April 2013

Stand up Comedy: Daniel Tosh on "The June Gloon Tour" this May

Daniel Tosh on "The June Gloon Tour" this May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 to headline her first HBO comedy special

Sarah Silverman to headline her first HBO comedy special

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

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

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 going on separate ways

The Beard Of Comedy going on separate ways

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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?

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"

“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

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

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

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

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"

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

“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!

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"

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

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

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

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.

Stand up Comedy: Jimeoin brings "What?!" at Cheltenham Town Hall this week

Jimeoin brings "What?!" at Cheltenham Town Hall this week

This Saturday Jimeoin will bring his best on Cheltenham Town Hall stage for his brand new stand-up show “What?!”

The comedian will prove us once again that Australians and Irish are hilarious people without making any tricks, just pure, great comedy. Jimeoin previously appeared on shows including “Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow”, “The Very Best of the Edinburgh Comedy Festival”, “The Best of Just for Laughs” and US talk show “Conan O’Brien”.

Stand up Comedy: Zack Galifianakis to produce new Comedy Central show with Brody Stevens

Zack Galifianakis to produce new Comedy Central show with Brody Stevens

Our favorite “Hangover” star, Zach Galifianakis is helming a new comedy show on Comedy Central starring Brody Stevens. Filmed in documentary style, “Brody Stevens: Enjoys It!” follows the comedian through his mental breakdown in 12 episode series. Galifianakis will serve as executive producer right after his third time host of “Saturday Night Live”.

Stand up Comedy: "Drunk Text to Myself" abum from Trevor Moore is here to rapp the laugh out of us

"Drunk Text to Myself" abum from Trevor Moore is here to rapp the laugh out of us

Trevor Moore has released his debut album under Comedy Central’s banner on March, 26th. “Drunk Text To Myself” is already a successful first album featuring “Whitest Kids U Know” star, Moore. Comedy songs from rap and country to dubstep and musician-comedian Reggie Watts are just few things that you will make you love the album.

Stand up Comedy: Comedy Central levels-up with #Comedyfest to be held on Twitter

Comedy Central levels-up with #Comedyfest to be held on Twitter

Comedy Central takes the funny business to another level: social media. The network is going to launch a Twitter comedy festival next week. How this works: Comics like Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Amy Shumer, Paul Feig and Judd Apatow will lead ”#Comedyfest” with tweeted jokes, clips, routines and roundtables shared on new video platform Vine.

Stand up Comedy: Al Madrigal's "Why Is The Rabbit Crying" comes at the end of April

Al Madrigal's "Why Is The Rabbit Crying" comes at the end of April

“Why is the Rabbit Crying?” will be Al Madrigal’s Stand up special to close up the “Stand-up Month” on April, 26th. The extended and uncensored CD/DVD pack will also be available at the end of the month. Madrigal talks a lot but not for nothing. He makes you picture every word he says, he gets lost in the details but you don’t even notice or want to skip them. You get lost along with him and laugh all the way through.

Stand up Comedy: "Jersey Shore" star, Vinny Guadagnino Makes Stand-Up Comedy Debut at Laugh Factory

"Jersey Shore" star, Vinny Guadagnino Makes Stand-Up Comedy Debut at Laugh Factory

Vinny Guadagnino is trying to escape the “Jersey Shore” label making his comedy debut at L.A’s Laugh Factory. The self-described natural entertainer took some acting classes and comedy course to master his stand-up technique.

Stand up Comedy: Russell Howard to work his magic in 2014 comedy tour "Wonderbox"

Russell Howard to work his magic in 2014 comedy tour "Wonderbox"

English Comedian and presenter, Russell Howard announced new world tour “Wonderbox” to begin in 2014. The tour kicks off at Bournemouth International Centre on February, 2014.

His joke-box will do its magic all over UK before jumping in the United States and Australia. The comedian will go big with four nights at London Royal Albert Hall (14-17 April) making him the first comedian to perform such an extended run.

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