Late night round-up: The Tonight Show showcases James Veitch, Rachel Feinstein

Seth Meyers has a good excuse for not showcasing any stand-up comedians this week: Late Night with Seth Meyers has been on hiatus. Maybe Meyers used that vacation time to check out some indie comedy shows to find the next comic he wants to feature. Probably not, but maybe. It’s been two-and-a-half months since the SNL alum let a stand-up tell some jokes. What’s up with that? It was a

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Late night round-up: Rachel Feinstein, Dwayne Perkins

The late night landscape featured a couple of strong stand-up performances this week. Dwayne Perkins and Rache Feinstein delivered funny sets with tight jokes about family. Neither comedian is new to TV or should be new to you. Enjoy some more stand-up from these two comedy vets in this week’s late night round-up. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Late Night with Seth Meyers Late Show with Stephen Colbert Dwayne Perkins

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VIDEO: Laughspin Podcast with Robert Kelly, Rachel Feinstein, Kurt Metzger, Andrew Schulz

Since I started covering comedy in 2005 – when Laughspin was called Punchline Magazine – the world of comedy has exponentially grown in popularity. Back then there was a handful of comedy festivals in the United States; now, there’s well over 50. More comedians are headlining theaters and comedy programming on television is everywhere. It used to be Comedy Central, along with HBO and Showtime to a much lesser degree,

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Comedy Central orders second Amy Schumer sketch show

Amy Schumer has impressed Comedy Central so much with her sketch comedy series Inside Amy Schumer that the network thinks she can deliver another hit show. Comedy Central gave a pilot order to an untitled project starring stand-up comedian Rachel Feinstein, with Schumer serving as executive producer. The field-driven sketch show would put the Last Comic Standing finalist on the street using her character-based comedy to explore gender, class and

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Comedy Central’s ‘The Half-Hour’ premieres June 6 with Michael Che and Chris Distefano

Comedy Central’s stellar stand-up comedy series The Half-Hour kick off its third season Friday, June 6 at midnight ET with back-to-back comedy specials from comedians Chris Distefano and Michael Che. The quickly-rising Distefano appears on MTV and MTV2’s Guy Code, Girl Code and Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave (among other shows) and Che, a writer on Saturday Night Live, was recently announced as the newest correspondent on

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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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Moontower Comedy: Day 3, featuring Maria Bamford, Chelsea Peretti, Dana Gould, more! (Photos)

AUSTIN – First of all, major kudos are due to the organizers of the first annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest for refraining from naming their all-female stand-up show “Taco Party.” (It must have been especially hard to resist, considering that this lineup was arranged as an estrogenized counterpart to the “Sausage Fest” show.) But secondly, and even more importantly, hot damn, would ya look at that lineup? Jackie Kashian,

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Rachel Feinstein, Brendon Walsh, more featured as comedy innovators

Daily BR!NK, a site dedicated to profiling up and coming innovators — think Internet developers, quirky foodsmiths, activists, scientists and the like — dedicated a week to the types of folks we’re obsessed with 24/7– comedians. And they obviously did their research, choosing these five funny makers to feature: Brendon Walsh, Chelsea Peretti, Sara Schaefer, Rachel Feinstein and Ron Funches. I have to say, I enjoyed each of the interviews

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Watch Louis C.K. and friends contemplate busboy's life in "Louie" extra scene

With the premiere of the second season of Louie hitting FX this Thursday at 10:30 pm EST, the ever-giving Louis C.K. gifted the Internet mere moments ago with this extra scene from the first season of the show. Oh, and you should know that said first season is out on DVD and Blu-ray today. So, you should buy the shit out of that. Just click the image below. For now,

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Watch Amy Schumer try to sell her eggs; then buy her album, “Cutting”

Your next Grand Slam With Ham or Spam (America’s scam ham since 1937) breakfast may be made with Amy Schumer’s spare eggs, judging from the premise of the comedian’s video (also starring comedians Nikki Glaser and Rachel Feinstein) to promote her new album, Cutting. The comic needs cash, so Madame Ovary hatches an idea to sell her eggs. It’s a joke, of course, an amusing plea to purchase her album.

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It's a lady comic slumber party with Amy Schumer, Rachel Feinstein, Marina Franklin, Nikki Glaser

Comedian Amy Schumer late last week uploaded a pretty sweet video featuring herself and comedy pals Rachel Feinstein, Marina Franklin and Nikki Glaser, wherein we get to follow the gals around a twisted slumber party of sorts. The sketch is hilarious, but listen: it also addresses some pretty important social issues– like how can a Jew convince a black person to be friends with her? Or how to know you’ve

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VIDEO: Comedian Rachel Feinstein goes grandma on R&B star Ginuwine

Fast-rising comedian Rachel Feinstein recently debuted her stellar 30-minute stand-up special on Comedy Central; we’ll see her on the network again, thankfully, when she joins Amy Schumer, Marina Franklin and Nikki Glaser in what has been dubbed The Smarter Sex Stand-up Comedy Special. For now, we wanted to share this jokes.com exclusive video with you. If you’re familiar with Rachel’s stand-up at all, you know she’s a skilled character actress

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Video: a night in the life of comedian Rachel Feinstein

With her run on this past season of Last Comic Standing, New York comedian Rachel Feinstein proved she has what it takes to get big laughs out of a big, big, big audience. But with a larger fan-base comes a dramatic increase in the number of people who regularly ask the question, “what’s it like to be her?” The people at Asylum.com have attempted to answer this question by shadowing

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Comedy Matters with Judah Friedlander, Ralphie May and more

Comic Strip Xmas Party The truth is I liked my last column so much it was hard for me to start to write this one. That’s a dangerous thing for a writer to fall in love with his own stuff! Anyway, thanks to all of you who sent your condolences on my Mom. For the second year in a row, The Comic Strip had an amazing, kick-ass holiday party, and

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