Comedy festival season is upon us. Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival is back next month and a whole lot of the best of the best comedians are popping up.From Thursday, August 25th to Sunday, October 2nd, attendees will get to see the likes of Ali Wong, Jermaine Fowler, Cameron Esposito, Tracy Morgan and more. The tour will have stops in Atlanta, Austin, Portland and other top comedy cities. Tickets start selling on Monday, July 25th and you can purchase them on Oddball’s site for dates and other relevant information.
If you thought Netflix was easing up on the comedy specials, then get your head checked dummy. The big read streaming service has announced its first slate of standup specials for the first quarter of the year. Hannibal Buress, Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Carr and Theo Von all have new hour plus specials headed to your TV screen (or laptop or kindle; wherever you watch stuff). Each one will release on a Friday between February and April. Check out their descriptions below:
Let's Make Donald Trumps Outfit Great Again - Internet Action Force
Just as Donald Trump is trying to make America great again, the Internet Action Force is trying to make our future president somewhat fashion savvy. Anna Callegari, Sharron Paul and Walter Replogle take the week's biggest political figures and tear down their clothing choices, figuratively of course.
"Construction Guy" - Roommates
Roommates can be real nightmares at some points. When there's an age difference, there can be even more headbutting. That doesn't stop Greg Barris and Bridey Elliot from being friends though. The two work together to get through life in the East Village. Check out the first episode of this new series are they examine boundaries.
Unemployable - Hannibal Buress
A long time ago in the year 2014, Comedy Central commissioned a pilot from Hannibal Buress called Unemployable in which the comedian would go through Dirty Jobs-esque situations. Buress recently released the pilot -- the only thing ever shot -- to the series this week. No specifics were given as to why it was shelved but Buress is pretty set already. He just finished the first season of his current Comedy Central show Why? a few months ago. The pilot for Unemployable uses a mix of voice over, standup introductions and documentary elements.
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Bumps Gonna Goose Ya! - Nerdist, Jack Black
Keisha Zollar and Andrew Kimler are super topical in this week's video of the week! Getting rid of confederate flags is all the rage at the moment. In a send up of local commercials, Kalvin decides it's the right time to empty his stock and pass the saving on to you.
Bernie Sanders is Not Boring
James Adomian breaks out his on point Bernie Sanders impression once again for Funny Or Die. Sanders must prove to voters that he's not boring. He skateboards, does drugs and attends parties as a sign of coolness.
Hannibal Buress Speakeasy Interview
Paul F. Tompkins sits down to enjoy a drink with the great Hannibal Buress. The two talk about Buress becoming an action hero as well as his rise to fame.
It's almost the time of year when summer TV shows grace the world following the hubub of often overdone fall and spring shows. Comedy Central is getting you hyped with the release of their new schedule. Newcomers Another Period and Why? With Hannibal Buress are sure to be welcomed with the likes of CC staples Key & Peele and Review.
Check out the list below:
Tuesday, June 23:
Another Period (Series Premiere) – 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 30:
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (Season Two Premiere) – 12:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 8:
Key & Peele (New Episodes) – 10:00 p.m.
Why? With Hannibal Buress (Series Premiere) – 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 30:
Review (Season Two Premiere) – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 1:
Drunk History (Season Three Premiere) – 10:30 p.m.
And here are descriptions for the new shows: