Boston’s Improv Asylum has opened up in the former UCB Theater home in NYC

A year after the Upright Citizens Brigade left Chelsea to move their NYC theater up 16 blocks to Hells Kitchen, there’s improv and sketch comedy afoot underneath Gristedes once more. Improv Asylum, based in Boston for 20 years, reopened the joint…

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The Stand comedy club moving this summer from Gramercy to Union Square

Comedy clubs may come and go in New York City, usually arriving with fanfare and disappearing without much notice. It’s a tough business. Tougher when the rents are so damn high. The Stand stands out as one of the more successful comedy club openings of the decade. Opened in September 2012 by the guys from […]

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Mike Birbiglia Announces Off-Broadway Show ‘The New One’

Mike Birbiglia’s The New One standup tour is turning into a new Off-Broadway show. According to Vulture, Birbiglia’s latest one-man show directed by Seth Barrish will debut at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York for a limited run, with previews starting on Thursday July 26th and wrapping up on August 11th. The New One makes Birbiglia’s fourth one-man show following Sleepwalk with Me, My Girlfriend’s […]

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Conan O’Brien Gets a Crash Course in Serving Soul Food at Sylvia’s Restaurant

Here’s a clip from last night’s Conan, where O’Brien heads to Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem to learn the ins-and-outs of soul food and try his best to do a good job as the restaurant’s new server (and later, dishwasher). “What would you like? Would you like some waffles? Would you like some biscuits? Would you […]

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“I Can’t Follow Greer Barnes”

Comedian Greer Barnes is not a household name, but the folks in the industry who often praise him are people you’ve definitely heard of. “I always feel when I go onstage after [Barnes], I literally felt the disappointment from the crowd,” explained Bill Burr on his Monday Morning Podcast. Barnes has gained the reputation of […]

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