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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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T-shirt company launches comedian t-shirt line for charity; Maria Bamford kicks it off

By | May 5, 2011 at 1:04 pm | One comment

One of the best things about comedy is that it builds community. There’s something about watching a comic, whether you’re in the comfort of your own home or in a club surrounded by a few friends and many strangers, that connects us. Shared laughter builds bridges,...

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South By Southwest Comedy: Day 5

By | March 19, 2011 at 3:43 pm | No comments

AUSTIN-- The penultimate night of SXSW festivities began with a one-two-three punch: three comedy shows, one venue, one night. It was also the first evening of comedy shows for the music segment of the festival, the interactive segment having shut down last Tuesday. So, instead...

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South By Southwest Comedy: Day 3

By | March 15, 2011 at 8:55 am | One comment

AUSTIN-- Day three began with perhaps the most appropriately titled podcast for the SXSW crowd: Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist podcast. Before bringing out their special guest, Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira chided Austin residents’ penchants for the ironic mustache. The...

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South By Southwest Comedy: Day 2

By | March 14, 2011 at 9:56 am | No comments

AUSTIN-- Unsurprisingly, day two of SXSW’s comedy offerings did not disappoint. The evening began with a live Comedy Death Ray Radio podcast taping featuring none other than Pee-Wee Herman creator Paul Reubens. Anyone hoping to see a live interview with Pee-Wee would be...

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