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George Carlin Gets His 'Way' in All-Day Celebration in NYC, 10/22George Carlin Gets His 'Way' in All-Day Celebration in NYC, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

New Yorkers will be celebrating irreverent comic and famed Morningside Heights' resident, George Carlin all day on Wednesday, October 22nd. Beginning at 1:00PM, there will be a public ceremony for the co-naming of West 121 Street and Amsterdam to GEORGE CARLIN WAY. That celebration will continue with The Seven Dirty Words: George Carlin is Finally Getting His "Way" hosted by Colin Quinn at Caroline's on Broadway (1626 Broadway between 50 & 49 Streets). (more...)

'George Carlin Way' in New York to Be Named After the Iconic Comedian, 10/22'George Carlin Way' in New York to Be Named After the Iconic Comedian, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

At a public unveiling ceremony on October 22 at 1:00pm, the 400 block of West 121st street between Morningside Drive and Amsterdam Avenue will officially be co-named 'George Carlin Way,' after the celebrated comedian, actor and author, George Carlin, who grew up on West 121 Street. Confirmed attendees include Colin Quinn and Keith Olbermann, along with Carlin's daughter Kelly, older brother Patrick, comedian Kevin Bartini, who headed the efforts in the co-naming of street. (more...)

DSI Comedy Theater to Welcome KEY AND PEELE Writer, Co-Producer Rich Talarico, 5/16-17DSI Comedy Theater to Welcome KEY AND PEELE Writer, Co-Producer Rich Talarico, 5/16-17
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

DSI Comedy Theater has settled into its new home. The Triangle comedy mainstay is breaking in its new stage with a month of special appearances from notable performers from around the country. Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17, DSI is welcoming Key and Peele Writer and Co-Producer Rich Talarico for two 8:30 p.m. shows and workshops throughout the weekend. Tickets cost $10. Tickets, more information about the shows and more information on the workshops is available online at www.dsicomedy.com. DSI Comedy Theater's new location is 462 W. Franklin St. (more...)

DSI Comedy Set Opens New Space TodayDSI Comedy Set Opens New Space Today
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

There are a lot of hammers and nails at work in DSI Comedy Theater's new home. Beginning today, May 1, DSI Comedy Theater will be running classes and shows in its new space at 462 W. Franklin Street. DSI Comedy Theater staff and local contractors have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the new space. The new space will kick off with a stellar weekend of performances welcoming New York City based musical sketch comedy sensations, Pop Roulette, Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

DSI Comedy Set to Open New Space on 5/1DSI Comedy Set to Open New Space on 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

There are a lot of hammers and nails at work in DSI Comedy Theater's new home. Beginning May 1, DSI Comedy Theater will be running classes and shows in its new space at 462 W. Franklin Street. DSI Comedy Theater staff and local contractors have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the new space. The new space will kick off with a stellar weekend of performances welcoming New York City based musical sketch comedy sensations, Pop Roulette, Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and are available online at www.dsicomedy.com. (more...)

North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival Kicks Off TodayNorth Carolina Comedy Arts Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Still the biggest comedy festival in the South, the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival is going through some changes. The festival is running for 10 straight days this year and while it will feature some of the best rising stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy across the nation, this year the festival will delve into the community in ways it never has previously. (more...)

BWW Reviews: IDAHO LAUGH FEST, The Name Says It AllBWW Reviews: IDAHO LAUGH FEST, The Name Says It All
by Teresa Rodrick - Jan 27, 2014

What do you think of when you hear Idaho? Boise, maybe? Potatoes? well, now you can add comedy to that list. Idaho now has it's very own annual Laugh Fest. Megan Bryant took it upon herself to create and do the arrangements for the First Annual IDAHO LAUGH FEST, with the help of a few local comedians. They should all be commended for putting together such a GREAT comedy filled event. (more...)

Lewis Black, Colin Quinn & More Set for 2nd Annual New York City Podcast Festival This WeekendLewis Black, Colin Quinn & More Set for 2nd Annual New York City Podcast Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

ThisMyShow Industries announces the line­up/guests for the 2014 NYC Podcast Festival featuring shows from All Things Comedy, Maximum Fun Network, Smodcast and talent from TBS, [adult swim], MTV, NBC, Comedy Central, and AMC. (more...)

North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival to Kick Off Feb 6North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival to Kick Off Feb 6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

Still the biggest comedy festival in the South, the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival is going through some changes. The festival is running for 10 straight days this year and while it will feature some of the best rising stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy across the nation, this year the festival will delve into the community in ways it never has previously. (more...)

Lewis Black, Colin Quinn & More Set for 2nd Annual New York City Podcast Festival, 1/11-12Lewis Black, Colin Quinn & More Set for 2nd Annual New York City Podcast Festival, 1/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2013

ThisMyShow Industries announces the line­up/guests for the 2014 NYC Podcast Festival featuring shows from All Things Comedy, Maximum Fun Network, Smodcast and talent from TBS, [adult swim], MTV, NBC, Comedy Central, and AMC. (more...)

DSI Comedy Theater Expands Carolina's Funniest Comic CompetitionDSI Comedy Theater Expands Carolina's Funniest Comic Competition
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Each year, DSI Comedy Theater has set out to find Carolina's Funniest Comic. This year, they are making the Seventh Annual Edition of the competition bigger and better. For the first time ever, the competition will feature comedians from both North Carolina and South Carolina. DSI Comedy Theater is partnering with Alchemy Comedy Theater in Greenville, South Carolina for the competition this year. The competition begins in January and the finals will be Sunday, February 16 at 9 p.m. as part of the final night of the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. DSI Comedy Theater is located at 200 N. Greensboro Street in the Carr Mill Mall between Elmo's and Southern Rail. Tickets for all shows and more information can be found at www.dsicomedy.com. (more...)

DSI Comedy Theatre to Host Evening With the Ladies of Totally Biased, 11/23DSI Comedy Theatre to Host Evening With the Ladies of Totally Biased, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013

DSI Comedy Theater kicks off Thanksgiving week with an appearance by the Ladies of Totally Biased with W Kamau Bell. The three women, Janine Brito, Aparna Nancherla, and Eliza Skinner, all writers and correspondents for the show, are heading to The Triangle for one-night only to show audiences why they are three of the freshest voices in comedy today. They take the stage at 9 p.m. Saturday, November 23. Tickets cost $10 and are available online at www.dsicomedy.com. All shows take place at DSI Comedy Theater, 200 N. Greensboro Street, located in the Carr Mill Mall between Elmo's and Southern Rail. (more...)

Act II Playhouse Presents Stand-Up with Tommy Pope and More TonightAct II Playhouse Presents Stand-Up with Tommy Pope and More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2013

Act II Playhouse in Ambler announces the next performance in its popular 'One Night Stands' series of music and comedy events. Tonight, Saturday, Oct. 12, Act II will present its next Stand-Up Comedy Night. There will be two performances at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Comedians Tommy Pope and Mary Radzinski will perform at both shows. Bios for both comedians are below. (more...)

Act II Playhouse Presents JOLIET HARRIS: A KNIGHT WITH A WILSON TonightAct II Playhouse Presents JOLIET HARRIS: A KNIGHT WITH A WILSON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2013

Act II Playhouse in Ambler announces the next two performances in its popular 'One Night Stands' series of music and comedy events. Tonight, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., Joilet Harris will perform an evening of Gladys Knight and Nancy Wilson songs. Harris is the Barrymore-Award Winning Star of Ella: The Musical, Caroline or Change and A Raisin in the Sun. (more...)

Act II Playhouse to Present JOLIET HARRIS: A KNIGHT WITH A WILSON, 10/6; Stand-Up with Tommy Pope and More, 10/12Act II Playhouse to Present JOLIET HARRIS: A KNIGHT WITH A WILSON, 10/6; Stand-Up with Tommy Pope and More, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Act II Playhouse in Ambler announces the next two performances in its popular 'One Night Stands' series of music and comedy events. On Sunday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., Joilet Harris will perform an evening of Gladys Knight and Nancy Wilson songs. Harris is the Barrymore-Award Winning Star of Ella: The Musical, Caroline or Change and A Raisin in the Sun. On Saturday, Oct. 12, Act II will present its next Stand-Up Comedy Night. There will be two performances at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Comedians Tommy Pope and Mary Radzinski will perform at both shows. Bios for both comedians are below. (more...)

DSI Comedy Theater to Present Sixth Annual Carolina's Funniest ContestDSI Comedy Theater to Present Sixth Annual Carolina's Funniest Contest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

This March, audiences at DSI Comedy Theater will once again have an opportunity to crown the funniest person in North Carolina as it hosts Carolina's Funniest Comic. Now in its 6th year, this competition runs throughout the month of March. Shows are every Friday at 7:30 pm starting March 8. There will be added shows Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 pm and Friday, March 8 at 9 pm. Tickets to each round cost $12 and all shows run at DSI Comedy Theater, 200 N. Greensboro Street in the Carr Mill Mall between Elmo's and Southern Rail. The finals will be Friday, April 5 at 7:30 pm at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Tickets for all shows and more information can be found at www.dsicomedy.com. (more...)

Stand-Up Week at North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival Starts TodayStand-Up Week at North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival Starts Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

The 2013 North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival is kicking off its 13th year with a loaded line-up of local and national rising comics. The festival officially kicks off today, Jan 30 at MotorCo.in Durham with an 8 p.m. show featuring a line-up of local comics. (more...)

Stand-Up Week at North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival Starts 1/30Stand-Up Week at North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival Starts 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2013

The 2013 North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival is kicking off its 13th year with a loaded line-up of local and national rising comics. The festival officially kicks off Wednesday, Jan 30 at MotorCo.in Durham with an 8 p.m. show featuring a line-up of local comics. Then the festival moves to multiple performances at DSI Comedy Theater and Local 506 in Chapel Hill through Sunday. Tickets to festival shows cost $10 or $14 and are available online at www.nccomedyarts.com. MotorCo is located at 723 Rigsbee Ave in Durham. DSI Comedy Theater is located at 200 N Greensboro St. in Carrboro and Local 506 is at 506 W. Franklin St, in Chapel Hill. (more...)

North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival Preps for 13th YearNorth Carolina Comedy Arts Festival Preps for 13th Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2012

This year, the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival has set out to create a 13th year that will showcase the best up and coming stand-up comedians, sketch artists, and improvisors in the nation and some well-known headliners. In its 13th year, the festival remains one of the largest events of its kind on the East Coast. Organizers are busy finalizing the schedule, but they are pleased to announce the schedule and some already confirmed headliners for the 13th Annual North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. This year's headliners include comedian Larry Miller and Kevin Allison's RISK! Live. This year the festival runs January 30-February 17. The festival will be held at several venues throughout the Chapel Hill and Carrboro area and will have one night each at the Carolina Theater and MotorCo in Durham. Tickets and a full schedule will be available at www.nccomedyarts.com. (more...)

Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle Headline Pet Rescue Concert Benefit at The Cutting Room TonightEmmylou Harris and Steve Earle Headline Pet Rescue Concert Benefit at The Cutting Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2012

Tonight, December 4, 7PM-11PM, the inaugural "Halos and Heartbeats" at The Cutting Room, a holiday spectacular concert & fashion benefit show, will feature headline performances by legendary music icon Emmylou Harris and acclaimed Nashville singer-songwriter Steve Earle. Hosted by Tish and Snooky of Manic Panic, this benefit extravaganza will also showcase the talents of Blue Coupe, Joe Hurley, Eddie Brill (current warm-up comedian for The David Letterman Show), Michael Musto, Murray Weinstock, and other surprise appearances. (more...)

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