Day: March 8, 2019

Comedians wonder how 2019 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival contest can exist in Atlanta without any black women

On Thursday, the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival announced the 60 comedians participating in the 10th annual stand-up comedy contest in Atlanta this May, and it didn’t take anyone too long to wonder what was wrong with that picture. As stand-up Samantha Ruddy posted on Twitter today: A comedy festival in Atlanta not having any black women is like a comedy festival in Portland not having any queer women who practice witchcraft. It feels like you weren’t even looking around the community.— Samantha Ruddy (@samlymatters) March 8, 2019 But the festival doubled down when confronted about it yesterday on Facebook,...

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Rachel Feinstein on Conan

Rachel Feinstein recently got married, and planning the wedding wasn’t one of her top priorities. As she explained in this performance on Conan. Her husband is a firefighter, which also provides Feinstein with new stories and a new voice to tell them. Roll the...

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The Daily Show announces Desi Lydic special report: “Abroad”

Today’s International Women’s Day, and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is celebrating by announcing a new one-hour special report from correspondent Desi Lydic. Desi Lydic: Abroad finds the comedian exploring how and why the U.S. has fallen so far behind much of the world when it comes to women and education, economics, health and politics. The United States which ranks #49 (out of 144 countries*) when it comes to gender equality. But can Lydic successfully use the lessons she learns in Iceland (#1), Namibia (#13) and Spain (#24) to help turn The Best Country in the...

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West Side Comedy Club cancelled Bam Margera’s NYC stand-up debut after “Jackass” of a day

Steve-O isn’t the only Jackass to consider a future in stand-up comedy. Bam Margera, the 39-year-old skateboarder who rode the Jackass wave into two MTV spin-off series, Viva La Bam and Bam’s Unholy Union, launched his first comedy tour a month ago in Detroit. “This is the first time I’ve ever done this, so it’s a question-and-answer. You can ask anything to me, because I have no fucking filter,” Margera told a Detroit crowd at live music venue The Shelter for the first stop on his “Unfiltered” tour on Feb. 9, 2019. But he’s going to get a lot...

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Judd Apatow shares “Funny People” footage of Brody Stevens on Conan

“I was in The Hangover! Hangover 2! Cut out of Funny People!” — Steven Brody Stevens (1970-2019) On Thursday night’s Conan, Judd Apatow and Conan O’Brien talked about how so many comedians loved Brody, who took his own life two weeks ago. Apatow went into the cut footage from Funny People to find what he had shot of Brody performing at the Hollywood Improv. Yes! You got it! ENJOY...

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