Louis CK Comes out Against Trump. Like, Against Hitler Against

from Ryan Matera

Every so often in the course of history something occurs which is so monumental, so unbelievably exciting and universal, that everyone can’t help but but focus on it. It happened with Hitler and it happened with the Beatles, and it happens at a rate today where it has become so common it is no longer monumental. It’s a shame that in this Charlie-Bit-My-Finger Era there is no longer room for something to break into the collective consciousness with enough gusto to inspire people to action, for action is what builds community and drives history. So maybe we’re lucky to have Donald Trump. Maybe he is what we need now, a force of disgusting evil infiltrating and abusing a flawed system not to fix the system but to abuse it for his own desire. read more

21 Top Stand-Up Performances of All Time

By James Lang

We talked about some of the best stand-up performances previously on Netflix. To try and create a comprehensive list of all the best stand-up performances would be virtually impossible, but we’ve never shied away from the impossible here at BCT. After all, we were the first website to bring NYC comedy fans an online marketplace for tickets.

For those of you that can’t attend a live stand-up routine at the Greenwich Village Comedy Club, or visit Rodney Dangerfield’s namesake in person, sometimes a DVD or stream will have to do in a pinch. So you’re in the mood for comedy right this second? Here’s a list of 21 stand-up favorites that are sure to delight funny bones of all shapes and sizes. read more

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.

Priyanka Mattoo

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

FAMOUS COMEDIANS DEALING WITH HECKLERS

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Written by Cate Misczuk I August 17, 2015

“You wana know where I got my boots? They’re at the corner of: you can’t afford them and stop talking to me”. -Amy Schumer

Participation is zero percent of your grade at stand up shows. Heckling could even get you scolded, or the but of a new joke by the comedian themselves. But hecklers don’t just target the new guys, even the comedy greats have had to handle them — so digg.com put together a compilation of some of the best heckling reactions for our own amusement. read more

Jon Stewart Returns to Stand-Up

jon stewart comedy cellar

Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show w/ Jon Stewart, is set to hand over the reins to Trevor Noah on August 6. As his 16 years at the helm of Comedy Central’s primetime hit comes to a close, it’s clear that Jon is letting himself explore areas of his career that were largely ignored for some time.

This was the case when he visited The Comedy Cellar, a premier locale for NYC comedy fans, on Wednesday night. Accompanied to the club by Rory Albanese, current Producer of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, and former Producer of The Daily Show, Jon surprisingly made his way onto the stage for a 10 minute stand-up set. read more