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

A Spotlight on Comedian Kevin Bartini

Written by Gary Miller

A warm audience is an important aspect of any comedy show. Having an opener for any type of performance is commonplace and encourages the audience to participate and build up energy. In comedy, a a warm audience means a crowd that is ready to laugh, they are open, and in a club setting more often than not a little bit drunk. When a televised show is filmed before a live audience a warm up comic is generally used to facilitate the necessity for a warm crowd. The warm up comic is the unsung hero of a great audience ready for a TV taping. The comic is usually not noticed by a larger audience, but appreciated in the entertainment industry greatly. Their job is to make the crowd feel like an integral part of the show, usually working alone and at times explaining parts of the show. read more

Sarah Silverman Gives Her Boyfriend Penis A Funny Name

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Written by Joseph Santiago
Entertainment Editor, Best Comedy Tickets

Sarah Silverman stopped by Late Night with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night. She was there to promote her new featured movie. She is currently in a relationship with “Masters of Sex” actor Michael Sheen, they have been exclusively dating for more then two years. Being in a relationship with a stand up comedian comes with it’s difficulties specially if your boyfriend is the “method actor” type – as I envision Michael Sheen being. 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

Stephen Colbert Brings Jon Stewart to Tears in The Daily Show Farewell

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“All of us who were lucky enough to work with you for 16 years are better at our jobs because we got to watch you do yours,” former correspondent tells host

BY CATE MISCZUK I August 8, 2015

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Stephen Colbert ditched his alter ego, and funny guy routine, to wish fellow late night host Jon Stewart a heartfelt goodbye this week.

In his surprise appearance on the last episode of The Daily Show, Colbert did manage to make us laugh, kicking off the segment by comparing Stewart’s Daily Show journey to Colbert’s beloved Lord of the Rings: “Like Frodo, you are leaving us on a voyage to the undying lands … For 16 years, you and your basic cable fellowship of funny, clutched that ring of power and trudged up the steep slopes of mt. doom”. read more

Stephen Colbert Stars in New Promos

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Stephen Colbert stepped down from the Captain’s Chair at Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report in December of 2015. To say that his show’s finale was a star-studded event would be the understatement of the century. Take a quick look below!

Today, nearly 8 months later, we’ve been treated to a new side of Stephen. Or, more accurately, a new style; growing a fierce beard and taking time to engage with fellow comedians (like his appearance on Jerry Seinfeld’s Crackle series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”). The moment almost arrived where Stephen was ready to shave the Colbeard, but alas, it was too soon. read more