Day: March 12, 2010

Jon Stewart, Louis CK doing their part for NYC public schools; something in it for you, too!

Famous funny people, they're just like us! When they have kids, they want to make sure they end up in nice schools, and if the public schools aren't cutting it, they send them to prep school! Or they try to make the public schools better. Witness Jon Stewart and Louis CK. Right now. Witness them! Exhibit A: Jon Stewart. He and his wife, Tracey, are big on Story Pirates, an organization that promotes literacy in some of our neediest schools (sad but true spoiler alert: many of our schools are neediest schools). Through comedy. Watch Stewart give Larry King a testimonial about Story Pirates: Now he's lending a hand — and his very name — to an upcoming Story Pirates fund-raiser called After School Special, taking place March 21 in NYC at Dixon Place, with Daily Show correspondent John Oliver hosting. Lots of fun things up for bidding in online auctions, including for comedy fans, tickets to SNL, The Colbert Report, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and the Ellen DeGeneres Show — which in itself, is usually a double prize, seeing how often Ellen hands out goodies to her audiences. Oh, and also one other bid — You could get Jon Stewart himself to perform with the Story Pirates for your kid's story at the March 21 benefit. This package includes 4 VIP tickets to the event, the performance...

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Conan O’Brien’s “opening act” has a new music video. North America, here’s Reggie Watts!

I know all of you got so excited yesterday about Conan O'Brien's live North America theater tour that you promptly bought up as many tickets as you could (including most if not all of the two nights here in NYC at Radio City Music Hall). But did you notice who his opening act is going to be??? Reggie Watts! Yes. Audiences everywhere are going to be in for a treat. Those who frequent this site or know anything about comedy already pretty much know and love Watts. Those who don't know him yet and experience him for the first time, usually go from wha? to hahahah! And now this. Comedy Central has its first sneak peak at the CD/DVD combo that Watts has coming to an actual or digital storefront near you on May 18. It's called, "Why Shit So Crazy?!" And if you recall my earlier post on Watts holding auditions for the music video of one of his most popular songs, then you can see how that turned out now. The recorded version of "Fuck Shit Stack" is stripped down from some of its urgency that Watts normally projects live, but I think it's an interesting choice, because it allows you to focus on the surrealism of the visuals. Instead of attacking you with a sonic assault, it's more of a kick-back and let it soak in...

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Kyle Kinane’s bit about bunnies gets a bit animated

Remember how I said just the other day that Kyle Kinane's new stand-up comedy recording, Death of the Party, is funny and that you should buy it? Here's another bit from the record, now animated, of Kinane talking about how people and bunnies brightened one of his days. Note: Includes some profanities and NSFW content. Roll...

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