5. Chop Schtick 2012
Oh, holy night! All Jewish comics on Christmas Eve -- and egg rolls, too! Wendy Hammers hosts, with Eric Schwartz, Monica Piper, more special guests and a sing-along. Genghis Cohen, Mon. Dec. 24, 7 & 9 p.m.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a festival unlike any other. The 65-year-old whirlwind event lasts the entire month of August and is essentially a free-for-all: interested performers merely have to book their own venue, travel, and accommodation, then show up, self-promote like mad, and pray you ge ... More >>
Gruesome fact: most stand-up comedians don't have health insurance. Thus Louie actor and firebrand comic Rick Shapiro not only remains in the thick of prolonged effects from a heart scare, he's also facing a 60-day hospital bill.
Fortunately most stand-up comedians also look out for their own, whic ... More >>