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

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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.

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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.