Day: February 17, 2016

Don’t call it a callback: Celebrating Broad City’s recurring jokes and Easter eggs

Before the third season of Broad City premieres tonight on Comedy Central, Estelle Caswell and Caroline Framke at Vox.com enjoyed looking back on past episodes and escapades of Abbi and Ilana, and discovering how the show has incorporated callbacks and Easter eggs for even more jokes their most discerning fans can feast upon. For instance, did you know that two of the women Abbi and Ilana encounter on their subway scene that opened Season 2 were referencing a Season 1 snapshot of the duo? Or that another woman on the subway is beckoning Abbi by an alter-ego she hasn’t...

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Gabriel Iglesias sexes you up in Spike’s Lip Sync Battle

He may have lingered in the background on the Magic Mike movies, but Gabriel Iglesias gets center stage on this episode of SPIKE TV’s Lip Sync Battle versus Randy Couture. Here’s a snippet of “Fluffy” moving his lips and his body to that old Color Me Badd hit, “I Wanna Sex You Up.” The show airs Thursday night. Roll the...

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SXSW offering free download of the late Andy Ritchie’s comedy album

SXSW 2016 is less than a month away, and Austin’s mega festival has announced today it’s offering a free download of Andy Ritchie’s lone stand-up comedy album, King Ding-A-Ling. Ritchie, who died last Thanksgiving from cancer at the age of 39, left his mark on the Austin comedy scene when he lived there during the 2000s. From the festival: SXSW – and the comedy world at large – lost a great friend this past Thanksgiving when standup Andy Ritchie passed away. A bright and captivating comic, and very much a beloved member of the community, his death cut short...

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Flight of the Conchords will reunite to perform at 2016 Newport Folk Festival

This just in! The long-rumored or debated will-they-won’t-they reunion of Bret and Jemaine — aka New Zealand’s favorite musical duo, Flight of the Conchords — will happen this July at the 2016 Newport Folk Festival. Just click on the news button on the band’s site. Today’s item reads: “It’s true! We’ll see you at Newport Folk Festival this summer!!” They’re playing July 22, 2016, at the festival in Newport, R.I. It’ll be their first gig together in three...

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JASH YouTube comedy collective announces first JASHFESHT Comedy & Music Festival, set for April in Palm Springs

The JASH YouTube channel has kept fairly quiet over the past six months, but its comedian members plan to remind you they’re live and breathing and still full of funny with a live and breathing and full of funny comedy and music festival. They’ve announced the first JASHFESHT Comedy Festival, happening April 2-3, 2016, in Palm Springs, Calif. It’ll feature live performances and screenings from JASH founding members Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts, Michael Cera, and Tim & Eric, plus their friends. From the announcement:   JASH recently partnered with Verizon go90 to create original content for the new streaming app.  Creating...

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