When Kent Jones took the reins of the New York Film Festival last year from its leader of 25 years, Richard Pena all eyes were focused on how his stewardship would shift the tenor, tone and aesthetic…
New York Comedy Festival
There were media naysayers who acted like Comedy Central was crazy letting Jon Stewart take the summer off to go direct a movie, tapping correspondent John Oliver to fill in for him. “Replacing Mr…
Bill Maher, Wanda Sykes, Kathy Griffin, Anthony Jeselnik and Whitney Cummings are among the comics lined up to perform as part of the 10th annual New York Comedy Festival in November. Five-day fest…
The annual comedy and music benefit "Stand-Up for Heroes" gets an upgrade as part of the tenth annual New York Comedy Festival, moving from the Beacon Theater to the larger Theater at Madison Square…
Disney Theatrical Prods. has quietly initiated early explorations of a live stage show featuring the Muppets, commencing late last month with a short but elaborate presentation directed by Alex…
New York-based praisery Frank PR has promoted three of its staffers, with Tiffany Malloy tapped to become a director of publicity at the firm. Stephanie Davidson will step up to manager of publicity…
Comedy expands beyond the usual clubs and venues
It's payback time to servicemen and women at the New York Comedy Fest's annual benefit.
A few years ago -- an eternity on the Internet timeline -- online video was the Wild West. The occasional gunslinger would come along and challenge the current sheriff, achieving viral success.
Comedy is hard. Putting on a comedy festival in Gotham is even harder