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Tig Notaro Coming to Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, 5/26 Tig Notaro Coming to Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Comic Tig Notaro, presented by Dr. Phillips Center in association with Foundation Presents, will perform Tuesday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater.  Tickets may be purchased by calling the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Box Office at 445 Magnoli... (more...)
Natasha Leggero & Bobby Slayton to Offer Comedy Sets, 5/28 Natasha Leggero & Bobby Slayton to Offer Comedy Sets, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian whose garnered attention across film, television and the web.  Leggero created, wrote, produced and will star in the upcoming Comedy Central sitcom, Another Period. The series will premiere on June 23, running for 10 weeks and... (more...)
Jeff Ross Presents One-Night Performance at Fox Theater at Foxwoods, 6/5 Jeff Ross Presents One-Night Performance at Fox Theater at Foxwoods, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Comix at Foxwoods presents comedy icon and king of the celebrity roast, Jeff Ross for a one-night-only performance at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Nora Burns in HOUSE OF TARDS at Stonewall Inn BWW Interviews: Nora Burns in HOUSE OF TARDS at Stonewall Inn
by Marina Kennedy - May 20, 2015

'HOUSE OF TARDS' by the comic trio Unitard will play two more shows at Stonewall Inn on Thursday, May 21st and Thursday, May 28th at 8:00 pm. We interviewed Nora Burns, one of the performers and founding members of the group.... (more...)
VIDEO: Mike Epps Talks Portraying Richard Pryor in New Biopic on LATE NIGHT VIDEO: Mike Epps Talks Portraying Richard Pryor in New Biopic on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

Mike Epps stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about portraying Richard Pryor in HBO's upcoming 'Bessie.' Check out clips from the appearance below!... (more...)
Tom Cotter Coming to Comedy Works Landmark Village, 6/25-27 Tom Cotter Coming to Comedy Works Landmark Village, 6/25-27
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Comedian Tom Cotter has taken the comedy scene by storm since finishing as runner-up and becoming the Breakout Star from Season 7's America's Got Talent.  (He lost to a dog act, but don't hold that against him.)  Tom was the first comedian ever to be a finalist on the show and was the highest finish... (more...)
HBO to Premiere New Comedy Series THE BRINK, 6/21 HBO to Premiere New Comedy Series THE BRINK, 6/21
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2015

The show's ten-episode season begins SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.... (more...)
Seth MacFarlane to Receive CRITICS CHOICE LOUIS XIII Genius Award Seth MacFarlane to Receive CRITICS CHOICE LOUIS XIII Genius Award
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced that Seth MacFarlane, creator of long-running Emmy Award-winning TV series Family Guy and the Emmy Award-winning series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, will receive the Critics' Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award... (more...)
HBO to Exclusively Premiere Andy Samberg's 7 DAYS IN HELL, 7/11 HBO to Exclusively Premiere Andy Samberg's 7 DAYS IN HELL, 7/11
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2015

HBO's exclusive presentation of 7 DAYS IN HELL will debut SATURDAY, JULY 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), during the first weekend of this year's Wimbledon tournament.... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Talks Inhumane Chicken Farming on Last Night's LAST WEEK VIDEO: John Oliver Talks Inhumane Chicken Farming on Last Night's LAST WEEK
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2015

In the clip below, Oliver explains how chicken farming can be unfair, punishing, and inhumane. And not just for the chickens!... (more...)
THE TRAINWRECK COMEDY TOUR to Kick Off in Boston Next Month THE TRAINWRECK COMEDY TOUR to Kick Off in Boston Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Universal Pictures and CrowdRise today announced the launch of the upcoming 'The Trainwreck Comedy Tour,' presented by Live Nation, a tour of some of the greatest comics of this generation, which kicks off at Boston's The Wilbur on June 14, and concludes in Los Angeles at The Wiltern on June 21.... (more...)
Comedian Steven Wright Set for Patchogue Theatre's Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Benefit, 6/23 Comedian Steven Wright Set for Patchogue Theatre's Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Benefit, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Academy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated comedian STEVEN WRIGHT to perform live at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) on Saturday, June 23, at 8:30 p.m., presented by the Rotary Club of Patchogue in conjunction with the Island Outreach Foundation. Rotary Club of Patchogue's ann... (more...)
Paula Poundstone to Return to The Orleans Showroom, 6/19-20 Paula Poundstone to Return to The Orleans Showroom, 6/19-20
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Comedian, actress, author, mother and cat-lover Paula Poundstone will return to The Orleans Showroom with her wry observational humor and versatile stand-up comedy act on June 19 and 20.... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Chats Mother's Day & More on Last Night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT VIDEO: John Oliver Chats Mother's Day & More on Last Night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2015

HBO continued its satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, as well as addressing broader issues with a new edition of LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER on SUNDAY, MAY 10... (more...)
Paula Poudstone to Perform at Bay Street Theater, 5/23 Paula Poudstone to Perform at Bay Street Theater, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Bay Street Theater has announced MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND with PAULA POUNDSTONE, May 23 at 8 pm. To purchase tickets, log on to www.baystreet.org or call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 Tuesday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm. The Box Office will be open 7 days a week beginning Memorial Day weekend. This special... (more...)
Comedian Nick DiPaolo to Bring Stand-Up to The Ridgefield Playhouse, 7/18 Comedian Nick DiPaolo to Bring Stand-Up to The Ridgefield Playhouse, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2015

The comic's comic, Nick DiPaolo is a regular on the Comedy Central Roasts, Howard Stern Show and Opie and Anthony and was in the film Beer League. The very funny Nick DiPaolo is bringing his stand-up show to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, July 18, at 8 p.m.... (more...)
Tom Papa to Play Comedy Works Landmark Village, 6/11-13 Tom Papa to Play Comedy Works Landmark Village, 6/11-13
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2015

With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa has found success in film, television and radio as well as on the live stage.  Laughspin.com named Tom's second hour stand-up special, Tom Papa: Freaked Out, one of the “10 Best Comedy Albums” of 2013.  Tom's first hour special, Tom Papa Live ... (more...)
Bridgetown Comedy Festival to Feature Comedy Dynamics President Bridgetown Comedy Festival to Feature Comedy Dynamics President
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2015

Comedy Dynamics president Brian Volk-Weiss will be a panelist at the eighth annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival this weekend. The Panel, titled 'Finding Your Audience in 2015' will be free to comedians, writers, podcasters, and entertainment producers and take place at 12 noon on Saturday, May 9th, at... (more...)
Chris Rock to Direct Amy Schumer's First HBO Comedy Special from Apollo Theater Chris Rock to Direct Amy Schumer's First HBO Comedy Special from Apollo Theater
by TV News Desk - May 07, 2015

Amy Schumer is set to headline her first HBO comedy special, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. The special, which debuts later this year, will tape at the Apollo Theater in New York on May 29 and will be directed by Chris Rock.... (more...)
Mike Myers, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Neil Patrick Harris, Margaret Cho and More Set for 2015 Just For Laughs Festival Mike Myers, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Neil Patrick Harris, Margaret Cho and More Set for 2015 Just For Laughs Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2015

The 33rd edition of the Just For Laughs Festival, presented by Videotron in association with Loto-Québec, is back and bigger than ever!... (more...)
Janeane Garofalo Coming to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 5/31 Janeane Garofalo Coming to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2015

Comedian Janeane Garofalo comes to the intimate Scherr Forum Theatre, Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm.... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Highlights from Last Night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER VIDEO: Watch Highlights from Last Night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER
by TV News Desk - May 04, 2015

Last night, HBO continued its satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, as well as addressing broader issues on LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER.... (more...)
Bobby Slayton Heading to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 5/28-30 Bobby Slayton Heading to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 5/28-30
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2015

A true 'comic's comic,' Bobby Slayton, often referred to as 'The Pitbull of Comedy,' has been performing his own intense style of stand-up comedy for over 20 years, becoming one of the best known, respected, and energetic comics working today. Acclaimed as 'Armed and Dangerous' by the NY Daily News ... (more...)
The Kids in the Hall to Make Treasure Island Debut, 6/5 The Kids in the Hall to Make Treasure Island Debut, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2015

Notorious Canadian sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall will hit the Mystere stage at Treasure Island Friday, June 5 at 9 p.m., in the group's first tour in six years.... (more...)
Jim Gaffigan Coming to the State Theatre, 11/6-7 Jim Gaffigan Coming to the State Theatre, 11/6-7
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2015

Jim Gaffigan, the Grammy-nominated comedian, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer and soon-to-be star of 'The Jim Gaffigan Show' will perform two shows at the State Theatre at 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, November 6-7, 2015. Gaffigan stops in Minneapolis as part of CONTAG... (more...)



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