Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Go to Indio

Actor / Playwright Aladdin Ullah 's New Solo Work At Joe’s Pub In Manhattan - Oct 24th & 27th
Actor / playwright / comedian Aladdin
Ullah returns to Joe’s Pub in Manhattan where he will present “Indio”
-his one-man show recalling his upbringing as a Muslim  while living
in Spanish Harlem  - on Monday, October 24th & Thursday, October 27th
2011.  Directed by Obie winner Chay Yew, both performances will begin
at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $15.00.with a $12.00 food / drink minimum.
Joe’s is located at 425 Lafayette Street.  Subway: #6 to Astor Place, N
/ R / W to 8th Street.  For additional information, contact (212)
967-7555 or

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

James & Sunda & Comic Bible

From The Comic Bible Video Magazine at the Laugh Factory getting the fun scoop and some comic insight from James Harris & Sunda Croonquist.
Watch their show on JLTV
Check out their classes at LA School of Comedy
See them at the Laugh Factory
Check Gilda's Club Northern New Jersey for more details on the upcoming comedy events.
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Co-Filmic Comedy Short Film Fest


The first-ever COFILMIC Short Comedy Film Festival Awards Ceremony will take place in the UK on November 1st , showcasing fantastic new comedy talent and offering budding comedy hopefuls an opportunity to mingle with comedy glitterati.

The ceremony at The Comedy Store in Manchester will provide the audience with the chance to view the shortlisted films, as well as vote for four of their favourites to be shown alongside those selected by the judges in the COFILMIC ‘Best of the Festival’ UK tour.

The COFILMIC Awards will be attended by a leading panel of judges including Baby Cow co-founder Henry Normal (Mighty Boosh, Gavin & Stacey, The Trip), (BAFTA winning producer Charlie Hanson (producer of Extras, Life’s Too Short, Cemetery Junction), Martin Riley (managing director, Lion Eyes TV), Steve North (commissioning editor of DAVE) and Leslee Udwin (producer, East is East & West is West).

COFILMIC founder Janet Harrison said “Finally the UK will formally recognise up and coming film and broadcast comedy talent and about time too! We have a number of other exclusive opportunities for the very best of the festival films, so this is really just the beginning of an exciting year ahead for the lucky winners.”

Awards will be presented for Best Comedy Film, Best Sitcom Pilot, Best Sketch and Best Performer (newcomer). The stellar collection of prizes includes face-to-face sessions with industry experts including Leslee Udwin, Charlie Hanson, Dave Spikey (co-creator, Phoenix Nights), Walli Ullah (founder, The Division Films) and Kristian Smith (commissioning editor, BBC Comedy).

COFILMIC’s official partner, 2entertain, as well as other partners Saffery Champnes, JMW Solicitors, Doodson Broking Group, Lion Eyes TV, The Comedy Store and Mofilm will also be present.

Tickets can now be booked for Cofilmic Awards. To book, please visit

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Comedy Central Free Shows

Presented By Corona, “COMEDY CENTRAL Pop-Up Stand-Up” Goes Live Tonight
With Gabriel Iglesias At The Addison Improv Comedy Theater In Dallas, TX

 COMEDY CENTRAL has launched “COMEDY CENTRAL Pop-Up Stand-Up,” a new series of free live all-star stand-up shows at secret locations throughout the country.  The first show kicks off tonight, Monday October 24, with Gabriel Iglesias, host of COMEDY CENTRAL’S hit TV series "Gabriel Iglesias Presents: Stand-Up Revolution" at The Addison Improv Comedy Theater in Dallas, TX.  Presented by Corona, “COMEDY CENTRAL Pop-Up Stand-Up” will invite an all-star stand-up comedian to participate in the pop-up showcase while fans are challenged to solve clues to discover the location and date of the stand-up performance.  The clues are updated daily on the COMEDY CENTRAL Pop-Up Stand-Up Website, Facebook and Twitter and the missing details are revealed only a few days before the show.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

will Jimmy Fallon stop by?

Here's an exciting event in NY, the Morrison Hotel Gallery celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a benefit concert and party to celebrate 10 years as the leading fine art music photography gallery.Morrison Hotel Gallery, Julian Lennon, Gina Gershon and others will be there. Rumor has it that Jimmy Fallon may also make an appearance.

WHEN: Thursday, October 13th 7 PM

WHERE: The Cutting Room · 44 East 32nd Street

Chuck Ojeda News: Reporting on the Red Carpet with Brooke Alvarez, I...

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Comedy Script Contest

Comedy Central and NY Television Festival announce new contest: (information provided by Comic Bible Blog) Seeking Independent Producers To Submit The Produced First Act Of A Comedy Pilot And Shooting Script

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Orlando Improv Fest

Orlando Improv Festival | September 25-27, 2011
The 2011 Orlando Improv Festival is September 25-27, 2011 at Winter Park Playhouse (711-C Orange Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789) with workshops held at City

Recycle NEW Comedy $$$

Win Cash for humor video - Keep America Beautiful (KAB) is conducting a video contest, which runs through October 21, 2011. Submissions can be anything ranging from a one-liner, to a comic strip or skit about recycling, but the video must show recycling in a positive, humorous manner.
America Recycles Day is celebrated nationwide each November 15th, and celebrates the benefits of recycling through an array of awareness-raising events nationwide. To increase the buzz this year, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) is conducting a video contest, which runs through October 21, 2011. Submissions can be anything ranging from a one-liner, to a comic strip or skit about recycling, but the video must show recycling in a positive, humorous manner.

The video needs to be uploaded to the ARD YouTube page ( by Oct. 21, 2011, as a response to a short video that explains the competition. The ARD Video Committee will vote on the top 10 winners and upload them to a YouTube playlist on our ARD page by Nov. 8, 2011. During the following week, the public will pick the winning videos by clicking the “like” button associated with their favorite video. Voting ends on America Recycles Day. See full details below.

The grand prize is $1,000 in cash, and members of the winning group (up to five) will also receive a prize pack. The second-place winner will receive $500 in cash. The Committee also may award additional prizes. More information can be found on or by emailing

About Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, is the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. With a network of over 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations, Keep America Beautiful forms public private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. To join America Recycles Day, visit To learn more about Keep America Beautiful, visit

America Recycles Day “Recycling is no Joke” video contest

Here are some rules (not the “official rules”, but some details you might need):
Send us as many submissions as you want – improves your chance of winning!
You can be any age to participate but all entrants under 18 years of age need parent/guardian consent.
To enter you will upload your joke/skit/comic video as a video response via the America Recycles Day YouTube page -
The ARD Committee will pick the top 10 entries and put them in a separate YouTube playlist.
Then the public will vote using the “like” button. At this point it is up to you to rally your friends, family and perhaps enemies to vote for your video.

So what’s allowed in this video?
It must be less than 1 minute in length.
It needs to mention America Recycles Day (i.e a call to action to visit the website).
Try to show recycling in a positive, humorous manner.
It should be original, creative, innovative, and unique (see official rules for copyright info).
It can be a stand-up joke, a group skit, an illustrated comic strip, etc.

How much time do I have to create all my laugh-out-loud submissions?
Upload your video by 3pm Eastern Time on Friday, October 21, 2011.
The top 10 winning videos will be uploaded to the ARD YouTube page by Tuesday, November 8, 2011.
Public voting will end Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 3pm Eastern Time.

Now of course you want to know about the prizes.
The top 2 videos with the most “likes” will win. The individual or members of the 1st place winning group (up to 5 people) will receive a prize pack and $1,000 in cash. The second place winner will receive $500 in cash. The ARD Committee may award additional prizes.

More information can be found on or by emailing

NY Television Fest closing night

Wrapping up another fantastic festival the New York Television Festival will award winners of their pilot competitions with cash prizes and development deals this evening.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

All Atheists are Muslim

All Atheists Are Muslim

You may be more Muslim than you think!

Written and Performed by Zahra Noorbakhsh
Directed by W. Kamau Bell
Sept. 1 – Oct. 1 2011 (Thurs., Fri. & Sat. at 8:00 pm)
Stage Werx Theatre in San Francisco
Limited Engagement - Five Weeks Only!

Muslim, Iranian-American comedian and performer Zahra Noorbakhsh (pronounced Zah-ra Nor-bash) brings back her successful one woman show All Atheists Are Muslim to the Stage Werx Theatre for a 5 week Limited engagement from Sept. 1 – Oct. 1, 2011. On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Noorbakhsh invites audiences to laugh at the stereotypes about Islam that have many Americans ducking for cover. This critically-acclaimed romantic comedy is an insightful and funny one-woman show that uses a story about cross-cultural relationships to discover unexpected common ground among ethnicities, religions and traditions.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Shore on East Coast

Pauly Shore is on Showtime, Vegas is my Oyster, and in New York at Stand UP NY August 15 and Broadway Comedy Club August 17...and in the next Bible...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Comedy Matters...

Jeffrey Gurian's been busy busy busy - at every comedy event from NY to LA and recently at Just for Laughs in Montreal. If you're into comedy you should be tuning into Jeffrey Gurian's Comedy Matters TV. His latest reel has 65 celebs in it including Doug Herzog Pres. of MTV Networks, Andy Nulman Pres. of JFL Festival, Billy Crystal, Chris Rock, and so many more. Jeffrey's also talked to Ray Romano, John Oliver, Jon Stewart, Lisa Lampanelli, Craig Robinson, Louis CK, Richard Lewis and many more!

   Comedy Matters Vlog at  has over 50 videos with famous comics. 

    The latest sizzle reel for Comedy Matters TV -
Comedy Matters TV

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Animation Fest & Plympton events

1)  Pat Smith and Bill Plympton Present:  "Festival of DRAWN Animation"!
    Are you feeling like a robot after watching too many digital films? Want to see some animation that was actually created by a HAND? Imagine that! A Selection of    
    Drawn Animation AUGUST 14th at the Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg (136 Metropolitan Ave). Drinks start at 7pm, screening at 8:30.


2)  A Night with Bill Plympton at the Big Screen Plaza
    Please join us Monday, August 22nd at 7PM for an outdoor screening of the works of Bill Plympton, past and present.  Bill will be debuting a summer-themed short,  
   "Summer Bummer", as well as a new music video for Weird Al Yankovic!  Bill will present each film, following the shorts with his classic feature, "The Tune". 
    Generously hosted by our neighbors, The Big Screen Plaza, the work will screen in a 10,000-sq ft. plaza on a cutting-edge 30x15 ft LED screen.  Admission is FREE,
    and seating is first come, first serve.  Not to worry, though, there will be plenty of room for blankets for your movie-night picnic. 

    Directions can be found here:

Friday, August 5, 2011

Charleston Comedy Fest seeks Improv & Sketch

Submissions are open for the 2012 Charleston Comedy Festival (January 18 - 21, 2012)

All kinds of comedy are welcome to apply.

There is no submission fee.

Submission deadline is October 1, 2011.

Submission requirements:
1. Show Title
2. Runtime of show
3. Video links to clips of live performance
4. 50 word show description
5. Tech requirements
6. Contact person name, phone and email address.
7. Performance history and hometown

Please email submissions to

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Watch & Work for Pauly

“Vegas Is My Oyster” on Showtime, August 5th

Hollywood funnyman Pauly Shore, star of In The Army Now, Son-In-Law, and Encino Man, is available to share the behind-the-scenes antics from the making of his 90-minute Showtime comedy special, “Vegas Is My Oyster” slated to premiere on August 5 at 10pm.  The entire special was written, directed and produced by Shore and will air throughout August on Showtime. 

Shot at The Palms Hotel, the special showcases a mix of comedy from some of the hottest stand-up comics on the circuit today, hilarious skits, and a sketch comedy story with a recreation of the Playboy club, hot women and lots of debauchery.

Featuring stars such as Andy Dick, Amber Lancaster (MTV’s The Hard Times of RJ Berger), Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up, Paper Heart, Semi-Pro), with comedians Tom Green, Bobby Lee (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, MADtv), Faizon Love (Couples Retreat, My Name is Earl), April Macie, Sandy Danto, Maz Jobrani and Sammy Shore.

The special also features adult film stars Bree Olson and Ron Jeremy, with celebrity appearances by Playboy model Andrea Lowell, rocker Dave Navarro and model Michelle “Bombshell” McGee; as well as live music from Semi Precious Weapons, recently on tour with Lady Gaga, and house band the Electrolightz.

“Vegas Is My Oyster” Trailer:

“Will Work For Pauly” Competition

Pauly Shore is looking for a new assistant – and he's taking it pretty seriously. His job posting caught the attention of TMZ, and he got such a high number of applicants that he's decided to create a mini competition called Will Work For Pauly. (For fun:

He's having potential assistants create videos and will chronicle the process over the next 2 months on his Will Work For Pauly website, making his final decision in September. Will Work For Pauly: Check out one of his latest video submissions:

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Boston in NY & over the Bridge

The Boston Comedy Festival is in NY for the Comedy Contest until August 4!
August 3 at Stand-up NY, 7pm and 9pm and at The Comic Strip Live 7pm and 9pm on August 4.
Congratulations to all of the contestants, the finalists, and we'll announce the winner of the $2500 prize soon. The winner also receives a spot in the final competition at The Boston Comedy Festival this November. There are other ways to enter too...

Lower Huds Funniest will be decided on August 4th in Piermont NY at Slattery's Landing. 7 finalists made it through three rounds. The winner will be announced ... soon!

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Comedy CD TV LIVE News

Michael Ian Black

Black Will Host #SnarkWeek On COMEDY CENTRAL The First Week Of August To Host Live Chat With Black The Week Of August 1


Named “Comedian of the Year” for 2011 at the Young Hollywood Awards, DAN LEVY is poised for some huge success of his own.  COMEDY CENTRAL Records will release Dan Levy's Congrats on Your Success CD/DVD on Tuesday, August 16.

The CD features an hour of his hilarious stand-up routine and the DVD contains his COMEDY CENTRAL Presents special, as well as various digital shorts, including fan favorite “Drunks vs. Highs.”


If it's MARC MAON's CD, then it must be funny! Maron's new CD and digital album, This Has to Be Funny, will be released by COMEDY CENTRAL Records on Tuesday, August 9th.

Maron is known for his incisive cultural and political commentary, mystical ruminations and neurotic insights into human nature. Recorded live last winter at Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY This Has To Be Funny features the comedian LA Weekly calls “devastatingly funny” at his very best as he gives his take on New York Hipsters, his "cat ranch" and The Creation Museum, among other subjects. The album is the follow up to Maron’s three other albums "Not Sold Out," "Tickets Still Available" and "Final Engagement," which are comedy cult classics. To celebrate the album release, Maron will be performing at Steve Allen Theater in LA on August 9th.

For over fifteen years, Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio and television. A legend in the stand-up community, he has appeared on HBO, Conan, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, two Comedy Central Presents specials and almost every show that allows comics to perform. Maron's book based on his solo show, The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life as a Reluctant Messiah, is available on He is currently writing his memoirs for a new book to be released in the coming year.

His podcast WTF with Marc Maron, featuring in-depth interviews with comedy icons including Conan O’Brien, Louis C.K.,Robin Williams, Judd Apatow, and Ben Stiller, premiered in September 2009 and is a complete phenomenon. The show hits #1 on the iTunes comedy charts regularly, brags over 20 million downloads to date and counting, and has been called a “must-listen” by Vanity Fair and New York Times, among many others. Select WTF episodes began airing on public radio stations across the US in June.

Last year, Marc headlined an episode of COMEDY CENTRAL’s John Oliver’s NY Stand-Up Show and was ranked #7 in COMEDY CENTRAL’s annual Stand-Up Showdown.


7/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House -SOLD OUT
7/26-31 – Montreal, QC @ Just for Laughs Festival
8/4-6 – Chicago, IL @ Maynestage
8/9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Steve Allen Theater – Cd Release Show
8/18-20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Playboy Comedy Club
8/25-28 – Cleveland, OH @ Hilarities
9/8-11 – Nashville, TN @ Zaines
9/22-25 – Louisville, KY @ Improv







Monday, August 1, 2011

NY Contest Week & US entry opps

It feels like contest week - with Boston Comedy Festival Competition in NY August 1-4
and the Lower Huds Funniest finding its winner on August 4.
CB will be all over judging events, so check back for the scoop.

Around the US

If you haven't entered yet -  the Boston Comedy Festival Competition for the Boston November event is still taking submissions, check

The World Series of Comedy is still taking entries for its Vegas finals

and The Iowa Comedy Festival is also taking submission.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Jongleurs in NY

Yes! The UK's largest comedy chain is headed to the states. In a unique exchange of talent, NY Broadway Comedy Club and Jongleurs brand Comedy Clubs will ...
read more in the next issue of
The Comic Bible Magazine....

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Just For Laughs

Just for Laughs is coming to a close after a month long of fun events, partly in French and the last two weeks in English.
Jeffrey Ross, Dave Attell, tapings of the Green Room with Paul Provenza all shows included the who's who of comedy.
Andy Kindler's State of the Industry Address and the Comedy Conference happened this weekend. Marc Maron's speech made headlines in the comedy news world, so here it is direct from his podcast, WTF

Marc’s Keynote Address at Just For Laughs

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bloggers at Broadway in NY

Tonight, bloggers of all types unite at Broadway Comedy Club in NY for some networking, laughs and a special speaker.
315 w. 53rd St. NYC

Monday, July 25, 2011

Boston Comedy Festival Everywhere

Boston Comedy Festival takes over the Globe...
In New York, from August 1-4 Boston Comedy Festival is holding a contest featuring over 100 comedians at Stand Up NY and the Comic Strip. more at

Boston Comedy Festival moves on to....
1st Annual Martha's Vineyard Comedy Festival August 14-16

Martha's Vineyard Comedy Festival announced the lineup for the first annual Martha’s Vineyard Comedy Festival, taking place  August 14-16 at various locations on the island. Legendary comic veteran Nick Dipaolo is set to headline this year’s festival with a performance at Nectar's-( at the Martha's Vineyard Airport on Sunday August 14th.  The island’s must-see event also features a performance by Boston's funniest Steve Sweeney on Tuesday August 16th at Sharkey's Cantina in Edgartown.

After 12 successful years helping launch the careers of scores of up-and-coming comedians and honoring such greats as The Smothers Brothers, Lewis Black, Robert Klein, Steven Wright, Jonathan Winters, Norm Crosby and more;  The Boston Comedy Festival is expanding to create the First Annual Martha’s Vineyard Comedy Festival.  To inaugurate the Festival, on Monday August 15th atthe legendary Strand theater in Oak Bluffs we are presenting An Evening With John Belushi, a free admission event in which The Blues Brothers film and classic SNL skits will be screened.  The evening will culminate with a ceremony presenting an award to Judy Belushi to honor John for his great contributions to the world of comedy and an introduction of attending celebrities and special guests. This night will also establish the “John Belushi Larger Than Life Award” -- which will be presented each year to a
 comedian who embodies the humor and style of the Great John Belushi, who brought us his unique brand and left millions laughing.
Festival Rundown:

Nick Dipaolo
Sunday, August 14th at Nectars at the Martha's Vineyard Airport
Tickets: $20
Doors: 9pm
Available through:

An Evening with John Belushi
Monday, August 15th at the Strand Theater in Oak Bluffs
Admission is free.First come first serve.General admission

Steve Sweeney
Tuesday, August 16th at Sharkey's Cantina in Edgartown
Tickets: $15
Available through: martha'  


Sunday, July 17, 2011

NY Broads

In NY - Monday, July 18th @ 8pm, Laugh Lounge - BROADLY FUNNY w/MC Marla Schultz and featuring: Jodie Wasserman, Janice Messitte, Gina Savage and More! $12 Cover w/2 drink min!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

12 Emmy Nods for Comedy Central

 Announced today,

Fourteen-Time Emmy Winner "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" Cited Again
For Program, Writing, Directing, Plus Nods For Technical Direction And's
"The Daily Correspondents Explain," Totaling Five Nominations
Emmy-Winner Hit "The Colbert Report" Scores Three Big Nominations
For Show, Writing And Directing
Four-Time Emmy-Winning Animated Favorite "South Park" Receives Eleventh Nomination
"Futurama" In Its Return To Original Episodes Garners Two Nominations
"Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education" Nominated For Writing



SHOWTIME series THE GREEN ROOM WITH PAUL PROVENZA, returns for a second season on July 14th at 11pm.  Host and executive producer Paul Provenza (who also directed and co-produced The Aristocrats) takes you behind-the-scenes of comedy showcasing some of the world’s top comedians -- such as Ray Romano, Gary Shandling, Judd Apatow, Kathy Griffin, among others – as they cut loose on topics ranging from show business to politics, drugs to personal angst – all uncensored before a studio audience.

Showtime, FIERCE FUNNY WOMEN IS AIRING NOW and through August. It stars Gayla Johnson and very funny women...
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Monday, July 11, 2011

Sketch in Time

 Calling Sketch Groups and Musical Comedy Performers Get in before it's too late....

Submissions for the 2011 Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival are now open! For a seventh year, we hereby invite you to submit your sketch troupe or musical comedy act for consideration as we present  a week of the best scripted live comedy in North America November 8-13, 2011.
Submissions are open from June 20th – August 7th!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Stand UP for Hereos

Save the date for the 5th annual New York Stand Up for Heroes on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 hosted at the Beacon Theatre. 

In partnership with the New York Comedy Festival, it's a night of hope, healing and laughter to benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation. 

Improv in October

This October Improv-a-thon Takes Over Chicago

Who: Over 75 of the country’s most talented comedy groups

What: This October, Chicago will be saturated with comedic genius when over 75 improvisation organizations take the stage at the first ever Improv-a-thon at Uncle Fatty’s Rum Resort.  This event is calling for all local actors, comedians, thespians and the like to come out and show Chicago what they have to offer. Each day, 10 troupes will have 25 minutes to perform in front of a live audience as well as 3 celebrity judges.  The top contenders will move on to compete in the final round for the grand prize. This incredible week-long event will feature a wide variety of improv groups from around the country.  The winning group will receive a grand prize of $10,000.

Where: Uncle Fatty’s Rum Resort
             2833 N. Sheffield
             Chicago, IL 60657
When: October 4-9, 2011

go live w UCB

Saturday (7/9) at 10pm PT, grab a webcam and interact with David Koechner (Anchorman, The Office) as he joins Dr. Aggro Cocky (Matt Besser) and his crazy characters in The Back Room live from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Hollywood! Also featuring Andy Daly, Josh Fadem and musical guest Mike Phirman! They''ll give out a signed Anchorman poster to one lucky person who goes live on video!
Get your video chat on here:
 fun fun fun...

Friday, July 8, 2011

Praising Bible Babble

Here's the scoop on Celebrity Comics Babble - a Volume of interviews from Comic Bible,
Check it out in the West End Times Book Banter Column by Stuart Nulman

Comic Bible near YOU

UH, huh. FINALLY, the day you are waiting for is arriving.
Find the Comic Bible at these great stores
*after July 20

Flying house meeting goal

Bill Plympton is restoring a classic animation film.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Comics Bra Gets Deal

The Comic is Funny, The Bra Gets the Deal....

New York comedian Marla Schultz turned a mishap in a ladies room into a business opportunity—one she hopes will prove beneficial not only to her and her partners -- but also to millions of women who can now be liberated from schlepping large handbags -- thanks to her bra pocket invention, The Racktrap.™

Schultz, a professional comic, was performing at Caroline’s in NY when opportunity struck.  After finishing her set, she shoved her essentials—cash, credit cards, money and ID —into her bra and hit the bathroom. As she bent forward, gravity took over and everything fell into the toilet!  The next day she called her business associates, Jackie Saril and Karen Hertz at Squeakywheel Promotions, to recap her tale of bathroom woes.  After the story, Saril exclaimed, "Marla... you need a bra pocket!” Hertz agreed, and they knew they were onto something big. 

Using their combined sales, marketing and public relations skills, they created The Racktrap, an undetectable one-size-fits-all bra pocket that holds everyday essentials including license, cash and credit cards conveniently in a woman’s bra and brought it to market in an innovative bid to free women from their handbags!

Designed for women on the go, The Racktrap made its debut on the Today show on Kathie Lee & Hoda’s 10am hour.  Following the initial airing, The Racktrap’s phone and website were overwhelmed with orders.

To date, The Racktrap has appeared on The View, The Doctors, The Wendy Williams Show, and many local morning television news programs as well as coverage in major woman’s magazines, Internet news sites and blogs as online sales continue to soar.

The thousands of women who own and use The Racktrap report that it is perfect accessory for running errands, running a marathon, travelling or anytime you don’t need to carry a large purse.

The three entrepreneurs are eager to break into the “As Seen on TV” world. “Based on hefty sales generated from a 30 second segment on The View, we think we have the next “SlapChop!” said Schultz.

Don't forget to check out the new issue of The Comic Bible Magazine

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Egypt Laughs at Freedom of Funny Tour

Ronnie Khalil remembers sitting in his California apartment watching the Egyptian revolution on television. He remembers the horrific images of a van barreling down a crowded street, while men on donkeys and camels wielded sticks and swords at peaceful protesters. He wondered if his family was safe and if his friends were alive. The last thing Ronnie was thinking about was how to make this all funny.

Ronnie Khalil is a well-known Egyptian-American comedian and co-founder of the Middle Eastern Comedy Festival in Los Angeles. But six months after the revolution, with Egypt's future still in doubt, Ronnie knows one thing for certain: the country is in desperate need for a laugh.

On July 6th, Ronnie will be headlining the "Freedom of Funny" Tour, the first stand-up comedy show in Cairo since the revolution at the El Sawy Culturewheel.  Not surprisingly, Ronnie was also the last comedian to perform before the revolution, holding an underground comedy show just weeks before, where he addressed topics such as sexual harassment and women's rights.

During the Cairo event, Ronnie will announce his candidacy for "Bresident of Egypt," a humorous reference to Middle Easterners sometimes confusing English letters. He will also unveil his plan for a "New Egypt."

 Freedom of Funny Tour to Launch in Cairo July 6.

Ronnie and his fellow comedians, all local Egyptians, will have the difficult task of making light of the revolution, while testing out the new limits of freedom of speech, mostly with regards to politics.

"It'll be interesting to perform in a country where I was always forbidden to talk about Egyptian politics and let loose a bit," says Khalil. "I've saved more than 30 years of Mubarak jokes, though my 1991 joke about him wearing MC Hammer pants might be a little outdated."

Ronnie Khalil is an Egyptian-American comedian who has headlined across four continents, taped comedy specials in the Middle East and Australia. He is co-Founder of the Middle Eastern Comedy Festival in Los Angeles and has been seen on ABC News, NPR, Air America, CNN, FOX news, the European News Channel, Al Jazeera, and more.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

2 new series + a song


Funny lady Rachael Parenta tells CB, "So many months back I recorded a song and made a music video. Well now that song can be yours for $0.99. Or if you're hard up for money you can just listen to it on youtube where you can watch the very silly video that goes along with it. Or you can pretend that this email never happened. If only I was in charge of selling subprime mortgages or the deravitives those mortgages made up perhaps things would have been different.
 Here is the link. I had to beat up Tom nice and good to get the album art. Click on the artist info to learn more about my backing band."
Check out the song here

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Calling TV Writers & Charities

Scriptapalooza Television Writing Competition

Hey all you TV writers, this is your chance to change the way you watch TV!

Scriptapalooza TV has seen major success in their 12 years.

- 2 writers won Emmys
- Andrew Colville wins WGA award
- Finalist writes for Comedy Central
- numerous writers have gotten agents, managers and meetings

for the most recent headlines:

for an application:

for a list of the producers that are onboard:

DEADLINE October 1st

Accepting pilots, sitcoms, one hour dramas and reality shows.

323.654.5809 office

CHARITIES: Philly Sketch Fest
Each year, Philadelphia Comedy Month picks a charity, and a portion of our proceeds goes to benefit that charity. 
They are looking for any suggestions for what this year's charity should be? They prefer something lesser-known, and maybe something involving theater or the arts in some way. But all suggestions are welcome!

World Champion Beats Up on Daily Show

The World Champion, Judah Friedlander, talks to John Stewart on The Daily Show here...
and teaches How To Beat Up Anybody in the next issue of The Comic Bible Magazine...

Check it out

Monday, June 27, 2011

Popdust gets Weird

 Popdust our favorite Pop Culture site does it again....
Weird Al Magic Box interview, in which the song parody legend reveals his celebrity "crush," describes his quirky drug habit, and breaks out his best dance move. It's Weird Al being Weird Al - a pretty hysterical way for your readers to kick off their week.

Click here for the link

Oh boy. We flubbed, We apologize to funnyman Alex Barnett - please find him at

LA Comedy... want you!

The LA Comedy Awards is a fabulous monthly award show culminating in a January 2012 Finals event. Comedians can enter at and everyone should check the site and attend the next one!!

Location: M Bar
Time: ‎6:30PM Thursday, June 30th

The LA Comedy Fest ended in May but continues its support of comedy talent and filmmakers with LACF365.
Check out the website for details or to enter yourself, live show or film. Here are the details for this month

LA Comedy Festival 365           

               Theatre Asylum  6320 Santa Monica Blvd. CA 90038

        (between Vine and Lillian, ample street parking)

Tickets:   $10 all shows


Information/Reservations:           (323) 463-2942

                                  JULY 2011

Wednesday, July 6:

8:00 Circle One (improv)

9:00 Yellow Bellied Marmots (improv)

Friday, July 8:

10:30 First Fridays  (variety talk show)

An intimate night of stand-up, sketch, film, music, chat and more!
featuring Comedians Paul Case, Raj Desai and Liz Stewart
Screening of Brett Weiner's The Parent Project from Channel 101
Music by Derek Carter
Hosted by
Laura Mannino
Produced by
Johnny Ramirez

Saturday, July 9:

10:30 The Eh Team (improv from Toronto)

Friday, July 15:

10:30 Get Sweaty (improv)

Saturday, July 16:

            10:30 (sketch)

Wednesday, July 20:

8:00 Ventrilo-prov (improv, ventriloquism)

            9:00 Open Screen Night (film)

     LA Comedy Filmmakers present their latest works. Unfiltered.

     The Good. The Bad. The Funny.

     3rd Wednesday @ 9:00pm
Every Month

Friday, July 22:

10:30 Not From Here (improv)

Saturday, July 23:

10:30 Master Sword (improv/sketch)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Colbert & World Series

Musicians Include Bon Iver (Monday, June 20), Florence & The Machine (Tuesday, June 21),
Talib Kweli (Wednesday, June 22) And
The Black Belles With A Special Performance By Stephen Colbert (Thursday, June 23)


Right now 35 weeks and 10 weekends of work for 1st place.  Just added a week in England!! Getting closer to the 50
Check out the list of work you could win here 
The World Series of Comedy
If you registered last year use this code and save $25 off registration. 
CODE: Registered2010
If you registered for any World Series Satellites this year use this code and save $25 off registration. 
CODE: wsocSatellites2011
Don't forget to Register for The World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas September 19-24

Friday, June 17, 2011

Stand Up for Hero's

If ever there is something to laugh for...Stand Up for Hero's - our nation's hero's....
The Comic Bible takes a moment to reflect... and share.

Dear Friends,

I wanted to share the USAToday Op-Ed below that was published yesterday; written by Bob Woodruff, the co-founder and the spirit behind the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

Also, last night, we had the pleasure of honoring our nation’s heroes at our inaugural Stand Up for Heroes in Washington, DC. It was an evening filled with hope, healing and laughter.

Nearly 150 wounded warriors and their caregivers were in attendance last night.  Both the performances of Jon Stewart and Train were tributes to the service members, and entertaining for all.

Go to the website to watch the video about the Bob Woodruff Foundation's programs played at the event.

Thanks to your continued support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, Together, we can make a positive difference in the lives of many brave men and women, just as we did last night.  


Rene Bardorf
Executive Director
Bob Woodruff Foundation

Op-ed: Bob Woodruff - Let's stand up for our heroes

By Bob Woodruff, Special to USA TODAY - Kindness
I know that most of us during this time of economic difficulties don't think everyday about the men and women serving in our military. But we have to remember that we are approaching a decade of being at war. It is almost 10 years since the attacks of September 11th thrust us into conflict.
In this decade roughly 2.2 million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Less than 1% of our population has served there, compared to 12 percent in WWII. I remember during the days of the Vietnam war, our neighborhood was filled with teenagers who were heading to the battlefields of southeast Asia. The families with loved ones overseas were on almost every street. I was born in Michigan in August 1961 (exactly 2 weeks after President Obama was born in Hawaii). So by the time both of us turned 18, the draft was over and serving and enlisting became voluntary.
I did get a chance to go back to Afghanistan with Admiral Mike Mullen almost two years ago, and when we were there I asked one of the soldiers where he was on 9/11. He said he was in his 4th grade class. He was 10 years old when this war began.
As a nation, we need to do everything we can to support our troops. Those who are injured especially deserve help from the rest of us who have benefitted from their willing service. The injuries in these wars are often invisible. When I was hit by an IED in Iraq, my head injury was obvious. I was unconscious for 36 days but was surrounded by love and family and I recovered. But thousands bear the internal scars of hidden injuries.
Hundreds of thousands of servicemembers are living with PTSD and general combat stress. So are their families and friends who are the caregivers on this difficult road that is much longer than we could have ever anticipated ten years ago.
This evening's host Jon Stewart, together with the band Train and singers 4Troops, will join servicemembers and their families for a night of music and comedy at the first ever Stand Up For Heroes in Washington, D.C., to benefit our wounded. We need to remember that this isn't about politics, or about the war. It's about the warrior. This is our country and these are the men and women risking their lives for us. So let's honor them today and everyday and do what we can to help them heal.
Bob Woodruff is a correspondent with ABC News and co-founder of The Bob Woodruff Foundation, which provides resources and support to injured servicemembers, veterans and their families. Seriously injured by a roadside bomb while reporting in Iraq, he has returned to the air and covers a variety of issues from around the globe. To donate to the military through his Foundation, go to

The Bob Woodruff Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Our tax ID number is 26-1441650.
PO Box 955, Bristow, VA 20136

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sketch Com-Ageddon


June 14, 2011
48 enter, only one is left standing

It's a 48-troupe sketch comedy battle-royal and there will be only one
victor. That's right, it's time for Sketch Com-Ageddon. And it all starts
Tuesday night!

Sketch Com-Ageddon is a week-long sketch comedy competition taking place at
Comedy Bar in Toronto. With 48 troupes vying for a $500 cash prize and
automatic entry into the 2011 Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, this is a
week of hilarity and chaos not to be missed.

48 sketch troupes clash in 4 preliminary rounds Tuesday through Thursday.
They have one sketch - maximum 5 minutes - to win over the audience and/or
an in-house judge. One judge's pick, and one audience pick from each
preliminary round move on. Same judging applies in each of the 2 semi-final
rounds on Friday night with each troupe performing a 10 minute set. 2
troupes from each semi are sent to the final showdown on Saturday where the
audience alone crowns the winner.

Sketch Com-Ageddon is a fundraiser for The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival.

Sketch Com-Ageddon
June 14-18 - 8pm and 9:30pm
Comedy Bar (945 Bloor St. W.)
Tickets: $8/show, or $12/both shows on the same night

Get ALL the info:

Monday, June 13, 2011

Hot TV June 14

 We caught a'll be laughing if you do too..
Set your DVR!

TOMORROW (JUNE 14) AT 10:30 P.M.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

New Guns of Comedy a Hit!!

It doesn't get better than the StandUp360 Comedy Festival and Backstage, New Guns of Comedy Contest.

This contest, unlike many "New Talent" featured some of the funniest and freshest emerging talent in the business. Host, Max Alexander started off the laughter and it continued for these "New Guns of Comedy". Chris Distefano started the contest laughs and left the stage on a large one. Monique Latise also held the crowded room.  Leah Bonnema, Camille Theobold, Sarah Blodgett represented the women along with Emily Epstein who offered some fresh humor which garnered laughs. Mike Cannon was hilarious with his unusual subject matter. Tammy Twotone, a transgender comedian had a hard time winning the date-night audience but kept it strong and received rousing applause.  Jarret Berenstein’s smart observational humor was a stand out. Dan Schilling and his five kids filled another four minutes with laughter. Rob Santos, Yury Lubarsky and Eric Patrick were also at home on stage and the crowd ate that up. The deadpan Marc Engberg is uniquely hilarious with his singing ability added to his comedy mix. His version of Beyonce singing in the 1930s garnered continual laughing.
The audience were also treated to a few minutes from headliner, Dustin Chafin who’s left them screaming with his spin on being a meat eating southerner in New York

Judges, including festival producers, Carolyn Bernstein of TV Guide,  Tory an author and comedy writer including for the NY Daily News, and Comic Bible admit they had a hard time deciding on the finalists.  Guilio Gallorotti ‘s conversational tone, original bits combined with facial expressions made him a stand out and a finalist along with Jason Salmon whose take on growing up in Texas had left all laughing. Also chosen for the following nights final New Guns Contest was CJ Burney and Matthew Miller who were at home on stage, and big laugh winners. Howard Feller is a pro and deserved the recognition for his twisted punches which had everyone laughing non-stop. Ricky Velez did it again with his edgy humor. Aaron Kominos-Smith’s smart comedy included some of the funniest observations about temp jobs –ever. PS Aaron, Comic Bible is hiring!! Akash Bhasin was another well deserving finalist for his fresh, skewered take on his race which also garnered large laughs and loud applause. Truly all of the "New Guns" were winners and the audience left wanting more.

Don't forget - the New Guns of Comedy Contest Finals and the closing festival events ar June 4th..

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Festival Opening a Blast!

That's right!  And you've got a few more days to laugh your seat off at Stand UP 360 Comedy Festival at Broadway Comedy Club NYC.

The opening gala to benefit The Wounded Warriors Project was a hilarious hit.

The fun was hosted by Eric Patrick who kept everyone laughing and the long list of top comedians flowing. Dustin Chafin, Keith Robinson, Amy Schumer, Ted Alexandro, had the crowded house roaring with laughter before Judah Friedlander –World Champion– took the stage and of course, received screaming laughs as he interacted with the audience. The next performer, Jeff "The Fat Rat Bastard"  Pirrami had no trouble keeping the crowd loud with laughter. Always a funny crowd pleaser,  Kevin Bartini,  and Rich Velez, also brought on non-stop laughs. Another highlight of the evening was Mick Foley,  author, comedian, and well-known professional wrestler.

In Broadway Comedy Club's other rooms there were also great events featuring the hilarious Ladies Of Stand-Up 360 including, Helen Hong, Rachel Finestien, Leah Bonnema, Michelle Dobrawsky, Kate Wolff and Sheba Mason.
The after event was also fun...and there's more to come. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Stand UP 360 Comedy Fest Begins 5/31

Head to NY and to the 1st Annual Stand-Up 360 Comedy Festival. May 31- June 4, 2011 at Broadway Comedy Club The Mayor has added a proclamation and benefits will go to The Wounded Warrior Project.
June 2 get free admission if you mention Comic Bible!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011  Opening night!! See the Stand-Up for Wounded Warriors show featuring Judah Friedlander, Amy Schumer, Dustin Chafin, Keith Robinson and Ted Alexandro

Thursday June 2, 9:00 p.m. 
Special Event : Stand Up 360 Comedy Festival Presents:
"Hello, I'm not Johnny Cash."  Guests include: Mike Lawrence (The Jon Oliver Comedy Special); Lisa Delarios (Comedy Central);  Leo Allen (HBO's Funny or Die, Comedy Central Presents, Conan, Last Call with Carson Daly, Dublin Comedy Festival); Myq Kaplan (Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central Presents, Semi-finalist Last Comic Standing); Rich Brooks (CNN, Sirius, Bob and Tom Show); Liam McEneaney (SXSW, Comedy Central, Tell Your Friends);  Victor Varnado (Comedy Central's  Awkward Comedy show, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Adult Swim,; Steve Hofstetter (National Lampoon, CBS Late Night with Craig Ferguson) and a special guest.  Hosted by Dan Hirshon.

 $10 cover, 2 drink minimum  
Mention our publication when you make your reservation and the cover is waived.


Wed.  6/1   9pm  " All Star All Female " with Rachel Feinstein, Leah Bonnema & Helen Hong

Thurs. 6/2   9pm  "Hello, I'm not Johnny Cash"  with Myq Kaplan, Victor Varnado & Lisa Delarious

                     10pm  " Red, White and Bluer" with Wil Sylvince, Thomas Dale & Nate Bargatze

Fri.   6/3      8pm  "Young Guns of Comedy"  hosted by Max Alexander

                    10 pm   " Hick-Hop Comedy "  featuring   Kyle Grooms, Ruperto Vanderpoole  & Dustin Chafin

Sat.  6/4      9 pm  "Young Guns of Comedy Finals " hosted by Max Alexander

                     11pm  Stand-Up 360 Festival Finale with Greer Barnes, Ted Alexandro & Dustin Chafin
                      Midnight  Uncensored        Josh Spear, Ricky Velez
 Sun.  6/5    3 pm    Sheba Mason's "702 Punchlines and Pregnant"

                 9 pm     Marina Franklin, Mike Vecchionne, Jon Fisch 

$15 cover weeknights @ 9pm
$20 cover weekends
Two drink minimum applies to all shows

Broadway Comedy Club
318 W. 53rd, between 8th & 9th Ave. 
N.Y., N.Y.    10019


Wednesday, May 25, 2011



48 enter. Only 1 will be left standing.

Got a sketch troupe? Step up and join our anual sketch comedy throw-down of
apocalyptic proportions!
Submissions are open NOW, and close May 30th.
Troupes are selected on the first-come first-served basis, so act quickly.
Head over to the website for full submission info!
Submission info:


The Iowa Comedy Festival is gearing up for its second annual event with two contests:
if you are in Iowa the fest has shows you can enter if you are not...

The Iowa Comedy Festival will be taking place Oct. 13-15, 2011 in Des Moines IA.  Over 3 days, 5 shows involving 45 comedians from across the country.  While about half of the comedians in the Festival will be native Iowans, there are two dozen open spots for nationwide comics.

1. Best of the Midwest- Oct. 14th, 2011 at 7pm.  This show is EXCLUSIVELY for comedians outside Iowa, but not just for comics in the Midwest.
12 comedians will be performing 8 minutes each in a showcase that will be attended by comedy fans, agents, club owners, etc.  Submission fee is $15 now through July 1st, with the fee going up to $20 July 2nd through August 31st.  On Sept. 4th, they'll be announcing the 12 performers on our website, 

2. C4: The Court Center Comedy Competition.  This is for comedians anywhere in the country.  Last year, despite having 8 Iowans in the Finals, the Top 3 came from Chicago, New York, and Minneapolis.  The prelims are Sept. 8th, 5th, 22nd, and 29th.  Each round will feature 10 comedians, with 3 making the Finals from each round.

Those 12 comedians will perform Thursday, Oct. 13th in a kick-off of the official Iowa Comedy Festival.  One comedian will walk away with the winner-take-all prize of $1000!

To compete in C4, all you need to do is pay the entry fee of $10 the night you show up.  To sign up, just contact and pick which week you'd like to perform.  This is an open competition.

The prelims are voted on by the audience, with each audience member having to pick the Top 3 comedians.  This is done by each audience member getting a piece of paper with all the comedians' names on it.  From there, they must check the three comedians they felt did the best.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Comedy on Screen

Can't make it out to see comedy?
No worries, stay home and watch plenty of comedy from TV to DVD!

Norm Macdonald is coming.....

NBC - the NBC coming lineup has many comedies to choose from.
CB recommends the upcoming series based on comedians!

"Whitney" starring Whitney Cummings - who is also a writer and Executive Producer along with Barry Katz another  of the series executive producers is coming to NBC this fall.Whitney will be on Thursdays on NBC (9:30-10 p.m. ET), beginning Fall 2011
for previews see Whitney 

"Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea" based on Chelsea Handler's book is another new NBC series.
Check out Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea 

Comedy Central - South Park, oh boy -do they get funnier and edgier than ever this season!!


Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea Press Release

Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea Press Release

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cape Fear Comix Foxwoods NY Underground

  • You heard right, Comix NY may be closed but  Comix At Foxwoods casino, is the hottest new comedy nightclub in Connecticut, Southern New England. The 350 seat venue has great martinis, fun food and -of course, the most hilarious comedians in the country! Check here for shows

  • Cape Fear - not the movie - the comedy festival in North Carolina is off to a fun start!

  • NY - Don't forget  New York Underground Comedy Festival Kick-Off With Leighann Lord, Jim Mendrinos, Ellen Karis and Liz Miele @ Borough of Manhattan Community College  Saturday, May 21 - 8PM

  • CA - San Francisco Improv Festival has an event at the Purple Onion and a workshop this weekend!
check it out

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

la la la & animation


In California?
LA comedy awards tonight!!
Hottest comedy event - Don’t miss it!!

Comics Can submit for LA Comedy Awards monthly events too!!


In NY?
TONIGHT - Alex Barnett & Hugs Kisses & Laughs at Stand Up NY!!
TOMORROW:  Bill Plympton blowout book party at the School of Visual Arts in NYC this
Wednesday, May 18, 6-9 pm.  The address is 209 East 23rd St.
in the 3rd Floor Ampitheatre.

BILL will be showing some of his newest films and projects,
plus talking about his new Rizzoli book "Independently
Animated, Bill Plympton" and showing some slides and

Then, David Levy, the co-writer of the magnificent
book, will talk about the process.

And the best part is, it's FREE!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Comedy Fest Fever

Festival Fever
The full article and review of many more festivals coming in The Comic Bible Magazine

May and June are busy months in the Comedy Festival Scene

NY:  May 14 – The Long Island Comedy Fest takes over Westbury Music Hall stages with Bobby Slayton, Richie Minervini and more.

May 21- NY Underground Comedy Festival begins its annual events on May 21 at Borough of Manhattan Community College in NY with Leighann Lord, Jim Mendrinos and more fun!!

May 31- June 4 Stand UP 360 Comedy Festival in New York  at Broadway Comedy Club is gearing to kick off its week long events with Judah Friedlander and a large gala opening show on May 31. The week includes top talent, emerging stars, seminars, and the grand opening of Broadway Comedy Clubs Stand Up Comedy Museum. On June 2 the finalists of the New Guns contest take the stage on June 3, before the closing ceremonies, the winner will be chosen and announced.

NJ: The first ever New Jersey Shore Comedy Festival hosted by Mike Marino at Uncle Vinnies Comedy was a hit ending May 1.

NC: May 18-22 - The Cape Fear comedy festival in North Carolina is a packed event in the city, with the top comics and new talent and more shows and fun than we have space to mention!!

OH: The Cincinnati Laugh Off made ‘em laugh in April and continues throughout May.

PA: Duo Fest  improv and comedy in Philly goes from June 2-5!

LA: The Big Easy Comedy Festival in New Orleans is a hot event in a hot spot!

CA: May 12-The Los Angeles Comedy Festival is happening now! AT the Acme Theatre in LA you’ll find the funniest films and best comedy from US and Canada!! All week!!

May 17 – the LA Comedy Awards are coming up. This round promises to be great with red carpet festivities and the best comedy awarded!

Just for Laughs is coming too…June in Chicago and July in Montreal!!

NZ: The New Zealand Comedy festival happens throughout May attracting hundreds of thousands to NZ for great comedy!
UK: The Funniest Females were awarded on May 8 after year long heats.
Channel 4 Comedy Gala is the hottest comedy party of the year on May 24.
Norway: Stand Up Norway fest has an English Night May 28-30 Stand UP Norway Ltd also run their own venue in Oslo; Latter Theatre.

Comedians don’t forget to submit to the Hong Kong Festival and short films to Hollywood Film Festival.
If you didn’t know about these festival and more than you are not reading The Comic Bible

TV: Watch Mancations, Travel Channel's new unscripted comedy TV series, with Evan Mann and Gareth Reynolds starting Sunday, June 5, at 10 E/P.

Got Talent?

Bob and Tom’s Open Mic Contest
Show us your stand-up for the chance to join the Busch Light Bob & Tom
Comedy All Stars Tour and perform at one of their shows!
  1. Submit a one minute video featuring your original stand-up routine
    (the “Theme”). Videos over one minute will be disqualified.
  2. Our judges will review the videos and select the top 5 finalists by May 27, 2011 based on
    originality, creativity, sincerity, and use of the Theme.
  3. Between May 30th and June 12th, 2011, listeners will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite video!
  4. The final winner will be selected based on the highest listener voting score.
Grand Prize
One Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for 2 to one of the stops on the 2011 Busch Light Bob & Tom Comedy All Stars Tour and the opportunity to perform their winning stand-up routine, including roundtrip coach airfare for 2 people, 2 nights hotel accommodations, ground transportation, and two tickets to the show.
Entry Criteria
  • Video entry that includes one (1) original stand-up comedy routine.
  • Video entry should be no longer than one (1) minute in length.
  • Video entry should not exceed one hundred (100) MB in size.
  • Permitted formats of the video are 3gpp, asf, asx, avi, flv, mov, mp4, mpg, or wmv.
Enter Bob & Toms Open Mic Contest here

Submit to Americas Got Talent
 Think you have what it takes enter on the NBC America's Got Talent website!

Need more comedy news? Get the Comic Bible Magazine

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Mancations Raw Bloggers & Fest

 TV News
New comedy on the Travel Channel - Not just comedy - an unscripted comedy duo travel show; “Mancations” will follow comedians, Evan Mann and Gareth Reynolds... more details in the bible!

It's here.....New York Underground Comedy Festival Kicks-Off Saturday, May 21 - 8PM
With Leighann Lord, Jim Mendrinos, Ellen Karis and Liz Miele
@ Borough of Manhattan Community College

 Jane Condon's Raw & Unchained is just great and extended at St. Lukes Theatre.

Blogger night, produced by Eric Hanson at Broadway Comedy Club was fun, food and networking! All bloggers must attend! The first of a monthly event was Wednesday May 11. There was food, drinks, great company, and lots of laughs.

 Roz Browne is around town check her out at
Saturday , May 21st 9pm –
Roz Headlines at
The Downtown Comedy Club
114 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 841-3940

July 18, 2011  8 pm
The Groundling Improv Theater:
7307 Melrose Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Roz says, "I will be with my improvising friends, including Ed Begley, Helen Hunt, and Helen Slater. ok I'm name droppping:)"

Best comedy class in LA - Los Angeles School of Comedy

Monday, May 9, 2011

Bloggers Unite

That's right if you are in NY and you are a blogger or just like comedy - you have to be at Broadway Comedy Club this Wednesday....

Friday, May 6, 2011

Seinfelds site & Bloggers Unite

Jerry Seinfeld Launches Online Personal Archive
* * * offers fans a daily dose of one-of-a-kind stand-up comedy

Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of his first national broadcast appearance, Jerry Seinfeld today launched his personal website,, offering fans daily video clips from his more than 30 years of television stand-up performances.  The site went live today at 9:00 am.

Each day, the site will feature three short comedy clips, personally selected by Jerry, from among more than 1,000 stand-up bits he has collected and digitized.  Among the trio chosen by Jerry for the site’s debut, is one entitled “The Fattest Man in the World,” which was recorded on May 6, 1981, at Seinfeld’s first appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.”  Other clips featured today are “No Room in the Newspaper” and “Do the Horses Know They’re Racing?”

Ranging from less than 30 seconds up to two minutes in length, each daily grouping of three clips will only be available for 24 hours, after which they will be replaced by three new hand-picked bits. The clips cover the entirety of Seinfeld’s televised stand-up career, from 1977 to present, including appearances on talk shows hosted by Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, David Letterman and Jay Leno, as well as other televised stand-up performances, including the stand-up performances recorded for the iconic TV series “Seinfeld.”

A unique and fun time event - Bloggers on Broadway at Broadway Comedy Club W. 53rd st. Next Wednesday, May 11 at 6pm
Eat Drink Laugh Blog = FUN!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New NC Club +Pandora Comedy

 Yup as of today, Pandora added comedy to their content. Go ahead, pick and listen to your favorite comedians from all time - free!
You heard it right, making North Carolina the 5th largest comedy city, Hendrick Construction won a contract to build The Comedy Zone – the newest venue in Charlotte’s premier entertainment district.

The Comedy Zone will be a 7,100-square-foot club at NC Music Factory in Fourth Ward featuring performances by the country’s top stand-up comics. The space, which is beneath The Saloon at NC Music Factory, will feature an underground bowl with stadium seating for 400 guests and a stage that protrudes into the crowd.

“The Comedy Zone gives Charlotte another critical entertainment option in its quest to become a world-class city,” said Noah Lazes, president of the ARK Group, the developer of NC Music Factory. “We’re excited to add them to the entertainment mix at NC Music Factory. There’s nothing like seeing a bunch of happy people come out of a comedy club – it’s the happiest they’ve been all week long.”

Brian Heffron of Charlotte-based Heffron Talent International – The Comedy Zone’s owner – said NC Music Factory was the perfect fit for the comedy club. The company owns more than 60 comedy clubs across the country.