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LeVar Burton and More Join Lineup for 2017 NOW HEAR THIS Podcast Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Newly announced shows include 'LeVar Burton Reads,' from the star of 'Reading Rainbow' and 'Stark Trek;' comedy podcast 'Hello From The Magic Tavern;' 'Vox's The Weeds,' an in-depth look at current events; and 'Nancy,' conversations about today's LGBTQ issues; as well as a block of wrestling podcasts, including 'Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast,' 'The Art of Wrestling' and 'Conversation with the Big Guy.' (more...)

Comedian Tony Hinchcliffe Comes to Gramercy Theater 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

???????On Saturday, August 26 at 8PM, comedian Tony Hinchcliffe brings his raw and unapologetic stand-up comedy to headline at Gramercy Theater as part of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, with special guest Jeremiah Watkins and more tba. Tony is touring the country fresh off the release of his new comedy album One Shot, out in wide release now. Tickets are $12 and avaiable here: https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/000052AC114B9B89.   (more...)

New Comedy Showcase at Pompano Cultural Center, Call for Comedians to Open Amp Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is looking to discover the next Class Clown! If your comments get lots of LMAO's and you always leave a room smiling, then you just might have what it takes to open the November 25th concert featuring Tony! Toni! Tone! with Dru Hill and Sisqo at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater. (more...)

CHRIS D'ELIA Adds Adelaide, Perth & Brisbane to Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Frontier Comedy are pleased to announce that due to overwhelming demand, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane dates have been added to US comedian and actor Chris D'Elia's upcoming debut Australian stand-up tour this October. (more...)

Billy Ray Cyrus to be Inducted into Kentucky Music Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Internationally renowned superstar, Billy Ray Cyrus, will soon be honored by his beloved home state of Kentucky as he is inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: AGT Singer Earns Golden Buzzer With Stunning Stevie Wonder Cover
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

On last night's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, contestant Johnny Manuel delivered a stunning Stevie Wonder cover which snagged the Golden Buzzer from guest judge Seal. Watch the video below! (more...)

BWW Review: Don't miss the MINNESOTA FRINGE FESTIVAL, Continuing through This Weekend!
by Jill Schafer - Aug 9, 2017

We're halfway through the 11-day, 15-venue, 167-show Minnesota Fringe Festival. I've seen 25 shows, with another 20-some on the schedule for the next five days. Here are a few of my favorites so far. I haven't seen everything on my must-see list yet, so be sure to check that out for more recommendations and tips for Fringe newbies. And you can read all of my Fringe mini-reviews here. There are five days left of Fringe - so get out there and see some shows! Full schedule, venue, and ticketing information can be found on the Fringe's handy dandy website. (more...)

Kathleen Madigan Coming to Casper Events Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Comedian Kathleen Madigan will be coming to the Casper Events Center on Friday, October 13th at 7:00 pm. Tickets on sale Friday, August 25th at 10:00 am. (more...)

Sommore, Steve Trevino and More to Bring Laughs to Carolines on Broadway This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, presents its talented line-up for the month of September, highlighted by headliners Sommore, 'The Queen of Comedy,' from the films The Queen Stands Alone, Friday After Next and Soul Plane, Labor Day Weekend, September 1 - 3; Steve Trevino, from his Netflix special, 'Steve Trevino: Relatable,' September 7 - 10; Rod Man, winner of Season 8 of NBC's Last Comic Standing, September 14 - 17; Gary Owen, from BET's The Gary Owen Show and the Think Like a Man films, September 21 - 24; T.K. Kirkland, presented by The Breakfast Club and hosted by Charlamagne Tha God and featuring DJ Envy, September 29 and 30. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 23, 2017
by - Aug 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Park City Institute presents Country Star Josh Turner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Country star Josh Turner brings his deep baritone voice and high-energy performance style, to close out the summer season at the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series, on the Deer Valley Resort stage, Sunday, September 3 at 7pm. (more...)

Comedians Carlos Mencia and Jim Breuer Announced for Valley Forge Music Fair
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) welcomes two of comedy's heavy hitters to ever expanding Valley Forge Music Fair lineup. "Half-Baked" star Jim Breuer brings his relatable brand of comedy to The Venue on Friday, August 25, 2017 for two shows at 7:00pm and 10:00pm. Comedy Central's 'Mind of Mencia' creator Carlos Mencia brings his Laughin' and Lovin' Tour to The Venue on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 9:00pm. Tickets for all three shows are available on Ticketmaster. Doors for each show will open one hour in advance. (more...)

VIDEO: AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Singer Slays DREAMGIRLS Classic
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

During the live quarter final round of NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, singer Johnny Manuel gave a powerful rendition of  'And I Am Telling You' from the Broadway musical DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

Rec Room Arts Seeks Artists for Inaugural Residency Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

In February 2017, longtime friends, theatre artists, and educators Matt Hune and Stephanie Wittels Wachs launched Rec Room Arts, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to the creation and development of new work across artistic disciplines. (more...)

BWW Previews: FORUM commences season at Walnut Street Theatre
by Greer Firestone - Aug 22, 2017

The Walnut Street Theatre, founded in 1809, is America's Oldest Theatre. It is also the Official State Theatre of Pennsylvania, and a National Historic Landmark. With more than 55,000 season ticket holders, the Walnut is also the most subscribed theatre company in the world! (more...)

ImprovBoston Goes Back to the '80s with Hit Comedy Show OREGON FAIL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

ImprovBoston brings those who grew up in the 80s back to a simpler time when they trekked westward on their Apple II GSs - hunting, crossing rivers, and avoiding the dreaded dysentery outbreak. Based on the popular 80s video game Oregon Trail, ImprovBoston's hit comedy show Oregon Fail: You Have Died of Comedy combines thrilling adventure and whimsy in a completely improvised show set within the world of the game. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 22, 2017
by - Aug 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

ImprovBoston Hosts 9th Annual Boston Comedy Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

ImprovBoston unites more than 90 celebrated improv, sketch, and standup comedy acts from around the world for the 9th annual Boston Comedy Arts Festival (BCAF). From September 6-10, acclaimed acts from Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Germany, and more showcase diverse comedy talents for Boston audiences. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 21, 2017
by - Aug 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Gate69 Goes Full Throttle with CATHY AND THE TROLLEY DOLLIES, CAMP COMEDY and MACBETH! THE ADULT PANTO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Gate69, the Purple Palace in the heart of Cape Town's city centre, has announced its exciting entertainment line-up through the end of the year. With the time of the year when everyone is looking for an excuse to have a good time fast approaching, Gate69 is the perfect venue for Capetonians as well as local and international visitors to the Mother City to let their hair down. (more...)

Foxwoods Resort Casino Announces September Entertainment Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Summer may be coming to an end, but Foxwoods Resort Casino, the Northeast's premier resort destination, is keeping the good vibes going all year long with the most talented musical performers, Comedians and chart-topping EDM DJs guests won't find anywhere else. (more...)

Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret to Celebrate 4th Anniversary at UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present The Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret's Fourth Anniversary Show! (more...)

LGBTQ Film Festival Comes to The Hanover Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

qFLIX Worcester: New England's LGBTQ Film Festival presents a series of films that seek to educate and entertain at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Thursday, September 14 through Sunday, September 17. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 18 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 8/21 - 9/4 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Aug 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 8/21 - 9/4, airing on ABC (more...)

Line Up Announced for Underbelly's Big Brain Benefit
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 19, 2017

Underbelly is thrilled to be partnering with The Brain Tumour Charity for a raucous evening of live comedy. The organisation remains at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. (more...)

Rapp and Folsom Bring The Fully Immersive Lenny Bruce Experience to The Fort Worth Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Producers Bren Rapp and Joey Folsom are going to give 2017 Fort Worth Fringe audiences their money's worth as anchor of the 2nd annual festival on its Friday and Saturday nights at The Scott Theater with their production of Sam Bobrick and Julie Stein's Lenny Bruce is Back. (more...)

Berkeley Rep presents World Premiere of IMAGINARY COMFORTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

???????Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere of Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit, written by Daniel Handler and directed by Tony Taccone. The new play begins previews on Thursday, October 5 and the show runs through Sunday, November 19. Individual tickets begin at $30 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Thursday, October 12. (more...)

Julia Scotti Set for Stand-Up Session at Eagle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Eagle's next installment of Stand-Up Comedy is August 26th @ 7:00PM & 9:30PM, featuring America's Got Talent finalist, and Winner of Showtime's Funniest Person in America, Julia Scotti, hosted by New York's Funny Man, Kevin Hurley. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: FUNZ AND GAMEZ, Just The Tonic
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

They're back! Why? Money. After a failed BBC pilot and numerous non-appearances on TV and radio, Phil's resurrected the Edinburgh award-winning (Panel Prize still counts) cult hit Funz and Gamez in a last ditched attempt to get on TV. Join Bonzo, Jim the Elf, and Uncle Mick in a brand-new format that Phil's created, called a comedy panel show. (more...)

Comedians Dixon, Dimino, Daloni Slated for The PIT This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The Peoples Improv Theater is  proud to present Comedians Daloni, Dimino and Dixon in Med School Drop Out at The PIT Underground Stage in New York City this Friday August 18th (more...)

Lenny Bruce is Back in Chicago Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Acclaimed Dallas based stage and film actor Joey Folsom brings an innovative blend of stand-up comedy and theatrical performance to Judy's Beat Lounge at The Second City, August 24-26, with Sam Bobrick and Julie Stein's one man show, Lenny Bruce is Back. (more...)

PHIT Comedy Seeks Submissions for 2017 Black Friday Comedy Marathon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, the Philly Improv Theater (PHIT Comedy) will be the site for a 40-hour comedy marathon. (more...)

September Shows, Classes and Events Announced at QED!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

QED can't believe summer is already winding down, but they're is here to help you forget all about that! They have a couple of exciting new shows: Truth Serum with Zoe Yellen, a live late night talk show turned podcast, and Greetings From Florida, a showcase of hilarious Comedians who managed to escape the state of Florida and live to tell about it! (more...)

Wrigley Field to Host Art & Theater Event, 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

In partnership with the Park at Wrigley, the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce and the Belmont Theater District presents "ART & THEATER @ THE PARK," Sunday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. featuring local artists showcasing fine art, crafts and a family-friendly LOL Comedy Showcase featuring ComedySportz's infamous improv matches, Storytown Children's Improv and the best of Laugh Factory's standup comedy including audience prizes and live music.  (more...)

Stephanie Miller's SEXY LIBERAL RESISTANCE TOUR to Stop at Athenaeum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Ridicule, satire and comedy have always been one of the most important elements of political protest, and as a result, Stephanie Miller's Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour makes a stop in Chicago at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2136 N. Southport Ave., Saturday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m.  (more...)

Sweet Honey In The Rock, John Zorn, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and More Set for Symphony Space's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Symphony Space, one of New York's best-loved cultural destinations, is pleased to announce a new season of lively and diverse programming, running from October 2017 through June 2018. Returning this season are Projects conceived by Artistic Director Andrew Byrne, each uniting Symphony Space's multidisciplinary events around a shared theme. A month-by-month listing of featured events follows. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces Lineup for 2017 Comedy Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Amphibian Stage Productions announces the comedian lineup for its second annual Phib Comedy Series, featuring Baron Vaughn, star of Grace and Frankie and Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return, as well as Emily Heller, series regular on TBS' Ground Floor. (more...)

Stephanie Miller's SEXY LIBERAL RESISTANCE Tour Makes a Stop in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Ridicule, satire and comedy have always been one of the most important elements of political protest, and as a result, Stephanie Miller's Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour makes a stop in Chicago at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2136 N. Southport Ave., Saturday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m.  The tour, featuring Stephanie Miller, John Fugelsang, Frangela and special guest United States Representative Jan Schakowsky, hears the cries of America and stands with all Americans protecting our rights and demanding our government act for the benefit of us all.   The Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour is a show for every American who's uneasy with putting a landlord with a reality show in charge of fighting ISIS.  Tickets for the Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour range from $52 - $92 and may be purchased at SexyLiberal.com. Tickets to the performance that includes a VIP meet and greet reception following the performance are $150.  (more...)

Applications are Now Open for 2018 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Stage 773 announces applications are now open for The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival's 17th anniversary.  The nation's largest and most highly anticipated sketch comedy festival takes place January 11th through 21st, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. "SketchFest" continues to grow and evolve year after year, cementing the city's reputation as the comedy hub of the nation. The festival "whose laughs are right on track," says the Chicago Sun Times, features every form of sketch comedy imaginable, from perverted musical puppets to high-brow political satire. (more...)

Canada's Top Comedy Podcast, STOP PODCASTING YOURSELF, Celebrates 500 Episodes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Three-time Canadian Comedy Award-winning podcast, 'Stop Podcasting Yourself,' celebrates its 500th episode on Monday, October 16, 2017. (more...)

Edinburgh Comedy Gala 2017 Sets Full Lineup at Edinburgh Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Off The Kerb Productions have announced that the legendary Edinburgh Comedy Gala in aid of Waverley Care is back for its 10th anniversary celebration this August! (more...)

Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater Announces September Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Check out what's playing at Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater next month! (more...)

Lucas Brothers, Rob Schneider Coming Up This Weekend at Comedy Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Lucas Brothers and Rob Schneider will headline Comedy Works this weekend. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 8/14 - 8/18 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Aug 12, 2017

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 8/14 - 8/18, airing on ABC (more...)

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Finalist Is Back By Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Eagle's next installment of Stand-Up Comedy is August 26th @ 7:00PM & 9:30PM, featuring America's Got Talent finalist, and Winner of Showtime's Funniest Person in America, the Crazy Old Lady of Comedy, Julia Scotti. Julia Scotti, a New Jersey native, is a regular at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas and the Borgata, Atlantic City. (more...)

The Lynn Arriale Trio, Tim Berne's Snakeoil and More Set for The Nash This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The Nash announces its calendar of shows for September including The Lynn Arriale Trio with Lewis Nash, performing on Sept. 14th. Other highlights include Tim Berne's Snakeoil on Sept. 22, with 'jazz matinees' on Sept. 10th with Francine Reed and Dr. Jesse McGuire on Sept. 17. (more...)

Outside the Box: Dallas Solo Show Captures Lenny Bruce's Life
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Lenny Bruce was a complex man, and his life is now captured in a solo performance called Lenny Bruce is Back, produced by the Dallas based Bren Rapp and Upstart Productions, and stars Upstart Artistic Director Joey Folsom. The show is unique because despite being a theatrical performance recounting Bruce's life, the show will go on stage at traditional theaters, comedy venues, including iO West in Los Angeles and Second City in Chicago, and even the Dallas Burlesque Club Viva's. It's only appropriate for a man that defied definition throughout his career. (more...)

Park City Institute to Present Five for Fighting's John Ondrasik at Deer Valley Resort
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Platinum-selling recording artist John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting returns to the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series, on the Deer Valley Resort stage, Saturday, August 26, 2017. Ondrasik will perform with a string quartet. (more...)

Hit Comedy Podcast 2 DOPE QUEENS Coming to HBO for Series of Specials
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The hit comedy podcast 2 DOPE QUEENS, featuring Jessica Williams (“The Incredible Jessica James”) and Phoebe Robinson (“Broad City”), will come to HBO next year for a series of four hour-long specials, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. (more...)

Semi-Monthly Comedy Showcase THE KATES Comes to The Book Cellar
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Chicago Comedians and kates cast members Amy Sumpter and Denise Medina host (9/8 and 9/30 respectively) the all female comedy showcase at The Book Cellar. (more...)

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