• Patton Oswalt, Megan Mullally, more want a Los Angeles comedy festival (Video)

    Kickstarter has become a friend to independent musicians, artists, filmmakers, writers and performers everywhere truly making D.I.Y. projects a little easier and allowing for promotion at the same time. Comedian Abbey Londer has decided to take advantage of the site using it to raise money and awareness for RIOT. RIOT, if funded, will be a weekend-long comedy festival taking place in downtown Los Angeles and will showcase the variety of

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    Kickstarter campaign to reinvigorate NYC indie comedy venue Luca Lounge launches

    Over the last year, several live comedy venues in New York have closed. Many of the shows featuring the city’s most innovative acts have had to find another home. Often times that means doing shows at coffee shops, bowling alleys, and, sometimes, in a living room. Luca Lounge is one of those out-of-the-way places that currently houses many great comedy shows featuring acts such as Janeane Garofalo, Fred Armisen, Bill

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    Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival lineup revealed; Kristen Schaal, John Oliver, Aisha Tyler among participants

    What began as a joke amongst jokers, has now become an annual comedy tradition in the New York City metro area. It’s the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival; and it’s now in its fourth year. And we’re happy to reveal this year’s lineup. The “fest” will span two venues in Brooklyn — the Bell House and Union Hall — from Sept. 15 – 18 and will host a stellar cast of

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    Laughter Against the Machine plans a tour documentary, and you can help

    Comedian W. Kamau Bell released one of the best stand-up comedy albums of last year, Face Full of Flour, and he doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. He, along with comedians Janine Brito and Nato Green set up a Kickstarter account to produce Laughter Against the Machine: A Tour Documentary. The comics are asking for donations to reach their goal of $20,000 to produce the documentary. For

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    Video: Eugene Mirman uses Kickstarter to fund Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

    Old and busted: corporate sponsorship. New hotness: Kickstarter-funded ventures. So that means Eugene Mirman’s on the cutting edge of hot. The comedian announced that the next installment — the fourth, as some might call it — of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival will be funded by grassroots cash donated online, presuming they meet their $18,000 minimum. Even though Mirman says the fest started as a joke, it’s a big deal

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