• LA comedy represents in Portland; a SoCal perspective on the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

    As the fourth annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland came to a close yesterday, some of the best, brightest, and most original in comedy were put on display to uproarious, standing room only crowds. This is especially true for the LA comedy scene. Looking at the list of almost 200 scheduled performers at Bridgetown, over a third of them are based out of Los Angeles. Portland, seemingly a more indie-minded

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    Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Day 1

    PORTLAND, OR – The first night of Portland’s 4th annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival began last night and the skies of Oregon shined down. Literally. Like, it was over 50 degrees, you guys. There was sunshine. Every hipster in attendance was excited, but they would never tell you that. With 19 shows at eight venues along the popular Hawthorne Boulevard – there was a lot of laughter to be had. Though

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    Punchline Magazine analysis: the comedy podcast goes postmodern

    Due to the recent surge in popularity, It was only a matter of time, but now it’s official: the comedy podcast has gone postmodern. Yesterday, via the Plop List, a wonderful hub of everything related to comedy podcasts, the arrival of Succotash- The Comedy Podcast Podcast was announced. As you might figure with the label “comedy podcast podcast”, host/producer Marc Hershon plays several clips from popular podcasts including WTF with

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    South By Southwest Comedy: Day 2

    AUSTIN– Unsurprisingly, day two of SXSW’s comedy offerings did not disappoint. The evening began with a live Comedy Death Ray Radio podcast taping featuring none other than Pee-Wee Herman creator Paul Reubens. Anyone hoping to see a live interview with Pee-Wee would be disappointed. Reubens dressed comfortably in jeans and a green button up shirt instead of donning his infamous gray suit; he fielded questions from CDR producer Scott Aukerman

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    A complete list of Comedy Death Ray auction items for charity

    Doug Benson

    As reported earlier last week, Comedy Death Ray is holding its annual benefit for the LA Food Bank and this year’s auction is something to get excited about. The complete auction list is loaded with special VIP passes, private parties, and live in-living-room performances – some with bids well exceeding thousands of dollars. Check out the list below. Go to the Movies with Doug Benson –

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    Comedy Death Ray gives to LA Food Bank this holiday season

    Comedy Death Ray announced the 9th Annual ANNUAL XMAS NATIVITY PAGEANT at the UCB Theater – LA to benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Tickets for the Dec 14 spectacular goes on sale Sun, Dec 5 at noon with 100% of the proceeds going to the food bank. With more than 1.6 million LA County residents struggle with hunger, Scott Aukerman and friends have stepped in once again to

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