Peter Combe & More Set for Darebin Arts' September School Holiday ProgramPeter Combe & More Set for Darebin Arts' September School Holiday Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Legendary children's entertainer Peter Combe, an inter-galactic adventure with Polyglot Theatre and a chance to help create a totally random musical are among the highlights of Darebin Arts' September School Holiday program held across Northcote Town Hall and Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre (DAEC) from Saturday 19 September - Sunday 4 October, 2015. (more...)

NBC Renews AMERICA'S GOT TALENT; Announces Nationwide Auditions for Season 11NBC Renews AMERICA'S GOT TALENT; Announces Nationwide Auditions for Season 11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

This fall, the #1 show of the summer for the past decade, “America's Got Talent”, will embark on a nationwide search for America's next big undiscovered entertainer. NBC's hit talent show will kick off auditions in Detroit, MI on Nov. 7 and make stops in 12 U.S. cities in the hunt for the Season 11 winner. (more...)

Nickelodeon to Premiere Live-Action Comedy GAME SHAKERS, 9/12; Watch TrailerNickelodeon to Premiere Live-Action Comedy GAME SHAKERS, 9/12; Watch Trailer
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

A pair of Brooklyn 12-year-old girls become unlikely gaming moguls when their school project becomes the biggest mobile game of the year in Nickelodeon's new live-action comedy series, Game Shakers, premiering Saturday, Sept. 12, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT). (more...)

THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH Announces Additional CorrespondentsTHE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH Announces Additional Correspondents
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

"The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!" just got bigger and f*&#ing better. "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" announced today that Ronny Chieng, Desi Lydic and Roy Wood Jr. will be the newest correspondents to join the team under new host Trevor Noah. (more...)

Jim Breuer Coming to Comedy Works Landmark Village, 9/25-26Jim Breuer Coming to Comedy Works Landmark Village, 9/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

With over 20 years of experience in stand-up comedy, Jim Breuer remains one of today's top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality.  One of the most recognized Comedians in the business, Jim Breuer has been named one of Comedy Central's '100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.'  (more...)

Philly Improv Theater to Present STAY DEAD in OctoberPhilly Improv Theater to Present STAY DEAD in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Philly Improv Theater, the Philadelphia area's Largest Improv Theater, presents a frightfully funny show inspired by a wide variety of horror films. Stay Dead! is the latest in a five-year tradition of terrifyingly good Halloween shows from PHIT. Following the success of last year's Stay Dead! run at PHIT the show is bring brought back from the undead to once again scare up some laughs this Halloween season! Under the direction of Mike Marbach, the talented cast will use classic horror film tropes to craft a one of a kind horror comedy right before your eyes! It has never been seen before and, like many of its characters, will never be seen again! Starting on October 22nd at 7:30 p.m. and running for 6 performances. Everyone will die… but not everyone will stay dead! (more...)

GHOST QUARTET, KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY and More Set for OBERON This FallGHOST QUARTET, KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY and More Set for OBERON This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, announces all the offerings to be presented at OBERON during September and October, in addition to the previously announced productions, including Visiting Artists, Artists in Residence, and Usual Suspects. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SYLVIA Marks Its Territory at The Cort TheatreSTAGE TUBE: SYLVIA Marks Its Territory at The Cort Theatre
by Michael Dale - Sep 1, 2015

A precious little pooch supervises the action as SYLVIA's marquee is fitted into its frame at the Cort Theatre. (more...)

ARMY OF FRANKENSTEINS Gets Release DeateARMY OF FRANKENSTEINS Gets Release Deate
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Locally made film ARMY OF FRANKENSTEINS (directed by Ryan Bellgardt) will see its nationwide release on Blu-ray, DVD, On-Demand and Digital on September 1st, 2015. Distributed by Scream Factory (The Babadook, Halloween, Mad Max (1979)), ARMY OF FRANKENSTEINS has already been released overseas in Germany, Japan and China. And will hit shelves later this year in the UK. (more...)

E!'s WE HAVE ISSUES to Debut Next MonthE!'s WE HAVE ISSUES to Debut Next Month
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Comedians Julian McCullough and Annie Lederman are battling it out on a new half-hour comedy series “We Have Issues” where the two will have competitive comedy debates about the week's biggest pop culture news. Each week, the duo will welcome a guest comedian to the show to help even out the score and contribute to the hilarious he said/she said banter. (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT on CBS - Week of September 14, 2015Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT on CBS - Week of September 14, 2015
by TV Scoop - Aug 31, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, airing on CBS on for the week of September 14, 2015! (more...)

Oprah, Eddie Murphy, Kate Hudson, and Mike Epps Join Richard Pryor BiopicOprah, Eddie Murphy, Kate Hudson, and Mike Epps Join Richard Pryor Biopic
by Sally Henry - Aug 30, 2015

A Richard Pryor biopic is officially on the way. (more...)

BWW Review: Second City's CLICK BAIT & SWITCH is a Guaranteed Great Night OutBWW Review: Second City's CLICK BAIT & SWITCH is a Guaranteed Great Night Out
by Jason Carlos - Aug 29, 2015

CLICK BAIT & SWITCH, the latest mainstage revue at The Second City is a downright hilarious take of the ridiculousness of the current digital age we live in. Set against a backdrop of typical Internet click bait headlines, the cast of top-notch Comedians perform sketch performances that are sure to choke up a laugh. The quirky memes and absurd content that fill the Internet are just a launching pad for this hilarious night of comedy. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Additions to the Fall and Winter SeasonsBerkshire Theatre Group Announces Additions to the Fall and Winter Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO Kate Maguire are excited to announce music, comedy and community additions to the fall and winter seasons and the 10th Annual Community Production of A Christmas Carol. (more...)

Kris Jenner & More Set for ABC's BACHELOR IN PARADISE: AFTER PARADISE, 8/31Kris Jenner & More Set for ABC's BACHELOR IN PARADISE: AFTER PARADISE, 8/31
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner joins Chris Harrison and Jenny Mollen to weigh in on the most recent episode of “Bachelor in Paradise” as a celebrity panelist. (more...)

SAG-AFTRA and Record Labels Announce Groundbreaking Online Payment FormulasSAG-AFTRA and Record Labels Announce Groundbreaking Online Payment Formulas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

SAG-AFTRA and the recording industry, including Sony Music Entertainment, affiliates of Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, Capitol Records LLC and Hollywood Records Inc., today announced a tentative successor sound recordings agreement, which includes a groundbreaking payment formula for online streaming and non-permanent digital downloads that encompasses revenue from these types of exploitations generated outside the United States. (more...)

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Extends 'LONG LOST FIRST PLAY' Through 9/6Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Extends 'LONG LOST FIRST PLAY' Through 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF) has announced an extension to their new comedy William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged). Produced in association with Shakespeare Napa Valley and written by visiting artists Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, this "laugh-out-loud comedy mash-up" will now continue through Sunday September 6 at Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. (more...)

TruTV's IMPRACTICAL JOKERS to Play Show at Kleinhans Music Hall, 11/7TruTV's IMPRACTICAL JOKERS to Play Show at Kleinhans Music Hall, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Los Angeles, CA (August 26, 2015) - The cast of TruTV's 'Impractical Jokers' featuring the acclaimedcomedy troupe The Tenderloins (made up of Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, James 'Murr' Murray and Brian 'Q' Quinn) will continue their widely successful brand of comedy on the road this Fall with 'The truTV Impractical Jokers' 'Where's Larry?' Tour starring the Tenderloins.' Tickets for the Buffalo show will go on sale Wednesday, September 2 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, by calling (more...)

Tickets to Kathleen Madigan's 2016 Show at Playhouse Square on Sale TomorrowTickets to Kathleen Madigan's 2016 Show at Playhouse Square on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

When asked how she got into comedy, Kathleen Madigan confesses her whole career move was really an accident.  She was lucky enough to walk into a bar on open mic night!  “Maybe I'll put that on my epitaph!” notes Kathleen. (more...)

Verizon FiOS Launches Entertainment Studios' JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV NetworkVerizon FiOS Launches Entertainment Studios' JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV Network
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

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SNL Alumnus & Comedian Dana Carvey to Return to The Orleans Showroom, 10/23-24SNL Alumnus & Comedian Dana Carvey to Return to The Orleans Showroom, 10/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

"Saturday Night Live" alumni and beloved comedic star Dana Carvey will perform at The Orleans Showroom, Oct. 23 and 24. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Perry, Dana Ivgy, and Efrat Aviv Talk Tziporela and ODD BIRDZBWW Interview: Ben Perry, Dana Ivgy, and Efrat Aviv Talk Tziporela and ODD BIRDZ
by David Clarke - Aug 27, 2015

Hilarious and critically lauded Israeli sketch comedy troupe Tziporela is starting their last two weeks of ODD BIRDZ in New York City today at The Players Theatre. With Tziporela garnering international attention for being so funny, BroadwayWorld sat down with Ben Perry, Dana Ivgy, and Efrat Aviv to learn more about this group of deft Comedians. (more...)

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...)

VIDEO: Donald Trump/Jorge Ramos Feud Becomes Fodder for Late Night Hosts!VIDEO: Donald Trump/Jorge Ramos Feud Becomes Fodder for Late Night Hosts!
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Donald Trump's heated public debate with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos became fodder for late night Comedians and hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O'Brien. (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...)

Brad Zimmerman to Perform at MPAC, 9/30 & 10/7Brad Zimmerman to Perform at MPAC, 9/30 & 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

 Comedian Brad Zimmerman performs “My Rise to the Middle,” a sequel to his off-Broadway one man show , “My Son, the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy” in Mayo Performing Art Center's Starlight Room on Wednesday, September 30 and Wednesday, October 7 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20. (more...)

SYLVIA Invites Fans To Celebrate National Dog Day At Loews RegencySYLVIA Invites Fans To Celebrate National Dog Day At Loews Regency
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2015

'Yappy hour' specials, doggie massages and plenty of SYLVIA merchandise to take home. (more...)

New Episodes of THE HALF HOUR to Air on Comedy Central, 9/5New Episodes of THE HALF HOUR to Air on Comedy Central, 9/5
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Two more episodes of Comedy Central's "The Half Hour" premiere on Saturday, September 5 at Midnight ET/PT and 12:30 a.m. ET/PT, (more...)

E! Announces Premiere Dates for 'KARASHIANS', FASHION POLICE & MoreE! Announces Premiere Dates for 'KARASHIANS', FASHION POLICE & More
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Pop culture powerhouse E! continues to expand its original programming slate with a fall line-up that includes two new series premieres and a variety of popular returning franchises. (more...)

New York's Best Comics to Bring Fresh Material to The Garage, 9/3New York's Best Comics to Bring Fresh Material to The Garage, 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

The Garage will host New York's best comics with their newest material on September 3 at 9pm. Admission is $5 at The Standing Room, 4738 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101. (more...)

Don Rickles to Return to The Orleans Showroom This OctoberDon Rickles to Return to The Orleans Showroom This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Returning for his 56th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally distinguished comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles will perform at The Orleans Showroom, Oct. 17 and 18. (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 8/25 - 8/28 on ABCScoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 8/25 - 8/28 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Aug 25, 2015

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 8/25 - 8/28, airing on ABC (more...)

Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally to Tour Australia in 'SUMMER OF 69'Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally to Tour Australia in 'SUMMER OF 69'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Award-winning US Comedians and real-life married couple NICK OFFERMAN and MEGAN MULLALLY will tour Australia for the first time when they bring their Summer of 69: No Apostrophe comedy stage tour in early 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kevin Meaney Brings Comedy to BirdlandPhoto Flash: Kevin Meaney Brings Comedy to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series welcomed comedian Kevin Meaney on the historic stage last Monday, August 17 at 7pm. BroadwayWorld has a peek at the appearance below! (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...)

RADIO MYSTERY 1949 to Play Clarion Theatre, 9/15-26RADIO MYSTERY 1949 to Play Clarion Theatre, 9/15-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

 In 'Radio Mystery 1949 ' by Dennis Richard, a post-WWII radio murder mystery is outdone by real-life drama when a mysterious actor carries what may or may not be a bomb into a sound stage during a live performance.  The nail-biting production is directed by Richmond Shepard.  Clarion Theatre, John P. Greene and Fae Simmons will present the piece September 15 to 26 at the Clarion Theatre, 309 East 26th Street, Manhattan. (more...)

STAGE TUBE:  SYLVIA Set Designer David Rockwell Inspired by Central ParkSTAGE TUBE: SYLVIA Set Designer David Rockwell Inspired by Central Park
by Michael Dale - Aug 21, 2015

Four time Tony Award nominated set designer David Rockwell gives a fascinating insider look at his designs for the upcoming revival of SYLVIA. (more...)

Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy Add Second Show at Detroit's Fox Theatre, 10/17Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy Add Second Show at Detroit's Fox Theatre, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

 RFD -TV is teaming up with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy to bring the We've Been Thinking Tour to Detroit for an unforgettable night of comedy. Due to popular demand, a second performance has been added. The two superstar Comedians will now perform two shows at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 17 at 5 p.m. and the previously announced 8 p.m show. During this momentous event, both Comedians will deliver a laughter-packed evening of all new material before they come together on stage for an uproarious encore you won't want to miss. (more...)

MCL Chicago to Premiere ONE BRAIN MORE: A ZOMBIE LES MISICAL This FallMCL Chicago to Premiere ONE BRAIN MORE: A ZOMBIE LES MISICAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

MCL Chicago, the first theater in Chicago dedicated to innovative musical comedy, is proud to announce the premiere of its production ONE BRAIN MORE: A ZOMBIE LES MISICAL this fall. Set in the not­too­distant future of Chicago, the musical pays homage to the industry titan of 'Les Miserables' while adding an undead flair. (more...)

Tim Allen to Return for ACES OF COMEDY at The Mirage, 11/6Tim Allen to Return for ACES OF COMEDY at The Mirage, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Renowned comedian Tim Allen will return to The Mirage on Friday, November 6 at 10 p.m. for an additional show as part of the resort's Aces of Comedy series. (more...)

MET-X to Present THE LAST HURRAH, 8/23MET-X to Present THE LAST HURRAH, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

This Sunday August 23, 2015 at 7pm, The Last Hurrah is going back to school! Join your host Kevin Cole and a panel of Comedians as they lean into grade school nostalgia. Everything from fire drills to government subsidized school lunches will be provided. It's all of the school with none of the work or education, just free comedy and one last chance to pick on the new kid (that's a major no-no, don't pick on the new kid unless you want ten demerits). (more...)

LAST COMIC STANDING, Ballet Folklorico and SPOKEN WORLD Join Mesa Arts Center's 2015-16 LineupLAST COMIC STANDING, Ballet Folklorico and SPOKEN WORLD Join Mesa Arts Center's 2015-16 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Mesa Arts Center this week announced three additional shows in the 2015-16 Performing Live Season. These include; Spoken World at 8 p.m. on October 16, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez at 7:30 p.m. on October 23 and Last Comic Standing at 7:30 p.m. on November 24. (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...)

BWW Interview: John Medeiros of ZERO HOUR at Elite Theatre CompanyBWW Interview: John Medeiros of ZERO HOUR at Elite Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Aug 20, 2015

Beginning this Saturday, the Elite Theatre Company's South Stage will be presenting Zero Hour, a one-man play about legendary actor Zero Mostel. The project is near and dear to the heart of actor John Medeiros, who has tried to get it produced for almost 5 years. Medeiros has performed in two roles made famous by Mostel, Pseudolus (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) and Tevye (Fiddler on the Roof). He won the Four Star Alliance Award in 2013 for Outstanding Lead Actor for his portrayal of Tevye. (more...)

James & Jamesy to Serve HIGH TEA at Presentation House Theatre, 9/24-10/4James & Jamesy to Serve HIGH TEA at Presentation House Theatre, 9/24-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

From the multi-award winning, masterful Comedians James & Jamesy comes the inventive and outrageously funny theatrical adventure High Tea, on stage September 24 - October 4, 2015 at Presentation House Theatre. Transcending physical comedy and redefining immersive theatre, the 13-time "Best-of-Fest" Fringe winners will sweep spectators out to sea in an aquatic escapade brimming with whimsy, action, and ingenuity. (more...)

Jamie Lee Coming to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 9/11-13Jamie Lee Coming to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 9/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Jamie is currently a cast member on the hit MTV series Girl Code, which is about to enter its fourth season. In addition, she writes and performs for the Conan-produced The Pete Holmes Show on TBS. (more...)

Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT to Make Temporary Move to New Time SlotComedy Central's @MIDNIGHT to Make Temporary Move to New Time Slot
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

It's a time warp! On Tuesday, September 8, Comedy Central's Emmy®-nominated "@midnight with Chris Hardwick" moves to 11:00 p.m. ET/PT (more...)

BWW Review: ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE is a Hit for York Little TheatreBWW Review: ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE is a Hit for York Little Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 19, 2015

Director Christopher Quigley takes the popular Ted Swindley musical back to some comic and musical roots at York's Studio Theatre (more...)

BWW Exclusive: AVENUE Q Alums Chat Competing on NBC's 'America's Got Talent'BWW Exclusive: AVENUE Q Alums Chat Competing on NBC's 'America's Got Talent'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Today, BWW speaks exclusively with the actors, who share their experiences thus far on the competition! (more...)

JUST IN: AVENUE Q Stars Move On to Semi-Final Round of AMERICA'S GOT TALENTJUST IN: AVENUE Q Stars Move On to Semi-Final Round of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 19, 2015

Tonight, the duo learned they have been voted to move ahead to the semi-final round of the competition! (more...)

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