Author: StandUpTalk

“Set in LA’s celebrated, infamous stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s, I’m Dying Up Here delves into the inspired and damaged psyches that inhabit the hilarious, but complex business of making an audience laugh. Don’t miss the series premiere Sunday, June 4th.”

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Comedy Central is starting a festival in San Francisco with Superfly, the company who also runs Bonnaroo and Outside Lands. It will be next summer in San Francisco at the Golden Gate Park. Besides comedy, it also will feature music and food. Source: Deadline

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In today’s addition of Run the Light we interview the host of the Gatekeeper podcast & Artistic Director at the Hollywood Improv Jamie Flam. SUT: What was the comedy you watched growing up that made you want to get into comedy? Jamie: I was obsessed with all types of comedy growing up in the 80’s and 90’s. Like for so many others, Saturday Night Live was extremely influential, along with Dr. Demento, “Weird Al” Yankovic, The Simpsons and Spinal Tap, In Living Color, The Ben Stiller Show, Conan O’Brien, John Hughes, Coen Brothers, Mel Brooks movies ,and so much more…

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“Filming has begun at the Hollywood Improv, and it’s taking us back to the year 1994! Because of this, the bar has been refurbished, to look like the bar had looked since 1975. I don’t want to lose that once filming ends! I had forgotten how much that wooden bar meant to me, and how it had added to the euphoria of that place. It wasn’t just a club, it was a home. I want to keep the integrity of the Improv by leaving it the way it had been for over 40 years. The wood bar, the wooden paneling,…

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“Here is a short film I made with some of my best friends last year called Rasberries. I saw Joe Marrese tell two jokes at an open mic, one about literally being batman and one about raspberries. They were so funny that I spent the next few months making this short based on his hilarious absurdity and unique demeanor. Besides being one of the funniest comedians in LA, Joe is an extremely gifted actor. Working with him was just so easy and fun, until we were editing. Thirteen cuts later he was happy, and so were my co-producers (Pedro Salinas,…

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NEW FACES OF COMEDY: Ahamed Weinberg, Casey James Salengo, Chris Garcia, Dave Ross, David Gborie, Dino Archie, Evan Williams, Jacqueline Novak, Jenny Zigrino, Jesus Trejo, Joel Kim Booster, Jo Firestone, Jordan Rock, Josh Johnson, Matt Donaher, Matt Ingebretson, Naomi Ekperigin, Randy Syphax, Robert Powell, Sarah Tollemache and Tim Dillon. NEW FACES OF COMEDY-CHARACTERS: Alan Starzinski, Lily Sullivan, Ego Nwodim, Christine Bullen, Joanna Bradley, Colin O’Brien, Frank Garcia-Hejl, Natalie Palamides, Richie Moriarty and Nicole Sun. NEW FACES OF COMEDY-UNREPPED: Brendan Lynch, Casey Crawford, Danny Palumbo, Geoffrey Asmus, J.B. Ball, Ismael Loutfi, JP McDade, Janelle James, Molly Ruben-Long, Neko White and Raul Sanchez.

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The 10th annual Laugh Your Asheville Off comedy festival announced this year’s lineup to perform at the 500+ attended venue. Every comics performs once during the fest. “We’re proud to welcome over 70 comedians from all around the world to one of the greatest comedy festivals in the country! Here they are…” Abhay Nadkarni Adam Mamawala Alex Falcone Alison Weber Allie Amrien Andy Gold Ari Mannis Ayanna Dookie Blaine Perry Brett James Brian Herberger Candice Thompson Carl LaBove Chloe Hilliard Christine Little Craig Todaro Damon Sumner Dan Crohn Dan Wilbur Danny Lobell Dash Kwiatkwoski Diego Attanasio Dino Vigo Dougie…

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