• Conan O’Brien pop-up comedy club joins New York Comedy Festival line-up

    Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco and TBS are bringing TEAMCOCOHOUSE to this year’s 15th Annual New York Comedy Festival, a few months after premiering their hit pop-up comedy club at the San Diego Comic-Con this past July. Starting November 7 at Sony Hall, TEAMCOCOHOUSE will feature three days of stand-ups, podcasts, musical acts, magicians, and more all hand-picked by Conan O’Brien himself. Big names include Tig Notaro, Craig Robinson, Chris Gethard, and Sasheer Zamata.

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    Tig Notaro massive internal bleeding cause for hospitalization (Video)

    Tig Notaro collapsed and was rushed to the hospital on Nov. 7 after performing in Philadelphia, where doctors found a cyst had burst causing “massive” internal bleeding, the comedian told her fans earlier today. This news comes days after Notaro was forced to cancel a string of tour dates due to what has just been described as a hospitalization. Below is Notaro’s complete Facebook message: dearest humans- it is me,

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    Tig Notaro hospitalized days after topless performance at New York Comedy Festival

    Comedian Tig Notaro had to cancel two shows this weekend after being hospitalized for an unknown “medical emergency.” Notaro’s Saturday show at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre was canceled according to her Facebook page and then yesterday’s show at Paramount Theatre in Denver was also pulled. According to an AEG Live press release, “She will be all right but has to cancel the [Denver] show.” Tig Notaro has had a history with

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    Tig Notaro Live in Austin (Review)

    AUSTIN – In a paradoxical municipality like Austin, Texas, where small-town mentality seems to prevail even as the city itself continues to balloon, it’s easy to see how a personality like Tig Notaro’s would sell out tickets like a scalper on Super Bowl Sunday. To begin with, Tig is excessively weird – and of course, we mean that as the highest imaginable compliment. As a stand-up, her style has long

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    Bill Cosby, Marc Maron, Amy Schumer headline 2014 New York Comedy Festival

    The New York Comedy Festival, in association with Comedy Central, has announced its star-studded line-up for this year’s festival. Comedy favorites Marc Maron, Amy Schumer & Maria Bamford share the bill with legendary stand-up comedian Bill Cosby (whose new NBC sitcom recently finalized negotiations). The 11th annual New York Comedy Festival features some of comedy’s biggest stars in New York City’s greatest venues. The event will bring over 200 comedians

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    Recording Academy still nominating Kathy Griffin for Grammys, for some reason

    The Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences have once again, despite the huge amount of quality stand-up released in 2013, felt it necessary to laud Kathy Griffin in the best comedy album category. It’s the sixth year in a row they’ve done so. Griffin’s album this year Calm Down Gurrl, not unlike many of her previous “albums,” is simply one giant audio track extracted from her most recent stand-up special

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    Sarah Silverman releases failed NBC pilot Sarah 313 (Video)

    Were you sad to hear that the Sarah Silverman pilot for NBC wasn’t picked up? So were we. The pilot show, called Susan 313, follows a painfully-optimistic Sarah after a failed relationship moving back into her old apartment. The episode featured comedic talents Harris Wittels (Parks and Recreation writer), June Diane Raphael (NTSF:SD:SUV), and stand-up Tig Notaro. Silverman posted the pilot episode to her YouTube page. 20th Century Fox, who

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    Tig Notaro fields questions from teenaged girls in “Ask a Grown Woman” (Video)

    Comedienne Tig Notaro has had ups and downs over the past two years. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer back in July 2012 and had a double mastectomy. She then bounced back and had a stellar year with her inspiring album Live and writing gig on Inside Amy Schumer. Notaro recently recorded a segment of Rookie Magazine’s “Ask a Grown Woman,” which has grown viral via the positivity-driven Upworthy.com.

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    Humble Bundle does comedy with Maria Bamford, Patrice O’Neal, Hannibal Buress, more

    Ever since Louis C.K. self released Live at the Beacon Theater in December of 2011, the way in which comedy fans consume laughs at home has been ever-changing. Comedians like Jim Gaffigan and Aziz Ansari followed C.K. with the direct-to-fan model and still others (and ultimately C.K., Gaffigan and Ansari as well) found balance in a hybrid approach, wherein self-released projects happily co-existed with traditional distribution methods. In other words,

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    Comedy album releases for July 30, 2013

    Editor’s note: This is a weekly feature on Laughspin.com in partnership with Pandora Comedy. Today is comedy album release day! These three albums are now available to the general public, much as Richard Nixon’s Watergate tapes were in 1974—only time will tell if these comics are as hilarious as America’s 37th president. • Stewart Huff: I Don’t Think I Believe Us (On Tour Records) • Jen Murphy: Size Does Matter

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    Tig Notaro embraces the little moments during her solo show at Just For Laughs (Review)

    MONTREAL — Tig Notaro is a comedic force, and has been for years. But it wasn’t until her recent brush with aggressive breast cancer (for which she underwent a double mastectomy), and the masterful, deeply personal stand-up work which resulted, that Notaro really became acknowledged by the on-the-beaten-path folks. Accompanied by a stellar opening act, Montreal-ian Deanne Smith (who says of so-called feminazi-ism: “what, are we all going to be

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    Comedian Tig Notaro plans road trip documentary for Showtime (Video)

    Tig Notaro is looking to step off the comedy club stage and into someone’s living room– or basement, rooftop, or wherever you want her to perform. It’s all for her documentary set to air on Showtime. But before you get too excited about having Notaro perform stand-up while you sit in your favorite chair, there’s just one thing you have to do first. Go to tigroadtrip.com and fill out a

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    Watch Tig Notaro’s field piece for ‘Conan’ and also pre-order extended version of her album ‘Live’

    Tig Notaro hasn’t publicly announced her new Los Angeles tour, but if you go into a random furniture depot or gas station you may see the comedienne haggling with an employee to hang up her headshot. With the help of Team Conan, Notaro filmed a segment capturing her trek from random copy centers to random diners pleading with the establishments to hang up a picture of the smiling comedian. It’s

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    Tig Notaro talks cancer, career, Louis C.K. and more (Audio interviews)

    Due to some unfortunate circumstances surrounding her personal life, comedian Tig Notaro’s profile has been on the rise the last few weeks. It’s a blessing and a curse, of course. Well before she contracted pneumonia and an intestine-eating bacteria and before her mother died tragically and before she was diagnosed with Stage-2 breast cancer and then endured a double mastectomy, Notaro was one of the comedy world’s finest voices. And

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    Louis C.K.’s message about Tig Notaro’s new album ‘Live’

    As we mentioned earlier, Tig Notaro’s new album Live was released today through Louis C.K’s official website. C.K. just sent out a message to those on his mailing list explaining why exactly he thought it was so important the masses heard the 30-minute set in which Notaro revealed she was diagnosed with stage-2 breast cancer. You can purchase the album here. Below is C.K.’s message: Greetings to the people and

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