Day: April 26, 2012

Connecticut restaurant creates limited-edition Birbig Burger for Mike Birbiglia tour

Earlier today, Mike Birbiglia declared: “I am obviously a culinary genius.” What, pray tell, had the stand-up comedian and storyteller done with food this time? Certainly something involving pizza, considering how much he talks about the pies onstage and off. If you guessed pizza, then you were very very very close. How about a pepperoni pizza on a burger? From May 1-3, 2012, Station Eats in New Caanan and Stamford, Conn., will make and sell customers The Birbig Burger (not The Birbigs Burger? hmmm). As the restaurant proclaimed: “Mike’s created an awesome burger for Station Eats: The Birbig Burger...

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Comedy Central to air Bonnaroo special on June 23, 2012

In 2011, Comedy Central presented a live online look-in at the comedy tent from the Bonnaroo festival. This summer,  the cable channel will package the best stand-up comedy from Bonnaroo for an hour-long special, to premiere June 23, 2012. The announced lineup for Bonnaroo 2012 so far includes Aziz Ansari, Steven Wright, Marc Maron, Brian Posehn, Reggie Watts, “World Champion” Judah Friedlander, Rhys Darby, Colin Hay, Garfunkel & Oates, Amy Schumer, Pete Holmes, Rory Scovel, Mike O’Connell, Ali Wong and Kyle Kinane. Who will make the cut for Comedy Central? Tune in to Comedy Central Live at Bonnaroo (working...

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This music video celebrates Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show week in Scotland

Craig Ferguson recently took his Late Late Show crew to Scotland — yes, even including Geoff, his robot skeleton sidekick — to film a week’s worth of shows. To celebrate, and also to promote the week, Ferguson and his celebrity guests filmed a music video. Watch as Ferguson, Mila Kunis, Michael Clarke Duncan, Rashida Jones, David Sedaris and Ariel Tweto dance and prance around a castle grounds, a riverbank and a beach to the tune of “Imagineer” by Glasgow band, The Imagineers. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in Scotland will air on CBS from May 14-18, 2012. Roll...

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Meet Me In New York: Jermaine Fowler

What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they’re comedians? No, that’s not it. It is a fact, though, that America’s biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood, but New York City is where comedians are born funny, become funny or arrive to thrust their funny upon us. I think we should meet some of these people. This is a recurring feature, a mini-profile of newcomers, up-and-comers and overcomers of New York’s vibrant comedy scene....

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