The loss of Mitzi Shore… Thanks for the Memories

Mitzi Shore, a one-time powerhouse in the comedy business whose influence has continued to permeate comedy stages around the world long after she took a step back running the world famous comedy store, has passed away. Her son Pauly had been tweeting out that she had been on hospice, and asking friends to send messages to Mitzi while she could hear them. Mitzi died after suffering from Parkinsons Disease according to news reports. She passed away on World Parkinson’s Day.

 

Mitzi is survived by four children, Pauly, Peter, Scott and Sandy. Mitzi’s reign as the godmother of comedy began when she took over running The Comedy Store (owned initially by her husband Sammy Shore), which remains one of the most iconic clubs worldwide and continues to be a home where young comedians can hone their craft and develop into the greatest comedians in the country.

Comedians took to Twitter and Instagram to express love, gratitude and condolences this week.

Countless comedians owe their careers at least in part to The Comedy Store and Mitzi’s legacy- comedy giants like Robin Williams, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Roseanne Barr, Garry Shandling, Richard Pryor, Jim Carrey, Jimmie Walker, Andy Kaufman, Bob Saget, Richard Lewis, and Elayne Boosler.

Mitzi is survived by three other children: Peter, Scott, and Sandy and at least three generations of comics.

Comedy Fest 2017

We want to thank the city of Bellflower, Frazer Smith, Bruce Jingles, Tom Clark, Stephanie Clark, and Brian Kiley for a great show. Also a special thanks to all those who came to support comedy. We will be planning our next event for June 9th, 2018. Stay tuned!

Upstairs @ Vitello’s

  1. 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 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! Comics 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

Rachel Feinstein – Summer Cover Girl

We dive in to Summer with a fresh face of comedy to dawn the cover our our latest issue, Rachel Feinstein. For those of you reading who are not familiar with Rachel, the good news is you can read up on her now. She has multiple projects in the works and happens to be besties with Amy Schumer. So take some time to check her out and read on fellow comedy enthusiasts.

Daily in the know (Comedy News)

  1. Going Viral 
Where do old comedians go when they retire? Like everyone else, famous or otherwise, they go to the internet. But some find new life there, too. More than 17 years since his eponymous TV show was cancelled, Jerry Seinfeld, one of the most successful – and certainly most wealthy – comedians of his generation, has found a new generation of fans, and 100 million online viewers. Click the link below for more on this article. Click here
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……….       2. Bakersfield? BAKERSFIELD, Calif. …When you think of comedy clubs you’re likely to think of clubs in New York, Chicago or Los Angeles. But Central Valley natives Bruce Gray and Ben Bradley are trying to change that. Click the link below for more. Click here
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……….     3. No Show The Black and Brown Comedy Get Down tour boasts an impressive lineup: Cedric the Entertainer,Mike Epps,George Lopez,D.L. Hughley, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy. Except the top-billed Cedric was a no-show at the BMO Harris Bradley Center Friday. Click the link below for more. Click here
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NBC Buys Comedy Script from ‘The Millers’ Scribe, Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco

NBC has bought a comedy script penned by “The Millers” scribe Austen Earl based loosely on the life of comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, Variety has learned. The project, which is exec produced by Earl and “Millers” creator Greg Garcia, follows a newly married man who attempts to stay true to his blue-collar roots while adjusting to a world full of people he finds increasingly offensive. It’s produced by CBS Television Studios and Garcia’s Amigos De Garcia Productions shingle. Co-EPs are Maniscalco (pictured), Judy Brown-Marmel, Norman Aladjem and Alix Jaffe. It’s still unclear as to whether Maniscalco will star in the project. Maniscalco, whose Showtime special “Aren’t You Embarrassed” airs November 14, is represented by UTA, LEG and attorney Gregg Gellman. Earl, whose credits also include NBC’s “Up All Night,” is repped by CAA, Management 360, and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern. Garcia is repped by CAA.