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.
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”.