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Comedy Central's Annual UP NEXT Stand-Up Showcase Set for This June
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

Comedy Central will present its annual stand-up showcase, Up Next, previously known as Comics To Watch, at Colossal Clusterfest, the brand new comedy and music festival experience created by Comedy Central and Superfly, the brains behind Bonnaroo, and Outside Lands co-producer Another Planet Entertainment. (more...)

Jay Mohr, Brett Davern & More to Star in Crackle Original Movie PARTY BOAT
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

Crackle, Sony Pictures Television Networks' free, ad supported streaming network, today announced PARTY BOAT, their next original movie starring Brett Davern ('Awkward', 'Chosen') and Katie Leclerc (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony and Guest Conductor Vasily Petrenko to Present the Music of St. Petersburg
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Vasily Petrenko immerse audiences in the music of St. Petersburg during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto on June 9 and 11 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brad Zimmerman of MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY at 7 Stages Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - May 25, 2017

Brad Zimmerman is bringing his highly praised solo show My Son The Waiter:  A Jewish Tragedy to 7 Stages Theatre from May 18-June 18.  (more...)

Chris Forrest Brings WHO'S YOUR DADDY to Cape Town
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Calling all parents, all parents-to-be, all people who know parents, all people who want to be parents or just fans of comedy!  Chris Forrest brings his side-splitting one-man show, Who's Your Daddy, to Cape Town for the first time from the 24th July to 6th August 2017 at the Kalk Bay Theatre. (more...)

Rec Room Arts presents Modern Adaptation of Iconic Ballet, THE RITE OF SPRING
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Rec Room Arts (Artistic Director, Matt Hune; Executive Director, Stephanie Wittels Wachs) announces the cast and creative team for THE RITE OF SPRING. The production previews Wednesday, June 14th, opens on Thursday, June 15th, and runs through Saturday, July 8, 2017 in the 600 sq. ft. Back Room at Rec Room. (more...)

Jay Baruchel and Jeremy Garelick To Helm JFL/Thruline TELEVISION STAGED READINGS at Just For Laughs ComedyPRO
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Actor/writer/director Jay Baruchel (Goon, Goon: Last of the Enforcers, Man Seeking Woman) and writer/director Jeremy Garelick (The Wedding Ringer, The Break-Up) return to Just For Laughs ComedyPRO for a third year of JFL/Thruline Television Staged Readings. The duo will each helm an all-star cast of actors and Comedians in a staged read through of one American and one Canadian script. The event takes place Thursday, July 27th at the Hyatt Regency Montreal during Just For Laughs ComedyPRO, the leading industry event of the comedy business.  (more...)

OH, HELLO Duo to Appear in Character at 92Y in Time for Netflix Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Oh, Hello on Broadway comes to 92Y on June 13 at 7 pm, just in time for the show's Netflix debut, with Comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney as Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland - appearing in character for an evening of conversation moderated by John Oliver. (more...)

The Story Pirates to Host 2017 Benefit Shows at Crossroads School
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Story Pirates, a national arts integration education organization, announces its annual The Story Pirates Benefit Shows on Saturday, June 10th 2017 at Crossroads School (1714 21st St. Santa Monica). The two performances will begin at 12:00pm and 3:00pm respectively, and a reception for all attendees will occur from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. (more...)

John Grimes, The Revival Hour and More Coming Up This June at The Revival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Revival, Hyde Park's comedy theater, announces its lineup of shows and events playing in June 2017. (more...)

Leslie Jones to Host 2017 BET AWARDS Live from LA's Microsoft Theater, 6/25
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B sted NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today revealed comedian and actress Leslie Jones as host for this year's BET AWARDS. (more...)

Melbourne Comedy's Rising Stars Returns With A Stack Of Award-Winning Comedians
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

After SOLD OUT shows, Melbourne's hottest line-up of emerging Comedians is back with a very special line-up of award-winning Comedians from TV and radio! (more...)

IMPROV PERCOLATOR Returns to the ArtsCenter
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Something's brewing…The Improv Percolator is back! Our showcase for local improv students and teams has a new night and new home. (more...)

Offbeat Festival Announces Music Programme In Partnership With BBC Introducing Oxford
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Offbeat today announces the festival's music programme in partnership with BBC Introducing Oxford.  The line-up features Oxford's best up and coming bands, wordsmiths and singer song-writers performing over four days across two stages, the Gallery Stage and the Festival Stage, at the Old Fire Station.  (more...)

Rhett & Link Announce a TOUR OF MYTHICALITY
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and AEG Presents announced today that tickets for Rhett & Link's Tour of Mythicality will go on sale Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m.  Mythical Entertainment announced today the first ever tour from award-winning Comedians and YouTube sensations Rhett & Link, in celebration of the release of their debut book "Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality."  The Tour of Mythicality kicks-off in New York on October 13 and will feature a blend of comedic yet personal storytelling, performances of their hit songs, offbeat life advice, and fan Q&A.  The Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality tour will hit Dallas on Saturday, October 21, 2018 for two shows at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre. (more...)

New Showtime Drama I'M DYING UP HERE Available for Early Sampling
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

SHOWTIME is giving viewers nationwide an early opportunity to sample the series premiere of the network's highly anticipated new drama series I'M DYING UP HERE for free, ahead of its on-air debut on Sunday, June 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 5/22 - 5/26 on ABC
by TV Scoop - May 20, 2017

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 5/22 - 5/26, airing on ABC (more...)

Jokesters Comedy Club Presents Nightly Festival Of Comedy In Downtown Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Named 'Best Comedy Club' of 2017 by Casino Player Magazine, Jokesters Comedy Club is downtown Las Vegas' only full time comedy club featuring a nightly festival of standup comedy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Frankie Valli, Mark Ballas and More Celebrate JERSEY BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical 'Jersey Boys,' the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, opened last night, May 18, at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

The Doo Wops to Make Comedy Bar Debut This June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Doo Wops finally stop being lazy bastards and make their Comedy Bar debut, 945 Bloor Street West, Toronto (Just West of Ossington) in An evening with…The DOO WOPS, one night only, June 3rd 2017 at 7pm and 9pm. (more...)

Comedy Night at Playhouse on Park Continues 6/3!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The last Comedy Night of Season Eight at Playhouse on Park is upon us! Tickets are now on sale for the show on Saturday, June 3. Hosted by Dave Sheehan, Comedy Night features two co-headliners, Pam Werts and Rob Steen. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to present Mahler's RESURRECTION
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in Gustav Mahler's groundbreaking Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” as part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics at Heinz Hall on June 2-4. (more...)

Lower East Side Film Festival Announces 2017 Lineup & Full Schedule of Events
by Movies News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Lower East Side Film Festival directors are proud to announce the festival's seventh annual opening and closing night films along with the complete festival schedule. (more...)

Guilty Pleasures Cabaret to Bring SCHOOL'S OUT to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Duplex, NYC's historic cabaret theater, presents Guilty Pleasures Cabaret in 'School's Out' on Friday June 2nd, 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Pete Holmes Stars in CRASHING: The Complete First Season, Available on Blu-ray & DVD 8/1
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

This summer, the irreverently funny, new HBO® hit series that “hits all the right notes” (Vanity Fair) and “delights at every turn” (TIME) will be available to take home on Blu-rayTM and DVD. (more...)

Stewart Lee to Bring Brand New Show CONTENT PROVIDER to Chester Storyhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

After four years of writing and performing half hour episodes of stand up for his TV show, Content Provider is Stewart Lee's first brand new, long-form, full length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Comedians Tollie (Tollie) Jones, Peter Davenport and Chris Davis talk about the boom of comedy in Birmingham.
by David Edward Perry - May 18, 2017

Three of Birmingham's best give me their thoughts on the rise of comedy in Birmingham (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces DISTRICT OF COMEDY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

From July 20-22, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents its second annual District of Comedy Festival, bringing together acclaimed stars and rising acts for an all-laughs takeover of the nation's center for the performing arts. Headlined by a one-night-only NSO Pops concert with Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess, the festival, with Presenting Sponsor Capital One, features stand-up shows, music, theater, and performances for children and families in spaces across the Center. The District of Comedy Festival also coincides with a brand new edition of the Kennedy Center's popular collaboration with Chicago's The Second City, which will run for eight weeks in the Theater Lab. (more...)

Comedy Trio THE DRESS UP GANG Coming to TBS in All-New Series
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

TBS has greenlit a new series from the comedy trio THE DRESS UP GANG, whose viral videos include the popular My Roommate, My Friend series. (more...)

Ground Floor Comedy presents GROUND FLOOR LIVE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The ever-stranger comedy channel Ground Floor Comedy is presenting a free night of sketch, stand-up, and improv from their favorite cast members on Wednesday, June 7th from 9:00 to 10:00 pm at Brooklyn Bazaar, aptly named GROUND FLOOR LIVE. (more...)

ImprovBoston and the Museum of Science Combine Art and Science in New, Innovative Comedy Shows
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

This summer, ImprovBoston and the Museum of Science team up for three groundbreaking, innovative, completely improvised out-of-this-world comedy shows for adults in the Charles Hayden Planetarium. On the fourth Thursday of June, July, and August, New England's oldest and biggest comedy theater combines its signature off-the-cuff laughs with the expert technological wizardry of the Planetarium. (more...)

ImprovBoston Presents New England's First-Ever High School Improv Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

On May 21st, ImprovBoston proudly hosts Boston-area high school improv teams for the first-ever High School Improv Fest. Over the course of the day, students will have honed their craft with professional instructors, networked with other schools, and had a chance to perform a show in a professional comedy theater. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - New Showtime Comedy Special ANDREW SANTINO: HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

Comedian and I'M DYING UP HERE star Andrew Santino returns to his Chicago hometown for the debut of his new one-hour comedy special ANDREW SANTINO: HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE on Friday, June 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

March Madness is Over, But ImprovBoston Keeps Competition Alive
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

New England's longest-running comedy theater presents two comedy tournaments to keep the competitive spirit going: The Improv Classic: Boston Edition (a showcase of Boston's best improvisers affiliated with the popular Chicago tournament) and StandUp ThrowDown (a standup comedy tournament where more than 48 local comics compete for the title of "Boston's Funniest"). Each show pairs playful competition with high-energy hilarity for one relentless month of gut-busting comedy. (more...)

The Las Vegas Premiere Of I AM BATTLE COMIC Documentary to Benefit Veterans Suffering From PTSD
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Picking up where Bob Hope left off, Las Vegas based comedian Don Barnhart and his Battle Comics have been entertaining the troops since 1992 and the importance of what they do is captured in the new documentary I Am Battle Comic by comedian/director Jordan Brady. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company presents MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On the heels of a thrilling performance by Phantom star DAVIS GAINES, the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with a concert starring Emmy Award-winner and multiple-Tony nominee NANCY DUSSAULT in MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE. Perhaps best known to audiences as the first host of "Good Morning America," and for her co-starring role on TV on "Too Close for Comfort," Dussault's remarkable career began on the stage. Her concert includes anecdotes about Dussault's remarkable career and songs by many of her favorite composers, such as Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne, Burton Lane and Stephen Sondheim. Dussault's extraordinary musicality and comedic storytelling infuse new meaning into beloved classics such as "Getting Married Today," "Look to the Rainbow," "Old Friend" and her iconic "Make Someone Happy." Nancy is joined by Musical Director Christopher Marlowe and Director Valentine Mayer. NANCY DUSSAULT: MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE comes to Ventura for three-performances-only: Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Book Now For All-Star Comedy Benefit FUNNY BROKEN BONES At Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

A stellar line-up of Comedians will join forces in benefit show FUNNY BROKEN BONES at the Lyric Theatre on 12 June to raise funds for colleague Jim Tavare, who was involved in a serious car crash in Los Angeles.  (more...)

KING HIPPO Comedy Showcase to Kick Off at The Mockingbird
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Comics Mike Brown (Comedy Outliers) and Ayanna Dookie (She Devil Comedy Festival winner) kick off "King Hippo" their free, weekly comedy showcase and afterparty  at The Mockingbird (25 Avenue B) in Manhattan's East Village on Thursday, May 25th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Get Ready for Laughs at the BIRMINGHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL
by David Edward Perry - May 16, 2017

THE BIRMINGHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL is first and only comedy festival in the state of Alabama. (more...)

Fringe Announces Comedy Headliner: JOHN MULANEY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On the heels of May 2nd's announcement that France's Plasticiens Volants will bring its U.S Premiere tour to this year's Friday and Saturday on the Fringe, the 2017 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival (Thursday, September 14 - Saturday, September 23) announces comedy headliner John Mulaney on Friday, September 22 show at 7 p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. (more...)

Uproar Entertainment Releases Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Gayla Johnson
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of 'Black Wives Matter' by Gayla Johnson. (more...)

BWW Interview: MARTIN MORROW ALBUM RECORDING at the Birmingham Comedy Festival
by David Edward Perry - May 15, 2017

MARTIN MORROW Brings the Funny Home to Birmingham to Record His First Comedy Album (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for ANIMAL CRACKERS at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for Animal Crackers, the rollicking Marx Brothers musical comedy opening June 2, 2017 as the seventh production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 20. (more...)

Christopher Titus and Big Jay Oakerson Come to Comedy Works
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Comedian Christopher Titus brings his newest show, 'Amerigeddon,' to the theaters across the country. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Additions to 2017–18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the addition of several new performances to its 2017-2018 lineup. (more...)

Six New Shows Just Booked at the King Center!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Six new shows have just been announced at the King Center! See the full schedule below! (more...)

'Blue Collar' Comedian Ron White to Perform Two Shows at State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Comedian Ron 'Tater Salad' White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. The classic story-teller comes to the State Theatre for two shows on Friday, June 9th. (more...)

BITS Returns to Go Comedy! this Month
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

BITS, Michigan's largest improv tournament, will return to Go Comedy! this month for its eighth year. Go Comedy has also added a new improvised show, Biff! Bang! Pow! and a new original sketch show, The Skit Parade, to its monthly line up. for the Tickets for all Go Comedy! shows ($5-$18) are available now online at www.gocomedy.net and beginning at 6:00pm Wednesday - Sunday in person at the Go Comedy! box office. A complete Go Comedy! weekly schedule follows this release. (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 5/15 - 5/19 on ABC
by TV Scoop - May 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 5/15 - 5/19, airing on AB (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC - Monday, May 15, 2017- Friday, May 19, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 12, 2017

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMME LIVE, airing on ABC on Monday, May 15, 2017! (more...)

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