Eugene Mirman on The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and WhiteHouse.Gov Petitions
by Bradford Evans Eugene Mirman is a master of incorporating his absurd humor into places you wouldn't expect to find it. Whether he's making silly WhiteHouse.gov petitions, like one in which he requested Barack Obama call the Ugandan president a "ding dong boob poopy," or coming up with amazin... [Read More]
 
Bumbershoot announces its 2014 comedy line-up, includes Ted Alexandro, Beth Stelling, and Rory Scovel
Seattle’s music and arts festival, Bumbershoot, recently announced its comedy line-up for this year’s festival. Over Labor Day weekend, August 30 – September 1st, Bumbershoot will host every type of comedy they can get their hands on: stand-up, improv, sketch, and podcast. Some of ... [Read More]
 
Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal’s “Hot Tub” variety show is recording two shows for a compilation album
Something that’s (unfortunately) not fairly common in comedy is compilation albums. Popular shows like LA’s late “Holy F*ck” and Denver’s “The Grawlix” have put out compilation albums in the past, and now one of the best weekly comedy showcases, “Hot T... [Read More]
 
Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen is recording a live album with Kill Rock Stars
After nine years of shows on two coasts, Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal's "Hot Tub" variety show will get the double-album treatment in both vinyl record and digital formats this fall, thanks to Kill Rock Stars. They'll be recording shows the following two Monday nights at The Virgil in Los Ange... [Read More]
 
Margaret Cho, Patton Oswalt, Paul F. Tompkins and many more join for musical comedy album benefitting OneKid OneWorld (Videos)
The world of comedy takes on America’s past, present and future in the musical comedy album 2776. Created by Rob Kutner (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and the Levinson Brothers (The Tonight Show), the album is a collection of 28 original songs with all proceeds going to the OneKid OneWorld ... [Read More]
 
Eugene Mirman is recording his new album June 6-8 in Seattle
Eugene Mirman is set to record a new wave of delightfully absurdist humor for a new album next weekend in Seattle. This will be Mirman’s fifth album after 2004′s The Absurd Nightclub Comedy of Eugene Mirman, 2006′s En Garde, Society!, 2009′s God is a Twelve-Year-Old Boy with ... [Read More]
 
10 Comedy albums that do cover art right
Pilot season may be over, but album season seems to be in full swing with a heavy line-up of new comedy albums being recorded and released over the next few weeks. With Andy Haynes‘ debut album release yesterday, it was a great reminder that comedy album artwork doesn’t have to be bad. H... [Read More]
 
Eugene Mirman Talks About the Most Awkward Time He Was Recognized in Public
by Adam Frucci Here's a clip from A Night at Whiplash in which Eugene Mirman tells a story of being recognized in Guitar Center. It gets a little awkward. For Eugene's full set as well as sets by Sheng Wang, Carmen Lynch, Janeane Garofalo, Jared Logan, Michael Che, and Sean Patton, check out A Nigh... [Read More]
 
Splitsider Presents: “A Night At Whiplash,” a stand-up concert film
The website Splitsider has released its second movie today, this one a stand-up concert film documenting one of New York City's best weekly comedy shows -- "Whiplash," hosted by Leo Allen and produced by Jeremy Levenbach each Monday at 11 for free at the UCB Theatre in Chelsea. A Night At Whiplash c... [Read More]
 
The Laugh Button 2014 guide to Comedy Festivals
Planning on getting out there this summer to see some comedy? Well, The Laugh Button put together this handy guide to when all the best comedy festivals are happening and where you can find out more. The Laugh Button 2014 guide to Comedy Festivals appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]