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  1. The 5th Annual LA Indie Improv Fest is This Weekend This Saturday, August 6, marks the fifth anniversary of the LA Indie Improv Festival, a gathering of teams from across Los Angeles set on […]
  2. Why Chicago Is the Best City in America for Young Standups A comedian I know just moved to Chicago after two years in Los Angeles. Hearing the news, another comic asked “Are they nuts? If you’re […]
  3. The Dark Side of Storytelling Over the past few years, storytelling has become one of the fastest growing forms of comedy in the country in no small part because of the […]
  4. Max Silvestri Settles into LA and His Lifelong Calling of Mocking Chefs Max Silvestri hosted one of Brooklyn’s most popular comedy shows, Big Terrific, for nearly seven years alongside fellow comedians Gabe […]
  5. Do You Have to Move to New York or LA to Make It in Comedy? As a former comedy agent at UTA and WME, Priyanka represented numerous big-name writers and performers before leaving to start a TV […]
  6. Sneaking Into the Mainstream: Three Days at the LA Podcast FestivalMy alarm blares at 6:50am. I swipe it off and immediately turn on a podcast. I get in the shower, power on my Bluetooth speaker, and keep […]
  7. The Head Writer at the End of an EraIt was the summer of Watergate. The Senate panel held forth from every television. Sam Ervin: “That’s not executive privilege, that’s executive […]
  8. The Next Wave 2015: The Top Up-and-Coming Comics in Los AngelesWelcome to the second semi-annual edition of The Next Wave, Splitsider’s roundup of exciting new comic voices from around the country. […]
  9. Can a Mid-Sized City’s Thriving Comedy Scene Survive the LA Exodus?Grawlix’s Adam Cayton-Holland (Photo by Ryan Brackin) If you’re a mid-level comic with a few credits under your belt, at some point you’ve […]
  10. Talking to Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray About ‘The Meltdown’The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail premieres on Comedy Central tonight as an eight-episode, half-hour standup showcase based on the very […]
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    The Inside Story of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail“I’ve always been fascinated with the moment people go from being a just a group in a room to one unit – for me, that’s the most interesting […]
  12. WOMEN, Drennon Davis, Betsy Sodaro, and More Make ‘LA Weekly’s ‘10 Comedy […]LA Weekly put out its annual “10 LA Comedy Acts to Watch” feature last week. Ryan Singer, Power Violence, Ian Karmel, Cristela Alonzo, Bryan […]
  13. Will Ferrell Endorses Eric Garcetti for Mayor of LA with What I am […] Celebrated actor Will Ferrell (“star of Expendables 2, The Day of the Dolphin, and Harlem Nights”) has just released this video endorsing LA […]
  14. Life After ‘30 Rock’: Can NYC’s Comedy Production Ever Compete with LA?Tonight, 30 Rock’s seven-season, 138-episode run comes to an end. Looking back, it’s hard to quantify the show’s influence. Debuting in 2006, […]
  15. ‘Modern Comedian’ Profiles Power Violence, the World’s Leading Skateboard […] The latest episode of Scott Moran’s excellent web series “Modern Comedian,” in which he makes a short documentary about a different comedian […]
  16. Talking with Joe Mande about the Final Totally J/K, ‘Parks & Rec’, and […]With Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” and Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind” playing over the soundsystem, the atmosphere was decidedly somber at the […]
  17. Go See TJ Miller’s Mash Up for Free in LAJust in case today’s guide to LA’s comedy scene wasn’t enough for you, here’s a form to sign up for free tickets to Comedy Central’s standup […]
  18. Splitsider’s Guide to LA’s Comedy SceneThe City of Angels. La-la Land. Lipstick City. Tinsel Town. Hollyweird. I could list hokey nicknames for LA all day long, but maybe it’s just […]
  19. Adam Scott on the Chummy Comedy Community in LAGQ has a new interview with Parks and Rec’s Adam Scott today, and he talks a bit about the incestuous comedy scene in LA:one of the things I […]
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    Due West: A Roundtable Discussion on New York’s Ongoing Comedy ExodusFeaturing Jason Mantzoukas, Eugene Mirman, Chris Gethard, and more.
  21. Attention, Depressed Comedians: The Laugh Factory Now Offers Free TherapyBecause comedians all try to get laughs to mask the infinite darkness within, the Laugh Factory in LA is now offering free therapy to […]