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SXSW Comedy, Day 6: Set List with Paul Provenza, awkward trade show comedy and more!

SXSW Comedy, Day 6: Set List with Paul Provenza, awkward trade show comedy and more!

By | March 16, 2012 at 12:39 pm | No comments

AUSTIN -- One thing I love about South by Southwest this year is the broader variety of comedy events and locations the festival offers. Rather than just featuring podcast tapings and stand-up showcases, we’ve been fortunate to see a more diverse set of performances, from...

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SXSW Comedy Day 5: Mike Birbiglia’s film ‘Sleepwalk With Me’ is raw, poignant, funny

SXSW Comedy Day 5: Mike Birbiglia’s film ‘Sleepwalk With Me’ is raw, poignant, funny

By | March 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm | 11 comments

AUSTIN -- Alright, y’all! We’ve officially passed the halfway point of South by Southwest, which means the interactive, tech-savvy nerds (in other words, my people) have departed to be replaced by hipsters in skintight jeans and horrifyingly thin mustaches. Dudes, please...

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SXSW Comedy Day 4: Judd Apatow crashes Pete Holmes’ podcast, Kumail Nanjiani and more!

SXSW Comedy Day 4: Judd Apatow crashes Pete Holmes’ podcast, Kumail Nanjiani and more!

By | March 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm | No comments

AUSTIN -- For any comedy nerd, last night's shows at South by Southwest were prettay prettay prettay good. Pete Holmes hosted the first ever live taping of his podcast, You Made It Weird. Joining the comic onstage was Kumail Nanjiani, who also performed in last night’s Funny...

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SXSW Comedy: Day 3, feat. Tim Heidecker, Reggie Watts, T.J. Miller and more!

SXSW Comedy: Day 3, feat. Tim Heidecker, Reggie Watts, T.J. Miller and more!

By | March 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm | One comment

Day 3 did not go as planned. I began my comedy day at IFC’s Crossroads House at the Vice Bar on 6th Street, which would feature a live performance of Scott Aukerman's popular podcast (and now television show on IFC) Comedy Bang Bang. The bar quickly filled to capacity,...

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SXSW Comedy: Day 2, feat. Marc Maron, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman and more!

SXSW Comedy: Day 2, feat. Marc Maron, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman and more!

By | March 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm | No comments

AUSTIN -- Audiences entering Esther’s Follies on Day 2 of South By Southwest’s comedy series were greeted not with a closed curtain and dim lights, but with Marc Maron sitting in a large plush easychair onstage. “I don’t believe in fourth walls,” he said. That might...

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SXSW Comedy: Day 1, feat. Greg Proops, Doug Benson, Scott Aukerman and more!

SXSW Comedy: Day 1, feat. Greg Proops, Doug Benson, Scott Aukerman and more!

By | March 11, 2012 at 7:22 pm | No comments

AUSTIN -- Good God, y’all! Austin’s infamous South by Southwest music, technology, and film festival – or conference, or whatever it is – has kicked off to a wet and gray start. As we shared with you before, SXSW has amped up their comedy programming like crazy this...

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Musical version of ‘Animal House’ in the works

Musical version of ‘Animal House’ in the works

By | March 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm | No comments

If, like me, you worship at the Holy Church of John Belushi, today is undoubtedly a solemn holy day for you: 30 years ago, the infamous comic actor passed away far too soon. Though I was born after he died, my parents sat me down and showed me Animal House when I was probably...

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Find out how Futurama is helping the presidential election process

Find out how Futurama is helping the presidential election process

By | March 2, 2012 at 2:08 pm | 2 comments

Brace yourselves, folks: it’s an election year. So we’ll soon be hearing a lot about voter fraud and Diebold machine malfunctions. Hooray. Some, however, are taking some precautions against vote hacking. In a brilliant bit of crowd-sourcing, teams from all over the globe...

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Stephen Colbert is writing a children’s book

Stephen Colbert is writing a children’s book

By | February 22, 2012 at 11:05 am | No comments

One of the best interviews in recent memory is Stephen Colbert’s brief encounter with the lovable, if slightly cantankerous, children’s author Maurice Sendak (Where The Wild Things Are). If you missed it, do your patriotic duty and watch part one and part two before...

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