Comedy History 101 - Live

Screen Shot 2019-03-18 at 5.31.48 PM.png

Comedy History 101 Podcast: Live is coming to NYC: Tues, 3/19, 7pm, The PIT Loft

Special live edition of our podcast, Comedyhistory101 - where we SCHOOL YOU IN COMEDY

Harmon Leon (Vice) and Scott Calonico (Sundance Film Festival) are joined by Chris O'Neil (StoryFest) will be bringing you:

The History of XXX Party Records

Party records were albums that people would play at night after the kids went to bed. Party Records helped launch the careers of Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, LaWanda Page, Skillet & Leroy, and Tina (Calling all the Freaks) Dixon

Banter, clips, comedy history - and more at The PIT Loft


(Pt 2) HIstory of the Purple Onion Comedy Club


Yes, we dive further into the history of the legendary San Francisco comedy club, The Purple Onion - up until it closed in 2012.

In the early days, the club launched the careers of Woody Allen, Richard Pryor, and Phyllis Diller. In this episode we cover the decline of the Purple Onion in the 70s and 80s - and how it resurrected as a garage rock club, and eventually returned to its comedy roots in the 90s. In fact, Zach Galifianakis filmed his comedy special, Live at the Purple Onion, ironically, live at the Purple Onion.