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Moontower Comedy Festival, day 1: Bill Hader, Anthony Jeselnik, Michael Che

Moontower Comedy Festival, day 1: Bill Hader, Anthony Jeselnik, Michael Che

By | April 25, 2013 at 12:48 pm | 4 comments

AUSTIN -- The opening night of Austin’s second annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival -- a four-day event spanning 12 venues and featuring 98 shows! -- brought audiences in close quarters with such comedy heavyweights as Marc Maron, Anthony Jeselnik, Maria Bamford and...

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Marc Maron will screen new series one week before its premiere on IFC

Marc Maron will screen new series one week before its premiere on IFC

By | March 19, 2013 at 1:52 pm | No comments

Lucky comedy fans in Austin will get to peep Maron a full week before its official debut on IFC. As part of the second annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, Marc Maron will be on hand to screen a full episode of the show based on his life as a successful podcaster and...

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SXSW Comedy, day 8: The Benson Interruption, Eugene Mirman and product placement!

SXSW Comedy, day 8: The Benson Interruption, Eugene Mirman and product placement!

By | March 18, 2013 at 11:34 am | 2 comments

AUSTIN -- Yesterday was the eighth and final day of SXSW’s comedy shows, and I can’t think of a better way to close this year’s proceedings than with a fabulous slew of performances on Doug Benson’s The Benson Interruption podcast. Sitting alongside Benson onstage...

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SXSW Comedy, day 7: Fogelnest Files, Doug Benson, weird YouTube videos!

SXSW Comedy, day 7: Fogelnest Files, Doug Benson, weird YouTube videos!

By | March 17, 2013 at 9:43 am | 3 comments

AUSTIN -- Friday marked the seventh day of comedy at SXSW 2013, but don’t be fooled – we’re not taking a breather over here in Austin. Let’s do the math: weekend + final days of SXSW + St. Patrick’s Day = pure pandemonium. It’s a perfect storm of mayhem and...

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SXSW Comedy, day 6: Hannibal Buress, Hasan Minhaj, Kyle Kinane

SXSW Comedy, day 6: Hannibal Buress, Hasan Minhaj, Kyle Kinane

By | March 15, 2013 at 4:33 pm | 2 comments

AUSTIN -- If there was any doubt that I am now immersed in SXSW Music, it was put to rest yesterday thanks to Loud Village-- an entity that encapsulates both alternative music and alternative comedy. So, in other words, the hipster dream. Loud Village offered a showcase...

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SXSW Comedy, Day 3: Brett Gelman, Jay Larson, Team Coco and more!

SXSW Comedy, Day 3: Brett Gelman, Jay Larson, Team Coco and more!

By | March 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm | 2 comments

AUSTIN -- As you may have heard, Austin’s motto is “Keep Austin Weird,” referring to the fun eccentricities of its most colorful people and places. But the same could have been said for one of the oddest performances I can remember seeing in the past three years of...

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Dave Chappelle has yet another show ruined by hecklers

Dave Chappelle has yet another show ruined by hecklers

By | June 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm | One comment

Dave Chappelle performed a set at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, but despite the show having sold out in a matter of minutes, a large portion of the audience did not greet Chappelle too warmly. You may remember last year when Chappelle brought a show in...

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Madonna will guest star on Childrens Hospital, says Rob Corddry

Madonna will guest star on Childrens Hospital, says Rob Corddry

By | June 4, 2012 at 1:07 am | No comments

Ever watch the run of an entire TV series in one sitting? With no breaks? Take it from me: it’s only possible if you’re watching a well-crafted, amusing show. I wouldn’t recommend binging on Toddlers & Tiaras, for example. Or Breaking Bad. Too much and you’ll...

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Moontower Comedy: Day 3, featuring Maria Bamford, Chelsea Peretti, Dana Gould, more! (Photos)

Moontower Comedy: Day 3, featuring Maria Bamford, Chelsea Peretti, Dana Gould, more! (Photos)

By | April 29, 2012 at 8:32 pm | No comments

AUSTIN – First of all, major kudos are due to the organizers of the first annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest for refraining from naming their all-female stand-up show “Taco Party.” (It must have been especially hard to resist, considering that this lineup was...

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