Last Comic Standing’s Mike Vecchione talks new album, the comedy grind, more (Interview)

If you were sitting in a comedy club and saw Mike Vecchione get on stage without knowing anything about him, you’d think that a cop or a firefighter quit the force to do comedy. You might expect a “tough guy” voice or maybe something akin to a former frat guy telling you the funny ways to chug a beer. So the shock that your average audience member might experience hearing

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NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ off to great start, first semi-finalists announced

With judges Russell Peters, Roseanne and Keenen Ivory Wayans and host JB Smoove, Last Comic Standing made its triumphant return last night to NBC. And this time, with the guidance of executive producer Wanda Sykes, Last Comic Standing is being done right. In year’s past NBC went to great lengths in order to perpetuate the idea that all of the comedians participating were “up and coming,” whether they were in

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Watch: NBC’s Last Comic Standing first preview features JB Smoove and comedians you should know

NBC’s Last Comic Standing is slotted to return for its ninth season next month with new hosts, new judges and a new format. And the first teaser trailer  was just released! Executive producer Wanda Sykes has taken hold of the twice-cancelled stand-up comedy competition show. Comedian J.B. Smoove (pictured to the right) takes over hosting duties this summer when the show premieres on Thursday, May 22. The 40-second preview video

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Christian Finnegan shows you how to become an ‘A-hole’ (Video)

For the past few months Official Comedy has been teasing its viewers with short, exclusive clips from new stand-up specials from Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari and Jim Gaffigan. But now, they’re rolling out original programming. Up first: comedian Christian Finnegan stars in “You’re An A-Hole,” a helpful how-to series. In the first episode, comedian Mike Vecchione plays our sporty A-Hole. And, naturally, Finnegan walks you through all the crucial steps

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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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Kyle Kinane, Natasha Leggero among next comics shooting Comedy Central specials

Kyle Kinane

The latest season of Comedy Central Presents is set to begin taping this October. Tapings will be in New York City at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College from Oct. 14 – 17. The episodes are scheduled to air in 2011. The sixteen half-hour specials feature: Thursday October 14th, 6:00 PM Mike Vecchione, Matt Fulchiron Thursday, October 14th, 8:30 PM Kyle

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