COMEDY NEWS COVERAGE


UG! COMEDY SHOW!! is Back for Feb. 21st, 2017 ed. UG! COMEDY SHOW!! is Back for Feb. 21st, 2017 ed.
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2017

Todd Montesi & Richard James present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG! guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials! So ... (more...)
PHIT Comedy to Debut Family-Friendly Show FINDERS KEEPERS PHIT Comedy to Debut Family-Friendly Show FINDERS KEEPERS
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2017

PHIT Comedy has created a series of family-friendly shows so that youth can see live, improvised comedy shows in Center City Philadelphia. The show is called 'Finders Keepers.' Joe Tuzzi directs the cast which includes instructors from the PHIT Comedy Kids & Teens program.... (more...)
Women in Comedy Festival and ImprovBoston Present JELLY: The Untelevised Comedy Variety Show Women in Comedy Festival and ImprovBoston Present JELLY: The Untelevised Comedy Variety Show
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2017

While men have been in the national comedy scene spotlight for decades, the folks at the Women in Comedy Festival (WICF) and ImprovBoston stay committed to showcasing the extraordinary contributions of women right here in Boston. Featuring women across all comedic platforms - from improvisation to s... (more...)
THE ANXIETY SHOW Has A New Take on Comedy THE ANXIETY SHOW Has A New Take on Comedy
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2017

There are wonderful people in this world who grew up with the perfect amount of emotional nurturance, who live simple lives, have excellent boundaries, and have managed to keep an even keel despite a distorted society. These people cannot understand why anyone would act irrationally, especially when... (more...)
Things Are About to Get Real with Marc Maron 3/2 at The Ridgefield Playhouse Things Are About to Get Real with Marc Maron 3/2 at The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2017

Marc Maron is coming to town! The alt stand-up comedian and host of the popular WTF Podcast with Marc Maron is bringing his brand new "Too Real Tour" to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, March 2 at 8 p.m. as part of the Barts Tree Service Comedy Series.  The veteran stand-up comic, podcast trail... (more...)
The Second City to Present EVERYTHING IS GREAT AGAIN! The Second City to Present EVERYTHING IS GREAT AGAIN!
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2017

The Second City will present the 79th Mainstage Revue, EVERYTHING IS GREAT AGAIN opening Tuesday, March 14, 2017 for an extended engagement.... (more...)
LITERATI: A Comedy Show About the Greatest American Novels Never Written Comes to New York LITERATI: A Comedy Show About the Greatest American Novels Never Written Comes to New York
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2017

Hosts Colin O'Brien (Just For Laughs New Faces 2016, Adult Swim) and Michael Wolf (Comedy Central, MTV) have read upwards of one books between the two of them and now they want to share that love of literature with you! Literati is a night of comedians in character performing hilarious readings. Sop... (more...)
ImprovBoston to Present 12th Annual College Comedy Festival ImprovBoston to Present 12th Annual College Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2017

In this comedy battle for the beanpot, the funniest team wins. From February 16-18, 14 New England-area college improv teams flood ImprovBoston to dish out laughs, connect, and push the boundaries of funny in the 12th Annual College Comedy Festival (CCF).... (more...)
TRIPLE THREAT Returns to Triple Door Mainstage TRIPLE THREAT Returns to Triple Door Mainstage
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2017

TRIPLE THREAT w/ Kimball Allen, the 90-minute Seattle variety talk show, is coming back to the Triple Door mainstage on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017, for another all-star lineup of performances including:... (more...)
Applications Now Open for 6th ANNUAL CHICAGO WOMEN'S FUNNY FESTIVAL Applications Now Open for 6th ANNUAL CHICAGO WOMEN'S FUNNY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2017

 Stage 773 Director of Theatre Management Jill Valentine and co-producer Liz McArthur are happy to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 6th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, taking place June 15 through June 18.  The Chicago Women's Funny Festival features all comedic art f... (more...)
WHAT'S YOUR DAMAGE? Comes to The Grand WHAT'S YOUR DAMAGE? Comes to The Grand
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2017

Every month Sachi Ezura and Halle Kiefer host a stand-up/storytelling show that asks performers, 'What, exactly, is your damage?' Comics ruminate on the middle school humiliations, dating embarrassments and family drama that haunt them to this day, and that make them the weird, wonderful people they... (more...)
'PAUL FEIG: An Interview by Bruce McCulloch' Set for First Annual TOsketchfest 'PAUL FEIG: An Interview by Bruce McCulloch' Set for First Annual TOsketchfest
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2017

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (TOsketchfest) has announced their final round of programming including PAUL FEIG: An Interview by Bruce McCulloch, and the first annual TOsketchfest Film Festival.... (more...)
OSFUG to Perform Bi-Monthly Show at UCB Chelsea OSFUG to Perform Bi-Monthly Show at UCB Chelsea
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2017

On February 20, 2017, the New York-based OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show will perform their bi-monthly show at UCB Chelsea (307 West 26th Street in Manhattan) at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $7. Every month OSFUG puts on a new half hour of super short, wildly funny sketches for a refreshingly brisk yet ... (more...)
New National Tour Dates Announced for Jen Kirkman New National Tour Dates Announced for Jen Kirkman
by BWW News Desk - February 14, 2017

Comedian Jen Kirkman is poised for another round of tour dates around North America for her 'All New Material Girl' tour of 2017, fresh off the heels of her latest Netflix special Just Keep Livin'? After appearances on CONAN, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, HARRY, and her Netflix special, Jen Ki... (more...)
National Comedy Theatre presents 5,000th Show in San Diego! National Comedy Theatre presents 5,000th Show in San Diego!
by BWW News Desk - February 14, 2017

National Comedy Theatre (NCT), San Diego's professional Improv Comedy Theatre located in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego since 1999 announces its 5,000 show in San Diego! NCT has been an active part of the San Diego arts scene for over 18 years.... (more...)
ImprovBoston to Present THORNS on Valentine's Day ImprovBoston to Present THORNS on Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - February 14, 2017

Anyone who believes 'tis better to have loved and lost' has clearly never had their heart ripped out of their chest and stomped into the ground. ImprovBoston presents the hilarity of heartbreak and the funny to be found in falling in love in Thorns, a unique, one night only variety show on Valentine... (more...)
LPR Announces Buke and Gase Improvisation Series and Residency at Union Pool LPR Announces Buke and Gase Improvisation Series and Residency at Union Pool
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2017

(Le) Poisson Rouge is proud to announce the Buke and Gase residency live at Union Pool. Every Tuesday of March 2017, indie rock outfit Buke and Gase will be hosting an evening of experimental music alongside a new set of guests every week. Tickets are $10-$12 and can be purchased via TicketFly.com... (more...)
ImprovBoston Presents FLICKS! The Oscars Parody Show ImprovBoston Presents FLICKS! The Oscars Parody Show
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2017

The extravagance of the Oscars is ridiculous. It's so ridiculous, in fact, that ImprovBoston will parody the annual awards ceremony for laughs on February 24th with the debut of FLICKS! The Oscars Parody Show. The live performance takes the stage two days before Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 2017 Oscars.... (more...)
PHIT Comedy to Debut Family-Friendly Show FINDERS KEEPERS PHIT Comedy to Debut Family-Friendly Show FINDERS KEEPERS
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2017

PHIT Comedy has created a series of family-friendly shows so that youth can see live, improvised comedy shows in Center City Philadelphia. The show is called 'Finders Keepers.' Joe Tuzzi directs the cast which includes instructors from the PHIT Comedy Kids & Teens program.... (more...)
ImprovBoston to Present 12th Annual College Comedy Festival ImprovBoston to Present 12th Annual College Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2017

In this comedy battle for the beanpot, the funniest team wins. From February 16-18, 14 New England-area college improv teams flood ImprovBoston to dish out laughs, connect, and push the boundaries of funny in the 12th Annual College Comedy Festival (CCF).... (more...)
Uproar Entertainment Releases Stand-up Comedy CD By Alex Elkin Uproar Entertainment Releases Stand-up Comedy CD By Alex Elkin
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2017

Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of 'Live From Las Vegas' by Alex Elkin. Comedian Alex Elkin has a comedy style that is unique and true to himself. He is unapologetic, says what he thinks, delivers the unexpected, and knows what funny is.... (more...)
TRANSPLANTS COMEDY SHOW To Joke About Hometowns TRANSPLANTS COMEDY SHOW To Joke About Hometowns
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2017

Transplants Comedy Show by stand up comics who are not New Yorkers telling jokes about NYC and their hometowns, telling stories of where they came from and the journey that led them here.... (more...)
Youtube Star Chris Fleming to Appear at Hunter College's Kaye Playhouse Youtube Star Chris Fleming to Appear at Hunter College's Kaye Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2017

YouTube star Chris Fleming, best known for his series GAYLE, appears at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (695 Park Avenue, 68th St. btw Park & Lex.) with a brand-new stand-up show today, February 11th at 8:00pm.... (more...)
The Boch Center and Live Nation Announce Comedian Lewis Black The Boch Center and Live Nation Announce Comedian Lewis Black
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2017

The Boch Center and Live Nation announced today that comedian Lewis Black will perform at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre on Today, February 10, 2017 at 8:00PM as part of his Rant, White & Blue tour. Tickets go on sale to the general public Today, November 18, 2016 at 10:00AM.... (more...)
Comedian Bobby Collins to Bring Humor to the Human Condition at Mayo Center Comedian Bobby Collins to Bring Humor to the Human Condition at Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2017

Comedian Bobby Collins comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center today, February 10, 2017 at 8 pm.... (more...)