It would be easy after nine years for an annual event to get stale or stall out, but Stand Up for Heroes, the partnership between the New York Comedy Festival and the Bob Woodruff Foundation taking…
Every year the New York Comedy Festival (held Nov. 10-15) seems to get bigger, adding more nights, more venues. Increasingly, it seems, that growth is centered on the new capital of cool: Brooklyn…
Thirty-five years ago an unknown teenager from Brooklyn made an uncredited cameo in a lackluster episode of a network variety show on the verge of collapse. By the next episode that kid got his first…
While this year's New York Comedy Festival features a panel called Women Aren't Funny: Debunking the Myth, it's the festival itself that is shredding the myth: It kicks off with the second annual…
In 2007, "stand up for heroes," a benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which helps injured veterans, debuted at the 1,400-seat Town Hall during the New York Comedy Festival. The event soon moved…
"Are you ready for the show to start?" Jon Stewart asked the cheering crowd at Stand Up for Heroes, the fundraiser for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which supports returning vets.
Oliver Stone, who's directed fiction features about wars, Wall Street and presidents, finally debuts his take on the rest of the story.
It's payback time to servicemen and women at the New York Comedy Fest's annual benefit.
Comedy expands beyond the usual clubs and venues
Playwright/comic's "Running on Empty" to give Broadway taste of trademark political venom
Much has been written about American superheroes like Spider-Man and Batman being portrayed in movies by Brits, but the greater growth in outsourcing of talent is in television.