Marc Maron, Lewis Black, and Amy Schumer were all down at the South Beach Comedy Festival last month. Comedy Central decided to take them out on for a bit of bowling. I’m pretty sure Lewis is officially the old guy when it comes to loud music and bowling… just like grandpa.
- Kenny Powers channeling his inner Steve Jobs to launch a new K-Swiss shoe. Run fast or die hombre. [Youtube]
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- 30 Funniest Facebook timeline covers [Word Wilde Interweb]
- Every Itchy & Scratchy episode from The Simpsons [I Heart Chaos]
Here it is, our final night in Austin and it’s a big one for comedy, with an admitted diversion off the beaten path to catch Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band for an intimate performance across town. Hey! It can’t be all the comedy all the time.
Our day started as it should… with booze. The crew from the TV show Workaholics just got into town and they wanted some drinks, so we tug along with them to Iron Works BBQ where they sat down with comedian Dan Soder for a quick Q&A about the 3rd season of the show for Slacker Radio. The guys then did a few more interviews as we darted off to the NEXT Stage at the Convention Center for the Stand Up! Records showcase which included sets by Brooke Van Poppelen, Ryan Stout, and Brendan Walsh.
Then after a brief Bruce Springsteen hiatus, it was back at Esther’s Follies to catch the TuneIn showcase whose lineup featured Jessi Klein, Louis Katz, Andres du Bouchet, and Mike Birbiglia. Birbgs had been in town all week showcasing his film version of his play, of his book, of his album Sleepwalk With Me. We were not able to catch the film this time around thus keeping our streak of missing all the good films at SXSW alive.
In between shows, we hung with Louis Katz, Andres du Bouchet, and Nick Turner as we up with the fine folks at 24/7 Comedy and The Spit Take before settling in for Set List with Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad.
You ask how one closes a night of comedy like that? Why 1am Sliders outside of Esther’s while the thumping bass of Big K.R.I.T. wafts through air from a 3 story Doritos vending machine stage in the background of course!
Day 3 of SXSW had us rally at Esther’s Follies for a night of stand-up from some of our most favorite comedians of the festival. It was the peak of a day that was filled with some great comedy. So we rolled out to the club just before midnight and ended the night nice and proper with some dirty jokes and kickass sets from Robert Kelly, Dan Soder, Gary Gulman, and Doug Benson. Read More
Wednesday night brought us one of the biggest days for comedy including us stopping by the Chris Gethard Show. The night was one of destinations as in addition to Gethard taking his NY UCB show to Texas, we too were taking our NY show to town. Read More
Tonight at 8pm (ET) marks the long-delayed return of the NBC comedy Community. The internet has preached the praises of this show for the last 3 months and now they will get their wish for the show is returning. We last left the show in December around Christmas time, so just imagine they had a really long winter break.
Also on the heels this news, it was announced that the show will be syndicated to Comedy Central beginning in 2013. So hopefully the syndication of the show will allow for a new audience to find the show.
And once again, Joel McHale delivered a fine return appearance to see Kathy Lee and Hoda on The Today Show.
What surprises did our second day of SXSW bring? We started things off at Esther’s Follies to catch a live taping of Pete Holmes’ podcast, You Made It Weird and just who happened to drop in on the show along with Chris Gethard, Kumail Nanjiani, and Todd Barry? Why that would be the one and only Judd Apatow. Apatow told stories about his early days of stand-up, how he met his wife Leslie Mann while doing The Cable Guy, and how he puts his own life into his films.
After Pete made it weird, we met up with the one and only Robert Kelly and Gary Gulman both classy and funny men who just got into town to perform at The Laugh Button Live!. But before our comedy show, we headed to The Hype Hotel to catch some bands at The Syndicate’s Conflict Of Interest rager, have some refreshments, and get our hands on some of the new Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos!
At the massive party, we caught sets by Oberhorfer, Inca Abraham, Delta Spirit, Miniature Tigers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., and definitely rocked out to an amazing set by Little Hurricane. It was a fun night of great music, lotsa laughs, and some great people. Booom!
Our first day on the ground in Austin and the week is looking pretty insane! After looking at the schedule of events prepped for the week and getting our badges and bearings, we hit up some of the Stag Comedy at the Next Day stage in the Austin Convention Center. Read More