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Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT Joins New York Comedy Festival, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

For the first time since its wildly successful launch,? Comedy Central's newest late night hit '@midnight,'produced by Funny Or Die, will hit the road this fall, trading Silicon Beach for Silicon Alley. The social media sensation joins the stellar lineup of the 2014 New York Comedy Festival to tape a week of shows which will air Monday, November 3 throughThursday, November 6 at Midnight ET/PT. Hosted by Chris Hardwick (@nerdist), the special NYCF week of episodes will include visual and textual nods to New York and feature a coterie of comedians playing fan favorites such as #HashtagWars, Rapid Refresh and Sweet Emoji. The '@midnight' tapings will be filmed at ABC Television Center on Manhattan's Upper West Side and fans may request free tickets atwww.nycomedyfestival.com. 'Sure, we get a lot of comedians to come onto our show in Los Angele (more...)

Comedian Lewis Black Comes to the Wharton Center Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

GRAMMY Award-winning stand-up comedian Lewis Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. Executing a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author, Black performs over 200 nights a year to sold out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and The United States. He is one of few performers to sell out multiple, renowned theatres, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center and the Main Stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas. Black will make his first appearance at Wharton Center on Sunday, October 12th, 2014. (more...)

Kathleen Madigan Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Funny lady Kathleen Madigan returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, October 18, at 8 p.m. for another laugh-out-loud show. Over her 25-year career, she has performed on nearly every standup television show. Her last hour-long special, Gone Madigan, premiered on Showtime. To make it a great night on the town, Bissell House (378 Main St., Ridgefield) will pour a complimentary glass of house wine or draught beer with dinner the night of this show when tickets are presented. This event is sponsored by Bissell House and is part of the Clark Construction Comedy Series. (more...)

Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT to Air from New York Comedy Festival This November
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

For the first time since its wildly successful launch, Comedy Central's newest late night hit "@midnight," produced by Funny Or Die, will hit the road this fall (more...)

Larry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman to Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' at the Geffen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces its production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Discord begins previews on October 7 with the press opening on October 15. The closing date is currently scheduled for November 16. (more...)

John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen & More to Perform at 8th Annual Stand Up for Heroes This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Stand Up for Heroes, New York's most impactful night of comedy and music, returns to the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Human Race Theatre Co Presents MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2014

Fans of The Human Race's 2008 production of Tom Dudzick's national hit Over the Tavern will rejoice at the regional premiere of the playwright's 'rollicking' Miracle on South Division Street, directed by Human Race Resident Artist Richard E. Hess (Race, Red, Doubt). Check out photos below! (more...)

Don Rickles Returning to The Orleans Showroom, 10/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Continuing his record-breaking 55th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally renowned comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles is set to perform at The Orleans Showroom October 11 and 12. (more...)

Comedian Bob Newhart to Perform During Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy, Chautauqua Striders, and the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena are proud to announce that comedy legend Bob Newhart will be the featured performer of the 2014 Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K weekend. Newhart will be showcased October 11th in a night of comedy at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts in Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, NY. Tickets for Bob Newhart will be available for purchase on Wednesday, August 27th online at www.lucyrace.com or by calling the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts box office at (716)484-7070. (more...)

Florida Rep Adds Two Productions to 2014-15 Schedule, 'VANYA AND SONIA' Will Now Open Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014


Florida Rep Adds Two Productions to 2014-15 Schedule, 'VANYA AND SONIA' Will Now Open Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Florida Repertory Theatre has announced three exciting changes to its 2014-15 line-up that mean more laughter for SWFL audiences. (more...)

Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Presents TOM FOOLERY 10/02-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

Musical Tom Foolery will be performed at Conor O'Neills by Ann Arbor's The Penny Seats the first four Thursdays in Oct 2-23. (more...)

Comix At Foxwoods to Present THE DAILY SHOW'S Lewis Black
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

'The Daily Show's' Lewis Black will be doing a one-night-only performance at the Grand Theatre in Fox Woods. (more...)

Human Race Theatre to Present MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET, Begin. 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Fans of The Human Race's 2008 production of Tom Dudzick's national hit Over the Tavern will rejoice at the regional premiere of the playwright's 'rollicking' Miracle on South Division Street, directed by Human Race Resident Artist Richard E. Hess (Race, Red, Doubt). 60 years ago, Grandpa Nowak had a vision of the Virgin Mary in his Buffalo, New York barbershop and had an unusual statue of her made to commemorate the miracle. For decades, his family has faithfully tended to his quirky shrine-a source of hope and inspiration in an otherwise run-down part of town. That is until a deathbed confession knocks them for a loop in this hilarious hit comedy that proves when it comes to local legends, there's more than meets the eye. The preview performance of Miracle on South Division Street is Thursday, September 4. Opening night is Friday, September 5. (more...)

Comedian Lewis Black Returns to The Mirage in THE RANT IS DUE Tour, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Actor, playwright and comedian Lewis Black will return to The Mirage, bringing his spot-on social and political humor to the Terry Fator Theatre during his THE RANT IS DUE TOUR. The comedian is a four-time GRAMMY Award-nominee and two-time winner for his albums The Carnegie Hall Performance and Stark Raving Black. (more...)

Jay Leno Performs in Jamestown as National Comedy Center Phase One Breaks Ground
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The 2014 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival continued its upward trend of annually attracting more visitors to Jamestown, NY, highlighted by a sold-out performance by Jay Leno. (more...)

USO Releases Statement on Passing of Robin Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The USO has released a statement on the passing of Robin Williams (more...)

New York Comedy Festival 2014 Line-Up to Include Bill Cosby, Bill Maher, and More, 11/3-9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Marking its 11th year, the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), in association with Comedy Central, announced its 2014 line-up today. The festival, spanning from November 5 - 9, will feature comedy's biggest stars performing in New York City's most prestigious venues, including the Beacon Theatre, Carnegie Hall, The Theater at Madison Square Garden and Town Hall. (more...)

NYCF and Comedy Central Announce Festival Lineup - Bill Cosby, Bill Maher, Amy Schumer and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Marking its 11th year, the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), in association with Comedy Central, announced its 2014 line-up today. The festival, spanning from November 5 9, will feature comedy's biggest stars performing in New York City's most prestigious venues, including the Beacon Theatre, Carnegie Hall, The Theater at Madison Square Garden and Town Hall. (more...)

LAST COMIC STANDING Finalist Joe Machi to Performs at Lucille Ball Comedy Festival
by TV News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Comedian Joe Machi will appear on NBC's national broadcast of the "Final Four" on Last Comic Standing Thursday night, and then perform in Jamestown, NY on Friday night. (more...)

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