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Demetri Martin Coming to WHBPAC, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The ingeniously brilliant standup comic Demetri Martin performs at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 31 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $60, $75, $90 and are available online at www.whbpac.org. (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld Coming to San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

America's premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine in the Bay Area. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on performing both nationally and internationally in 2014. (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...)

Nate Bargatze Comedy Night at Mesa Arts Center Offers Free Tickets to ASU Students, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Comedians Nate Bargatze, Adam Ray and Hampton Yount will take the stage in Mesa Arts Center's Piper Theater on Friday, September 5, at 8 p.m. for a special engagement presented in partnership with the ASU Polytechnic Programming and Activities Board. Tickets are on sale now and available at mesaartscenter.com or 480-644-6500. A limited number of free tickets are available to Arizona State University (ASU) students with a valid Suncard ID. ASU students can learn more about this offer and claim tickets at https://natebargatzeandfriends.eventbrite.com/. (more...)

Annual Liverpool Comedy Festival Returns in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The annual outing of Liverpool Comedy Festival returns for a lucky 13th year and with 13 days of the finest UK comedy performers, from Tuesday 23 September until Sunday 5 October, in venues across Britain's funniest city. (more...)

LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP Adds Sara Schaefer & Nikki Glaser to Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP continues to bring the best names in comedy to Las Vegas with the announcement of a new show to the all-female comedy series. Hosts of MTV's late night show Nikki & Sara Live, Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer are set to co-headline the Lipshtick stage Friday, Sept. 27. (more...)

WHBPAC's Finest in World Cinema Series Continues this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center continues its “Finest in World Cinema” Series this autumn on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (more...)

Tammy Pescatelli to Perform at Comedy Works Landmark Village, 9/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Comedy Works is pleased to announce that Tammy Pescatelli will perform at Comedy Works South at the Landmark. (more...)

Scotiabank BuskerFest Takes Over Toronto This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Scotiabank BuskerFest in support of Epilepsy Toronto kicked off today at noon throughout Toronto's Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood for four wild days of fun for all ages - rain or shine! (more...)

WRNW1's KC Armstrong Expresses Thanks and Appreciation to Howard Stern
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Recently nominated as the Women's Radio Network's “Top Host”, KC Armstrong has been on quite the journey to be the man he is today. Growing up, KC was greatly influenced by his mother and has always had a positive look on women, respecting them as professionals and individuals. Through his struggles to come out on top, KC owes gratefulness and thanks to a man who he had the pleasure of working very closely to for a number of years, Howard Stern. (more...)

Novus Content Releases Comedic Sensation 'Gerald Kelly Live On Broadway' August 26, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Novus Content announces the August 26, 2014 DVD release of 'Gerald Kelly Live On Broadway'. 'The funniest comedian in the country,' says Russell Simmons, 'Gerald Kelly Live on Broadway' brings big laughs from the Bronx to the bright lights of Broadway in his new stand up special. Filmed live in front of a sold out audience at New York's famed Beacon Theater, Gerald blows the audience away with his hilarious observations about his sons, politics and marriage. Directed by Leslie Smalls (director of Kevin Harts multi-million dollar theatrical release 'Laugh At My Pain'), Smalls captures the energy of the audience while showcasing Gerald's skills as one of the top Comedians in the country. (more...)

The CLIO Awards Announces Jerry Seinfeld as 2014 Honorary Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The CLIO Awards, an international competition showcasing the work of industry giants in advertising, design and communications, today announces Jerry Seinfeld as its 2014 Honorary Award winner, recognized for pushing the boundaries of creativity and his longstanding contributions. The comedian, producer and forever New Yorker will receive his award at the 55(th) annual ceremony. The event, coinciding with Advertising Week, will take place on October 1 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. (more...)

Kevin Hart Announces 2nd Annual 2014 HartBeat Weekend London
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Kevin Hart, HartBeat Productions and iGo Marketing & Entertainment are proud to announce the second annual 2014 Hartbeat Weekend, enhanced with hilarity, music and more. (more...)

Stage 773 Accepting Submissions for 2014 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival; Deadline 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Stage 773's Creative Director Brian Posen announced today that sketch comedy groups are now invited to apply for participation in the 14th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. The event, which will run January 8th through January 18th, 2015, celebrates the best in local, national, and international sketch comedy. Applications may be sent in until October 15 by visiting http://www.chicagosketchfest.com/applications/. The lineup will be announced November 15, 2014. (more...)

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld Named Honorary Award Recipient of 2014 CLIO Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The CLIO Awards, an international competition showcasing the work of industry giants in advertising, design and communications, today announces Jerry Seinfeld as its 2014 Honorary Award winner, (more...)

BET Networks' Award-Winning Comedy "Real Husbands of Hollywood" Returns for a Third Season This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Find out which husband is pushed over the edge during the season premiere following the season two finale cliffhanger. Who survives to tell the tale? Will the truth come out? While Kevin ponders a new venture with comedy heavyweight George Lopez, the other hubbies get their hustle on this season as Nick runs for political office, Boris gets in touch with his spiritual side and Duane “Shake” Martin pushes the limits to get a piece of everyone's action! (more...)

SHUT UP SIT DOWN AND EAT to Play Off-Broadway This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The hit "plomedy," SHUT UP SIT DOWN & EAT returns for NYC for a limited 12-week engagement at Times Square's Snapple Theater Center (1627 Broadway at 50 Street). Written by and starring four New York based Comedians, Tina Giorgi (Falling Up, 'The Late Late Show,' 'Comics Unleashed,' 'Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn'), Joe Moffa ("Blue Bloods," Carlito's Way), Chris Monty (PBS's 'The Business of Comedy,' Biloxi Blues) and Eric Tartaglione (That Championship Season, NBC's 'Last Comic Standing'), directed by Eve Brandstein. (more...)

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Announces Addition of Seven Shows with Jerry Seinfeld
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is pleased to announce the addition of seven shows with Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning comedian Jerry Seinfeld, performing at Borgata's intimate 2,500-seat Event Center. Seinfeld will continue his series through 2016, with tickets on sale this Friday (August 22(nd)) for his first show scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend - Saturday, November 29(th), 2014. (more...)

FX Orders Second Season of Hit Drama Series THE STRAIN
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

FX has ordered a 13-episode second season of its newest hit drama series The Strain from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse (more...)

Comedy Central Launches New Reality Series, COMEDIANS CRASHING COUCHES, Starring Nikki Glaser
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Comedy Central knows that it takes way more than just hilarious programming to stay on top — it's also about getting to know your audience on a deep, meaningful level. That's why the #1 brand in comedy sent comedian Nikki Glaser to move in with a bunch of social media savvy millennials and report back on her experience for the new multiplatform reality series “Comedians Crashing Couches.” The eight-episode series is produced by Comedy Central's CC:Studios and debuts on Thursday, August 14 across multiple platforms including CC.com and the Comedy Central YouTube Channel. (more...)

Susan Boyle, Brian Regan, and More to Highlight the 2014-2015 Kentucky Center Presents Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The 2014-2015 Kentucky Center Presents season features performances by Susan Boyle, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and Dance Theatre of Harlem, as well as luminaries from the realms of Comedy, Classical music, and the Culinary Arts. (more...)

FALLON, KIMMEL & More Among Nominees for 2014 THE STREAMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Nominees have been announced for the 4th Annual Streamy Awards, which will be live-streamed on September 7, 2014 from The Beverly Hilton at 7:30PM PT at www.streamys.org. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: JOHN LLOYD'S MUSEUM OF CURIOSITY LIVE, Underbelly, August 17 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 17, 2014

Following his sell-out fringe debut, John and curator Dan Schreiber host a live version of the BBC Radio 4 hit in which guests donate their favourite items to an infinitely large and impossible museum. Different guests daily. (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...)

The Sklar Brothers Coming to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 9/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Comedy is a family affair for brothers and comedy duo Randy and Jason Sklar. Their brotherly chemistry, unique team delivery and complementary styles contribute to the incomparable energy of their shows. (more...)

"Fanta for the Funny" Campaign Gives Teens Digital Stage to Create Their Own Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Beginning Friday, August 15, Fanta is partnering with a team of young multicultural digital influencers to co-create an all-Vine comedy show for teens, unveiling one new episode of the digital series every Friday for six weeks on CollegeHumor.com. Each episode will combine comedy with topics teens care about, like sports and music, while channeling Fanta's mantra - “More Fanta, Less Serious.” (more...)

Marc Lottering to Bring New One Man Show to The Baxter, 2-20 September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Fresh from a run at the Soho Theatre in London earlier this year, Marc Lottering brings his new one man show called THIS IS CAPTAIN LOTTERING SPEAKING to the Baxter Main Theatre for a limited season from 2 to 20 September 2014. (more...)

Comedy Central Premieres New Reality Series COMEDIANS CRASHING COUCHES
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The #1 brand in comedy sent comedian Nikki Glaser to move in with a bunch of social-media savvy millennials and report back on her experience for the new multiplatform reality series “Comedians Crashing Couches.” (more...)

DANCIN' THROUGH THE DECADES, LADIES OF EOLA HEIGHTS, Bret Shuford and More Set for AUTUMN AT THE ABBEY Series This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Artful Events announces programming for the AUTUMN AT THE ABBEY series, featuring a wide variety of local and nationally renowned talent that will be taking the stage at The Abbey this fall. The lineup includes a weekly cabaret series, comedy offerings, happy hours and more. (more...)

David Madden Named President of Entertainment for FOX Broadcasting Company
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden announced today that they have promoted Joe Earley to Chief Operating Officer for Fox Television Group (FTG) and appointed David Madden President of Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX). (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Robin Williams Blames Canada At The Oscars
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 14, 2014

Today we are turning our attention to a classic clip captured on the Oscars featuring recently deceased actor and comedian Robin Williams. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: EDDIE PEPITONE: RIP AMERICA, IT'S BEEN FUN, Pleasance Courtyard, August 13 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 14, 2014

American Eddie Pepitone's triumphant Fringe return examines his country's (as well as his own inner) crumbling. Pepitone's darkly hilarious rants and soaring neurotic imaginings paint a man at war with himself and an empire gone mad with cruelty and self-absorption. Fun for the whole family! (Not really.) (more...)

Bill Cosby, Chelsea Handler Among Talent Set for Netflix's Upcoming Stand-Up Comedy Slate
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Netflix announced four new exclusive stand-up comedy specials today, joining the previously announced October 10th Chelsea Handler 1-Hour comedy special, 'Uganda Be Kidding Me Live' on Netflix's upcoming roster of original comedies. (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...)

Mark Normand to Perform at ComedySportz Theatre, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Mark Normand, who just premiered a Comedy Central Half Hour special, will be appearing for one night only at The ComedySportz Theatre on Monday, September 8th at 8pm. He is teaming up with the producers of 100 Proof Comedy (named Chicago's 'Best Venue for Stand-Up' by The Chicago Reader) for an unforgettable evening of laughs. (more...)

CSz Houston Announces Move And Temporary Location
by Laura Meltzer - Aug 13, 2014

CSz Houston, which houses ComedySportz will be relocating temporarily at the Holiday Inn Houston West-Energy Corridor, before moving to their new home. (more...)

John Oliver to Headline Seattle's Paramount Theatre, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

John Oliver, comedian and host of HBO's new hit show Last Week Tonight, will appear at the Paramount Theatre on November 23, 2014 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Las Vegas Celebrates Mexican Independence Day With Renowned Latin Performers And Festivities
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ No other destination in the U.S. celebrates Mexican Independence Day quite like Las Vegas, and this year's festivities will bring unparalleled excitement in honor of El Grito. More than 300,000 visitors will make their way to the Entertainment Capital of the World to savor world-class Mexican cuisine, dance to rhythms of the hottest Latin music artists, revel in one-of-a-kind nightlife, share laughs with famed Comedians, experience thrilling sporting events, and more. Las Vegas is the most popular international travel destination for Mexican travelers, with the destination seeing more than 300,000 visitors by air alone in 2013. (more...)

Comedian Jim Norton Pays Tribute to Robin Williams in TIME.com Op-Ed
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Comedian, radio personality, actor and New York Times bestselling author Jim Norton penned a moving op-ed regarding the passing of Robin Williams on TIME.com (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A Friend Like Him - A Robin Williams Memorial
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 12, 2014

Today we shine a special spotlight on one of the most popular and prolific Comedians and actors of our age in honor of his unexpected passing this week, Robin Williams. (more...)

Comedy Works to Tribute Robin Williams with Shows Supporting SPCC, 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

In light of the recent news regarding the passing of comedic genius Robin Williams, Comedy Works is planning to host two fundraisers in his honor on Thursday, August 21 -- two shows, two locations. (more...)

Comedy Central Renews @MIDNIGHT for Second Season
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Attention fans of the internet: #HashtagWars, Rapid Refresh and Sweet Emoji moments are here to stay. Comedy Central has renewed the Emmy®-nominated "@midnight" for a second season (more...)

Chris Hardwick Reveals @MIDNIGHT Renewed for Second Season on 'Tonight Show'
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, comedian Chris Hardwick revealed in that his late-night show @Midnight has been renewed for a second season by Comedy Central. (more...)

Comedian & HBO Host JOHN OLIVER Announces Fall Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

John Oliver, the host of Last Week Tonight, announces a fall tour with 15 dates including a stop at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on December 5, 2014. His last two appearances at DPAC sold out in 2011 and 2013. (more...)

Mars Comedy to Host GUYS WITH ISSUES Comedy Showcase, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Mars Comedy presents the 'Guys With Issues COMEDY SHOWCASE' on Saturday, August 16th, 2014 in The Studio at Hawaiian Brian's located on the second floor at 1680 Kapiolani Boulevard; Honolulu, HI 96814 behind 24 Hour Fitness. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S THE TEMPEST Combines Enchantment and the Wonder of First Love
by Shari Barrett - Aug 11, 2014

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S THE TEMPEST, the last of his romantic comedies, was written in 1610 and published in 1623. This great romantic comedy has it all: danger, intrigue, politics, revenge, a mighty sorcerer, and his beautiful daughter who falls deeply in love at first sight with the handsome prince who is so conveniently shipwrecked near her island home. THE TEMPEST still exerts an influence over popular culture four centuries later, ranging from "Forbidden Planet" to "Gilligan's Island" to "Lost." (more...)

John Oliver Announces Fall 2014 Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

John Oliver, the host of HBO's Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, announced today a 15-date tour visiting theaters throughout the U.S. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 15 starting at 10:00 a.m. at www.livenation.com and through the Live Nation mobile app. For more information about John Oliver and the tour, please visit, www.iamjohnoliver.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SETH RUDETSKY'S DECONSTRUCTING BROADWAY, Leicester Square Theatre, August 10 2014
by Gary Naylor - Aug 11, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a spectacularly entertaining show in which the laughs and the learning keeps coming and coming and coming - though Cher fans may wish to take a raincheck. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014- BWW Reviews: BEC HILL IN... ELLIPSIS, Gilded Balloon, August 9 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 10, 2014

In October 2013, Bec Hill announced that she was going to write an award-winning comedy show. This is a show for anyone who's ever made a promise they might not be able to keep... (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 8/13/2014 - 8/15/2014
by BWW - Aug 10, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 8/13/2014 - 8/15/2014! (more...)

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