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SXSW Comedy, day 1: Seth Meyers reveals news on Stefon, Matt Besser leads Improv 4 Humans

SXSW Comedy, day 1: Seth Meyers reveals news on Stefon, Matt Besser leads Improv 4 Humans

By | March 10, 2014 at 10:29 am | No comments

AUSTIN – South by Southwest 2014 kicked off to… rain. And cold. Apparently the polar vortex gods do not discriminate between the great white north and the usually milder environs of Texas, to the chagrin of every SX patron trying to escape winter on March 8. One of those...

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Some thoughts on the first two episodes of ‘Girls’ before they air Jan. 12 (Possible spoilers)

Some thoughts on the first two episodes of ‘Girls’ before they air Jan. 12 (Possible spoilers)

By | January 7, 2014 at 5:05 pm | No comments

Last night, Austinites braved relatively cold temperatures (perhaps not -15 degrees, like our fair friends to the north experienced, but it was cold to us) for a sneak preview of one of the more polarizing television comedies to emerge in the past few years: Girls. Hosted by...

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SF Sketchfest announces stellar lineup, Key and Peele, Amy Schumer, Tenacious D, more!

SF Sketchfest announces stellar lineup, Key and Peele, Amy Schumer, Tenacious D, more!

By | December 11, 2013 at 4:30 pm | One comment

Like many folks, I have mixed feelings about comedy festivals. On the one hand, maintaining the requisite energy to plow through days of programming and events is a tall order. On the other hand, so much awesome business happens that it’s usually worth the sleepless nights and...

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Doug Benson inks deal with Alamo Drafthouse for movie interruption fun

Doug Benson inks deal with Alamo Drafthouse for movie interruption fun

By | November 25, 2013 at 10:32 am | One comment

The Alamo Drafthouse cinema chain, once an institution exclusive to Austin, Texas, has spread its tendrils of movie-dom across the nation. For the uninitiated, the Drafthouse combines three elements into a holy triumvirate of a film-going experience: good flicks, a full waiter...

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A super fun, super chill Laughspin interview with Patton Oswalt

A super fun, super chill Laughspin interview with Patton Oswalt

By | November 12, 2013 at 10:52 am | 2 comments

Okay guys. This conversation with Patton Oswalt needs a little context. I had just seen Oswalt deliver a hilarious and incredibly well-received set in a sweaty, packed comedy tent at Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest. And, like any chaotic festival, music from a nearby stage was...

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Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 3: Sarah Silverman, Rob Delaney, Bridget Everett, Doug Mellard

Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 3: Sarah Silverman, Rob Delaney, Bridget Everett, Doug Mellard

By | November 11, 2013 at 10:00 am | No comments

Your intrepid reporter found herself in the comedy tent of Fun Fun Fun Fest yesterday for a final day of madness. The tent was still steamy and weed-filled from Saturday’s performances — these included Jenny Slate, Doug Benson, Craig Robinson and Tenacious D — but no...

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Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 2: Tenacious D, Craig Robinson, Doug Benson, Jenny Slate

Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 2: Tenacious D, Craig Robinson, Doug Benson, Jenny Slate

By | November 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm | One comment

AUSTIN -- If the theme of day one of Fun Fun Fun Fest was Johnny Marr, the theme of day two was probably… pot. I wandered into the comedy tent early yesterday afternoon to find it already oppressively hot, steamy and full of wafting marijuana smoke. For those of you who are...

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Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 1: Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane, Kyle Dunnigan (also Johnny Marr)

Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 1: Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane, Kyle Dunnigan (also Johnny Marr)

By | November 9, 2013 at 11:10 am | No comments

AUSTIN -- Day one of Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest kicked off with sunny skies and cool, brisk air, which, for a moment, made me forget that I live in Texas, the hot-and-sweaty capital of the South. Yours truly will be in attendance for all three days of the...

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Todd Glass: Todd Glass Talks About Stuff (Review)

Todd Glass: Todd Glass Talks About Stuff (Review)

By | November 5, 2013 at 12:19 pm | No comments

I’m always pleased when a comedy album somehow manages to give me tools that allow me to reimagine the world in a fun new way. That sounds like a tall order, natch, but here’s an example: Pete Holmes’s latest album, Nice Try, The Devil, offers an absolutely killer line to...

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