This will be a benefit for The Hillary [Clinton] Victory Fund at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Downtown LA next week on Thursday, April 28th at 8PM.
Here’s the Line-Up for SXSW Comedy 2016
Brooke Van Poppelen
The Lucas Brothers
Paul F. Tompkins
the cast of Bajillion Dollar Propertie$
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Doug Loves Movies
The Hooray Show
The Imaginary Radio Program with Drennon Davis
The Laugh Button Live!
Maltin on Movies
Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins
The Todd Barry Podcast
Trump Dump with Tony Atamanuik as Donald Trump
All of the above and more will be present and performing at SXSW in Austin, TX starting Fri. Mar. 11th.
If this peaks your interest (and we’re guessing that it does), you can register for a badge here.
Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel’s “Crash Test” Special Is Now Streaming at CC.com
Blizzard or not, you should go watch this right now.
Years ago, Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel rented a giant bus and taped an entire comedy special for their live show Crash Test while driving around LA. They had anyone from Aziz Ansari to Natasha Leggero to Thomas Lennon/Robert Ben Garant to Ian Karmel and much more join them/run into them while the special was happening.
While it was only available to stream after paying for quite some time, you can now watch the whole Crash Test special over at CC.com.
So, go do that.
The 2016 SF Sketchfest Announces Its Annual Massive Line-Up of Comedic Treasures
Without fail, SF Sketchfest’s cup runneth over with many of comedy’s best and brightest for nearly a month.
From Jan. 7th-24th, the gargantuan comedy festival known as SF Sketchfest will once again take over numerous venues throughout San Francisco. They’ve announced the line-up today and we’ll give you just a sample straight from the press release:
The 2016 SF Sketchfest features a 20th anniversary tribute to “Waiting For Guffman,” with a screening and cast reunion with Christopher Guest, Bob Balaban, Parker Posey and Fred Willard; in-person tributes to iconic actor Sally Field in conversation with Michael Showalter along with a screening of their new film, “Hello, My Name is Doris;” Jeff Goldblum in conversation and in musical performance with his Mildred Snitzer Orchestra; Patton Oswalt in conversation with Boots Riley; hit animated series “Bob’s Burgers” with creator Loren Bouchard and cast members Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy, John Roberts and Kristen Schaal; acclaimed comedic author Dave Barry in conversation; spotlights on film favorites including “Hot Shots” 25th Anniversary with Jim Abrahams and Pat Proft; “Teen Witch”: The Peaches Christ Experience; and “Hook” 25th Anniversary; TV spotlights “Fishing with John” 25th Anniversary with John Lurie in conversation with Parker Posey; “Drunk History” with Derek Waters and friends; “The Adventures of Pete & Pete” live; “Galavant” with creators and cast, and “Sledge Hammer!;” celebrations of animated comedies “BoJack Horseman,” “Futurama” and “Dr. Katz Professional Therapist”; popular radio programs StarTalk Live with Bill Nye the Science Guy and Eugene Mirman and NPR’s Ask Me Another; appearances by comedians and actors including Pamela Adlon, Scott Adsit, Maria Bamford, Todd Barry, Guy Branum, Stephanie Courtney, Cameron Esposito, Noel Fielding, Dave Foley, Judah Friedlander, Ron Funches, Jeff Garlin, Janeane Garofalo, Chris Gethard, Bobcat Goldthwait, Dana Gould, Jon Hamm, Dan Harmon, John Hodgman, Moshe Kasher, Andy Kindler, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Beth Littleford, Jason Mantzoukas, Kevin McDonald, Thomas Middleditch, Laraine Newman, Tom Papa, Jimmy Pardo, Eddie Pepitone, Chelsea Peretti, Jim Rash, Paul Scheer, The Sklar Brothers, Martin Starr, Eric Stonestreet, Scott Thompson, Paul F. Tompkins, Michael Urie, Baron Vaughn, Jessica Williams; top comedy collectives Upright Citizens Brigade and The Groundlings; and musical performances by Princess featuring Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum in an Evening of the Music of Prince, Jonathan Coulton, Kate Micucci, Rhett Miller, Paul and Storm and more.
Natasha Leggero To Guest Star in Andrew Dice Clay’s Showtime Comedy
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
Along with Jim Carrey’s pilot about the LA comedy scene in the 1970s, Showtime seems really interested in going deep about comedy.
Andrew Dice Clay has a series that follows his life of currently trying to make a comeback, which is especially intriguing after his surprisingly good turn in Blue Jasmine.
Natasha Leggero, who is on a roll right now with Another Period and her comedy special, will play a girlfriend of Dice and only makes this latest comedian semi-autobiographical series all the more intriguing.
Natasha Leggero Pays a Visit to a Focus Group That Just Watched Her Special “Live at Bimbo’s”
Reading internet comments about something you created is one thing.
Secretly watching a focus group freely express their thoughts about your one hour stand-up special is a whole other terrifying thing altogether.
Watch Natasha handle her focus group that was ambivalent about her comedy like a pro, then go watch her special at CC:Direct.
“Natasha Leggero: Live at Bimbo’s” Premieres This Month
Natasha Leggero got a new special coming on Aug. 22nd.
Lillian Schmemmerhorn-Fish will take a break from being part of The Bellacourts on Another Period to premiere a brand new hour of stand-up.
Natasha Leggero: Live at Bimbo’s will come out CC: Stand Up Direct on Aug. 17th, then airing on Aug. 22nd at 11PM on Comedy Central.
Even if you’re watching from the comfort of your own home, you should probably dress up.
Watch Pilot Episode of “Another Period” at CC.com
If you need more enticing to budget a half hour out of your day, just watch this hysterical clip about caring and only caring about moving up the social ladder.
The Bellacourts (Riki Lindhome and Natasha Leggero) Get To Be The Very First in Social Media Before Social Media in These “Another Period” Clips
Jun. 23rd, the day that Another Period premieres on Comedy Central isn’t that far away.
To gear up for it, you can start familiarizing yourself with The Bellacourts, the old money family that Another Period follows.
…or going viral.
Watch The First Teaser For Comedy Central’s “Another Period”
Eat your heart out Downton Abbey.
The premiere of Comedy Central’s Another Period, that’s almost set only a few years before Downton Abbey, is soon, Jun. 23rd,
Before that, catch a glimpse of the opulence from Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome that’s could be considered turn of the century equivalent of The Kardashians in this teaser.
MTV Orders Animated Comedy Pilot Presentation “Fancy Bastards”
Kristen Schaal, Brittany Snow, both Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, Natasha Leggero, Nasim Pedrad, John Roberts, and Titmouse Animation are all involved.
Kristen Schaal is serving as co-executive producer on MTV’s latest foray into comedy, an animated project called “Fancy Bastards”. Snow, Outcasts get made into the cool kids in town when they find out that they all have the same father who just happens to be a prince.
The two Osbournes, Roberts, Leggero, Pedrad, Roberts, Jessica Lowe, and Jameeliah Garrett will be the show’s very well rounded cast.
With the revival of Celebrity Death Match on MTV2, it looks a promising return for animation on MTV.
Watch a Preview of Comedy Central’s “Another Period” Set to Premiere Jun. 23rd
It almost seems like this was the show Natasha Leggero was born for.
This first clip finally gives a look into one of Comedy Central’s latest highly anticipated series, the 1900s single camera comedy “Another Period”. Leggero flirts with a robber baron played by Tim Heidecker at a particular funeral and Michael Ian Black is at her beck and call as a servant.
It would seem this show can have all the fun that Downton Abbey could have if they wanted to take some liberties with history and tone.
Another Period premieres Jun. 23rd.
Turns Out Hypnotherapy Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be in Trailer For “A Better You”
A Better You is Matt Walsh’s 2nd film, co-written by star Brian Huskey, shows when hypnotherapy perhaps might not be the answer to your or even the hypnotherapist’s problem.
Horatio Sanz, Andy Daly, Morgan Walsh, Riki Lindhome, Natasha Leggero, Joe Lo Truglio, and more round a stellar cast as one might expect with Walsh at the helm.
A Better You is set to go around the film festival circuit, but you can watch the trailer here.
Christina Hendricks Joins Comedy Central’s Upcoming “Another Period”
Following Mad Men, many have pondered what Christina Hendricks next role would be. It seems that she’ll take after her co-stars Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss and more who have taken on more comedic roles outside of AMC.
Hendricks has just joined the cast of the faux reality show set in the 1900s Another Period coming to Comedy Central making a perfect addition to stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome.
We have no doubt that there will be side-by-side .gifs of Joan Holloway and Hendricks character on Another Period and what they would potentially think of each other.
Comedy Central’s 1900s Comedy “Another Period” Adds Michael Ian Black, David Koechner, Paget Brewster, David Wain, More
Whether you’re aware of it or not, Comedy Central is on a roll. Drunk History, Nathan For You, Broad City, “@midnight”, Kroll Show, seem to all be solid in so many respects and thus, it shouldn’t be a surprise that their 1900s scripted comedy Another Period starring Riki Lindhome and Natasha Leggero has just added a stellar supporting/guest cast.
Lauren Ash, Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Beth Dover, Brett Gelman, Brian Huskey, David Koechner, Jason Ritter, David Wain and Armen Weitzman are all set to round out the show following Rhode Island’s “first family”.
While, Another Period won’t come around until 2015, 2015 isn’t that far off.
A Ton of Celebrities and Comedians Sing a Farewell to Chelsea Handler and Chelsea Lately
Last night was the very last episode in Chelsea Handler’s 7 year run at E! as the titular host of Chelsea Lately. To mark the occasion, she got 50 Cent, Miley Cyrus, Tim Gunn, Gwen Stefani, Dave Grohl, Melissa McCarthy, Sandra Bullock, Gerard Butler, Fergie, Jennifer Aniston, Avril Lavigne and so many other A-listers as well as so many of the comedians who have been/worked on the show including Fortune Feimster, Kurt Braunohler, Sarah Colonna, Kevin Nealon, Ian Karmel, Claire Titleman, Matt Braunger, Ron Funches, and way more to do a big farewell musical number.
It’s a touching sentiment that all these people came together and sang a song all about Chelsea Handler, but we would like to point out that around 1:27, TJ Miller is wearing the best suit ever and around 2:15, Natasha Leggero might be holding the best portrait that’s ever been held up during a farewell song.
The Story of Ari Shaffir vs. Bobby Lee at The Comedy Store with Steve Rannazzisi and Natasha Leggero
The latest episode of This Is Not Happening with Ari Shaffir involves four comedians that all are in the room when this was taped and all subsequently took the stage: Steve Rannazzisi, Ari Shaffir, Bobby Lee, and Natasha Leggero.
The story follows a crazy fight that broke out at The Comedy Store, which isn’t that unusual for The Comedy Store, but they all have amazingly made up and agreed on what happened.