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
In the inaugural episode of the “This Better Be Funny” Podcast, host, creator, writer/comedian Jake Kroeger, co-host, writer/comedian Jeremy Paul, comedienne and Cristiana delve into deep conversation involving the pitching of jokes/sketches/bits to each other and the subsequent approval or rejection of them. Taking place at some cafe in Hollywood, the three go down the comedy rabbit hole and wonder if they just walked one of the coffee shop’s patrons.
Many folks wanted us to start a podcast talking comedy. In our opinion, there are way too many of those and, honestly, we can’t do better than Marc Maron and WTF. Instead, we’re doing what hasn’t been done by any other comedy podcast (if it has, then please let us know as we’d love to hear it), which is get to the crux of the comedic creative process. It’s the process that Jerry Seinfeld’s documentary Comedian gave a brief glimpse of, but never fully explored.
Specifically, the This Better Be Funny Podcast will have comedians pitching what they think is funny to each and going down the comedy “rabbit hole” in search for the truly funny. In the spirit of the podcast, it’s not recorded at someone’s efficiency apartment in Echo Park where someone has to apologize for the mess and offer milk. This is recorded wherever comedians actually huddle together like dive bars, coffee shops, taco stands, and more and ask each other “Is this funny?”
Hosted by Jake Kroeger, the Director of the Comedy Bureau along with comedian Jeremy Paul who claims the only credit he needs is that he’s from Peoria, Il every week and a myriad of guests that range from “big time” to “about to break” to “funniest person that no one knows”, but ones that will always be funny.
Listen, laugh, be enlightened at horrible comedians can be to each other.
The Voice of James Adomian is Somewhere
I’ma gonna be at Bridgetown Comedy Festival in gorgeous, sustainable Portland this weekend. What’s more, here are a couple of fairly recent and barely respectable podcasts I did in the near past:
UCB West Podcast (Ep. 2, 4/15/11)
with Billy Merritt & Casey Feigh
David Feldman Comedy Podcast (KPFK, 4/16/11)
with Eddie Pepitone and some of my favorite people in comedy (not to be confused)
I’m not going to include a picture in this post, just so people ignore it.
It’s right here on these two podcasts actually…
In this episode of The Worst, @thedanistew, @nickrutherford, and I discuss why an overpriced Beefy Crunchy Burrito lead to a SWAT standoff in Texas and the woman who stored a pharmacy’s worth of drugs and money in her snatch.
If you’re thinking this is “SOOOO LA”, then, yeah it is… and you’re just going to have to deal with it.
New Gentlemen Scumbags Tonight Night (with Sean Patton)
@mike_burns_ and I will be podcasting live TONIGHT (yes, TONIGHT) at 8PM PST (www.gentlemenscumbags.com) with our producer, Patrick Melton and special guest, Sean Patton. Sean is very funny. He’s in town from New York. He’s been on Jimmy Fallon. You’ve heard of him. You love him. You can’t live without him.
Click here to subscribe. It’s not on iTunes, so click there. We’ll be discussing all kinds of grossout behavior. Be a gentleman and tune in.