Pete Holmes Went From Crashing on Couches to Famous Comedian

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Written By Joseph Santiago

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Comedian Pete Holmes is getting ready to start his 3rd season on HBO’s the Crashing. Pete launched his stand up special on HBO called Dirty Clean and recently became a father with his wife. His life is looking pretty darn good at the moment. But, Pete used to be down on his luck as used to have to crash on friends couches. Pete was trying to make it as a stand-up comedian in New York City. 

On the show, you will see him crash on the couches of some famous comedians such as Artie Lange’s couch, T.J. Miller and Sarah Silverman to name a few read more

Chris Distefano’s Comedy Central Contract Could Be a Game Changer

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Written By Joseph Santiago

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Chris Distefano’s new general deal with Comedy Central could function as a blueprint for future deals for top comedians to aspire to lock.

The agreement with Comedy Central carries a second-hour special, an animated show, an unscripted series along with also the continuation of his Friday night interstitial series Stupid Questions with Chris Distefano, in addition to first look at content created/developed for any Comedy Central platform.

The venture comes after the 34-year-old, New York-based comedian had seven pilots not to make it into the air within the last several years, including a for CBS based on his lifetime together with Chaz Palminteri (A Bronx Tale) playing his dad. He also co-created the former job with How I Met Your Mother founders Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. read more

John Mulaney Returns To ‘SNL’ With Pete Davidson “The Mule”

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2018 was a rough year for a lot of people, but the year proved to be particularly hard on Pete Davidson, following a whirlwind romance and involvement with Ariana Grande and some very public struggles with mental health. His return to the Weekend Update desk in 2019 enabled Davidson to address his own well-being, but additionally allowed Davidson an excuse to invite John Mulaney into SNL to talk about The Mule, a film starring, and directed by, Clint Eastwood.

At December of 2019, Davidson posted a message on Instagram saying”I really don’t want to be on this Earth anymore. I am doing my best to remain here for you but I really don’t know how much longer I can last. All I have ever tried to do was help people. Just remember I told you so.” Indiewire reports that soon after the post, several different celebrities publicly expressed concern, along with the NYPD soon performed a health check and verified that Davidson was 30 Rockefeller Plaza rehearsing for SNL. Pete Davidson’s only appearance on the last SNL of 2019 revealed him introducing a musical act, which makes his return to the Weekend Update desk — a place where he’s frequently spoken about his life — an opportunity to address the world on how he’s been. Rather, he brought out Mulaney to make fun of a film where Clint Eastwood directs himself using multiple threesomes. read more

Dave Chappelle Says R. Kelly Threatened Him After ‘Piss on You’ Skit

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The parody was a reference to an alleged videotape sent to the Chicago Sun-Times in 2002, in which the singer participated in sexual acts with a minor, such as urinating on her.

“I never met with him,” the comedian begins, until his friend prompts him to tell the full story. “We were in Chicago in a Common show and his goons float in my area. I really don’t know whether they were his goons but they sure did like him.”

“He said,’How are you gonna do the movie of me peeing on [women ] like this?’ … and I said,’Just how you don’t perform the video? ”’ the comedian joked. read more

Federal Workers Affected by Shutdown Can Get Free Stand-up Comedy

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The owners of a New York Comedy Club is providing a free year of responses to federal employees influenced by the partial government shutdown.

Stand Up New York is offering a free year of membership to LaughPass for national workers furloughed or working without pay, that the New York Post reported Wednesday.

The pass, that lets holders unlimited comedy shows and other perks in greater than two dozen places nationally, is generally priced at $159.

“We are not solving world peace, but when we could put in a little joy to people’s lives by providing them access to some free and enjoyable comedy encounter,” Stand Up New York co-owner Dani Zoldan stated in an announcement. “I am thrilled and thankful that I am able to accomplish this.” read more

New York Comedy Club Moves into East Village NYC

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Written by Joseph Santiago

Jim Gaffigan New York Comedy Club East village

Excuse me, do you like live comedy? Well, fantastic news!

The EastVille Comedy Club— top-notch NYC comedy club frequented by Janeane Garofalo and other downtown comics– picked up and moved to Brooklyn in July 2018, leaving its home of 8 years vacant.

Lucky for the East Village, the subterranean space at 85 East 4th Street was quickly taken over by the New York Comedy Club, which gave it a quick touch-up.

It looks like Jim Gaffigan and Todd Barry, who routinely dropped into EastVille Comedy Club, have dropped into its own replacement. They have had some of NYC top comics such as Sherrod Small (VH1’s The Very Best Week Ever and Opie with Jim Norton) also as Last Comic Standing alums Yamaneika Saunders, Jon Fisch, along with Adrienne Iapalucci. read more

Michael Che Grew Up in NYC Projects. Now He is Trying to Assist Them.

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Written by Joseph Santiago

Michael Che comedy cellarSaturday Night Live cast member Michael Che has decided to weigh in on New York City’s public housing crisis by coordinating a comedy benefit show this Friday, where he’ll play Michelle Wolf and a”secret lineup of comics.” The 35-year-old comic, who went from selling his own T-shirt designs on the street to instructing himself stand-up humor, frequently jokes about gentrification, racism, and other issues plaguing the city.

Che grew up in the New York’s public housing system on the lower east side of Manhattan, where he passed time in places such as the Alfred Smith Houses, which had some of the highest crime rates in the 80s. Decades of overlooked deterioration in public housing has piled up into an estimated $32 billion in repairs, and the town is facing the possibility of a federal government takeover at the end of the month. read more

Finest Standup Specials To Stream On Netflix

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Written by Joseph Santiago

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Netflix has really been doubling down on the content of All Kinds recently. From Cartoon to stand up, it seems like there is nothing Netflix is not inclined to throw money at. While all this new content serves its own purpose and keeps us tuned in, it can be tough to find exactly what you’re looking for. With that said, we have taken the time that the amass some of the greatest standup specials on Netflix, so you don’t need to spend another 4 decades looking for something to watch. Let us go ahead and dive into to find out what a few of the funniest comedians on Netflix need to offer you. read more

Top 5 Comedy Shows To Catch in NYC That We Aren’t Selling

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Written by Joseph Santiago

Our manual to stand-up, improv and number shows happening that weekend and at the week beforehand.

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EMMY BLOTNICK in Union Hall (Jan. 20, 7:30 and 10 p.m.). This humorous lady, who published a half-dozen special for Comedy Central at 2018, today records her initial stand-up record this weekend. Blotnickwrites for”The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” and formerly served as head writer for”The President Show” on Comedy Central. Gary Gulman and Matt Koff warm up the audiences for her this romantic club in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The first show has sold out, but tickets are still available for your second. 718-638-4400, unionhallny.com read more

Comedian banned from show in Montreal because he has dreadlocks

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Written By Joseph Santiago

Zach PoitrasComedian Zach Poitras Prohibited from a show in Montreal since he’s dreadlocks

An aspiring Montreal comic was banned from performing two occasions since he’s a white guy with dreadlocks.

Zach Poitras was advised by officials of their Coop Les Récoltes, a place in the Universite du Quebec a Montreal, which his choice of hairstyle supposed that they would not let him be part of their occasions Snowflake Comedy Club and Soirée d’humour engagée.

Coop Les Récoltes describes itself as a pub and solidarity co-operative that’s a”safe area, free of oppression”. read more