• Preview: Austin’s Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival returns with Kids in the Hall, Marc Maron, Mike Birbiglia, more!

    The moon towers of Austin are the last of their kind in the world. Purchased secondhand from the city of Detroit in 1894, the towers were designed for no more threatening a purpose than to illuminate the city– an early example of nighttime municipal electricity. But when they first arrived at the turn of the 19th century, the result was public panic. “The citizens were so concerned that it was

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    Comedy Central announces lineup for Half-Hour comedy specials

    Comedy central has released their roster of comedians receiving 30-minute (well, 22-minute) specials in 2014, SplitSider reports. The new season of The Half-Hour includes a talented list of comedians, many with some television heat on them. Fortune Feimster was recently cast in the much-talked about Tina Fey Fox pilot Cabot College. Michael Che has been tearing it up as a writer at Saturday Night Live after blowing up on the

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    David Cross announces Bonnaroo comedy lineup, festival launches Web series with Rob Cantrell (Videos)

    Daniel Tosh, Mike Birbiglia and Nikki Glaser are only three of the stellar comedians who will perform at Bonnaroo this year, as the music and arts festival takes over Manchester, TN from June 13 to 16. The full list of comedians to appear at the Bonnaroo Comedy Theatre hosted by IFC is below. Also, David Cross mouth-talks them in the video below: Daniel Tosh Bob Saget David Cross Maria Bamford

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    Is Eddie Murphy the best and worst thing to happen to black comics?

    Just this morning, our pals at Huffington Post Comedy, posted an excellent roundtable discussion featuring comedians W. Kamau Bell, Desiree Burch, Michael Che, Calise Hawkins, Phoebe Robinson and Baron Vaughn, in honor of Black History Month. The discussion spanned what it means to be a black comedian today, how socio-political comedy plays to American audiences going through tough economic times, and a lot more. In the below excerpt, Vaughn examines

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