Comedy

Comedian Bo Burnham releases what.

Comedian Bo Burnham’s new special, what., is now available digitally via Comedy Central Records. Capturing his satirical musical styling. Here are some clips from the special: “#deep” https://soundcloud.com/comedycentral/deep-bo-burnham-what-new-album “From God’s Perspective” – https://soundcloud.com/comedycentral/from-gods-perspective-bo Purchase it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/what./id773753940 Recorded live in Madison, WI, what. shows Burnham at his best – dissecting and subverting his relationship with comedy and the audience with … Continue reading Comedian Bo Burnham releases what.

Altruistic Comedy; An interview with Kurt Braunohler

By Andy Fetter Kurt Braunohler does what a lot of great comedians have done and still do: He points out the absurd situations that he comes into contact with. However, the material on his debut album How Do I Land? goes a bit beyond that, by in some cases actually creating those situations. Even the title of the album itself … Continue reading Altruistic Comedy; An interview with Kurt Braunohler

inFested: A review of Gentlemen of the Road, Troy, Ohio, August 30 and 31, 2013

    by David C. Obenour When one of the most talked about summer festivals/tours happens only a half hour away, you feel somewhat obligated to go. Also, when your wife says she’d really like to go, you feel somewhat more obligated to go. Both of these factors led to my “Sure, why not?” decision and even without any expectations, … Continue reading inFested: A review of Gentlemen of the Road, Troy, Ohio, August 30 and 31, 2013

Expect The Unexpected: An interview with comedian Kyle Kinane

By Aaron van Dorn Kyle Kinane had a big 2012 — he toured the world relentlessly, he became the voice of Comedy Central and his second album, Whiskey Icarus, was voted by the AV Club the number two comedy album of 2012, beating out some heavyweight competition: Louis CK, Paul F. Tompkins and Hannibal Buress among them.  His plans for … Continue reading Expect The Unexpected: An interview with comedian Kyle Kinane

Podcasts from Bridgetown Comedy Festival 2012 hit the net

Podcasts from 2012’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival have hit the internet.  Here they are, available for your  download and enjoyment: improv4humans http://www.earwolf.com/episode/live-from-bridgetown/ Kevin Allison’s Risk! http://risk-show.com/podcast/live-from-portland/ Wired’s coverage of “The Humor Code” panel discussion with Professor Peter McGraw, Joel Warner, Pete Holmes, Mary Mack, Myq Kaplan and Jordan Morris http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/04/humor-code-podcast/ Who Charted? http://www.earwolf.com/episode/42012-two-charted-11/ Comedy Film Nerds https://store.comedyfilmnerds.com/2012-Summer-Movie-Preview.html Roast the Week with … Continue reading Podcasts from Bridgetown Comedy Festival 2012 hit the net

Show Review: Spring Value Tour with Neil Hamburger, Todd Barry & Brendan Walsh

This is going to make me sound really old but comedy’s so much easier to appreciate than live music. No lugging drums off, lugging drums on, no “check, check, check,” no earplugs. Heck, most of the time the venue’s even gonna set out tables and chairs for you! Maybe that’s why more people seem game for hitting a comedy show, … Continue reading Show Review: Spring Value Tour with Neil Hamburger, Todd Barry & Brendan Walsh

Gray Area: Vol. 4, The Comedy-eons of Funny Stuff Edition

If Patton Oswalt set out to prove anything with his whole Comedians of Comedy project, it was that stand up comedy never died, and that there were good people telling funny jokes while expanding the scope of the audience comedy used to reach, and the scope in which comedy can be performed. Continuing in that tradition, Comedy Central has for … Continue reading Gray Area: Vol. 4, The Comedy-eons of Funny Stuff Edition

WORK FOREVER, PT. 4

Mike Dutkewych works at an alternative t-shirt store in a suburban Detroit mall. WORK FOREVER is based on excerpts from his work diary. 5-17-09 Thirty-something black man wearing headphones, two backpacks, Incredible Hulk t-shirt, brown jacket, Adidas headband, and round like a cannonball comes in, like he always does, looking for the latest comic book shirt designs. He spends fifteen … Continue reading WORK FOREVER, PT. 4