Minneapolis comedy community mourns the loss of comedian Gus Lynch
The Minneapolis comedy community lost a giant in its scene with the death of comedian Gus Lynch. At the beginning of December Lynch fell 30 feet while climbing through Mayan ruins on the Yucatán Peninsula in Coba, south of Cancun. The comedian fell from one of the structures, breaking his pel... [Read More]
Comedian Gus Lynch’s death devastates Minneapolis comedy community
Real comedy nerds know Minneapolis has, for the past five years or so, become one of the most vital burgeoning comedy cities in the country. Along with a few other cities like Denver, Austin and Portland, Minneapolis has proven you don’t necessarily need to move to Los Angeles or New York in o... [Read More]
Scott Thompson's Buddy Cole Hosts His Own Film Festival
by Megh Wright Here's a brand new video from Funny or Die starring Scott Thompson as his beloved Kids in the Hall character Buddy Cole, who decides to host the first ever Buddy Cole's Real People's Film Festival after the Toronto International Film Festival rejects the "dance-Western-non-musical" he... [Read More]
14th Annual SF Sketchfest includes tribute to Spinal Tap Creators, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and Newsradio 20th Anniversary cast reunion
When you flip over the calendar to start the new year, you should already have marked off Jan. 22nd – Feb. 8 of 2015. This is for good reason. The 14th Annual SF Sketchfest boasts a line-up like no other covering 18 days and 20 venues. From a humble 80-seat theatre in year one back in [&h... [Read More]
Documentaries on Tig Notaro, Barry Crimmins, The National Lampoon among 2015 Sundance Film Festival premiere selections
The year in movies may end with Oscar, but it always begins with Sundance. The 2015 Sundance Film Festival has unveiled its official selections, and among them are new documentaries on stand-up comedians Tig Notaro and Barry Crimmins, the history of The National Lampoon magazine and brand, plus a lo... [Read More]
Norm Macdonald, Maria Bamford and more will perform at the 2015 Riot LA Comedy Festival
The RIOT LA Comedy Festival is coming back for its third year in January. This alternative comedy festival, considered “one of the most ambitious live comedy events in the country, will take place January 16-18th in downtown Los Angeles. Started by Abbey Londer in 2012, the festival (in conjuc... [Read More]
Maui Comedy Festival announces 2015 dates, Black Friday packages available
Well, this is a fun piece of news to report on before the holiday season kicks off. After a killer time in paradise with 30+ of some of the best comedians working today, The Maui Comedy Festival has announced that it will be returning for a second season. The festival will once again take place [&he... [Read More]
Lucy Ricardo hologram to be unveiled at Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, Jerry Seinfeld headlines
Jerry Seinfeld will headline the 2015 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena. The comedy festival in the I Love Lucy star’s hometown takes place each summer to celebrate Lucille Ball’s spirit of laughter. The comedian helped organize its firs... [Read More]
This week in comedy: we comedy festivaled (again)
The fun never stops! Not that we’re complaining. After spending Halloweekend at the Maui Comedy Festival, which we now have a behind-the-scenes feature on to top last week’s extensive coverage, we enjoyed ourselves just as well at a much closer-to-home setting. The New York Comedy Festiv... [Read More]
Maui Comedy Festival: A behind the scenes look (photos)
Well, it’s a few days since we were in the beautiful 90-degree weather of Maui for the inaugural Maui Comedy Festival. To say it was an unbelievable experience is an understatement as we were afforded the opportunity to see not only great stand-up comedy shows, but to get a truly behind-the-sc... [Read More]