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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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President Obama pummels Zach Galifianakis on Between Two Ferns (Video)

President Obama pummels Zach Galifianakis on Between Two Ferns (Video)

By | March 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm | One comment

President Barack Obama sure came in swinging on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. The Campaign star, who usually demeans his guests in a self-conscious fit of subdued rage, got taken to task when "Community Organizer" Obama came on to his talk show to encourage young...

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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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HBO releases promo for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Video)

HBO releases promo for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Video)

By | March 10, 2014 at 11:12 am | No comments

The absurdly brilliant promo for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has finally arrived. The former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart will be on HBO to deliver the latest breaking news stories…"eventually." After a fantastic stint of filling in for Jon Stewart...

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Paul F. Tompkins may become a network comedy star

Paul F. Tompkins may become a network comedy star

By | March 10, 2014 at 11:08 am | One comment

Comedian Paul F. Tompkins might be the star of his own network sitcom! The comedian has been cast in Brian Gallivan's single-camera comedy pilot for ABC. He will play an overworked father dreaming of being "on vacation all year" by uprooting his family from the city and moving...

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With Stick of Truth, Matt Stone reflects on South Park early years: It would play on Nickelodeon now

With Stick of Truth, Matt Stone reflects on South Park early years: It would play on Nickelodeon now

By | March 7, 2014 at 12:29 pm | No comments

Seventeen years after the season one premiere of South Park on Comedy Central, the once-humble animated series has turned into one of the largest comedy franchises of all time. Its creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have gone on to produce movies, a Broadway hit (Book of...

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Comedy world will be blessed with at least two more seasons of Archer

Comedy world will be blessed with at least two more seasons of Archer

By | March 7, 2014 at 11:40 am | One comment

FX is locking up its top animated show for at least another two years. Archer has been picked up for a sixth and seventh season through 2016. "Archer is one of the best comedies on television and has played a significant role in the growth of the FX comedy brand," said Eric...

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