Petaluma, CA Is Getting Its First Comedy Festival with Pet-A-Llama
Just North of San Francisco rests the town of Petaluma, CA that hasn’t the pleasure of hosting a comedy festival like the one coming next month.
Tickets range from $10-$20 (and some shows are even free) are on sale now here.
Get more details, schedule, etc. for the first Pet-A-Llama Comedy Festival here.
Gimlet and Squarespace’s “Casting Call” Contest Is Looking for the Next Great Podcast
If you’ve got a great podcast idea, but are looking to be part of a network (and have a budget to produce it), Gimlet Creative and Squarespace’s Casting Call contest might just be the thing for you.
They’re having an open call for submissions for podcast ideas until May 21st.
If you enter, the following might happen:
Our panel of judges will join host Jonathan Goldstein to select three applicants to fly to New York and produce their pilots. At the end of the journey, one talented hopeful will be awarded a mini-series produced by Gimlet and maybe even a Squarespace sponsorship of their own—because is a podcast even a podcast without one?
Get more details and enter here.
Conan O’Brien Previews the New York Comedy Festival
The NY Comedy Festival runs from 11/7-11/12 this year and you can get more details and tickets here.
Denver’s High Plains Comedy Festival Announces First Wave of 2017 Line-Up
Denver’s excellent High Plains Comedy Festival just showed a bit of their hand for their line-up this year. We dig it.
– My Favorite Murder
– Adam Cayton-Holland
– Andrew Orvedahl
– Ben Roy
– Todd Glass
– Rhea Butcher
– Matt Braunger
– Baron Vaughn
– Eddie Pepitone
– April Richardson
– Hampton Yount
– Johnny Pemberton
– Nick Vatterott
– Debra DiGiovanni
– Langston Kerman
– Caitlin Gill
– Ryan Singer
– The Puterbaugh Sisters
– Caleb Synan
– Marcella Arguello
– Bryan Cook
– Late Late Breakfast
– Josh Johnson
– The Nix Bros
– David Gborie
– Josh Androsky
– Ramon Rivas
– Maggie Maye
– Ryan O’Flanagan
– Lisa Best
– Brett Davis
– Richard Douglas Jones
– Laura Sanders
– Dante Powell
– Kristin Rand
– Chris Charpentier
– Troy Walker
– Sam Tallent
– Jordan Doll
– Mara Wiles
– Kevin O’Brien
– Matt Monroe
There’s more to come for Thurs. Aug. 24th-Sat. Aug. 26th when the 2017 High Plains Comedy Festival takes place.
Get tickets, schedule, and more details here.
One of the funniest podcasts around, Superego, is returning to Largo to let loose Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville, Matt Gourley, and Paul F. Tompkins to wherever their beautifully chaotic improvised scenes takes them.
The rest of our comedy listings are embedded at www.thecomedybureau.com.
Someone Who Writes at Jeopardy! Seems to Really Likes Comedy Podcasts
More and more answers seem to come from someone who not only listens to comedy podcasts, but thinks that they’re culturally relevant enough to be on Jeopardy.
In its 32nd season on the air, Jeopardy! stands an television landmark and the topics, of which they derive their answers from, have a certain distinction within history and pop culture.
We don’t know how rigorous the vetting process for the writing the answers that contestants have to guess the right question for, but it’s obvious that podcasts are within the zeitgeist enough and potentially have enough staying power to make into the realm of the renowned trivia show in existence.
Also, whoever came up with those questions seems to have particularly good taste in podcasts as well.
UPDATE: the someone/whoever we’re referring to appears to be Jeopardy! writer Mark Gaberman.
Let us know if you see any other Jeopardy! answers that are comedy podcast related @thecomedybureau on Twitter and we’ll add it to this post