Why So Serious, Fortune Feimster?

Like most of the regular comics on Chelsea Handler's late-night "Chelsea Lately" roundtable, Fortune Feimster is quick on her feet and ruthlessly funny. Unlike most of them, she’s got a down-to-Earth charm and relatable act that translates far and wide when she headlines across the country -- as she’ll do this weekend at Comedy Works South.

Comedy shows to benefit Aurora theater shooting victims

Among the dozens of heartbreaking stories to come out of the Aurora theater shooting was that of Caleb Medley, a 23-year-old comedian who had advanced in Comedy Works' popular New Faces contest two days before being shot at the midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20.

Why So Serious, Todd Glass?

In some ways, Todd Glass is the most representative comedian in America. The Philadelphia native has seen his industry rise and fall over the decades, starting his career during the 1980s stand-up boom (and subsequent bust) before carving a spot on the national touring circuit during the ’90s.

Why So Serious, Amy Schumer?

Instead of getting into comedy at grimy open-mics in college, comedian Amy Schumer started in stand-up after moving to New York to launch an acting career -- though certainly the two stage professions would seem to complement each other.

Why So Serious, Josh Blue?

In many ways, Josh Blue is an old-school showman. The 33-year-old Denver comedian, best known for winning Season 4 of NBC's "Last Comic Standing," cares more about getting people to laugh than opening their minds — which is often a side effect of his act.

Why So Serious, Nikki Glaser?

Nikki Glaser is committed to comedy. After transferring from CU-Boulder to the University of Kansas, she lied to her professors to get excused from class (for four weeks!) to tape a part for NBC's "Last Comic Standing." She moved to Los Angeles right after college and quickly began climbing the comedy ladder, appearing at prestigious festivals such as Just for Laughs in Montreal and on late-night talk shows like "The Tonight Show." These days the 27-year-old is living in New York and co-hosting the "You Had to Be There" podcast with comedian Sara Schaefer, and the show just got some high-profile love from The New York Times Magazine.