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  • Comedian Ralphie May passes away at 45

    Comedian Ralphie May passes away at 45

    Ralphie May, the famous stand-up comedian who made a name for himself through the reality competition show "Last Comic Standing," has died at the age of 45. The news of May’s passing was reported by TMZ on Friday afternoon, citing his cause of death as cardiac arrest. The report also mentioned that...
  • Franco Escamilla to stop through Arlington Theatre during 2017 world tour Por la Anécdota

    Franco Escamilla to stop through Arlington Theatre during 2017 world tour Por la Anécdota

    Stand-up comedy is taking the center spotlight again thanks to the latest trailblazing comedian emerging in global news. Latin comedian Franco Escamilla is a powerhouse stand-up comic emerging as a global star on the live concert circuit. Escamilla is known for his unique characters and high energy...
  • Madonna joins comedians in New York City to make her stand-up debut

    Madonna joins comedians in New York City to make her stand-up debut

    Madonna has been loved and supported by tens of millions of fans around the world over the past three decades thanks to her ability to put on a one-of-a-kind musical experience at her concerts. So it makes one ponder if the legendary pop star was actually nervous on Tuesday night when she made her...
  • Tim Allen extends fall stand-up comedy dates into 2018

    Tim Allen extends fall stand-up comedy dates into 2018

    Stand-up comedian turned Hollywood film star Tim Allen will be performing a pair of shows this weekend in Royal Oak, MI, and now it looks like he’ll keep going with those jokes of his well into the new year. The veteran showbiz actor and comedian will be touring across North America this fall, with...
  • Comedian Jim Norton announces first 2018 tour dates

    Comedian Jim Norton announces first 2018 tour dates

    Famous stand-up comedian and radio DJ Jim Norton has revealed his first batch of live performance dates for 2018. The newly announced run of shows are an extension of his upcoming "Kneeling Room Only" North American tour dates, which start in just a little over a week on Sept. 22 in Seattle. The...
  • Patton Oswalt announces 'Annihilation' Netflix special

    Patton Oswalt announces 'Annihilation' Netflix special

    Comedian Patton Oswalt is returning to the small screen this fall with an hour-long Netflix special to be titled, Annihilation, Entertainment Weekly reports. The stand-up performance, which took place at Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre earlier this summer, was the veteran comic’s first recorded show...
  • Jim Norton adds 'Kneeling Room Only' tour dates

    Jim Norton adds 'Kneeling Room Only' tour dates

    Comedian Jim Norton will be hitting the road for a trek across the country this fall as part of his "Kneeling Room Only" tour. Announced earlier this week, the run of shows kick off Sept. 22 in Seattle, Washington and will see the stand-up comedian visiting 14 U.S. cities for 15 performances before...
  • Broad City's Ilana Glazer and 2 Dope Queens' Phoebe Robinson will head out on a co-headlining, "YQY" comedy tour this November. 

    Ilana Glazer and Phoebe Robinson map out 11-city 'YQY' stand-up tour

    "Broad City’s" Ilana Glazer and "2 Dope Queens" co-founder Phoebe Robinson will be taking their outrageously hilarious feminism across North America this November, with an 11-city comedy tour named ‘YQY’ (Yaaas Queen Yaaas). Announced on Monday, the run of shows will kick off on Nov. 4 in St. Paul...
  • Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher announce ‘Back To Back’ comedy tour dates

    Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher announce ‘Back To Back’ comedy tour dates

    Comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher are heading out on a ‘Back To Back’ North American tour this fall, with 20 total shows starting on Sept. 21 at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre and wrapping up just under a month later at the Majestic Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin on Oct. 15. Throughout the past...
  • Chris Tucker to bring lots of laughs on short September tour

    Chris Tucker to bring lots of laughs on short September tour

    Actor and veteran funnyman Chris Tucker will head out on a quick but presumably hilarious comedy tour this fall, with shows starting on Sept. 9 in Sugar Land, TX and wrapping up a few weeks later on Sept. 30 in Westbury, NY. The former Def Comedy Jam jokester became a big name in Hollywood...
  • Nick Swardson

    Interview: Nick Swardson talks movies, TV and live stand-up comedy

    Comedian, actor, writer and producer are just a few of the titles that describe the busy life of Nick Swardson. Fans have seen him on Comedy Central’s Reno 911!,  Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time and, most recently, Typical Rick, a second season of which will premiere on July 24. Swardson produced and...
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    AVA Amphitheater and WAR started the 4th of July weekend with a great caravan of comedy and music

    Tucsonans saw a superb blend of standup comedy and bold salsa, R & B, and funk music that continued late into the night on Saturday, July 1. Paul Rodriguez and Felipe Esparza provided the standup comedy for the night while Malo, Tierra, and WAR provided amazing music for the crowd. There was a...
  • Comedian Joel McHale performs his satirical stand-up comedy at the Treasure Island Theatre in Las Vegas May 26.

    Interview: Joel McHale brings satirical comedy to Las Vegas this Memorial Day

    Memorial Day Weekend in Las Vegas is going to be hotter than ever this year thanks to several big-name acts performing on the Strip, including comedian/actor Joel McHale. The former host of E!’s long-running series “The Soup” will be performing at Treasure Island for the first time on Friday, May 2...
  • Get a sneak peek at Dave Chappelle's Netflix stand-up specials in new trailer with music by A Tribe Called Quest

    Get a sneak peek at Dave Chappelle's Netflix stand-up specials in new trailer with music by A Tribe Called Quest

    After making his return to television hosting Saturday Night Live alongside musical guests A Tribe Called Quest back in November, comedy genius Dave Chappelle announced that he would be delivering not one, not two, but three stand-up comedy specials on Netflix. Two of those specials are set for...
  • © Mary Andrews

    Comedian Arsenio Hall keeps it clean and funny

    Arsenio Hall brought his stand up comedy act to Tucson’s Fox theatre for one night on February 18. The show was a benefit for the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation and the Hillel Fund for the future (FFF). Everyone is familiar with Arsenio Hall’s five-year stint on the syndicated late night...
  • Adam Devine’s Weird Life Tour coming to Salt Lake City

    Adam Devine’s Weird Life Tour coming to Salt Lake City

    Actor and comedian, Adam Devine, will be bringing his Weird Life Tour to Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City on Feb. 25. Devine, best known as a co-creator, writer and star of the hit Comedy Central show, “Workaholics”, is also known for his part playing the cocky acapella singer Bumper Allen in both...
  • Dennis Miller returns to the Orleans Showroom July 15 and 16 at 8 p.m.

    Miller Time: Dennis Miller gets serious about life, comedy and football

    Former “Weekend Update” anchor Dennis Miller might be one of the most intellectually stimulating comedians working today, but the “Saturday Night Live” alumnus knows better than to just get up on his soapbox when performing stand-up for a live audience. Returning to The Orleans Hotel and Casino in...
  • Five things to do at Summerfest (besides listening to music)

    Five things to do at Summerfest (besides listening to music)

    Milwaukee’s Summerfest is billed as the world’s largest music festival. Located on the Milwaukee lakefront, there are a few things to enjoy other than the music. SportsZone The SportsZone, sponsored by Gruber Law Offices and Newsradio 620 WTMJ, features demonstrations from pro teams, children’s...
  • Carlos Mencia performs at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas June 24 and 25

    What's on the mind of Carlos Mencia: comic on growing up and keeping things real

    When Carlos Mencia returns to The Orleans Hotel & Casino June 24 and 25, don’t expect the controversial comedian to censor himself. “The stuff I do now is edgier than what I’ve done before, but rarely do I offend people like I used to,” Mencia told AXS.com just two days before his Las Vegas...
  • Dean Delray

    The reinvention of Dean Delray from rock musician to stand-up comic

    Dean Delray was a touring musician for 25-years opening for major rock acts. When the music industry changed Dean knew he took the road as far as he could. At a crossroad he discovered his talent for stand-up comedy and he never looked back. We had a chance to speak with Dean from his home in Los...
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