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by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
The Story Pirates have announced the third in a series of middle-grade books for kids: The Story Pirates Present: Quest for the Crystal Crown, by Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White, and illustrated by Joe Todd Stanton. Like the first two Story Pirates books -- Stuck in the Stone Age and the Parents' Choice Award winning Digging Up Danger -- this imaginative fantasy is based on an idea from a real kid (Angie Ortiz, from Rockland County, New York). The story is also a jumping-off point for an introduction to the basics of creative writing. With the help of Story Pirate Captain Rolo Vincent and the Fantasy Creation Zone, readers can use this novel as inspiration to create their OWN great fantasy adventure.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
On February 15, comedian and tech aficionado Mark Vigeant will tackle the search engine giant that's taken over the world. A lineup of experts in the field and comedians will follow soon.
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
 The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) announced today that Ali Wong is the first female comedian to have a residency at the Beacon Theatre. Additionally, her eighth show places her third in most performances by any comedian at the legendary venue. Tickets for the eighth show in Wong's residency on Thursday, April 23, as part of her Milk & Money tour, are on sale now!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) announced today that Ali Wong is the first female comedian to have a residency at the Beacon Theatre. Additionally, her eighth show places her third in most performances by any comedian at the legendary venue. Tickets for the eighth show in Wong's residency on Thursday, April 23, as part of her Milk & Money tour, are on sale now!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (TOsketchfest) returns March 4 a?" 15, 2020 for its 15th Anniversary, making it Toronto's longest running comedy Festival. TOsketchfest will mark this milestone with 12 days of the best scripted, ensemble comedy from across North America at Crow's Theatre, The Theatre Centre, and Comedy Bar.
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Fresh off the release of Murder Mystery, Adam Sandler's most popular Netflix film to date, we are excited to extend our deal with Sandler and Happy Madison Productions to make four more films. Our members love all things Sandler. They have spent a whopping two billion hours watching his films since 2015 - the year that The Ridiculous 6 premiered - proving there's no such thing as too much Sandler. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
The Free Association has announced a star line-up of guests for their run of hit-shows at the VAULT Festival 2020. Running from 4 February - 16 February, this is the first time the Free Association will present a series of the most exciting improvised comedy shows in London.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
After selling out three previously announced shows, Jo Koy will be adding new dates to his 'Just Kidding World Tour' at Wynn Las Vegas' Encore Theater. Fans will have two additional opportunities to catch the show on May 8 and 9, 2020. Tickets for these performances go on sale Friday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. PT.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Comedian and award winning clown Rachelle Elie is back in Toronto hosting another fabulous event - It's time for a Cabaret my friends! Come enjoy a night of naughtiness, effervescence & titillating fun! Naughty door prizes from Chocolaterie & Good For her.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Prepare to take a heart-stopping journey through the dazzling world of Las Vegas entertainment with the critically acclaimed production, a?oeEXTRAVAGANZA a?" The Vegas Spectacular.a?? This thrilling new Las Vegas production from the creators of a?oeWOW a?" The Vegas Spectaculara?? and Caesars Entertainment will make its North American premiere on March 14, 2020, on the iconic stage at the Jubilee Theater inside Bally's Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale now.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Presented by Salty Theatre, Theatre Works and Red Hot Productions, He Who Must Not Be Named apparates to Australian shores this April. Salty Theatre  bring beloved pop culture to the fore with humour, grit and little bit of spice. Before Voldemort was He Who Must Not Be Named, he was just Tom Riddle, another moody teen that couldn't talk to girls. Join Tom and his Hogwarts classmates on a hilarious musical adventure as he learns the ways of love, proper snake maintenance and the Unforgivable Curses.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
The Toronto Fringe hit Moonstruck, by Paloma Nuñez and Sarah Hillier, returns for monthly shows at Bad Dog Theatre starting Sunday, March 1, 2020. Moonstruck is an improvised comedy show that is inspired by an audience members dream.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Longstanding comedy club and entertainment company, The Comedy Works, has a full slate of nationally acclaimed stand-up comedians and up-and-coming talent scheduled to appear at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas with ticket prices starting at only $20.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
On Sunday, February 9, Donnie Sengstack (Caroline's on Broadway); Clare O'Kane (Viceland); and Brendan Eyre (Late Night with Seth Meyers); will deliver sets covering STIs, abortion, depression, and more at Doctors Without Boundaries. Check out Clare O'Kane's stand-up here:
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Utica Center for Development is pleased to present NYC Comedy Night with headliners Vinnie Mark and Mary Dimino. The show is scheduled for the event center Saturday February 1st to benefit Veterans Outreach.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
The four comedians on the No Apologies Comedy Tour are a comedic tsunami. They are in your face, on the edge, take no prisoners, and make no apologies!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
The Cape Town International Comedy Festival is the largest Comedy Festival in South Africa. It's re-launching in 2020 for one week, starting 1 March 2020 at the Artscape Theatre Centrea??.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
On Monday 16 March, gynaecological cancer charity The Eve Appeal is hosting its first theatre night, Dear Mum. For one night only, actors and comedians are coming together to take part in a theatre event to raise money for money for vital research into the prevention of the five gynaecological cancers which between them affect 21,000 women a year.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
PlayMakers Laboratory, formerly Barrel of Monkeys, is pleased to continue its 2019-20 season with THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Travels Through Time, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Sundays at 3 pm from January 19 – February 16, 2020 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago.
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Adding to the excitement of its previously announced headliners, Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Boston Calling rolls out news today that recently reunited rock icons, Rage Against The Machine, will also headline its 2020 festival in what will be the band's only scheduled performance in the New England area this year. Foo Fighters will kick off their headlining Boston Calling performance on Friday, May 22, followed by Rage Against The Machine on Saturday, May 23 and Red Hot Chili Peppers will round out the festival on Sunday, May 24, making an epic weekend of live music. Joining these rock heavyweights and performing across the festival's five stages are over 60 artists in all, including The 1975, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Run The Jewels, Brittany Howard, Banks, Liam Gallagher, Noname, Angels & Airwaves, and many more. The entire lineup can be found below, listed by day. Boston Calling, the acclaimed annual three-day festival, will take place at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, MA on Memorial Day Weekend, May 22 - 24, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced that next month's production of Jan McArt's New Play Readings will feature That's My Time, written by Carbonell Award-winning local actor Clay Cartland.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
Ahead of the show's world premiere and taping, Comedy Dynamics has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Brash Boys Club, the first gay male stand up comedy anthology feature special staring Owen Alabado, Dash Kwiatkowski and Brad Loekle to be directed and produced by the creator of Comedy InvAsian and Brash Girls Club's producer Quentin Lee through his shingle Margin Films.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
Award winning writer, comedian and storyteller Matt Harvey (Fairy bread comedy, Live on Bowen, The Leak, Quiz night) is presenting his show, just for funny at Cavern club, as part of Wellington Fringe Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
It's been four years since Alan last went on tour, and in that time he's managed to find himself in all sorts of dramas. Between his star-studded wedding day and becoming an accidental anarchist, from fearing for his life at border control to becoming a reluctant farmer, three words spring to minda??Not again, Alan!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
Star of Live at the Apollo, Would I Lie to You?, Have I Got News for You and 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, multi-award-winning comedian Chris McCausland is taking his smash hit stand-up show, Speaky Blinder, back on tour for a series of extra dates, running from 8th October til 5th December, 2020.
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2020
Josh Gad appeared on TODAY's Sunday Sitdown this week, to talk about his career, Broadway, and Frozen.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
The Tank (Meghan Finn, Artistic Director) and Theater of The Apes will present the World Premiere of I Am Nobody, a new musical comedy by Greg Kotis (Tony Award-winner for Urinetown; The Truth About Santa at The Tank), directed by Meghan Finn (Creative Time's Doomocracy, Mac Wellman's The Invention of Tragedy at The Flea) at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), March 5-28.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
WarnerMedia Entertainment and New Cadence Productions brings the HA Festival celebrating The Art of Comedy for three days, February 21-23, 2020, to San Antonio, Texas. A variety of live shows, culminating with a 'Best of Fest' TV special, hosted by Anjelah Johnson, will be held in iconic venues in the scenic Riverwalk area of San Antonio, including the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre (226 N. St. Mary's St.). Tickets to the festival are on sale now.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Everyone's favorite former vice president and environmental crusader is now a late night comedy talk show host, and he's taking no prisoners in this riotous breakdown of the current state of climate change. An Inconvenient Talk Show brings together New York's hottest comedians (Comedy Central, SNL, UCB, etc) and world's hottest climate experts (NASA, VICE, NYU, Smithsonian, etc) to tackle the globe's hottest problem. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
The glitz and glamour is back with the latest edition of the Midsumma Extravaganza at Arts Centre Melbourne's Hamer Hall on February 1 as a part of the Midsumma Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Paul Merton a?" one of the UK's greatest comedians and star of the BBC's renowned programme Have I Got News For You a?" is to join the new production of Hairspray the Musical.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Union Hall has added events to their upcoming schedule! See below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, presents its talented line-up for the month of February, highlighted by headliners Amanda Seales, author and host and author of 'Small Doses,' February 1; Mo Amer, from his Netflix special 'The Vagabond,' February 6 - 8; Michael Che, co-anchor of Weekend Update on NBC's Saturday Night Live, Valentine's Day and Presidents Day Weekend, February 14 - 16; Pete Lee, as seen on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, February 20 - 22; and Sugar Sammy, from his HBO Canada stand-up special, 'Sugar Sammy in Concert: Direct from Montreal,' February 27 - 29.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 23, 2020
BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue selects her top picks from the 2020 Glasgow International Comedy Festival programme.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Comedy Dynamics has announced they are releasing Ben Rosenfeld's new stand-up comedy album, Don't Shake Your Miracle, through Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Pandora, SoundCloud and more on February 7, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
In honor of her new book, Build Your Own Romantic Comedy author Lana Schwartz and her co-host Ilana Michelle Rubin have invited some of the funniest comedians in New York City to spend an evening celebrating all that we love (or at least like-like) about the romantic comedy genre: From the meet cute to the happy ending kiss and all of the hijinks in between. Will the adorable bakery go out of business? Will the funny best friend find herself? Can a young comedian still have a meet cute in New York City? Come to the show to find out.
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
The Recording Academy® announced their lineup of artists, musicians, actors, and comedians who will take the stage as presenters at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards®. This year's presenters include current GRAMMY® nominees Jim Gaffigan and Trevor Noah; GRAMMY winners Common, Cynthia Erivo, Dua Lipa, Billy Porter, Smokey Robinson, Shania Twain, Keith Urban, and Stevie Wonder; past GRAMMY nominees Ava DuVernay and Bebe Rexha; and music industry moguls Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne. Additionally, previously announced Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker will play double duty as both presenters and performers.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
UKTV's award-winning comedy entertainment channel, Dave today announced Joel Dommett as the host of the second episode of Comedy Against Living Miserably, he will be joined by John Robins, Judi Love and Kiri Pritchard-McLean who complete the full line-up. Comedy Against Living Miserably is a series of filmed stand-up specials produced by Spirit Media to raise awareness for mental health charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), with the second of the stand-up specials to be filmed in front of a live audience at EartH (Theatre) Hackney on Sunday 16th February 2020 with doors opening to the public at 7pm. Tickets to the event are free of charge and available on this LINK HERE.
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Longtime independent film champion, Film Threat, helmed by founder and filmmaker Chris Gore, are stepping into the void to honor true indies and right the Oscar snubs with Award This! Live from Los Angeles on Wednesday, February 5th at the Studio Movie Grill in Glendale, CA. Award This! will feature the creative forces of independent cinema both in front of and behind the camera with inventive new categories: Oscar Snub nominating those performances and filmmakers who blew us away this year like Awkwafina, Jennifer Lopez, Robert DeNiro, Adam Sandler, Greta Gerwig, and Lulu Wang; Movie Critic Worthy of Your Attention honoring the film critics with a pulse on movie commentary including Alachia Queen, John Campea, Leonard Maltin, Luke Thompson and Michael Dequina; Short Film, Socially Relevant Documentary hitting topics that get to the heart of us like Afghan Cycles, The Animal People (executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix), Don't Be Nice, Fat: A Documentary, Life Overtakes Me, Mr. Toilet, No Safe Spaces, and Tell Me Who I Am; Sports Documentary, Indie Sci-Fi, Pop Culture Documentary, Indie Horror, Indie Comedy, Indie LGBTQ+ Themed Film, Indie Action/Thriller, WTF Indie, Director, Directress, Indie Made for Less Than the Contents of an Oscar Gift Bag (Under $100K), Indie Movie of the Year, and Ensemble Cast.
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
REVOLT TV unveiled details about its Black History Month Excellence (#BHMX) initiative today, featuring its largest offering yet of network premieres, including the return of fan-favorite talk show State of the Culture; new seasons of stand-up showcase Funny AF, short film anthology Short & Fresh, and behind-the-scenes spin-off Breakfast Club Extra; and new episodes of popular morning mainstay The Breakfast Club, REVOLT Summit Presents, Director's Reel, and more. All shows tie into the #BHMX theme of celebrating “Black Excellence” in all fields and forms.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Here are some of the highlighted events coming to QED from Feb. 12-18, including: the city's finest drag queens and comedians find the humor in mental health at Shock Therapy Drag & Comedy ft. Shanita Bump, Kelly Bachman, Vannessa Jackson, Adele Computer, April Boddie, and hosts Marcela Onyango and Mariah Harrie Fisher (Feb. 12); stories about the theme 'Pals & Confidants' at Story Slam (Feb. 12); sketch comedy duo Soul Crush presents Twinning, a variety show based on two-person acts (Feb. 14); Aaron Zarabi hosts White Sauce Hot Sauce, featuring comics from Netflix, Comedy Central, and probably your Instagram feed (Feb. 14); Soft Core!, where NYC's quickest comics riff on sleazy late-night Cinemax movies (Feb, 14); Odd Rock Comedy Hour, a variety show brought to you by Rob Paravonian; QED's house-booked stand-up showcase QED Presents, with Bob Biggerstaff, Usama Siddiquee, Veronica Garza, Ben Katzner, and host Gabe Mollica (Feb. 15); Michelle Drozdick's solo show The Gimmick & You (Feb 16); a chance for freelancers to grab a drink and hang at Astoria Creatives Meetup (Feb. 18); and, a chance to sketch a live model at Drink & Draw (Feb. 18).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
The Historic Stanley Hotel and Comedy Works Entertainment has announced two shows with Paul Reiser on February 29th at The Stanley Hotel Concert Hall in Estes Park at 6:00pm and 8:30pm. Special room offers are also available with the purchase of a comedy ticket. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 24th at 10am at www.stanleylive.com. General admission tickets are $39.50. A limited amount of VIP tickets will be available which include a post-show meet and greet and photo opportunity with the artist for $75.00.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Celebrate Valentine's Day with Toronto's top comedians and improvisors. Following a stellar run at Bad Dog Theatre, this incredibly funny and talented cast will present a Valentine's Day extravaganza on the Paradise stage. The premise is simple: the performers collect various stories from the audience (and special guests!) about their worst, best and most memorable dates-and then take those ideas to turn them into hilarious, off-the-wall and sometimes raunchy improvised sketches.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2020
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) hosted the 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards on the evening of Saturday, January 18 at the Hollywood Palladium. A full list of winners is below.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2020
Ten Minute Tuesdays is an ongoing project which encourages artists to get out of their comfort zone, try something new, and be themselves in a safe space. The community has gathered in and around a garage in Orlando for two seasons of theater including over 40 ten minute performances since 2016. With a pinch more structure in 2020, producers Megan Markham and Mallory Vance hope that the third season will be the best yet.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
On January 25th, Elm Street Cultural Arts Village will start the new year off with a laugh with the 6th annual Last Laugh Comedy Competition, in which stand-up comedians will compete for the audience's laughter and vote. Returning again to host the event for its 6th time is Jessica 'It's All Good,' who has hosted the competition since its incarnation.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
For the seventh year, Camp Encourage will host An Evening With the 'Rents, a unique comedy event that brings humor and empowerment to the autism community.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Hosts Carly Ann Filbin and Alise Morales will invite fellow comedians, poets, actors, writers, Uber drivers, and other colorful characters to share their once in a lifetime New York City moments.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
The Paley Center for Media will present A Salute to Black Achievements in Television Presented by Citi from February 1-March 1. This monthlong celebration will include an interactive exhibit focusing on comedy, spotlight BET Network's 40th anniversary, as well as family activities, education classes, and screenings featuring some of the most influential names in entertainment. Entry to the exhibit and screenings are free and open to the public.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2020
Full of energy and bursting with laughter, Voca People are an international a-cappella musical comedy that has been seen in over 44 countries by 3 million people. It's now Australia's turn to hear these original and thrilling theatrical harmonies for the first time when Voca People perform their premiere season in Sydney on 1 May and Melbourne on 3 May.