Minneapolis Comedy Festival will debut in June 2019

The first Minneapolis Comedy Festival will kick off during the final week of June with a lineup that includes Bob Newhart, Seth Meyers, George Lopez, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and YouTubers Rhett and Link. Here are the shows already on sale…

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It’s the comedy economy, stupid! Elf Lyons on the true cost of standup

After a Franglais Swan Lake, the comic explains economics with sex dolls in ChiffChaff. She talks about loving horror, how guinea pigs helped her through illness and standing up for comedians Elf Lyons loves economics. Or rather, as she warbles to The …

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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 Sa…

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Best of the rest of the fests: Comedy Festivals for 2019-2020

We’re already two months into 2019, and if you haven’t already made use of my Comedy Festivals page, please bookmark it for your resources. If you need to know how festivals are coming in time-wise, well, please allow me to sort that inform…

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Here’s your SXSW comedy lineup for 2019

We’re less than a couple of weeks away from SXSW, when everybody in technology, film, music and comedy takes over downtown Austin, Texas. The comedy portion of South By Southwest takes place March 8-16, 2019. Here’s what they’ve got o…

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Skankfest NYC 2019 is happening, prepare yourself

Skankfest NYC, the epic multi-day comedy and podcasting festival is happening again. The comedy festival, which started from the wildly… MORE
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Hands off my anecdote! The couple who mine their love-life for laughs

When you and your partner are both standups, jokes are a competitive business. But are there any limits? Sarah Keyworth and Catherine Bohart reveal all“When something funny happens to us,” says standup Sarah Keyworth, “it’s almost a race to see who can…

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Hands off my anecdote! The couple who mine their love-life for laughs

When you and your partner are both standups, jokes are a competitive business. But are there any limits? Sarah Keyworth and Catherine Bohart reveal all“When something funny happens to us,” says standup Sarah Keyworth, “it’s almost a race to see who can…

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Stand-up contest at inaugural Palm Springs comedy fest includes cash prize and Step1 special

The inaugural Palm Springs International Comedy Festival (PSICF) www.PalmSpringsComedyFest.com continues to come together nicely, a month before kick off. The festival already announced that it’ll present Kathy Griffin with the “Comedian of the Year” Award, and Illeana Douglas the “Pioneer in Comedy Award.” That’s in the first weekend, Nov. 9-11. In the second weekend, Nov. 16-18, the fest will […]

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The Janelle James Comedy Festival will replace annual Eugene Mirman fest in Brooklyn

Eugene Mirman has long flown the coop from Park Slope, and now, so too has his eponymous comedy festival. But he has bequeathed the Brooklyn comedy party to Janelle James. So, behold, the inaugural Janelle James Comedy Festival will take place Dec. 4-6 at The Bell House. “I am thrilled to be part of the […]

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