Posted in Contests | comedy | music | tour dates on May 29, 2008

Reggie Watts @ Sasquatch - May 25, 2008 (photo by Chris Graham)

The geniuses from Yacht Rock are making another NYC appearance this Saturday, May 31st at the recently vindicated Union Hall for a night of videos (the entire series, mind you), personal appearances, and smooth drinks. Tickets are still on sale but they're Sailing Away, Minute By Minute, but I'm Alright. even though it could TOTOly sell out.

You may recall that British Comedian Ricky Gervais has a handful of upcoming US dates including THREE at the WAMU Theater in July (and even some warm-up dates in LA just prior. I saw him last year and had a blast. Tickets for these shows are still on sale AND we've got some tickets to giveaway at the end of the post.

much more...

Flight of the Conchords @ Sasquatch 2008 (more by Chris Graham)

Flight of the Conchords play one more show before their U.S. tour comes to an end, but they will be around (Seattle anyway) in July.

Mike DVDBack in April, Mike Birbiglia put out a DVD of his recent Comedy Central special What I should Have Said Was Nothing and the thing is just brilliant. It isn't very often that I find myself able to sit through a comedy special several times before I get sick of the jokes, but this performance is nothing short of perfection. Like songs, I often get the jokes and stories from this performance stuck in my head on auto-loop. As a result, I find myself going back to the DVD to relive those moments. I think the thing that draws me and thousands of other people to Mike's brand of stand-up is that it's clean and very much rooted in the art of the monologue. Wonderful, sprawling stories about day to day life that a lot of us can relate to, but without all the corny, easy, half-wit insight that many comedians die from. It's such a shame his pilot wasn't picked up.

You know what else came out recently? The Upright Citizens Brigade - ASSSSCAT! DVD. The DVD features an insanely strong cast of characters including Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, and Matt Besser, with guest appearances by ASSSSCAT! all-stars like Horatio Sanz, Will Arnett, Chad Carter, Sean Conroy, Andrew Daly, Ed Helms, Jen Kirkman, Tom Lennon, Kate Walsh, and Paul F. Tomkins. In terms of long form improv, this DVD is a pretty monumental release. I have copies of this AND the Birbigs DVD to giveaway. And another super special giveaway too! Yup

In sad, but not all that surprising news, Superdeluxe has died. Superdeluxe had some GREAT original content from people like Dave Hill, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal, Hard n Phirm, Jonah Ray, Doug Benson, Brody Stevens, and SCADS more truly inventive and hilarious people. But apparently it just wasn't economically feasible to keep it running. According to Paul Condolora

Our management of the Turner Animation, Young Adults & Kids brands requires us to always look for efficient, strategic ways to grow them. In Super and Adult, we have businesses whose potential for individual growth is limited by their increasingly complementary content. Rather than position them as competitors for the same audience, the smarter move is to consolidate the two brands to create a richer, stronger platform that builds on Adult Swim's number-one position with young adults.

So it looks like the existing content will be absorbed into the wonderful Adult Swim website. Which is good news because amidst the volumes of SD's content there are several classic videos there that are some of the funniest on the web (Penelope, Space Talk, The Comedy Death Ray Stuff....).

I am not a fan of Last Comic Standing, but I happened to surf into it the other day just as NYC favorites God's Pottery were auditioning. And they made it to Vegas. Glint! Congrats fellas!

DethklokDeath metal powerhouse Dethklok is on tour and they'll be at the Nokia Theater on 6/25. Season THREE of their ridiculously funny show Metalocalypse premiers Sunday June 1st on Adult Swim. Complete tour dates below.

Also premiering Sunday June 1st on Adult Swim is the next season of The Venture Brothers. I don't think I've ever so eagerly, nerdily, and impatiently awaited a TV program's return in all my life. It's gonna be great.

Have you seen the trailer for the new Zach Galifianakis film Visioneers yet? Zach plays a guy named George Washington Winsterhammerman. People around him begin to literally explode from stress. He tries to ignore this phenomenon, but then he exhibits his first pre-explosion symptom. It looks really great, but the trailer definitely tells me this film has a pretty emotional side to it.

Zach recently hosted some trivia at Highline Ballroom with Les Savy Fav.

Reggie Watts (seen above and below at his Sasquatch appearance in Washington this past Memorial Day weekend) is playing some shows on the F Yeah Tour with Matt & Kim and others.

You can also catch Reggie Watts with John Mulaney at Joe's Pub in NYC TONIGHT (May 29).

A pretty interesting looking Chris Farley biography came out earlier this month. I don't have it yet. Want it. Will definitely pick it up. It's called The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts. The book consists mainly of interviews with childhood friends, adult friends, castmates, writers, teachers, and family. The official website has loads of excerpts and 'deleted scenes'. Definitely worth a look.

Morgan Murphy, Eugene Mirman and others recently played the Sasquatch Festival. According to the Idaho Statesman,

The line to the comedy tent, which deterred lots of folks from going, was long all day. In fact, the crowd I was with didn't hear anything there until day two.

You can win a Birbigs DVD by e-mailing BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Birbiglia). Also up for grabs is an ASSSSCAT DVD that can be won by e-mailing BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM(subject: ASSSSDVD). I also have a pair of tickets for the June 1 ASSSSCAT show at the UCB Theater. Yeah, these shows are free, but if you win this contest you'll be on the list AND you can cut in line. Win by e-mailing BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject:ASSSTIX). Speaking of tickets, I have TWO PAIRS of tickets to see Ricky Gervais on July 16th to give away. So rad. Win those by e-mailing BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Gervais). All winners for all giveaways will be selected at random and contacted.

tour dates....

Metalocalypse's Dethklok w/ Chimaira and Soilent Green:
6/02 - Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR
6/03 - Showbox SODO - Seattle, WA
6/05 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
6/06 - Wiltern Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
6/07 - House of Blues - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
6/08 - House of Blues - San Diego San Diego, CA
6/10 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
6/11 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
6/12 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO
6/14 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
6/15 - Liberty Hall - Lawrence, KS
6/16 - House of Blues - Chicago Chicago, IL
6/17 - Clutch Cargos Pontiac, MI
6/19 - House of Blues - Cleveland Cleveland, OH
6/20 - Kool Haus - Toronto, ONT
6/22 - Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
6/24 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
6/25 - Nokia Theater - Times Square New York, NY
6/26 - Ram's Head Live - Baltimore, MD
6/27 - Theater of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
6/29 - House of Blues - N. Myrtle Beach, SC
6/30 - Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL
7/01 - Jannus Landing - St. Petersburg, FL
7/02 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
7/04 - Meridian - Houston, TX
7/05 - House of Blues - Texas Dallas, TX
7/06 - La Zona Rosa Austin, TX

More comedy news comin' up! Stay tuned.

Reggie Watts @ Sasquatch 2008

all Sasquatch photos by Chris Graham




Comments (14)

wait may 31st or june? what da???

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 3:25 PM

When did Kimya Dawson start doing stand up comedy?

Posted by Matt | May 29, 2008 3:26 PM

"wait may 31st or june? what da???"

may. fixed. thanks!

Posted by brooklynvegan | May 29, 2008 3:29 PM

fuck shit stack

Posted by baby genius | May 29, 2008 3:40 PM

stacked on top of itself...

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 3:44 PM

Just so happens Reggie Watts is playing Joe's Pub tonight...,com_shows/task,view/Itemid,40/id,3915

(post also updated)

Posted by brooklynvegan | May 29, 2008 4:14 PM

Rock Stars getting uglier and uglier in this day and age...I want to emulate a Rock Star. Give me Liam Gallagher sniffing coke off models asses anyday!

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 4:47 PM

That Chris Farley book looks so good, though I'm sure when it comes out in paperback it'll have all those "deleted scenes" inserted into the book itself.

Here's an incredibly tragic excerpt from the NY Mag review: "Farley’s meatier talent almost won him an intriguing alternate film career: the lead in The Cable Guy, the Amish bowler in the Farrelly brothers’ Kingpin, the voice of Shrek (in fact, he voiced most of the film before his death; Mike Myers revoiced it a year later), and—most tantalizing—the lead in a David Mamet drama about Fatty Arbuckle, the silent-film megastar whose career was ruined by false accusations of sexual assault. Unfortunately, a mercenary Hollywood system locked him into terrible movies, and seems to have triggered his final collapse. After reading a particularly terrible rewrite of Beverly Hills Ninja, Farley relapsed. (Later, he wept at the screening.)

Which brings us, regrettably, to Act Three. Reports of Farley’s lurid death, it turns out, have not been exaggerated. After a series of disastrous public appearances—he returned to host SNL with two hookers on his arm and staggered through the show on the verge of a heart attack—Farley partied for four straight days, smoked crack and snorted heroin with a call girl, then took her back to his apartment. When they argued about money, she got up to leave. He tried to follow but collapsed on the living room floor, struggling to breathe. His final words were “Don’t leave me.” She took pictures of him, stole his watch, wrote a note saying she’d had a lot of fun, and left. He died alone."

Posted by Anonymouse | May 29, 2008 4:56 PM

what does any of this have to do with bradford cox?

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 5:20 PM

Ah, no, Metalocalypse is still in Season 2, as in two.

Season 2 got split up, with 6 episodes being shown last fall, because of the mini-tour Dethklok did last November to see if the bigger tour was possible. (I flew out to Berkeley, CA to see them on Nov. 2nd, my birthday. And, yes, I have my ticket for the Nokia!)

So this is simply a restart to finish out the 14 epsidoes, out of 20, remaining of Season 2.

Posted by Holkie | May 30, 2008 8:28 AM

man, whoever wrote that song for Visioneers is really no Jon Brion. But good job ripping him off.

Posted by baby genius | May 30, 2008 10:03 AM

Reggie CRUSHED at Bowery lat night. It seemed as though literally the entire crowd was into him. Awesome

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2008 1:39 PM

Yacht rock is so fucking lame. These guys are a bunch of desperate to be famous second rate losers.

Posted by joma | June 3, 2008 9:18 AM

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