Pamela Ross, Editor
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Vulture spoke with thirteen Jewish comedians about representing their heritage on stage and addressing the reality of anti-Semitism with humor. Sandra Bernhard, Judy Gold, Liza Treyger, Sarah Squirm, Marcia Belsky, Sandy Honig, Jessica Kirson, Spike “Lena” Einbinder, and Robby Hoffman all weighed in.
The Comic’s Comic reported that Comedy Central’s This Week at the Comedy Cellar will return for a second season on July 19. The series features Cellar regulars tackling the week’s headlines and hot topics with new jokes and roundtable discussions among performers at the Olive Tree Cafe’s legendary comic’s table. The first season contains standout sets from Sam Jay, Dulcé Sloan, Bonnie McFarlane, Gina Yashere, Carmen Lynch, and Yamaneika Saunders.
Louis CK’s performance at Brooklyn Bazaar during Skankfest prompted a deluge of media coverage and public reactions from comedians. Someecards surveyed female and non-binary performers’ commentary on the situation, including Lorelei Ramirez’s (Broad City, Comedy Central’s Up Next) exquisite take.
According to The Interrobang, the second annual Adult Swim festival is scheduled for November 15 & 16 in Los Angeles. It will feature Adult Swim favorites like Jena Friedman (Soft Focus with Jena Friedman), Sarah Squirm, and Three Busy Debras (Alyssa Stonoha, Sandy Honig, and Mitra Jouhari).