BY Mariana Garces
on Nov 13, 2014
Throwing Shade is the kind of podcast you would make with your best friend. Just like how Broad City portrays Abbi and Ilana's friendship so perfectly that you feel like you and your friend ARE Abbi and Ilana, Throwing Shade is like you and your friend but even wittier, and with microphones. Self-described "feminasty" Erin Gibson and "homosensual" Bryan Safi met at UCB LA but really clicked when they were both writing for Current TV, where Erin hosted "Modern Lady" and where I first watched Bryan Safi hosting "That's Gay. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Nov 12, 2014
Comedians Jena Friedman and Greg Barris have put together a crazy-good lineup of New York musicians, stand-up comedians and more, all to benefit Doctors Without Borders (proceeds go to MSF International, Medecins Sans Frontieres) to help fight Ebola.
The show, at Irving Plaza (NYC, 6:30 PM) Nov. Read More
BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Nov 07, 2014
I first discovered the comedian Tig Notaro at the movies. NPR’s This American Life was being livestreamed at various Regal Cinemas across the country one evening, and so I took myself on a date. Not only did I go to the movies in my pajamas and not have to share my popcorn with anybody, but I also had my first laugh-till-I-cried moment with Notaro.
Best. Date. Ever.
Tig Notaro has been featured in BUST before, but in case you don’t know who the comedian is, watch this video where she explains her love for the singer Taylor Dayne. Read More
Menstruation, the least invoked of the Greek muses (though for many she shows up monthly anyway) is the inspiration for The Crimson Wave, a weekly podcast hosted by Canadian comedians, besties and habitual bleeders, Natalie Norman and Jess Beaulieu.
The ladies interview guests -- lots of comedians I’ve never heard of before, including a handful of men -- keeping the conversation on the topic of Aunt Flo: cramps, extra-long pads, birth control, viscosity, acne, and first-times. Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Oct 29, 2014
Phoebe Robinson is taking on dick pics. The comedian behind the Blaria blog and podcast debuted a new video at the monthly live comedy showcase she hosts, Blaria Live. In September, we were delighted by her Girlfriend Intervention spoof with Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams. For her new video, Phoebe took issue with the 21st-century version of shining armor and a white horse -- courtship via dick pic.
The sold-out crowd at Blaria Live cheered -- only $69. Read More
BY Sarah Thomasson
on Oct 24, 2014
If you like Broad City, or other lady-driven web series, you will love Lonelygirl48. It was dreamt up by Brooklyn-based comedian , who has been featured on SNL and has won awards at the Boston Comedy Festival and Palm Beach International Film Festival for the full-length LonelyGirl48. BUST was lucky enough to talk to the brains behind the web series and ask her a couple of questions.
BUST: How did you think of the idea for the web-series?
KC: I think my aversion to dating led me to write the LonelyGirl48 web series. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Oct 01, 2014
I have to admit, it's a little difficult to write a review about someone I have admired and followed since I first got into stand-up comedy. I still remember the first time I saw comedian Sarah Silverman perform live back home at a show in Manchester, New Hampshire, and I knew all her jokes and delivery by heart so well I could say them along with her. I recently watched Silverman’s HBO special We are Miracles (released November 2013) before getting to listen to the album version, which just came out September 23 in the US on Sub Pop. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Sep 10, 2014
To be completely honest, Joan Rivers was never my favorite comedienne. Her hard-hitting jokes, told mostly at the expense of famous others (when they weren’t at her own expense) were too sharp-tongued for my taste. I thought of Rivers as overly venomous, sometimes tactless, and largely inappropriate.
It wasn’t until I heard of her passing that I realized my latent admiration. In fact, it was the very dislike of her comedy that caused me to like her most; she didn’t care if you liked what she was saying, she was going to say it anyway. Read More
BY Jackie Leahy
on Aug 22, 2014
On Tuesday August 26th at 7pm, nine famous comedians will raise money and awareness to help fight violence against women. Because DUH!
Hosted by the Gotham Comedy Club in NYC, the event is presented by comedian Dean Obeidallah and global human rights group, Breakthrough. Obeidallah will perform alongside Todd Barry, Ted Alexandro, Wali Collins, Dean Edwards, Rob Paravonian and Ritch Duncan, Adam Wade and Pete Dominick.
The event is almost sold out so buy a ticket (today!) and help these funny men take your money!!! This time, it's not just for laughs. Read More
BY Jackie Leahy
on Aug 15, 2014
On September 5th a new web series is debuting on Wifey, a website started by the two badass feminist writer/creators Rebecca Odes and Jill Soloway. RODS AND CONES follows the adventures of two pairs of comedians competing at the Over the Shoulder Comedy Boulders Festival. Tara Jepsen and Beth Lisick star as Carole and Mitzi, whose Hot Mom act is the act to beat for their comic rivals, two struggling performance artists (played by Jibze Cameron and Erin Markey). Read More