| Nov 18, 2011
| 4:35 PM
L.A.-based rapper Open Mike Eagle picks his current five favorite comedians....
| May 23, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Tickets to see Judd Apatow's benefit for 826LA aren't cheap - but hey, it's a benefit....
| Nov 19, 2013
By any standards, Chicago-area native Cameron Esposito has had a busy year. Since she and her fiancee, fellow comedian Rhea Butcher, moved to Los Angeles in September 2012, Esposito has debuted on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," where Ferguson...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:30 PM
With some 175 comedians lined up to perform across more than 50 shows, the New York Comedy Festival is all about funny business. But its impact is no laughing matter.
That Kevin Hart standup pic -- "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain," the one that grossed...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 11:25 AM
No joke. A new comedy club is opening up inside a movie theater in Hollywood.
In the latest effort by exhibitors to reinvent themselves and draw new patrons, the Chinese 6 Theatre complex is partnering with veteran comedy producers Jeru Tillman and...
| 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....
| May 8, 2013
| 10:22 AM
TBS Just For Laughs Chicago has added Russell Brand, Pete Holmes, Paul F. Tompkins, Brian Posehn, Doug Benson, Todd Glass, Scott Adsit, Kevin Dorff, Jon Glaser, TJ & Dave, Horatio Sanz, Matt Walsh, Brad Morris and Joe Nunez to its festival line-up....
| Apr 24, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Online comedy network My Damn Channel inked a production and sales partnership with digital media firm Blip, under which the duo will share exclusive first-run distribution for four original comedies.
The four skeins include new seasons of two popular My...
| 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...