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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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New Richard Jeni DVD features late comedian in raw form; never-seen footage

New Richard Jeni DVD features late comedian in raw form; never-seen footage

By | August 1, 2011 at 11:12 am | One comment

Fans of the late Richard Jeni and connoisseurs of great comedy are in for a real treat on Aug. 2 when the DVD Richard Jeni: The Beach Crowd is released-- a 75-minute tour de force performance compiled from raw footage captured during two weekend performances at the famed Comedy...

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Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address at Just For Laughs; yep, he still hates Dane Cook and Jay Leno

Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address at Just For Laughs; yep, he still hates Dane Cook and Jay Leno

By | July 30, 2011 at 5:45 pm | 3 comments

MONTREAL – Andy Kindler is a force; perhaps even The Force of which that nut Obi-Wan was always flapping his old man space gums about. Watching him perform… well, I hesitate to use the exhausting phrase “comedian’s comedian,” for fear of riddling this recap with...

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“A Carlin Home Companion” brings the comedy legend back to life at Just For Laughs

“A Carlin Home Companion” brings the comedy legend back to life at Just For Laughs

By | July 29, 2011 at 12:02 pm | 2 comments

MONTREAL -- Garrison Keillor may not have deigned to perform a monologue of “The Seven Dirty Words” in a surprise guest appearance, but A Carlin Home Companion – forgive me, NPR – didn’t require any public broadcasting credentials to classify as a best of the fest...

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Arizona and Charleston, NC planning comedy festivals

Arizona and Charleston, NC planning comedy festivals

By | July 28, 2011 at 10:42 pm | One comment

There are a few well-known centers of comedy in the nation: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco. These places have consistently birthed some really incredible comics of all varieties, and boast some wonderful venues and festivals to boot. Some other locales...

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Colin Quinn inks deal to write history-themed humor book

Colin Quinn inks deal to write history-themed humor book

By | July 26, 2011 at 2:34 pm | One comment

Ever since comedian Colin Quinn debuted his Broadway show, Long Story Short last year, his career has found a second, thriving life-- and deservedly so. The Jerry Seinfeld-directed one-man theater piece was turned into an HBO special, which aired in April, garnered critical...

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Watch Donald Glover’s teaser for his new hip-hop album, “Camp”

Watch Donald Glover’s teaser for his new hip-hop album, “Camp”

By | July 26, 2011 at 1:50 pm | 2 comments

If there’s one form of entertainment fusion that I love, it’s the blend of music and comedy. I’m always tickled when funny folks reveal their chops on whatever musical instrument, be it Dana Carvey on the drums or Conan O’Brien on the guitar. One of the newer...

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Interview: Diagnosis, Maria Bamford

Interview: Diagnosis, Maria Bamford

By | July 26, 2011 at 10:08 am | No comments

"It’s so hard to get an intervention when people don’t think you have any problems," stand-up comic Maria Bamford complains as she tells me about her love of reality shows like Intervention and Confessions: Animal Hoarding. "Would somebody just please meet me at a Best...

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Adam Newman: “Not For Horses” (Review)

Adam Newman: “Not For Horses” (Review)

By | July 25, 2011 at 11:56 am | 3 comments

Adam Newman’s debut album Not for Horses (Rooftop Comedy Productions) is a diverse collection of observations from the mind of an intelligent, young comedian. Need proof? Newman spans everything from embarrassing public exploits while dog-sitting, the obvious lack of...

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