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  • 10 things we learned at SF Sketchfest that should definitely be on your radar

    I mean, as a rabid comedy fan I was pretty confident in my knowledge of what’s going on in the comedy world, especially with the ladies. That was until I found myself on an impromptu roadtrip to San Francisco. All I had to do was hop in the car and I was whisked away to sunny California for a week where, lucky for me, SF Sketchfest was rolling into it’s second week. I was beyond pumped to see some of my personal favorites on the line-up this year but what I was most excited for was the array of new comics and shows. And after a hilariously spent week, while cruising down the 5 on the way home, I compiled a list of some of my highlights. Not while driving obviously, for safety.

    So strap in, here are the 10 things that I learned about at SF Sketchfest that should definitely be on your radar. Read More

    SF Sketchfest lifts veil off 2014 performer list

    Once again, San Francisco’s getting sketchy in January. That’s our awkwardly-phrased way to let you know that the 13th Annual SF Sketchfest, The San Francisco Comedy Festival, taking place from January 23 – February 9, has named their list of confirmed performers for the festival. Tickets will be going on sale on Sunday, December 15th, and pretty much everyone and everything will be performing. From anniversary discussions and screenings of movies like Revenge of the Nerds Top Secret! (30 years) Cabin Boy (25 years) and Napoleon Dynamite (10 years) to a conversation with Key and Peele, to tons of podcasts, whatever kind of comedy you like, the Sketchfest has you covered.

    You can pick up tickets here, and check out the insane amount of talent and shows that they’ve lined up. Read More

    Collecting Michael Clarke Duncan’s funniest moments

    It’s always sad to hear when someone who entertained us is no longer with us. The recent passing of Michael Clarke Duncan was a bummer to hear, especially considering his relatively young age. As soon as we heard the news, lines like “You must dominate the swordfish,” and “Mr. Roundtree!” were all that ran through our heads.

    And while Duncan was not a comedian in the true sense of the word, there are many times he’s made us laugh over the years. So for a man responsible for some pretty hilarious moments in movies and TV shows such as Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Slammin’ Salmon, School for Scoundrels, The Whole Nine Yards, and Two And A Half Men in addition to providing his deep voice talents to many animated shows like Family Guy andKing Of The Hill we figured we’d honor his career with a collection of some of his funniest moments in film and TV. Read More

    Let’s Watch Video From The New Napoleon Dynamite TV Show

    Gosh! Here we go, the long confirmed TV version of one of the breakout indie comedies of the last decade, is here. That’s right Napoleon Dynamite the animated series. FOX just released a teaser clip of the show which is scheduled to premiere this fall. And it looks pretty sweet, pretty awesome. It also has the entire returning cast from the movie to come and do the voices of the characters they helped make popular. Read More

    Napoleon Dynamite Gets Animated Series

    Break out those old “Vote for Pedro” t-shirts and the Chap-Stick, for the entire cast of one of the best oddball comedies of this millennium is coming back, but this time on TV. Yup, FOX has ordered and animated series of Napoleon Dynamite.

    The entire original cast is returning to voice the show, and the movie’s creator Jared Hess will be running the show.

    The original cast of Napoleon Dynamite led by Jon Heder is back to voice the animated series, which follows the misadventures of an awkward high school teenager and his quirky friends as they struggle to navigate life in rural Idaho. The film’s writers Jared Hess, who also directed it, and Jerusha Hess wrote the adaptation with The Simpsons veteran Mike Scully. All 3 are executive producing. [Deadline]

    This helps clarify the actions of the movie’s star, Jon Heder who left production of Big Lake a few months back over creative differences even though the show was written specifically for him. Heder was replaced by Chris Gethard and the show didn’t work as well as anticipated and is in TV limbo at the moment.

    The network also greenlit a new animated show Allen Gregory which was created an will star Jonah Hill who will write and star in the series.