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Fred Willard to Receive the Johnny Carson Comedy Legend Award at Norfolk FestivalFred Willard to Receive the Johnny Carson Comedy Legend Award at Norfolk Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Fred Willard — one of this generation's most gifted comic actors and a favorite of Johnny Carson while serving as host of “The Tonight Show” — will be the recipient of the Johnny Carson Comedy Legend award at this summer's Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk, Neb. (more...)

Durham Resident Wins Carolina's Funniest Comic at 2016 NC Comedy Arts FestivalDurham Resident Wins Carolina's Funniest Comic at 2016 NC Comedy Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

The 16th Annual North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival closed last night at its home base of DSI Comedy Theater, 462 W. Franklin Street to name the 2016 Carolina's Funniest Comic. Now in partnership for the third year with Alchemy Comedy Theatre, in Greenville, South Carolina. Four comedians, two finalists from North Carolina and two finalists from South Carolina took the stage for a final showdown, after performing throughout the last month competing for $1500 in cash and prizes. (more...)

16th Annual North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival Announced February 1-1416th Annual North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival Announced February 1-14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2016

The North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival has announced the highlights for its 16th year. The festival continues to be one of the largest comedy festivals on the East Coast. The festival features performers from New York, LA, Chicago, DC, Boston, Philadelphia, and every city in between. (more...)

VIDEO: Conan Announces Chance to Be Drawn as 'SIMPSONS' Character; Enter Now!VIDEO: Conan Announces Chance to Be Drawn as 'SIMPSONS' Character; Enter Now!
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

In the video below, Conan O'Brien announces a one-of-a-kind opportunity to be drawn as a character on 'The Simpsons.' Enter to win at http://omaze.com/simpsons. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Paul Rudd Spins 'Wheel of Intimacy' on NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARSVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Paul Rudd Spins 'Wheel of Intimacy' on NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Audience members spin a wheel to determine how intimate they can get with Paul Rudd on Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars, hosted by Jon Stewart. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Happy Gilmore' Stars Adam Sandler & Bob Barker Reunite for Charity SpecialVIDEO: 'Happy Gilmore' Stars Adam Sandler & Bob Barker Reunite for Charity Special
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

'Happy Gilmore' costars Adam Sandler and Bob Barker, who came to blows in the 1996 comedy, were at it again during a segment from Comedy Central's upcoming Night of Too Many Stars (more...)

The Metropolitan Room to Attempt 60-Hour Variety Show for Guinness World Record, 1/01-4The Metropolitan Room to Attempt 60-Hour Variety Show for Guinness World Record, 1/01-4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2014

For 60 continuous hours, from 7pm today January 1 to 7am on Sunday January 4, New York's Metropolitan Room is staging what it is billing as "The Longest Variety Show Ever." Featuring approximately 160 performers and 15 emcees, the entertainment will span music, burlesque, comedy, drag, theatre/opera, magic and puppetry. (more...)

The Metropolitan Room to Attempt 60-Hour Variety Show for Guinness World Record, 1/01-4The Metropolitan Room to Attempt 60-Hour Variety Show for Guinness World Record, 1/01-4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2014

For 60 continuous hours, from 7pm on Thursday January 1 to 7am on Sunday January 4, New York's Metropolitan Room is staging what it is billing as "The Longest Variety Show Ever." Featuring approximately 160 performers and 15 emcees, the entertainment will span music, burlesque, comedy, drag, theatre/opera, magic and puppetry. (more...)

'George Carlin Way' in New York Named After the Iconic Comedian Today'George Carlin Way' in New York Named After the Iconic Comedian Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

At a public unveiling ceremony today, 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. (more...)

George Carlin Gets His 'Way' in All-Day Celebration in NYC, TodayGeorge Carlin Gets His 'Way' in All-Day Celebration in NYC, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

New Yorkers will be celebrating irreverent comic and famed Morningside Heights' resident, George Carlin all day today, 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 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...)

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