• FXX and FX cancels Jim Jefferies’ ‘Legit,’ Danny McBride’s ‘Chozen’ — RIP, two excellent shows

    Jim Jefferies’ Legit and Danny McBride’s animated series Chozen will not return to FX or FXX, after this season ends. The news came after FX Networks CEO John Landgraf, who has been pushing hard on creating original comedies for FX and its baby sister channel FXX, announced he would be doubling the amount of shows for the networks in the upcoming year. Legit closed up shop after last night’s final

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    Comedy podcast you should be listening to: “Talkin’ Shit” with Jim Jefferies and Eddie Ifft

    Jim Jefferies and Eddie Ifft tour the world performing stand-up comedy for hundreds of people at a time. Jefferies has had an HBO special and Ifft has had one for Comedy Central. Despite such accolades, you might not know they also have a popular podcast, Talkin’ Shit. “It’s the same reason I don’t win any comedy awards,” Jefferies tells me at a recent taping of the podcast in Los Angeles.

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    Reader question: Has the HBO hour comedy special lost its prestige?

    The HBO hour comedy special is still a goal for most comedians, but its no doubt lost some of its prestige over the years.

    You may have noticed the “Ask us your comedy questions” graphic on our pages. It links up to our page on Formspring, wherein you can ask a question and I’ll answer it! You can also ask us a question through our Tumblr

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    Jim Jeffries shows his balls on Michigan stage

    You might think you know crazy comedy, but chances are, you ain’t got squat. If your idea of onstage wackiness conforms to the surrealistic antics of Andy Kauffman or the melon-smashing mania of Gallagher, clearly, you have a taste for the tame. Because, my friends, these forebears of comedic crazy don’t got nothing on one Jim Jeffries. This past year, we met Jim on his first HBO stand-up special, I

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    Alternative Comedy Festival hits Boston; will Beantown ever laugh the same?

    Check out exclusive photos of AltCom by Rob Turbovsky here. What the hell is alternative comedy? That seemed to be the question posed by AltCom — that is the Alternative Comedy Festival in Boston, or near Boston, really — or at least the question I posed to festival director Brian Joyce ad infinitum. After both nights of the festival at the Somerville Theatre this weekend, I’m still not sure how

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