• New season of John Oliver’s New York Standup Show will feature W. Kamau Bell, Paul F. Tompkins, Reggie Watts, more!

    Dear, readers in the New York tri-state area: Cancel your evening plans from June 3rd to June 5th (Instant Netflix will still be there when you get home) because John Oliver will be taping the fourth season of Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s New York Standup Show at Webster Hall and you can be there as a witness. Tickets are available through The Black List NYC. There will be three shows

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    Variety “comic to watch” Ali Wong lands role in Chelsea Handler comedy series

    The new NBC comedy based on the life of comedian Chelsea Handler and starring former That ’70s Show star Laura Prepon Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea has added emerging funny-woman Ali Wong to its revamped cast. Wong has been confirmed to play Bianca, a child of immigrant parents and best friend of Chelsea (Prepon) from grade school, according to Deadline. This is a landmark for the San Francisco

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    Fun Fun Fun Fest announces comedy lineup; Reggie Watts, Brian Posehn, Donald Glover and more scheduled to perform

    Austin City Limits and South by Southwest aren’t the only music fests in Austin, Texas– the hipster capital of the South. Fun Fun Fun Fest, a relatively new addition to the scene, has just announced their line-up – and it looks to be an insane mix of music and comedy. You can check out the entire list here, but some of the peeps representing the comedy stages during the fest’s

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    Some ladies get nasty, others get personal; Leggero, Bamford, Schumer rep well at Just For Laughs

    MONTREAL — “See, and you thought women weren’t funny! You probably got dragged here tonight, didn’t you?” Natasha Leggero, she of the rising star, killer comedian status, quipped loudly. The recipient, presumably a Republican-looking dude unfortunate enough to be seated in the front row, no doubt was enjoying himself, even if he’d had reservations coming in. (And I’m not talking about dinner for two.) One would have to possess the

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    Variety unveils its annual “10 Comics To Watch” list

    We know how much everyone loves lists! On the eve of Montreal’s New Faces showcase (starting tonight), Variety released its annual list of Top 10 Comics to Watch. Each year, Variety tends to be a great indicator of the industry’s best young stars in the world of comedy. So let’s take a look, shall we? Jerrod Carmichael, Los Angeles This 24-year old North Carolina native moved to LA in 2008

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    Comedians Mike Vecchione, Nate Bargatze, more expose the horrors of Cop Face Disorder

    Have you or a loved one been afflicted with Law Enforcia Phasia Disorder— more commonly known as Cop Face Disorder? Comedian Yannis Pappas, of Ditch Films, describes it as “a psychiatric condition that emanates from having a face that closely resembles a law enforcement official. It progressively consumes those who suffer from it.” And Carmine Spagnutto, who suffers from the worst case of Cop Face, says, “I don’t have a

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