• Margaret Cho, Patton Oswalt, Paul F. Tompkins and many more join for musical comedy album benefitting OneKid OneWorld (Videos)

    The world of comedy takes on America’s past, present and future in the musical comedy album 2776. Created by Rob Kutner (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and the Levinson Brothers (The Tonight Show), the album is a collection of 28 original songs with all proceeds going to the OneKid OneWorld foundation. 2776 features an impressive lineup of comedians including Patton Oswalt, Reggie Watts, Ira Glass, Margaret Cho, Paul F.

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    Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass respond to Joss Whedon’s call to ban Sleepwalk With Me (Video)

    A few days ago, celebrated writer and director Joss Whedon issued a public plea to his fans that they boycott Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass’ new film Sleepwalk With Me. And while Whedon may be nerd royalty with a cult-like legion of fans that’ll undoubtedly follow the order, Birbigs and Glass aren’t intimated. It’s on. They’re determined to make more than Whedon did with The Avengers. The duo’s response is

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    Joss Whedon wants you to boycott Mike Birbiglia’s movie Sleepwalk with Me (Video)

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon has called his army of fans into action with a funny joke that utilizes the art of reverse psychology (sorry, did I spoil it?) to see Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass’s movie Sleepwalk With Me. To break it down for you, Sleepwalk With Me is opening in around 80 theaters nationwide while The Avengers (which Whedon wrote and directed) is open in around

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    Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass really want you to see Sleepwalk With Me (Video)

    Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass’s movie Sleepwalk With Me opens in a little over two weeks and they really want you to come. I mean, you should go, because Birbiglia and Glass are great and funny story tellers and Sleepwalk With Me is touching, hilarious and entertaining. But if you weren’t convinced, Birbiglia and Glass have announced they’ll be doing everything at the New York screening at IFC Center on

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    Mike Birbiglia stars opposite ‘Fresh Air’ host Terry Gross in a short film produced by Ira Glass (Video)

    Mike Birbiglia has dedicated a lot of time to explaining the dangers of being a chronic sleepwalker, but in this short film produced by This American Life’s Ira Glass, the storytelling comedian does plenty of harm to himself in full consciousness. After an interview with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross, Birbigs isn’t ready to call it a day and invites himself along to spend some quality time with Gross. What’s the

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    Listen: Comedian Danny Lobell’s chicken story on ‘This American Life’

    A few days ago, hugely popular NPR show This American Life broadcasted a performance that found comedian Danny Lobell relating a richly hilarious and endearing story to an audience at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. The story centers around Lobell and “Blanco,” one of the Ecuadorian gangsters that live in the same building in Brooklyn. Lobell, determined to finally clean up the eye sore that was

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    Six things that should make comedians feel better about what they’re doing

    It’s no secret that there is a great deal of personal mental strain that comedians go through– often self-inflicted, despite having “making people laugh” in their job description. While self-help books are often a popular topic for jokes and I’ve surprised other comedians by not having ever entered therapy, any person legitimately doing comedy would tell you that any whisper of encouragement, even if not specifically directed at them, is

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