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Top five comics selected in Seattle Comedy Competition

By | November 26, 2008 at 9:00 am | No comments

The 29th annual Seattle International Stand-Up Comedy Competition enters its final round with five top comics selected. After battling through 18 shows and defeating 26 other excellent stand-ups, the finalists prepare for shows Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the Vashon Theater; Friday,...

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Lenny Bruce becomes subject of theater production

By | November 21, 2008 at 3:00 pm | No comments

Schmucks, a play centered around comedy legends Lenny Bruce and Groucho Marx, will be running at The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia from Dec 3 - Jan 4. Directed by Jiri Zizka and written by former stand-up Roy Smiles, Schmucks is a fantasy comedy that present audience members...

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Rosie O’Donnell returns to stand-up roots with NBC variety show

By | November 20, 2008 at 4:00 pm | No comments

The once foul mouthed fem comic, Rosie O’Donnell is returning to her roots in stand-up comedy with a new NBC variety special, Rosie Live. Although once infamous for her politically charged comments on ABC’s The View - most of which were aimed at the residing...

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Joey Kola co-starring in upcoming Mick Foley sit-com

By | November 18, 2008 at 6:00 pm | No comments

Joey Kola has been tapped to co-star in a new situational comedy program starring the WWE’s Mick Foley.  Have a Nice Day - the current working title - will also star former Survivor contestant Rupert Boneham and former adult star Christy Canyon. We all love Mick at...

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Offensive women talking dangerously at Zipper Factory Dec 5, 6

By | November 17, 2008 at 6:09 pm | No comments

Eve Ensler of The Vagina Monologue fame is co-producing Offensive Women: Talk is Dangerous that is scheduled to appear at The Zipper Factory theater Dec 5 and 6 at 8pm. The all female comedy show that dubs itself as a rock-n-roll, no holds barred event features: Julie Goldman,...

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Weekend links

By | November 16, 2008 at 11:38 am | No comments

Here are a few morsles to moisten your stand-up comedy news reading pallet. Andy Woodhull is crowned the Butterfinger Comedy Showdown winner. It  is always fun (annoying) to read others’ Top Comics lists. Hey, The Recorder, Daniel Tosh hasn’t been new to the scene...

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Weinstein Company announces new Cheech and Chong movie

By | November 12, 2008 at 3:46 pm | No comments

Great news for Cheech and Chong fans! The Weistein Company announced today that they will be partnering with Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong to produce the The Cheech and Chong Concert Movie. The new movie will portray a live concert experience of the Cheech & Chong: Light Up...

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A live stand-up comedy webcast is a calculated risk

By | November 11, 2008 at 4:00 pm | No comments

What if a comedy club broadcast performances live via webcam? I recently witnessed such a feat thanks to the Off The Hook Comedy Club at Captain Briens. Although it was enthralling and entertaining, I ultimately feel that a comic opting to share a set in this way is taking a...

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Butterfinger Comedy Showdown finale happens Wednesday

By | November 10, 2008 at 5:12 pm | No comments

The first annual Butterfinger Comedy Showdown is going down Nov 12 at the world famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood, CA. Up for grabs is a coveted “Big Shot” award, a chance to launch a stand-up career, and serious industry bragging rights. The original online contest...

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