Just over 20 years into her comedy career, standup comic, revered roast-master, podcaster, and reality TV host Nikki Glaser has gone and done the unexpected – she’s started a career in music.
Humble even in victory, local comedian Seth Lee had to preface his win at this year’s “Kingpin of Comedy” competition by saying that it came as a complete surprise; and while he feels great, he felt bad knowing that there were many others in the competition who work harder than him.
Before the pandemic changed everyone’s lives, standup comedian Beth Stelling had her own life-changing moment, when she recorded her first hour-long comedy special, “Girl Daddy,” now streaming on HBO Max.
It all started with a fateful trip to do standup in Chicago earlier this year, ending with a funeral for a pizza.
During his 2017 HBO special “Career Suicide,” comedian Chris Gethard dives deep into his personal struggles with mental health. Divulging some dark secrets, including his ongoing battle with depression, he details how knowing that his therapist sometimes isn’t the best at her job makes him more confident he’s on the right path to recovery.
With the return of LaughFest this month, and the long-running Sunday Night Funnies late last month, as well as the opening of the Grand Rapids Comedy Club in January, and the sudden closure of Dr. Grins Comedy Club late last year, Revue decided it was time to get an update on the comedy scene here in West Michigan.