Dave Chappelle sure has been in the limelight more recently. He's been appearing here and there at random venues for the past couple of years and now he's going on a full fledged tour. Rolling Stone has the scoop on Chappelle's dates. Starting September 14th and going through October 7th, the comedian will appear in such cities as Wallingford, CT, Hershey, PA and even a three night stint in New York at Gremercy Theatre. Is he coming to a city near you? Check out the dates below:
Patrice O'Neal is one of my favorite comics of all time. He has similarly shaped the comedic advancement of many others in the same way with his truthful, straightforward approach standup. His death was a surprise to everyone but now the producers of a documentary based on O'Neal's life have taken to Indiegogo in order to get the film created. Better Than You follows the comedian's career through interviews with family, friends, as well as Bill Burr, Denis Leary, Jim Norton, Colin Quinn, and more. The documentary is being produced by O'Neal's fiance Von Decarlo and Mark Farrell. Go and donate today to get some neat benefits like attending the premiere and a social media shout out. The campaign video is below:
Tig Notaro's career is continuing on its J-shaped rise as HBO announced today that the comedienne will star in her own special.
“Tig Notaro is a ‘comedian’s comedian,’ whose uniquely fearless and always funny voice has won acclaim from critics and fans alike,” said Mike Lombardo, head of HBO Programming. “I’m so happy that we will be able to introduce this remarkable performer to a larger audience.”
If you didn't think she was already a comedy strongwoman, check out the rest of Notaro's credits which include films like In A World and Walk of Shame and TV shows like Amazon's Transparent as well as IFC's Garfunkel and Oates, Maron and Comedy Bang! Bang! Somebody tell her that she needs to slow down. Save some TV for the other comedians, why don't you!
Shortly after FX bought his new show, Bill Burr stomped his way to Netflix headquarters and said something along the lines of "you motherfuckers are giving me my own cartoon." At least that's how I'll be telling the story from now on.
Deadline reports that Burr has another new show but this time it's for the red and white streaming service. The show is called F is for Family and will star Burr as Frank Murphy - the family's leader, Laura Dern - Franks' wife Sue and Justin Long - the families' oldest son Kevin. It's based on the comedy of Burr so expect a lot of "fucks," "shits" and "fucking shits."
F is for Family's plot is simple as it "follows the Murphy family in the 1970s — a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside and bring a gun to the airport."
The Simpsons' Michael Price will serve as the showrunner and is produced by Vince Vaughn's Wild West Television.
Burr was quoted saying: “F Is For Family is the show I’ve always wanted to do,” Burr said. “It captures all the characters of my childhood the way I remember it to be. Fortunately Mike Price and everyone at Wild West seem to know the same people I knew growing up. It’s going to be a lot of fun to tell these stories.”
F Is For Family is set to show up sometime in 2015. Although, this isn't the only thing that Burr is doing for Netflix. He also has a stand up special coming out on December 5 called Sorry You Feel That Way.
As busy as Burr gets, hopefully he'll be able to reprise his role on Better Call Saul as that no goodnick Kirby.
Bo Burnham, funny man and tall boy, released a new music video for the song "Repeat Stuff" that appeared on his latest hour. Paul Scheer makes an appearance and there are hidden messages all over the place. The funniest part is the comment that Burnham left for fans: