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Jason Bateman’s ‘Bad Words’ is a cringeworthy delight (Review)

Jason Bateman’s ‘Bad Words’ is a cringeworthy delight (Review)

By | March 22, 2014 at 9:55 am | No comments

Jason Bateman, of his directorial debut, Bad Words, offers this gentle caveat: “This movie isn’t for everyone.” Screened recently at Austin’s South by Southwest festival to a packed auditorium, the film does resist easy consumption. The story centers on a cynical...

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South By Southwest comedy, days 5 and 6: Chris Gethard gets naked, Superego gets weird (Photos)

South By Southwest comedy, days 5 and 6: Chris Gethard gets naked, Superego gets weird (Photos)

By | March 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm | No comments

AUSTIN – The city of Austin is well known for its quirky eccentricity, as reflected in its mostly official motto, “Keep Austin Weird.” And South by Southwest has a tendency to exacerbate said weirdness, particularly where the comedy scene is concerned. Today, I have two...

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South By Southwest comedy, day 4: Sinbad kills it, Jim Breuer gets real and more

South By Southwest comedy, day 4: Sinbad kills it, Jim Breuer gets real and more

By | March 13, 2014 at 3:46 pm | No comments

AUSTIN – To borrow the words of the great philosopher Ice Cube, today was a good day. The story kicks off on Tuesday with some serendipitous moments only possible at an event like SXSW, where the city of Austin’s innate quirkiness morphs into something produced and promoted...

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South By Southwest comedy, day 3: Todd Barry, Iliza Shlesinger, Pete Holmes

South By Southwest comedy, day 3: Todd Barry, Iliza Shlesinger, Pete Holmes

By | March 12, 2014 at 11:14 am | No comments

AUSTIN – Day 3 of South by Southwest was tightly packed with more comedy delights. Like a really, really thick sausage that kind of sprays hot juice on you when you bite into it because the casing is so strained and taut from the vast amounts of meat inside. (Side note: I...

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South By Southwest Comedy, day 2: Comedy Bang Bang, Fred Armisen, Sasheer Zamata

South By Southwest Comedy, day 2: Comedy Bang Bang, Fred Armisen, Sasheer Zamata

By | March 11, 2014 at 3:07 pm | No comments

AUSTIN – Okay, forewarning: there was too much legit Sunday night to be able to comprehensively share all of the laughs with you, dear readers, but I will do my damnedest to offer the highlights. Checked out three shows, all in a row, and lived to tell the tale....

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SXSW Comedy, day 1: Seth Meyers reveals news on Stefon, Matt Besser leads Improv 4 Humans

SXSW Comedy, day 1: Seth Meyers reveals news on Stefon, Matt Besser leads Improv 4 Humans

By | March 10, 2014 at 10:29 am | No comments

AUSTIN – South by Southwest 2014 kicked off to… rain. And cold. Apparently the polar vortex gods do not discriminate between the great white north and the usually milder environs of Texas, to the chagrin of every SX patron trying to escape winter on March 8. One of those...

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 88: Harold Ramis, Jimmy Fallon, SXSW

Laughspin Podcast, episode 88: Harold Ramis, Jimmy Fallon, SXSW

By | February 26, 2014 at 5:57 pm | No comments

In a new episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I pay homage to Harold Ramis, who died at the age 69. The legendary comedy writer, director and actor gave us classic flicks like Animal House, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Stripes, Meatballs and the list goes on. He’ll truly...

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Bill Cosby, Aisha Tyler, Greg Proops, many more announced for SXSW Comedy 2014

Bill Cosby, Aisha Tyler, Greg Proops, many more announced for SXSW Comedy 2014

By | February 20, 2014 at 2:44 pm | No comments

SXSW Comedy 2014 has announced its line-ups for the monster March festival. Rising stars and comedy legends will grace the stages of Austin, TX from March 8 - March 15. Funny or Die will host An Evening with Bill Cosby. The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater will bring their...

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SXSW Comedy, day 8: The Benson Interruption, Eugene Mirman and product placement!

SXSW Comedy, day 8: The Benson Interruption, Eugene Mirman and product placement!

By | March 18, 2013 at 11:34 am | 2 comments

AUSTIN -- Yesterday was the eighth and final day of SXSW’s comedy shows, and I can’t think of a better way to close this year’s proceedings than with a fabulous slew of performances on Doug Benson’s The Benson Interruption podcast. Sitting alongside Benson onstage...

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