Charlie Hill is a game changer. As the first Native American (Oneida-Mohawk-Cree) stand-up to appear late night tv, including The Richard Pryor Show, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Late Night, he skewed the mainstream view on what it meant to be an a American Indian.
Bill Cosby is marking his comeback this week by making late night appearances to promote his new stand-up special, Bill Cosby: Far From Finished. This will be Cosby’s first stand-up special in 30 years. So far this week, Cosby has visited Jimmy Fallon on Late Night and Jon
Late comedian Andy Kaufman once claimed that after he faked his death he would return 20 years later and take the world by surprise. Although in 1984 he died of a rare case of lung cancer, many of his close friends and family had their own skeptical
In honor of Steve Rannazzisi’s special Manchild, premiering on Saturday November 16 at midnight, Comedy Central created this “humaninmated” short of one of his hilarious bits about ordering pizza when you’re stoned.
The main reason why standup works, and in some cases, fails like a vegetarian making a one-time stop at McDonald’s is because the event is unpredictable. Anyone can appear on the stage either drowning you in relatable wind-ups or stand there shifting from foot to foot like
If you enjoyed John Oliver’s 3-month stint as anchor of ‘The Daily Show’ then here is some news that is sure to make your day. Oliver is set to star in his own weekly talk show on HBO, The Huffington Post reports. The currently unnamed show is
On Wednesday’s episode of Conan, Aziz Ansari promoted his new comedy special Buried Alive. The new special will focus on the sphere of dating. Ansari explained that he considers it to be a tough time to be single with the way communication is evolving. With everyone’s primary choice
Very rarely do you hear a comedy film described as an “epic.” For Stanley Kramer’s 1963 film “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” that really is the perfect word. This movie is epic in its length, running at 2 hours and 40 minutes, epic in its
It’s not easy becoming a professional comedian. Try doing it while working full time on the NYPD. Comedian Mark DeMayo did just that. The retired detective, now 46, is working on his one-man show 20 & Out named after the phrase describing officers who retire after twenty
One of the best/worst parts of any comedy festival is trying to pick which shows to see at the expense of the others. So here’s an easy cheat sheet to help you make the most of your weekend. Friday Maria Bamford is sold out, but there are
Toronto mayor Rob Ford has been in the public’s eye lately after a video allegations of a video showing him smoking crack cocaine. Ford denied having ever smoked crack, at first. Tuesday, Ford admitted that he has, in fact, smoked crack as the video depicted, although he
The New York Comedy Festival kicks off Wednesday with five days of stand-up, live podcasts and panels. New York is already one of the top cities in the world for comedy and is full of shows on a nightly basis, but the festival offers something special for
This year’s New York Comedy Festival includes a stellar lineup of comedy powerhouses like Bill Burr, Anthony Jeselnik and Kathy Griffin; fan favorites like Hannibal Buress, Maria Bamford and Jackie Kashian; and offers festivalgoers the opportunity to get a first look at the stars of tomorrow. “Belzer’s
Tammy Pescatelli’s latest special, Finding The Funny, premiers November 1 on Netflix. Pescatelli spoke with AmericasComedy.Com about the long and bumpy road this hour has had finding its way to air, overcoming her Last Comic Standing reputation as “too Italian” and taping down her boobs to avoid being
Even though we haven’t gotten completely through Halloween, talk of Christmas is already in the air. The CBS Television Network is bringing back I love Lucy just in time for you to break out the mistletoe. LaughSpin reported that CBS will air the classic “Lucy’s Italian Movie” episode