Day: March 22, 2017

Celebrating stand-up comedians celebrating rock music: Comedy Central’s The Comedy Jam

The comedy boom of this decade has given rise to plenty of gimmicky live shows, plenty of ways performers have tried to jazz up stand-up comedy to attract audiences. Somehow The Comedy Jam has risen above its gimmick. Born in 2014 as a showcase of comedians rocking out with a live band in Los Angeles, the G-D Comedy Jam began hitting the road a year later, and then made the jump to Comedy Central with a one-time-only special. Only the sight of seeing comedians do stand-up about a song or a period in their lives that leads into a...

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Funny or Die closes NYC office, moves East Coast creative team to Los Angeles

Following layoffs last year, Funny or Die has closed its New York city offices and moved its East Coast creative team west to Los Angeles. Page Six broke the news, confirmed by FoD in a statement. Most of the writers and other creative staffers (pictured above during Funny or Die’s Drunk Writing Day 2015) accepted the company’s decision to relocate. The company will maintain a small NYC sales office on Wall Street. The Post‘s gossips reported that 10 of 13 FoD employees made the move west. Call it a financial restructuring. Call it contraction if you will. On the...

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