The 4th Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival Announces Line-Up
Chicago’s 26th Annual Festival, put together by the minds behind The Onion, The AV Club, Clickhole, and TruTV, will be in its 4th year at the end of May/beginning of June and has a pretty fantastic line-up that includes a sneak peek of Nathan For You, Patton Oswalt, 35mm screening of Idiocracy with Mike Judge, Aparna Nancherla, and more.
Fusion Partners with The Onion to Develop Weekly “A.V. Club” Series
We’re intrigued to see how much satire or snark versus genuine coverage gets put on this show.
Since Univision owns Fusion outright now and also now has controlling stake in The Onion, it would only seem natural for the two properties to collaborate given their focus on a specific niche of millennials. The idea that No, You Shut Up with Paul F. Tompkins and an A.V. Club weekly series being on the same network makes sense.
So, that is what is going to happen.
The Onion’s almost non-satirical pop-culture off-shoot, The A.V. Club, is getting its own weekly show developed for Fusion, which will take on pop culture, music, etc. with that clever edge that they’ve honed for years.
We’ll find out if they’ll be able to translate their Internet credibility to Fusion soon.
The 3rd Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival Announces Line-Up
So far, Tracy Morgan, Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts, Jenny Slate, Michael Che, Jessica Williams, Chris Gethard, Gabe Liedman, Phoebe Robinson, Max Silvestri, Ian Abramson, and Jo Firestone will be present for The 3rd Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival taking place Jun. 1st-5th in Chicago.
That’s pretty swell if you ask us.
Tickets go on sale Wed. Mar. 3rd at 8AM PST right here.
The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and The Onion/A.V. Club’s 26th Annual Comedy Festival Return
If you’re in or around Chicago or Boston this spring, get your calendar out and mark these down.
Apr. 17th-19th, The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival returns to Boston featuring Jon Benjamin, Wyatt Cenac, Rachel Dratch, Jon Glaser, Jessica Williams, StarTalk! Live with Bill Nye, and more, You can get your tickets here.
May 26th-30th, The Onion and A.V. Club are bringing The 2nd Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival to venues throughout Chicago with the comedic stylings of John Mulaney, Kyle Kinane, Eric Andre, Joe Mande. panel discussions with writers from The Onion and The Simpsons, 7 Minutes in Purgatory with Ian Abramson, and more. You can get your tickets this Friday here.
If you don’t live near Chicago or Boston, you have plenty of time to get plane tickets and hotel reservations.
Great Friends and Comedy Contemporaries John Mulaney and Dan Mintz Chat Yet Again
When John Mulaney released his great stand-up special New In Town, longtime friend and compatriot Dan Mintz interviewed him “Between Two Ferns” style.
So, it’s only appropriate that Mulaney would return the favor for Mintz with the release of Mintz’s brand new comedy album “The Stranger”.
Welcome to Rory Scovel’s AV Club Where Life Gets Documented/Out of Control
If you haven’t seen the amazing Rory Scovel play some sort of teacher or principal, just know he’s pretty damn funny as one. Case in point, check him as an AV Club teacher trying to profile normal people that have fallen on hard times, which goes quickly from a lesson in documentary to gonzo journalism with a great cameo from Matt Jones.