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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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Dave Foley’s new album ‘Relatively Well’ is an engaging mix of bitter and funny (Review)

Dave Foley’s new album ‘Relatively Well’ is an engaging mix of bitter and funny (Review)

By | October 7, 2013 at 12:02 pm | One comment

Sometimes, when I’m out sharing a drink with friends, we’ll ill-advisedly dip into conversations about controversial topics: politics, religion, whether or not Arrested Development should be a feature-length film or whether it should ride off into the sunset at the pinnacle...

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SiriusXM is launching a Just For Laughs comedy radio channel

SiriusXM is launching a Just For Laughs comedy radio channel

By | September 25, 2013 at 2:43 pm | No comments

One of the biggest and most well-reputed comedy festivals takes place just across the border in Montreal: Canada’s Just for Laughs. Unfortunately, that’s a little far and hard to get to for many folks who live down here in the US of A. Good news, though: you don’t have to...

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Tom Green is launching a new talk show called Tom Green Live

Tom Green is launching a new talk show called Tom Green Live

By | September 25, 2013 at 1:49 pm | No comments

Do you guys remember back in the good ol’ days – the late 1990s – when MTV played not just music videos, but a Canadian import known simply as The Tom Green Show? That show blew my mind, y’all. My brother and I would watch as much as possible, probably to my parents’...

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