Check out our Spring Issue with the super talented Chris Kattan. He has provided us with many memorable characters and sketches from his time with SNL and movies.
The multiple-award winning late night talk show “The John Kerwin Show” is taped live before a studio audience in Los Angeles. Since 2001 the show has featured prominent and memorable guests such as Bruce Dern, Brian McKnight, Tom Bergeron, Steve Wozniak, Antonio Sabato, Jr., Eric Roberts, and Cloris Leachman. WANT TICKETS? http://www.thejohnkerwinshow.com/get-tickets The John Kerwin Show is unique because it involves Kerwin drawing comedy from the studio audience. No written monologues, cue cards or Teleprompters – the comedy is almost totally spontaneous; even the celebrity interviews are done without a pre-interview as the show strives for natural moments rather than scripted material. “The John Kerwin Show” airs nationally every week on JLTV. If you are looking for a unique late night talk show, well….here it is. We have been part of many tapings and each one is different than the other. The fact that there are no scripts make the show refreshing and spontaneous. Get off your couch and be part of an exciting audience.
MOSHE KASHER: LIVE IN OAKLAND COMES TO COMEDY DYNAMICS 11/3 LOS ANGELES, CA – Moshe Kasher: Live in Oakland is coming to Comedy Dynamics November 3, 2015. Oakland-bred comic and best-selling author Moshe Kasher comes back to the Bay Area in this standup special. Back on his home turf, Kasher finds comedy in uproarious stories about the people he’s met and how they see him. Kasher was named “Best New Comic” by iTunes the same year his album Everyone You Know Is Going to Die, and Then You Are! made it into the top 20 comedy albums. Punchline Magazine called him “Comic to Watch in 2010” and he was named “Best of Fest” at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. He has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, and Conan. He has also frequently appeared as a panelist on Chelsea Lately. He is a published playwright and authored an autobiography called Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16. “It’s obvious why Kasher is such a respected artist in the industry,” says Brian Volk-Weiss President of Comedy Dynamics. “He doesn’t let anything get in the way of his art.” Moshe Kasher: Live in Oakland was directed by Jay Chapman, and written and performed by Moshe Kasher. Josh Lieberman, Jim Sharon, and Brian Volk-Weiss executive produced. @comedydynamics
We rarely have the opportunity to view a documentary that is real, relevant and on-point with current events. We are in an era that people are very hyper-sensitive towards comments. Comedy clubs are a sanctuary where you should be able to go and leave your political views and beliefs at home and go see a comedian entertain you. This documentary showcases the challenges that comics experience and the changes of today’s youthful audience. Available on iTunes for digital download http://canwetakeajoke.com In the age of social media, nearly every day brings a new eruption of outrage. While people have always found something to be offended by, their ability to organize a groundswell of opposition to—and public censure of—their offender has never been more powerful. Today we’re all one clumsy joke away from public ruin. Can We Take A Joke? offers a thought-provoking and wry exploration of outrage culture through the lens of stand-up comedy, with notables like Gilbert Gottfried, Penn Jillette, Lisa Lampanelli, and Adam Carolla detailing its stifling impact on comedy and the exchange of ideas. What will future will be like if we can’t learn how to take a joke?
- Vitello’s Italian Restaurant has been tucked away in the quaint Tujunga Village of Studio City, CA. for more than 50 years. Vitello’s serves contemporary Italian fare, from saucy favorites and fresh seafood dishes to tasty appetizers and home-made desserts. Locals and tourists alike share the good times and great food that has made Vitello’s famous. A Studio City staple, Vitello’s is a warm and welcoming establishment. Star-seekers beware, Vitello’s is a favorite among its local celebrity residents. And if you’re looking for great entertainment visit us nightly Upstairs at Vitello’s for Live Music in our supperclub or at our piano bar each evening as well as Saturday & Sunday for brunch. Upstairs is hidden gem of a venue that hosts music and comedy events. The best part of the experience is knowing that they have a world class dining experience with a diverse selection of entrees and spirits to quench any appetite. It’s not everyday you find a comedy club that has Chilean Sea Bass or Lobster Ravioli. When you first enter the room, the ambience quickly grabs your attention and sets you in the mood. It is a guaranteed great time! They have top tier comedy talents that have performed in their club such as Arsenio Hall, George Lopez and Russell Peters. It is best to check out their calendar of events so the events to get sold out! http://www.vitellosrestaurant.com/calendar
Amy Schumer has confirmed she’s married her chef boyfriend Chris Fischer. The comedian-actress posted photos via Instagram to confirm the news simply saying “Yup” in a wedding dress. Photos included Schumer in a white spaghetti-strap dress exchanging vows with Fischer, posing with friend and actress Jennifer Lawrence and greeting two dogs down the aisle at her ceremony. It had been reported earlier that she and her new husband married on Tuesday in Malibu in a secret ceremony. Soon after posting her initial wedding photos, she also posted an image stating she wasn’t pregnant and that she didn’t want wedding gifts, only donations to Everytown for Gun Violence. On February 11, Schumer shared the first photo of she and Fischer at Ellen DeGeneres’ 60th birthday party. Alongside sharing the smooch, Schumer wrote, “Happy Birthday @theellenshow thank you for having us!”
Introduced as “the black unicorn,” Tiffany Haddishs says her way onstage to open her first solo stand-up comedy special, and closes it by spreading her joy and newfound success across the audience and into the camera. And don’t mind Haddish for wanting to live it up. Even if she apologizes for it sometimes. “Sorry, I really just wanted to be ratchet for 10 seconds,” Haddish jokes at the start of her hour. “It feels good, though. I feel like I’ve come a long way.” Tiffany Haddish’s career is taking off like a rocket. Case in point: The comedian and actor has her very first comedy special, called She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood, debuting on Showtime tonight! Filmed at Los Angeles’ Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, the special will be a look inside the life of one of comedy’s biggest up-and-comers, covering everything from growing up in the LA foster care system and standing up to bullies to modeling at her local mall and introducing Will and Jada Pinkett Smith to Groupon. Haddish’s comedy is genuine, energetic, and highly personal, which is what makes her so much fun to watch. Haddish is best known for her role in the popular sitcom The Carmichael Show, as well as parts in the hit films Keanu with Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key and Girls Trip alongside Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina Hall. In addition to her film and television roles, Haddish has earned her comedy chops performing on Def Comedy Jam, Reality Bites, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Show, Chelsea Lately and more.
After a drought that went on for far too long, there’s suddenly going to be a whole lot of Chappelle on our TVs.By Joshua Rivera (GQ)
Monday night on the Tonight Show Louis C.K. made a big announcement. He’s dropping all his other projects this summer to focus on a summer stand up tour. “I’m going to go on tour and do stand up all over the country. Usually I have a year where I’m splitting touring with shooting something, but this year…I just want to do stand up. I think that’s when I’m best at it, is when I’m not competing with other things,” he said, adding, “I don’t know where I’m going but its pretty much everywhere, the whole country, Europe, some other stuff. ” He’s doing some big spaces- he says he enjoyed working the Garden last year, (Madison Square, not vegetable), and some theaters, and mixing it up. He also explained that he’s managed to stay off the internet completely for a month. He pulled a reverse parental control, by giving his phone to his 10 year old daughter and having her put parental restrictions on it. Louis says he feels better, and its exciting having people tell him things that have happened in the world, instead of knowing everything from being on the internet. He said it’s increased his human contact, plus, he’s read a book for the first time since High School- Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice, and he discovered he’s absolutely loving Samantha Bee’s new show, and his life has changed for the better. Oh and of course he really wants you to buy episodes of his self created series Horace and Pete, which you’ve already seen us gush about endlessly. If you haven’t yet… Tickets to see Louis on tour, and episodes of Horace and Pete are available exclusively on louisck.net.
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