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Mitzi Shore, Whose Comedy Store Fostered Rising Stars, Dies at 87
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 06:12:49 +0200
Ms. Shore was a critic, confidante and caretaker for comics like Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, George Carlin, Sandra Bernhard and Jim Carrey.
© The New York Times
The Comedy Store owner Mitzi Shore dead at 87
Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:04:38 +0200
Mitzi Shore, whose legendary LA club The Comedy Store helped launch the career of dozens of famous funnymen, died Wednesday.
© NY Daily News
On Comedy: The Sociopathic Comedy of Brett Davis
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 18:45:57 +0200
This anarchic, unhinged 30-ish comedian with a demented weekly cable access show also pulls stunts for a podcast, including marrying a Tide bottle.
© The New York Times
Let's raise a glass to 16 years of success for the Glasgow International Comedy Festival
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:35:31 +0100
In the relatively short 16 years, the Glasgow International Comedy Festival has managed to consolidate its position in a competitive market, while retaining its truly Glaswegian heart. This blend of international and local would obviously appeal to Whyte...
© Herald Scotland
On Comedy: Introducing a Major New Voice in Comedy (Who Also Attacks Comedy)
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:48:36 +0100
The Australian stand-up Hannah Gadsby examines a culture that excuses abuse and takes on comedy’s pieties. Laughter is not good medicine, in her view.
© The New York Times
Nonfiction: Come-Ons, Takedowns and Insults: What It’s Like to Write Comedy as a Woman
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:00:10 +0100
In “Just the Funny Parts,” Nell Scovell — who’s crafted jokes for everyone from David Letterman to President Obama — describes the toxic misogyny she’s endured.
© The New York Times
A Romantic Comedy About a Gay Teenager? What Took So Long?
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:07:30 +0100
“Love, Simon” is the rare major studio movie revolving around a gay teenager, and hopes are high that it will pass the box office test.
© The New York Times
On Comedy: She Speaks Truth to the Funny Men in Power
Wed, 07 Mar 2018 18:30:06 +0100
Nell Scovell is the rare woman in TV comedy writers’ rooms, and while she welcomes the current reckoning brought on by #MeToo, she is wary of change.
© The New York Times
On Comedy: The Art and Anxiety of Booking a Hit Comedy Showcase
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:18:48 +0100
Marianne Ways is a tastemaker in the Brooklyn comedy scene, but putting together a show also requires connections and a lot of persistence.
© The New York Times
Critic’s Notebook: The Transgressive Appeal of the Comedy Murder Podcast
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:00:01 +0100
Listening to a new crop of podcasts, with drinks in hand, women exact revenge on the true crime genre.
© The New York Times
On Comedy: In Chris Rock’s New Special, a Humbler Master at Work
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 01:09:36 +0100
The comedian’s first new hour-long special in a decade digs into the end of his 16-year marriage.
© The New York Times
Review: ‘This Close,’ a Serious Comedy About Life and Deafness
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:18:32 +0100
A pair of deaf actors create and star in a series about best friends in Los Angeles struggling with love, work and all those irritating people who can hear.
© The New York Times
Review: In the Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts, Four Dramas and a Comedy
Wed, 07 Feb 2018 21:45:09 +0100
Topically diverse and politically relevant, the live action shorts program features three based on actual incidents.
© The New York Times
On Comedy: Comics Select Their Audiences as Carefully as Their Jokes
Mon, 05 Feb 2018 19:21:39 +0100
Fred Armisen’s new special is the ultimate example of niche comedy: gags about drummers aimed at a crowd made up entirely of drummers.
© The New York Times
‘Country of cowards’: Comedy duo’s political satire stands out in gun-shy Japan
Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:37:02 +0100
In what was perhaps a make-or-break moment for their careers, comedy duo Woman Rush Hour did something on prime-time television in December that most of ...
© Japan Times

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Friends With Possibilities: What If Someone Made a Good Romantic Comedy?
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0200
In the highly imperfect world of contemporary romantic comedies, What If is as close to perfect as anything we've got, not least for the way it captures the abject hopefulness of young people who'd like to be in love but don't know how to go about it....
© Phoenix New Times
Hannibal Buress, Jerrod Carmichael, Nitin Mirani in Dubai Comedy Festival
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:00:20 +0200
The Dubai Comedy Festival has announced an addition to its line-up. Renowned American stand-up comics Hannibal Buress and Jerrod Carmichael will join international funnyman Dave Chappelle and new host of 'The Daily Show' Trevor Noah in the region's largest...
© Deccan Herald
Talking to Dick Gregory: Comedy, Selma and Cosby
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:29:00 +0200
Talking to Dick Gregory these days is a chore. Not because the man rambles — he's 82 and has earned the right. Not because every question for the famously philosophical comedian and activist — the self-proclaimed first black satirist — leads down...
© Chicago Tribune
The TV Watch: At Golden Globes, Comedy, Charlie Hebdo and Cosby
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:12:58 +0100
The Golden Globes ceremony usually comes off as a fun, frivolous alternative to the Academy Awards, but on Sunday, the mood was uncharacteristically serious.
© The New York Times
Yahoo to Offer Two TV-Length Comedy Series on Web
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:05:37 +0200
The move plunges Yahoo directly into the competitive world of original programming, joining the likes of Amazon, Netflix and others to challenge traditional TV producers for the attention of fickle viewers.
© The New York Times
Comedy friends remember Rik Mayall
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:12:00 +0200
Comedy friends such as Ade Edmondson and Ben Elton gathered to bid their final farewells to Rik Mayall today as...
© The Times
Comedy friends remember Rik Mayall
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:12:00 +0200
Comedy friends such as Ade Edmondson and Ben Elton gathered to bid their final farewells to Rik Mayall today as...
© The Times
The TV Watch: Larry Wilmore Makes Debut as Comedy Central Host
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:07:22 +0100
With jokes about race, Hollywood and the environment, Larry Wilmore kicks off his new Comedy Central show.
© The New York Times
Bieber pelted with eggs in first Comedy Central Roast teaser
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 02:11:35 +0100
Pop sensation Justin Bieber has begun poking fun at himself in the first promo for his Comedy Central roast.In the video, shirtless Bieber, 20, opens up his arms before hes pelted with eggs, reported Ace Showbiz.Comedy Central posted the video on its...
© Deccan Herald
Yahoo to Offer TV-Style Comedy Series on Web
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:05:37 +0200
The move plunges Yahoo directly into the competitive world of original programming, joining the likes of Amazon, Netflix and others to challenge traditional TV producers for the attention of fickle viewers.
© The New York Times
On Comedy: Louis CK Performs at Madison Square Garden
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:38:04 +0100
The comedian treats the Madison Square Garden audience to willfully eccentric and delightfully illogical new jokes in his stand-up act.
© The New York Times
Al Bendich, Defender of ‘Howl’ and Lenny Bruce’s Comedy, Is Dead at 85
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:56:31 +0100
As a young lawyer, Mr. Bendich argued the two landmark obscenity cases, providing the legal rationales for the judge to find in favor of the defense both times.
© The New York Times
ArtsBeat: Jon Stewart and ‘The Daily Show': A Comedy Launchpad
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 04:02:53 +0100
Under Jon Stewart, “The Daily Show” became an important incubator of comedic talent.
© The New York Times
10 most hilarious one-liners from the American Comedy Awards
Fri, 09 May 2014 22:07:07 +0200
The best parts of an awards show are the one-liners and the flubs. Last night’s annual “American Comedy Awards” on NBC was predictably full of the former. Here are the...
© New York Post
Snapshot: Q. and A. With Tina Fey: Live From Kabul, It’s a Feminist Comedy
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 11:26:22 +0100
The “30 Rock” alumna talks about her new film, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” and what’s in store for Kimmy Schmidt.
© The New York Times
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