New New Yorkers Telling Jokes About New York

By Matias Avial, Contributing Writer New York has attracted tourists and immigrants from all over the world for decades, and the comedians at “Transplants Comedy Show” are no exception to the rule. On the first Friday of every month, humorists from around the globe gather monthly in Queens to joke about their experiences away from…

Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes Represent Different Generations of Comedians

by Ryan Matera On October 21st, Gotham Comedy Club hosted An Evening with Pete Holmes and Judd Apatow. The show was hosted by Holmes and featured a ten-minute set from Rachel Feinstein (Trainwreck, Inside Amy Schumer) and twenty minutes from Holmes. Apatow  then prepared for his show at Carnegie Hall with an hour long set….

NYU Comedy Troupes Take Center Stage at Kimmel

By Daria Butler Laughter and Friday-night cheer ensued at the NYU Sketch Show hosted by Comic Sans, Home Improvment and Pasadena Golf Club. Held in room 903 of Kimmel last month, the popular show attracted an audience so large that some had to sit on the floor. The newly-founded improv team Comic Sans kicked off…

“It Shoulda Been You” fun, if forgettable

By Joseph Myers “It Shoulda Been You” is a madcap musical comedy about the hectic reality of planning a wedding—anything that could possibly go wrong, does go wrong: conflicting in-laws, bridesmaid drama, meddling exes, and planning mishaps. This fun musical shows the less glamorous side to weddings in a humorous light. The first half of…

Rosie O’Donnell talks parenting and heart disease in her return to standup

By Anubhuti Kumar   Rosie O’Donnell, “the Ellen before Ellen,” as she calls herself, had a lot to say in her return to standup, the HBO special entitled, “A Heartfelt Standup.” The set was packed with laughs, living up to the caliber expected of O’Donnell after so many years of experience in entertaining diverse audiences. A…

“Uganda Be Kidding Me” shocks but lacks substance

By Zach Grullon If someone gave you a dime for every time you produced a genuine, heartfelt laugh in Chelsea Handler’s new stand-up comedy special, “Uganda Be Kidding Me,” you would still have a dime. There is indeed just one funny joke through this hour long stand up show, which involves Handler entertainingly demonstrating how your…

Judah Friedlander: Stand-up Champion

By Audrey Deng Judah Friedlander is known to many as the sardonic Frank Rossitano from the award-winning show “30 Rock,” but to his stand-up audience, he’s the hyperbolically funny World Champion. However, Friedlander’s wit extends beyond the superficiality that one often finds in stand-up comedy’s crude humor and he makes a conscious effort to create…