• Sullivan & Son won’t return to TBS, had impressive three season run

    TBS will not renew Steve Byrne’s sitcom Sullivan & Son for a fourth season. Sullivan & Son averaged about 1.6 million viewers in its third season, losing more than 20% of its audience. The show from comedian Steve Byrne was one of TBS’ first successful original comedies. Byrne created the series about his character working in his family’s bar in Pittsburgh. The Irish/Korean comedian represented a new type of mixed-race

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    Bill Burr, Aziz Ansari headline Nashville’s first annual Wild West Comedy Festival

    The “Music City” is about to get a whole lot funnier. Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Productions and Outback Concerts present the first annual Wild West Comedy Festival in Nashville, TN. The four-day weekend May festival will feature an impressive line-up of stand-up comedians. Aziz Ansari, Bill Burr, Rodney Carrington, Dennis Miller, and BJ Novak are just a few of the names that will perform in the city’s iconic venues, including

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    The Laughspin Interview with Owen Benjamin

    Beyond the splintered sub genres of comedians (alternative, cringe, insult et al) there still lies straight-up stand-up comedians, those who stand onstage for one reason– to make you laugh and perhaps forget about the real world around you. Owen Benjamin is a proud part of that team. And that will become clear this Friday night when his first hour-long special High Five Til It Hurts premieres at midnight ET on

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    Comedian Steve Byrne sustains broken jaw, Sullivan & Son production halted for six weeks (Confirmed)

    UPDATE — 12:35 pm ET: Laughspin can independently confirm that Byrne did get into an altercation with a cab driver, wherein he sustained a broken jaw. Production, we’re told, will resume in six weeks or less. We want to wish Byrne a speedy recovery. —– When comedian Steve Byrne tweeted on March 30 that he “was working hard on season 2 of Sullivan & Son,” — he included a photo

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    Steve Byrne’s show ‘Sullivan & Son’ renewed for second season

    Comedian Steve Byrne’s well-received TBS sitcom Sullivan & Son has been re-upped for a second season. Averaging more than 2.5 million viewers every Thursday at 10 pm ET, it seemed a no-brainer for the comedy-centric cable network to allow for a sophomore season. Along with Byrne’s semi-autobiographical character – an attorney who returns to his home in Pittsburgh to run his family’s pub – the stand-up is joined by bellow

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    Will Steve Byrne and Vince Vaughn’s ‘Sullivan and Son’ be the next ‘Cheers?’

    In September we reported that TBS had inked a deal with comedian Steve Byrne and Vince Vaughn for the pair to develop a pilot called Sullivan and Son. And now, we can report that TBS has officially gave the show the green light, committing to at least 10 episodes set to premiere this summer. The show, semi-autobiographical for Byrne (pictured), centers around his character who decided to ditch his swanky

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    Vince Vaughn, Steve Byrne ink deal for TBS comedy show

    Looks like TBS is continuing to take its tagline, “Very funny,” very seriously. After nabbing Conan O’Brien last year and continuing to develop Tyler Perry’s many comedy projects, the cable network has ordered a new pilot from Vince Vaughn’s production company. Sullivan and Son will star stand-up comedian Steve Byrne as a former New York attorney who bails on the corporate life to take over a bar in Pittsburgh in

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    New Majority Comedy Tour kicks off June 3; Iglesias, Peters, Lampanelli and Byrne to perform

    Tickets for the first few shows of The New Majority Comedy Tour, arguably the biggest comedy tour of the year, are now on sale. In each town the tour hits, Russell Peters, Gabriel Iglesias, Lisa Lampanelli and Steve Byrne will perform. You can snag your tickets here.

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    Steve Byrne: Exclusive video interview

    By Matthew Gill and Becca Scheuer We’ve done something a little different here. Never before, in our nearly five years online, have we presented a video interview simultaneously with a traditional Q&A. But we’ve done it here. Call us crazy, call us in love with comedy; call us poor planners. Call us thorough. Comedian Steve Byrne’s new hour-long special (his second), The Byrne Identity premieres on Comedy Central on Sunday,

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    Kyle Cease comedy bootcamp adds comedic star power

    The Stand-up Bootcamp with Kyle Cease, a 60-hour intensive comedy workshop, opened enrollment this week. What makes this bootcamp unique is the group of established comics that have agreed to join Kyle Cease’s project. Louie Anderson, Jon Lovitz, Steve Byrne, Alonzo Bodden and John Heffron are just some of the stand-ups that will be involved. The workshop will help amateur comics with their stage presence and writing, and will give

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    Mitch Fatel, Doug Benson, more star in new G4 show

    Some of the top working stand-up comedians in the country will be starring in G4’s new TV series, The International Sexy Ladies Show. The show will air funny and provocative TV/DVD clips of women from Spain, Russia, Japan, Italy, and more. The clips will feature introductions and commentary from a panel of your favorite comedians: Doug Benson, Steve Byrne, John Caparulo, Mitch Fatel, Jo Koy, Sherrod Small, and the UK’s

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    Steve Byrne: Byrne Center

    With his very own one-hour Comedy Central special in the can, a major national comedy tour at full steam and a movie to shoot — not to mention a rabid fan base — comedian Steve (or Steben to his mom) Byrne is poised to become the breakthrough comedy star of 2008. On the heels of a successful showing at November’s Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Los Angeles-based comedian Steve Byrne is

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