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SF Sketchfest lineup reads more like a comedy nerd’s bucket list than a real festival

SF Sketchfest lineup reads more like a comedy nerd’s bucket list than a real festival

By | December 12, 2011 at 10:06 am | No comments

Producers of the 11th Annual SF Sketchfest posted their line-up, which reads more like a comedy nerd's "bucket list" than a real line-up for something that will actually be happening in several weeks. For starters, Sketchfest will host Eddie Izzard, the original founding members...

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Watch an outtake from Louis C.K.’s upcoming comedy special

Watch an outtake from Louis C.K.’s upcoming comedy special

By | December 9, 2011 at 9:15 pm | No comments

As you may know, Louis C.K. recorded his next one-hour stand-up comedy special Live at the Beacon Theater a few weeks ago during the New York Comedy Festival. You may also know the special is premiering tomorrow! And you may also know the only way you'll be able to watch the...

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‘Community’ takes down ‘Glee’ in hilarious Christmas episode

‘Community’ takes down ‘Glee’ in hilarious Christmas episode

By | December 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm | 2 comments

This is it, you guys. The last episode—and last recap—before Community’s Hiatus of Indeterminate Length (HOIL). Let’s not be sad—let’s appreciate Community while we’ve got it. Especially since it’s the most joyous of times and joyous of places: Christmas at...

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Watch what it takes to prepare for a Weird Al Yankovic concert

Watch what it takes to prepare for a Weird Al Yankovic concert

By | December 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm | No comments

If you've ever seen Weird Al Yankovic live, you know the dude puts on a show. A real show. He's like Kiss or Iron Maiden, except funny on purpose and with less references to fucking or old British poetry, in the case of the latter band. And it takes a lot of folks to put a show...

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Third installment of Michael Moore’s comedy fest canceled due to beer event

Third installment of Michael Moore’s comedy fest canceled due to beer event

By | December 9, 2011 at 1:27 pm | 7 comments

Usually, beer and comedy go together like peas and carrots, but apparently not in Traverse City, Michigan. The Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival, founded in 2010, won’t be happening this year due to a scheduling conflict with the Traverse City Winter Microbrew and Music...

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Essay: Comedian Theo Von meets MTV’s Rob Dyrdek and it’s intense

Essay: Comedian Theo Von meets MTV’s Rob Dyrdek and it’s intense

By | December 9, 2011 at 12:49 pm | 8 comments

I haven’t watched Rob Dyrdek on TV in years. My time for tele-viewing consists solely of NFL football, Dexter, and Criminal Minds DVR’d. (If I could have Shamar Moore and Lt. Deborah Morgan on my Fantasy squad, life would be complete.) So, I didn’t recognize his Rob-ness...

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Watch the first trailer for Judd Apatow’s ‘Five-Year Engagement’

Watch the first trailer for Judd Apatow’s ‘Five-Year Engagement’

By | December 8, 2011 at 5:25 pm | One comment

It doesn’t take a seasoned Hollywood analyst to know that 2012 is going to be a big year for Jason Segel. The comedic actor and writer is currently riding the wave of The Muppets success. And in the first quarter of next year he’ll be co-headlining The Five-Year Engagement...

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Why is Will Ferrell in these Old Milwaukee beer commercials?

Why is Will Ferrell in these Old Milwaukee beer commercials?

By | December 8, 2011 at 4:53 pm | No comments

As the year is wrapping up, many "Best of 2011" including our very own Best Comedy Albums of 2011 and Laughspin's Reader Choice Comedy Awards. However, a 'best of' that should be considered is the Best Comedian Endorsements of 2011, which we know is really specific, but these...

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Bill Maher will help launch Yahoo! comedy channel

Bill Maher will help launch Yahoo! comedy channel

By | December 8, 2011 at 4:10 pm | One comment

Bill Maher has a long-standing relationship with HBO, having made nine stand-up specials for the cable network since 1989, plus nine seasons and counting of his talk show, Real Time with Bill Maher. But for his latest special, Maher is moving away from television entirely,...

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