The Undateable Comedy Tour is back on the road to promote Season 2 which begins airing on NBC on March 17th. Series stars and stand-up comedians Chris D’Elia, Brent Morin, Ron Funches and Rick Glassman are all touring together with brand new road dates. The tour kicks off at SXSW on March 15th. Then cast will wrap up the tour at Carolines on Broadway the last day of March while hitting Miami, Chicago, Detroit, and Vegas in between. Before being recently cancelled after three seasons, the cast of Sullivan and Son also toured as a show with much success as the primary cast are all stand-ups themselves including Steve Byrne, Roy Wood Jr., Owen Benjamin, and Ahmed Ahmed. Hopefully, this will become a growing trend as it’s a fantastic way to connect with these comedy shows directly while watching the cast members work their craft that’s rooted in stand-up. Read More
Jim Gaffigan is hitting the road in a big way. Announcing his 2015 tour schedule via twitter, he’ll be covering 30 cities starting with the University of Kentucky on February 21st while wrapping things up in Palmer, AK at the Alaska State Fairgrounds on September 4th. Other cities include Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Two of the first three shows are already sold out with only tickets available for the University of North Florida on the 22nd of this month available at the moment.
Multi-talented entertainer, actor and comedian, Kevin Hart, announced his massive North American arena tour. The What Now Tour will take the award-winning comedian to 50 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. The biggest comedy tour in history kicks off on April 9, 2015 in San Antonio, Tex. at AT&T Center and includes dates at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden as well as a stadium date in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field. Kevin Hart is one of comedy’s biggest stars with a celebrated and award-winning career that has seen the talented entertainer become of the industry’s most important and influential voices. Since his career began Hart has worked non-stop and in 2015, he will release two movies as well as hit the road for his WHAT NOWTOUR. Kevin can currently be seen in The Wedding Ringer and in March 2015, will star opposite Will Farrell in Warner Bros. Pictures’ Get Hard. In 2016, Kevin will star in Ride Along 2, the anticipated sequel to last year’s $100 million blockbuster hit. The consummate worker, Hart is a force in television too where is currently Executive Producing the hit show, Real Husbands of Hollywood, which premiered its third season in September on BET.
The New Zealand duo of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement are hitting the road once again. The duo have suggested that there’s a tour of the US in the works near later in 2015. According to statements made at the Sundance Film Festival, Clement stated that they are, “planning on touring later on in the year in the States.” Adding, “It isn’t very solid yet, but we’ve been talking about it.” This would be the first time the Conchords toured since 2013’s Oddball Festival.
He also confirmed that they plan on performing new material at these tour dates, which also means a potential new album in the works as Clement adding that he “really don’t like the studio part of the music. I more enjoy playing live and letting other take care of the recording.”
This news comes on the heels of the duo landing a four-episode order for a new comedy show on HBO with a potential movie in the near future.
Louis C.K. breaks MSG record while FX scores the rights to his next special “Louis C.K. Live From The Comedy Store”
Louis C.K. just recently broke a record for being the first stand-up comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden three times in the same month for the same tour. And now he’s just added a fourth show on January 27th in addition to his upcoming gig there on the 24th. Two shows of this record breaking run have already occurred. And now it has just been announced that FX, the cable channel that houses C.K.’s Golden Globe nominated comedy series, has acquired the rights to the Emmy and Grammy Award winner’s next special entitled “Louis C.K. Live From The Comedy Store”. C.K. will make the special available to fans first on his website, LouisCK.net, in coming weeks after his record-breaking run of shows at Madison Square Garden. The hour-long comedy special will subsequently air on FX this spring. C.K. will write and direct the special. C.K. and M. Blair Breard will serve as Executive Producers of the special. The special is being produced by C.K.’s production company, Pig Newton. In addition to this, it’s also been announced that the eight episode fifth season of Louie will debut on FX April 9th at 10:30pm. Louis C.K. Live at the Comedy Store is C.K.’s sixth hour-long standup comedy special and the second to air on FX following Louis C.K. Live At the Beacon Theater in May of 2012.
Louis CK announces end of tour dates shows in Chicago, and with one-night only at LA’s Forum and Madison Square Garden in New York, get ready
Louis C.K. just announced he’ll be hitting Chicago, New York, and LA before beginning production on Season 5 of Louie. First up, two shows at Chicago Theater Jan. 5th and 6th followed by the mack daddy of them all, a one off show at Madison Square Garden in NYC on Jan. 7th. He’ll close this tour on Jan. 11th in LA at the Forum. You can scoop up your tickets here. Louis signed off the announcement with the following tag…
“I hope you make it to one of the shows. Happy new year. Happy holidays. Happy life. Happy family. Happy pets. Happy elephants.”
Bo Burnham is hitting the road for 2015. The comedian announced the dates for the first leg of his 2015 “Make Happy Tour (A Night of Laughing and Smiling and Not Dying Yet)” on Twitter today. Burnham will be hitting twenty-four cities in twenty-four days around the US and Canada starting in February.
Burnham’s career took off in 2008 when he signed a four record deal with Comedy Central and it has never slowed down. Burnham’s latest special, what., was released on the comic’s Youtube channel (where he first gained national attention for his music) in December 2013 before later being added to iTunes and Netflix. The same year saw Burnham starring in the short-lived MTV sitcom Zach Stone is Going to Be Famous. This year, Burnham branched out and published a book of poems called, Egghead.
Three of the most innovative comedians working today are going on tour together. Nick Thune announced today via Twitter that he is teaming up with Kate Berlant and Ben Kronberg for an east coast tour set for February 2015.
Entitled the “Very Tour! Much Comedy!” tour, Thune, Berlant, and Kronberg will be hitting up thirteen cities over the course of two weeks. The tour will kick off on Febuary 4th in Portland, ME and conclude in Nashville, TE on the 16th.
Thune has recently preformed on The Tonight Show, @Midnight, Conan, and released his special Folk Hero on Netflix, iTunes, and vinyl earlier this year. Upon earning a spot on countless other festivals and “comics to watch” lists, Berlant was named a “New Face of Comedy” at this year’s Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. Kronberg recently performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Last Comic Standing, and had his own Comedy Central Half Hour special.
You can purchase tickets now at nickthune.com. (And I’d advise that you do. This is one crazy line-up you won’t want to miss. Seriously, we’re all going to make fun of you if you don’t come.) Read More
In case you haven’t hears, writer, Parks and Recreations scribe, Twitter genius Megan Amram wrote a book. The satirical Science… For Her!, blends science and Cosmo magazine together for a textbook the ladies can finally get behind. Subjects include: this Spring’s ten most glamorous ways to die; tips for hosting your own big bang; what religion is right for your body type; and the most pressing issue facing women today: kale!
After releasing a music video to promote the book last week, Amram announced on her Tumblr she was going on a book tour. Amram will visit six cities between November 5th and 15th, including Portland, Brooklyn, and even Toronoto (you lucky Canucks). Joining Amram at select stops will be John Hodgeman, Megan Mullaly, and Amram’s mom Dr. Carol Lee (amongst others). Science… For Her! hits digital and real shelves on Tuesday, November 4th. You can pre-order your copy now on Amazon. Read More
W.Kamau Bell is hitting the road this fall. The comedian recently announces his “Oh, Everything” tour that will run from November up through January 2015.
The name, “Oh, Everything” comes from Bell’s time spent on his short-lived (and unjustly canceled) talk show, Totally Biased. In the writer’s room, whenever Bell or a writer got a big laugh out of a dark and difficult subject, someone would sit back and say, “Oh, George Zimmerman!” of “Oh, Donald Trump.” Hence, the name.
According the the socio-political comedian’s website, the tour promises to be an attack on everything. Read More