The heart of Iowa is going to get a pretty great comedy festival come Mar. 28th-30th with The Green Gravel Comedy Festival featuring Jackie Kashian, Ryan Singer, Kevin McDonald, Junior Stopka, and more.
Tickets are on sale now and we suggest that you get them ASAP if you’re planning on going (and you should be if you can).
Pick Up Jacqueline Novak's New Comedy Album "Quality Notions"
Great NY based comedian Jacqueline Novak released her comedy album Quality Notions this week and, if only by the title, you should be reassured for a good time listening and laughing after buying it off iTunes.
If you need more convincing, watch this clever teaser for it where people try to review it with barely discussing comedy or using the word funny.
Watch Jared Logan Parody Most Vlogs with "Don't You Think"
People who talk to their computer screens, record it, and just say whatever comes to their mind with no filter often say the most ludicrous things ever. Uploading their rhetoric online has resulted in a myriad of people speaking their mind when they should probably speak to someone else first.
So with that in mind, the very funny Jared Logan satirizes this fad with "Don’t You Think" where he adds a green screen and a guest in Guy Branum and comes from a place where you constantly quote your HS football coach.
Even Though The Fargo TV Series Won't Be on FXx, It'll Still Have That Dark Coen Brothers Humor
With the division of FX into a drama channel and a separate comedy channel at FXx, the genre lines of a series in regards to which channel it should go to can be blurred.
The upcoming TV adaptation of Fargo will premiere on Apr. 15th on FX, but don’t worry about their being a possible absence of that Coen Brothers (who are EPs on the series) style of dark humor being present.
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Barbara Gray Finds "Real Life" Adele Dazeem To Sing Frozen's Let It Go
Barbara Gray might have done the impossible by finding the real life Adele Dazeem, the name John Travolta said when introducing the live performance of Oscar winning song “Let It Go" from the movie Frozen.
It’s been a long time coming for the very funny Ian Edwards to make a comedy album and, if you’re anywhere around La Jolla, CA tonight and tomorrow, you’re not going to want to miss Edwards do so with taping his very first comedy album.
He’s playing four shows at the La Jolla Comedy Store and you can your tickets here.
Joe Mande's upcoming comedy mixtape Bitchface feat. Amy Poehler, Jenny Slate, Nick Kroll, Roy Hibbert, and more is dropping next week (it’s on pre-order right now), but you can stream it right now over at Complex.com.
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In case you haven’t heard the news by now, Fred Savage, likely better known to you as Kevin Arnold from seminal 90s series The Wonder Years, will be director and executive producer for the whole series of Garfunkel and Oates at IFC slated to debut this summer.
Whether it happens or not, we know that you’re imagining Garfunkel & Oates covering, possibly parodying Joe Cocker’s With a Little Help From My Friends.
NBC’s American Comedy Awards just announced their nominations which span film, TV, the web, and live comedy which has This Is The End, Brian Regan, Key & Peele, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and BriTANick all nominated under the same awards banner.
You can actually vote for your favorite amongst the nominees to hopefully win when the ceremony is televised on May 15th on NBC.
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Jim Gaffigan's New Comedy Special "Obsessed" Coming in April
Memorize this: -Jim Gaffigan's brand new comedy special Obsessed will be airing on Comedy Central on Apr. 27th. -The full, uncut album is now on pre-order on iTunes and Amazon. -The CD/DVD as well as the download for the special for $5 will come on Apr. 29th.
Nate Fernald Shows Pete Holmes How To Tell The F*ck Ouf of Nice, Clean Jokes
In lieu of the blue material that pervades The Pete Holmes Show, Pete Holmes has opted to have a balance for the show in comedian/Pete Holmes Show writer Nate Fernald, dressed in an oversized blazer and bowtie, telling nice, clean jokes albeit in probably the most condescending way you can tell nice, clean jokes.
Hopefully, none of you chucked your PS3 for PS4’s too quickly as HBO GO is now available via your PS3. You can watch your favorite HBO comedies such as GIrls or Veep via your gaming console of probably the last few years.
Don’t get too excited though as you can’t just sign up for HBO Go on your PS3 without a subscription just yet because, well, actually, we don’t really know.
Adding to his resume of hosting The Emmys and The White House Correspondents Dinner as well as being one of the best late night hosts of this era, Conan O’Brien is set to host the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.
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With the additions of Adam Rymer as President and Jack Herrguth as head of development, Nerdist is poised to start making projects beyond their YouTube channel including more feature length films, half hour comedies, and much much more.
Just think about this: This whole media empire, which arguably has the digital space figured out much better than many networks, started off with just a podcast.
Welcome Your New Daily Show Correspondent Jordan Klepper
The Daily Show added a new Senior Caucasian Correspondent in Jordan Klepper, which is pretty great considering his first assignment being in the Ukraine as opposed with dealing with white people issues.
On top of you wanting to see a Jackie Kashian special, it being for the low price of $5, Jackie gets 100% of the profits. So buy and enjoy her wonderful comedy (it is pretty great in case you haven’t checked it out) and you will be, as suggested above, 100% supporting her.
Coming this Summer, TruTV will expand their branding as a network to include a sketch comedy show starring the likes of Kevin Barnett, Jennifer Bartels, Jermaine Fowler, Lil Rel Howery , The Lucas Bros. and Josh Rabinowitz.
So, TruTV first had comedians do talking heads on shows like World’s Dumbest Criminals, then had Impractical Jokers, and now will go on with fully contained sketch comedy, which is very nice to see.
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With Lena Dunham doing a mini series for the renowned Archie comics, this might be a rare time that we’re really into a new branch of a comic book mythology as opposed to all those zombie versions of most super hero properties.
The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Coming Back to Boston
The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is set for its second round in Boston, MA from Thurs. May 1st-Sun. May 4th. As always, the names of the shows are so great that you should almost attend on that alone such as “A Night of Foreigners and Immigrants Taking Your American Standup Comedy Jobs” or “Wicked Local: This is the Kind of Awful Title Someone Would Give to A Comedy show that Features Comedians Who Live or Have Lived in Boston”.
Also, Kristen Schaal, Chelsea Peretti, John Hodgman, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and more will be there, so get your tickets which go on sale this Fri.
Not only does it feature the great comedic stylings of The Grawlix themselves (Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Roy, and Andrew Orvedahl), but also features performances from other people you probably love like TJ Miller, The Sklar Brothers, Brent Weinbach, Jonah Ray, Beth Stelling, Chris Garcia, John Roy, and more.
As if that wasn’t enough, this album is also free to download meaning you can legally download it for free instead of doing it the shady way. So, get to listening to The Best of The Grawlix 2013 right now.
And Here's the Trailer for The Harmontown Documentary
Set to premiere at SXSW, The Harmontown documentary, which follows one of a few select podcasts that could pull off a nationwide tour as well putting together a feature length film on it, finally has a trailer.
Not only does it follow the podcast, but Dan Harmon's personal journey with his fans, his creations, his battles, and everything else that has made him the trailblazing firebrand that he is.