Day: May 6, 2008

2008 Webby Awards winners!

Congratulations go out today to these comedy-related online winners in the 2008 Webby Awards! Victors get the spoils June 8-10 in NYC, with a fest that includes guests such as Judah Friedlander and Seth Meyers and special honorees such as Stephen Colbert and Tim & Eric. Find out more here. Anyhow. Let’s give props to these comedy Webby winners (The Onion folks cleaned up, pretty much)… Celebrity/Fan: Best Week Ever (people’s voice winner) Humor: The Onion (Webby); I Can Has Cheezeburger? (people’s voice) Podcasts: The Onion (people’s voice) Best writing: Onion News Network (Webby and people’s voice) Comedy, Individual Short or Episode: Onion News Network, "American Heroes" (Webby and people’s voice)Country Music Stars Challenge Al-Qaeda With Patriotic New Song 2018Bomb New York2019 Comedy, Long Form or Series: Wainy Days (Webby); You Suck at Photoshop (people’s voice)How-To and DIY: You Suck at Photoshop (Webby and people’s voice) News & Politics, Series: Onion News Network (people’s voice) Variety: Tom Green’s House Tonight...

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Emo Philips on performing at AltCom and comedy festivals

Only a few days before the debut of the newest comedy festival to hit the circuit, AltCom: the Alternative Comedy Festival in Somerville, Mass. (May 9-10). I thought I’d get an expert comedian’s opinion on AltCom, and Emo Philips provided The Comic’s Comic with his insight on AltCom, festivals vs. clubs, and why he’s taking part in the inaugural AltCom festival… I am extremely flattered to be part of AltCom: The Alternative Comedy Festival. Truth be told, I’m not exactly sure what alternative comedy is, so I’ve taken the precaution of replacing every third of my punchlines with a couplet from the Victorian poet Robert Browning; ideally, that will give the alternative comedy hipsters in the audience something to groove on. I get invited to, on average, one comedy festival a year. Now don’t get me wrong, I love playing comedy clubs — but performing at a comedy festival is a very special treat for me, because then I get to watch the acts of, and hang out with, comedians who are more or less at my own professional level. It’s like going to "headliner camp." Headliner Camp! I like the sound of that. Philips goes to camp Friday headlining a lineup with Eugene Mirman, Todd Barry and doktor cocacolamcdonalds. Saturday’s lineup boasts Patton Oswalt, Morgan Murphy, Jim Jeffries and the Walsh Brothers. Both shows start at 8 p.m....

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Robin Williams sells out Minneapolis club dates in minutes

Robin Williams certainly still has the comedy bug bites after his long weekend in Chicago, flying into Minneapolis for three nights at the intimate 275-seat Acme Comedy Company. All three shows, Tuesday-Thursday, sold out in minutes, according to the club and the Star Tribune (which reminded me to update my weekly comedy club calendar!). Williams reportedly is gearing up for a big casino...

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