Morning Debriefing 3/6/12

1) Doug Stanhope’s “Before Turning the Gun on Himself” is out today. Get it

2) The 2nd Annual Comedy Awards just released their nominations with Bridesmaids, 30 Rock, Modern Family, and Louis CK getting plenty of recognition. Also, the Artist, again?

3) Also in just announced news, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival just released their line-up and, with it, coming closer and closer to a comedy mecca.

4) One of our favorite live shows, Set List: the Improvised Stand-Up Show is touring around the world again.

5) The Throwing Shade podcast with Bryan Safi & Erin Gibson just got welcomed to the Max Fun family!

6) Brown Paper Tickets and The Spit Take have an open spot for a non-profit or community-oriented organization for a free information table at their SXSW comedy show in Austin (8:30PM Wed. Mar 14th at Esther’s Follies). At the table will be Todd Barry, Brendon Walsh, Mike Lawrence, Kristine Levine, DC Pierson and host Nick Turner. If interested in spreading the word about a group/cause can email Julie Seabaugh at  

7) Rick Shapiro just came out with a book, which, almost unsurprisingly, is titled “Unfiltered”.

8) Yahoo! is joining in the branded web comedy league. Based off the Hunger Games parody yesterday, they might have some good stuff coming down the line.

9) Gallery 1988 is going for Round 2 of “Is This Thing On?” featuring art inspired by funny people.


10) The International TV Festival is looking for comedy web series submissions

11) The idea that a bar fight would even almost arise at an open mic over a guy being obviously uncomfortable with cross dressing is ludicrous, especially when the cross dresser is our good friend and funny comedian, Rye Silverman

12) “What Happens in Echo Park, Stays Recorded on a Podcast” Can we make this a slogan?

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