• Watch Randy Liedtke’s bizarrely hilarious set on Late Night with Seth Meyers

    Continuing on his wave of recent shine, stand-up comedian Randy Liedtke had a stellar and altogether nonsensical set on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Liedtke is a great stand-up in his own right, but is more well known as the guy who posed as a Pace Picante Salsa employee, created and commandeered their Twitter page, and ultimately managed to prank fellow comedian Kyle Kinane last year. And let’s not forget

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    Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 1: Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane, Kyle Dunnigan (also Johnny Marr)

    AUSTIN — Day one of Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest kicked off with sunny skies and cool, brisk air, which, for a moment, made me forget that I live in Texas, the hot-and-sweaty capital of the South. Yours truly will be in attendance for all three days of the music/comedy/BMX/weirdness festival to share with you the highlights of all the strange shenanigans that go down. The comedy stage has historically

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    High Plains Comedy Festival in photos: Reggie Watts, Marc Maron, Kyle Kinane and more!

    On Aug. 23 and 24, the first-ever High Plains Comedy Festival went down in beautiful Denver, CO, bringing together dozens of nationally headlining comedians and local heroes from the city’s increasingly thriving comedy scene. For the festival, co-curators and comedians Andy Juett and Adam Cayton-Holland snagged the likes of Reggie Watts, Kyle Kinane, Kurt Braunohler and Marc Maron (who guested on a live recording of Cayton-Holland’s podcast My Dining Room

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    Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane and many more set for Fun Fun Fun Fest

    The Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced the official comedy and music line up for the 8th annual festival going down between Nov 8 and Nov. 10 in Austin. Veteran comedy rock duo Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Craig Robinson, Rob Delaney, and a live version of Adult Swim’s series The Eric Andre Show will be part of the fun. Other notable names performing include Doug Benson, Janny Slate, Kyle Dunnigan,

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    SXSW Comedy, day 6: Hannibal Buress, Hasan Minhaj, Kyle Kinane

    AUSTIN — If there was any doubt that I am now immersed in SXSW Music, it was put to rest yesterday thanks to Loud Village– an entity that encapsulates both alternative music and alternative comedy. So, in other words, the hipster dream. Loud Village offered a showcase yesterday featuring traditional stand-up, ensemble comedy, musical performances and a live DJ. As a side note, I’m unforgivably disappointed that the DJ didn’t

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    SXSW Comedy, day 5: Tenacious D, Drunk History and Ghost Ghirls!

    AUSTIN — Hoo boy, y’all. I know I’ve complained about the oddly-dressed masses who infiltrate the city for SXSW music, but I take it all back for a brief moment, because yesterday, my face was thoroughly rocked off at a kickass performance by the American heroes of Tenacious D: Jack Black and Kyle Gass. But I’m getting ahead of myself. The comedy day began with a screening and discussion of

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    Kyle Kinane talks street gangs, Christmas and more on Conan (Video)

    On the heels of the release of his stellar second album and DVD Whiskey Icarus, comedian Kyle Kinane stopped by Conan last night. During his five minutes onstage, the Chicago native was able to rewrite the story of the Three Wisemen, opine on an enraging bar patron, examine the concept of street gangs that commune with nature and more. Check out all the action below! And for the love of

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    Kyle Kinane’s first hour special Whiskey Icarus premieres Nov. 24, so let’s watch some previews

    Kyle Kinane has come such a long way in the last three years. It seems like just yesterday we were placing his debut album Death of the Party at number three on our 2010 albums-of-the year list. Since that time, he’s established himself as one of the country’s most sought-after headliners, scoring himself his own Comedy Central Presents as well as appearances last year on Conan and John Oliver’s New

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    In which Kyle Kinane remembers when he opened for a racist ventriloquist (Animated video)

    It’s Hump Day, and that means it’s time for another episode of Stand Down, the A.V. Club’s weekly animation series, wherein comedians tell a story about how horrendous their career’s used to be. Today’s subject is Kyle Kinane, who tells about the time he was opening for a racist ventriloquist “who was not Jeff Dunham.” We especially like the attention to detail near the end when Kinane vaguely mentions his

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    Deadbeat comedy booker outed on Facebook

    Late yesterday, comedian Kyle Kinane took to his Facebook page to warn nationally touring comedians about a Sioux Falls, SD comedy booker. Here’s his full message: IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO TOURING COMICS: Avoid working for Sioux Falls booker Brian Eugene Abrahamson at all costs. He will not pay. He is not a sad-sack down on his luck as he’d like you to believe. From what I’ve discovered after the fact, he

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    Laughspin interview: Catching up with Kyle Kinane

    Last year, comedian Kyle Kinane released one of the best albums of the year Death of the Party. And since then, he’s been quickly rising in the world of comedy, having made appearances on Conan, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show and his own Comedy Central Presents. Now he’s on tour opening for one of the biggest comedians today, Daniel Tosh. I caught up with him on opening night of

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    Punchline Mag analysis: Late night stand-up comedy spots not the career changer they used to be

    Late night talk shows used to be the break every comedian wanted. Five minutes on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson or the Late Show with David Letterman could catapult you from working comic to household name. And though it’s nearly impossible to find a comedian who would turn down an opportunity to be on TV, performing on the late night stages just doesn’tt hold as much weight as they

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    In what setting is a comedy album best recorded?

    Though recording a comedy album of any kind is largely just a matter of capturing spoken word, the sound quality of the laughter is something to consider. Last night I (along with more than 100 others) was lucky enough to watch Patton Oswalt run through the new special he’s recording on Saturday. Besides feeling like I’m part of some footnote in comedy history, Oswalt — when he mentioned that he

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    Comedian light boxes feature Marc Maron, Janeane Garofalo, Louis C.K., more

    Janeane Garofalo is a light box!

    The ways in which comedy nerds can show their appreciation for the artists they love are a bit limited. Obviously, you can show up to your fave comedians’ live shows; these days you could probably also donate some money to their podcast/indie radio show or leave a supportive comment on their latest viral video attempt or maybe even shoot off

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    LA comedy represents in Portland; a SoCal perspective on the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

    As the fourth annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland came to a close yesterday, some of the best, brightest, and most original in comedy were put on display to uproarious, standing room only crowds. This is especially true for the LA comedy scene. Looking at the list of almost 200 scheduled performers at Bridgetown, over a third of them are based out of Los Angeles. Portland, seemingly a more indie-minded

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