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Patton Oswalt, Emo Philips to headline 2nd annual Limestone Comedy Festival

Patton Oswalt, Emo Philips to headline 2nd annual Limestone Comedy Festival

By | March 13, 2014 at 2:41 pm | No comments

The Limestone Comedy Festival is ready to celebrate its second year as a five-venue stand-up and podcast weekend in downtown Bloomington, IN. The line-up features national headliners like Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Pardo and Emo Philips. Rising stars Ben Moore (The Bob & Tom...

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Documentary on late comedian Mike DeStefano in the works, $75,000 needed (Video)

Documentary on late comedian Mike DeStefano in the works, $75,000 needed (Video)

By | March 13, 2014 at 2:27 pm | No comments

It's been three years since the passing of the extremely talented and on-the-rise comedian Mike DeStefano. The abrasively hilarious comedian, who was HIV positive and overcame a severe drug addiction, died of a heart attack in March 2011. He was about to launch his one-man show...

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Adult Swim is all about Black Jesus

Adult Swim is all about Black Jesus

By | March 13, 2014 at 1:55 pm | No comments

Adult Swim has ordered Black Jesus. The half-hour scripted comedy from The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder strays from their usual animated comedy shows but continues their path of edgy material. The show stars comedian Gerald "Slink" Johnson, with whom McGruder used on an...

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Bill Cosby joins Instagram, the Internet rejoices (Video)

Bill Cosby joins Instagram, the Internet rejoices (Video)

By | March 13, 2014 at 1:26 pm | No comments

It turns out it's never too late to teach a funny old dog new tricks! 76-year old comedy legend Bill Cosby opened an Instagram account this week while appearing at the South by Southwest festival in Austin. He posted his first two images before going on stage in front of a very...

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Comedy Central greenlights Key and Peele animated series, expands fourth season

Comedy Central greenlights Key and Peele animated series, expands fourth season

By | March 12, 2014 at 12:23 pm | No comments

On the heels of a stellar third season of Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele’s hit sketch comedy show, Comedy Central is wisely doubling down on the massively popular duo. The network announced today that they’re not only expanding Key & Peele’s already-announced fourth...

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South By Southwest comedy, day 3: Todd Barry, Iliza Shlesinger, Pete Holmes

South By Southwest comedy, day 3: Todd Barry, Iliza Shlesinger, Pete Holmes

By | March 12, 2014 at 11:14 am | No comments

AUSTIN – Day 3 of South by Southwest was tightly packed with more comedy delights. Like a really, really thick sausage that kind of sprays hot juice on you when you bite into it because the casing is so strained and taut from the vast amounts of meat inside. (Side note: I...

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Kevin McDonald, Jackie Kashian and more heading to the Green Gravel Comedy Fest

Kevin McDonald, Jackie Kashian and more heading to the Green Gravel Comedy Fest

By | March 11, 2014 at 4:29 pm | No comments

All sorts of comedy-related festivals have been popping up: musical comedy festivals, podcast festivals, sketch fests and the like. A new comedy festival in Iowa running March 28 - 30, is excited to present what has been branded as "alternative comedy" to the masses. The Green...

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South By Southwest Comedy, day 2: Comedy Bang Bang, Fred Armisen, Sasheer Zamata

South By Southwest Comedy, day 2: Comedy Bang Bang, Fred Armisen, Sasheer Zamata

By | March 11, 2014 at 3:07 pm | No comments

AUSTIN – Okay, forewarning: there was too much legit Sunday night to be able to comprehensively share all of the laughs with you, dear readers, but I will do my damnedest to offer the highlights. Checked out three shows, all in a row, and lived to tell the tale....

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Conan O’Brien, David Cross, Bill Burr, many more to appear on new season of Maron on IFC

Conan O’Brien, David Cross, Bill Burr, many more to appear on new season of Maron on IFC

By | March 10, 2014 at 5:15 pm | One comment

IFC's hit comedy series Maron will finally return for eager viewers for a second season in May-- and with a line-up of stellar guest stars. Marc Maron's semi-autobiographical show about a comedian with new-found success hosting a podcast out of his garage creates and sabotages...

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