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.