• Nancherla, Wetterlund, Morril among impressive New Faces at Just For Laughs (Review)

    MONTREAL – Now in its 31st yeah, Montreal’s world famous Just For Laughs comedy festival is itself more a seasoned veteran than a fresh new face, but that doesn’t exclude a hopeful new crop of untested comic talents from the fest’s decidedly robust lineup. Each and every year, the “New Faces” show injects a bit of unfamiliar variance into a roster of the already established comedy elite, and while casual

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    Comedy community comes together to help comedian who suffered stroke

    Friends of Washington D.C. comedian Joe Deeley recently received word that he had suffered a stroke that left him with paralysis in his left side, and hospitalized for the foreseeable future. Like many working comedians, Joe does not have health insurance, and is sure to incur some very large hospital bills. A PayPal account has been set up to make donations in order to assist Joe in his recovery, and

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    Marc Maron, Harland Williams to play benefit show for late comic Angelo Bowers

    This coming Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Improv in Hollywood, Marc Maron, Harland Williams and more will perform at a show to benefit the family of late comedian Angelo Bowers, who died early Tuesday morning after sustaining injuries from a car crash caused by a drunk driver. He was 26. Ticket sales will also go to help paying comedian Josh Adam Meyers’ hospital bills. Meyers was in the car with

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    Comedian Angelo Bowers killed by drunk driver

    UPDATE: 1/4/11, 8:30 pm ET The Los Angeles Police Department released a statement explaining that a 21-year-old drunk driver crashed his 2010 Toyota Matrix into the car comedians Angelo Bowers and Josh Adam Meyers were in — a 1995 Jeep Wrangler — at about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday. All three were taken to hospitals. The driver of the Toyota is expected to be charged with murder once his condition improves. You

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