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Comedy Websites Every Comedian Should Know About

December 31, 2012

There’s a lot of comedy websites out there, so I thought it would be helpful to compile a running list of the comedy sites that I think most comedians may find helpful.

I plan to keep adding to this list on a regular basis, so please email me with suggestions you have of sites that you think other comedians should know about.

Here’s the list in alphabetical order with descriptions from the sites themselves:

A Special Thing: The premier comedy community on the Internet.

Addicted To Comedy: A Stage Time magazine column designed to to help up-and-coming comedians learn about comedy, without the drama you might find on other websites, comedy based groups, or at the back of the comedy clubs.

AmericasComedy.com: In-depth interviews with nationally touring comedians, comedy news, with a side of DVD/CD reviews.

BadSlava: The world’s largest open mic website.

The Comedy Bureau: A centralized agency founded to share knowledge of “bureau-approved” comedy throughout the Greater Los Angeles area and spread joy in the form of live comedy to all citizens we can possibly reach.

Comedy Nerds United: A comedy website run by comedy fans and aspiring comedians alike.

Comedy Scene In Houston: Houston’s Only Source For Everything Comedy

The Comic’s Comic: Your definitive guide to comedians, comedy and comedy news.

Connected Comedians: The Facebook Group for regular readers of Connected Comedy.

Connected Comedy: You’re reading (and hopefully enjoying) it.

Connected Comedy Podcast: An ongoing discussion about the comedy business and how comedians can use new technologies to attract and engage with their fans.

Courting Comedy: Bay-Area, CA based comedy blog from Bay-Area, CA based comedian blogger.

Cracked: Comedy with a college education.

The Great Canadian Joke Book: Celebrates Canadians historical love of comedy and to pay tribute to our great Canadian Comedians past, present and future.

Helpful Comic: Main mission is to educate new and up & coming comedians.

Jason Zinnoman’s NY Times articles: He’s the paper’s comedy beat writer.

The Laugh Button: A comedy website. Stand-up, sketch, movies, television, festivals and other things that make us laugh.

Laughspin: Comedy news, reviews, videos and more.

PDX Comedy Blog: There is comedy all the time in Portland, Oregon.

Rooftop Comedy: Provides access to the best, most cutting-edge professional comedy from around the globe.

Sandpaper Suit: A how-the-sausage-gets-made look at doing standup.

Shecky Magazine: Dedicated to the glorification of standup comedy.

Splitsider: A website about comedy and the people who create it.

Stage Time Magazine: The magazine that stands up for comedy.

Stand Up NBC: The website for NBC’s Stand-Up For Diversity program.

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Jessica January 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Thank you so much for this list! I bookmarked a ton of them. So helpful!

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Dan Hooper January 10, 2013 at 5:53 am

I think you should add the following UK based sites to your listL

chortle.co.uk
comedy.co.uk

They are both fantastic even if they are more geared to the UK scene.

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Steezy Grossman January 24, 2013 at 4:18 pm

CC always know how to do it right. Thanks!!!

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Ari Mannis April 12, 2013 at 3:11 pm

http://www.StandUpTalk.com is a good one I made, badslava now charges people to list their open mics so I think it might be going downhill.

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Marz Theron November 11, 2013 at 6:18 pm

http://lastgascomedy.com

AUSTIN COMEDY SHOWS, AUSTIN COMEDY OPEN MICS, AND AUSTIN COMEDY PODCASTS

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