July 2011

Stand up Comedy: Larry David Is Returning to Stand-up Comedy?

Larry David Is Returning to Stand-up Comedy?

Larry David is an actor, writer, stand-up comedian, and producer. He is best known as the co-creator and co-writer of Seinfeld, and for starring as a semi-fictionalized version of himself in Curb Your Enthusiasm. But before this shows, Larry David did some stand-up comedy. He gave it up for the collaboration with Jerry Seinfeld.

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.

Stand up Comedy: Lisa Lampanelli on Broadway?

Lisa Lampanelli on Broadway?

Stand-up comedian Lisa Lampanelli is hoping to have a Broadway one-woman show and is now working on writing the script, according to New York Magazine. The show has not received a name yet, but the stand-up comedian knows the topic: it is going to be about food. Before, her stand-up comedy shows revolved around men and food. But now, because he is married, she is going to stick to food.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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World wide known actor and comedian Vince Vaughn is taking his Comedy Roadshow to Mandalay Bay Theatre at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Friday, July 29. Vince Vaughn’s Comedy Roadshow is a nationally acclaimed show and is hosted by the famous comedian himself. Starting at 9 p.m., the show is presented by Wild West Picture Show 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: The New Comedy Shrine!

The New Comedy Shrine!

Stand-up comedian and writer Dave Sinker opened the stand-up comedy club called Comedy Shrine in 2005. The Comedy Shrine was located on a second story along Chicago Avenue in downtown Naperville, but now it has a whole new appearance that hopefully will attract more people.

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: The New Rodney Dangerfield Site to be Launched!

The New Rodney Dangerfield Site to be Launched!

A new website will be developed to honor the memory of Rodney Dangerfield. For those who don’t know, Rodney Dangerfield was an American comedian, and actor, known for the catchphrases "I don't get no respect" or "I get no respect, I tell ya" and his monologues on that theme. He is also famous for his 1980s film roles, notably in Easy Money, Caddyshack and Back To School.

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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: Bob Saget returns to stand-up comedy!

Bob Saget returns to stand-up comedy!

Even if comedian Bob Saget has done a long time in friendly sitcoms like “Full House” (1987-1995)and hosted “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1989-1997), his first love still remains the stand-up comedy. He started as a stand-up comedian and, he says, nothing compares to it.

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: Tracy Morgan, Apologize!

Tracy Morgan, Apologize!

Stand-up comedian Tracy Morgan is once again summoned to apologize for his offensive jokes from his last stand-up comedy concert. During his stand-up comedy performance held in New York last week, stand-up comedian Tracy Morgan made fun of the mentally disabled people.

Stand up Comedy: Capitol Steps Give Young Performers a Chance to Stand-up!

Capitol Steps Give Young Performers a Chance to Stand-up!

In order to support young performers to perfect their act in stand-up comedy, music, dance and theatre, Capitol Steps made an offer for Falls Church’s’ Creative Cauldron. The project offers young performers to join some workshops for microphone technique, presentational skills, comedic timing and cabaret that will help them find their way to performance.

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.

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