Day: August 23, 2016

Oddball comedy tour scales back 2016 schedule amid cancellations

The fourth annual Oddball Comedy & Curiousity Festival should have kicked off this Thursday, but the all-star outdoor stand-up comedy tour from Funny or Die and Live Nation has cancelled the first four dates, as well as four more in September. Oddball 2016 has scaled back from 21 tour stops to 13, as of now. Among the cancellations: Planned Florida stops this Thursday in West Palm Beach and Friday in Tampa, Saturday in Atlanta and Sunday outside of Indianapolis. Oddball also has scrapped a Labor Day date in Hartford, a weekend in Washington State, and a date near Denver....

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“Don’t Think Twice” casts a spell on Viral Video Virus

“Our movie is good. We don’t need this.” That’s the message behind this humorous inception-level meta exercise in publicity, as Mike Birbiglia and the cast of his wonderful new movie, Don’t Think Twice, battle their own personal demons, the virus of “viral videos” that prompts them to lash out at one another, and the desire to garner more attention for their movie about an improv comedy group grappling with fame, or lack thereof. Roll the...

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Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan close the book on The Jim Gaffigan Show after two seasons on TV Land

The Jim Gaffigan Show is no more. Long live The Jim Gaffigan Show! After a two-episode finale on Sunday night, Jim and Jeannine Gaffigan broke the news to fans last night on Twitter that they’d decided not to pursue a third season of their semi-autobiographical sitcom on TV Land. Jim wrote: After months of discussion Jeannie and I have decided to make season 2 of The Jim Gaffigan Show the final season. We realize this may surprise some and we don’t make this decision lightly. It is hard to say goodbye to this highly personal passion project, which we...

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Noah Gardenswartz’s debut on Conan

Noah Gardenswartz‘s biggest week ever kicked off Monday night with an appearance on Conan, where the comedian joked about a subway poet, moving in with his girlfriend, and trying acid for the first time. Gardenswartz has his debut stand-up comedy album coming out this weekend, coinciding with the premiere of his episode of the new season of Comedy Central’s “The Half Hour.” Roll the clip! Pre-order his...

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