Author: StandUpTalk

While this is no surprise it is a sad day in comedy today with just about everyone in comedy giving condolences on social media. The Comedy Store released the following statement on Wednesday morning: “It is with great sadness and very heavy hearts that we report the passing of Mitzi Shore, the legendary Godmother of the world famous Comedy Store. Mitzi was an extraordinary businesswoman and decades ahead of her time who cultivated and celebrated the artistry of stand-up comedy. She was also a loving mother, not only to her own four children, but to the myriad of comedians who…

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Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of Norm Macdonald Has a Show, a new talk show fronted by comedian and ex-SNLer Norm Macdonald. He will host, executive produce and co-showrun the show, which will feature sidekick Adam Egret and a celebrity guest. It also looks like they took down Norm’s podcast off of Youtube 🙁 you can still get the audio version on iTunes

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If you don’t Michael Kosta already he performs at the Comedy Store on Sunset, has done several late night sets, a podcast on All Things Comedy, as well as having a half hour special with Comedy Central. Michael shot his audition tape in his friends garage with the help of two Comedy Store Door Guys. Then Trevor Noah caught his set one night in the Original Room at the Comedy Store. Check out Michael Kosta at his website

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Tragedy plus time equals comedy. Follow the journey of comedian Billy Bonnell from his dark Texas childhood involving traumatic loss, through his journey into comedy by way of a felony charge turned into a naval career. Exploring the deep roots of his tragedy shaping him into a professional comedian.

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The stand-ups at L.A.’s primo comedy club, run by the formidable Goldie, react in unexpected ways when one of their own books an appearance on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.’ Don’t miss I’m Dying Up Here, a new SHOWTIME series premiering Sunday June 4th at 10 PM ET/PT. From Executive Producer Jim Carrey, starring Melissa Leo.

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“And now for something completely different…” –Monty Python. At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Chad Kroeger and Bodhi Johnson, as their names were spelled on public speaker cards, gave the city’s elected officials a suggestion to inspire people who come to #SanClemente.”

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