• TV Guide Network reveals upcoming lineup for their all-female stand-up comedy series

    In March, the TV Guide Network announced its upcoming show Standup in Stilettos, a new stand-up showcase series hosted by The Office co-star Kate Flannery (above), for 10 episodes. The series will feature female comedians exclusively. “StandUp in Stilettos will offer viewers fresh comedy programming with some of the best-known celebrities in Hollywood today, as well as up-and-coming talent,” says TV Guide Network chairman Allen Shapiro. Today the network announced

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    Comedy Matters with Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and more

    TRIBUTE TO MARJORIE GURIAN This column will be kind of a double column due to the sudden passing of my beloved Mom, Marjorie Gurian, right at the time my last column was due. It just kind of rocked me, and brought home the concept that all we have is today. [caption id=”attachment_4784″ align=”aligncenter” width=”350″ caption=”Marjorie Gurian and her son, me. on her 81st birthday. I took her to see Jewtopia.

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    Comedian Lynne Koplitz pitches for Midol

    We’d like to think of this as yet another piece of proof that the national stand-up comedy scene is stronger than ever. It seems Midol, the over-the-counter medication that helps alleviates menstrual cramps, aches and bloating, has enlisted veteran comedian Lynne Koplitz to help sell their product. Check out another stand-up comedy Midol commercial after the jump. (more…)

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    Just For Laughs: Montreal's comedy fest in its 26th year

    Just For Laughs in Montreal is where every comedian aspires to perform and where every comedy fan enjoys the fruit of those comics’ labor. Last week began the English-speaking portion of Just For Laughs in Montreal, the largest and longest running comedy festival in the world. The 26th year of the fest continues throughout this week with performances by the likes of Tom Papa, Patrice O’Neal Greg Giraldo, Nick DiPaolo,

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