Day: August 6, 2018

Chris Gethard announces the end of The Chris Gethard Show

What started in the basement under a supermarket almost a decade ago has run its course. The final episode of The Chris Gethard Show that aired at the end of May 2018 on truTV was the final episode of TCGS. Gethard confirmed the news today. The Chris Gethard Show is no more. Thank you all for watching. I am a lucky human being who got to go on the best roller coaster ride of all time. THANK YOU to everyone who has supported TCGS and made my life what it is. More info and thoughts at — Chris...

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Highlights from the Grand Opening of the National Comedy Center

The National Comedy Center finally opened its doors last week with a triumphant Grand Opening weekend in Jamestown, NY, the birthplace of the late great comedy icon Lucille Ball. “My mother would be over the moon with joy that her hometown decided to follow her advice and, instead of erecting some passive monument to her, pay homage to the healing power of love and laughter, the remarkable, life-saving tonic that is humor,” said Ball’s daughter, Lucie Arnez. “Celebrate it. Study it. And find out how to make sure there is always more of it. The National Comedy Center will...

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New York Comedy Festival announces 2018 headliners

The New York Comedy Festival turns 15 this November, and its quinceañera will celebrate with headlining performances by Bill Burr, Jimmy Carr, David Cross, Desus & Mero, Dan Harmon’s Harmontown, Gabriel Iglesias, Jim Jefferies, Anthony Jeselnik, Jo Koy, Bert Kreischer, Marc Maron, Jason Mewes, Tracy Morgan, Conan O’Brien, Yvonne Orji, Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson’s Throwing Shade, and Jonathan Van Ness and Antoni Porowski. NYCF, in partnership for a second consecutive year with TBS, will run Nov. 5-11, 2018, with more than 200 comedians in more than 100 shows across the city. From the largest, most prestigious venues in the...

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Episode #219: Zainab Johnson

Zainab Johnson had other plans for her life, perhaps professional basketball or teaching, before a tragic accident changed her life and her worldview. Johnson tells me how she absorbed the lessons of the comedians she hung out with before jumping into comedy herself. So far, so good. After being named a New Face at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival in 2014, she has appeared on HBO’s All Def Comedy, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Arsenio, BET’s Comic View, MTV’s Acting Out, and AXS-TV’s Gotham Comedy Live! She’s also developing a TV series with the help of Wanda Sykes. So let’s...

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Americans performing at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

August means comedy has taken over Edinburgh, Scotland. This year, more than 60 of the 3,972 shows playing nightly across the city will feature American comedians. They include college troupes from Cornell and Stanford, the always popular musical improv from Baby Wants Candy, the return of Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana, and stand-up from Allan Havey, Judah Friedlander, Myq Kaplan, Ramon Rivas, Chris Laker, and more! The festival runs through Aug. 27, 2018. Here they are: Abigoliah Schamaun: Do You Know Who I Think I Am?! Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 6: Big O Makes It in New York…...

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