Nate Jackson is a deputy editor for Entertainment and Arts. Previously, he served as a news editor for the Wrap and the music editor for OC Weekly. He returns to The Times after being both a Metpro and a staff writer in Calendar from 2009 to 2012.
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Looking for the next big stand-up star? Comedy Dynamics’ new NoHo festival has you covered
The production and distribution company behind specials for Kevin Hart, Ali Wong and Pete Davidson debuts its inaugural Stars of Tomorrow festival at the El Portal Theatre April 5-9.
How a comedian and a chef turned Armenian-Mexican food into a funny, viral pairing
Comedian Jack Jr. and chef Ara Zada turned their ‘Arm-Mex’ cuisine into a string of viral videos. Now they’re bringing a live pop-up restaurant to the Haha Comedy Club on March 11.
Maybe some people don’t know who Ralph Barbosa is, but the comedy world is about to learn
The Dallas-based comic made a splash after being dogged on a podcast by George Lopez, but it’s only helped his career. He returns to L.A. this week.
Under its new owner, Johnny Buss, and general manager Penny Toler, the 63-year-old Pasadena comedy club tries to revamp without losing its soul.
Chris Rock to Bro V. Wade: 5 Comedy specials and events we’re excited about in 2023
In the spirit of the new year, it’s only right that we dive into some bullet points that are already getting us pumped for more comedy this year.
Barbara Walters remembered as a “trailblazer” by Oprah Winfrey, Maria Shriver, Arianna Huffington
The legendary news anchor died in New York at 93
Jerrod Carmichael, Hasan Minhaj, Ali Wong and Norm Macdonald lead the way, while some new faces power their way onto our list.
Chris Rock all but ignores the slap during first return to the scene of the crime
The comedian returned to the scene of the infamous incident at the Oscars nine months later for a four-night stand in L.A. as he wraps his Ego Death tour.
Budd Friedman’s Improv comedy club started as a coffeehouse and restaurant in New York before opening a West Coast location in West Hollywood.
David A. Arnold, comedian and creator of Nickelodeon’s ‘That Girl Lay Lay,’ dies at 54
The veteran stand-up comedian was a fixture in the L.A. comedy scene, from his time as a host of Chocolate Sundaes to his appearances on Comedy Central and BET.