Vulture posted an interesting interview with The Daily Show host Jon Stewart about his tenure as a bartender at New Jersey punk club City Gardens.
There was some tremendous bands that played there, and some great shows. X did a great show. Gibby from Butthole Surfers nearly burned the place down. Anybody from Joan Jett to Agnostic Front and GBH and GWAR. You know, Black Flag and Bad Brains. Bad Brains was like the house band, they were there like every six weeks. They were amazing. The Chili Peppers. It was just an incredible and vibrant scene and there was nothing else like it.
Hello, again. For those of you who don't know, I'm Cody, I'm the comedy staff member around here. I was for a little bit of last year, until I took a bit of a sabbatical to deal with my own comedic career. But I'm back now, though, albeit in a slightly lesser manner. News posting will be slim, unless I feel like they're topics/issues that definitely need to be seen by a larger audience. Gone completely are my album reviews, which shouldn't be too missed, since I only did like five. Coming back in full force, however, are my comedian interviews. I'm making time to fit these into my schedule, because 1.) I love learning from comedians, and 2.) Their unique perspectives almost always...
Hey, everyone. I know it's been awhile since you've heard from me on the news page. I'll deal with that in the morning with some new comedy content for you all. For now, though, I felt this article was the right way to end my sabbatical. Immense social everything site reddit is having a little bit of an internal struggle between their massive default subreddit /r/funny, which is a fairly self-explanatory name (though if you look at its content, it's really not) and the subreddit /r/standupshots, which features comedians posting their own material in easy-to-read imgur format. While not one of the biggest communities on the site, /r/standupshots is one of the most dedicated, but the...
The first track from Ronnie Radke's highly anticipated "rap mixtape" has surfaced. The track's called "Destiny" and you can choose to listen to it in the replies or just post funny GIFs. Also, you can check out the star studded track listing below.
01) Asshole featuring Andy Beirsack
02) Stupid Boy
03) Never The Same
04) Already Dead
05) Who Can Stop Us? featuring Deuce & Blay
07) Armor featuring Tyler Carter & Sy Ari Da Kid
08) Role Model
09) The Future featuring Jacoby Shaddix
10) Brother featuring Danny Worsnop
11) Bury The Hatchet featuring Craig Mabbit
Tickets for Jimmy Pardo's annual 12-hour podcast extravaganza The Pardcast-A-Thon have gone on sale. For a measly 10 bucks, you get half a day of the Never Not Funny gang, a plethora of fantastic guests, and as always, all proceeds go to Smile Train.
A few AP users attended tonight's date of the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Fest, at the end of which headliner Dave Chappelle had an unusual set. After about five minutes of trying to do his act per usual, repeated shouts of either praise or Chappelle's Show quotes from the crowd prompted him to say that 'you are wasting your money, I'm still getting paid.' As the shouting continued, he stopped his act, sat on the stage, and began smoking, refusing to continue until it quieted down. The audience began to turn on him, and Chappelle began saying how bad the crowd was. After about twenty-five minutes of back-and-forth with the crowd, he began reading from a book aloud on the edge of the...
Head to the replies to watch the trailer for Natasha Leggero's new webseries "Tubbin' With Tash," which features hot tubs, a crazy amount of guests, and most importantly, Moshe Kasher in numerous Speedos. The series premiere Wednesday, October 2nd on the buh Youtube channel.
Sponsored by the site Made Man and hosted by comedian Paul F. Tompkins, Speakeasy is a weekly webseries that has Tompkins sit down with a friend over a drink and just chat about whatever. Head to the replies to watch this week's episode, which features guest Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live) and topics such as South Park, trying stand-up and being nominated for an Emmy.
Head to the replies for the newest installment of "Worst I Ever Bombed," a Late Night With Jimmy Fallon web series chronicling just that. This week features Fallon head writer A.D. Miles and a college gig gone wrong.
The New York Times has put together an unbelievably in-depth piece chronicling the audition process for 22 current and former Saturday Night Live cast members. For great acceptance (and rejection) stories, and to also get an idea of what goes into casting the show, take the time to give it a read.
Deepening his after-hours relationship with the network (which begun with his great series Insomniac), Comedy Central has just announced that comedian Dave Attell will be both hosting the network's first late-night uncensored stand-up show as well as premiering a new one-hour special of his own. Both projects will premiere sometime in 2014, and the press release can be found in the replies.
For those of you who missed the post last time around, our friends over at TheLaughButton.com are running a weekly series called "The Laugh Button Inquisition," which revolves around asking comedians a single question. Head to the replies for the newest installment, 'Are there any topics that are off-limits?'
Available in the replies or on his website, comic Dan Telfer has released his latest half-hour special Live At the Beat Kitchen for free. Also in the replies is Telfer's rationale behind giving the special away as opposed to taking after the $5 approach we've seen often recently.
The Paley Center For Media has recently released decades-old interviews with Jon Stewart (soon after the cancellation of MTV's The Jon Stewart Show) and Louis CK (during his tenure as a writer on Late Night with Conan O'Brien). Easily worth watching for fans of either comic.
One of my favorite comedy sites TheLaughButton.com has put up a cool new video feature called The Laugh Button Inquisition, which revolves around asking several comedians one single question. Nearly two dozen comedians were questioned, including Kyle Kinane, Paul F. Tompkins, Kumail Nanjiani and Pete Holmes. Head to the replies to check out a few of the videos, and hit up TLB's Youtube page for the rest. They will be released weekly throughout the rest of the year.
Comedienne and Laughspin guest columnist Cameron Esposito put together a wonderful, thought-provoking piece on being a gay comic, homophobia in comedy, and being heckled by other stand-ups. Check it out here.
For years guys would come up to me — other comics, audience members, married heterosexual audience member couples — and proposition me after shows. I would be just talking about my life — having a girlfriend, going to a movie with that girlfriend, whatever — and for some reason, that would get folks going. They’d want to talk to me about my sex life, or worse, their sex life. And the thing is, I’m not into men. Because I’m a lesbian. So I’m not into men.
Headlined by names such as Larry David, Bill Maher and Anthony Jeselnik, the first handful of the (presumably) still-growing list of acts for the 10th annual New York Comedy Festival has been released. Taking place from the 6th-10th of November, the list so far and presale ticket information can all be found here.
In addition to the music bill which can be found here, the comedy list for Austin, TX's upcoming Fun Fun Fun Fest was recently released. Including performances from heavyweights such as Patton Oswalt and Tenacious D, the entire comedy stage lineup can be found in the replies.
The Roastmaster for the upcoming James Franco Roast (premiering on Labor Day) has been declared, and its none other than Franco's Pineapple Express co-star Seth Rogen. Head to the replies for an excerpt from the press release.
Head to the replies to watch the trailer for When Comedy Went To School, a documentary highlighting the resorts of the Catskills mountains and the unlikely role they played in the birth of stand-up comedy. More info on the film can be found here.
The moment we've all waited for, it's the Ron Artest Variety HourMetta World Peace Presents Ultimate Comedy. Head to the replies for the poster, which contains booking information (but surprisingly, no tour dates), and a clip of everybody's favorite athlete doing what he does best: crowd work.
Hit the replies to see the latest installment of Scott Moran's wonderful documentary series Modern Comedian, which profiles a different comic every week. This one features Reggie Watts and his interest in time travel.
Comedian Kyle Kinane and some of his friends (among which is musical guest Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms) put together a self-proclaimed 'love letter to Chicago' comedy show a few months ago, and the general public is finally able to purchase it starting today. Entitled 'Dancing Around the S*** Fire,' it highlights Kinane's "return to a sold out crowd to confess his hilariously true stories and hijinks of living in the ‘Windy City’." You can check out the purchase optionshere.