Steven Wright, Marc Maron, Reggie Watts, more set for Bonnaroo
Although the official comedy lineup for the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival isn’t expected to be made public until later on Thursday, we hear Steven Wright, Marc Maron, Brian Posehn, Judah Friedlander, Reggie Watts, Garfunkle & Oats, Rhys Darby, Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari (previously announced) are all scheduled to perform. Men at Work frontman Colin Hay, who’s garnered a cult following as a live storyteller and humorist, has also been added to the comedy lineup. [Read More]
Splitsider's Guide to LA's Comedy Scene
The City of Angels. La-la Land. Lipstick City. Tinsel Town. Hollyweird. I could list hokey nicknames for LA all day long, but maybe it’s just best to describe the town as an overcrowded mess of traffic, pollution, street gangs, broken dreams, and one of the most vibrant and active live comedy scenes... [Read More]
What Do You Think of Bill Burr's Rant Against the Alternative Comedy Scene?
Whoa. Bill Burr took a controversial stance on alternative comedy on his Monday Morning Podcast, blaming The Office for the rise of "awkward" nerd humor and railing against babyfaced alt comics for being their lack of toughness. “I resent the alternative comedy scene for one reason only,” he says.... [Read More]
The Truth About Doug Stanhope
If you only know Doug Stanhope from the second iteration of “The Man Show,” you don’t know Doug Stanhope.“I’m glad – if only for the experience and the first-hand knowledge of how smothered the creative process get... [Read More]
Anchorman 2 is happening and Apatow, Ferrell and McKay are all involved
Despite a countless number of reports over the years — and one as late as March 2 of this year — stating that there would not be a sequel to 2004′s fan favorite Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, it seems Anchorman 2 is happenin... [Read More]
FX picks up a late-night talk show from W. Kamau Bell and Chris Rock untitled half-hour show starring stand-up comedian W. Kamau Bell. Known for his critically acclaimed solo show The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism In About An Hour (and in some circles, The Field Negro Guide To Arts And Culture podcast, which answers the eternal question, “What is Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid up to?”), Bell is a rising star in the world of sociopolitical satire, whose comedy has been compared to that of Dave Chappelle and Richard Pryor, plus some people who are no... [Read More]
Chris Kattan Works Out His New Stand-Up Comedy Muscle
Funny man Chris Kattan has made our sides hurt badly from laughing during his films, whether it was Night at the Roxbury or Corky Romano. But what  most people would be surprised to know about Kattan is that unlike many of his fellow Saturday Night L... [Read More]
Eddie Gossling: Fresh Brewed Eddie (album review)
Eddie Gossling isn’t a household name, but there’s a decent chance you’ve experienced his work. The 40-year-old comedian most recently wrote for, produced and occasionally acted on Tosh.0, but as the myriad characters and sound effects on Fresh Brewed Eddie suggest, he’s a ta... [Read More]
Vote for these categories in the 2012 Comedy Awards
Most of the categories in The Comedy Awards are left up to a select voting committee, but they've opened up a few awards for everyone and anyone to vote.. [Read More]
Eugene Mirman | The A.V. Club interview
The A.V. Club spoke to Mirman about his unorthodox career, whether his service from Time Warner improved after he took out an ad to publish a complaint letter, and taking the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival out of New York; it will be in Seattle from March 29-31. [Read More]