Day: September 27, 2018

2018 New York Comedy Festival announces more than 100 additional shows for Nov. 5-11, 2018

If your first impression of the 2018 New York Comedy Festival lineup of headliners looked a little too skewed toward men, then your second impression will balance that out. The festival today announced more than 100 additional shows for this fall’s 15th anniversary of the Big Apple comedy celebration launched by Caroline Hirsch of Carolines On Broadway comedy club. And these additions include headlining performances from Lisa Lampanelli, Jen Kirkman, Cameron Esposito, Michelle Collins and more. All across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, from Nov. 5-11, 2018. Check out the full lineup! DON’T REACH IN THE BAG, MON 11/5 –...

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Chad Daniels on Conan

Chad Daniels has performed on Conan, and that doesn’t impress his kids much. But the studio audience certainly found a lot to laugh and cheer about as Daniels explained how he tried to be there for his daughter when she experienced her first period. Roll the...

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Conan O’Brien announces Team Coco stand-up tour: Conan & Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips

Conan O’Brien and friends are hitting the road this fall for a national stand-up tour! The tour will feature O’Brien along with performances from Rory Scovel (I Feel Pretty), Deon Cole (Barbershop, Black-ish), Ron Funches (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Black-ish), Laurie Kilmartin(Conan, Last Comic Standing), Taylor Tomlinson (Netflix’s The Comedy Lineup), Marina Franklin (HBO’s Crashing), James Veitch (Conan), Moses Storm (Father of the Year), and Flula Borg (Pitch Perfect 2, Curb Your Enthusiasm). O’Brien added, “There are a lot of exciting changes coming up for me in 2019 and I wanted to kick it off this fall with an 18-city live tour.  The idea that I hit the road for seven weeks was pitched by my...

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Mike Birbiglia’s “The New One” to launch Broadway run in October 2018

Mike Birbiglia is taking his newest comedy act to Broadway this fall. “The New One,” which Birbiglia toured across the country this past year, and recently wrapped an off-Broadway run, will enjoy at least 12 weeks at the Cort Theatre, with previews starting Oct. 25. I’m so excited to be bringing The New One to The Cort Theater on Broadway which is where I saw the great Kenneth Lonergan play This Is Our Youth. Which is fitting because this show is about somebody’s youth. Not mine. But somebody’s! I won’t tell you any more than that. The truth is I try not to...

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CollegeHumor launches subscription streaming service: DROPOUT

Old-school online comedy giant CollegeHumor is getting into the newer-school game of subscription streaming services. They just announced the launch of DROPOUT, its own ad-free, mixed-media subscription service. The cost? Free trials, of course; then $3.99 per month for the first three months; then tiered pricing: $3.99/month if you buy a year at a time, or up to $4.99 and $5.99/month. “Our goal is to defy traditional media with unique content, whether because it’s R-rated (See Plum Run), niche (Um, Actually), or unusual in terms of format (Dimension 20: Fantasy High, comics, and chats),” said Sam Reich, CH Media’s Chief Creative...

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