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  • 5 Reasons you must see Comedy Bang! Bang! Live!

    The stars of IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! have been touring with guests including James Adomian, Kurt Braunohler, Tim Heidecker, Paul F. Tompkins, and an injured host, Scott Aukerman. Apparently, he broke his heel and sprained his ankle walking onto the stage at the second date of the tour and has been hobbling around ever since. Last night, I went to the first of two shows at Highline Ballroom and here are 5 reasons why you shouldn’t miss it.

    Reason #5
    Sneak Peeks. The night previewed clips from the season finales of Bunk and Comedy Bang! Bang! Spoiler alert: “Weird Al” attempts to break his accordion on the set of CB!B! and Reggie rocks with Tenacious D.

    Reason #4
    Audience Participation. We all know that stand up shows usually include crowd participation (usually not by choice). Aukerman had the privilege of explaining the rules of the venue to the crowd. After requesting a leader in case of a firefrom the crowd, the chosen one had to come up on the stage and prove to the crowd that he was responsible enough. The volunteer was asked to role play as a fireman, then as Scott’s wife (complete with a wig and make-up) so he could practice his marriage proposal, and lastly as a shirtless cow at therapy.

    Reason #3
    The Body. James Adomian’s impression of Jesse “The Body” Ventura really got the crowd going towards the end of the night. He came out onto the stage full of conspiracy theories and of course he voted third party in the ‘Would you rather?’ portion when asked if he would rather have the voice of Fred Schneider of the B52’s when mad, or shit his pants whenever happy. Read More

    5 Reasons to unironically catch Dane Cook in “The Producers”

    This weekend Dane Cook will appear in the stage production of Mel Brook’s play, The Producers as Franz Liebkind.

    The platinum-selling comic has certainly experienced his share of backlash. Will he be able to sing and dance his way to a new level of creativity? Here are 5 reasons to catch Cook in the play. Read More

    5 Reasons To Check Out Dave Hill’s New Book, “Tasteful Nudes”

    Comedian, musician, satarist, and snappy dresser Dave Hill is releasing his new book, Tasteful Nudes today. It’s Hill’s first book and in addition to making a kickass rock video for its release, he also gave us 5 Reasons one should all go out and pick up a copy of Tasteful Nudes. Read More

    5 Reasons To Catch The Beards of Comedy’s Current Midwest Tour

    Andy Sandford, Dave Stone, TJ Young and Joe Zimmerman are four funny, furry dudes who host their own show at The Creek and The Cave in New York City, have been featured on the front page of FunnyOrDie.com and recently released their second album, Cardio Mix, on Comedy Central Records. Read More

    Steve Hofstetter’s 5 Reasons To Attend The Devil Festival

    Beginning this weekend, the comedy club The Laughing Devil will kick off the week-long stand-up comedy festival Devil Festival where you can catch comedy, attend seminars, and watch someone win $2500 in prize money. We caught up with comedian and director of The Laughing Devil, Steve Hofstetter to give us 5 Reasons you can’t mises Devil Festival. Read More

    5 Reasons To Watch “Money From Strangers” With Jeff Dye

    On his new TV show Money From Strangers, comedian Jeff Dye wants to give you cash, but there’s a catch, you really have to work for it. Dye finds people on the street and offers them the chance to play the game. The willing participant then gets an earbud from Dye who watches on hidden cameras with other comedian friends (I spotted Joe Mande, Kurt Braunohler, Ali Wong, Moshe Kasher, Streeter Seidell, Jordan Carlos, and Eric Andre in the trailer) who tell their pawn to do and say things around the city that earn them money. Buffoonery at it’s finest! Read More

    5 Reasons To Have Coffee With Rick Shapiro

    Rick Shapiro’s dance card is pretty full these days. We’ve only hit April in 2012 and the comedian has released his book, Unfiltered, starred in the movie Project X and most recently released a new comedy album, Catalyst For Change on Stand Up! Records. Shapiro’s been a staple and one of the most interesting men in the comedy scene for years. It’s no surprise anyone would want to sit down for a chat with the man. Read More

    5 Reasons To Listen To Dylan Brody’s “Chronological Disorder”

    Dylan Brody is an award winning playwright, humorist, published author and regular contributor to The Huffington Post. His latest stand-up album hit the shelves a few weeks back and we caught up with Brody to have him give us 5 Reasons why we should all check out Chronological Disorder. Read More

    5 Reasons to see Will Franken at the Montreal Comedy Festival

    by Will Franken

    If I was going to be stuck on a desert island and could only bring along five reasons to go see Will Franken perform in Montreal at the Just For Laughs Festival, July 23rd to the 26th, I think there’d be no question as to what the first reason would be: Read More