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Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival lineup revealed; Kristen Schaal, John Oliver, Aisha Tyler among participants

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival lineup revealed; Kristen Schaal, John Oliver, Aisha Tyler among participants

By | August 11, 2011 at 5:07 pm | No comments

What began as a joke amongst jokers, has now become an annual comedy tradition in the New York City metro area. It's the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival; and it's now in its fourth year. And we're happy to reveal this year's lineup. The "fest" will span two venues in Brooklyn --...

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Laughspin interview: Catching up with Kyle Kinane

Laughspin interview: Catching up with Kyle Kinane

By | August 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm | No comments

Last year, comedian Kyle Kinane released one of the best albums of the year Death of the Party. And since then, he's been quickly rising in the world of comedy, having made appearances on Conan, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show and his own Comedy Central Presents. Now he's...

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Video: Eugene Mirman uses Kickstarter to fund Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

Video: Eugene Mirman uses Kickstarter to fund Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

By | July 14, 2011 at 11:39 am | No comments

Old and busted: corporate sponsorship. New hotness: Kickstarter-funded ventures. So that means Eugene Mirman’s on the cutting edge of hot. The comedian announced that the next installment -- the fourth, as some might call it -- of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival will be...

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Jon Stewart, Kristen Schaal, Mike Birbiglia, more team up to support school arts program

By | May 16, 2011 at 12:09 pm | No comments

These days, there’s no shortage of comedians using their powers for good, supporting causes from malaria treatment to combating homelessness. And now we can add a comedic take on arts education for underprivileged schools to this long list. Story Pirates is a collective of...

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New season of John Oliver’s stand-up show promotes community in comedy world

By | March 15, 2011 at 6:32 pm | No comments

Stand-up fans, get ready: the second season of John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show is almost here. Premiering March 24 on Comedy Central, the show features some returning stand-up favorites as well as some newer faces. And, to promote the show, John Oliver was in town for...

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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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Comedy Central’s autism benefit airs Thursday, quirky items on auction now

By | October 19, 2010 at 6:26 pm | No comments

What's the secret to making Hot Pockets diarrhea proof? Well, what if those Hot Pockets were signed by Jim Gaffigan? Right, you'd still have the runs, but you'd have a swell conversation piece. Gaffigan's autographed Hot Pockets are just one of many quirky items being auctioned...

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John Oliver gets scary this Halloween, helps raise money for creative kids

By | October 14, 2010 at 5:15 pm | No comments

This Halloween, The Daily Show's John Oliver has lent his on-camera talents to help promote a project produced by The Story Pirates, a bi-coastal company that's been described as "Monty Python meets Schoolhouse Rock." That is, it's an organization that helps kids excel in arts...

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The Daily Show’s John Oliver engaged

By | October 4, 2010 at 2:08 pm | No comments

This weekend at Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars,” Daily Show correspondent John Oliver broke the news to People that he and girlfriend Kate Norley are engaged, with the wedding planned for “some time next year.” Oliver said he proposed while they were...

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