SXSW 2014: Todd Barry and his live podcast
Todd Barry hosted the live version of his podcast of the same name. In the last year Barry has not only launched a really solid podcast but he’s beefed up his chops quite a bit with a crowd work only tour. For the first time we got the chance to see how much better he’s […]SXSW 20... [Read More]
 
SXSW 2014: Season 3 of ‘Billy On The Street’ at the Funny Or Die Clubhouse proves to be a crowd pleaser
Lustre Pearl played the location for the house party that Funny Or Die put together and oh what a party it was. There was food, music, live entertainment, podcast recordings. They also played host to a screening of season 3 of Billy On The Street. A season that’s chock full of celebs like Amy ... [Read More]
 
SXSW 2014: Big Jay Oakerson and co. ask ‘What’s Your F*cking Deal?’
At the end of the night in the cozy venue of The Hideout, Big Jay Oakerson hosted an evening of crowd work only called, “What’s Your F*cking Deal?” A show that only has one rule, do not use prepared material and just go with what the audience has to offer. Oakerson let us in on [&h... [Read More]
 
Patton Oswalt, Emo Philips to headline 2nd annual Limestone Comedy Festival
The Limestone Comedy Festival is ready to celebrate its second year as a five-venue stand-up and podcast weekend in downtown Bloomington, IN. The line-up features national headliners like Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Pardo and Emo Philips. Rising stars Ben Moore (The Bob & Tom Show), Cristela Alonzo (th... [Read More]
 
Bridgetown Comedy Festival announces its 2014 line-up
Popular comedy festival Bridgetown will be back in Portland, OR this May. The festival recently revealed their 2014 line-up full of mid-tier comedy stars and promising up-and-comers. Some of the most notable comedians performing this year include Sean Patton, Julian McCullough, Mark Normand, Andy Ha... [Read More]
 
SXSW 2014: Comedy Bang! Bang! still just as absurd as you want it
Scott Aukerman’s Comedy Bang! Bang! is an exercise in the sublimely weird. Aukerman has always had a way to offer a twisted skew on all things comedy with his guests. At a (completely full for an early 4pm recording), Aukerman brought the fun and charm of the podcast to the live stage at SXSW.... [Read More]
 
SXSW 2014: Jon Favreau discusses his return to independent roots with new movie, ‘Chef’
Jon Favreau is in Austin to promote his new film Chef, which marks the actor/writer/director’s return to his independent film roots. As all people of a certain age remember, Favreau wrote the indie comedy Swingers which is one of the most influential films of the 90s before he went on to help ... [Read More]
 
SXSW 2014: Adult Swim teases the return of ‘The Boondocks’
It appears that [adult swim] is kicking off a media blitz to announce the long-awaited return of it’s animated series based on the comic strip, The Boondocks. That’s right, The Boondocks is coming back and after a four year hiatus. At the top of the year, AS announced that the show would... [Read More]
 
Bill Burr, Aziz Ansari headline Nashville’s first annual Wild West Comedy Festival
The “Music City” is about to get a whole lot funnier. Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Productions and Outback Concerts present the first annual Wild West Comedy Festival in Nashville, TN. The four-day weekend May festival will feature an impressive line-up of stand-up comedians. Aziz Ansa... [Read More]
 
Eugene Mirman announces return of his Boston Comedy Festival, May 1-4
In between recording two stand-up specials and working on TV shows such as Bobs Burgers and Archer, comedian Eugene Mirman has curated his own comedy festival for the past six years in Brooklyn, NY. The Massachusetts native debuted his festival in Boston last summer for the first time, and now Mirma... [Read More]