Wanted to say a word about a couple of comedians who appear in our upcoming Third Anniversary show!
Tom Shillue is a terrific storyteller and standup comic who’s been on the Daily Show and on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He was suggested to me by Erica Palgon, a casting agent I [...]
Only just found out that the wonderful comedian (and soon-to-be-InveDel guest) Wendy Liebman is playing a few nights this week at Magooby’s Joke House in Timonium, just outside of Baltimore.
This is something not to miss, people!
The obvious stuff: Wendy is a 20-year veteran who has had comedy specials on HBO and Comedy Central, [...]
Special bulletin for North-East listeners:
Comedian Paula Poundstone is touring New England in April…and the Amazing Betty and I will be in attendance tomorrow night!
When Betty found out about her April 5th show at the Garde Theatre in New London, CT, we immediately made plans to see the show. If you’re going, we’ll [...]
Happy New Year, folks!
And welcome to the latest in our Comedy FourBears series, where we pay tribute to comedians up to whom we look. This time it’s comedy castaway Dave Chappelle.
Chappelle’s Show (2003-2004) was another comedy phenomenon I largely ignored as it happened (like Mr. Show). Yes, while America fell in love [...]
Elaine May and Mike Nichols were comedy superstars in 1962. Their background with the Compass Players places them at the start of the Chicago improv movement (Compass later evolved into Second City), but it was in New York that they found fame performing sketches and improvising scenes for adoring crowds, first on stage, then [...]
It may not be a race, or a contest, or even a war, but the fight for supremacy between Jon Stewart‘s Daily Show and Stephen Colbert‘s The Colbert Report appears to be over.
Maybe it’s just us, but the writing and performing has seemed much stronger on The Colbert Report lately.
This became increasingly apparent [...]