Share This Post Kevin Hart let his fans know the date of his new comedy special. The announcement came on Monday afternoon, and by Tuesday had racked up nearly 200,000 views on Twitter alone. His new hour is called “Irresponsible” and will be available on Netflix beginning on April 2nd. He hashtagged the date announce #comedicrockstar, usually something you let other people call you, but this is Kevin Hart, the king of hype, so its not that odd. Hart’s stand up specials are always bigger than life. His last three tours were released in theaters– Laugh at My Pain (2011), Let Me Explain (2013), and What Now? (2016). His Irresponsible tour, which led to the current special broke records as he toured it worldwide with 147 dates in the US alone, and at least 25 international dates across three countries. Hart’s stand up is just one part of his full package. Earlier this year, we took a look at the ever expanding empire Hart presides over, and since then more announcements and projects ju..
Share This Post Bill Burr has announced that tickets are on sale now for the 7th Annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit taking place on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM at City Center. On November 29, 2011, one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time passed away. If you never saw him live, the genius of Patrice O’Neal is not something easily described. He was beyond a comic’s comic. For anyone who ever met him, saw him perform, was on the receiving end of his signature trash talking, or simply passed him on the street, it was an experience you would never forget. The 7th Annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit Concert is a night of stand-up comedy to honor the memory of a master comedian, and inspiration to all who knew him, and a true friend. The show is always an unforgettable one, remembering one of the best comedians of our time. In addition to giving New Yorkers the opportunity to talk about Patrice every year, the benefit always puts on a stellar line up. This year’s perfo..
Share This Post Kevin Hart isn’t fucking around when it comes to his phone ban, and quite a few people who attended (or at least tried to attend) his show in Manchester in the UK this week were unhappy with his strict policy. Like many comedians Hart has become frustrated with the overuse of cell phones during shows. While some comedians have opted for the “lock sock” to prevent people from using their phones during shows, team Hart chose instead to employ a phone ban rule at his show. Phone holders were warned that this was a zero tolerance policy, and one that was strenuously enforced. A cell phone security team roamed the arena. Violators were removed from the show, with no refunds given. And that included people who were sending texts, even if those texts were being sent before Hart even took the stage. The Telegraph reported that showgoers were pretty upset at what they perceived to be “overinforcement” of the policy. Some of the unhappy ejectees included three members of a gr..
Share This Post Ask anyone who are the funniest comedians performing in New York City and Marina Franklin will come up on almost every list. Marina returned to Conan last night, performed a fantastic set, and put in an hour LIVE from CONAN HQ in Burbank, with Clueless Gamer’s Aaron Bleyaert playing Dead Cells. Look out Twitch! Marina isn’t comfortable talking about politics on stage, but she’s very comfortable sharing her personal problems. And if you are unfamiliar with the term “bus pussy”, Marina’s set will not only be funny, it will also be educational for you. While we’re waiting for Team Coco to get that set up on YouTube, check out Marina’s Dead Cell play and her Instagram photos from backstage at Conan. Franklin is taping her first hour special at the Vic Theater in Chicago on September 14th, everyone in the Chitown area should save that date, and get tickets for one of New York’s finest. Read more comedy news. The post Marina Franklin Performs Stand Up on Conan appeared ..
Share This Post Tiffany Haddish Teaches Us How to Mend a Broken Spirit, Dave Chappelle Talks Musical Influences, Howie Mandel Shares a Story About a Major Celebrity’s First JFL Performance and More From the Just for Laughs Red Carpet 2018! It’s another very special edition of Notes From a Comedy Junkie as our own Sara Dahms flew up to Montreal to cover the red carpet at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival’s Comedy Awards. Every year the Just for Laughs Awards are one of the most attended and celebrity-studded events of the entire festival and this year’s honorees were an amazing crew. Sara is a comedy superfan who even goes so far as to call herself a comedy nerd. Raised on National Lampoon, John Hughes, Gene Wilder, and Fairy Tale Theatre, her life changed after her older sister showed her Eddie Murphy’s Raw in 1988. Soon after, she found Andrew Dice Clay and became a stand-up junkie for life. Eighteen months ago, she took her first comedycation to see Jeff Ross play in Miami on her ..
Comedian Booed Off Stage at Variety Comics to Watch Showcase and That’s Not Even the Worst Part of the Story
Share This Post We missed Variety’s Top 10 Comics to watch showcase at Just for Laughs this year, but it’s a show everyone at the festival was talking about today after the last comedian to perform ended the night being boo’ed by the crowd, and with a lot of his fellow honoree’s pretty pissed. This year’s Variety Top 10 list was and is mostly a murderers row of up and comers. Julio Torres, Sam Jay, Joel Kim Booster, Hari Kondabolu, Dulce Sloan, Amanda Seales, Jabookie Young White and Taylor Tomlinson, all comedians we’ve loved and written about before. We weren’t familiar yet with Darren Knight, listed as “Southern Momma” in his Variety description, but according to the write-up, he has a “windfall of social media page views, 175 shows and his own documentary.” Not something we’re normally impressed with– our focus tends to center on stand up comedians rather than Facebook or YouTube stars, so we don’t know too much about him, but he’s certainly getting a lot of attention now after h..
Share This Post Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level is back with an all-new roster of Kevin Hart-approved stand-up comedians taking the next step in their careers: a televised half-hour special. Season 2 kicks off on Friday, August 3 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. Each episode spotlights a single performer, opening on an interview with Hart that leads into a special from the featured comedian. “I can’t wait to show the world what they’ve been missing in these six amazing talents,” said Hart. “The Next Level is the country’s opportunity to get in on the ground floor with the next generation of stand-up headliners.” Season 2 comedians are: T. Murph, August 3: T Murph is a comedian that broke out of the Chicago comedy scene and has been rising quickly ever since. In addition to The Next Level, he can be seen in the next season of the Epix crime dramedy Get Shorty and in TruTV’s standup/storytelling showcase Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks. T Murph’s recent TV credits include Wild N’ Ou..