The story of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and their practice of not paying performers has continued to get coverage. This week the New York Times covered the issue with this article in which they talk to comedians Chris Gethard, Matt Besser, and Nick Turner.
Writer/Comedian/Former editor of WitOut Luke Giordano wrote this excellent piece on the tendency he (and other artists) have to compare themselves to their peers and the relationship between success and hard work for his website Everything You Like is Stupid.
The new David Cross comedy It’s a Disaster has been released as a series of six-second clips via Vine as an experiment in social media marketing. The full film will be released through Video on Demand on March 5.
Anthony Jeselnik’s new Comedy Central show The Jeselnik Offensive, in which he and a panel of comedians joke about current events and pop culture topics, debuted this week. You can watch the first seven minutes of the episode online.
Comedian and Twitter darling Rob Delaney was featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week. First, in a segment called “Old People Read Rob Delaney’s Tweets” and later performing a stand-up set.
Splitsider put together this list of 57 books every comedy fan must read.
Watch New York-based stand-up comedian (and frequent Philly performer) Mark Normand make his late-night television debut on Conan.
If you have a free hour, you can watch Dan Harmon talk about himself and his process in creating Community at CommuniCon.
I won’t lie – I’m a little worried at how much I agree with Bro Bible’s list of “13 Hilarious Movies that Prove Our Review System is Broken”.
Andy Samberg talks on Conan about one of his favorite unaired SNL sketches.
Zach Galifianakis’s Between Two Ferns returned with its Oscar Buzz Edition (part one and part two). Joining Galifianakis in this episode is a star-studded group of Oscar nominees: Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts, Christoph Waltz, Anne Hathaway, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Chastain, and Sally Field.
The UCB Theater in New York has announced some changes in their policies towards stand-up comedians in order to try to reach a compromise after the debate about paying performers.
Bill Burr was on Conan this week and shared his hilarious thoughts about Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Lance Armstrong.
Huffington Post Comedy shared Philly’s own Doogie Horner’s Things to Say During Sex flowchart in celebration of Valentine’s Day.
The Laugh Button created this rundown of all the 2013 TV comedy pilots.
Watch Paul F. Tompkins and Maya Rudolph cover Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.
The 200th episode of the Comedy Bang Bang podcast is available as a video to watch online.
The Chris Gethard Show is on a quest to climb to the top of the iTunes podcast charts.
Chris Gethard is also the subject of this week’s episode of Modern Comedian where he talks about what doing The Chris Gethard Show means to him.
Will Ferrell worked in character as an usher named Ted Vagina at a Laker’s game this week. Why? Apparently just for fun.
Splitsider put together this list of the 82 best comedies currently streaming on Netflix. Go ahead, waste some time!
Splitsider and Billy Merritt illustrated the Six Different Types of Improv Students.
Comedy Central revamped their Jokes.com page, where you can watch classic clips and highlights from the latest stand-up specials and series, read about stand-up, tweet about stand-up, live, breathe, dream stand-up.
Creative fans have the chance to win a walk-on role in the new season of Arrested Development.
They gave away some Emmy Awards for comedy at the Emmy Awards.
Bill Burr talked to Splitsider about his new special, his alt-room statements, false outrage, and more.
Here’s an anthology of animated GIFs from South Park. Why not?
Chris Parnell and Deon Cole reveal the iPhone 5’s secret sexy feature on Conan. Chris Parnell makes everything better.