About Rooftop Comedy

Rooftop Comedy is dedicated to comedy fans, comedians and comedy venues. Find out more about who we are and what we're doing for comics, comedy clubs, distribution partners, brands and advertisers, folks who want a sweet job, and pretty much anyone who likes to laugh.

Rooftop Comedy provides access to the best, most cutting-edge professional comedy from around the globe.

Our Comedy Broadcast Network

Rooftop Comedy records, produces and distributes live comedy performances from the best comedy clubs throughout North America and an expanding number of premium comedy venues in Europe and Asia. Using our remote broadcasting network, we film comedy every night of the week, 365 days a year. We're able to keep our fingers on the pulse of what comics are saying around the world. And give comedy fans access to the best performances each and every day.

Events and Productions

Rooftop Comedy produces original event programming, from local comedy festivals to national comedy events and tours. We utilize our wired network of comedy venues from which we can produce, record and broadcast the events along with our online interactive tools to distribute the experience.

Our original events include the annual National College Comedy Competition and the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO.

Download sponsorship information (pdf) for the 2012 NCCC or contact us at sponsors@rooftopcomedy.com.

Rooftop on TV

Road Trip   That Sucks

In addition to Rooftop's original comedy on sites across the Web, you can also watch Rooftop on TV. Check out:

  • Rooftop Comedy's Road Trip – A virtual trip across the country featuring the best stand-up acts at the nation's top comedy clubs.
  • Rooftop Comedy Presents: That Sucks – Aiming to air out every imaginable grievance and gripe, this interactive show combines a selection of submissions to Sucksbox with highlights of stand-up performances from across the US talking about "things that suck."

Both programs run on MavTV on Comcast, Verizon, DISH Network, Time Warner Cable, Brighthouse, Charter and Cablevision. Visit MavTV.com/schedule to check your local listings and tune in!

Comedy Recordings

Our comedy label, Rooftop Comedy Productions, records and distributes albums for a selection of our favorite comics. Check out our stuff via the Rooftop Comedy Store or at one of our digital distribution partners, such as Apple iTunes.

Our Distribution Partners

Rooftop Comedy is the leading distributor of interactive comedy videos. We distribute comedy content to television, web and mobile channels. With an audio-video library of tens of thousands of hours of stand-up comedy, sketch comedy, improvisational comedy, and comedic short films, we customize our comedic content to meet our distribution partners' needs.

Our Staff

Who are the folks behind Rooftop Comedy? Our staff of developers, editors, producers, marketers, salespeople and coffee and donuts dudes/dudettes are headquartered in San Francisco, CA. We watch an unbelievable amount of comedy. For more about us and what's currently making us laugh, check out our Staff Picks updated each week.

Why "Rooftop" Comedy?

In September 2005, some friends and former colleagues sat on a rooftop overlooking the San Francisco Bay putting a hurt on a couple of tasty bloody marys. We'd just decided to launch our company, but we were struggling for a good name. We were mixing two worlds filled with notoriously crappy business names: the Internet and the comedy industries: DigitalFerret.com; Shenanigan's Ha-Ha Hole Where Every Night is Ladies Night. The bar was set pretty low. Sitting on the roof that evening talking through all the things we wanted to do, we settled on Rooftop Comedy. Our first rooftop board meeting had been a good way to kick off a company, so why not?

November 28, 2012
Rooftop Comedy To Release New Album From Satiric Folk Duo Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits

November 12, 2012
Star-Studded Cast Revisits 1972 Classic "Free To Be... You And Me"

July 2, 2012
Adam Norwest's ONE OF A KIND Available From Rooftop Comedy Productions on July 17, 2012

June 22, 2012
Beth Stelling To Record Debut Comedy Album At Chicago's The Comedy Bar July 20 & 21

June 5, 2012
Danny Bevins' "Inappropriate" To Be Released By Rooftop Comedy Productions On June 12, 2012

May 29, 2012
Nato Green's Debut Album “The Nato Green Party” To Be Released By Rooftop Comedy Productions On June 5, 2012

April 10, 2012
Rooftop Comedy Productions To Release Debut Title From Comedian Mike Brody on April 24

April 2, 2012
Nato Green To Record Live Comedy Album in Oakland on May 8, 2012

March 23, 2012
Rooftop Comedy Productions Re-Releases Latest Album From Nick Griffin on April 3

February 28, 2012
New Album By Andy Hendrickson Available From Rooftop Comedy Productions on March 13

February 13, 2012
Rooftop Comedy Productions To Release Self-Titled Debut From Billy Wayne Davis on February 21

July 28, 2011
Rooftop Media Selected as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

May 18, 2011
Winner of Rooftop Comedy’s National College Comedy Competition To Perform on TBS’s Late-Night Hit Lopez Tonight

May 9, 2011
Rooftop Comedy Partners with Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center to Present Comedy Festival in Lucille Ball's Honor

February 17, 2011
CMT's Next Big Comic starts today

January 20, 2011
Epidemic of Funny: Rooftop Comedy's National College Comedy Competition Presented by TBS Begins Second Year

June 4, 2010
Mass Video Murder: Comedy Kills Online

May 3, 2010
Aliph Launches "Jawbone Stimulus Funny Video Contest" With $10,000 Grand Prize

March 16, 2010
TBS to Present 3rd Annual Rooftop Comedy National College Comedy Competition

February 16, 2010
Rooftop Media to Provide Comedy Content to U.S Army for Safety Training Videos

February 8, 2010
CMT and Rooftop Comedy Search for America's "Next Big Comic"

December 16, 2009
Rooftop Comedy’s Moshe Kasher Named iTunes Best New Comedian of 2009

November 17, 2009
Rooftop Media Expands Comedy Club Network Adding Mottley's & Lincoln Lodge

October 15, 2009
Rooftop Comedy Accepting Submissions for 2 Funny Film Competitions

August 25, 2009
Rooftop Media Takes Flight with digEcor Distribution Deal

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