Saturday, April 30, 2011

Independently Animated

 Bill Plympton...
Everybody’s favorite animator, and academy Award Winner, Bill Plympton has a GREAT new book "Independently Animated: Bill Plympton"
IN NY  There’s a Starving Animation Sale May 2 on 27th Street check out Bill's facebook page or website for details
MAY 18: Catch Bill Plympton at a book signing/film screening at the SVA Amphitheater. It's free and open to the public, and Bill Plympton will be there! Copies of his new book, "Independently Animated: Bill Plympton" will be for sale.

And of course check out a hilarious Bill Plympton Cartoon in the new issue of The Comic Bible Magazine – Subscribe now!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Chicago Improvathon Event Announced
October 4-9th Chicago will be saturated with comedic genius when over 75 improv troupes taking the stage at the first ever Improvathon at Uncle Fatty’s Rum Resort. 

FUNNY FEDS – FOR REAL!!! If you are in the DC VA area -a Federal Employee and funny here’s a contest for you. Funniest Fed - Comedy Competition is May 11-June 4. Funny Fed contest info here

WORLD SERIES ARE HERE – of comedy – the world series of comedy!!
The Main Event  - Finals Sept 19-24 Las Vegas

 DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKE TO WIN $10,000   the  2011 Midwest “Show Me Funny’ Comedy Competition Just Announced!!! Enter Now
Don’t forget – only a few more days to enter the StandUP360 Young New Guns of Comedy Contest in NY
And get your submissions into the The Icehouse Competition and The NY Competition both for prize $ and a spot in the Boston Comedy festival!!


Monday, April 25, 2011

LA Awards & Go Mary MAC

 Did you mark your calendar? May 17, The 4th Annual LA Comedy Awards.
Meet us there!!
And...don't forget to stop by the Los Angeles Comedy & Film Festival.

In NY? The NY MAC Awards are tomorrow - comedian, Mary Dimino's and her fantastic One Woman Show, Scared Skinny are nominated. Go Mary!

ATTENTION SKETCH COMEDY ACTS: SketchFest Seattle is now accepting applications for 2011 Festival. Check out their website for details.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Upcoming Comedy Fests

Comedy Festivals Coming UP – To Attend

Miami Florida
The 4th Annual Miami Memorial Day Weekend Fest is April 29

New York
The Jamestown Comedy Festival Lucy Desi Fest is next weekend

The Long Island ComedyFest (different from that listed below)
Westbury Music Fair May 14

North Carolina
Philly, PA
2nd Annual Duo Fest. June 2-5. Improv pairs.

London UK
The Comedy Crawl April 29-30


Burbank, California
Enter online for California funniest female contest in Burbank
This May and June enter for the NY AND LA Comedy Contests to win prize money and be part of the Boston Comedy festival

Long Island, NY
6th Annual Long Island Comedy Festival Summer 2011 is taking submissions. Long Island Comedy Festival; P.O. Box 119 Massapequa Park, NY 11762; Email:
Submissions: Send tape or dvd to address above. Please include $20 fee. 

New York, NY
Don’t forget to get submission into Young News Guns of Comedy Contest - part of Stand UP 360 Contest at Broadway Comedy Club NY - details on and in previous post.

Atlanta, Georgia
Black Box Comedy Festival  Sept 28 -Oct 2 Performance Submissions for the eighth annual Black Box Comedy Festival are now open. Submit before May and avoid submission fees! Submissions taken until July.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Laugh for a Good Cause

June 12, Joan Rivers will headline a benefit for Gilda's Club Northern New Jersey at Bergen County Academy.

June 16, Stand Up for Heroes in Washington DC -the event benefits, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which supports our injured heroes, veterans and their families.

October 2 Comedy Central is recording for broadcast "Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education" live at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. One of two annual benefits produced by Jon Stewart's Busboy Productions for Autism education programs. 

For more, stayed tuned to Comics Babble and read The Comic Bible Magazine

Thursday, April 21, 2011

East to West to Boston Fest

It's that time again...time for comedy talent to get their entries into the Boston Comedy Festival, which takes place in November. Whether you are on the East or West Coast - if you're funny - you have a chance to be in it, and win. The Boston Fest is holding a competition at the Icehouse in California May 15-18. 72 Comedians have a chance to compete to win $2,500 in prize money and a spot in the prestigious 2011 Boston Comedy Festival this November. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 25

In NY? No worries ... you have the same chance August 14-18 when The Boston Comedy Festival  holds its NY Comedy Competition for the same great prizes! SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 18th
 DETAILS at The Boston Comedy Festival Website

Don't forget to read Comic Bible Magazine and Check out for more Festival Updates.

Comedy writers...did you get your comedy script into the FOX/ NY Comedy TV and Film Fest competition in time? The festival offers wonderful opportunities to emerging comedy makers. If you didn't make the submission deadline, you need to be reading The Comic Bible Magazine!! Still dreaming of seeing your TV pilot developed? The festival also holds the Independent Pilot Competition and takes those entries until June!!

The Melbourne Comedy Festival just announced their line-up; and the 1st ever London Comedy Writers Festival  was a huge success in the beginning of April. Coming up is the Comedy Crawl in London

Need more festival news? Check out

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Comedy Festival News & A Comedians Wanted Alert!

Comic Bible USA Comedy Festivals News...

east coast...
New York City has a new festival alert; the First Annual Stand-UP 360 Comedy Festival will be held May 31 to June 4th 2011. The line-up promises to be fantastic and will be announced on May 5. During the festival the 1st Annual New Young Guns of Comedy will showcase the best up-and-coming talent at Broadway Comedy Club.

COMEDIAN ALERT:  StandUp 360 Submission deadline is May, 1, 2011.

The Long Island Comedy Festival in NY is also seeking submissions for the upcoming June event.
In Boston the Women in Comedy Festival just wrapped up, while The Boston Comedy Festival is gearing up for this years November event. The Boston Comedy Festival is inviting all to Join them in California, at the Amazing Ice House Comedy Club for a four day comedy contest, May 15th - 18th.
COMEDIAN ALERT: Submission Deadline is April 25 winners of the contest will perform in this years Boston Comedy Festival.

west coast...
9th Annual Los Angeles Comedy and Film Festival is coming May 12-22.
California is getting ready to find its funniet female at the Californias Funiest Female Contest in June.

COMEDIAN ALERT: Submission Deadline is May 15, submissions are being accepted online here, Contest

in between...
The Black Box Comedy Festival in Atlanta Georgia will be September 28 through October 22.

COMEDIAN ALERT: Submission form is on the Black Box website.

The 5th Annual Southwest Funnyfest is around the corner, Saturday April 30th at the Kimo Theater, in Albuquerque New Mexico.

Don't forget to mark your calendar .. .Just For Laughs Chicago is coming up in June. Then in July the place to be is at Just For Laughs in Montreal. 

 Comedians Wanted to add your information at FREE!!
For up to the minute news and links to these festivals, check out our website.

For complete Festival Lists and booking information Subscribe to The Comic Bible Magazine.

Check back soon, comedy news coming often.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Gilda's Club Laugh Off Final at Bananas NJ

The 12th annual Laugh Off competition to benefit Gilda's Club Northern New Jersey took place throughout April. During two events, twelve comics took to the stage at Gilda's Club house. The four winners chosen by judges, performed at the final event tonight at Bananas Comedy Club in New Jersey.

The host, Bill Ervolino had the audience roaring before the four finalists took to the stage. Comics, Vladimir Caamano, Katie Hayes, Alex Barnett, and Kevin Bartini kept the crowd laughing with their competing sets. While the judges, including Comic Bible's, MaryAnn, Ed Cavanough of Gotham Comedy Club, manager, booker, producer, Bobby Gonzo, and Larry Lyons, deliberated, the headliner, Vic Dibitetto had the packed house screaming with laughter.

The night ended with prizes for all four of the comedian finalists and one winner announced ...
Congratulations to the Laugh Off winner, funny man, Alex Barnett.

Laugh off is an annual event for a great cause, Gilda's Club Northern NJ.

The next fundraising event for Gildas NNJ is June 12, when Freddie Roman opens for Joan Rivers at the Bergen County Academy Auditorium - Make your reservations today!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Yippee! The latest Comic Bible Magazine is coming!

stand UP and read THIS
The Comic Bible Magazine is born again!
The next quarterly issue will be out with the sun – this summer!
The Comic Bible Magazine has heard the cries of the comedy masses and is reborn - bigger - jam packed with comedy news, the Comic Times, interviews, reviews, listings and more information about comedy than your smile can fit. 

Check out the news on thecomicbible website
In the meantime - look for the Comic Bible around NY scooping up teh latest comedy news!