Zach Galifianakis returns with his beloved web series Between Two Ferns. He might not be the president, but Bradley Pits (aka Brad Pitt) had the honor of being Galifianakis’ latest guest. While promoting his new movie Fury and his charity can be a real bummer, Louis CK was there to liven up the episode with a little stand-up comedy. This might be the most awkward BTF yet.
Last night Jermaine Fowler took to social media to announce that he would be taping his first stand-up special in a few weeks. Tickets are now on sale for the taping that hits on November 1st at he DC Improv. Fowler will be at the Improv the entire weekend but the early (8pm) and late (10:30pm) shows are the ones that will be taped for the special.
Next week is a big one for Fowler, he’s a cast member on TruTV’s new sketch comedy show, Friends Of The People which debuts on October 28th. The sketch comedy show that rose from the ashes of the failed In Living Color reboot a few years back.
Get your tickets now so you can tell all your friends that you were hip to Fowler long before they were.
Jim Norton is setting up to tape his next stand-up special in Boston on January 17th. That should be enough information to go on at this moment because who doesn’t want to see Jim Norton tape a new stand-up special? Nobody that’s who!
But I digress, if you need more information, here’s what’s up. There will be two tapings at the Somerville Theatre, one at 7pm and one at 9:30pm. A 12 hour pre-sale for the tickets begins today (Oct. 23) between the window of 10am-10pm if you use the password “chip”. Get tickets here.
It’s been about 3 years in the making. This this afternoon, at the end of 121st street between Amsterdam and Morningside the dedication of a street to the late, great George Carlin became a reality. We were present to witness the event. Among Carlin’s family, friends, comedians, and fans, the city of New York paid tribute to one of its native sons. Read More
Gary Gulman is no stranger to late night. He has performed on every late night show, and last night he returned to Conan. Gulman’s set was all about the technology revolution. Things were much different when his parents we’re growing up; orange juice has less pulp, books are on Kindle, movies are available for the lazy on iTunes, and phones are no longer used to talk to people. Check it out.
The wonderful Dan Telfer is gearing up to record his new album this fall. Telfer will hit Los Angeles’ Nerdmelt Showroom, a popular spot for recordings lately, to record his second full-length album on November 15th via ASpecialThing records.
Telfer had previously released his first full-length album Tendrils of Ruin also through AST records in 2012, following his EP Fossil Records which was released as a split with Greg Proops and Paul F. Tompkins. Telfer has performed at both Chicago and Montreal Just For Laughs festivals, currently writes for Comedy Central’s @Midnight, and had one of the greatest late night sets of all time debating “The Best Dinosaur” on The Pete Holmes Show.
Telfer will be joined by fellow comedians Emily Heller, Maria Bamford, and Ricky Carmona who will open the show. The recording is free to attend and will offer free beer. What the hell more could you want? Reserve your seats now, here. Read More
Impressionist extraordinaire, Dana Carvey was a guest on last night’s Conan. Gifted with a guitar and harmonica, Carvey dusted off some of his great impressions. Neil Young, Scarface, George Bush, Liam Neeson, Herschel from The Walking Dead, and Michael Caine all get the Carvey treatment. Check it out. Read More
Netflix loves Bill Burr. In addition releasing a new special through Netflix, Burr has now sold an animated series to Netflix. According to TV Line, the online streaming giant has purchases six-episode order for F is for Family, an animated half hour series set in the 1970’s.
The series follows he Murphy family in the 1970’s, “a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside and bring a gun to the airport.” The series was written by Burr and Simpsons writer Michael Price. Burr will also lend his voice to he patriarch of the Murphy family, joined by Laura Dern and Justin Long.
“F is for Family is the show I’ve always wanted to do,” said Burr. “It captures all the characters of my childhood the way I remember it to be. Fortunately Mike Price and everyone at Wild West seem to know the same people I knew growing up. It’s going to be a lot of fun to tell these stories.”
Burr is having one hell of a year. In addition to this and his new special, the comedian also released a vinyl, was cast in a new pilot for FX, and was named “Stand-up Comedian the Year” at this year’s Just For Laughs festival. 2014 is the year of the Burr.
Your cute and fuzzy friends Grover and Aziz Ansari did a segment on Sesame Street with the goal of teaching the kids about the word “ridiculous.” The comedian and the Muppet handled this by wearing stove pipe hats and chicken suits, so mission accomplished if you ask us.
The promo reel for this week’s SNL host Jim Carrey has hit the web. They’re billing this episode as the the Halloween episode so expect jokes about slashin’ and candy. Also Carrey has a pretty solid Aidy Bryant impression.