Monday, September 27, 2010

CALENDAR! New feature on PghComedy.com!!!

PghComedy.com now has a FULL CALENDAR available!
All weekly shows, open mics & special shows are included.
CLICK on the page tab ABOVE to check it out!

If you would like to put your show on the PghComedy.com calendar email the following info:
Name of Event
Name of Location, Address, Zip Code
All show info (doors open, time of start, performers, host, phone number, website, drink/food specials, etc.)
EMAIL INFO TO: pittsburghcomedy@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

FNI aka FRIDAY NITE IMPROVS is BACK!

Friday Nite Improvs or FNI is Pittsburgh's only all-audience participation improv comedy show - IN IT'S 21st YEAR!! Kicking off last week!
Every Friday night starting at 11PM in the Studio Theater of the Cathedral of Learning on University of Pittsburgh's campus. 


From the FNI website:
At FNI we play a variety of "short-form" improvisational games; the catch is all the players are chosen directly from the audience. Understand, we do not want to do this - we are compelled. Here is what the voices tell us...
Unlike other improv shows, there is no core-group or troupe of "professional" improv comedians to amuse you. At FNI we not only get suggestions from the audience, we also go to that very same shallow end of the gene pool to find our performers. Each game has very simple rules which we describe and provide examples of - then we ask for volunteers from the audience to come up on stage and show us what they can do.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Pittsburgh comic, BILLY GARDELL on CBS this fall!

 With an early start in stand-up, headlining some clubs before he was legal at the door, Billy has developed his show into a powerhouse. His grounded, down-to-earth point of view and stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence, and new family life hit a strong chord with American audiences. He has appeared on hit primetime shows like “My Name is Earl” (NBC), “The Practice” (ABC), “Yes Dear” (CBS), “Monk” (USA), “Judging Amy” (CBS), and “Gary the Rat” (Spike), as well as a co-starring role in the critically acclaimed FX series “Lucky”.
Billy took the long road to Hollywood, stopping at every small town honky-tonk, military base, and comedy club along the way. His dedication to acting, along with continuing to tour, has allowed him to grow consistently stronger in both areas. Billy made his major film debut alongside Anthony Quinn and Sylvester Stallone in “Avenging Angelo” and had a memorable scene with Billy Bob Thornton in the Cohen Brother’s “Bad Santa." (from Talent Network)

Here's an interview with Billy Gardell on Craig Ferguson!