Toronto’s JFL42 Has Everything From Carol Burnett to John Mulaney/Pete Davidson to How Did This Get Made? to Eric Andre
As you can clearly see in the flyer above, that headline could go way longer as the more fan-focused JFL festival in Toronto, JFL42, is packed with top shelf talent that covers so many eras, styles, sensibilities, etc. of comedy that it might be worth making the trek out to Toronto to see all of that in one week, especially if you don’t live in LA or NYC.
You’ve got some time as JFL42 isn’t until mid Sept., but you best get your passes and tickets now (the VIP Pass already sold out). Passes are going for $84-$199 (not including service charges). Go get more details and tickets/passes here.
SF Sketchfest Makes First Announces 2019 Line-Up
It’s almost that time again for one of the world’s biggest comedy festivals to make all of your dream comedy line-ups come true (probably to the point where you’re overwhelmed). Already, Carol Burnett, Big Terrific, Paul F. Tompkins, Janeane Garofalo, Lauren Lapkus, Aparna Nancherla, and Laraine Newman is so damn good and that’s only a fraction of this portion of the line-up.
SF Sketchfest will be taking over San Francisco from Jan. 10th-27th and offer this already overflowing chalice of comedy riches with truly much, much more to come.
Tickets went on sale yesterday and you can (and very much should) go snag them here.
Carol Burnett’s Return to TV Will Be on Netflix and Feature Kids Dishing Out Life Advice
Well, if you’re looking for a little less cynicism and any thread of innocence in this world that can truly be enjoyed by all ages (and not just in the way that film and TV executives try to guilt parents to see “family friendly” fare that they can’t enjoy), A Little Help with Carol Burnett might just be a prescription you’re looking for.
With Burnett’s presence (i.e. a comedy legend that has maintained being genuine and having a big heart), this show actually seems organic as opposed to viral videos that exploit the viral potential of having kids awkwardly dealing with the grown-up world.
See for yourself in the teaser.
Look for A Little Help with Carol Burnett to start streaming next year on Netflix.
Patton Oswalt and Carol Burnett Win at 2017 Grammys
From last night’s Grammy Awards, Best Comedy Album went to Patton Oswalt’s Talking for Clapping off of A Special Thing Records and Best Spoken Word Album went to the audiobook version of Carol Burnett’s In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox off of Penguin Random House Audio.
Get the full list of the 2017 Grammy Award winners here.
David Cross, Amy Schumer, Tig Notaro, Patton Oswalt, Carol Burnett, and Margaret Cho Get Grammy Nominations
*comedy nominees in italics
BEST COMEDY ALBUM
…America…Great… — David Cross
American Myth — Margaret Cho
Boysih Girl Interrupted — Tig Notaro
Live At The Apollo — Amy Schumer
Talking For Clapping — Patton Oswalt
BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):
The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo — Amy Schumer
In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox — Carol Burnett
M Train — Patti Smith
Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A.Punk (John Doe With Tom DeSavia)— (Various Artists)
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink — Elvis Costello
It’s almost expected to see Tig Notaro, Patton Oswalt, and Amy Schumer here in this year’s Grammy nominations for comedy. David Cross getting a nod for his album that specifically stands against Trump and one for Carol Burnett’s audio book are also good, big name choices.
Still, given how wide the field is in the Grammys, we wonder if there would ever be room for, let’s say, Best First Comedy Album or Best Podcast, etc. etc. to allow room for works from critically acclaimed comedians that are just on the brink of breaking out into the national spotlight.
See the full list of Grammy nominees for 2017 here, then see who wins at the ceremony set for February 12th.
Carol Burnett Got Sweet Revenge on Theater Owner Who Fired Her
In promotion of her book In Such Good Company, the legendary Carol Burnett made a stop on Jimmy Kimmel Live and shared a story that’s equal parts sweet payback and feel good story.
Leave it to Burnett to tell such a charming tale that adds a bit of bonus to the maxim of “living well is the best revenge”.
Watch Carol Burnett Give Her SAG Awards Lifetime Achievement Speech
Carol Burnett received a very well deserved SAG Lifetime Achievement at The SAG Awards this past weekend and gave a heartfelt, funny, inspiring speech because Burnett can just pull something like that out at a moment’s notice.
Carol Burnett Shows Why She’s a Living Comedy Legend on Conan
Carol Burnett has such an illustrious comedy career for several decades. Any collection of stories from any of those years will give you proof of just how illustrious and great that career really was and why Burnett is revered as she is (getting a Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award this weekend for example).
She could start her own podcast with all of the stories she has.