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LaughFest's 2015 Lineup to Include Wanda Sykes, George Lopez & Patton OswaltLaughFest's 2015 Lineup to Include Wanda Sykes, George Lopez & Patton Oswalt
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Today, the nation's first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda's LaughFest, announced the first round of talent and shows for the festival's fifth year to be held March 5 to 15, 2015. The announcement included a diverse range of performers that are new to the festival, as well as some past favorites returning to take part in the festival's fifth year. (more...)

Wanda Sykes Makes Van Wezel Debut, 11/16Wanda Sykes Makes Van Wezel Debut, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

The incredible Wanda Sykes brings her Emmy award winning brand of humor to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for the first time on November 16 at 7pm. (more...)

John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart & More Raise $6M at 8th Annual STAND UP FOR HEROESJohn Oliver, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart & More Raise $6M at 8th Annual STAND UP FOR HEROES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Presented by the New York Comedy Festival, the 8th Annual Stand Up for Heroes, a night of comedy and music, returned last night to a sold-out crowd at the Theater at Madison Square Garden to raise more than $6 million in support of post-9/11 injured service members, veterans and their families through the Bob Woodruff Foundation. (more...)

5th Annual COMICS TO WATCH Showcase Set for Carolines on Broadway, 11/55th Annual COMICS TO WATCH Showcase Set for Carolines on Broadway, 11/5
by TV News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Comedy Central and The New York Comedy Festival have teamed up again for the fifth annual "Comics to Watch" showcase which is taking place at Carolines on Broadway on Wednesday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the (more...)

Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT Announces Panelists for New York Comedy Festival, 11/3Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT Announces Panelists for New York Comedy Festival, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Comedy Central's late night hit “@midnight,” produced by Funny Or Die, is heading to the Big Apple for a week's worth of shows kicking off on November 3 for the New York Comedy Festival and a stellar group of comedians are ready to face off to see who will win the internet. (more...)

VIDEO: Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT Sets Panelists for NY Comedy Festival ShowsVIDEO: Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT Sets Panelists for NY Comedy Festival Shows
by TV News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Comedy Central's late night hit "@midnight," produced by Funny Or Die, is heading to the Big Apple for a week's worth of shows kicking off on November 3 for the New York Comedy Festival and a stellar group of comedians are ready to face off to see who will win the internet. (more...)

VIDEO: CBS's THE TALK Catches Up with Comedian Wanda SykesVIDEO: CBS's THE TALK Catches Up with Comedian Wanda Sykes
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

The talented Wanda Sykes stopped by yesterday's THE TALK on CBS to discusse Mama June, sex offenders, superhero impersonators, potty-mouthed princesses, halloween costumes, parenting and more. (more...)

All Ten Episodes of the Second Season of Amazon Original Series Alpha House Are Now Available on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the US, UK and GermanyAll Ten Episodes of the Second Season of Amazon Original Series Alpha House Are Now Available on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Customers can binge watch both seasons of Alpha House now on Prime Instant Video, on their TVs using the Amazon Instant Video app on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox, Playstation, Wii, and smart TVs. They can also use the Amazon Instant Video app to watch on mobile devices, including Fire tablets, Fire phone, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, as well as hundreds of other connected devices-or customers can visit Amazon.com/PIV to watch online. Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime. Additionally, season one is available on DVD at Amazon.com. (more...)

Jay Leno Receives Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American HumorJay Leno Receives Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Late night host and comedian Jay Leno received the Kennedy Center's 17th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor last night, Sunday, October 19th. (more...)

Scoop: THE TALK on CBS - Week of October 20, 2014Scoop: THE TALK on CBS - Week of October 20, 2014
by TV Scoop - Oct 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE TALK, airing on CBS for the week of October 20, 2014! (more...)

New York Comedy Festival Adds 60 Shows to Lineup - Jim Gaffigan, Ilana Glazer, Pete Holmes and More!New York Comedy Festival Adds 60 Shows to Lineup - Jim Gaffigan, Ilana Glazer, Pete Holmes and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), in association with Comedy Central, announced today the addition of more than 60 shows including Comics to Watch, the New York's Funniest Stand-Up competition finals, and events featuring Jim Gaffigan, Bob Odendkirk, Pete Holmes and Sommore. In addition NYCF in partnership with The Paley Center for Media announced three new dynamic panel discussions with the creative teams behind the hit shows "Late Show with David Letterman," "Inside Amy Schumer" and "Broad City;" The 11th annual festival runs from November 5 - 9 at more than 20 venues throughout New York City. (more...)

Season 2 of Amazon Studios' Original Comedy Series ALPHA HOUSE to Premiere 10/24Season 2 of Amazon Studios' Original Comedy Series ALPHA HOUSE to Premiere 10/24
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Following the strong debut of Jill Soloway's dark comedy Transparent, Amazon today announced it will premiere all 10 episodes of the second season of Garry Trudeau's critically-acclaimed political comedy series Alpha House on Friday, October 24 (more...)

John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen & More to Perform at 8th Annual Stand Up for Heroes This NovemberJohn 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...)

Audra McDonald, Kathy Griffin, 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 SeasonAudra McDonald, Kathy Griffin, 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Once again crowned as the No. 1 Performing Arts Hall of its size in North America (Venues Today, 2000 seat category), the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to announce a new season bustling with fresh talent and seasoned stars, with every performance delivering a dose of extraordinary. Single tickets go on sale this coming Saturday, September 13 at 10 AM at the Box Office, online, and by phone. Appointments are available for ticket buyers by calling the Box Office at 941-953-3368. (more...)

CBS's THE TALK to Kick Off Season 5, 9/8CBS's THE TALK to Kick Off Season 5, 9/8
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The fifth season of THE TALK will kick off with a special two-week premiere event beginning Monday, Sept. 8 (more...)

Comedian Wanda Sykes to Return to Treasure Island Theatre, 10/3Comedian Wanda Sykes to Return to Treasure Island Theatre, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Considered “one of the funniest stand up comics' by her peers and ranked among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America, Wanda Sykes will perform at Treasure Island Theatre October 3 at 9 p.m. Guests must be 18 years or older to attend. (more...)

Comedian Rod Man Wins NBC's LAST COMIC STANDINGComedian Rod Man Wins NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The "Last Comic Standing" was Villa Rica, Georgia native Rod Man at last night's finale of the NBC summer series (more...)

Roseanne, Russell Peters & More to Perform on LAST COMIC STANDING Finale, 8/14Roseanne, Russell Peters & More to Perform on LAST COMIC STANDING Finale, 8/14
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The "Last Comic Standing" is finally revealed when NBC's popular series comes to a close with a must-see, two-hour finale filled with hilarious performances on Thursday, August 14 (9-11 p.m. ET). (more...)

New York Comedy Festival 2014 Line-Up to Include Bill Cosby, Bill Maher, and More, 11/3-9New York Comedy Festival 2014 Line-Up to Include Bill Cosby, Bill Maher, and More, 11/3-9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 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...)

NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL Announces 2014 Line UpNEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL Announces 2014 Line Up
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Marking its 11th year, the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), in association with Comedy Central, announced its 2014 line-up today. (more...)

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