• Kathleen Madigan, Judy Gold prove a perfect double bill at Just For Laughs

    MONTREAL – With the venerable Judy Gold acting as opener, Kathleen Madigan’s headlining show could really have been a double bill for outstanding, fiery comics in peak form. As arbiters of bitingly hilarious, personalized comedy, the two women have been flexing powerful comic muscles for decades now, and it’s refreshing to see that neither has lost steam as the years have gone on. Taking the stage first for an unarguably

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    Russell Peters, Jim Gaffigan, Amy Schumer, Bill Burr want you to donate to Ted Alexandro’s Kickstarter campaign! (Video)

    Comedian Ted Alexandro gave us all a tease of what his stellar Web series Teachers Lounge may look like. Now, with good friend and co-creator Hollis James, he’s trying to make even more episodes of the show. Alexandro and James have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 to create a complete a 10-episode first season. Teachers Lounge stars the two as a music teacher (Alexandro) and a janitor (James)

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    Lewis Black, Ted Alexandro, Judah Friedlander and more team up for Teachers Lounge (Video)

    Here’s a little piece of exciting comedy news: comedian Ted Alexandro and longtime creative partner Hollis James have created a series called Teachers Lounge, wherein Ted and Hollis play best friends, a music teacher and janitor, respectively. In order to survive the repetitive nature of their jobs at a New York City elementary school, the two escape to the teachers lounge as often as possible. Sidenote: Both Ted and Hollis

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    Nickelodeon to launch comedy programming dedicated to mothers

    Anchored by the re-launched NickMom.com and a 26-episode stand-up comedy series that spans four cities, Nickelodeon will debut a 4-hour block of comedy programming on Oct. 1, set to air on their Nick Jr channel. NickMom Night Out will feature stand-up showcases hosted by the likes of Tisha Campbell-Martin in Los Angeles, Judy Gold in New York City, Caroline Rhea (pictured above) in Orlando and Bonnie McFarlane in Chicago. Other

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    Comedian Judy Gold to debut new theater show, ‘My Life As A Sitcom’

    When I was young, I used to hope that someday I’d have a TV show. I never got far enough to actually express what that show would be about, but I figured I’d worry about that after I signed my multimillion dollar contract. Flawless plan, I know. A new theatrical production, The Judy Show: My Life As A Sitcom arises from that same spirit of hoping for a TV show.

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    Greg Giraldo family benefit presale begins tomorrow

    As we reported earlier this week, there will be an all-star comedy show at the Beacon Theater in New York on Feb. 9 to benefit the family of Greg Giraldo. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Saturday. However, we just confirmed that there will be a presale beginning tomorrow. You need to go to this link and use the promo code HECOMEDY. The show starts at 8

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    Photo fun: The Punchline Magazine 3rd anniversary show

    PHOTOS by KEVIN DUFFY, Kevin Duffy Photography Two nights ago, Punchline Magazine celebrated its 3rd anniversary with an amazing show at Comix in New York. Some of the country’s biggest and best comedians came together onstage to perform in support of the magazine; Greg Giraldo, Tom Papa, Judy Gold, Christian Finnegan, Robert Kelly, Laurie Kilmartin, Pete Dominick and Ray Ellin were all there. For most of our readers not in

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    Video interview: A Tight Five with Judy Gold

    In our historic 10th episode of our weekly video series A Tight Five, we chat with the incredibly talented, incredibly versatile comedian Judy Gold. In the interview, Gold talks about being a divorced lesbian mother to two boys, how ugly male comics still get laid on the road and she even calls someone off camera “cunty.” Her long running one-woman show 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother — also a

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