Day: June 12, 2010

Hot ticket tonight unites U.S. + English comedy fans as The Mighty Boosh presents its doc film in NYC

There's a new documentary film about British comedians The Mighty Boosh and their devoted fans — fans so devoted that the two NYC screenings of Journey of the Childmen: The Mighty Boosh on Tour sold out even before the 92YTribeca announced that Mighty Boosh creators Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt would attend the screenings! Fielding and Barratt will field a Q&A following tonight's 7:30 p.m. screening, then introduce the 10 p.m. screening. Americans who aren't privy to the sketch stylings of the Boosh can catch up with the help of clips and episodes on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. For everyone else, here's the...

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Craig Anton breaks down the art of writing a stand-up comedy set in this clip from “I Am Comic”

In this clip from Jordan Brady's documentary on stand-up comedy, I Am Comic, we see Craig Anton (original member of MADtv, as well as the dad on Phil of the Future and voice in Tom Goes to the Mayor) break down the art of writing a set, from set-up to punchline to tag to bit to chunk to set. I Am Comic screens tonight at the Cinefamily's 2nd Annual Comedy Festival in Los Angeles, June 18 at Just For Laughs Chicago, July 16 at the Just For Laughs Film Festival in Montreal, and is currently available on demand for Showtime subscribers. Earlier: I interviewed director Jordan Brady at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival after seeing it for...

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