• Grammy Nominations: Jim Gaffigan pre-congratulates Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle

    Grammy nominations were announced on Friday morning, including the contenders for Best Comedy Album. And there are plenty of big names up for the honor. Dave Chappelle, who won the 2018 Grammy in this category, is nominated for his album Equanimity & The Bird Revelation. He is up against the 2017 winner, Patton Oswalt, who is nominated for his album Annihilation. Oswalt jokingly tweeted Friday morning that he and his

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    Mike Birbiglia nominated for literary award in humor

    Comedian turned author and recent WTF with Marc Maron guest host Mike Birbiglia has been selected as a finalist for the 2011 Thurber Prize for American Humour. Thurber House, now in it’s 27th year will be presenting the award Oct. 3 in New York. In 2008, Birbiglia teamed up with award-winning director Seth Barrish and Broadway legend Nathan Lane on his one-man show Sleepwalk With Me. The show was nominated

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    Preview: North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival

    When the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival was conceived in 2001, its goal was modest: Its creators wanted to produce quality sketch shows for students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and local audiences. Since that time, the festival has grown exponentially and has become an integral part of the nation’s sketch comedy scene. This year, however, organizers decided to add a week of stand-up comedy to

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