• Sober January motivation: 9 comedians who got clean

    It’s Sober January for many people as the calendar turned to 2019. Many out there take the month off drinking for Sober January, while others may have made their New Year’s resolution to get clean. Kicking an addiction is always a popular New Year’s resolution and drinking less is reportedly in the top ten reported popular resolutions for 2019. Getting sober is hard, but many accomplish it. With help from meetings,

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    Conan O’Brien pop-up comedy club joins New York Comedy Festival line-up

    Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco and TBS are bringing TEAMCOCOHOUSE to this year’s 15th Annual New York Comedy Festival, a few months after premiering their hit pop-up comedy club at the San Diego Comic-Con this past July. Starting November 7 at Sony Hall, TEAMCOCOHOUSE will feature three days of stand-ups, podcasts, musical acts, magicians, and more all hand-picked by Conan O’Brien himself. Big names include Tig Notaro, Craig Robinson, Chris Gethard, and Sasheer Zamata.

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    Chris Gethard heads to Fusion, Brett Davis takes over public access post (Exclusive interviews)

    As Chris Gethard prepares to make his long-overdue move to traditional cable television in April — he just inked a deal with Fusion — a last piece of his business is to hand down his Wednesday night time slot on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) to a similarly innovative oddball of New York comedy, and he’s found the heir to his Public Access time slot in Brett Davis. “I think the

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    Comedy Central’s ‘The Half-Hour’ premieres June 6 with Michael Che and Chris Distefano

    Comedy Central’s stellar stand-up comedy series The Half-Hour kick off its third season Friday, June 6 at midnight ET with back-to-back comedy specials from comedians Chris Distefano and Michael Che. The quickly-rising Distefano appears on MTV and MTV2’s Guy Code, Girl Code and Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave (among other shows) and Che, a writer on Saturday Night Live, was recently announced as the newest correspondent on

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    South By Southwest comedy, days 5 and 6: Chris Gethard gets naked, Superego gets weird (Photos)

    AUSTIN – The city of Austin is well known for its quirky eccentricity, as reflected in its mostly official motto, “Keep Austin Weird.” And South by Southwest has a tendency to exacerbate said weirdness, particularly where the comedy scene is concerned. Today, I have two examples for you. Example the first: audience members on Wednesday were treated to (quite literally— that’s a pun, it’ll be funny in a moment, I

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    The Chris Gethard Show may come to Comedy Central

    The extremely popular New York public access program, The Chris Gethard Show, might make it to national broadcast. Comedy Central has ordered a pilot from the comedian, who currently produces the live call-in show. Funny Or Die will produce the Comedy Central project as a possible late-night addition to its extremely successful @midnight, which was recently picked up for 40 additional weeks. Comedy Central continues to make popular moves to

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    Garfunkel & Oates series among 11 comedies in development at IFC

    As if there commitment to producing quality comedy content wasn’t already clear (Maron, Portlandia, Comedy Bang Bang), IFC today announced it’s considering no fewer than 11 new comedy series, one of which is a pilot based on musical duo Garfunkel & Oates, aka Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci. In the scripted comedy Garfunkel & Oates, set to begin production in May, the duo would play slightly fictionalized versions of themselves

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    David Cross announces Bonnaroo comedy lineup, festival launches Web series with Rob Cantrell (Videos)

    Daniel Tosh, Mike Birbiglia and Nikki Glaser are only three of the stellar comedians who will perform at Bonnaroo this year, as the music and arts festival takes over Manchester, TN from June 13 to 16. The full list of comedians to appear at the Bonnaroo Comedy Theatre hosted by IFC is below. Also, David Cross mouth-talks them in the video below: Daniel Tosh Bob Saget David Cross Maria Bamford

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    SXSW Comedy, day 7: Fogelnest Files, Doug Benson, weird YouTube videos!

    AUSTIN — Friday marked the seventh day of comedy at SXSW 2013, but don’t be fooled – we’re not taking a breather over here in Austin. Let’s do the math: weekend + final days of SXSW + St. Patrick’s Day = pure pandemonium. It’s a perfect storm of mayhem and drunkenness. So taking a break from the insanity on the streets at the SXSW Comedy venue, Esther’s Follies, was a

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    SXSW Comedy, day 4: Marc Maron, Fred Armisen, Nasty Show and more!

    AUSTIN — Sweet fancy Moses, we’re halfway into SXSW! This whole week is a marathon of networking, alcohol and hearing the words “innovation” and “creative flow” so many times you’ll probably have an aneurysm, so think happy thoughts for those of us who continue powering through the madness. The fourth day began with a comedy nerd’s dream panel discussion at the Austin Convention Center: Chris Gethard, Scott Aukerman, Marc Maron

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    IFC ‘adopts’ comedian Chris Gethard (Video)

    Comedian and actor Chris Gethard has a new home on IFC thanks to the network’s new Adopt-A-Comic program, in which they spotlight comics who share their “slightly off” credo. In their own words: “IFC has decided to adopt a comic every year. That’s right, we will get to hang around with this ‘adopted comic’ all year, because he is sort of like family. This is our first year of bestowing

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    Comedian Chris Gethard still alive, still on his way to Bonnaroo (Videos)

    A few days ago we told you about Chris Gethard’s plan to travel to Bonnaroo, where he is scheduled to perform on June 7; the catch is he’s got no car, no phone and no money. Chris is about half way through his ambitious and potentially dangerous 10-day trek to Manchester, TN from Los Angeles, so we thought we’d check in on his progress so far. Chris got in touch

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    Comedian Chris Gethard needs your help to safely arrive at Bonnaroo (Video)

    Comedian, actor and author Chris Gethard is scheduled to perform at Bonnaroo on June 7, but in the meantime, he’ll be documenting his 10-day journey getting there – by foot. Chris shared this video explaining his plans for the trip, which include traveling from Los Angeles to the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, TN with no car, no phone and no money. Chris will rely entirely on the generosity of fans

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    Watch Tom Scharpling’s newest, brilliant music video featuring Chris Gethard and more!

    If there was such a realm of music videos that could have a ruler, Tom Scharpling would undoubtedly be king. The host of The Best Show on WFMU and podcast Low Times has made his mark bridging some of the best in comedy with some of the best in music in unforgettably funny music videos. His past videos feature comedians Kurt Braunohler and Wyatt Cenac in The Stepkids’ “Legend in

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    Chris Gethard appeals to Diddy on Jimmy Fallon show

    In case you missed Friday’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon because you were out laughing your ass off at a comedy club like me, all you need to know is #DiddyGethard. And if you find that hashtag as inappropriately funny as I do and want to know more, watch this clip: And don’t forget to send in your tweets! (While you’re at it, make sure you’re following us @punchlinemag.)

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