• SXSW Comedy, Day 3: Brett Gelman, Jay Larson, Team Coco and more!

    AUSTIN — As you may have heard, Austin’s motto is “Keep Austin Weird,” referring to the fun eccentricities of its most colorful people and places. But the same could have been said for one of the oddest performances I can remember seeing in the past three years of covering SXSW: Brett Gelman’s Gelmania. Allow me to set the stage: Gelman stands front and center amid smoke, flashing lights, and a

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    Jay Larson: “Self-Diagnosed” (Review)

    As the catalog of comedy albums expands every Tuesday, the traditional format of the one-hour live stand-up show as an album fades away– to the delight of comedy fans and nerds everywhere (or at least this reviewer). Though there’s been a handful of non-traditional comedy albums released the past few years, you can find a great one in Jay Larson’s Self-Diagnosed (A Special Thing Records). Along with eroding the accepted

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    Kyle Kinane, Natasha Leggero among next comics shooting Comedy Central specials

    Kyle Kinane

    The latest season of Comedy Central Presents is set to begin taping this October. Tapings will be in New York City at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College from Oct. 14 – 17. The episodes are scheduled to air in 2011. The sixteen half-hour specials feature: Thursday October 14th, 6:00 PM Mike Vecchione, Matt Fulchiron Thursday, October 14th, 8:30 PM Kyle

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