Day: June 9, 2011

James Adomian makes late-night TV debut on Lopez Tonight, considers gayness of wrestling, villians

You may remember seeing James Adomian on NBC's Last Comic Standing, or perhaps you remember hearing him on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast (or perhaps even still, you already know him from reading about him here on The Comic's Comic. Regardless, late-night TV audiences got to see Adomian for the first time last night on Lopez Tonight. He did what few stand-up comedians do in their debut performances on late-night TV, in disclosing his sexuality right at the beginning, but did so to segue into his routines about how pro wrestling is more gay-friendly than you probably thought, while cartoonish villians always seem to be gayer than you realized. Roll the clip!   If you'd like to see more of Adomian's Jesse Ventura impersonation, then recall this video he did last year for Funny or Die in which Adomian's Jesse Ventura explored the "conspiracy theory" behind pro...

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JFL Montreal’s Zoofest 2011 slate includes PFT, Bamford, Hannibal, Mulaney, Mirman, much more!

Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival has announced its 2011 slate of programming for the concurrent Zoofest, which provides more fan-friendly pricing (a pass to all of the shows costs $39.99 CDN) and books more "alternative" acts and black-box one-person shows to the comedy confab in July 2011. Among the English-language offerings this summer… At Katacombes Paul F. Tompkins, "Life's Work," July 25-30 Nick Thune and Anthony Jeselnik, July 26-28 Nina Conti, "Talk to the Hand," July 25-29 The Pajama Men, "In the Middle of Nowhere," July 21-30 Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernen from Broken Lizard "Fat Man and Little Boy Show" July 29-30 At Theatre Ste-Catherine Hannibal Buress "The Hannibal Montanabal Experience" July 21-30 Maria Bamford "Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome" July 25-30 John Mulaney, "Making Fun" July 26-30 Russell Howard, "The Time is Now," July 25-29 At Underworld Adam Hills, "Inflatable" July 21-29 Deanne Smith "About Freakin Time" July 21-22 Eugene Mirman and Pretty Good Friends July 25-30 At Club Cleopatre "Cheat — Live" with Bill Burr, Robert Kelly and Joe DeRosa July 26-30 Jay Oakerson "The American Storyteller" July 26-30 Ari Shaffir "So I'm Fucking This Girl, Right?" July 26-30 At Studio-Theatre Place Des Arts Khalil Ashanti in "Basic Training," July 14-22 At La Chapelle Sarah Quinn in "Other People's Problems," July 19-30 Coincidentally, Doug Stanhope also will be performing at Katacombes in Montreal on July 7, two days before the official start of Zoofest...

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