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Nov 29, 2012

FRIDAY: Stand Up Comedy Open Mic #11 [SPREECAST]

Are you funny? Do you like watching stand up comedy? Friday means: Comedy Vertical Stand Up Open Mic. Want to...

Nov 16, 2012

Today: Stand Up Comedy Open Mic #10 [SPREECAST]

Are you funny? Do you like watching stand up comedy? Friday means: Comedy Vertical Stand Up Open Mic. Want to...

Nov 9, 2012

Today: Stand Up Comedy Open Mic #9 [SPREECAST]

Are you funny? Do you like watching stand up comedy? Friday means: Comedy Vertical Stand Up Open Mic. Want to...

Nov 1, 2012

Friday: Stand Up Comedy Open Mic #8 [SPREECAST]

Are you funny? Do you like watching funny people? Friday means: Comedy Vertical Stand Up Open Mic. Want to try...

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Oct 25, 2012

FRIDAY: Comedy Vertical Stand Up Open Mic #7

Friday means: Comedy Vertical Stand Up Open Mic. Want to try stand up comedy? Sign up – and perform 2-3...

FRIDAY: Comedy Vertical Stand Up Open Mic #6

Friday means: Comedy Vertical Stand Up Open Mic. Want to try stand up comedy? Sign up – and perform 2-3...

Oct 18, 2012

Cheat: A Man’s Guide to Infidelity with Robert Kelly, Joe DeRosa, and Colin Quinn

Hey guys! Do you want to know how to cheat on your girl? Sounds like a straight ticket to hell...

Oct 17, 2012

TODAY: Live Interview with Comedian Dan Cummins [SPREECAST]

Tuesday afternoon, we have a live Spreecast interview with comedian Dan Cummins at 3pm EST. Dan has appeared on Comedy...

Oct 15, 2012

Oct 15, 2012

On the Red Carpet at Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars

The red carpet, at Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars, was actually blue. My guess: They were trying to be ironically funny.

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Oct 11, 2012

FRIDAY: Comedy Vertical Stand Up Open Mic #5

Want to try stand up comedy? Sign up – and perform 2-3 minutes via Spreecast. It’s Just like a comedy...

Oct 10, 2012

Interview with Red Bull Creation Winners [SPREECAST]

Did you miss our live interview with the finalists from this year’s NYC Red Bull Creation competition? If you made...

Oct 10, 2012

Billy Connolly and Old Woman On Bus [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Billy Connolly is one of the most famous comedians – on the entire planet. The Scottish comedian  is the equivalent...

Oct 9, 2012


Did you make it to this year’s Maker Faire in NYC? The extravaganza is like a giant science fair –...

Oct 9, 2012

Hacky Jack Nicholson Impressions Up The Ying-Yang [COMEDY VIDEO]

The hackiest thing a comedian could do is a Jack Nicholson impression. The feat involves putting on some dark sunglasses,...

Oct 9, 2012

Mike Birbiglia, Rap, and Crackers [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Mike Birbiglia is Italian – but he’s like Olive Garden Italian. What does he fear most? Is it living alone?...

Oct 8, 2012

Jim Gaffigan and Jesus [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Jim Gaffigan makes his audience comfortable by talking to them about Jesus. He also does a mean impression of the...

Oct 8, 2012

Time to Yelp Yelp [INFILTRATION]

A review on Yelp can make or break a local business. A bad, vengeful Yelp review can drive away customers...

Oct 8, 2012

LIVE TODAY @ 3PM EST: Musical Comedy Duo Myq Kaplan and Micah Sherman [SPREECAST]

This afternoon, we have a live Spreecast interview with musical comedy duo, Myq Kaplan and Micah Sherman, at 3pm EST....

Oct 7, 2012

Constructive Comedy: I’m a Boss Parody – A Day With RICK ROSS [COMEDY VIDEO]

More funny from our friends at Constructive Comedy. What would you do if rapper Rick Ross showed up at your...

Oct 5, 2012

Did You Miss Today’s Comedy Vertical Stand Up Open Mic?

Did you miss this week’s live, streaming Comedy Vertical Stand Up Open Mic? No need to cry; we have it...

Oct 5, 2012

Adam Sandler `80’s Stand Up [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Back in the `80's, a young Adam Sandler had problems with his mom rubbing Vicks VaporRub on his chest when he was sick. There was always that awkward moment of eye contact. He was saying he wanted to have sex with his mother; he's just saying he could have - if he tried. This classic comedy clip captures Sandler, back in 1988, at a comedy club in Los Angeles. Earlier, you could clearly see the Sandler charm that would catapult him to stardom.

Oct 5, 2012

LIVE INTERVIEW MONDAY: Musical Comedy Duo Myq Kaplan and Micah Sherman [SPREECAST]

We have a live Spreecast interview with musical comedy duo, Myq Kaplan and Micah Sherman, this Monday (October 8th) at...

Oct 4, 2012

Big Bird in China: Romeny’s Worst Nightmare

Mitt Romney’s comment about loving Sesame Street’s Big Bird was the big takeaway soundbite from last night’s presidential debate. Romney...

Oct 4, 2012

Eddie Izzard and Religion [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Remember when Eddie Izzard was in full transvestite mode during his stand up comedy performances? Such was the case with...

Oct 4, 2012

FRIDAY: Comedy Vertical Stand Up Open Mic #4 [SPREECAST]

Want to try stand up comedy? Sign up – and perform 2-3 minutes via Spreecast. It’s Just like a comedy...

Oct 3, 2012

Top Presidential Debate Zingers – THAT YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT!

All good presidential debates have good zingy-lines: a rejoinder that nails the opponent and sticks in viewers’ minds for weeks...

Oct 3, 2012

Jon Stewart and Smoking [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Hey! It’s Jon Stewart at the 1994 Boston College Fest. Back in the day, Stewart wasn’t as political as he...

Oct 2, 2012

Has Ice Cube Completely Sold Out? We Investigate!

We – at the Comedy Vertical – are concerned with the career of Ice Cube. Gathering bits of information, we’ve...

Oct 2, 2012

David Cross and Date Rape Tips [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

“Do I regret getting drunk and f*cking the corpse of Anne Frank on her porch?….No…I thought it was pretty cool.”...

Oct 1, 2012


The legendary Tom Green is coming to the Comedy Vertical tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12:00 pm EST. Needless to say, we...

Oct 1, 2012

Steve Martin and Comedy Act For Dogs [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Steve Martin was the first stand up comedian to play stadiums. Such a silly sense of perverse genius is embedded into Martin's early stand up. In this rare clip (from an appearance on the Tonight Show) Steve concocts a comedy act for dogs. The only problem; if you are human being, you just won't get the jokes. But if you are a canine - you'll be rolling on the floor in hysterics and barking with laughter.

Sep 30, 2012

The Mighty Boosh and Old Greg’s ‘Mangina’ [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Have you ever drunk Bailey’s from a shoe? Do you want to come to a club where people wee on...

Sep 30, 2012

Make the Creepy Automated Message STOP!

Pleeeeeaaase! Make it stop! Make it stop! Quit f-ing with my mind! Automated phone messages are just plain creepy–most particularly...

Sep 29, 2012

League of Gentlemen and The Local Shop [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Sketch comedy doesn’t get stranger than the rare jewel that is, The League of Gentlemen. The BBC show (which first...

Sep 28, 2012

Constructive Comedy: Gossip Guys and Clumsy Carl [COMEDY VIDEO]

Our Canadian sketch friends, Constructive Comedy, have a great video for you – especially if you love exploding babies and...

Sep 28, 2012

Don Rickles and Mr. Warmth [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Let’s salute Mr. Warmth – Don Rickles. No one can work a crowd like Mr. Rickles. Here’s a man who...

Sep 27, 2012

Live Stream: Comedy Vertical Stand Up Show in NYC [SPREECAST]

Our beloved Comedy Vertical will be appearing live – in the flesh – on stage at Bar 82 in the...

Sep 27, 2012

Comedy Vertical Open Mic #3 [SPREECAST]

We’re giving you another chance to do stand up comedy via your webcam. Live, tomorrow (Friday) at 3pm EST: Comedy ...

Sep 27, 2012

Carrot Top Holds Up Objects [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Hate him or simply dislike him, Carrot Top is a comedy icon. The redheaded wonder brought holding up objects and...

Sep 26, 2012

Rodney Dangerfield Gets Our Respect [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Here’s a no brainer for a classic comedy clip: Rodney Dangerfield – who gets no respect. The combination of Rodney’s...

Sep 25, 2012

Bill Hicks And The World Is A Ride [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Bill Hicks was the original Texas outlaw of comedy. After Hicks quit drinking, his act evolved beyond the realm of...

Sep 25, 2012

Child Stars All ‘Growed’ Up: ‘Memba Dem?’

Remember the four-eyed cutie from Jerry Maguire or the little kid who could see dead people in The Sixth Sense?...

Sep 25, 2012

This Thursday: Comedy Vertical Live Stand Up Showcase @ Bar 82 NYC

COED’S Comedy Vertical Presents: Who Killed Smile Time? Reminder: This Thursday our Comedy Vertical will be appearing live – in...

Sep 24, 2012

Louie CK – The Very Early Years [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

When you watch Louie CK’s early stand up – you can hardly believe that it’s the same bitter-on-life Louie that...

Sep 24, 2012

San Francisco Folsom Street Fair: Who’s Your Daddy?

One question that would get promptly answered at the annual Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco: “Who’s your daddy!?” No,...

Sep 21, 2012

Trigger Happy TV Redux: Annoying Cell Phone Guy

Remember the British hidden camera show, Trigger Happy TV? The prank program centered on the exploits of one Dom Joly...

Sep 21, 2012

Steven Wright on Letterman [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Steven Wright is the Zen master of comedy. His jokes are constructed with the precision of a Swiss watch. The...

Sep 20, 2012

Romney’s Crafty Response To ’47 Percent’ [VIDEO]

Some are saying that Romney’s recorded remarks about 47% of Americans being lazy and entitled are the death of his...

Sep 20, 2012

Comedy Vertical Live: Stand Up Showcase 9/27 @ Bar 82 NYC

COED’S Comedy Vertical Presents: Who Killed Smile Time? Join us for a sordid and twisted evening of live stand up,...

Sep 20, 2012

Tommy Cooper and Spoon/Jar [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Tommy Cooper is one of my favorite comedians…of all time! The man literally died on stage – on live TV....

Sep 20, 2012

LIVE TOMORROW: Comedy Vertical Open Mic #2 [SPREECAST]

Live, tomorrow (Friday) at 3pm EST: Comedy Vertical Open Mic. Be a part of our new interactive feature that...

Sep 19, 2012

Sam Kinison and World Hunger [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Sam Kinison was a former Pentecostal preacher. This previous vocation becomes obvious when you hear the legendary comedian start screaming...

Sep 18, 2012

Andy Kaufman and Foreign Man [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Imagine seeing Andy Kaufman as his Foreign Man character for the very first time. It would have been a lot...

Sep 17, 2012

Today’s Comedy Vertical Open Mic [SPREECAST]

We kicked off our first installment of a new interactive feature: Comedy Vertical Open Mic. Today our San Francisco...

Sep 17, 2012

Jay Leno’s First Appearance on the Tonight Show [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Believe or not, there was once a time when Jay Leno was a respected and cutting-edge comedian; rather than a muddled, pander-monkey talk show host. I'm being serious. Leno was once the comedian that all other stand ups looked up to. He made his first his first stand-up appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson back in 1977.

Sep 16, 2012

The Global Impact of The Office [VIDEO]

The global phenomenon that is The Office has kept the office furniture business afloat across the world. Ricky Gervais and...

Sep 16, 2012

Crappiest Morning Radio Show in America

The wacky radio Morning Zoo is almost a cliche in comedy; it inevitably equals ultra-unfunny. If you’re promoting a book...

Sep 15, 2012

Simon Pegg and Big Train: Wanking at Work [VIDEO]

Did you know that Simon Pegg starred in the 1998 British television comedy sketch show, Big Train? This surreal bit...

Sep 14, 2012

Red Bull Flugtag Philadelphia: It’s Flying Day!

I’m sure you’ve seen the videos before: Daredevils with crazy flying-machine-contraptions attempt to take to the air – over a...

Sep 14, 2012

Subway Ticket: Nicest Guy in the World Who Isn’t Very Bright! [COMEDY VIDEO]

Alert: Welcome to another installment of the Comedy Vertical original web series: The Nicest Man Alive Who Isn’t Very Bright!...

Sep 14, 2012

Andrew Dice Clay and Dirty Nursery Rhymes [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

It’s crazy to think that the Diceman was once a really controversial comedian. In his early days, his act consisted...

Sep 13, 2012

Eddie Pepitone: Comedian Twitter from the Bitter Buddha

Eddie Pepitone is the ultimate comedian’s comedian. You might have seen the Bitter Buddha on bit parts on the Sarah...

Sep 13, 2012

Zach Galifianakis at the Purple Onion [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

The legendary San Francisco venue, The Purple Onion, shut it’s doors this month. The club was one of the most...

Sep 12, 2012

Robin Williams and Alcohol [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

The early stand up comedy of Robin Williams always reminds me of a man on a mad coke binge. There’s...

Sep 12, 2012

Comedians Rob Cantell and Boris Khaykin: We Nice [COMEDY VIDEO]

Comedian Rob Cantell is a friend to the Comedy Vertical. We had one hell of a good time interviewing the...

Sep 11, 2012

iPhone 5, Baby Grandmas, and Jerry Lawler: Talking Crap with Harmon and David [SPREECAST]

Time for your daily dose of crap talking. Your Comedy Vertical editors, Harmon Leon and David Elmaleh, dish it out...

Sep 11, 2012

Chris Rock and Drugs [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Krispy Kremes? Cracky Cremes. Donuts so good - you'll suck a d*ck. This reference is from the classic Chris Rock bit on drugs. Rock comes to the conclusion that if drugs were made in America, they wouldn't be illegal. The government only wants you to get hooked on drugs that they are selling to you. Great point. This classic routine is from the 2004 stand up special: Chris Rock: Never Scared.

Sep 10, 2012

Woody Allen and the Moose [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Before he was a filmmaker and creepy pedophile, Woody Allen was one hell of an innovative stand up comedian. His...

Sep 10, 2012

Jessica Simpson, Anne Hathaway and More: Celebrities CAUGHT Without Makeup!

Stupid celebrities. How dare they go out in public without makeup! Who the hell do they think they are; ordinary...

Sep 8, 2012

Old School Skateboard Tricks vs. Finnish Disco Dancing [MASHUP]

Here’s a video mashup challenge: Is it possible to find a common link between old school freestyle skateboard tricks and...

Sep 7, 2012

Prince Harry, Facebook, and Hitler: Harmon and David Talk Crap [SPREECAST]

Once again your beloved editors of the Comedy Vertical talk crap. They’re joined by equally beloved writer, Cheap Date Tony....

Sep 7, 2012

Roseanne Barr: Domestic Goddess [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Roseanne was the original “domestic goddess.” This is the classic routine that launched her career. Back in the day, if...

Sep 7, 2012

Project Runway Party Crashing with Comedian Arj Barker

Fashion Week in New York means a slew of fancy parties filled with sexy models and delicious free food. A...

Sep 6, 2012

George Carlin, Baseball and Football [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

This George Carlin classic routine always cracks me up. Mr. Carlin makes sharp comparisons between the game of baseball and football. ("In baseball you have extra innings. In football you have sudden death.") What makes this great bit soar is the way he takes on the characteristics of each sport. Just remember: "Baseball begins in the spring, the season of new life. Football begins in the fall, when everything's dying."

Sep 5, 2012

Ellen’s Star, Michelle’s Speech, and Toothbrushes: Harmon and David Talk Crap [SPREECAST]

Ellen DeGeneres got a star on the Hollywood Boulevard. Michelle Obama gave a speech at the Democratic Convention. Astronauts used...

Sep 5, 2012

Yakov Smirnoff and ‘What a Country’ [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Let’s salute Yakov Smirnoff – comedian from Russia. Before you dismiss the Russian King of Branson, Missouri, at one time...

Sep 4, 2012

Obese Teens, Obama, and M.J.: Harmon and David Talk Crap [SPREECAST]

You’re in for a triple threat on our Comedy Vertical Spreecast. Today, not only will you be treated by the...

Sep 4, 2012

The Nicest Man Alive Who Isn’t Very Bright! [VIDEO ORIGINAL]

The Comedy Vertical is pleased as punch to announce our first web series: The Nicest Man Alive Who Isn’t Very...

Sep 4, 2012

Mitch Hedberg’s Donut Receipt [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

Mitch Hedberg is one of the most imitated comedians on the planet. When I was doing stand up in San...

Aug 31, 2012

Harmon Leon and David Elmaleh Talk Crap! [SPREECAST]

Beloved Comedy Vertical readers, we are pleased to announce a new, regular feature: Harmon Leon and David Elmaleh Talk Crap!...