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In a recent interview with NME, Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner spoke of the part Louis CK's stand-up model has played on the band's new album AM. You can check the article out here, in which Turner also explains who George Carlin is.
Cody Nelson on 08/01/13 - 12:12 PM
The moment we've all waited for, it's the Ron Artest Variety Hour Metta World Peace Presents Ultimate Comedy. Head to the replies for the poster, which contains booking information (but surprisingly, no tour dates), and a clip of everybody's favorite athlete doing what he does best: crowd work.
Cody Nelson on 07/30/13 - 02:05 PM
Hit the replies to see the latest installment of Scott Moran's wonderful documentary series Modern Comedian, which profiles a different comic every week. This one features Reggie Watts and his interest in time travel.
Cody Nelson on 07/24/13 - 01:31 PM
Comedian Kyle Kinane and some of his friends (among which is musical guest Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms) put together a self-proclaimed 'love letter to Chicago' comedy show a few months ago, and the general public is finally able to purchase it starting today. Entitled 'Dancing Around the S*** Fire,' it highlights Kinane's "return to a sold out crowd to confess his hilariously true stories and hijinks of living in the ‘Windy City’." You can check out the purchase optionshere.
Cody Nelson on 07/23/13 - 08:22 AM
On yesterday's stellar Comedy Bang! Bang! episode, Bob Odenkirk revealed that him and former Mr. Show partner David Cross will be hitting the road next month. The tour will consist of daily signings for the duo's upcoming book Hollywood Said No!, a collection of rejected screenplays and sketches they wrote together, as well as nightly shows under the moniker A Night With Bob and David (And Posehn). Hit the replies for details, dates, and what's happening for Mr. Show's upcoming 20th anniversary.
Cody Nelson on 07/23/13 - 07:26 AM
With tickets going on sale for both shows this Friday, July 19th, at 10am local time, two dates have been added to the Oddball Comedy And Curiosity Festival tour. Hartford, CT will be seeing this great lineup on August 29th at The Comcast Theatre, while The Mandalay Bay Events Center will host the Las Vegas, NV date on Sept. 21st. The updated list of dates can be seen here.
Cody Nelson on 07/15/13 - 05:41 AM
During the newest episode of Aisha Tyler's podcast Girl On Guy, Chris Rock spilled the beans about his upcoming 2014 tour. Mum was still fairly the word during the show, but we did get this little gem of a quote involving a potential guest:
The tour will happen. Maybe with Chappelle, maybe not. Who knows? We've been talking.

Paired with Chappelle's return on the Oddball Festival, and Dane Cook's recent tour announcement, it seems like 2013 is the year of the comedy comeback.
Cody Nelson on 07/11/13 - 10:13 AM
Following in the footsteps of comics such as Louis CK And Aziz Ansari, Comedy Central is now adopting what's certainly the comedy special format of the future: $5 for a download/purchase of an hour-long stand-up special. CC:Stand-Up Direct launched today and there are already 22 choices. You can hit the replies for the list.
Cody Nelson on 07/11/13 - 09:47 AM
None other than Academy Award-nominated actor James Franco. The Roast will take place on Labor Day 2013 and you can read the press release in the replies. Thoughts on who should be on the panel this time around?
Cody Nelson on 07/10/13 - 07:54 AM
Head over to AV Club to read their newest Hatesong column, focusing on Anthony Jeselnik's disdain for the smash Soundgarden song 'Black Hole Sun.' Also, don't forget that season 2 of Anthony's show The Jeselnik Offensive premieres tonight at 10:30/9:30c.
Cody Nelson on 07/09/13 - 02:14 PM
Head to the replies for a wonderful Fred Armisen-starring fake infomercial promoting Queens of The Stone Age's latest album ...Like Clockwork.

Update: This is actually completely real - you can purchase the new QOTSA album on an 8-gigabyte harddrive that doubles as a bottle opener at Your-Usb.com/.

Second Update: Thanks, man, I completely forgot that part.
Cody Nelson on 07/09/13 - 01:45 PM
The always-controversial Dane Cook is gearing up for the start of his Under Oath tour, his first set of headlining dates in over four years. Taking place later this fall, tickets go on sale this Friday. An interview with Cook detailing the tour and the current state of his career can be found at Entertainment Weekly, while the upcoming dates and a tour poster can be found in the replies.
Cody Nelson on 07/08/13 - 12:06 PM
Because apparently this is just the day when everything in comedy is released, we've got a second helping of Ben Schwartz and Paul F. Tompkins for you, as the former is the latest guest on the latter's wonderful webseries Speakeasy. You can check the episode out in the replies.
Cody Nelson on 07/08/13 - 11:16 AM
Indie record label Kill Rock Stars is venturing into the comedy world, and their inaugural release, Kurt Braunohler's upcoming How Do I Land?, due out August 20th, is certainly gearing up to be quite memorable. You can check out a track from the album here, and look at the insane pre-order selection over at Kill Rock Stars' website. Seriously, even if you aren't going to buy it, check them out.
Cody Nelson on 07/08/13 - 10:51 AM
You can watch The Lonely Island's new video for "We Need Love" in the replies.
Cody Nelson on 07/08/13 - 06:24 AM
In honor of America's recent birthday, comedian Megan Amram has written a great review of the country thus far which you can read over here. Thoughts on the score?
Cody Nelson on 07/08/13 - 06:23 AM
Combining forces to create an arguably perfect lineup, Ben Schwartz (House of Lies, Parks & Recreation) and Werner Herzog (Jack Reacher, etc.) are today's guests on Comedy Bang! Bang! You can listen to the episode in the replies.
Cody Nelson on 07/08/13 - 05:18 AM
In the newest installment of Comedy Central's webseries 'This Is Not Happening', which highlights comedians' 'crazy true stories', the hilarious Kyle Kinane talks about almost dying in the most disappointing way ever. Check the video (with NSFW language in the audio) out in the replies.
Cody Nelson on 07/02/13 - 11:42 AM
Podcasting network giant Earwolf has a star-studded lineup for us today. Not only are Jeff Garlin and Aziz Ansari having what's surely a great chat, but Brian Posehn, Maria Bamford, Jon Daly and Scott Mosier are all making appearances on there today as well. Get on over there and enjoy!
Cody Nelson on 06/27/13 - 07:54 AM
Stand-up Kumail Nanjiani (The Indoor Kids Podcast, Franklin & Bash, Portlandia) will be making his hour and album debut later next month with the release Beta Male. A great special chronicling everything from his roots in Pakistan to pizza delivery cats, it will premiere on Comedy Central Saturday, July 20th at 12/11c will the extended and uncensored version hitting retailers the following Tuesday, July 23rd.
Cody Nelson on 06/26/13 - 12:15 PM
Attention, everyone in NYC! Comedy Central has put together a couple jam-packed comedy shows, free for the masses. The first, 'Comedy Central's Stars Under The Stars' features comics such as Adam DeVine and John Mulaney and takes place in Central Park on June 26th. The second, 'Comedy Central Live Presents The Dark Lords of Comedy' is headlined by Mike Lawrence and is held in Manhattan's East River Park on August 18th. For more event details, check out the press release in the replies.
Cody Nelson on 06/18/13 - 10:35 AM
Because apparently Tenacious D's phenomenal musical comedy festival wasn't enough, Funny or Die has decided to one-up them with a full blown comedy tour: The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. Beginning in late August, this tour (which promises 'a full festival experience') is being headlined by none other than Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords. For tour dates and more general info on the rest of the acts (including AP.net esteemed staffer Cody Nelson's favorite John Mulaney), go here. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Cody Nelson on 06/17/13 - 11:05 AM
In Santa Monica on October 19, musical comedy meets stand-up in Festival Supreme, the first-ever music festival of its type. Featuring 25 of the biggest names in the comedy world including Tim and Eric, Adam Sandler and Tenacious D themselves, this one-night-only extravaganza is gearing up to be something really special. Hit the replies for a trailer and the full lineup.
Cody Nelson on 06/10/13 - 08:41 AM
Film and TV star (of, most recently, This Is The End) Seth Rogen made his way over to the Comedy Bang! Bang! studio today for what one can only assume will be a truly meaningful and introspective one-on-one interview with host Scott Aukerman. Also, some great details about the second season of the Comedy Bang! Bang! TV show pop up. You can stream it in the replies.
Cody Nelson on 06/10/13 - 05:20 AM
Sorry about the absence, everybody. Head to the replies to discuss this week in comedy.
Cody Nelson on 06/08/13 - 06:37 AM
Stand-up comic Nick Thune spent months sidelined by a life-changing injury: a broken arm. In order to spread the word about his cause, Thune turned on the camera for an inside look at his life with a documentary called Disarmed. The trailer is available in the replies and the full product will be released sometime next month.
Cody Nelson on 05/30/13 - 01:01 PM
Want to learn guitar with David Brent (Ricky Gervais' character from The Office)? Of course you do, so hit the replies to check out the first lesson in a series of videos as part of YouTube Comedy Week.
Kyle Huntington on 05/20/13 - 10:26 AM
In a move that's been heavily speculated on for some time but never made official, Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers has been announced as the new host of 'Late Night,' and will take over the reins from Fallon when he goes on to host The Tonight Show starting early next year.
Cody Nelson on 05/12/13 - 11:03 AM
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Cody Nelson on 05/11/13 - 08:27 AM
After nearly two months of testing the waters with the weekly round-ups and occasional news post, we here at AP.net (but mostly me) are finally ready to delve into the world of frequent and consistent comedy content. To kick it off, we're premiering a track off of comedian/podcaster Pete Holmes' new album Nice Try, The Devil.

In an age of comedy rife with pessimism and bitterness, Holmes' unflinching optimism is a refreshing and hilarious change of pace, and the short, self-examining track "White Wine / Youth Pastor" perfectly exemplifies his state of mind. You can stream it in the replies, and keep a look out for Nice Try, The Devil, premiering on Comedy Central this Sunday, May...
Cody Nelson on 05/10/13 - 06:39 AM
Kevin Nealon (SNL, Weeds) will be releasing his newest special, Whelmed...But Not Overly on CD and DVD on May 28th. The album will be released through New Wave Dynamics and artwork can be seen in the replies.
Cody Nelson on 05/09/13 - 09:23 AM
The Lonely Island will be releasing their third album The Wack Album on June 11th. You can preorder the album here, and check out the album's single "YOLO"in the replies.
Cody Nelson on 05/06/13 - 09:04 AM
Podcasting cornerstone Comedy Bang! Bang! is celebrating its fourth anniversary today with a star-studded episode. Guests include actor/writer/director David Wain and record executives The Bachelor Brothers. You can also expect a teen female co-host-off, and an appearance from the studio's custodian Mike. That's right, this episode has everything, and you can stream it in the replies.
Cody Nelson on 05/06/13 - 08:57 AM
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Cody Nelson on 05/04/13 - 06:47 AM
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Cody Nelson on 04/27/13 - 05:18 AM
The first episode of Tim & Eric's Go Pro Show has been released via their new comedy collective (among which Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts and Michael Cera belong) JASH's Youtube channel. It can be watched in the replies.
Cody Nelson on 04/15/13 - 12:13 PM
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Cody Nelson on 04/13/13 - 05:09 AM
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Cody Nelson on 04/06/13 - 06:09 AM
In what's certainly one of the most hilarious hours of the year thus far, Jon Hamm and Nick Kroll (as well as two similar sounding Mexican radio DJ brothers) are on this week's Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast. You can listen to it here.
Cody Nelson on 04/01/13 - 08:43 AM
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Cody Nelson on 03/30/13 - 03:42 AM
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Cody Nelson on 03/23/13 - 06:18 AM
Who Charted?, a comedy podcast covering top 5 lists in the worlds of music and movies, just released their live episode from SXSW featuring Matt and Kim as their guests. You can listen to it here.
Cody Nelson on 03/21/13 - 06:18 AM
You can watch the first promo for Louis CK's upcoming special "Oh My God" in the replies. The special premieres on HBO Saturday, April 13th at 10pm.
Cody Nelson on 03/20/13 - 12:25 PM
Head to the replies to watch a comedy sketch featuring Blake of Name Taken.
Matthew Tsai on 02/12/11 - 10:58 AM
Bo Burnham's music video for "Oh Bo" can be viewed here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 10/19/10 - 12:09 PM

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