Gilad Foss performs as a young Woody Allen in "Schtick or Treat," a Halloween-themed live comedy show in which stand-up comedians perform tribute sets as famous comics. More than 30 comics performed on this show, Oct. 25, 2008, at The Creek in Long Island City, NY.
Emmy-winning actress/comedian Tina Fey brought her great NBC sitcom, 30 Rock, to Brooklyn Heights to film several scenes on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008. Here she is getting ready for a scene that involves a falafel cart...spoiler alert! Just kidding. Sort of. Read more about comedy every day at The Comic's Comic, http://www.thecomicscomic.com
The winners were announced Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, for the Boston Comedy Festival's stand-up comedy competition at the Cutler Majestic Theatre. The Smothers Brothers also performed and received a lifetime achievement award. For complete coverage of the competition, read The Comic's Comic blog at http://www.thecomicscomic.com
Stand-up comedian Brian Regan talks in the green room of The Late Show with David Letterman after his 20th appearance on that TV show, which airs/aired Aug. 29, 2008. How is performing for a TV audience different? Watch and learn. And read more on The Comic's Comic at http://www.thecomicscomic.com
My stand-up comedy routine in October 2007 for the New York's Funniest Reporter contest at Gotham Comedy Club, which I won as part of the New York Underground Comedy Festival. I write about comedy daily on the Internet at The Comic's Comic: http://www.thecomicscomic.com
Odd but appropriate, the final minutes of comedy at New York City's hub of indie comedy in 2008, Rififi, featured riffing from Leo Allen and Eugene Mirman about the end of the road. Warning: Some NSFW language. For more comedy coverage, read The Comic's Comic at http://www.thecomicscomic.com
I caught up with Andy Kindler for a few minutes of funny following his standing-room-only performance at the 2008 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, where he delivered his annual State of the Industry address. For full coverage of the fest, read The Comic's Comic at http://www.thecomicscomic.com
Comedian Don Barnhart describes how pitch meetings with Hollywood execs take on a completely different vibe at the 2008 Montreal Just For Laughs, Just Comedy festival and convention. For complete coverage of the fest, read The Comic's Comic at http://www.thecomicscomic.com
Stand-up comedian Sean Patton had the biggest performance of his young career last night in the New Faces showcase of the 2008 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. Hear Patton talk a little bit about what it's like to jump into the big pond. Note: There are a couple of profanities uttered. It was after 2 a.m. on 17 July 2008 when we shot this, and he was just winding down. For complete coverage of the 2008 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, read The Comic's Comic at http://www.thecomicscomic.com
A postscript to my blogging adventure documenting the Guinness World Record 50-hour stand-up comedy show in June at the Comic Strip Live in New York City. Here I speak with the show's host, William Stephenson, on the sidewalk outside the club. We are the two people who most needed sleep at this point. You can read the whole adventure on my site, The Comic's Comic: http://www.thecomicscomic.com
Happy Fourth of July! The view from Brooklyn Heights of the start of the 2008 Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks display over the East River. Fireworks firing from a barge located on the river between South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Promenade. Because it's Brooklyn, you also get to enjoy plenty of car horns, sirens and other urban sounds.
After his third and final sold-out show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 29, 2008, comedian Eddie Izzard ran up and down the sides of the stage to say thanks to his fans. For my thoughts and Izzard's thoughts on the show itself, read The Comic's Comic at http://www.thecomicscomic.com
Comedian Tom Shillue said 7:30 a.m. sounds like a perfect time for him to perform comedy. But at this hour, with this sleepytime crowd, it's way too quiet, 11 hours into a world record 50-hour stand-up comedy show. June 3-5, 2008. The full experience blogged at http://www.thecomicscomic.com
Comedians Rory Albanese and Mike Birbiglia riff about a kid they see in the lobby of the Comic Strip Live during the world record 50-hour show from June 3-5, 2008. The full experience captured online at http://www.thecomicscomic.com
After 27 hours of a world record length 50-hour comedy show at Comic Strip Live in NYC, I take a few minutes to chat about the experience with comedian Marina Franklin. Look for a cameo by Jeffrey Ross as several audience members leave following his performance. This was 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. The full experience was blogged at http://www.thecomicscomic.com
Judah Friedlander from NBC's "30 Rock" helped set a Guinness World Record for the longest live stand-up comedy show ever, 50 hours, from June 3-5, 2008. Judah talked to me about the record and the show, which I liveblogged at http://www.thecomicscomic.com
Are you ready to rock?! Can you rock as KISS tribute band SMOOCH in full makeup, even if your instruments and costumes got stolen an hour before the show? Brett Gelman, Dave Hill, Eric Drysdale and Neil Casey perform their version of "Deuce," live at Gelmania, May 14, 2008, at Rififi in New York City.
The Walsh Brothers, raised in Charlestown, Mass., and now spreading the funny in Los Angeles, returned home to perform at the inaugural AltCom comedy festival. They closed their performance with their theme song for the Fung Wah bus company, backed by The Grownup Noise.