Friday, May 30, 2014

HustleBot: The Show with Uke Skywalker and Tuba Fett at Arcade Comedy Theater: May 31, 2014

A rare live performance by Comedy Troupe Hustlebot featuring a musical performance by Uke Skywalker and Tuba Fett
Saturday, May 31st at 8PM

The Arcade Comedy Theater 811 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh Pa.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fork Full of Noodles with Krish Mohan Ep. 40: Winded for Energy

Krish defends Wind Energy to an Oil Tycoon, Tex Texaco.

Tex Texaco fights for Big Oil against Big Wind [Alternate Take]

Written by: Krish Mohan
Starring: Krish Mohan, Derek Minto & Mike Buzzelli
Directed by: Krish Mohan
Music by: Max Somerville
Cinematography by: Alex Murphy (Follow @AlexCMurphy)

Monday, May 26, 2014

Pleasure Bar FREE COMEDY SHOWCASE in Bloomfield with SEAN COLLIER (WDVE, Pgh Magazine), CHUCK KRIEGER: Monday, May 26th 2014


SEAN COLLIER (Wdve movie reviewer/Pgh Magazine)
CHUCK KREIGER (Steel City Comedy Tour)

Hosted by Aaron Kleiber!
$2 Well Drinks AND $2 DRAFTS!


4729 Liberty Ave (BLOOMFIELD)
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Email: for info

#PghHashTagWars winners for #BadPiratesPromos: May 26, 2014

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Sunday, May 25, 2014


Author and Comedian Mike Buzzelli 

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and that means summer is upon us. That makes me insanely happy. The insane was a given, but the happy is new.

It’s not just the scantily clad people, but it is nice to be able to tell the difference between a supermodel and a farmer. This winter everyone was so bundled up, facial hair and lipstick were the only determining factors that helped you distinguish between men and women. Downtown, you would occasionally see someone with both.

I just love summer. It’s nice to be able to plan an event and not have to worry about snow and ice. Snow and ice kept me away from a lot of great events. Sometimes, weathermen kept me away from some really cool activities because they would threaten snow and ice, but none came. It was the fear of the snow and the ice. Shoveling out, scraping ice from my windshield, skidding down the road made every outing a lot less fun.

Flowers are in bloom again! The bleak gray goes away and there is color everywhere. It’s like going from Kansas to Oz.

Side note: Technically, Dorothy goes from Kansas to Munchkinland. She has to walk to Oz.

Is there a reverse Polar Vortex? Can we get a Tropical Vortex up in here? Actually, a Tropical Vortex sounds like a smoothie at a hipster juice joint.

I don’t even mind the rain in the summer. You don’t have to shovel rain.

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Mike Buzzelli is an author and stand up comedian. His book, "Below Average Genius," a collection of essays from his column at the Observer-Reporter can be found here;

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wednesday Night Live STANDUP SHOWCASE at the Pittsburgh Improv: May 21st, 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)

Lee Terbosic (National Touring Comedy Magician)
Derek Minto (Improv, Arcade, Haters for Hire Podcast)
Danny Palumbo (Improv, Moontower Fest)
Davon Magwood ('God Hates Jags')

Erick Williams
Dave Laughlin
Jason Moliterno
Mark Naas
James J Hamilton
Travis Walling
Tracy Williamson


JOHN EVANS (Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing) & Danny Palumbo at ARCADE COMEDY THEATER: May 23-24, 2014

TWO SHOWS: Friday May 23 & Saturday May 24 at 10pm

John Evans makes his Arcade Comedy Theater debut!

Also featuring comedian DANNY PALUMBO and hosts Matt Light & Aaron Kleiber


John Evans' comedy career began in Tulsa in 1996, where he quickly earned emcee status at the Tulsa Comedy Club. He then moved to Minneapolis turning into a club favorite at the ACME Comedy Club. After moving to Los Angeles & many road dates later, John has opened for such comedic legends as George Carlin, Dave Chapelle, Mitch Hedberg and Lewis Black. A role in the move "Chillocothe" which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival soon followed. In 2002, John was chosen to perform at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival - soon to follow were appearances on 'Live at Gotham' on Comedy Central and 'Last Comic Standing' on NBC. John can be seen headlining comedy clubs across the country, and is a favorite guest on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fork Full of Noodles with Krish Mohan-Ep. 39 Net Neutraled Slow Lane

Because of new laws put out the FCC, Krish finds himself on the slow of the Internet.

Written by: Krish Mohan
Starring: Krish Mohan, Brett Goodnack (Follow @BrettMyPeopleGo), Derek Minto & Mike Buzzelli
Directed by: Krish Mohan
Music by: Max Somerville
Cinematography by: Alex Murphy

Sunday, May 18, 2014


Comedian and author Mike Buzzelli 

A few short months ago, I had a wild sitcom moment in my life. I lost my front tooth. It was pretty traumatic. I couldn’t say the letter F, which, ironically, is the first letter I spoke when I lost the tooth.

Actually, I lost it twice. First on a trip to Seven Springs, and then a year later the crown came out at a party. The second time, I lost an additional piece of the original tooth and now needed more extensive work to keep the crown in.

I had an appointment to get the permanent crown on a cold Thursday morning in February. Wednesday night, my friend Brian asked me to go to the North Side Elks Club to hear the Banjo Players. If you’re not familiar, a roving gang of banjo players takes to the Elks Club stage and plays a zillion old songs.

“Hello my baby! Hello my honey. Hello my ragtime girl!”

Before I went, I was scraping ice off my car. Somehow, I lost my temporary crown. I thought, “Well. I’ll just be hanging with Brian. Most of the banjo players probably don’t have a lot of their original teeth. It’ll be fine.”

I was one of the first people to arrive at the Elks Club that night. Then, Brian walked in with our friend Missy. I didn’t know she was coming. I stood up, covered my mouth and said, “I have to leave!”

It was too appalling to face two people without my front tooth. I looked like a hillbilly. Not even the Beverly Hills kind; even the Clampetts had all of their teeth!

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Mike Buzzelli is an author and stand up comedian. His book, "Below Average Genius," is a collection of humor columns from the Observer-Reporter. To get a copy of the book, go here:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Dan Bylsma to Bolster Team Morale with Jeans Day BY JEFF KONKLE

(Pittsburgh, PA) - After losing by a score of 3-1 to the New York Rangers last night, Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma decided that the team needed a break. "You know, we come in to work everyday and it's kind of the same old thing," said Bylsma. "I really thought it'd be fun to just loosen up a bit. Throw on some jeans just to say 'Hey, we're having fun here, remember?'"
The team's jeans day will make the Penguin's game day dress code less restrictive than normal, but players are still expected to represent themselves professionally. Therefore, the following items are still considered inappropriate for game day dress:
· Jogging/Track Suits
· Any apparel/jewelry referencing the 2009 Stanley Cup Championship
· Bare-midriffs
· Gang Colors or bandanas
· Stirrup Pants/Leggings/Stretch Pants
· Skorts
· Backless, See-Through, Excessively Revealing or Tight-Fitting Clothing
· Flip-flops, Crocs or other open toed footwear.
Also, playoff beards may be worn during this time frame, but they must be neat and trim, reflective of the organization's values.
(Read more from Jeff Konkle at

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Humiliation, not clothes, makes the man BY MIKE BUZZELLI

Author and Comedian, Mike Buzzelli 

We all make a few of our own rules in life. I have a list. We can’t name all of the various rules here. But I did want to share Number 17. Seventeen states, “Don’t wear shorts in a restaurant if they have linen tablecloths.”

You can wear shorts in a restaurant if they have plastic tablecloths or no covering. Of course, there is a caveat for plasticware. That way, if someone throws a bed sheet over a picnic table, I can exercise an exemption. Obviously, if there is a spork present, shorts are acceptable.

Several years ago, I was working the early evening shift for a production company in Los Angeles. They made all sorts of reality shows. Most of the shows were about people’s personal tragedies, but with better music and cooler graphics.

Since I didn’t have to go to work until 2, I met a friend for lunch on a random Tuesday. We decided to go to Great Greek, a restaurant in the Valley, just on the other side of the Hollywood sign.

My friend Henry had the day off. He showed up in baggy cut-offs.

We also over-ordered. Normally, Henry and I used to share the vegetarian platter (it was meant for two people). The platter came with a variety of items, but only two stuffed grape leaves, meaning we each got only one. I wanted two grape leaves.

It was 11:30 a.m. and the restaurant was mostly empty. While we were sitting there, the president of the production company walked in with a posse of his employees, i.e. my co-workers.

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Mike Buzzelli is a stand up comedian and author, his book, Below Average Genius is a collection of his humor columns from the Observer-Reporter, and can be purchased here:

Saturday, May 10, 2014

STEVE RANNAZZISI (The League, Punk'd) at the Pittsburgh Improv: May 16-18, 2014

(The League, Punk'd)
at the Pittsburgh Improv
May 16-18, 2014

Stephen Rannazzisi plays "Kevin," the League Commissioner on FX’s hit show The League. He was the first one of the group to get married and have a kid, which makes him as close as it gets to an adult in this group. He started the League because he thought it would be fun but now has realized it just means babysitting seven more children.
Actor/comedian Rannazzisi got his first taste of television success in 2003 as one of the smart-ass cast members on MTV's Punk'd. After being recognized on stage by Ashton Kutcher at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood, Steve was quickly signed up for the show. Since then Steve has continued to make audiences laugh in television, feature films and on comedy stages across the country.
Stephen grew up in Long Island, and majored in Theater and Film at the State University of New York at Purchase. After graduation and a short-lived desk job, Stephen left the Big Apple and moved out to Los Angeles to pursue his dream career in entertainment.
Upon arrival, his first job was as a doorman at the world-famous Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard. It was there that he honed his skills amongst some of the most prolific comics in the business, such as Eddie Griffin, Joe Rogan and Andrew Dice Clay. He also worked hard on his character acting and improvisational skills with The Groundlings School and Comedy Troupe.
After his success on Punk'd, he was made a series regular on ABC's Big Day, which chronicled all the hilarious happenings of a couple's wedding. Stephen played the wise cracking best-man "Skobo." After that series Stephen was cast yet again by ABC as a lead opposite Heather Locklear in See Jayne Run. Stephen was recently seen opposite Eddie Murphy and Thomas Hayden Church in the Paramount feature film Imagine That. He played "Kulik" the levelheaded partner in the financial investment firm where Eddie Murphy worked. Additionally this year, Stephen starred opposite Kevin James in the Sony Pictures blockbuster comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Stephen was cast as the leading character of "Stuart," the manager of the Pen store in a Mall that gets taken over in a robbery heist.
In addition to performing stand-up, his credits include guest starring in the FOX series Kitchen Confidential, HBO's Sex in the City, and NBC's Third Watch. Stephen has also performed on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, and appeared in the feature films Summer of Sam and For Your Consideration.

Featuring Aaron Kleiber
(2012 & 2013 'Best Comedian' Pittsburgh Magazine)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

DAN CUMMINS with JOHN EVANS and SEAN COLLIER at the Pittsburgh Improv: May 8-11, 2014

(Tonight Show, Comedy Central)
with JOHN EVANS (Last Comic Standing)
and SEAN COLLIER (WDVE Movie Reviewer)
Thursday - Sunday, May 8-11, 2014

Tickets available here...

Over the past few years, Dan’s absurd observations and dark autobiographical stand-up has been featured on The Late, Late Show, The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central Presents Dan Cummins, in his own one hour Comedy Central special, “Crazy With A Capital F”, and on several other nationally televised programs. He’s also provided guest commentary for shows like G4’s “The International Sexy Lady Show”, and, material from his two CDs, released nationally by Warner Brothers - “Crazy with a Capital F”, and “Revenge is Near” - have been played heavily on satellite and internet radio, after both debuted in the top ten on the Billboard Comedy Chart.
Dan has toured North America heavily, headlining shows in all 48 continental states, Alaska, and across Canada. He’s also been a favorite on the college circuit, booking hour plus performances at over 250 colleges since 2006. No stranger to the festival circuit, Dan’s also performed at the world’s most prestigious comedy festivals, including numerous shows at the Montreal Comedy Festival, the Aspen Comedy Festival, the HBO Las Vegas Comedy Festival, and many more. Recently, Dan moved to Los Angeles, and, after a few months, landed a starring role in the upcoming indie feature film, “Trunk’d”. He’s also been busy with auditions and meetings for various television projects, many of which he’s helped create.
Currently, after already having released two full length comedy CDs only one year apart, Dan is building his next hour of comedy, performing at venues across the country, and hoping to be appearing on your TV on a weekly basis very, very soon. To keep up with Dan, you can follow his daily joke updates on Twitter and on Facebook, and his weekly Youtube video uploads. Links to all of these things, and to current news, can all be found on the homepage of . Dan lives in LA with his girlfriend Kristin and their fish Buddy Jr. His two children, Kyler and Monroe, also spend time in LA every month enjoying annual passes to the LA Zoo and Disneyland, when they are not with their mother in Spokane, Washington. Life is good.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

BILL SQUIRE at ARCADE COMEDY THEATER with Shannon Norman and Ryan Thomson: May 10th, 2014

Race to the Coffin Comedy presents comedian Bill Squire

Shannon Norman
Ryan Thompson


"I'm Bill Squire and this is my bio. I am a stand-up comedian. I've been doing stand-up for a long time. I started when I was 22 years old after I was excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints.

I worked on my act and started getting work on the road. I always focused on writing and being the best comedian I can be.

I have never focused on fame or fortune so I haven't been on TV but I have worked with a lot of comedians that have been on TV and in movies and some of them remember my name.

I have released three comedy albums. Sarcasm Bus was my first album and it isn't terrible. My second release was a self produced stand-up special called "Just Say Your Jokes" which you can watch for FREE on youtube. My third album "Crowded" came out in September 2013 and made it to number eight on the iTunes Comedy charts.

I do have a day job and that is co-hosting The Alan Cox Show on 100.7 WMMS. Things are good now go make yourself familiar with my world."

Race to the Coffin Comedy DVD Premiere at Melwood Screening Room: May 23rd, 2014

Last December, RTTC filmed a DVD special at club cafe and we're having a premiere so we can charge you again to see the same jokes.
Featuring: John Dick Winters, Alex Stypula, Shannon Norman, Jesse Irvin and Tim Ross.
10 bucks gets you your own copy of our DVD "Social Suicide Pact" and free beer. Come party with us Friday May 23rd at the Melwood Screening Room(pgh filmmakers).

Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, United States

Monday, May 5, 2014

#PghHashTagWars WINNERS for #PghStarWars: May 4th, 2014

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

My Discount Detox BY MIKE BUZZELLI

Author and Comedian Mike Buzzelli 

I went away last weekend to the beach. I hiked, lazed on the beach, saw a play and went to a museum. On the last day of the trip, I got a fancy massage. I had a coupon.
Nothing impresses a snooty spa lady like a coupon. In case you don’t recognize it, that was sarcasm. She pushed a clipboard at me and told me to fill it out. Did you know they need your medical history to rub your shoulders a little? Odd.
It was the kind of place that has ceramic Buddhas, waterfalls and bamboo. I drank water with cucumbers in it. It was either a very, very wet salad or someone’s idea of a refreshing beverage. It was delicious, by the way.
As I filled out the form, I rubbed my neck. It was hurting. I stopped rubbing my neck because it was a little bit like cleaning up before the maid comes. I decided to wait for the professional.
Before going to the beach, I slept funny. Not ha-ha funny. I pulled my neck in a nightmare. I didn’t know that you could pull a muscle in a bad dream, but that’s what I think happened. My ear hurt, too. It was another bedtime injury. I woke up and realized I was sleeping on the dangly square part of the zipper in my pillow.

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 Mike Buzzelli is a stand up comedian and author. His book,  Below Average Genius, is a compilation of his humor columns from the Observer-Reporter and can be purchased here: 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Thursday Weekly Open Mic: ECLIPSE LOUNGE, Laugh Lounge Comedy, 730PM, 3705 Butler St 15201, Hosted by Solomon

ECLIPSE LOUNGE, 730PM - Laugh Lounge Comedy Open Mic, 3705 Butler St 15201, Hosted by Solomon, Different drink specials every week.

*As of April 2014*