Trevor Noah Named Comedy Person of the Year By Just For Laughs Comedy Fest

Every year the prestigious Just For Laughs comedy festival celebrates the leading talent in the comedy industry with a big ceremony with a star-studded red carpet that is essentially the closest thing comedy has to an Oscars night. This year’s winners will be honored at an event in Montreal on Friday, July 28th at 3pm. …

Houston’s First All-Female Comedy Festival Takes the Stage

The Yellow Rose Comedy Festival features local and national comics alike this May at Warehouse Live. FOR ALL THE PROGRESS MADE IN OTHER AREAS, stand-up comedy is still often thought of as a “boys’ club,” an industry that still possesses a certain amount of inherent sexism and entry barriers for female comedians. In cities like San …

Comedy Festival 2017: Ex-banker Joe White is on the money in Ethiopian & Still Not Hungry

With a childhood in Sudan, Ethiopian by culture and raised in Australia since the age of 11, Joe White has plenty of material for his stand up. And that’s not considering the rest of his life. One of six kids raised by a single mother in Perth, White references family frequently in his show, while …

10 brilliant shows there’s still time to see at the Melbourne Comedy Festival

We know, we know. Melbourne weather is erratic and horrible. In the morning it's sunny and wonderful and you've had the best intentions to head on into the CBD and see yourself a stack of comedy. Then suddenly it's storming and that whole 'stay at home watching Netflix' plan B seems so much better.   …

Laugh.ly Comedy App Now Streaming Live from Clubs and Festivals

  Last year, Silicon Valley wunderkind Dave Scott launched Laugh.ly, a mobile comedy streaming app that allows comedy fans access to a huge library of comedy performances, both live recordings and album material, from a database of hundreds of comics. The app promised to change the way that folks listen to their favorite comics (and discover …

Melbourne comedy festival: top picks from Arj Barker, Hannah Gadsby and Zoë Coombs Marr

Comedians share their highlights from the 500-plus shows on offer during April’s bumper laughfest Spanning three weeks in April, the Melbourne International Comedy festival is a huge, eclectic, eccentric event – the kind of festival where one of the most coveted prizes is literally a piece of wood. It’s a truly world-class gathering, attracting both …