• Patton Oswalt, Emo Philips to headline 2nd annual Limestone Comedy Festival

    The Limestone Comedy Festival is ready to celebrate its second year as a five-venue stand-up and podcast weekend in downtown Bloomington, IN. The line-up features national headliners like Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Pardo and Emo Philips. Rising stars Ben Moore (The Bob & Tom Show), Cristela Alonzo (the Late Late Show), Erin Foley (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Carmen Lynch (Late Show), Ryan Singer (WTF with Marc Maron), and Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night

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    TBS orders pilot presentation of The Weekly Awards With Jimmy Pardo

    TBS has ordered a pilot presentation from Jimmy Pardo (finally). The long-time opener for Conan will host an unscripted show called The Weekly Awards With Jimmy Pardo, described by producers as Pardo honoring “all the news, clips, personalities and oddities of the week, in a tux.” The project is produced by Conaco, Conan O’Brien’s production company which has launched shows for Conan-friendly comedians like Deon Cole and Pete Holmes. Pardo

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    Jimmy Pardo’s groundbreaking Never Not Funny joins Earwolf comedy podcast network

    The Earwolf network continues to add amazing talent to its roster of podcasts. Jimmy Pardo’s Never Not Funny podcast joins the likes of Kevin Pollak (Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show), Andy Daly (The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project), the Sklar Brothers (Sklarbro Country), Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast, and more. The show, which originally only offered the first 20 minutes for free, will now make all future episodes available for no

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    Laughspin presents: The 10 best comedy albums of 2013

    In some form or another, I say this every year. But that doesn’t make it untrue. So here goes: In 2013, so many amazing comedians released so many amazing albums and specials that I struggled greatly to cram just 10 in this list of the very best. Sure, we can make the list longer to include more, but, then, the value of the list declines. Right? Right. Before we get

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    Jimmy Pardo is renovating his closet: ‘It’s a very nice size’ (Exclusive interview and photos)

    Comedian Jimmy Pardo has just released a brand-spanking new album called Sprezzatura, which is a fast-moving, richly entertaining slice of comedy goodness.  You should buy the shit out of it here. It finds the Chicago native, current Conan staffer and podcast revolutionary liberally playing with his audience and slinging well-crafted jokes. You may be asking, ‘What does Sprezzatura mean?’ Well, I’m here to tell you that we don’t have the

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    Jimmy Pardo will co-host with Conan O’Brien for two nights

    Conan O’Brien’s trusted warm-up comedian Jimmy Pardo, will be stepping into the late night television spotlight tonight and tomorrow at 11 pm ET on TBS. Andy Richter, Conan’s longtime sidekick will be away filming the pilot episode for a new game show called Step Up that he’s signed on to host, so Pardo will take over his duties in the meantime. Pardo has been working with O’Brien since 2009 behind

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    Jimmy Pardo once had a terrifying encounter with the Navy (Animated video)

    In the latest episode of the AV Club’s weekly animated series Stand Down, podcast pioneer, super stand-up comedian and Conan O’Brien’s warm-up comic, Jimmy Pardo regales us with a story about a performance he once gave at a Naval base. As is the case in all of Stand Down episodes — wherein comics remember some of their lowest career moments — things do not play out the way Pardo would’ve

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    Watch Marc Maron, Jimmy Pardo, Greg Behrendt and more bowling for charity

    In the latest installment of Chris Hardwick’s All Star Celebrity Bowling, team Nerdist teamed up to play against team Podcasters, comprised of brothers Randy Sklar and Jason Sklar (Sklarbro Country), Jimmy Pardo (Never Not Funny), Greg Behrendt (Walking the Room), and Marc Maron (WTF). Eventually, the Sklar brothers had to be split up, “because we booked them as a unit,” comments Hardwick. So, Jason Sklar moved to team Nerdist to

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    First ever comedy podcast festival may become reality

    A few years ago, the idea of launching a comedy podcast was considered an innovative one. Today, however, there are more than 16 billion comedy podcasts (that’s an estimate). The point is, there’s so many — and so many quality comedy podcasts — that it’s not at all insane to establish a podcast festival. And that’s exactly what comedian Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini (co-hosts of the popular podcast Comedy

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    Video: ‘My life is misery,’ Zach Galifianakis tells Jimmy Pardo

    If you’re watching Conan, you’re watching “The Pardo Patrol,” right? Oh, you’ve never heard of the Pardo Patrol? You say that you only watch Conan live on TV on TBS and miss out all the extras that Team Coco posts online? Well, if you answered yes to all those questions, you should go to teamcoco.com and watch the clips they have posted a few days after an episode aired of

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    Comedian Jimmy Pardo’s “Pardcast-a-thon” to benefit Smile Train set for Nov. 25

    It’s that time of year again– time for comedian Jimmy Pardo’s Never Not Funny podcast marathon. This year marks the third annual Pardcast-a-thon, which once again will broadcast for 12 non-stop hours beginning Friday, Nov. 25 at 9 p.m. ET. And if ever there was a comedian who was capable of talking to other comedians for 12 hours straight, that comedian is Jimmy Pardo. The Pardcast-a-thon will feature more than

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    Watch Parks and Rec’s Aubrey Plaza prove her emotional acting range

    If you’re anything like me, you have a giant crush on Aubrey Plaza, she of Parks and Recreation fame. If you’re a lot like me — slightly disturbed — you feel a tingle every time Plaza’s character April emasculates her husband Andy (Chris Pratt) on the show. Regardless of where you fall on the In-Love-With-Aubrey-Plaza Spectrum, you’ll enjoy this video, wherein comedian Jimmy Pardo — Conan O’Brien’s nightly opening act

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    The Laughspin Interview with Jimmy Pardo

    Being a big fan of Jimmy Pardo’s work and helping bring his Never Not Funny Podcast to Chicago, I was really looking forward to this interview. I call Pardo while he’s driving to Conan, where he’s the opening act each night. He’s anxious to get right to the questions. When I try to make small talk he jokingly berates me for not going to see him do stand-up recently at

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    Earwolf comedy network launches first ever reality podcast competition

    It was only a matter of time before a reality competition between comedy podcasts would arrive. The proliferation of funny folks recording anywhere from their bed to a studio shooting the shit or talking about politics in a funny way has grown exponentially over the last few years– to a point where a unique approach like the Earwolf Challenge was naturally the next step. And it makes perfect sense that

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    Punchline Magazine analysis: the rise of comedian on comedian programming

    Late last week, HBO dropped a teaser for their new behind-the-curtain comedy special, Talking Funny (see video below) which features such astronomically big names as Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Louis C.K. and Ricky Gervais simply sitting in a room chatting about their craft. Stalwart comedy observers might think of Talking Funny of HBO’s answer to Showtime’s oft-praised Green Room with Paul Provenza– which is basically the same concept (except it

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