W. Kamau Bell, Jello Biafra inject thought into Fun Fun Fun Fest, Fred Armisen brings Ian Rubbish

AUSTIN — If Friday’s comedians at Fun Fun Fun Fest contended with the low lows of celebrity and popular culture, Saturday’s theme might as well have been “Damn the man, save the Empire.” Politics, politics, and more politics. W. Kamau Bell’s set, for example, offered an appealing blend of his personal experiences and political critique that had the audience at once laughing and thinking carefully about how race works in

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John Waters inspires at Fun Fun Fun Fest, Neil Hamburger, Rachel Bloom fit right in

AUSTIN — Once upon a time, before Formula One racing came to roost, before South by Southwest lay at the feet of Microsoft and Doritos, before everyone and their mother moved to the city to catch a whisper of hipness before it vanished into commodity, Austin quietly celebrated the spirit of the weird. Although the city’s eccentric soul is maturing into a more measured—dare I say mainstream?—metropolis, we’re lucky to

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A super fun, super chill Laughspin interview with Patton Oswalt

Okay guys. This conversation with Patton Oswalt needs a little context. I had just seen Oswalt deliver a hilarious and incredibly well-received set in a sweaty, packed comedy tent at Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest. And, like any chaotic festival, music from a nearby stage was continuously bleeding in. That meant that the sounds of Johnny Marr (of The Smiths) and Kurt Vile punctuated each comedian’s set. No complaints from

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Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 3: Sarah Silverman, Rob Delaney, Bridget Everett, Doug Mellard

Your intrepid reporter found herself in the comedy tent of Fun Fun Fun Fest yesterday for a final day of madness. The tent was still steamy and weed-filled from Saturday’s performances — these included Jenny Slate, Doug Benson, Craig Robinson and Tenacious D — but no matter. She soldiered onward and delivers this dispatch today no worse for the wear. I found my way into the tent halfway through a

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Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 2: Tenacious D, Craig Robinson, Doug Benson, Jenny Slate

AUSTIN — If the theme of day one of Fun Fun Fun Fest was Johnny Marr, the theme of day two was probably… pot. I wandered into the comedy tent early yesterday afternoon to find it already oppressively hot, steamy and full of wafting marijuana smoke. For those of you who are not in town to attend the fest, rest assured that the comedy tent (and its general lack of

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Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 1: Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane, Kyle Dunnigan (also Johnny Marr)

AUSTIN — Day one of Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest kicked off with sunny skies and cool, brisk air, which, for a moment, made me forget that I live in Texas, the hot-and-sweaty capital of the South. Yours truly will be in attendance for all three days of the music/comedy/BMX/weirdness festival to share with you the highlights of all the strange shenanigans that go down. The comedy stage has historically

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Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane and many more set for Fun Fun Fun Fest

The Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced the official comedy and music line up for the 8th annual festival going down between Nov 8 and Nov. 10 in Austin. Veteran comedy rock duo Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Craig Robinson, Rob Delaney, and a live version of Adult Swim’s series The Eric Andre Show will be part of the fun. Other notable names performing include Doug Benson, Janny Slate, Kyle Dunnigan,

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That David Cross figurine you never thought about is finally here

You know how you’ve always wanted your very own miniature likeness of David Cross, so that you can have those impassioned conversations late at night about your favorite indie bands and about how there is no God and how the Bible is total horseshit? Well, the day has come. Through a partnership between Aggronautix and Austin’s annual music and comedy festival, the Fun Fun Fun Fest, you can now pre-order

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Fun Fun Fun Fest announces comedy lineup; Reggie Watts, Brian Posehn, Donald Glover and more scheduled to perform

Austin City Limits and South by Southwest aren’t the only music fests in Austin, Texas– the hipster capital of the South. Fun Fun Fun Fest, a relatively new addition to the scene, has just announced their line-up – and it looks to be an insane mix of music and comedy. You can check out the entire list here, but some of the peeps representing the comedy stages during the fest’s

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