Posted in TV | comedy | music | tour dates on April 24, 2012

by Klaus Kinski

Jon Benjamin

For those of us prone to agoraphobia, Comedy Central really brought the stank on Saturday April 21st when they premiered not one but TWO epic specials. First up at 10pm was Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour followed by Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions at 11pm. Patton's Finest came out as an audio cd back in September 2011, so to many of us the material has already been heard, only this time we can see the munchkin himself in action. Both specials were phenomenal and if you missed them because you have a life, don't worry. Patton's special has been available for ages on CD and download and is now available, uncensored and extended, for download on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video and available in HD exclusively on Xbox Live and Sony PlayStation Network. I am sure it'll be on reruns too. PFT's special is also available, uncensored and extended, for download on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Samsung Media Hub and in HD exclusively on Xbox LIVE and Sony PlayStation Network. Cripes, Comedy Central really made sure you nerds were covered on the download front.

Speaking of Comedy Central, one of the most egregious errors they ever made was cancelling the great Jon Benjamin Has a Van. CC has canceled many, many, many shows over the years and most of the time it was the right move because a lot of their original programming is/was horse shit. However, the loss of JBHAV really stuck in my craw. Jon Benjamin starred as a man on the street reporter, with a van, who always became a part of the stories he was reporting. The show was so goddamned funny I curse the day it was ever canceled. However, GOOD NEWS EVERYONE! Jon left this note on my pillow this morning (he calls me America) (You had to be there) (be glad you weren't):

HI AMERICA, it's me again, Jon Benjamin. I know we haven't spoken since my bar mitvah speech (sorry about my controversial opposition to the IDF's 1978 attack on Lebanon) Anyway, I made a show in 2010 called Jon Benjamin Has a Van and after a full season, myself, Leo Allen and Nathan Fielder decided to celebrate our middling ratings by launching a tour. Soon thereafter, Comedy Central cancelled our show, but the tour will still go on. So, without further adieu, I formally announce our Cancellation Tour. We will be in 7 cities over the course of ten days (a national record) and we'll perform comedy, magic and show uncensored footage and deleted scenes from American Reunion. It will be cheap, fast and easy. Thanks and hope to see you there. Love, Jon.
The Jon Benjamin Has a Tour tour will hit The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on Thursday May 3rd. Tickets are on sale so get them while you can, because this will sell out and you. will. be. bumming. Full tour dates below.

Speaking of comedy at the Knit, it has been announced that Neil Hamburger will be playing there on a tour too.

Check out JB's tour dates and a video below...


April 24 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
April 25 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
April 27 - Portland, OR @ Bagdad Theater
April 28 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza (Inside Neumos)
April 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
May 2 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's: Early Show - Sold Out!
May 2 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's: Late Show
May 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory



Comments (18)

Tickets have been on sale for over a month. What took you so long?

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2012 4:40 PM

None of your fucking business.


Posted by Klaus Kinski | April 24, 2012 4:42 PM

No need for profanity.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2012 4:45 PM

Coach McGERK!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2012 4:54 PM

There's always a need for profanity, particularly when dealing with a BV commenter.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2012 4:57 PM

Love JB in everything he does with the exception of the van show, which sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2012 5:08 PM

I bet 4:42 works for BV.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2012 5:18 PM

Did you know the REAL Klaus Kinski was born in the city of Danzig? For serious!

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2012 5:19 PM

The JB Van show had it's funny moments within certain episodes but most of those episodes as a whole were not that funny. JB is very amusing, though.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2012 5:54 PM

For once Klaus was right. This sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2012 3:30 PM

Jb is a exception person thank you for very nice van is realy exclusive travel way for enjoy.

Posted by How to increase oil prices | May 1, 2012 6:08 AM

For once Klaus was right. This sold out.

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Posted by Napa WineTour Limo | May 5, 2012 2:09 PM

And i found myself torn...
because this time it’s not that simple...
our choices aren’t as clear as the last elections ...
last time it was so obvious...

Posted by Microsoft outlook | May 22, 2012 4:37 AM

hahaha "no need for profanity" XD!grow out of it,you sensitive bastards.

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Posted by miniclip | August 30, 2012 10:33 AM

JBHV ruled

Posted by K | September 8, 2012 9:16 PM

jon is the men

Posted by jordon | August 1, 2013 7:30 PM

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