Thursday, April 24, 2014

THE SMASH BROTHERS: CORY & CHAD at the Pittsburgh Improv: May 1-4, 2014

THE SMASH BROTHERS: CORY and CHAD at the Pittsburgh Improv: May 1-4, 2014
Cory and Chad AKA The Smash Brothers are Identical Twins born and raised outside of East LA. Their Mother is a Mail lady and their father is a crazy Biker. They attended more than 14 schools growing up. So always being the new kid helped these two become the funny kids in school to try and make new friends.  They say they are each others best friends. Even though they look alike they are really quite different. Cory is the so called "Good Twin". With his lad back style he is the calmer twin who doesnt drink and party and he keeps these two grounded. On the other hand Chad is the "Evil Twin". He is the bad boy type, with his wild party stories he keeps Cory on his toes.
Growing up as Identical Twins they have found ways to make it through life by either switching classes,breaking up with each others girlfriends, or using each others drivers licenses, you never know what these two will say or do next. These guys are a must see event. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to have a twin come out and see one of LA's top comedy Duo.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE, STANDUP SHOWCASE with Aaron Kleiber at the Pittsburgh Improv: April 23rd, 2014


WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE with Aaron Kleiber, Pittsburgh Improv, 8PM!
Featuring the best & brightest upcoming standup comics in the Burgh!

The MONTHLY STANDUP SHOWCASE at the Pittsburgh Improv hosted by Aaron Kleiber
(2012 & 2013 "Best Comic" Pittsburgh Magazine, Gotham Comedy Live & Nickelodeon)

THIS MONTH FEATURING:
Solomon
Jesse Irvin
Allen Lee
Marcus Cox
Vincent Diddiohno
Amy Capiross
Tommie Grant Jr
Danny MCaveney
Norlex Belma
Joe Eberle
Tony Monteleone
Chuck Krieger

with SPECIAL GUESTS!!!
(Last month we had JIM KRENN, CRAIG GASS, JEFF KONKLE, TERRY JONES!!!)

Tickets:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

COREY HOLCOMB (Wild n Out, Comic View, Shaq All-Star Jam) at the Pittsburgh Improv: April 25-26, 2014

COREY HOLCOMB
(Wild n Out, Comic View, Shaq All-Star Jam)
at the Pittsburgh Improv: April 25-26, 2014
Corey Holcomb is an actor and comedian who can be next be seen MTV’s upcoming relaunch of “Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out.” You might recognize Corey from NBC's "Last Comic Standing," 20th Century Fox's "Like Mike," a recurring role on UPN's "Half & Half," BET's "Comic View," Fox's "Mad TV," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," HBO's "Def Comedy Jam," "It's Showtime at the Apollo," Showtime’s “Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam,” Tyler Perry’s “House of Pain,” and his recurring character Robert Tubbs on Fox's "The Cleveland Show".
Corey has also appeared in two comedy specials of his own, "Corey Holcomb: The Problem Is You" and "Comedy Central Presents: Corey Holcomb.
Most recently Corey finished working on season 2 of the hit TV One series "The Ricky Smiley Show", Aaron McGruder’s Adult Swim pilot, “Black Jesus” and the sequel to the smash hit, THINK LIKE A MAN.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Send in the Clowns BY MIKE BUZZELLI

Author and Comedian, Mike Buzzelli
I know a lot of people with coulrophobia, the fear of clowns. Oddly enough, it comes from two ancient Greek words. Obviously, phobia is fear, but the coulro part comes from an ancient Greek word that means “stilt-walker.” I guess in ancient Greece, stilt-walkers were the closest things they had to clowns. Though there are references to buffoonish people in all of those great Greek plays. Aristophanes wrote about people behaving clownishly. But it turns out the word clown doesn’t come from the Greeks.

                                                    
It comes from a Swedish word that means clumsy. Technically, that makes me a clown. I admit that my shoes are freakishly large, but I wear a lot less makeup. Last week, my friend Lonnie picked me up in her Smart Car. I must have looked like I was going off to Clown College while riding in it. P.S. When you ride in a Smart Car, people stare, point and laugh. I should be used to people staring, pointing and laughing. I have made a career standing in front of people making them laugh. There isn’t much pointing because everyone is already looking in my direction.

In England, in the Manchester Evening News, it was reported that the local police handled 19 cases of “clown-related” crimes in the area. The offenses ranged from peeking in windows to assault and battery.
The European director of the World Clown Association complained, “Too many stupid people are damaging the reputation of the clowning profession.”

A. There’s a World Clown Association. Who knew?!?
B. They think they have a reputation to uphold. Wow. They could not be more mistaken.
Read the rest here; http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20140418/COLUMN0701/140419419#.U1VKG9hOXIU
Mike Buzzelli is an author and columnist. His book, "Below Average Genius" is a collection of humorous essays and can be purchased here;
http://www.amazon.com/Below-Average-Genius-Michael-Buzzelli-ebook/dp/B008Y2RDW4/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1398098786&sr=1-1&keywords=below+average+genius

#PghHashTagWars WINNERS for #PensPornNames: April 20, 2014 #GoPens

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Check out their podcast: http://mattandryangetboard.tumblr.com/

@MikeDiggy
(he gets two cause their hilarious...and he got the tap-in goal of "Ron Jeremy Francis" #FIRST)


@JamesJHamilton
(James wins a spot to perform at the Pittsburgh Improv for Wednesday Night Live on May 21st)

 @TravisWhaling
(Travis wins a spot to perform at the Pittsburgh Improv for Wednesday Night Live on May 21st)

These folks WIN FOUR TICKETS to the Pittsburgh Improv for Wednesday Night Live: Standup Showcase, hosted by Aaron Kleiber - with some the best up-and-coming standup comics in the Burgh and ALWAYS awesome special guests showing up!
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Handle the Truth Film Review Podcast: JOE starring Nicholas Cage with comedian Sean Collier and Aaron Kleiber

Aaron Kleiber returns to the show so that he and Sean can tackle the Nicolas Cage Question. Is the indie flick Joe a career boost for the bizarre actor, or...just more Nic Cage? Eventually, though, Sean and Aaron just talk about Walking Dead, True Detective and lots of TV. Plus, Sean lets his dogs out!

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handlethetruthpodcast@gmail.com! Or, find us on Twitter: @seancollierpgh and @aaronkleiber


Every week, SEAN COLLIER (WDVE Movie Reviewer/Pittsburgh Magazine/Comedian), AARON KLEIBER (Actor/Comedian/Film Lover) and various special guests - bring you reviews of movies, recorded immediately after an advance screening. No critical distance, no pretension. Just our thoughts, before we even get home.  


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Just for Comics: 5 Things You Can Learn From The Colbert Report’s Head Writer via ConnectedComedy.com

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5 Things You Can Learn From The Colbert Report’s Head Writer

On a recent episode of the Writer’s Bloc podcast, host (and Daily Show writer) J. R. Havlan interviews Colbert Report head writer Opus Moreschi about how his career has evolved and how he approaches writing for Colbert.
You can listen to the full episode here, or read up on some of the highlights below1. Sometimes Writing Jobs Start Out As Receptionist Jobs
At about the 11-minute mark, Moreschi explains how he got his start as a comedy writer. He compares job interviews to first dates, and goes on to note that the first real job he landed wasn’t as a writer – it was as a receptionist on the The Late Show With Craig Kilborn.
But that job wound up leading to bigger opportunities – he found himself getting incorporated into sketches on the show and befriending one of the show’s writers, who then asked Moreschi to join him as a writer on The Tom Green Show.
Interestingly, Moreschi’s story of hanging around in the right place – even if it meant needing to be a receptionist – was very reminiscent of Adam Carolla’s recent riff about the importance of being “the guy they know.”

----->>> See the rest of this article at ConnectedComedy.com - an amazing resource for the forward thinking comedian.