• Watch the ‘Bitter Buddha’ trailer with Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, more!

    True comedy nerds know who Eddie Pepitone is. He’s the man who’s made an art out of Twitter, the star of the daily live-action comic strip Puddin’ and the dude who released the stellar album A Great Stillness at the end of last year. But, with the upcoming documentary about the man, perhaps a wider spectrum of comedy goers will get intimate with Pepitone and his many lovable psychoses. Directed

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    Watch Todd Barry’s audition to become the new Advil spokesman

    Comedian Todd Barry wants to be the new Advil spokesperson. He’s so dedicated to scoring the gig, he took time out of his busy schedule to audition for the part– without even being asked. Are you watching, Advil people? He’s a fucking go-getter. Although, I’m pretty sure when he unveils his pain-reliever of choice to the camera, he’s showing off a generic bottle of ibuprofen. I can’t imagine that’s going

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    Gospel singer Vickie Winans thinks she’s a stand-up comedian (Video)

    How talented of a comedian is gospel singer Vickie Winans? I’ll tell you. Tomorrow she’s recording her first ever stand-up comedy DVD. And she has no material prepared. She’s going to do three shows “off the top of my head,” as she tells the below awkward television reporter on a Detroit news show. But before I totally disparage Winan’s talents as a comedian, it turns out she did released a

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    Listen to Aimee Mann sing “Todd Barry Is An Idiot”

    When comedian Todd Barry tweeted the following — “Yo @aimeemann. Hear you’re recording @timheidecker song. BIG mistake. I’ll whip up something better & fax it to you later.” — a scene for musical inspiration was set. Tim Heidecker (of Tim and Eric fame) got to work on an unplanned ditty with his friend singer/songwriter (and comedy enthusiast) Aimee Mann, which would pay tribute to Barry. Michael Penn plays guitar and

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    Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 9)

    EDINBURGH — Todd Barry knows his food. He has a whole “food chunk” in his act. His quest for food has created awkward exchanges on Twitter with the Kansas City Airport and followers from Los Angeles. Yet, when I ask him what’s good to eat here in Edinburgh, he recommends “great Thai and Indian food. Nothing local that I know of.” Here we are, two comedians from America, eating food

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    Watch Louis C.K. and friends contemplate busboy's life in "Louie" extra scene

    With the premiere of the second season of Louie hitting FX this Thursday at 10:30 pm EST, the ever-giving Louis C.K. gifted the Internet mere moments ago with this extra scene from the first season of the show. Oh, and you should know that said first season is out on DVD and Blu-ray today. So, you should buy the shit out of that. Just click the image below. For now,

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    Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Day 2

    PORTLAND – Somehow, it’s still sunny in Portland. The Comedy Gods are smiling upon us, you guys. First stop for day two of Bridgetown was Lance Bangs Presents Come Laugh With Us at the Bagdad Theater. The line for this baby was around the block, because the show was packed with talent. Kristen Schaal, Fred Armisen, Jon Daly, Brett Gelman, Mike Lawrence, and of course, director Lance Bangs. First up

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    Video: Todd Barry was to star opposite Natalie Portman in Aronofsky flick

    I think we all can agree that Todd Barry is one of comedy’s best assets and greatest underdogs. But today, a little more of the world is going to see the man. Check out the newly posted Funny Or Die video below, wherein Todd and director Darren Aronofsky with whom Barry worked on The Wrestler, give us the real story behind the mega hit Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman. Check

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    Todd Barry gifts comedy world with list of his own tweets; you’re welcome

    Todd Barry is one of the funniest comics around. And he’s on Twitter. So, as you can imagine, his feed consists of some of the funniest tweets around. If you’re not someone who scans Twitter all day, rifling through someone’s thousands of tweets, then looking for extra-special jewels can be a little daunting. So, what better way to get a quick snapshot of some special moments than a list of

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    Todd Barry to host Village Voice awards, pledges to take his anger out on winners

    The Village Voice just announced that the host of their first annual Web Awards will be none other than smooth-voiced comedy god, Todd Barry. Now, if you’re one of the Todd’s 73,597 Twitter followers, you know that he expressed interest in participating in this award show earlier this month – as a nominee… The hosting gig may be an olive branch (or just a sound decision), but there’s no getting

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    Exclusive video: Todd Barry airport interview

    MONTREAL — Our coverage of the Just For Laughs comedy is almost done. But That didn’t stop me from shoving my camera in Todd Barry’s face at the airport here. He was kind enough to chat a bit about his fest experiences and his upcoming dates. Check out toddbarry.com for the specifics. For now, enjoy this horribly unprofessional (on my part) interview Todd.

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    Judah Friedlander is 'spectacular' on Sesame Street

    One of the advantages of being up at 7 a.m. every morning, due to having a one year old? You’re always one of the first people to find out when your favorite comedians turn up on Sesame Street. This morning the mighty World Champion Judah Friedlander graced my television set as Inspector 4, a dude who was charged with finding all the number “4s” on Sesame Street. He also started

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    Comedy Matters with Judah Friedlander, Ralphie May and more

    Comic Strip Xmas Party The truth is I liked my last column so much it was hard for me to start to write this one. That’s a dangerous thing for a writer to fall in love with his own stuff! Anyway, thanks to all of you who sent your condolences on my Mom. For the second year in a row, The Comic Strip had an amazing, kick-ass holiday party, and

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    Todd Barry is in the charitable holiday spirit

    Comedian Todd Barry is offering a unique bundle of holiday cheer this season. Barry has posted an eBay auction where the highest bidder will win one ticket to Comedy Death Ray’s Xmas Nativity Pageant and a personal phone call from Barry live on stage! The Xmas Nativity Pageant takes place on Dec. 15 at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre is Los Angeles, and the lucky bidder will publicly take a

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    Comedy Matters with Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and more

    TRIBUTE TO MARJORIE GURIAN This column will be kind of a double column due to the sudden passing of my beloved Mom, Marjorie Gurian, right at the time my last column was due. It just kind of rocked me, and brought home the concept that all we have is today. [caption id=”attachment_4784″ align=”aligncenter” width=”350″ caption=”Marjorie Gurian and her son, me. on her 81st birthday. I took her to see Jewtopia.

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