre, at 7:30 and 10 p.m., along with Steve Fromstein. With his latest show, “Sports Show With Norm Macdonald”, was cancelled due to low ratings, Norm Macdonald is very glad he is a stand up comedian so he doesn’t have to get another job.

Stand up Comedy: Wanda Sykes Goes to Hawaii to Stand Up!

Wanda Sykes Goes to Hawaii to Stand Up!

Wanda Sykes is a stand up comedian and actress, best known for her role as Barbara Baran on The New Adventures of Old Christine and for her appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. She also has her own late-night talk show, The Wanda Sykes Show, premiered in 2009 on Fox, airing Saturday nights.

Stand up Comedy: Comedian John Hastings Films DVD at Ottawa!

Comedian John Hastings Films DVD at Ottawa!

Even if stand up comedy was not his first choice and not the road he expected to go on, John Hastings is new very excited about stand up comedy. He went to Concordia University Theatre School and planned to be an actor. But soon he realized that acting is not going to work for him. ”I'm just not built to be an actor, and I have big problems taking huge swaths of direction, especially in a theatrical setting," said Hastings.

Stand up Comedy: Comedian Dana Carvey Is Back in Business!

Comedian Dana Carvey Is Back in Business!

Stand up comedian Dana Carvey, best recognized as “Saturday Night Live’s” Church Lady and as the nebbish metal-obsessed sidekick Garth from “Wayne’s World” as well as for his dead-on impression of the elder George Bush, is going to have three stand up comedy shows in July 14 – 16.

Stand up Comedy: Jerry Seinfeld is Selling His House!

Jerry Seinfeld is Selling His House!

The famous stand-up comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld, best known for playing himself in the sitcom “Seinfeld” is selling his house in Telluride, Colorado.

Stand up Comedy: Comedian Ryan Staples is Recording a Stand-up Comedy Show!

Comedian Ryan Staples is Recording a Stand-up Comedy Show!

The Worcester stand-up comedian Ryan Staples always thought of doing stand-up comedy, but never had the courage. This was until a friend summoned him to tell some jokes at a photography exposition. That was the decisive moment for Staples.

Stand up Comedy: Jimmy Carr to the Hexagon! Again!

Jimmy Carr to the Hexagon! Again!

Successful stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr will perform tonight to The Hexagon at Reading, one again. He had performed here with other occasions and people loved him a lot, so he decided to return on the Hexagon stage again.

Stand up Comedy: Comedian Demetri Martin to perform in New Zealand!

Comedian Demetri Martin to perform in New Zealand!

From his appearances on The Daily Show to his popular stand-up specials, Demetri Martin has become the premiere hipster comedian in America. He is heading New Zealand and will perform his stand-up comedy show in Wellington at Wellington Opera House and Auckland at Auckland Skycity Theatre on August 28 and 29.

Stand up Comedy: Toronto Comedians Return Home to Perform for the First Time!

Toronto Comedians Return Home to Perform for the First Time!

Adam Wallace Downey and Andrew McLean Chapman are two young Toronto stand-up comedians and close friends. They went on tour this summer around Toronto and Ottawa and now they head to their hometown, West Carleton, to perform for the first time stand-up comedy. They hope they can end properly this summer tour.

Stand up Comedy: Happy Birth Day Bill Cosby!

Happy Birth Day Bill Cosby!

He needs no introduction, no presentation because when you say Bill Cosby you say one of the greatest comedians around, a black stand-up comedian and actor who made himself famous world wide. On Thursday, the great Bill Cosby turns 74 years. He is 74 and he is still on his feet, performing stand-up comedy and being involved in the public life like few others are.

Stand up Comedy: Laughing Stock Is Looking for Comedy Talents!

Laughing Stock Is Looking for Comedy Talents!

The Laughing Stock Comedy Festival will be back this fall in Salt Lake City, starting October 22 at The Complex. So, if you have the skills to stand-up, the festival’s administration opened the registration season.

Stand up Comedy: Comedian Jeff Blanchard at Cuyahoga Falls!

Comedian Jeff Blanchard at Cuyahoga Falls!

Stand-up comedian Jeff Blanchard is performing on July 16 at the Funny Stop in Cuyahoga Falls. Born in Chagrin Falls, Blanchard is best known for hosting, alongside Scott Miller, "The WNCX Morning Show" on WNCX Radio, starting April 2009.

Stand up Comedy: Kyle Kinane at Nutt Street Comedy Room!

Kyle Kinane at Nutt Street Comedy Room!

Stand-up comedian Kyle Kinane, rising star in the comedy show business today, is going to perform for the first time in Wilmington. The stand-up comedian is going to perform two nights in a row at the Nutt Street Comedy Room on July 15 and 16.

Stand up Comedy: R.I.P Dick Carter!

R.I.P Dick Carter!

After a long and truly full life, Richard Fielding Carter, widely known as Dick Carter died on Saturday, July 9, at his home in Concord, California. He was 91 and he died of “old age” – health problems related to his age

Stand up Comedy: Chris Tucker on the Road!

Chris Tucker on the Road!

Actor and stand-up comedian Chris Tucker, best known for his role as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour trilogy and Smokey in the 1995 film Friday, is preparing for a new stand-up comedy tour this fall. He has already announced were his performances are going to be at, and they are not just a few. Tucker will have 18 stand-up comedy shows beginning at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach, California, on August 19th and the last stop will be at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California, on November 26th.

Stand up Comedy: Doug Stanhope Records New DVD!

Doug Stanhope Records New DVD!

Doug Stanhope, the American stand-up comedian and author known for his abrasive comedy routines and performing while smoking cigarettes and drinking on-stage, is ready to release another stand-up comedy DVD. Even if his album Oslo: Burning the Bridge to Nowhere is kind of a new release on the stand-up comedy market, the stand-up comedian decided working at some new material.

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In the light of latest events, stand-up comedians want to help rise funds for families in Joplin who were affected by the May 22 tornado. This is why Yakov Presents STAND UP FOR JOPLIN, gathered a lot of stand-up comedians eager to perform on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 7pm in the Taylor Performing Arts Center at MSSU.

Stand up Comedy: Seinfeld Still Has It!

Seinfeld Still Has It!

Stand-up comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld is a very popular stand-up comedian, best known from his sitcom “Seinfeld”. Even if the show ended in 1998, people forgot neither the comedian, nor the show. One would think that Seinfeld has nothing to say, more than he said in the 9 seasons of his sitcom, but this proved to be wrong.

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Basketball player Ron Artest has other passions besides playing ball and, apparently, one of his passions is stand-up comedy. Maybe this is the reason why Ron Artest is going to host a stand-up comedy show on Friday. The stand-up comedy show called “Ron Artest: The Ultimate Comedy Tour” is Artest’s first real contact with stand-up comedy and it will challenge his comic skills rather than his physical skills.

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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: David Koechner Live show (Sat. 7/9 at 10pm) [in 3 hours] Watch it live now!

David Koechner Live show (Sat. 7/9 at 10pm) [in 3 hours] Watch it live now!

Tomorrow night (Sat. 7/9) at 10pm PT, grab a webcam and interact with David Koechner (Anchorman, The Office) as he joins Dr. Aggro Cocky (Matt Besser) and his crazy characters in The Back Room live from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Hollywood! Also featuring Andy Daly, Josh Fadem and musical guest Mike Phirman! We'll give out a signed Anchorman poster to one lucky person who goes live on video!

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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: The Roast of Charlie Sheen May Be Restricted!

The Roast of Charlie Sheen May Be Restricted!

As we all know by now, the roast of Charlie Sheen, former star of “Two and a Half Men” will film on September 10 in Los Angeles and will premiere on Comedy Central on September 19. Comedian Charlie Sheen declared himself that “You could say I’ve been providing kindling for this Roast for a while. It’s time to light it up. It’s going to be epic.”

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.

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