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  • Erin Harkes celebrates the release of her first video special (and second album) on Wednesday, December 6 at a special comedy concert event at Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs, New York.Oft voted “Best Local Comedian”, Harkes celebrates the release of the new album as a part of her monthly series: “Women Aren’t Funny at UPH!” Erin will shows clips from the special and then will perform an entirely new set of material.Having found great comfort in front of an audience she was able to make this transition smoothly. In a very short amount of time she achieved much local success and has since performed nearly every major club in NYC and in Toronto and Montreal. She is also a regular feature at Funny Bone Comedy Clubs across the country.
  • Comedian Vir Das will bring his "Mind Fool" Tour to The Egg in Albany, New York on November 18. It comes as his new special, "Landing" is currently streaming on Netflix and was just nominated for a 2023 International Emmy for “Best Comedy.”
  • Comedian, actor, television writer, author and musician Paul Reiser co-starred as Paul Buchman in the decade-defining 1990s comedy, "Mad About You." He's doing stand-up on October 7 at UPH in Saratoga Springs, New York.
  • In his one-person show, “Sorry for Your Loss,” comedian Michael Cruz Kayne shares the story of immense grief arriving unexpectedly in his home – and what he’s learned and wants to share about living with the sadness and other surprising emotions that fill in the cracks after the death of someone you love. Kayne is now performing “Sorry for Your Loss” at Audible Theatre's Minetta Lane Theatre through June 10.Kayne is a veteran of the NY comedy scene, was a staff writer on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and a creative consultant for “Billy on the Street.” He is the host of the podcast “A Good Cry.”
  • Paula Poundstone will take the stage at 7:30 PM on Friday, October 14th, at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY.
  • Gilbert Gottfried, the comedian, “Aladdin” star and owner of the most recognizable voice in Hollywood, has died after battling a long illness. He was 67. In 2016, Gottfried headlined the Woodstock Comedy Festival and I spoke with him about his career. We air that interview now - in full - in memoriam.
  • Patton Oswalt is a multi-hyphenate talent (actor, writer, comedian) and award-winning performer. From his comedy specials to more than 200 film and television roles including Parks and Recreation, for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award, Oswalt chooses work that inspires him and entertains audiences.In 2020, Oswalt’s Emmy nominated Netflix special I Love Everything was widely applauded upon release –“I Love Everything...is one of the best stand-up sets you’ll see this year,” according to RogerEbert.com; he also received a Grammy nomination for his comedy album of the same name.Tonight at 7PM - Patton Oswalt Live: Who's Ready to Laugh? will take place at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
  • Chris Gethard is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and podcast host. His new special “Chris Gethard: Half My Life” is available now. Directed by Kate…
  • Comedian Bassem Youssef and author Catherine R. Daly have co-authored "The Magical Reality of Nadia," a a humorous and heartfelt story about prejudice,…
  • The fallout after Michelle Wolf’s roast at the 2018 White House Correspondent’s Dinner, Samantha Bee’s forced apology after calling Ivanka Trump a name I…