Kittens are on high alert after Greg Proops unleashed his brand-new concert film on the Internet last month. "Live at Musso and Frank" finds Mr. Proops treating an intimate crowd to tales of old Hollywood laced with his trademark high-brow hilarity. Best of all, you can possess this comedic treat on your very own hard drive: go to gregproops.com and click the banner at the top to purchase "Live at Musso and Frank" for just $4.99 (download and streaming included).
"Silicon Valley", a new series from the mind of Mike Judge (Office Space, Beavis and Butthead) premieres tonight at 10 PM on HBO. The series explores the competitive world of technology power houses and start-ups. It's loosely based on some of Judge's own experiences from his time as an engineer there during the 1980s.
Richard (Thomas Middleditch) and his best friend, Big Head (Josh Brener), work for a huge tech company, Hooli, while living in a start-up incubator owned by Erlich (TJ Miller). When we meet Richard, he's getting challenged and ridiculed about the music site he's created, Pied Piper.
Erlich threatens to kick Richard out of his "Hacker Hostel" for not coming up with a profitable idea and programmers at Hooli make fun of him for his idea. Richard has a decision to make when a bidding war breaks out between Hooli founder Gavin Belson (Matt Ross) and venture capitalist Peter Gregory (Christopher Evan Welch). Will Richard sell Pied Piper for a lot of money or keep it and continue to develop it himself with a small infusion of cash?
The Pied Piper crew is rounded out by Gilfoyle (Martin Starr), Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani), Monica (Amanda Crew) and Jared (Zach Woods). They each provide a unique talent to the team to help make the start-up dream become a reality.
Two-time Grammy nominee Patton Oswalt returns to Comedy Central in the network television premiere of “Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time”, debuting on the network on Sunday, April 6th, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
In his latest stand-up special, Oswalt covers the trials and tribulations of frozen food, a failed outing with a prostitute, fatherhood and beyond. All of that, combined with a packed house at San Diego’s Spreckels Theater during Comic-Con, makes this an unforgettable special that is surely Oswalt at his best.
“Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time” extended and uncensored edition will be available on iTunes, Xbox Video, Sony Entertainment Network, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, and Target, and also as a CD/DVD combo, on April 8th. The digital album will be available via iTunes, Amazon MP3, and other major retailers on April 8th.
After having one of Comedy Central's highest rated debuts, the critically acclaimed hit comedy show "Inside Amy Schumer" is back for a second season. Featuring scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy, and man-on-the-street interviews, Schumer explores topics revolving around sex, relationships, and the general clusterf*ck that is life. The upcoming second season will include a stellar line-up of guest appearances including: Paul Giamatti, Parker Posey, Zach Braff, Josh Charles, Janeane Garofalo, Chrissy Teigen, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Artie Lange, Kathy Najimy, Missi Pyle, Patrick Warburton, Colin Quinn, Michael Ian Black, Abby Elliott, Reggie Watts, Natasha Leggero, Jon Glaser, Mike Birbiglia, Deborah Rush, Scott Adsit and Todd Barry.
Here's a sneak preview of the sketch with Paul Giamatti playing God himself:
This better not be an April Fool's prank. Peter Spruyt and Tig Notaro have put together this amazing lineup for an awesome cause: Krullapalooza is a benefit for Transgender Youth Advocacy featuring performances by Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Tig, Reggie Watts and more.
Krullapalooza is a comedy benefit in memory of Suzanne Krull who passed away unexpectedly in 2013. Suzanne was loved by all who knew her because she truly cared about people, and Krullapalooza is carrying on her legacy by raising funds for organizations/groups serving some of the most marginalized groups of people.
Krullapalooza 2014 will be the first annual event, and, this year, the organizers have selected Survivors' Truths as the event beneficiary, with a focus on its TransYouth Speak project, which helps transgender youth advocate for greater safety and inclusion in our communities.
"Hannibal Buress Live From Chicago," Comedy Central's second original one-hour stand-up special with Buress debuts on the network on Saturday, March 29th at midnight ET/PT. The special was taped at The Vic Theatre in Buress' hometown of Chicago and features more of his signature dry wit and cool delivery. This time around, the Comedy Central and "Broad City" favorite rolls out new material about his own second line parade in New Orleans, fist fights in London, and many memorable late nights on the road.
Buress is a wildly popular comedian, writer and actor who The New York Times praises as having an "irresistible" comedic presence that lands squarely between "cerebral and swagger." In addition to his second hour special, Hannibal is a cast member on the hit Comedy Central series "Broad City" as well as FX's animated show "Chozen." He recently shot a pilot for his own Comedy Central series, and is also the co-host of Adult Swim's "The Eric Andre Show," which will shoot its third season this spring. In 2014, he will also make appearances on the big screen in the feature films "Neighbors," starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, and "Flock of Dudes," starring Chris D'Elia, Eric Andre, and Hillary Duff.
If you're a fan of Veep, the UCB or just laughing in general, you know Matt Walsh. Well, he's directing an improvised comedy called 'A Better You' starring Brian Huskey, Andy Daly, Horatio Sanz, Joe Lo Truglio, Erinn Hayes, Adam Pally, Seth Morris and many others. In other words, it's going to be funny.
There's just one thing… I'll let Matt explain:
We recently wrote and shot an improvised comedy entitled A Better You. I directed it and Brian stars in it. The good news is: Most of the film is actually shot and assembled and it's really funny. The not so good news: It's an Indie feature so we are now looking for post production funds so that we can finally finish our film. We need about $53K to make it perfect. Your contributions will enable us to pay for such post-production services as color correction, ADR sessions, sound mix and balancing, music rights, finishing our score, MPAA rating fees, and quite possibly allow us to shoot one last minute scene.
If you want to see this movie, please help these guys finish it the right way. Support independent comedy, and support good people making good things: http://igg.me/at/abetteryou/cstw
Paul F. Tompkins and Molly Shannon are on track to becoming network comedy's coolest new couple. According to THR, Tompkins has been cast to star opposite Shannon in the untitled single-camera ABC comedy created by Happy Endings writer Brian Gallivan formerly called Bambi Cottages. Tompkins will play an overworked father who moves with his wife and six kids from the city to New Hampshire to run a group of tourist cottages. Here are some more details on Tompkins's character:
Tompkins will play the charming and likable Teddy, who describes himself as a dreamer — and there's little that can quash Teddy's child-like optimism and lively spirit. He and his wife Cathleen (Shannon) may be complete opposites but they are still very much in love after 19 years of marriage and six kids.
Get ready for an inside look at some of life's most intense experiences without the burden of leaving your couch, when new half-hour series "Review" premieres on Comedy Central on Thursday, March 6th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Starring Andy Daly ("Eastbound & Down") as life critic Forrest MacNeil, "Review" follows the atypical reviewer as he goes above and beyond the boring subjects like films, food or art. Forrest reviews life itself: the adrenaline rush of stealing, the dangers of drug addiction, the joys of sleeping with a celebrity, and much more. His unwavering commitment to reviewing any and every experience that his audience suggests often means his work comes at the expense of his family. Throughout the season, Forrest will answer life's most challenging questions while dealing with the unintended consequences of such a lofty goal.
Tonight, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's satire of Portland-based hipsters returns for a fourth season. The season will feature 10 half-hour episodes. The Emmy nominated, Peabody and WGA Award-winning series is created and written by Armisen (SNL) and Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney), and Jonathan Krisel, the show's director. Portlandia is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video. The first three seasons of Portlandia expanded the boundaries of gentle satire and social commentary. From the feminist shopkeepers Toni and Candace to the overly eco-conscious couple Peter and Nance, Armisen and Brownstein transform into a collection of charmingly earnest characters who make up Portlandia, the quirky, free-range world created as an affectionate love letter to Portland, OR.
Eddie Pepitone's first live album, 2011's "A Great Stillness," is now available on vinyl and CD from Stand Up! Records. Recorded at Gotham Comedy Club in New York, the set will be familiar to anyone who saw the 2012 documentary "The Bitter Buddha," which culminates in this triumphant homecoming performance. While the audio has been available as a digital download since late 2011, this physical release includes new artwork by the great Drew Friedman. A must-have for comedy collectors! Go get it: http://eddiepepitone.com/eddie-pepitone-shop/
KAREN KILGARIFF's debut comedy album LIVE AT BOOTLEG is available today via ASPECIALTHING RECORDS. In an early review, TheSpitTake praises Kilgariff's "multi-layered observational comedy with recurring (but not overbearing) feminist themes set against metaphor-laden love songs" and hails 'Live at the Bootleg' as "fresh and vital."
Best known for her work on "Mr. Show" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Karen has been a longtime favorite of those in the know, and has recently transitioned from classic stand-up comic to acoustic troubadour. Recorded live in LA and completely uncut, Live at the Bootleg captures musical comedy at its rawest, and sets a new bar for a genre that is rarely done right.