SHECKYmagazine ‘News’
(3174 posts)

SHECKYmagazine.com quoted on Sandler

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on June 20th, 2012

E! Online.com solicited a quote from the editors of this magazine for an article entitled, “What Killed The Adam Sandler […]

Dinner and a movie

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on June 14th, 2012

We’re cramming our socializing into every nook and cranny of our East Coast Swing.  (What is a cranny, anyway?  Has […]

The Atlantic City leg is completed

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on June 13th, 2012

Joey Kola, Rodney Laney and The Male Half of the Staff at the Borgata The SHECKYmagazine.com editors are in the […]

Did you know that Chris D’Elia is a comic?

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on June 13th, 2012

Back up… Who is Chris D’Elia? He’s the guy who co-stars in the (just renewed for a second season) sitcom […]

Can you feel the love tonight?

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on June 9th, 2012

We don’t normally post about things that pop up on Facebook, but we saw something Thursday which was shared by […]

“Rickles Shocks Crowd W/Racial Joke”

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on June 9th, 2012

That’s the incomprehensible headline of the news story that’s rocketing around the WWW. How can this be? How could Don […]

Who is this jerk with these set-ups and punchlines?

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on June 9th, 2012

The following is a quote from an interview with the fortunately named Isaac Witty that appeared in The Isthmus (Madison, […]

PDANet and FoxFi combine to make life easy

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on June 4th, 2012

More and more hotels are offering free WiFi. It is often spotty or, on rare occasions, unworkable. And occasionally, we’ll […]

Must women act undesirable to be funny?

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 31st, 2012

Short answer, No. Long answer? The question is the headline of a National Post (Canada) article that is part of […]

Check your voicemail via your email…

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 29th, 2012

The Male Half was recently in a situation where he had access to the internet but he was unable to […]

Different strokes for individual folks

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 27th, 2012

The Female Half was on a shuttle at the Tampa Airport when she struck up a conversation with the shuttle’s […]

What’s with all the competitions?

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on April 9th, 2012

We’re noticing a disturbing trend. Comedy competitions have been sprouting up like mushrooms all over the comedy landscape. (We’re not […]

Comedy Bloghorn #4

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on April 5th, 2012

From a Yakima Herald-Republic interview, standup comic Auggie Smith, on his place in the world of standup: As for his […]

A mind reader, a clown…

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on April 3rd, 2012

… and a comedian. The wires are crackling with the report of the lavish “over-the-top” training session thrown recently in […]

New factory opening in LV

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on April 2nd, 2012

Here’s the press release. The space at the Tropicana (the one that was vacated in December when Brad Garrett’s Comedy […]

Long Live the Club List!

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on March 28th, 2012

We’re coming up on our THIRTEENTH ANNIVERSARY here at SHECKYmagazine.com! Thirteen years! Wow! At about 12:01 AM, on April 1, […]

Cleese on political correctness, Hicks, etc.

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on March 24th, 2012

In an interview in the Manchester Evening News, John Cleese says some interesting things. We were made aware of the […]

More rules and regulations on speech needed

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on March 22nd, 2012

“The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws”. – Cornelius Tacitus – “Annals” (c. 116 A.D.) When the […]

Comedy Bloghorn #3

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on March 21st, 2012

From CBS in Los Angeles: (Los Angeles) City Council members took a step closer on Wednesday to becoming the first […]

Free speech causes trouble again

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on March 9th, 2012

When Bill Maher‘s fans (both regular fans and fans who are members of the MSM) talk about him, they like […]

Firesign Theatre’s Peter Bergman

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on March 9th, 2012

According to a FB friend, Peter Bergman of Firesign Theatre has died. There’s nothing on the WWW’s news pages about […]

Vince Dantona, comedian

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on March 1st, 2012

We’re a little behind the curve on this, we know (internet service problems), but we couldn’t let Vince Dantona’s passing […]

Comedians and health insurance

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 26th, 2012

The Male Half of the Staff is quoted in a Las Vegas Review-Journal column by Mike Weatherford entitled “No Joke: […]

Rejoice, Canada: Section 13 might be toast

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 23rd, 2012

According to Russ Campbell’s Blog: The repeal of section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA) seems inevitable now […]

Leave Britney… er… Whitney alone?

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 20th, 2012

Remember that video (that went viral) in which the distraught, weeping man/boy pleaded with viewers to “Leave Britney alone?” We’re […]

Youtube exhibitionism?

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 20th, 2012

On a recent post (“The Total Prick and his Insignificant Wife”), we went all crazy on someone who sent us […]

Comedy Bloghorn #2

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 15th, 2012

“We’re in the Golden Age of comedy, but it’s definitely not the Golden Age of audiences.” —Dave Attell

Jules Riley, 49, standup comic

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 7th, 2012

Jules Riley passed away Friday, Jan. 29.  She was known to Philadelphia comics.  The Halves of the Staff were privileged […]

Comedy Bloghorn #1

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 7th, 2012

If comedians are expected to say something meaningful, eventually they’ll be required to say something meaningful.

Stirring up stereotypes is a good thing

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 7th, 2012

That’s the impression we get from this article on cnn.com which profiles a comedy duo from South Africa, Nik Rabinowitz […]

The total prick and his insignificant wife

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 3rd, 2012

That’s what we’ve taken to calling ourselves around here. It’s a pride thing. We get some odd emails here at […]

The jazzification continues apace

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on January 25th, 2012

From an entertainment website, comes this line, from a synopsis/review of Mike Birbiglia‘s movie, that is featured at this year’s […]

Bumped?! In LOS ANGELES?! Surely, you jest!

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on January 19th, 2012

We don’t normally comment on stuff that appears in other blogs (probably because we don’t read other blogs all that […]

It’s official: NYT says Brill out

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on January 17th, 2012

And, writes Dave Itzkoff, he’ll be replaced by a “system” whereby “a ‘Late Show’ staffer will scout comedians at clubs […]

NYT weighs in… on SHECKYmag post?

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on January 17th, 2012

Someone identifying himself as “Jason Zinoman” commented on our “Brill makes a ‘Kinsley gaffe’” posting (scroll down). “Jason Zinoman” is […]

Brill out as Late Show talent coordinator

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on January 17th, 2012

The New York Observer says that CBS has canned Eddie Brill. They cite Mirth Magazine as the source. (Mirth is […]

Brill makes a “Kinsley gaffe”

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on January 17th, 2012

We’re not sure what all the fuss is about. Eddie Brill, the comedian who coordinates the talent for CBS’ Late […]

Chinese eggheads huffy over comic’s gift

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on December 13th, 2011

China Daily reports about a scholarship established by Shanghai dialect comedian Zhou Libo. He’s forking over $47,100 annually so some […]

Inside and Out

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on December 12th, 2011

Anyone who did comedy on the East Coast in the 1980s or 1990s probably worked, at one gig or another, […]

Cathy Catheter?

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on December 12th, 2011

The Male Half was waiting in line a the Budget Car Rental Counter in Vegas when he looked up ta […]