It was a week of triumph from the TV debut of 3 stand-up specials. That’s right three, buckle up. Additionally, The Laugh Button is kicking off a rocker of a stand-up show at this year’s BookCon. Then we are going on the Warped Tour, this year, the Vans Warped Tour will boast a comedy tent for the very first time, and we’re excited to announce that we’re sponsoring it. For more insights, check out our interview with tour and tent creator Kevin Lyman.
– Myq Kaplan is moving his girlfriend and all her stuff here to New York, and when we suggested that he make a tour of it, he seems to have listened.
– At this year’s Del Close Marathon, there’ll be a screening for a documentary about the marathon’s namesake.
– When a bunch of men are competing for one woman via stand-up, who better to advise them than Amy Schumer? That’s exactly what happened on this week’s episode of The Bachelorette. She later dedicated a portion of her own show to the eternal Cosby controversy.
– Early next week, Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee will return for its sixth season, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bill Maher among the show’s guests.
– Anthony Cumia has done pretty well for himself since his departure from The Opie & Anthony Show, and things are looking up even more for him now that his solo show is expanding into a network.
– Although Dave Hill’s debut comedy album is still two weeks away, you can already preorder it.
– Netflix renewed the very young comedy series Grace and Frankie for a second season this week.
– Montreal’s Just for Laughs festival apportions a certain amount of their lineup for Canadian acts, and the comedians on board for this year’s “homegrown” lineup were announced this week.
– Anticipation is high for Another Period, and this newly released trailer is only raising the stakes.
– Although little is known at the moment, it seems that Tracy Morgan and Walmart settled their suit. Last year, a Walmart driver may have caused a car crash that seriously injured Morgan and friends; he hasn’t been seen in public since, undergoing intense rehabilitation in the meantime.
– We now have a date for Trevor Noah to take over The Daily Show: September 28 will be his first run at it.
– Jessica Delfino’s festival for comedy musicians, NY Funny Songs Fest, went down this week.
– We got a funny revamp of Paul Simon’s classic “You Can Call Me Al” music video thanks to comedian Jonah Ray and musician Mikal Cronin.
– Missed the SNL 40 special when it aired earlier this year? No worries. Now you can see it from all angles.
– Ever wanted a lesson in NYC stand-up history? Check out this documentary about the city’s oldest comedy venue, Comic Strip. The documentary is called Eat Drink Laugh, which is what you might want to do while watching.
– The cast for Keanu just keeps getting stronger. We already knew that Key and Peele are on board, and now we have Will Forte joining as well.