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Morning Debriefing 3/18/12

 

1) Chris Hardwick just announced the line-up for the upcoming Nerdist Channel, WHICH INCLUDES:
an interview show with Weird Al Yankovic
Revisiting the Kids in the Hall
Neil Patrick Harris with puppets
The Tournament of Nerds
and much, much more. 

2) SXSW Comedy round-up:
Day 7 recap from Laughspin
HuffPo Comedy on Mike Birbiglia’s film adaptation of Sleepwalk with Me
Catch Funny Shits at the Liberty tonight  

3) Tonight, after the 7:30PM screening of Casa De Mi Padre at The Landmark on Pico Blvd. in LA, Will Ferrell will be doing a Q&A.

4) The next Lost Moon Radio show on Apr. 18th, the sketch-variety-musical-comedy extravaganza, is taking requests for your favorite songs and sketches.

5) The Creek and the Cave got into the NY Times!

6) For our readers/followers in San Francisco, make sure to catch “LA-based musical comedian and Twitter sensation” Eli Braden next month at the 50 Social Mason House. Only $5.

7) The WFMU Beware of the Blog visted stand-up comedy’s past meddling with the Mob as part of your education in comedy history.

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8) Kurt Metzger had a fascinating chat with FearNet.com about Ugly Americans and how he would get censored on TV based on sponsors getting angry rather than people being offended.

9) The San Francisco Comedy & Burrito Festival Kickstarter: $2,987 of $5,000.

10) For any filmmakers trying to capture the experience of performing comedy on stage, it can often best be described as staring out into a black abyss that you must appease every minute.

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