Our favorite British corespondent for The Daily Show is heading out to hipster heaven. John Oliver is taking his New York Stand Up Show to the South By South West festival.
In celebration of the second season of his Comedy Central TV series, John Oliver along with Kumail Nanjiani, Brendon Walsh, Al Madrigal, and Pete Holmes will take the stage at Esther’s Follies on Monday March 14th during the week of SXSW.
There will be two performances that night, one at 8:00pm and the other at 10:30pm. Season 2 of John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show premieres Thursday, March 24th at midnight after The Colbert Report.
I don’t know what it is about the comedy rock duo of Garfunkel and Oates but they seem to always pump out enjoyably funny songs about the most left of center things.
The subject of their latest video is about something near and dear to everyone’s heart…the douchebag. So spike up your hair, put on the tightest Ed Hardy shirt you can find, GTL, and beat up the beat, because this party just took a turn for the douche.
Oh look! Alia Shawkat and Tig Notaro sightings.
Remember when we told you Larry King was considering doing stand-up?
Yeah, well it’s a very real thing now. According to Variety, Larry King is actually going to be doing a tour. Yes, the man is in his late thousands, and is planning on doing a string of nationwide stand-up dates in April.
The one man show will be called Larry King: Standing Up, and will be a comic retelling of King’s life, from his childhood in Brooklyn to his quarter of a decade as a CNN personality.
If you haven’t seen Larry doing some jokes on The Tonight Show give it a watch here.
His jokes are the only things that are older than he is (thank you folks I’m here all week). As much morbid curiosity as I have to watch this thing, I have this strange feeling it would be the equivalent of dropping money to listen to your uncle talk about the good old days for an hour.
If you are a hipster, film buff, techie, or stand-up comedy fan (or I guess any combination of the four) the annual South By South West festival in Austin is the place to be. Unfortunately this year’s stand-up line up is already not without controversy. Apparently the recently released lineup of comedians featured 31 comedians, of which only one was female. Come on! I’ve seen D&D games with a better male to female ratio. Read More
When it comes to TV reviews, the Onion AV Club has consistently been one of my favorite sites to read. A lot of that probably has to do with the fact that they writers capture a similar angry nerd rage I have when it comes to a lot of stuff. Well in this week’s TV round up they analyzed Sunday nights cartoon lineup. The thing that shocked me the most wasn’t that Family Guy/Cleavland Show/American Dad got it’s usual abysmal reviews. No, what surprised/excited me was that Bob’s Burgers was getting reviews applauding it for it’s consistent improving performance. Read More
Remember when we told you Chelsea Handler was working on a sitcom loosely based on her memoir Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea? Sure you do. Ever since that announcement there’s been speculation on who will play the main character based on a younger Handler. Well the wait is over, That 70′s Show alum and former foxy redhead (currently foxy blond) Laura Prepon, will play the title character Chelsea Hanson. Yeah it’s going to be one of those things.
Handler seems to be pleased with the casting decision considering. She told E! News “Besides both of us being the youngest of big families, both being from New Jersey, and both of us coming from multiple religious backgrounds, she’s salty and sexy,” she said. “She’s got the right attitude and, as far as we know, she’s not pregnant.”
Last I checked…Laura Prepon isn’t pregnant.
The casting makes sense considering Prepon’s entire acting career has been playing the tough chick who doesn’t take crap from men and speaks her mind, and Handler is well…a tough chick who doesn’t take crap from men and speaks her mind…and loves vodka.
If you’ve read any of our recaps of Saturday Night Live, you know we love the John Mulaney written, Bill Hader acted character of Stefon, the city night life correspondent on Weekend Update.
Hader got the chance to tell David Letterman exactly how he cannot seem to stop laughing at the character and keep it together during both the dress and live performances. Turns out, we were half right on our theory, Mulaney does let Hader read the script before he gets behind the camera, but last minute changes are often put in there to toss Hader for a loop.
Watch Hader explain it, he can’t even keep a straight face talking about it as he also gives dap to Mulaney.
And Mulaney’s take.