After Ice-T announced last year on Twitter that he’s trying a new entertainment path: stand-up comedy, the hip hop, TV, movie star dropped the idea after his first show. He has humor, he is funny and all that but you must have nerve and be truly gifted to succeed in this entertainment zone. Knowing this, Ice had stage fright right before the show.
UP Comedy Club announces upcoming lineup for stand-up and sketch comedy shows running from March to June. Diverse and classic Chicago comedians and other big name favorites are featuring the best stand-up improvisation, theatrical romantic stage comedy and family comedy. UP Comedy Club brings to you the best stand-up comedy in the country and three months of bitter-sweet humor.
The third edition of Gilda's LaughFest presents the return of The Blue Late Night Comedy Series and three returning showcases: Best of the Midwest, Stand-up Comedy Competition and the Clean Comedy Showcase for this year's event.It promises plenty of good, clean, non-vulgar comedy (in Clean Comedy Showcase section) as it opens it's doors to the public on March, 7 until March 17.
Budd Friedman is the proud founder and owner of the Improvisation Comedy Club which opened in 1963 in New York. Since then, due to its huge success, other twenty-fourth Improv Comedy Clubs were opened all over the country, especially in Los Angeles. Now was time for Atlanta to welcome the franchise.
The Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet is hosting on November 2 a night of stand-up comedy featuring four female comedians in the show called “Pumps and Punchlines”. Renee Gauthier, Erin Foley, Rachel Feinstein and Erin Jackson will try to arouse laughter with their comedic performances that include jokes about gossip, men, sex, family and friends.
This year 33 international contestants have lined-up for the 33rd annual Seattle International Stand-Up Comedy Competition, which will premiere in November at the Auburn Avenue Theater. Even if there were hundreds of applications, only the best were accepted to perform during preliminary days.
Comedy Central decided to offer Chris Hardwick the chance to impress the audience with his first one-hour stand-up special on Saturday, November 10. The show was properly named “Chris Hardwick: Mandroid” and filmed at “Skirball Center for Performing Arts” in New York City. The extended and uncensored version will be available on DVD at the beginning of the next year.
Outstanding stand-up comedians are coming to perform at the Phuket Punchline Comedy Club in Phuket, Thailand. The intriguing show is set to take place on October 24 and three of the best British comedians, Eddy Brimson, Mickey Hutton and Marcus Ryan are coming to arouse laughter.
The Davis Street Family Resource Center can now keep on helping women and children thanks to the “Stand up for Davis Street” fundraiser at the Bal Theater. Thanks to all the people willing to give a helping hand, such as very generous sponsors, the community and talented funny comedians like Brian Copeland, Bob Sarlatte, Mark Pitta, Will Durst and Johnny Steele, the event was a huge success.
Shady’s Restaurant and Lounge is cooking up something special for their customers on Friday - Bob Zany and Costaki Economopoulos (the man with literally the longest name in stand-up comedy) will be there to perform, doing what they know best: making their audience laugh, like they do it every week with millions of people who hear them on the syndicated “Bob and Tom” radio show.
If you are a New Yorker, you can’t miss The Friars Club Comedy Film Festival (FCCFF), which will be held October 24 to 27 in the famous private club “The Friars Club”. This is a famous place in witch, since the grand opening in 1904, celebrities are being bantered. The exclusive membership of the club is mostly formed around entertainers and comedians, such as Frank Sinatra, Whoopi Goldberg and Jerry Seinfeld, just to name a few.
Gilbert Gottfried is an actor, voice actor and stand-up comedian from Brooklyn, Coney Island neighborhood. He declared that his birth place had a great influence on his decision to become a comedian. His upcoming show will take place at the “Bell House” in Brooklyn on October 30.
This month Reading is the place to be if you are a comedy passionate. Some of the best stand-up comedians will perform in October in several comedy clubs here. If you don’t know how to decide, here are our recommendations:
The Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet will host “Last Laugh Comedy Festival” from Oct 12 until Oct 28. The executive director of the theater, Randy Green, declared: “Comedy has gotten a lot of attention the last couple of years. I thought this market has been great for comedy, so I thought … we could create something and kick off the season with something very new and very different for the Rialto and brand it as its own unique component.”
Hoboken Comedy Festival will return for the third year in a row on Oct 10th and we are all prepared for a good laughter, even if only for 4 days. The aim of the festival is to encourage comedians to perform in Hoboken, New Jersey, instead of New York. This way the spectators don’t have to spend hours travelling just for watching a show, they can watch real performances close to home, near their families and friend.
Great Britain is the place where comedy really stands out and real humor finds its place. Some of the great comedians in the world are British (Rowan Atkinson in the role of Mr. Bean) and some of the most loved TV series in the world are also British.
The San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition has reached its final five most funny guys, who are hoping to get the $5000 prize. Before one of them wins and takes home all the money you can still see them on Friday at the Victoria Theater in San Francisco and Saturday at Cache Creek Casino in Brooks and see for yourself who really deserves to be champ.