Tickets for Jimmy Pardo's annual 12-hour podcast extravaganza The Pardcast-A-Thon have gone on sale. For a measly 10 bucks, you get half a day of the Never Not Funny gang, a plethora of fantastic guests, and as always, all proceeds go to Smile Train.
A few AP users attended tonight's date of the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Fest, at the end of which headliner Dave Chappelle had an unusual set. After about five minutes of trying to do his act per usual, repeated shouts of either praise or Chappelle's Show quotes from the crowd prompted him to say that 'you are wasting your money, I'm still getting paid.' As the shouting continued, he stopped his act, sat on the stage, and began smoking, refusing to continue until it quieted down. The audience began to turn on him, and Chappelle began saying how bad the crowd was. After about twenty-five minutes of back-and-forth with the crowd, he began reading from a book aloud on the edge of the...
Head to the replies to watch the trailer for Natasha Leggero's new webseries "Tubbin' With Tash," which features hot tubs, a crazy amount of guests, and most importantly, Moshe Kasher in numerous Speedos. The series premiere Wednesday, October 2nd on the buh Youtube channel.
Sponsored by the site Made Man and hosted by comedian Paul F. Tompkins, Speakeasy is a weekly webseries that has Tompkins sit down with a friend over a drink and just chat about whatever. Head to the replies to watch this week's episode, which features guest Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live) and topics such as South Park, trying stand-up and being nominated for an Emmy.
Head to the replies for the newest installment of "Worst I Ever Bombed," a Late Night With Jimmy Fallon web series chronicling just that. This week features Fallon head writer A.D. Miles and a college gig gone wrong.
The New York Times has put together an unbelievably in-depth piece chronicling the audition process for 22 current and former Saturday Night Live cast members. For great acceptance (and rejection) stories, and to also get an idea of what goes into casting the show, take the time to give it a read.
Deepening his after-hours relationship with the network (which begun with his great series Insomniac), Comedy Central has just announced that comedian Dave Attell will be both hosting the network's first late-night uncensored stand-up show as well as premiering a new one-hour special of his own. Both projects will premiere sometime in 2014, and the press release can be found in the replies.
For those of you who missed the post last time around, our friends over at TheLaughButton.com are running a weekly series called "The Laugh Button Inquisition," which revolves around asking comedians a single question. Head to the replies for the newest installment, 'Are there any topics that are off-limits?'
Available in the replies or on his website, comic Dan Telfer has released his latest half-hour special Live At the Beat Kitchen for free. Also in the replies is Telfer's rationale behind giving the special away as opposed to taking after the $5 approach we've seen often recently.
The Paley Center For Media has recently released decades-old interviews with Jon Stewart (soon after the cancellation of MTV's The Jon Stewart Show) and Louis CK (during his tenure as a writer on Late Night with Conan O'Brien). Easily worth watching for fans of either comic.
One of my favorite comedy sites TheLaughButton.com has put up a cool new video feature called The Laugh Button Inquisition, which revolves around asking several comedians one single question. Nearly two dozen comedians were questioned, including Kyle Kinane, Paul F. Tompkins, Kumail Nanjiani and Pete Holmes. Head to the replies to check out a few of the videos, and hit up TLB's Youtube page for the rest. They will be released weekly throughout the rest of the year.
Comedienne and Laughspin guest columnist Cameron Esposito put together a wonderful, thought-provoking piece on being a gay comic, homophobia in comedy, and being heckled by other stand-ups. Check it out here.
For years guys would come up to me — other comics, audience members, married heterosexual audience member couples — and proposition me after shows. I would be just talking about my life — having a girlfriend, going to a movie with that girlfriend, whatever — and for some reason, that would get folks going. They’d want to talk to me about my sex life, or worse, their sex life. And the thing is, I’m not into men. Because I’m a lesbian. So I’m not into men.
Headlined by names such as Larry David, Bill Maher and Anthony Jeselnik, the first handful of the (presumably) still-growing list of acts for the 10th annual New York Comedy Festival has been released. Taking place from the 6th-10th of November, the list so far and presale ticket information can all be found here.
In addition to the music bill which can be found here, the comedy list for Austin, TX's upcoming Fun Fun Fun Fest was recently released. Including performances from heavyweights such as Patton Oswalt and Tenacious D, the entire comedy stage lineup can be found in the replies.
The Roastmaster for the upcoming James Franco Roast (premiering on Labor Day) has been declared, and its none other than Franco's Pineapple Express co-star Seth Rogen. Head to the replies for an excerpt from the press release.
Head to the replies to watch the trailer for When Comedy Went To School, a documentary highlighting the resorts of the Catskills mountains and the unlikely role they played in the birth of stand-up comedy. More info on the film can be found here.
The moment we've all waited for, it's the Ron Artest Variety HourMetta World Peace Presents Ultimate Comedy. Head to the replies for the poster, which contains booking information (but surprisingly, no tour dates), and a clip of everybody's favorite athlete doing what he does best: crowd work.
Hit the replies to see the latest installment of Scott Moran's wonderful documentary series Modern Comedian, which profiles a different comic every week. This one features Reggie Watts and his interest in time travel.
Comedian Kyle Kinane and some of his friends (among which is musical guest Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms) put together a self-proclaimed 'love letter to Chicago' comedy show a few months ago, and the general public is finally able to purchase it starting today. Entitled 'Dancing Around the S*** Fire,' it highlights Kinane's "return to a sold out crowd to confess his hilariously true stories and hijinks of living in the ‘Windy City’." You can check out the purchase optionshere.
On yesterday's stellar Comedy Bang! Bang! episode, Bob Odenkirk revealed that him and former Mr. Show partner David Cross will be hitting the road next month. The tour will consist of daily signings for the duo's upcoming book Hollywood Said No!, a collection of rejected screenplays and sketches they wrote together, as well as nightly shows under the moniker A Night With Bob and David (And Posehn). Hit the replies for details, dates, and what's happening for Mr. Show's upcoming 20th anniversary.
With tickets going on sale for both shows this Friday, July 19th, at 10am local time, two dates have been added to the Oddball Comedy And Curiosity Festival tour. Hartford, CT will be seeing this great lineup on August 29th at The Comcast Theatre, while The Mandalay Bay Events Center will host the Las Vegas, NV date on Sept. 21st. The updated list of dates can be seen here.
During the newest episode of Aisha Tyler's podcast Girl On Guy, Chris Rock spilled the beans about his upcoming 2014 tour. Mum was still fairly the word during the show, but we did get this little gem of a quote involving a potential guest:
The tour will happen. Maybe with Chappelle, maybe not. Who knows? We've been talking.
Following in the footsteps of comics such as Louis CK And Aziz Ansari, Comedy Central is now adopting what's certainly the comedy special format of the future: $5 for a download/purchase of an hour-long stand-up special. CC:Stand-Up Direct launched today and there are already 22 choices. You can hit the replies for the list.
None other than Academy Award-nominated actor James Franco. The Roast will take place on Labor Day 2013 and you can read the press release in the replies. Thoughts on who should be on the panel this time around?
Head over to AV Club to read their newest Hatesong column, focusing on Anthony Jeselnik's disdain for the smash Soundgarden song 'Black Hole Sun.' Also, don't forget that season 2 of Anthony's show The Jeselnik Offensive premieres tonight at 10:30/9:30c.