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How to Succeed at Edinburgh Fringe with Alex Edelman

Alex Edelman has had an excellent August. The American comic headed to the Edinburgh Fringe with his debut show, Millennial, and on Saturday, he walked away with the coveted Best Newcomer Award at the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Past [...]

By Elise Czajkowski

Watch the TV Stand-up Debut of ‘Community’s Erik Charles Nielsen

Here's Erik Charles Nielsen, a Los Angeles-based stand-up who also plays the recurring role of Garrett on Community, making his televised stand-up debut with a set on Conan last night. It's a fun, high-energy performance in which Nielsen gets [...]

By Bradford Evans

Popular LA Stand-Up Show ‘Holy Fuck’ Is Ending Its Run

LA's stand-up scene is changing fast. In the past year alone, Scott Aukerman's live show Comedy Bang Bang wrapped up its ten-year run and popular NYC shows like Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler's Hot Tub and Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel's [...]

By Bradford Evans

Aziz Ansari: ‘All the Best Comedians Have a Tremendous Work Ethic’

"All the best [comedians] have a tremendous work ethic. Louis [C.K.], when he's working on stuff, I see him all the time. Chris Rock, he's at the clubs all the time. Younger guys that are really good, like Hannibal Buress, he does sets all the [...]

By Bradford Evans

Comedy Central Introduces a New Stand-Up App

Comedy Central has a great new free stand-up app out today called CC:Stand-Up that allows you to stream hours and hours of stand-up on your iPhone or iPad and it even recommends comedians similar to the comedians you like in case you somehow [...]

By Bradford Evans

Take a Look Inside Mitch Hedberg’s Notebooks

Mitch Hedberg's widow, Lynn Shawcroft, released a bunch of pages from the late, great comedian's notebooks to GQ in a piece that's out today. Hedberg's notebooks are filled with jokes, art, and a letter to Gold Bond Powder requesting that they [...]

By Bradford Evans