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Des Bishop to Launch New Chinese Comedy VentureDes Bishop to Launch New Chinese Comedy Venture
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

 How do you keep up with this guy?  The peripatetic Irish-American comedian and television star Des Bishop is relocating to New York where he is preparing to launch a new Chinese comedy scene in his native Flushing in September.  The initiative will trade on the success of Bishop's groundbreaking Beijing comedy club, which still hosts China's first and only stand-up comedy night. (more...)

Fire Rages Through Offices of Chicago's SECOND CITY Comedy TroupeFire Rages Through Offices of Chicago's SECOND CITY Comedy Troupe
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

A multi-alarm fire ripped through the offices of Chicago's reknown Second City theater company in Old Tow (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 26, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 26, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 26, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Today's fire at The Second City, and last week's Jeff Award nominations! Plus 'Glory Days' and the Refuge Theatre season, new musicals in focus with Schonberg and Boublil, Chicago Children's Theatre and more, Joan Curto, Hershey Felder, 'Bat Boy,' and Theatre At The Center's 2016 season! (more...)

OFF THE DESK Set for 10-Week Run at the C.O.W.OFF THE DESK Set for 10-Week Run at the C.O.W.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

This fall in NYC, former stockbroker turned performer/comedian Chris Foley will share the trials & tribulations of being trapped working in the wide world of finance with his laugh-out-load solo show OFF THE DESK (Tales of a Mediocre Stockbroker). The production will run for 10 weeks from September 12-November 21, playing Saturdays at 8pm at the C.O.W. (Celebration of Whimsy, 21 Clinton Street, Lower East Side). Opening night is 9/26 and tickets ($25) can be purchased online at www.OffTheDeskShow.com or by phone at 800-838-3006. (more...)

Diana Ross, A$AP Rocky  Among Foxwoods Resort Casino September Entertainment Line UpDiana Ross, A$AP Rocky Among Foxwoods Resort Casino September Entertainment Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Foxwoods Resort Casino, the Northeast's premier hotel, gaming, shopping and entertainment destination, is hosting a diverse and highly-anticipated line-up of exciting performances this September. (more...)

LAUGH ALL NIGHT at bergenPAC, 10/2LAUGH ALL NIGHT at bergenPAC, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Laugh All Night @bergenPAC: Volume 2, Friday, October 2, 2015 at 8PM. (more...)

Canada Water Culture Space Program Releases Autumn Schedule of EventsCanada Water Culture Space Program Releases Autumn Schedule of Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Canada Water Culture Space autumn 2015 programme features an exciting mix of comedy, contemporary theatre, dance and music - programmed by the Albany in partnership with Southwark Council.  Highlights include contemporary theatre from Pilot Theatre with Outsiders - an adaptation of Camus' classic L'etranger - and 154 Collective's chilling and atmospheric Under the Bed. Jay Phelps and an all-star band in Projections of: Miles and sharp folk-rock from The Rails. (more...)

Comedy Central Records to Release Albums from Comedians Featured on THE HALF HOURComedy Central Records to Release Albums from Comedians Featured on THE HALF HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The fourth season of Comedy Central's stand-up series The Half Hour premieres on Saturday, August 22 at Midnight ET/PT and 12:30 am ET/PT, featuring Liza Treyger and Hampton Yount. New episodes of The Half Hour will premiere throughout the fall. (more...)

Comedian Bobby Collins Returning to Ocean State Theatre, 8/30Comedian Bobby Collins Returning to Ocean State Theatre, 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, which recently completed its third season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, along with the legendary comedy club, Catch A Rising Star, are proud to announce the return – due to popular demand – of comedian Bobby Collins to Ocean State Theatre for one performance only on Sunday, August 30 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Mary Lynn Rajskub to Lead Burbank Comedy Festival's FUNNIEST FEMALES, 8/19Mary Lynn Rajskub to Lead Burbank Comedy Festival's FUNNIEST FEMALES, 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Mary Lynn Rajskub (CHLOE FROM “24') will lead an all-star cast of 14 female comedians in 'Ladies of Laughter' at Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant, Wednesday, August 19 at 8:00 PM.   (more...)

RICH MAROTTA'S MAGIC MANIA to Make West Village Debut, 8/27RICH MAROTTA'S MAGIC MANIA to Make West Village Debut, 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

RICH MAROTTA'S MAGIC MANIA will be making its West Village debut Thursday, August 27th at 8:30pm The Grisly Pear (107 Macdougal Street). MAGIC MANIA runs 75 minutes and is NYC's Most Cutting Edge, Off the Wall, WTF JUST HAPPENED Variety Magic Show! The show is hosted by internationally known magician and comedian, Rich Marotta. Tickets are $15 at the door and $10 tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting: http://richmarottasmagicmania.bpt.me. There is a 2 drink minimum at the venue. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2015

?Award winning comedian Don Barnhart is bringing his DeEvolution of Man Comedy Tour to the Las Vegas Live Comedy Club Aug 8th at 9pm. (more...)

Comedy Hypnotist Don Barnhart Heads to Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, 9/2Comedy Hypnotist Don Barnhart Heads to Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Just back from entertaining the troops in the Middle East, comedy hypnotist Don Barnhart will turn the audience into the stars of the show September 2nd at 8 pm at the Kahunaville Showroom inside the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino. (more...)

Annual Origin's 1st Irish Festival Highlights AnnouncedAnnual Origin's 1st Irish Festival Highlights Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Comedy in many varieties will be the common refrain of the 8th annual Origin's 1st Irish Festival running from September 2 to October 4. In all seven mainstage productions seen in competition (4 US premieres, 3 world premieres), plus seven special events out-of-competition will make up the five-week, month-long festival. (more...)

Burbank Comedy Festival to Present LGBT Show FRUIT COCKTAILBurbank Comedy Festival to Present LGBT Show FRUIT COCKTAIL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

The Burbank Comedy Festival is pleased to present the Fruit Cocktail Showcase featuring 18 up-and-coming LGBT comedians. Hosted by Kristin Key (LAST COMIC STANDING) the show will offer unique, insightful, and hysterical opinions on all things LGBT at Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant, Wednesday, August 19 at 10:00 PM. (more...)

THE MEETING to Kick Off Fall 2015 Season with Whitney Houston Tribute, 9/27THE MEETING to Kick Off Fall 2015 Season with Whitney Houston Tribute, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, September 27 at 9:30 PM to open the Fall 2015 Season. (more...)

Barbara Morrison & More Set for 1st Annual Southern California MADCatfish Blues Festival, 9/5-6Barbara Morrison & More Set for 1st Annual Southern California MADCatfish Blues Festival, 9/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

A MADCatfish has wiggled off his hook to leave his birthplace deep in the Mississippi Delta and is heading west to kick-off the Inaugural 1st Annual Southern California MADCatfish Blues Festival, a two-day fun-filled, power packed, foot-stomping, all-star musical extravaganza to be held at Santa Anita Park, 285 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007 on Labor Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (more...)

WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand Brings Pool Season to a Close with October LineupWET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand Brings Pool Season to a Close with October Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

WET REPUBLIC Ultra Pool at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is gearing up for additional headlining performances by the biggest names in electronic music including Steve Aoki, The Chainsmokers, Chuckie and more as the daylife destination approaches the end of pool season with a celebratory weekend Saturday, Oct. 10 - Sunday, Oct. 11. The exclusive talent will give poolgoers more opportunities to join in on the daytime revelry and bask in the golden rays of the desert sun. (more...)

Peggy Lee & James Gavin Featured on SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastPeggy Lee & James Gavin Featured on SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the ninth episode, which features an in-depth conversation with James Gavin, author of the acclaimed biography 'Is That All There Is? The Strange Life of Peggy Lee' and previous books on Lena Horne, Chet Baker and New York nightlife. The show is available on iTunes here. Previous episodes- featuring interviews with Randy Harrison, Justin Vivian Bond, Michael Musto, Frank DeCaro, Kim David Smith, Jeffery Self and R&B legend Sarah Dash - are also available. SPARKLE & CIRCULATE is produced by Dan Fortune and Tyrus Emory. (more...)

2015 Burbank Comedy Festival Announces Family Friendly Lineup2015 Burbank Comedy Festival Announces Family Friendly Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Laughter is not just for adults at the Burbank Comedy Festival.  Kids too will have the opportunity to learn, laugh, and engage in two shows crafted specially for the young at heart on Sunday, August 16, and on Saturday, August 22. (more...)

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