NYC vs. LA: Moving for Your Comedy Career?

By James Lang

Are you looking for ways to chase your dream of becoming a professional stand-up comic? Do you see yourself as the next Louis C.K. or Kevin Hart? Wow, if you answered yes, you definitely don’t lack ambition. But, maybe we can help you figure out some options for your next move.

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I was reading a fantastic article by Priyanka Mattoo on SplitSider and it inspired me to build off her points and maybe even take this blog article in a slightly different direction. Who’s Priyank Mattoo? How dare you! Well, I guess there’s no such thing as a bad question, but we’ll probably have to get you up to speed pretty quickly if you want to avoid embarrassing yourself in the future. read more

New York Comedy Festival 2015: Thursday Lineup

Written by Gary Miller

For New Yorkers that love comedy and those who are looking for some fun, The New York Comedy festival is in town with a terrific lineup. Beginning on Monday, The New York Comedy Festival (Nov 10-15) continues today with this lineup

Stand Up For Heroes: A Benefit For The Bob Woodruff Foundation

Performances by Chris Botti, Seth Meyers, John Oliver, Ray Romano, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart and Surprise Guests

The Theater at Madison Square Garden

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Week at the Creek: Bonnie McFarlane

The Creek and The Cave

Norm Macdonald

Carolines On Broadway read more

Why Stand-up Comedians Love the Mets

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Written by Grant Reed

From Chris Rock to Adam Sandler, the second fiddle of New York baseball could fill a dugout with A-List comics—ones who love to embrace suffering

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The 2015 MLB playoff-bound New York Mets may see some A-list comics in the stands during their games against the Los Angeles Dodgers. From Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock to Jon Stewart, here’s why comedians love the Mets.

Mets Win! – or something phenomenal like that …This Friday the mets will face the L.A. dodgers in a rare event, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the unlikely union of planet niburu smashing into pre-earth to create what we have now, or the parting of the red sea.  Ok so maybe it hasn’t been that long since they’ve seen a penant  – only 15 years… And certainly a little bit of a wait since the series win.    However, that’s what its all about; existence in the face of seeming randomness and futility.  But fans aren’t going home just yet, and actually would probably prefer to stay at the ball park. read more

John Oliver takes on Food Waste in America

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By James Lange

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John Oliver spent 17 minutes discussing food waste on Sunday’s episode of “Last Week Tonight.” (“Last Week Tonight” / HBO)

Enough to fill 730 football stadiums? According to comedian and host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver, that’s how much food we waste in the United States every year!

On Sunday, John Oliver dedicated a significant portion of his show to shedding some light on the epidemic of wastefulness in our culture, contrasted by the fact that 1 in 6 kids in America go to bed hungry.

Where is all of this food going? Well, here’s a comedic explanation from the legendary talk show host: read more

Watch John Oliver Proves Daylight Saving Time; reminds us that cows are “idiots”

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Why Do We Still Have Daylight Savings? John Oliver Has No Idea !

Are you feeling a little groggy this morning ? Well you’re not the only one — people from around the world are Coping to pick themselves out of their bed thanks to daylight saving time, that happened to push back the clock 1 hour forward on Sunday night.

Comedian John Oliver talked on the issue on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” last weekend. and if you agree that daylight saving time helps the farmers, your not alone. But you’re also wrong.

Allegedly, it was popularized as a fuel saving measure in Germany at the time of World War I. and admitting it may have worked for Kaiser Wilhelm, It isn’t actually very effective in contemporary world and sparks and increase automobile accidents and other job related injuries. read more