A Dead Presidents Podcast w/ George Washington? We talk to NYC Podfest founder Jeremy Wein about the 2015 editon
This year marks the 3rd Annual NYC Podcast Festival, now 3 days, which will take place Fri. Jan 9th-Sun. Jan. 11th. Things kick off at the Bell House with 2 staples in the podcasting universe. RISK! and The Flop House. Here’s our recent interview with the festival’s founder and co-produc... [Read More]
 
Matt Braunger’s new special ‘Big Dumb Animal’ premieres February 6th
The new calendar year means new comedy specials. This week, Matt Braunger announced via Twitter that his newest special would be premiering on Comedy Central in February 2015. Entitled Big Dumb Animal, the special will air on CC Friday, February 6th. Braunger filmed his latest special in June a... [Read More]
 
This Week on TV: From Top Five to Co-host of The View
Fresh off her appearance in Chris Rock’s Top Five as a publicist, in theaters now, comedian and actress Rachel Feinstein has been tapped to guest co-host The View this Tuesday. Rachel’s future is bright and it’s only getting brighter.  2015 is going to be a big year for Rachel... [Read More]
 
My Pod Week: Week ending 6/22/14
Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn't just a podcast producer and engineer; he's also an avid fan of the form. "My Pod Week" recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! ALISON ROSEN IS YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND (ARIYBN... [Read More]
 
An Extremely Indulgent Essay About My Process/Current Mindstate and a Shameless Promotion For My Upcoming Hour Special Taping
I’ve made the mistake of sleepwalking through my life. Who hasn’t? No, I don’t mean like Mike Birbiglia did. Or, does? What I mean is my focus had been fixed on the not-as-important things – career status, where I thought I’d be and might not be at this point, what othe... [Read More]
 
Matt Braunger is taping his new stand-up special June 3rd & 4th in Brooklyn, NY
These next few weeks appear to be an embarrassment of riches when it comes comedians recording new stand-up specials. The latest name to add into the mix is the ultimate lonely man, Matt Braunger. Braunger is prepping to record his next stand-up special and the the follow-up to his terrific 2012 spe... [Read More]
 
Andy Haynes tells Pete Holmes about getting arrested for fighting a racist
In lieu of a traditional monologue and studio audience, the last two episodes of The Pete Holmes Show aired footage from this year’s SXSW’s live You Made It Weird podcast recording. In Austin, Pete Holmes sat down with audiences and comedians Jim Breuer, Matt Braunger, Nicole Byer, and A... [Read More]
 
SXSW 2014: The Laugh Button Live! with Gotham Comedy Club (photos)
Putting on live comedy shows at SXSW is a total blast. Though we might be biased, we think this year’s show was our best yet. Our friends at Gotham Comedy Club were also on hand to help us put together the night. We had the fortune of Jim Breuer travel down to host a night […]SXSW 2014:... [Read More]
 
South By Southwest comedy, day 4: Sinbad kills it, Jim Breuer gets real and more
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 with a glossi... [Read More]
 
South by Southwest Comedy
Attendee response to the first day of comedy programming at Austin’s 2014 South by Southwest Interactive/Film/Music Festival proved one thing undeniably: comedy personalities and projects are garnering more mainstream attention and attracting larger fanbases than ever before. By early afternoo... [Read More]