Day: October 7, 2011

Submissions open for multiple comedy festivals

Several annual comedy festivals are now ready to see your video submissions for the coming year. Up next… JANUARY 2012: Magners Comedy Festival, Boston. Shows Jan. 25-28. Click on the link for instructions, and register by entering one of your clips from the Rooftop Comedy website before October 28, 2011. FEBRUARY 2012: North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. Stand-up runs Feb. 1-4 and features Mike Birbiglia; sketch runs Feb. 8-12 and features Second City; improv runs Feb. 14-19 and features The Magnet Tourco, Beatbox and more. Early deadline is 10/15 ($20), late deadline is 11/15 ($35). Go here to submit....

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Paul Scheer is at the epicenter of epic Parks and Rec/Party Down/The League/Childrens Hospital Venn Diagram

Proving that the UCB-LA branch has exploded into small circles of TV comedy everywhere, Bradford Evans has the evidence in this epic venn diagram for Splitsider. Apparently, when comedy nerd fans of Party Down, The League, Childrens Hospital, Parks and Recreation, Human Giant, the Upright Citizens Brigade, The State and Earwolf really think about it, Paul Scheer is at the center of their...

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First look at Adult Swim’s “The Heart, She Holler,” starring Patton Oswalt

Here is you first look at The Heart, She Holler, a new live-action series starring Patton Oswalt, Kristen Schaal and Heather Lawless, plus Kurt Braunohler and more. And by more, you’ll see that Oswalt plays multiple roles, including a caveman-boy who emerges from, well, you’ll see, a guy with an awesome bowl cut, and who knows what else in this soap opera gone dirty. It’ll debut as Adult Swim‘s first-ever six-night mini-series on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 12:30 a.m., with new episodes airing every night through Friday, Nov. 11. Roll the...

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Garfunkel and Oates sing “David Wain is Sexy”

At this summer’s Just For Laughs Montreal comedy festival, David Wain put on a special live edition of “Wainy Days” that included a custom-made song for him written and performed by Garfunkel and Oates. They had so much fun then that they decided to re-record the song for Internet posterity. It’s called “David Wain is Sexy.” Plenty of fun facts about Mr. Wain. Note: Some facts might not be factual. Also: Contains lyrics that may be NSFW. Roll it! Season Five of Wainy Days, coming soon to My Damn...

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Harry Shearer weighs in on the debate over continuing “The Simpsons”

Harry Shearer, who has provided many voices for The Simpsons over its 23 seasons — including Charles Montgomery Burns, Ned Flanders, and Principal Skinner, among others — has released this statement regarding tense negotiations over pay cuts and the future of the series. It reads as follows: For many years now, the cast of “The Simpsons” has been trying to get Fox to agree that, like so many other people who’ve contributed significantly to the show’s success, we be allowed a tiny share of the billions of dollars in profits the show has earned. Fox has consistently refused to...

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