• Brian Posehn talks weed, apocalypse and “stripping clubs” on “Conan” (Video)

    My first encounter with Brian Posehn was on Just Shoot Me!, where the bespectacled comic actor played a lumbering and slow mail clerk named Kevin. Man, was that the perfect role for him. Since then, though, he’s appeared regularly on The Sarah Silverman Program, Reno 911! and Kim Possible. And last night, he appeared on Conan to promote a live show in Seattle and his newest album Fart and Weiner

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    Rory Scovel successfully does stand-up in total darkness, accompanied by live music

    When performing comedy in front of a live audience, it’s strongly recommended that the stage be lit. If specifically performing stand-up, it’s also recommended that indie rock music not be playing during the performance. Given how obvious those two observations are, going against both of them would be, in most cases, just plain daft. Leave it up to one Rory Scovel to prove all that wrong. After pulling off one

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    Paul Provenza and friends bring improvised stand-up comedy to Montreal, Edinburgh

    Improvised stand-up? Have you ever heard of such a thing? Or, maybe you think you’ve seen that go down when some stand-up has nowhere to go with their material. Actually, a new live show produced by comedians Troy Conrad and Paul Provenza, Set List, further refines the idea of “improvised stand-up” into a hilarious showcase of some of stand-up comedy’s best minds working– like Dana Gould (former producer on the

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    Interview: Demetri Martin’s ever-growing comedy portfolio

    Delving into a stand-up comedian’s creative process is often a mixed bag at best. Creating, tweaking, and performing a joke is an incredibly subjective experience, so communicating what that experience is like usually leaves something to be desired. Sometimes, though, we get lucky, and we catch a vivid glimpse into how comedy is born. Enter Demetri Martin. He’s worn many hats in the comedy world, from working as a correspondent

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    Interview: Who are you, Reggie Watts?

    What Reggie Watts does onstage has been described in many different ways the last few years. Mostly it comes down to “comedian” or “musical comedian.” After all, Comedy Central Records released his album Why Shit So Crazy? last year; he’s toured with comedians (Conan, anyone?) and cut his teeth on the national comedy scene. But he barely tells any jokes. Onstage it’s all about music– music that’s improvised every night

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    VIDEO: Marc Maron on Conan; enough said

    If you watched Conan last night, you witnessed one of the stronger episodes since its premiere. The reason is simple: Marc Maron was one of Coco’s guests. If you missed it, we’ve conveniently embedded that shit below. The main story Maron tells, about another one of his ill-conceived romantic courtships, will most likely land on his upcoming album for Comedy Central Records. He killed the crowd in Brooklyn a few

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    Jimmy Pardo's 'Never Not Funny' raises $28,000 for charity

    Jimmy Pardo and his Never Not Funny podcast successfully raised over $28,000 for the Smile Train (a charity providing free cleft surgery for millions of poor children in developing countries) with the show’s annual Pardcast-a-thon. The live 12-hour marathon show played to a sold out audience at the Acme Theater in Los Angeles early last weekend; thousands more watched a live broadcast via pardcast.com. Surpassing the $21,000 raised last year,

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    Reggie Watts reunites with Conan O’Brien on last night’s show; let’s watch!

    Musical comedian Reggie Watts joined Harrison Ford and Rosario Dawson on last night’s Conan. Comedy nerds know that prior to coming to Stage 15, Watts opened for the late night host this summer on his Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour. So, let’s check out what Reggie whipped up for Coco last night. For more on Reggie, check out our interview with him from a few months ago.

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    Conan show opener Jimmy Pardo on last night's premiere: I got goosebumps

    Last night 4.2 million people tuned in to see the premiere of Conan on TBS. But before actress Lea Michele or actor Seth Rogen could take to the guest spots and before those at home could bask in the orange glow of the bearded one, the studio audience — 250 strong — needed to be warmed up. Kind of. I say “kind of” because, really, for the last nine months,

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