• Comedy Central, American University team up for Laughter Lab initiative

    American University is partnering with Comedy Central to create Laughter Lab, and they want you to “yes and” social justice. “Yes, And… Laughter Lab, a new initiative seeking to help build and support collaborations between comedy people and social justice people, invites you to apply to pitch your project at the inaugural convening in New York City on Tuesday, June 11, 2019,” says the Laughter Lab website. The submission deadline

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    Ken Jeong seizure joke upsets Epilepsy Foundation

    Ken Jeong’s Netflix special, Ken Jeong: You Complete Me Ho, is getting some critical reviews—from the epilepsy community. In the comedian’s first-ever stand-up special, Jeong tells a story about a time he filmed a scene for Ride Along 2 with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. During the shoot, which took place in an Atlanta nightclub, somebody suffered a “severe generalized tonic-clonic seizure,” as Jeong, who used to be a practicing

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    Broad City surprises superfans during fifth and final season

    The final season of Broad City will have at least one shocking twist. A promotional video from Comedy Central depicts Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer posing as male crew members—facial hair and all—and surprising Broad City superfans. Producers told the fans they were just being interviewed about their love of the show. The clip shows a strong bond between the fans of the show and the stars. Glazer and Jacobson

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    Richard Pryor joins I Am docuseries on Paramount Network

    Richard Pryor is getting another documentary. I Am Richard Pryor will premiere March 15 on the Paramount Network. The doc will feature interviews from a number of current and former stand-up stars. The documentary stars Mike Epps, Lily Tomlin, Tiffany Haddish, his former agent Ron De Blasio, and widow Jennifer Lee Pryor—who also produced the film—among others. The film is part of the larger I Am series from Paramount. “I Am

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    Sebastian Maniscalco is extra expressive in Netflix trailer

    Netflix shared a trailer for Sebastian Maniscalco’s new stand-up special—and he is more expressive than ever.  Stay Hungry premieres on January 15 and Maniscalco will tackle spin classes, pregnancy photoshoots, and wedding dances. Maniscalco has been tearing up the comedy scene for over two decades with big act outs and an old-school Italian-American flair. He addresses everyday topics with exuberance and energy that few can even dream of matching. He is a

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    Kevin Hart apologizes (again) on SiriusXM show (Videos)

    Kevin Hart makes what will hopefully be the final commentary we hear about what…well, you all know. The comedian made another apology Monday night on his SiriusXM radio show Straight from The Hart following his appearance on Ellen. The show aired on Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Radio channel 96. “I will say this, and I want to make this very clear. And I’m going to say it just in case you

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    This Week at the Comedy Cellar shows off the unpolished part of stand-up comedy

    As the first season of This Week at the Comedy Cellar wraps up, the show has established itself as a true look at the craft of stand-up comedy. Sure, the show can be a little forced at times with the “comic’s table” banter, but it still illustrates a side of comedy that most people don’t get to see. On This Week at the Comedy Cellar, comedians get up and do

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    South Park will ‘Purge’ on Halloween (Video)

    Halloween is coming back to South Park as the series will premiere The Scoots—its eighth Halloween episode in 22 seasons. The new episode will deal, it seems, with the economics of trick-or-treating in a Purge-esque South Park. “This year, a revolution in mobility is changing Halloween for everyone,” said the Comedy Central website. “Chaos erupts, as every kid is out to get more candy than they have ever gotten before. Mr.

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    South Park teaser spells bad news for Butters (Video)

    South Park will take a shot at vaping in Tegridy Farms, a new episode airing tonight October 17 on Comedy Central. The episode will center around the lovable, but easily corruptible, Butters. “Butters is selling vape pens and all kinds of fruity-flavored vape accessories at school,” says the Comedy Central website. “Meanwhile, Randy decides he should move the family to the country and take up farming.” A clip of tonight’s

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    Amazon docuseries follows Just For Laughs New Faces hopefuls

    Amazon is set to release Inside Jokes, a six-part docuseries that captures the trials of getting selected for New Faces, a career-defining showcase at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal. The series, from Emmy Award-winning producer Jimmy Fox (United Shades of America), follows seven comedians as they go through the process of trying to make the cut. Amazon made the announcement through Twitter on Monday. 7 comedians from 2

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    Trevor Noah announces Loud and Clear arena tour

    Comedian Trevor Noah announced a 6-month, 28-city tour on Monday. The Loud and Clear tour will start in Toronto on January 11, 2019. Other major stops include, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, and Philadelphia. The first part of the tour comes to a close in Houston on June 22. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah host then has a three-month break and officially concludes his shows in Medford, MA on November 15.

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    Laugh Exchange app moves comedy game show to the afternoon (Exclusive)

    In the same week Bo Burnham said that comedy clubs should be “torn down,” the innovative mobile comedy app Laugh Exchange is altering its format to make the app more accessible. Laugh Exchange is moving the times of its show format from 8:00 p.m. EST to 12:30 p.m. EST on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in order to accommodate the schedules of its users, who previously had to wait until after 1:00

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