As comics, we need the best resources possible to help keep us inspired for our craft.
I spend a lot of time online researching the best information on comedy and found these great websites that can help you in your comedy endeavors. Enjoy!
The Laugh Button
The Laugh Button is a nationwide online comedy publication founded in 2006 with a primary goal to showcase stand-up. The website features everything you can think of from stand-up comedy news, interviews, and podcasts.
The great thing about The Laugh Button is how deeply connected it is to the industry with big names like Yannis Pappas, Ari Shaffir, Big Jay Oakerson taking part in features and interviews. If you want to stay informed about stand-up, this is the site for you!
Becoming a Comedian
Funny lady and good friend of Comedians on the Loose, Krista Komondor, takes a different angle on discussing comedy by showing her own personal process of becoming a stand up comic in New York City.
Komondor showcases live video of her stage time at open mics and shows and we get an inside look on how she has grown, even spearheading the “90 mics in 90 days” challenge, which some comics in the community have actually taken on to become better at stand up.
The great thing about this site is that you get to see Komondor’s development as a comic which makes her more endearing and inspirational to others on the scene.
Founded by Preston Gitlin and Paul Schissler, ComedyWire acts as a service for agencies to provide “funny lines on demand.” It negates from content that is mundane and gives a nod to the creativity in the comedy community.
For comics it serves as platform of comedy writers that allows you to engage and post your own one-liners to news stories, other comics’ jokes, etc. There are even opportunities to get paid!
The site is completely free for comics to set up an account and begin interacting; an added bonus is that actual pro comics engage on this site as well so the chance to “be seen” by industry professionals becomes amplified. Why not be part of a site that can boost your credibility as a comedy writer?
If there was ever a need for a “magazine” style resource, it’s Stage Time.
This website showcases columns, articles, and blogs relevant to stand-up and really serves to inspire comics and showcase the industry itself.
What is also interesting about this website is its informative side with a “comedy training” section that promotes tips and lessons to further inspire new comics to build up their craft.
Founded as Punchline Magazine in 2005 by Dylan Gadino and later relaunched in 2011 as Laughspin, this website provides a “one-stop shop” for all things comedy.
No, seriously. Everything comedy is here: viral comedy, reviews, opinions, and podcasts. They even have a “TV/Movies” forum that can connect you to the most recent episodes of your favorite shows. If you need a punch of comedy at any time, this is the site to visit.
Headed by Alana Seggman, Nash Rose, and Stef D’Agostini, Stellar Underground makes our list for being the online blog with a focus on showcasing New York City’s rising stars in comedy.
If you’re not sure who is really doing something notable in your immediate comedy community, this blog will tell you everything you need to know about who is making an impact on the scene.
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