If You Missed YouTube's Comedy Week, It's All... →
YouTube’s very first Comedy Week has come to a close and was a rush of the Internet’s favorite comedy. If you missed watching it during a live stream, don’t worry, it’s all (Set List, Reggie Watts, Weird Al Yankovic, Big Live Comedy Show, David Brent, Karen Kilgariff, and much much more) online at the link for you to watch.
Trailer for a Documentary About Nick Thune Coming...
As a comedian who largely does his act with a guitar, Nick Thune depends on his arms which is why, when one of them broke, he was devastated, torn, etc. “Disarmed” is a movie coming out about Nick’s long, hard road to recovery and ultimately being able to perform again, which his doctor said was a few weeks. Watch the trailer here.
Comedy Bang Bang Set to Return to IFC in July
Friday July 12th will mark the premiere of the second season of Comedy Bang Bang as a sketch series on IFC. They’ve been shooting in LA over the past several weeks and we can’t wait to see what they have in store.
4 More Preview Clips To Tide You Over These Last...
The latest season of Arrested Development is released on Netflix starting tomorrow May 26th and it must be eating away at all of you how close that time is. So, here are 4 preview of Arrested Development clips to watch over and over until Sunday if that’s what you want to do until then. “Ostrich” “Lindsay’s Suitcase” “Security Cameras” ...
Jon Dore Answers "What If a Pedophile Was The Only...
From the talents of Adam & David, Jon Dore, and Jerrod Carmichael, this question that is seldom thought about now gets an answer in the form of a really funny video despite whatever reservations you had when you read the headline. Watch it now. Oh, obviously this pretty NSFW.
LA Comedy Rundown 5/25/13
ON THE HORIZON Henry Phillips & Friends @ Hollywood Improv Sat. Jun. 1st 8PM $15/2 item min. How Did This Get Made? Live w/Paul Scheer & Very Special Guests @ Largo at the Coronet Theatre Sat. Jun. 15th 9PM $25 COMEDY CRAWL LA Indie Improv Festival 11AM FREE The 2nd Annual Groundlings Comedy Festival @ Groundlings 12PM $25 Dog Day Afterwork @ The Virgil 8PM FREE Set List @ Nerdmelt...
Mark Walhberg and a German Accented Rory Scovel Do...
Nerdist Channel’s latest show, Set List, the international phenomenon of an improvised stand-up show, uploaded the latest episodes featuring the talents of Mark Wahlberg (played by the immensely talented Dan Van Kirk) and the hilarious Rory Scovel with a slightly German accent. Both are great and completely made up on the spot and you should watch them right now. Also, if you love this...
Jen Kirkman Now Has a Podcast, "I Seem Fun: The...
Finally, the hilarious Jen Kirkman has gotten her own podcast, “I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman”. It’s just her in her bed with a microphone and Kirkman’s stream of consciousness on things like aggressive parfaits, book signing incidents, and more that we want to hear Jen discuss solo. Take a listen and subscribe here.
Henry Phillips' New Web Series "You and Your...
We’re so glad the incredibly funny Henry Phillips got a web series over at JASH/buhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh called “You and Your Fucking Coffee”. Mike Judge co-stars in this that follows the descent of a family all because of some fucking coffee. Watch now.
John Oliver's NY Stand Up Show Is Taping It's 4th... →
We’re glad that John Oliver’s NY Stand Up Show is returning to Comedy Central with the likes of James Adomian, Thomas Lennon, Paul F. Tompkins, Morgan Murphy, Jamie Lee, and more. Click the link to find out full line-up and attend a taping in June if you’re in NYC. With Jon Stewart taking time away from The Daily Show desk, this is going to be one busy summer from John Oliver.
Line-up for Just For Laughs Montreal 2013
The Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival just made it’s announcement for the main acts headlining from July 10th-28th for JFL that includes many big names that you should expect to see at one of the world’s biggest comedy festivals like: Sarah Silverman, Seth Meyers, Joan Rivers, Eddie Izzard, Taran Killam & Bobby Moynihan, Nick Kroll, Amy Schumer, Colin Quinn, Colin Mochrie...
There's an 'Arrested Development' Art Show Day... →
The release of the latest season of Arrested Development is this Sun. May 26th and what way better to take a break from watching all the episodes before by going to an art show inspired by Arrested Development. Tomorrow on May 25th at Great Over Good in Santa Ana at 6PM, there will be exactly that complete with Justin Grant Wade/Steve Holt. Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door.
LA Comedy Rundown 5/24/13
ON THE HORIZON The 2nd Annual Groundlings Comedy Festival @ Groundlings Sat. May 25th 12PM $25 Pete Holmes Living at Largo @ Largo at the Coronet Theatre Tues. May 28th 9PM $25 COMEDY CRAWL Hanksy-How The West Was Pun @ Gallery 1988 7PM FREE The Mo Show @ Nerdmelt Showroom 7PM $10 The Manifesto Show @ The Clubhouse 8PM FREE Maria Bamford @ Flappers Burbank 8PM/10PM $20/2 item min. Hello...
Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction To Become Nerdist...
One of our favorite shows live shows to see, Bryan Cook’s Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, is making a debut as a podcast on the Nerdist Podcast Network. The whole world can finally delve into the hysterical and erotic fictionalized stories of comedians and their favorite (or audience chosen) pop culture icons like Jim Hamilton and La Bamba telling the story of how Charlie Brown...
Maria Bamford Doing Web Series Where She'll Answer... →
From having her mother as one of the only audience members in her latest special, Maria Bamford will now be playing her mother in an open Q&A web series for My Damn Channel. You can submit questions and Maria as Marilyn Bamford will give you her honest answer, which we can’t wait for as absurd and funny as it’ll be. It starts next week May 30th, but there’s a little teaser...
Tommy Johnagin Deservingly Becoming a Letterman...
Tommy Johnagin returns to The Late Show with David Letterman yet again for another great stand-up set. Let’s hope Johnagin gets on TV more soon. Watch here.
Here's Kurt Braunohler (or Someone Else) Putting...
Here’s a video of Kurt Braunohler’s latest project with a sarcastic stop sign. Hopefully, it hasn’t been taken down and people can find it and instagram, reddit it, and such. For those who want more of Kurt’s campaign to insert absurdity and stupidity into strangers’ lives, rest assured that he’s onto his next project with billboards.
2013 Critics' Choice TV Awards Nominations for... →
Louie, Parks and Recreation, Veep, Girls, Community, Conan, The Daily Show, Archer, Enlightened, and The Simpsons all received nominations for this year’s Critics’ Choice TV Awards. Let’s hope they all win.
Tig Notaro's Live Getting Physical CD Release →
Tig Notaro’s fantastic album Live that originally just supposed to be a long set at Largo last year is now getting a physical album release. It was deservedly regarded as one of the top comedy albums of the year by many publications and garnered great praise from Louis CK. So, set aside money for this even if you already own the digital version.
New Trailer For The World's End
It’s everything you’ve come to love about Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz except it’s set in an apocalypse movie. Watch full trailer for The World’s End directed by Edgar Wright and written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright.
LA Comedy Rundown 5/23/13
ON THE HORIZON The Apple Sisters @ Oh My Ribs! Theatre Wed. Jun. 5th 8PM $10 in adv., $15 at door Bo Burnham @ Club Nokia Sat. Jun. 1st 7PM $26.50 COMEDY CRAWL Street Cred @ The Lexington 7PM FREE Baby Talk with Dan Levy @ Nerdmelt Showroom 7PM $10 Big Money @ The Virgil 7:30PM FREE Patton Oswalt Residency @ Fake Gallery 8PM No cover/RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org Stand Up Planet @ Laugh...
FX Orders Comedy Pilot 'The Comedians' Starring... →
Based off the description, part of us thinks it’s kind of the flipside of the scene from Annie Hall where Woody Allen is listening to a talk show host on what type of jokes he wants. Another part of us thinks that could be really great and that FXx consequently will be great.
Jim Hamilton and La Bamba from Conan Tell Charlie...
For his story at the fantastic show Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction created by Bryan Cook, the very funny Jim Hamilton enlisted the aid of one La Bamba from Conan’s Basic Cable Band to give wondrous detail to his filthy, but kind of uplifting Charlie Brown fan fiction. It should almost go without saying that this is awesome and NSFW. Watch now.
The Fashion Police Writers Will Be Picketing This...
Their benefit at the Laugh Factory went off without a hitch and yet the writers of E!’s Fashion Police are still on strike. They’ll be picketing tomorrow at 5750 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA from 11:30AM-12:30PM and they’re calling on all who are in support of them to march and rally with them tomorrow. Click here for more details.
Tig Notaro Goes on Quest to Get Headshot Up at...
As part of a remote segment for Conan, the hysterical Tig Notaro went to local businesses around LA to get her headshot on the wall. The businesses were surprisingly not opposed to the idea, but Tig wasn’t just going to give them any headshot. Also, she calls Sarah Silverman to verify her headshot being on a wall of furniture store, which is pretty great. Watch here.
Hannibal Buress Gets Multiplatform Deal with... →
A pilot order, a spot as a series regular, another stand-up special, and more are coming from Hannibal Buress by way of Comedy Central from this deal and we couldn’t be happier about it. Congratulations to Hannibal and we can’t wait for all this to come out.
New Wave Entertainment To Bring More Live Comedy... →
As comedy specials like those of Kevin Hart’s and live events like Rifftrax have shown promise in movie theaters over the last few years, it was only a matter of time before someone was going to go full bore with live comedy on the big screen. Turns out that someone will be New Wave Entertainment teaming up with the biggest live event movie distributor Fathom Events. Not exactly sure what...
The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week... →
This week’s picks for The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos at The Nerdist include DeAnne Smith, Push and Believe, James Adomian, and more. Check it all out at the link, especially if you have no idea what any of these things are (they’re all really funny). If you wish to be considered for a future 5 MIFV (they happen every week), please read the rules before submitting.
LA Comedy Rundown 5/22/13
ON THE HORIZON Kings of Summer preview screening @ New Beverly Cinema Sun. May 26th 7:30PM $8 Totally Biased Stand-up Tour w/W. Kamau Bell @ Largo at the Coronet Theatre Sat. Jul. 20th 9PM $25 COMEDY CRAWL Doug Benson Movie Interruption: The Call @ Cinefamily 7:30PM $14 Gonzo @ The Hayworth Theater 7:30PM $5 Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 and Over @ ACME Comedy Hollywood 8PM $10 (stand by only) Chuck...
Two Comedians Who Don't Know How To Fence/Fight,...
Two of LA’s up and coming comedians Matt Ingebretson and Dave Ross are both vastly inexperienced in fighting as well as fencing. That’s why they did a video where they do exactly that and consequently why we’re posting it as it’s pretty damn funny. Watch now.
Catch a Sneak Peek of Andy Daly's Review on...
As part of YouTube’s #ComedyWeek, the hilarious Andy Daly will not only be improvising in a live streamed show, but there will be a preview of his upcoming Comedy Central series “Review”. It all starts at 6PM PST tonight at youtube.com/comedyweek. Pretty sure you won’t want to miss this.
'Alpha House' & 'Betas' Picked Up By Amazon... →
Amazon is finally giving series orders out to their pilots. Alpha House and Betas are only two of the 8 original comedy series that Amazon started with. We’re still waiting to hear about the others like Those Who Can’t.
Carol Burnett Next In Line For Mark Twain Prize... →
Congratulations to Carol Burnett for being set to receive this prestigious honor from The Kennedy Center, The Mark Twain Prize for Humor. A whole generation of young folks will hopefully either know who she is and why she deserves the award or learn it as a result of Burnett getting this prize.
Here's What You're Missing If You're Not Watching...
For years, Andre Hyland has been playing inimitable Jesse Miller, talk show host, talent manager, self-proclaimed straight up bad ass, Brad Pitt/Bengals fan, etc. as part of The Jesse Miller Talk Show. It’s certainly one of our favorite things to watch around town and here’s a reel of all the hilarious insanity that has gone down from Miller/Hyland to show you why.
LA Comedy Rundown 5/21/13
ON THE HORIZON Channel 101 Screenings @ Downtown Independent Theater Sat. May 25th 8PM/10PM FREE Crave: The Comedy Rave Sat. Jun. 1st 9PM $15 pre-sale, $20 at door COMEDY CRAWL Ass Backwards @ UCB Theatre 3PM FREE Walking the Room Live @ Nerdmelt Showroom 7PM $10 Comedy Night @ Best Fish Taco in Ensenada 7:30PM FREE Comedy Fundraiser for Rob Yoo @ Flappers Burbank 7:30PM $20/2 item min. TNT...
This Better Be Funny Ep. 73 with Candice Thompson
This Better Be Funny The hilarious Candice Thompson joins Jake and Jeremy again despite having her car not starting the last time because they played her car radio while the car was off. Without having to worry about calling AAA, they get to riffing on clap talking, white guilt jumping the shark, spotting “chiggers”(?), and more. Also, FYI, Urban Dictionary wasn’t that helpful when they were...
'Mel Brooks: Make a Noise' Premieres Tonight on... →
The PBS documentary on comedy legend Mel Brooks featuring Mel candidly “…giving American Masters exclusive interviews and complete access to his film and photo archives.” is on tonight. ‘Make a Noise’ premieres at 9PM on PBS tonight and if his episode of WTF w/Marc Maron is any indication, this will be really good.
'Holy Fuck. Live Comedy.' Album Now Available for...
One of LA’s best live comedy shows, Holy Fuck, recorded an album this year and it’s finally coming out with all its hysterics in a double CD. Over 40 tracks featuring the likes of the very funny Sean Patton, Moshe Kasher, Kyle Kinane, James Adomian, Beth Stelling, Eric Andre, Lizzy Cooperman, Matt Braunger, Hasan Minhaj, Michelle Buteau, Jackie Kashian, Rory Scovel, TJ...
Set List Finally Debuts as Nerdist YouTube Channel...
It’s sort of odd to us that Set List: The Improvised Stand Up Show was born in LA and then toured the world to become a TV show in the UK and Australia and is only now distributed to the US, but we’re glad that it finally happened thanks to the Nerdist YouTube Channel. Watch the first three episodes with TJ MIller, Glenn Wool, and Bob Odenkirk.
James Adomian On The Real Thoughts of The Sheriff...
First off, if you haven’t seen James Adomian, then please make your life better and go see him wherever he’s playing ASAP. Second, here’s a snippet of his bit about gay villains, specifically the Sheriff of Nottingham, which, if you also haven’t seen, we feel sorry that you’re really missing out.
Brand New Red Band Trailer for "Kings of Summer"
Watch this latest red band trailer for The Kings of Summer and we’re sure you’ll want to see this instead of After Earth or Now You See Me (i.e. the big budget Summer flicks coming out on the same day, May 31st).
LA Comedy Rundown 5/20/13
ON THE HORIZON Walking the Room Live @ Nerdmelt Showroom Tues. May 21st 7PM $10 The Blind Barber’s Secret Show @ The Blind Barber Wed. May 29th 8PM FREE w/RSVP COMEDY CRAWL What’s Up Tiger Lily? @ Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill 8PM FREE Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal @ The Virgil 8PM $5 Kibitz Room Comedy @ Canter’s 8PM FREE Monday Night Improv @ The...
YouTube's Comedy Week Starts Tonight with The Big...
YouTube’s This Better Be Funny Comedy Week starts tonight and we can find out what it’s all about/what’s going to happen. For starters according to this promo, there will be a live stream of live show featuring Vince Vaughn, The Lonely Island, Sarah Silverman, Epic Rap Battles of History, KassemG, Beardyman, Seth Rogen, Tobuscus, Reggie Watts, Michael Cera, Jenny Slate,...
The Salt Lake City Comedy Carnivale Now Accepting... →
Salt Lake City is having it’s very first comedy festival and is now taking early submissions for $20 in stand-up, sketch, improv, and film. The SLC Comedy Carnivale is set for Sept. 17th-20th.
See What Larry David Will Look Like w/Hair in... →
Entertainment Weekly got an exclusive sneak peek, literally, into Larry David’s movie, “Clear History”, coming to HBO soon with just a very small teaser and a picture of David along with Jon Hamm. Apparently, Larry David will have hair and a beard, as you’ve never really seen him before, when you click the link.
LA Comedy Rundown 5/19/13
ON THE HORIZON KCET/Kontent/Bill & Melinda Gates Present ‘Stand Up Planet’ Tapings @ Laugh Factory Thurs. May 23rd 8PM/10PM $17-$27 in adv., $20-$30 at door/2 drink min. Jim Jefferies @ Brea Improv Fri. May 31st-Sun. Jun. 2nd $25/2 item min. COMEDY CRAWL Crashbar Improv @ The Clubhouse 7PM FREE ASSSSCAT @ UCB Theatre 7:30PM FREE Hey Buddy @ Bootleg Theater 7:30PM FREE Catsby @...
Another Teaser For Anchorman 2
All the promotion for the upcoming sequel to Anchorman, Anchorman 2 has been the goofy fun we’ve come to know and love and hasn’t really even shown any of the movie yet. This latest teaser is no different. Watch here.
Here's Patton Oswalt's Star Wars Sequel Filibuster...
Last month, a video of Patton Oswalt completely improvising a filibuster on what the Star Wars sequel should be during shooting of an episode of Parks and Recreation was posted on YouTube. As Oswalt has admitted himself that “this was bound to happen”, an animated version of his amazing filibuster/pitch is now online with animation by Isaac Moores. It’s pretty amazing and you...
Totally Biased Warns Us of 3D Gun Printing... Sort...
Totally Biased w/W. Kamau Bell is back at FX in case you haven’t noticed. Hopefully, this bit extolling the dangers of printing guns from 3D printers from this week with the very funny Aparna Nancherla and Kevin Avery will put remind you to watch it on regular basis again.
Kurt Braunohler's Latest Project, "No YOU Stop" →
As reported yesterday, Kurt Braunohler released/installed his latest project involving a stop sign with a twist of sarcasm. By our estimations, it’s probably somewhere in the Silverlake/Echo Park area of LA. Seeing Kurt’s campaign for stupidity and absurdity in strangers lives should replace most people’s self help books.