Showing posts with label COMEDY. Show all posts
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Monday, January 22, 2018

FELICIA MADISON'S FUNNY BUSINESS @ FRIARS CLUB

Felicia Madison




Laughing Affairs, founded by comedian Felicia Madison, presented Funny Business, a panel discussion for female comedians, before a packed house at New York City’s legendary Friars Club. Funny Business offered female comedians insider tips on managing the business side of their careers. “The goal is to help female comedians navigate a complicated and male-dominated field,” says Felicia Madison, who moderated the discussion. The event’s six panelists are leaders in the comedy community, and included:



Tovah Silberman, a comedy booking agent at the Gersh Agency whose projects have been featured in the New York Times, Village Voice, Time Out, and New York Magazine among many other publications.


Jessica Pilot, a talent booker who has produced television for NBC, PBS, and Comedy Central, among many others, and is currently serving as a talent producers and booker for CBS and an upcoming Netflix talk show.

Cait Taylor



Cait Taylor of Brillstein Entertainment Partners, a talent management firm and television production company that has represented clients such as Brad Pitt, Eva Longoria, and Vin Diesel.


Emmy Blotnick, a comedian and writer who currently serves as head writer of Comedy Central’s President Show. Her half hour standup special is slated to air on Comedy Central in 2018.


Krystal Stark, owner of Stark White Entertainment, which represents comedians, writers, and lifestyle talent who have appeared on or written for outlets including MTV, BET, BRAVI and HBO.


Amy Hawthorne, a comedian and writer who serves as Marketing and Web Manager for the New York Comedy Club.



About Felicia Madison and Laughing Affairs:



Comedian Felicia Madison draws on her experiences as a stay-at-home mom in affluent Manhattan as the basis for her observational comedy, poking fun at marriage, parenthood, and life in general. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Biological Basis of Behavior and a minor in Marketing (she jokes that she's only qualified to sell drugs), Felicia decided to try her hand at comedy after a class at the Manhattan Comedy School. She also blogs, podcasts, and is currently writing a screenplay. She can be found performing stand-up throughout New York City. In 2016, Felicia launched Laughing Affairs, which produces daytime and evening comedy events for social events such as birthdays, showers, and corporate and fundraising events. For more information on Felicia Madison and Laughing Affairs, please visit HERE.



 Photos Courtesy Of: Stacy Slotnick / Lawlor Media Group


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WENDY WILLIAMS HEADLINES AT VEGAS LIPSHTICK

Wendy Williams



LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND-UP celebrated its world-premiere at The Venetian Las Vegas, with headliner Wendy Williams. The media maven packed The Sands Showroom with a sold-out house in her first-ever stand-up performance.


In true Las Vegas style, the evening kicked off with a red carpet and Champagne reception. After posing for photos the TV personality took the stage and dived deep into her personal life including family, life, love and how she feels about her upcoming 50th birthday.


"My jokes aren't really jokes, they are humorous takes on serious things that have happened in my life and I feel if I have been through things other people have been through things too,” said Williams. "I am pleasantly happy that people clapped their way through my life stories."


John Caparella, president and COO of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo, surprised Wendy with a birthday cake to celebrate her 50th birthday. "Thank you for choosing The Venetian for your very first stand-up comedy show," he said. The cake was from the kitchen of Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro at Carlo's Bake Shop at The Venetian.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

LIPSHTICK: THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP

Heather McDonald And Loni Love




Comediennes Heather McDonald and Loni Love performed at a special preview of The Venetian Las Vegas’ LIPSHTICK: THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND-UP at Morels French Steakhouse and Bistro in Los Angeles.



Legendary comic Jon Lovitz took the stage to introduce Heather and get the crowd excited. Jon joked about how about how excluded he felt by not being included in the female-only comedy series, which kicks off July 11 with Wendy Williams at The Venetian Las Vegas’ Sands Showroom. He spoke very highly of several of the comediennes that will be performing throughout the series including Loni and Heather, Whitney Cummings, Rita Rudner, Lisa Lampanelli, Joy Behar, Iliza Schleshinger, Wendy Liebman, Caroline Rhea, and more. “I’m a huge supporter of female comics and these ladies are very talented,” he shared with the audience.


Friday, September 21, 2012

TIM ALLEN TALKS TO AARP ABOUT SOBRIETY

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THE TIM ALLEN INTERVIEW
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Tim Allen In AARP




As a comedian best known for playing the everyman, Tim Allen is surprisingly introspective. In an exclusive interview with AARP The Magazine, the Golden Globe® winner discusses his fresh outlook on marriage and family, as well as his career successes. Allen also touches on his sobriety, losing his father at a young age, and other personal struggles from which his accessible brand of comedy was born. Allen is currently headlining a stand-up act at The Venetian in Las Vegas through the beginning of November.


On 14 years of sobriety: 


“Seeing the worst parts of my behavior helped me to understand the better parts. So while I’m still more anxious than I want to be most of the time, I’m far less anxious than I used to be.”



“I was doing comedy clubs, concerts, movies and TV, and didn’t ever realize how fatigued I was or how much I was missing in my life.”



On his thoughtful new presence:


“Oh, please, don’t say sensitive. It will kill my image.”



On his home life: 


“I used to live an isolated existence, even in relationships, but now my family knows me for who I really am. Mostly, that’s a good thing.”