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.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hug & Laughs

In NY? - Heads up! – Hugs, Kisses and LAUGHS – Lots of them – at the 8pm Stand up NY show. Comedians, Alex Barnett and Kevin Williams produce the show, which is a great mix of new, seasoned and headliner comics.
Last week CB caught funnyman, Danny Palmer who immediately had us laughing. the hilarious producers, Jamie Roberts, the host who kept it going and Headliner, David Baker who had the crowded room roaring. Had to run, but rumor has it the rest of the show was just as great, with comedians, Matty Baetz, Jay Schmidt, Rasad Bashir, Gialio Gallarotti..

All shows promise to be just as great, so don’t forget to look for Hugs Kisses and Laughs. Buy tickets at brown paper bag or see for upcoming dates.


Improv Throwdown in Harrisburg


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Raw Unchained Improv & Vegas

Hilarious Lady, Jane Condon's new show, Raw & Unchained, is the hot hit in New York. Rumor has it Academy Award Winner Estelle Parsons checked it out. If you haven't seen it yet - it's not too late - it's so good it's extended! Check it out this Monday & Tuesdays at 7pm, May 2, 3 and 9 & 10.

IMPROV ARTISTS  FESTIVAL ALERT -alert!! if you haven't' registered -get in on the fun NOW!!! Improv FESTIVAL Harrisburg PA

The Clarion Hotel (formerly Greek Isles) is hosting the Don Barnhart Show every Tues - Sun at 8pm!! The Don Barnhart Comedy Show features the top headlining comedians that you\'ve seen on Comedy Central, MTV, HBO, Leno, Conan, Letterman, BET including Barnhart himself along with a rotating cast of the next generation of comedy superstars! Check it out!!!

Find the show at The Clarion Hotel located at 305 Convention Center Dr.  (In the shadow of the WYNN Hotel) with plenty of free parking!  Tickets are $29.95 making it one of the best bargains in Las Vegas and military personell are always 2 for 1. Doors open and seating begins at 8:PM there is no drink minimum, ages 18+ suggested. 

The showroom has a full dinner and bar menu, bottle service and VIP Booths. Enjoy snacks, appetizers or dinner before or during the show and laugh the night away with our all you can drink $20 “Bottomless Bucket” specials.    Show information, reservations or group sales: 702-466-4121