Day: March 2, 2011

March of the Comedy Festivals

Something about March has comedy festival written all over it. Can you think of a busier month for comedians and comedy fans across America? To wit: March 2-6: South Beach Comedy Festival in Florida, Comedy Central's event that, this year, features Doug Benson, Bill Burr, Adam Carolla, Rachel Feinstein, Kevin Hart, Gabriel Iglesias, Michael Kosta, Kathleen Madigan, Wanda Sykes, Theo Von, Sheng Wang, and the Mad Cat Theatre Company. March 9-13: Women in Comedy Festival in Boston and Cambridge, featuring Jen Kirkman, Morgan Murphy, Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal, plus showcases, seminars and more March 10-20: Gilda's LaughFest in Grand Rapids, Mich., with shows, films, a contest, plus headliners Bill Cosby, Kevin Hart, Margaret Cho, Mike Birbiglia, Stephen Lynch, Kathleen Madigan, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, Gabriel Iglesias, and a tribute for Betty White March 11-12: Atlanta Comedy Festival at the Apache Cafe March 12-19: SXSW festival in Austin, Texas (includes official and unofficial shows) March 16-19: Aspen Laff Festival, with Christopher Titus, Caroline Rhea, Roy Wood Jr., Christina Pazsitzky, Jamie Kilstein, Jackie Kashian, Auggie Smith, and a half-dozen others at the Wheeler Opera House. March 22-27: Dallas Comedy Festival, with improv, sketch and stand-up March 26: The Comedy Awards, taped for an April 10 broadcast at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City March 27 to April 2: Laugh Detroit, featuring David Alan Grier, Bob Saget, Lynne Koplitz and more...

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Renewed: Delocated, Episodes, Hot in Cleveland

In case you're a fan of these shows, then you'll be happy to know that they've all received renewal orders from their networks this week. Adult Swim (Cartoon Network) has said yes to 10 episodes for a third season of Delocated, with more of Jon Glaser in a ski mask on the run from Russian assassins such as Eugene Mirman. (De(b)lo(g)cated) Showtime is giving Episodes a green light for season two, so maybe we'll see that sitcom-within-a-sitcom starring Joey LeBlanc, after all. And TV Land is going forward with a third season of Hot in Cleveland, with 22 more episodes of the sitcom that earned Betty White a SAG Award and averages 3.2 million viewers. On TV...

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