23-year-old Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss appeared on American TV for the first time last night on Conan. It's a strong late night debut and one that'll probably make you wish you'd accomplished more at 23, like Sloss who's already a successful standup and has had a great performance on big TV show in another country.
Here's the latest episode of Laugh Trek, a web series from the YouTube channel Made Man, which also makes Paul F. Tompkins's Speakeasy. Laugh Trek sees Nick Thune and Moshe Kasher doing different standup challenges each week, and in this one they're doing standup on a dodgeball court while being pelted with dodgeballs if their jokes don't land.
Louis C.K. announced last night that an extended version of his latest standup special, Oh My God, is available on his website for $5. The special premiered on HBO in April, but this is the first time C.K. has released it himself. Audio and/or video of the special are available with an extra 12 minutes of standup that wasn't on the HBO version of Oh My God included.
Check out the mass email Louis C.K. personally sent to his fans announcing the special below:
C.J. Toledano, a standup and former writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Onion News Network, wrote a piece for the Chicago comedy journal The Steamroller about getting some advice on standup from Louis C.K. nearly a decade ago.
At the time, Toledano was an 18-year-old dipping his toes into the comedy world and Louis C.K. was a comic and TV writer who was getting ready for his first starring role in HBO's Lucky Louie. Both Toledano and C.K. frequented the same Google Newsgroup, alt.comedy.standup (which is currently flooded with crazy spam), and Toledano wrote C.K. an email asking for comedy advice. Here's part of C.K.'s [...]
Monthly New York standup show LIVE @ THE APT has made its way onto the internet. The show, which features rising comics performing in apartments all around the city, launched its first season on YouTube today. Season one, which was filmed in the East Village (41 E 7th St Apt #14, to be precise), was hosted by Charles Gould and featured Mark Normand, Jermaine Fowler, Aparna Nancherla, Josh Gondelman, Joe Pera, Emmy Blotnick, Phoebe Robinson, Jacqueline Novak, Nate Fernald, Jonathan Morvay, Tyler Fischer, Laura Prangley and Mike Recine. Season two will be livestreamed from the show in Brooklyn on September 20.