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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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South By Southwest expands their comedy reach; Janeane Garofalo calls it “a natural fit”

South By Southwest expands their comedy reach; Janeane Garofalo calls it “a natural fit”

By | October 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm | 3 comments

Good news, comedy fans. It looks like like super music, arts and hipster festival SXSW will be expanding its comedy reach in 2012. Although the word “comedy” isn’t on the official list of arts the Austin, TX event covers – music, film, interactive is what they go with...

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All-comedy FM radio station launches

All-comedy FM radio station launches

By | October 26, 2011 at 4:13 pm | One comment

A new radio station in Austin, TX called Comedy 102.7 launched and plans to offer round-the-clock comedy content. According to Austin360 programming will include classic stand-up routines from legends such as Richard Pryor, George Carlin and Rodney Dangerfield as well as content...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest announces comedy lineup; Reggie Watts, Brian Posehn, Donald Glover and more scheduled to perform

Fun Fun Fun Fest announces comedy lineup; Reggie Watts, Brian Posehn, Donald Glover and more scheduled to perform

By | August 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm | 2 comments

Austin City Limits and South by Southwest aren’t the only music fests in Austin, Texas-- the hipster capital of the South. Fun Fun Fun Fest, a relatively new addition to the scene, has just announced their line-up – and it looks to be an insane mix of music and comedy. You...

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“Party Down” movie talks progressing nicely, says show creator Rob Thomas

By | June 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm | 4 comments

[caption id="attachment_30651" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="photo by Jack Plunkett"][/caption] Dear reader: I learned two things in the past few days. First, if I didn’t already love the prematurely canceled Starz program Party Down, this past weekend confirmed...

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