Month: August 2017

Austin will host a Harvey Relief Benefit comedy show on Sept. 5, 2017

Austin’s Paramount Theatre has gathered some all-star comedians together to put on a big ol’ benefit fund-raiser to help out fellow Texans flooded and hurting from Hurricane Harvey. Ron White, Iliza Shlesinger, Chris D’Elia and more will perform on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at The Paramount for The Harvey Relief Benefit: Comedy Helps. ALL of the proceeds, including ticket, concessions and merchandise sales, will directly benefit the American Red Cross. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Central on Thursday, Aug. 31. Longtime Austin performers Turk Pipkin and John O’Connell are producing the show with White, the Paramount Theatre, and...

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See Nathan Fielder live before the crazy fourth season of Nathan For You on Comedy Central

Just when you thought Nathan For You couldn’t get any crazier, Comedy Central has unveiled the trailer for season four. Check it. It all starts Sept. 21, 2017, with an hourlong special called Nathan For You: A Celebration, in which Fielder reconnects with former guests of the show, including P.I. Brian Wolfe, the “Ghost Realtor” and more. The fourth season will open the following week, and promises the likes of helping “a computer repair shop earn its customers’ trust by hiring a fully asexual staff; devises a plan to sell hot chili at a hockey arena by hiding it under his clothing; and attempts...

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Who wants to be a virtual stand-up comedian? “Comedy Night” video game on Steam lets you do just that, or be in the virtual audience

Certainly we’re past the peak of this comedy boom now that anyone can play pretend stand-up comedian and/or pretend heckler in a video game, right? Comedy Night, an XBox game from 2012 that you may or may not remember, is back in a new virtual form, released this past week by Steam. For $4.99, you get, according to the site’s description, the chance “to face off against other comedians in a live comedy show contest. See how your material holds up in the face of brutal audience members who can vote you off or the relentless smack talk from other...

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Review: Ryan Hamilton, “Happy Face” on Netflix

I wrote a glowing review of Ryan Hamilton‘s first Netflix stand-up special over at Decider, because he earned it! Watching Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face will make your face happy, too. A decade of living and doing comedy in New York City has done this Idaho boy good. And given him the ability to bridge both worlds with aplomb. From my review: “Where do you want to begin. Should we start with my face?” Yes. Hamilton’s face does rest or revert to a large, toothy grin as the special’s title suggests, although he doesn’t always feel so happy on the inside....

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Hannah Gadsby and John Robins share Best Comedy Show honors at 2017 Edinburgh Fringe; Natalie Palamides Best Newcomer

For the first time ever, the Edinburgh Comedy Awards declared not one but two individual winners of the Best Comedy Show at the Fringe, with Australian Hannah Gadsby and Brit John Robins sharing the top 2017 prize. Meanwhile, American Natalie Palamides took home the Best Newcomer prize for the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe for her show, “LAID.” https://twitter.com/mikeykampmann/status/901876731648151552...

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