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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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SXSW Comedy, Day 8: Drunks, Doritos battle, pinatas, podcasts and the end!

SXSW Comedy, Day 8: Drunks, Doritos battle, pinatas, podcasts and the end!

By | March 18, 2012 at 3:47 pm | No comments

AUSTIN -- South by Southwest ended not with a whimper, but a bang. An absurd, drunken bang. The combination of St. Patrick’s Day, the final evening of South by Southwest activities, and a Saturday night made for explosive potential at Esther’s Follies. Kicking off the...

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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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Aziz Ansari, Maria Bamford and more will headline new Austin comedy fest

Aziz Ansari, Maria Bamford and more will headline new Austin comedy fest

By | January 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm | One comment

Do you love to go to Austin, Texas to see comedy at South by Southwest, but you could really do without the Pitchfork-approved, up-and-coming musicians that SXSW is really all about? If so, we have good news for you: Austin is about to be home to a new comedy festival with no...

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Sarah Silverman and friends raise money for NAACP at “glorious” anti-Rick Perry show

Sarah Silverman and friends raise money for NAACP at “glorious” anti-Rick Perry show

By | November 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm | No comments

Sarah Silverman has never shied away from employing racial slurs in her comedy, but she’s always maintained that—like any good comedian—she’s making a larger point about racism when she uses racist language, rather than exploiting offensive terms merely for the sake of...

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