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Kevin Hart adds Portland to expanded comedy tour
VIDEO: Man attacks comedian during performance at the Comedy House
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Portland animator turns Donald Trump into a horror movie slasher in 'Funny or Die' short
Trump jokes to senators about releasing his tax returns
Inspired by Jon Stewart, Minneapolis comedy show satirizes state politics and news
2018-02-19 01:02:58 Eighteen comedians walked into a room last week. Their goal? Crafting another funny episode of “Minnesota Tonight. ,” a live monthly comedy show that takes a satirical spin through state politics and news. They’ll offer their next installment on Wednesday evening at the Brave New Workshop. Michael Weingartner, the show’s head of research, kicked off the meeting with an overview of Minnesota’s 2018 congressional races, highlighting the districts considered toss-ups   Read More ...
Cuban comedian denounces discriminatory policies, attitudes on island
2018-02-17 05:06:48 HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban comedian Luis Silva, better known as his popular television character Panfilo, denounced discriminatory policies against Cubans in their own country in a Facebook post on Friday, in an unusually strong, public criticism of the government. In a country where the Communist government tightly controls the media, Silva’s bumbling old character Panfilo in the widely-popular comedy show “Vivir del Cuento” is allowed to poke fun at official policy but stops short of attacking it   Read More ...
Roseanne Barr Says Comedians Are ‘Lucky’ To Have Trump As President, Says He’s Great For The Comedy Industry
2018-02-16 20:44:07 The comedian also talked about how she believes the Hillary Clinton campaign failed. Roseanne Barr may be the last person you would expect to have good things to say about Donald Trump, but in at least one area she thinks he’s top-notch: he’s given the comedy industry an inexhaustible well of material. As the Daily Caller reports, Roseanne stopped by ABC’s on Thursday to talk about the upcoming revival of her show and, in particular, its relevance in the Trump era   Read More ...
Dallas' Comedy Community Mourns the Loss of Joshua Fischer, Continues His Show for His Family
2018-02-16 15:29:59 Dallas comedian Joshua Fischer, left, poses for a picture with comedian Jeff Jeffries during Jeffries' surprise visit to Hyena's Comedy Nightclub last November. Dallas' Comedy Community Mourns the Loss of Joshua Fischer, Continues His Show for His Family If comedian Joshua Fischer saw you perform a set, he'd be your biggest supporter no matter how well you did. "You could bomb, and he would tell you that you did great," said comedian and friend Lawrence Rosales   Read More ...
5 Comedy Shows to Catch in NYC This Weekend
2018-02-15 23:07:59 Photo Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead. ‘EVERYTHING IS FALLING APART’ at QED Astoria (Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.). The name of this event divulges its underlying premise, which is that once a month its host, Molly McGaughey, interviews a guest over a game of Jenga, wherein the guest answers questions that are written on the blocks   Read More ...
Funny, snarky NFL-themed Valentines | The Kansas City Star
2018-02-14 21:02:53 You may have noticed recently on social media that nearly every professional sports team has designed its own Valentines. Although there sometimes are clever efforts, most of those tend to be on the corny side. Ah, but if you are looking for a good laugh, NFL Memes has a group of Valentines that are snarky and a little naughty. Now, I can’t share any of these R-rated Valentines, but you can find them all here (and it includes one featuring Chiefs coach Andy Reid)   Read More ...
What did I just see? Sarah Squirm tops a long, strange, funny night at Empty Bottle
2018-02-13 21:05:02 Walking out the side door of the Empty Bottle onto Western Avenue at 12:30 in the morning, I looked past a group of smokers huddled around a sign decidedly not at the corner instructing them to smoke at the corner and turned an age-old question over in my mind: seriously, what is performance art anyway? More specifically, had I just seen four very different performance artists in a row or, had I, as advertised, witnessed two comedians, a multi-instrumentalist and one performance artist? We’ll go with the latter, though there’s a strong case to be made for the former   Read More ...
Marty Allen Dies: Beloved Comedy Legend Dead At 95
2018-02-13 14:43:40 Marty Allen has died. The legendary comedian passed away in Las Vegas of complications from pneumonia, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Marty Allen was 95 years old. Marty Allen was one half of the famous Allen & Rossi comedy team. Alongside partner Steve Rossi, the comedy duo had a prolific presence on the casino and nightclub circuit and on television in the late 1950s through the 1960s   Read More ...
Comedy is not pretty, and nowadays it isn’t even funny
2018-02-07 19:49:09 Yet to have taken what I think of as the Trumpian option in their comedy has rendered these comedians charmless while strikingly limiting their audiences to those who share their politics. I recently wrote a book on the subject of charm, in preparation for which I asked a great many people to name five persons in public life they thought charming   Read More ...
'Joking' teen arrested for throwing kitten into water in 'disturbing' viral video
2018-02-06 16:47:52 A California teenage boy was arrested Friday after he was caught on video chucking a kitten into a “large body of water” while joking and laughing about abusing the animal, police said. WARNING: FOOTAGE MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME VIEWERS. Garratt Haile, 18, of Patterson, Calif., was arrested after several people identified him as the person seen in the disturbing video recently posted on a private Facebook page, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department said   Read More ...
How a Philly father-son comedy duo went from funny conversations to viral fame
2018-02-06 13:14:37 When Eric Lawton is playing himself in his comedy videos, he’s not trying to be the picture-perfect father. His image looks nothing like the dads in Norman Rockwell paintings, nor the corny, confidante types often seen in television for teens.And while he may be writing jokes about black families, he most certainly is not doing the The Cosby Show. Lawton, who stars alongside his son, Shawn, wants to portray a father who can slip up   Read More ...
National Comedy Center acquires Shelley Berman archives
2018-02-06 12:34:36 JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The new National Comedy Center has added the archives of late comedian Shelley Berman to its collection. The Grammy Award winner died in September at age 92. The donation to the western New York center comes from his wife of more than 70 years, Sarah Berman. It includes photos, scripts, scrapbooks, Berman's 1959 Gold Records and his trademark stool   Read More ...
Comics Select Their Audiences as Carefully as Their Jokes
2018-02-05 19:37:18 On Comedy. Comics Select Their Audiences as Carefully as Their Jokes In his new Netflix special, “Standup for Drummers,” Fred Armisen adopts the distinctively skeptical tone of an observational comedian when asking, “Do we ever need to bring our own cymbals?” The audience, made up exclusively of drummers, chuckles. Minutes later, he cracks another rhetorical joke: “Is it me or is it just so hard to get a snare drum to be exactly the right way?” It’s not just him, but I confess I have no idea what he’s talking about   Read More ...
Travel Tips From Comedians: Tom Segura
2018-01-30 11:09:32 Comedians know a thing or two about travel, since their job is to make people laugh in cities all across the world . Here are a few pointers from Tom Segura, whose new special “Disgraceful” is now streaming on Netflix. The comedian Tom Segura doesn’t necessarily like traveling, but he knows what works for him, and it doesn’t involve fancy outfits (though sleep masks do come into play)   Read More ...
Kevin Hart adds Portland to expanded comedy tour
2018-01-30 01:45:56 Comedian and actor Kevin Hart will perform in Portland later this year. As part of his newly expanded "Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour," which added more than 100 new dates Monday, Hart will perform at the Moda Center June 15. Hart is no stranger to Portland. In 2016, the comedian ran and completed the 36th annual Hood to Coast Relay. Tickets for the show range from $35 to $125, additional fees not included   Read More ...
Susie Essman shticks to comedy roots
2018-01-29 20:03:32 Cue the tuba and its “pomp-pomp-pomp.” Comedian Susie Essman of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Broad City” fame, will be in Boston to discuss “comedy and why it’s been such an important aspect of the Jewish-American experience” next month. “The interesting thing about both of those shows is that neither of those shows shy away from being Jewish,” Essman told the Track   Read More ...
Comedian, actor Tom Arnold performing as Fairbanks Funny Festival finale
2018-01-27 00:28:29 FAIRBANKS — Tom Arnold has been around the comedy block in every conceivable vehicle over the course of his career. The funnyman got his start in standup at the University of Iowa in the late 1980s and soon moved to Los Angeles where he became a writer on the hit comedy series, “Roseanne.” Arnold soon became executive director of the sitcom before starring in his own series   Read More ...
It’s a big weekend for comedy in the Triangle. You can’t help but laugh
2018-01-26 19:11:33 Here’s a look at the acts coming to the Triangle this weekend. If you can somehow score tickets to Friday’s two sold-out shows, a good time is virtually guaranteed with John Mulaney on the stage. His stand-up specials “New in Town” and “The Comeback Kid” – both available on Netflix – are rock-solid exhibitions of state-of-the-art comedy. As an Emmy Award-winning writer on “Saturday Night Live” for six seasons, Mulaney was one of the prime architects of the show’s most recent revival   Read More ...
Comedian Steve Brown says he will not be 'the Guinea pig' to SC comedy club's security woes
2018-01-25 21:05:07 COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The comedian attacked at Columbia's Comedy House says changes need to be made at the club, but the love for his Columbia fans remains unchanged. Steve Brown says he feels bad about the incident as it pertains to his Columbia fanbase. He said even after the attack, he stayed in the lobby and signed autographs for his fans   Read More ...
Comedy club manager: Comedian Steve Brown stoked flames before violent attack
2018-01-25 17:12:05 COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - By now, many across the Midlands and beyond have seen the video – a video that shows a fierce attack against a comedian that played out on-stage at the Comedy House Sunday night. In a news conference Wednesday, Sheriff Leon Lott announced that deputies have charged 28-year-old Marvin Toatley for the attack. “We could have had people killed   Read More ...
Comedy club manager: Comedian Steve Brown stoked flames before violent attack
2018-01-25 03:04:29 COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - By now, many across the Midlands and beyond have seen the video – a video that shows a fierce attack against a comedian that played out on-stage at the Comedy House Sunday night. In a news conference Wednesday, Sheriff Leon Lott announced that deputies have charged 28-year-old Marvin Toatley for the attack. “We could have had people killed   Read More ...
UPDATE: Judge gives bond to suspect in Comedy House assault; clu - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-01-25 01:02:20 COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says an arrest has been made in connection with the assault of a comedian performing a set at the Comedy House that was caught on camera and shared on social media. Lott announced the arrest of Marvin Toatley. Toatley was charged with three counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, third-degree assault and battery, and malicious injury to property   Read More ...
This week in Albuquerque is filled with comedy shows, historic tours, and trivia games
2018-01-25 00:00:13 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — This week in Albuquerque is filled with comedy shows, historic tours, and trivia games! There is plenty for Duke City residents and visitors to do this week…including: 1. Comedy: Penn & Teller. Details: For over 40 years Penn & Teller have defied labels—and at times physics and good taste–by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy   Read More ...
Arrest made in Comedy House assault of comedian Steve Brown
2018-01-24 19:47:04 COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says an arrest has been made in connection with the assault of a comedian performing a set at the Comedy House that was caught on camera and shared on social media. Lott announced the arrest of Marvin Toatley. Toatley was charged with three counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, third degree assault and battery, and malicious injury to property   Read More ...
Arrest made in Comedy House assault of comedian Steve Brown
2018-01-24 19:04:56 COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says an arrest has been made in connection with the assault of a comedian performing a set at the Comedy House that was caught on camera and shared on social media. Lott announced the arrest of Marvin Toatley. Toatley was charged with three counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, third degree assault and battery, and malicious injury to property   Read More ...
VIDEO: Man attacks comedian during performance at the Comedy House
2018-01-24 08:41:36 COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) - The Richland County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating an assault case caught on camera at the Comedy House on Decker Boulevard. In the viral video, a man from the audience can be seen throwing a mic stand and stool at comedian Steve Brown during his performance on Sunday. According to the incident report, during his performance comedian Steve Brown said he noticed the suspect "staring into space" so he asked him if he was okay   Read More ...
Laugh Yourself Blue: A night of laughs to raise money for Firefly Autism
2018-01-24 00:24:42 Laugh Yourself Blue is a night of laughs to raise money for Firefly Autism. As Colorado’s leading treatment center using applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, Firefly Autism has played major role in spreading community awareness and bringing autism into mainstream conversations. Laugh Yourself Blue on Thursday, April 12 is a night of stand-up comedy. This year, the line-up includes Karen Mills, a hilarious southern belle along with Michael McCreary, who many say will be among the top stand-up talents within the next 5 years   Read More ...
Bill Cosby performs first comedy show since rape trial
2018-01-23 04:26:19 Bill Cosby returned to the stage for the first time since a judge declared a mistrial in his rape case in June. The disgraced TV star announced Monday, shortly after giving the eulogy at the funeral for Faison Firehouse co-founder Tad Schnugg, that he had scheduled a special performance in Philadelphia in honor of jazz musician Tony Williams. Dressed in a gray sweatshirt and jeans, Cosby also played drums with the Tony Williams Jazz Quartet at the Lorosa Jazz Club   Read More ...
Bill Cosby announces surprise 'comedy concert' in Philadelphia amid legal battle
2018-01-23 02:19:44 Bill Cosby is taking a break from his usual routine of staying out of the public eye for a special comedy concert in Philadelphia on Monday. The now-disgraced comedian announced the news on Facebook just prior to the ticketed event’s start time. The show was billed as a special performance to honor jazz musician Tony Williams. The event was open to the public and will take place at Philadelphia’s LaRose Jazz Club from 5:30 p   Read More ...
Wild melee unfolds as audience member attacks comedian Steve Brown at Comedy House
2018-01-23 01:12:07 COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Richland County Sheriff's Department is investigating after video of an assault case at a comedy club on Decker Boulevard spread via social media over the weekend. According to the sheriff's department incident report, a comedian, who has already identified himself as Steve Brown, was performing a set at The Comedy House on Sunday night when he began talking to a specific member of the audience who "kind of staring off into space   Read More ...
Pope Francis jokes with cloistered nuns in Peru
2018-01-21 21:48:15 LIMA, Peru Pope Francis drew appreciative laughter Sunday when he addressed cloistered nuns in a Peruvian church, Reuters reported. The nuns were given special permission to leave their convents to see the pontiff speak in Lima. Francis spoke to the 500 nuns, known as “contemplatives” because they rarely venture away from their convents, on his final day in Peru. “Seeing you all here an unkind thought comes to my mind, that you took advantage (of me) to get out of the convent a bit to take a stroll,” he said at the Cathedral San Juan Apostol y Evangelista in Lima, drawing roars of laughter from the nuns, Reuters reported   Read More ...
For amateur comedians, the Fairbanks Funny Festival is no laughing matter
2018-01-20 06:07:44 FAIRBANKS — One could sum up Jennifer Jolis’ decades in the Alaska restaurant business in three words: pasta, pastries and potholes. Wednesday morning, as Jolis found herself scrambling to get out of her icy, snowed-in driveway, she mused about adding the incident to the set she’ll be performing this weekend at The Blue Loon as part of the Fairbanks Funny Festival   Read More ...
SEE IT: Hannibal Buress was making jokes during December arrest (WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE)
2018-01-17 08:37:21 Hannibal Buress argued with Miami police during his December arrest, but the comedian was laughing during the entire encounter. In the almost nine-minute video bodycam footage released Tuesday by the Miami-Dade Police Department, Buress continually asks officers why he was being detained while onlookers filmed the encounter. “He’s just salty I roasted his a--,” Buress said while being led into the police car   Read More ...
Local Comedian Turns Voicemails Into Comedy Album
2018-01-13 04:46:08 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Valley Forge native is releasing a new kind of comedy album. It’s a collection of voice messages from a well-known stand-up comedian who also hails from our area. Blake Wexler was a 16-year-old with stand-up ambitions when he saw veteran comic Todd Glass perform at Helium in Center City back in 2004. The two Conestoga High School alumni struck up a friendship that included phone messages from Glass that Wexler held onto   Read More ...
10 funny Twitter jokes in response to Steve Bannon stepping down at Breitbart | Humor
2018-01-10 00:26:12 Popular Stories Chris Brennan writes about people, power and politics He was previously the political editor for the Daily News. Since 1999, Brennan has covered elections for president, the U.S. Senate and House, governor of Pennsylvania, mayor of Philadelphia and other public offices. More from Chris Brennan Late on Tuesday afternoon, news broke that Steve Bannon will step down from his position at Breitbart News   Read More ...
Comedy Central’s Jordan Klepper explains Donald Trump believes he’s ‘famous and popular’ — and he just wants credit
2018-01-09 13:33:43 Comedian Jordan Klepper, formerly of “The Daily Show,” has spent the last three months running an Alex Jones-style`parody to try and examine the minds of conspiracy theorists. Now, Klepper thinks that his show “The Opposition” has given him a kind of psychological, telepathic line to the brain of President Donald Trump. According to a Politico Podcast interview, Klepper explained that Trump’s narcissism means that he sees himself as a famous person that has achieved every thing he’s attempted   Read More ...
The Drive: State drafts comedy team to deliver Super Bowl safety message
2018-01-08 00:03:54 The Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Office of Traffic Safety is getting in the Super Bowl ad game. The agency drafted a team of comedians from Stevie Ray's Comedy Cabaret who break down the "Sober Game Plan" in 15- and 30- second ad spots that began airing in greater Minnesota during last weekend's NFL playoff games. They will be seen in the metro area starting the day after the conference championship games on Jan   Read More ...
Dave Chappelle jokes about Louis C.K., Trump, and Kaepernick in 2 Netflix specials
2018-01-02 22:35:56 On New Year’s Eve, Dave Chappelle plopped two new standup comedy specials into your Netflix queue. The first, Equanimity, was filmed in a large theater in Washington, D.C. The second, titled The Bird Revelation, was taped in a more intimate setting: the Belly Room, a small side room in L.A.’s Comedy Store nightclub. In the large venue, Chappelle presents big chunks of solidly constructed new material   Read More ...
Comedian Iliza Shlesinger sued for allegedly barring men from show
2017-12-29 04:00:52 Comedian Iliza Shlesinger is facing a discrimination lawsuit for advertising her comedy show in Los Angeles as “No Boys Allowed.” The plaintiff’s attorney argues that barring men from the show violated California law. George St. George, the plaintiff in the case, bought a ticket to Shlesinger’s Nov. 13 “Girls Night in With Iliza” show at Largo at the Coronet. According to the suit, which was filed Dec   Read More ...
Shubert in New Haven to host 4 comics in ‘First Night of Funny’ on NYE
2017-12-26 08:03:12 By Joe Amarante. Published 12:00 am, Tuesday, December 26, 2017 A friend once wrote a book, “You Might as Well Laugh,” which could describe the allure of putting tumultuous 2017 to bed by indulging in a few yuks on New Year’s Eve. The Shubert Theatre again will host its “First Night of Funny” Sunday night, part of a multicity offering by producer Stand-up Global on NYE   Read More ...