| Sep 4, 2013
FXX gets its game face on tonight with the launch of new seasons of three hit shows: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and late-night talker Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell, which is going from weekly to nightly. It's Always Sunny in...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:01 AM
Dear Maria Bamford, the comics of Orlando want you in Central Florida.
In a video posted to OrlandWantsBamford.com, a group of Orlando comics plead with the actress/comedienne known for her roles on "Arrested Development" and "Louie" to headline the...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
While this year's New York Comedy Festival features a panel called Women Aren't Funny: Debunking the Myth, it's the festival itself that is shredding the myth: It kicks off with the second annual Hersterical all-female bill and also features the "Time Out...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 10:33 AM
As soon as Maria Bamford bows and exits the stage at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago Thursday night where she is headlining, the stand-up comic veteran will — to use surfer language — “ride the wave.” That is to say that the joy...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
USA Network has set Oct. 28 as the premiere date for its latest original comedy series, "Benched."
The half-hour from ABC Studios will air in the 10:30 p.m. slot behind USA's comedic reality series "Chrisley Knows Best." USA's Tuesday comedy block is...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Central Florida's unsung comedians have been perfecting their jokes for more than three years. If you hear a lot of laughter in the air this weekend, join in: The punch line is about to arrive.
Orlando's underground stand-up scene rises up at the...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 12:46 PM
This week, Todd Barry is performing at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville, a newish Connecticut rock club whose focus is, like many rock clubs, expanded to include comedy.
In 2005, the standup documentary “The Comedians of Comedy” included...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Literary fisticuffs abound at Write Club, where opponents duke it out with lightning-fast essays on pre-assigned, opposing topics. But is it really literature as blood sport?
"The stakes are real," says founder and self-proclaimed overlord Ian Belknap....
| Mar 28, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Chris Hardwick is a busy guy. He runs the popular podcast and website The Nerdist and travels the county doing standup. Last fall, his "Talking Dead," the popular aftershow in which he and guests dissect each episode of "The Walking Dead," grew to an...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 7:37 AM
After the coffee. Before becoming way overexposed.
The Skinny: I'm on a standup comedy kick right now, with Maria Bamford's new album playing on Spotify as I write this. Friday's headlines include box offices previews and the return of cigarette...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Seth Meyers and Hannibal Buress are coming home for the fifth annual TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival in June.
Evanston native Meyers, who runs the "Saturday Night Live" writers' room and "Weekend Update," is one of the festival's anchors--get...