Day: October 1, 2010

For Zach Galifianakis, on his birthday, a remix video on Funny or Die and an insightful NPR interview

Happy birthday, Zach Galifianakis! Coincidentally, a fan has mashed up clips of your Funny or Die series, Between Two Ferns, with the trailer for the new movie, The Social Network. Roll it. Also this week, we got to hear more about your background, including such tidbits as working in a strip club with his roommate (whom you may also know!), how his uncle ran for Congress against Jesse Helms, and the origins of his twin brother, Seth. All of this, and more, comes up when Galifianakis spoke with NPR's Terry Gross for "Fresh Air." The segment aired earlier this week. Read the transcript. Listen to Zach Galifianakis on Fresh...

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New York Comedy Festival announces additional slate of shows for 2010 fete

The New York Comedy Festival has filled out its slate of programming for the 2010 celebration in November with a series of panels, conversations and other goodness. They already announced their headlining shows, and have added a second show for Kevin Hart due to ticket demand. Here's the rest! TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2  Mike Birbiglia and friends celebrate his book, "Sleepwalk With Me and Other Painfully True Stories," 7 p.m. at Carolines on Broadway WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3  Lewis Black: "I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas," in conversation with Bill Scheft, 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Union Square Best of New York Sketch, 8 p.m. at the UCB Theatre "Louie: A Conversation with Louis CK," moderated by Time magazine's James Poniewozik, 8:30 p.m. at the Paley Center for Media The UCBT Improv All-Stars, 9:30 p.m. at the UCB Theatre Best of Whiplash, 11 p.m. at the UCB Theatre THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4  Comedy Central's "Ugly Americans" panel, moderated by Randy Pearlstein, 6 p.m. at the Apple Store Soho The Best of the Breakout Artist Comedy Series, 7 p.m. at Carolines on Broadway Time Out Live, hosted by Time Out's Jane Borden, 7:30 p.m. at the UCB Theatre Best of Stripped Stories, 9:30 p.m. at the UCB Theatre Best of Whiplash, 11 p.m. at the UCB Theatre FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5  Comedy Central Presents: Patrice Oneal, 8 p.m. at the Skirball Center SATURDAY,...

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