History of Stand Up

Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television

Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television: A Bit of Comedy History

Carlin’s most famous bit of comedy was titled “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television.” This skit was first recorded in...

Comedy Classics “Who’s on First”

Comedy Classics: “Who’s on First”

Abbott & Costello were a very popular American comedy duo. The pair, comprised of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, first began working together in New York City in the 1930s.

The 10 Best Comedy Clubs in North America

The 10 Best Comedy Clubs in North America

While you can find amazing comedy shows in Montreal, there is always something exciting about visiting a new club. With that in mind, here is Comedyville’s rankings of the 10 best comedy clubs...

Who Is The Oldest Stand-Up Comic

Who Is the Oldest Stand-Up Comic?

There are many excellent stand-up comics that are fairly up in age. It may surprise you to realize that Jerry Seinfeld is more than 68 years old and Joan Rivers performed up until her death at 81.

History of Improvisational Comedy

History of Improvisational Comedy

Improvisational Comedy, or Improv for short, has increasingly gained a following over the past few decades. This style embraces spontaneity and can bring about roaring laughs.

Origins of Stand-Up Comedy

Origins of Stand-Up Comedy

Stand-up comedy as a style ultimately is quite simple. There is a comic, an audience, and nothing else. However, it is also quite different from how comedy has traditionally occurred.

The Oldest Comedy Club

The Oldest Comedy Club in the World: A Tale of Two Clubs

If I had posed this question a few years ago, the answer would have been clear. The oldest comedy club in the world was...

Stand-up Comedy First Performed

Where Was Stand Up Comedy First Performed?

Historians of stand-up comedy (yes, that is a profession) can trace its roots back to a number of places. Some would argue that...

History of Stand-up Comedy

History of Stand-Up

While formal comedy has existed for likely as long as human society, the first thing resembling stand-up lies in the history of court jesters. In fact, the king’s courts in England served as the first...