Entries tagged with: Brian Posehn
Comedian and serious metalhead Brian Posehn is apparently hard at work on a new metal/comedy album, following up his albums Fart and Wiener Jokes and Live In: Nerd Rage that were both released on Relapse and mixed standup with metal songs. This new thing doesn't have a name yet, but it's going to be on Megaforce records and will feature contributions from Brendan Small of Metalocalypse, Scott Ian (Anthrax), Chuck Billy and Alex Skolnick (Testament), Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer), Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), and hopefully (though this hasn't happened yet) Phil Anselmo.
All this info comes from an interview that Brian did with Metal Injection, where he also discusses his starring role in the new Christmas comedy Uncle Nick, which was executive produced by Academy Award-winning documentarian Errol Morris, of all people, and is out now.
Check out the interview, the trailer for Uncle Nick, and the video for Posehn's "Metal By Numbers," below...
Well this is something to look forward to in 2015. Earlier today, Paul F. Tompkins tweeted the above picture, saying that "Maybe something new coming from the Mr. Show gang in the new year?" There have been Mr Show-related tours in the past, but could this mean new episodes? In that picture we've got both David Cross and Bob Odenkirk, Brian Posehn, Jay Johnston, Tompkins... that looks like Scott Aukerman in the sunglasses, and who are the two guys in the back? Let's hope Jerry Minor and Mary Lynn Rajskub are part of it too (Tom Kenny and John Ennis, too), whatever it is. Stay tuned.
Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Fest returns to Austin from October 23-26 at Austin, and since we last spoke the lineup was expanded to include a headline performance from both Danzig and his reunited band Samhain (who have other dates including NYC), as well as Neurosis (also playing Maryland Deathfest), Decapitated, Lustmord, King Parrot, Hobbs' Angel of Death, comedian Brian Posehn and more.
Updated lineup below...
Posehn posing with a Ghost and Scott Ian
Heavy metal loving comedian Deadpool comic book writer Brian Posehn, who last year toured with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, has a new batch of headlining shows scheduled including some on the east coat. Tickets for both Rhode Island (9/12 @ Fete) and Brooklyn (9/13 @ Knitting Factory) go on sale Friday (4/4) at 10am. A full tour hasn't been announced yet, but all the North American dates we know about are listed, along with Posehn's video for his Relapse-released "Metal By Numbers", below..
Bob (Odenkirk) and David (Cross) and Brian (Posehn) recently announced a five-city comedy tour which includes two NYC shows: a sold out early show at Town Hall on September 12, and a late show at the same venue that night, which you can still get tickets for. They've now just announced that they'll also do a launch/discussion for Bob, David, and Brian's book, Hollywood Said No! Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastards Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show in Brooklyn two days earlier at POWERHOUSE Arena (9/10) on 37 Main St in DUMBO. $8 tickets are on sale now and can be applied towards a purchase of the book.
Updated dates are listed below...
by Klaus Kinski
When Bob (Odenkirk) and David (Cross) and Brian (Posehn)'s 5 city comedy tour (dubbed An Evening With Bob And David [and Posehn]) was announced the other day, tickets sold faster than foil-wrapped burritos at a Phish tailgate party. So quickly, in fact, that the day they went on presale Bob tweeted that three of the five cities had sold out completely during the presale phase. And LCD Soundsystem wasn't even on the bill. What the what?!
Anyways, Bob promised that second shows for NYC, Chicago, and San Francisco would be added and, sure enough, one day later, second shows for those three cities have been added! Hooray! Tickets for An Evening With Bob And David (and Posehn) in NYC at Town Hall in NYC on Thursday September 12 at 10:30 PM go on sale today (7/26) at
10 AM noon. No presale dibble-dabble this time. So go in there gunz a-blazin' and get your tickets!
The shows added to Chicago and San Francisco will take place at 10:30 PM the same evening of the previously announced shows. Live in Frisco and wanna see the late show? Welp, tickets for the San Francisco late show go on sale today (7/26) at 10:00am PACIFIC TIME. Folks in the Windy City who got shut out of the early show should plan on being online when tickets for the late show go on sale TODAY at 10 AM CENTRAL TIME. Good luck!
As mentioned earlier today, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are going on a comedy tour with fellow Mr. Show cohort Brian Posehn in September, including a show at the Town Hall on 9/12. They actually sold all of the Chicago seats during the presale, we're not sure if that's what happened for Town Hall too but the presale is definitely sold out. Nonetheless, a second show is being added as per Oderkirk's tweet above. Stay tuned.
by Klaus Kinski
On June 10, 2013, I wrote a post about an incredible looking Tenacious D curated 1-day comedy/music festival called Festival Supreme which is happening on the Santa Monica Pier in California on Saturday October 19, 2013. The festival includes a performance from The Mr. Show Experience and if you look carefully at the post you will notice that my mention of said troupe was followed by the coveted exclamation-point-in-parentheses qualifier, which is basically Klaus Kinski Shorthand for "Holy shit are you serious!?"
Being the impoverished pea-brain that I am, I've been scrambling to figure out ways to afford a trip out there to see this majestic show of shows, but so far my endeavors as prostitute, drug pusher, stand-over man, body guard, and dentist have hardly made a dent in my finances so I probably won't make it out there which has me in a depressive funk. HOWEVER the grey bog that has overwhelmed my mood got a ray of sunshine when David Cross posted on his FaceBooks that a show called Bob (Odenkirk) and David (cross) and Brian (Posehn) would be doing a 5-city tour, including a show at the venerable Town Hall on Thursday, Sep 12, 2013(!)
Bob and Brian and I will be doing at least three new sketches (if not a bunch more) and stand-up, and who knows what all else? We'd be doing more but unfortunately our schedules don't allow for it. Bob is very busy with The Birthday Boys (premiering soonish on IFC) and I am directing a movie I wrote in upstate NY. I'll tell you more about that later.The day before that, Bob tweeted:
ME, DAVID, and BRIAN POSEHN on TOUR in September! We'll be doing standup AND sketch, BOTH - Never been done! PRE-SALE links to COME...The NYC PRESALE begins TODAY (7/24/13) at 12:00 NOON on the dot. (Passwords are Fireworks (Live Nation) and Evening (Artist)) (Passwords are not case sensitive yo).
-- Mr. Bob Odenkirk (@mrbobodenkirk) July 22, 2013
The crew will also swing by Brooklyn on September 10 where they will descend upon the PowerHouse Arena for god knows what. Complete tour dates are below. Please note that some of the dates are at book stores and are not being billed as performances, per se.
In related news, Klaus Favorite Brian Posehn released an album called "The Fartist" back in June, and if you haven't heard it I urge you to rectify that oversight this instant. Besides these Bob and David shows, Posehn has a handful of solo shows on the horizon. Those are below.
Portland festival MusicFestNW is returning this year to multiple Portland venues from September 3-8 with a ton of bands including Animal Collective, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Superchunk, Deerhunter, Charles Bradley, Shuggie Otis, Joey Bada$$, Bonnie Prince Billy, Chromatics, Glass Candy, Flume, Youth Lagoon, Washed Out, The Thermals, TItus Andronicus, Bob Mould, Baroness, Austra, Ty Segall, The Bronx, The Men, Mount Eerie, White Lung, and many more. Ticket info is coming soon.
Initial lineup below...
by Klaus Kinski
Hey guys. TGIF right? It has come to my attention that the comedy line up for the 11th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has dropped and boy is it something (awesome). Folks attending the comedy portion of the fest are sure to get a Boner-oo, that's for sure. The indoor and air-conditioned Bonnaroo Comedy Theatre will feature appearances by Aziz Ansari, Steven Wright, Marc Maron, Brian Posehn, Reggie Watts, Judah Freidlander, Rhys Darby, Colin Hay, Garfunkle & Oats, Amy Schumer, Pete Holmes, Rory Scovel, Mike O' Connell, Ali Wong, and Kyle Kinane. Holy. Cheezus. Read that list again. Digest. Read it again. Digest some more. There is so much goodness in that list it almost makes me sad that I don't have the $$$ or the strength to go to Bonnaroo.
Former staple of the NYC comedy scene Aziz Ansari has been on a relentless and neck-breakingly fast rise to super-stardom and sells out some of the countries largest theaters. I love him ever so much and he is a whopper of an asset to the line-up. And in case you didn't know, Aziz followed in the footsteps of comedy pioneer Louis CK by offering a download of his special Dangerously Delicious for a measly $5. Meanwhile catch Aziz on tour and at the Bonnaroo-related Googa Mooga thing happening in Brooklyn.
Marc Maron? Awesome. A living legend. Phenomenal stand-up pro and host of one of the best podcasts in this stinking, rotten world: WTF. You can also catch him live in New Brunswick four times in April.
Steven Wright is yet another living legend of stand-up. He's been in the biz since 1979 and his style and delivery has given birth to some of the best bits and one-liners in the history of stand-up (here's an exhaustive list). He bridges a seriously important gap between the current alt/indie/whateverthefuckyoucallit-comedy scene and the old school.
BRIAN POSEHN. Dude. BRIAN POSEHN!
Y'all even get a dose of Men At Work front-man Colin Hay who will play songs and share hilarious stories. I actually have two friends who shared drum duties with Hay on a recent tour and I got to have dinner with the guy. The dude's got some ridiculous stories and, man, can he tell 'em. You can also catch him in NYC at Town Hall on April 27th.
And Reggie Watts! A man who just announced a huge tour that includes a headlining gig at the rather large Webster Hall.
And Pete Holmes! Didn't I just get through telling you that Pete is awesome and even has a show coming up in NYC that you should not under any circumstances miss? Yes, I did.
Anyhow, this is one line-up I'd sure pitch a tent to see and you should take time out of your noodle-dancing schedule to check some or all of it out. Have fun!
A bunch of other dates are listed below...
photos by Tim Griffin
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 came to a close on Sunday night. It was another successful year for the well-rounded music fest, and the end of its first in the larger (and much dustier) Auditorium Shores. And though Ryan Gosling may have been the most talked about artist at the festival (Danzig was a close second), the real star was festival organizer Transmission Enertainment for putting together such a kickass lineup on four stages for three days straight (not to mention a mechanical bull) (and skate and bike ramp and tons of good food and vendors and merch and posters and wrestling) (and Turquoise Jeep).
After Hum and then a quick set of comedy by metal comedian Brian Posehn (he did his Slayer joke and one that involved Pantera), Slayer closed out the large Orange stage on Sunday (the other metal acts played on the slightly smaller Black Stage all weekend, but the Orange was the biggest and actually specially built to Slayer's specs).
Slayer wasn't the only wild headliner of the day though. In fact, that's an understatement. Trash Talk played after Henry Rollins did his set of spoken word in the Yellow Tent because Trash Talk had to miss their originally scheduled set on the Black Stage earlier in the week due to a family emergency. Thanking everyone for missing Slayer to see them (actually not true because it ended up Trash Talk was done before Slayer even started), Trash Talk started their hardcore insanity by pointing out that they were on the only stage with no barricade (the stage comedians usually played). Circle pits, stagediving, stage crowding, grabbing the mic, pumping fists (and skateboards) and just general craziness characterized the next 20 minutes or so.
The always controversial Odd Future drew their own giant and enthusiastic crowd to their headlining set on the Blue Stage, and Blonde Redhead closed out the Black Stage to a more intimate and chilled out audience (in the location that was metal, punk, garage and hardcore the rest of the weekend).
Here is our second set of pictures from the final day of the fest, including Asobi Seksu, the reunited Hum, We Were Promised Jetpacks (who just played NYC and one of our CMJ day parties), Odd Future, G-Side, Austra, Grimes, MNDR, Mates of State, Budos Band, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Architecture in Helsinki, Del the Funky Homosapien, Brian Posehn, Flying Lotus, Brody Stevens, Trash Talk, Henry Rollins, and more SLAYERRRR.
The rest of day 3, below...
Didn't get a ticket to Louis CK? Live in Jersey and want to not pay a toll before seeing a show for once? As previously mentioned, the awesome Brian Posehn headlines Starland Ballroom TONIGHT (9/30) and tickets are still available.
But that's not all. The laughs continue this weekend in Hoboken when the Hoboken Comedy Festival takes over Maxwell's on both Saturday and Sunday. Hannibal Buress, Todd Barry, and many more will grace the rock club's stage over the two days. Godfrey and others also play the fest's first night at Clearview Cinemas tonight.
For more comedy, and in NY, check out the post we posted last night.
Slayer at Izod Center (photos by Samantha Marble)
Slayer, Thee Oh Sees, Public Enemy, Girls, Danzig Legacy, (Danzig + Doyle von Frankenstein playing Misfits, Samhain & Danzig), Hot Snakes, Diplo, Major Lazer, Henry Rollins, Ted Leo & The Phramacists, Spank Rock, Murder City Devils, Hum, Lykke Li, Passion Pit, Four Tet, Rakim, The Damned, Austra, Purity Ring, and Flynt Flossy are just a few of the acts announced today as part of the Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 lineup. Another amazing year! Check out the full lineup below and stay tuned for more announcements coming in August and September.
The new additions to the Austin, Texas festival, which takes place from 11/4 - 11/6, are in addition to the the previous "lineup leaks" that included Brian Posehn, Odd Future, Okkervil River, M83, X (performing "Los Angeles"), Reggie Watts, Flying Lotus, Tune-Yards, Ra Ra Riot, Kid Dynamite and others
2011 is the festival's sixth year, but first at its new home Auditorium Shores (no more Waterloo Park). Tickets are on sale now.
Fun Fun Fun 2011 flyer and almost-full lineup is below.
Fun Fun Fun Fest sort of revealed five of the artists playing the festival this year. The fest will take place from November 4-6 at
Waterloo Park Auditorium Shores in Austin, TX. Watch this video to figure out who the five artists are, though You may want to use this guide for help. If you don't have the time to figure it out, we've listed the artists along with the embedded video below.
Also, all of Brian Posehn's (hint) tour dates are listed below, including a NJ show on September 30 at Starland Ballroom with Big Jay Oakerson and Bonnie McFarlane. Tickets are on sale now.
Ludicra @ Santos (more here)
I guess dreams don't come true? Mayhem has cancelled all North American dates with Ludicra and Tombs, including the previously discussed show at Irving with Krallice. A statement from the band is forthcoming.
Tombs is scheduled to hit the road in March, tagging SXSW at Relapse's official showcase on 3/17 with Voivod, Howl, Graves of Valor, Kill The Client, Mammoth Grinder, and Brian Posehn. Flyer below...
August 25th, 2009 (Austin, TX) - Transmission Entertainment is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2009 Fun Fun Fun Fest, taking place on November 7th and 8th at Waterloo Park in Austin. Fun Fun Fun Fest made its first appearance on a cold Friday evening in 2006, offering a unique approach to festival booking, filling stages with talent bubbling from the underground: what sounded great, and what was making an impact, regardless of what mainstream media said was cool. What started out as a show for a few touring acts and local favorites has become a movement -- a festival that fans and bands alike realize needs to be experienced year after year.Greatest. Festival. Ever...
Now in its fourth year, Fun Fun Fun Fest has made a significant impact on the country's winter calendar, successfully combining the vast worlds of indie, punk, rap, electronica and comedy while showcasing some of the city's most unique local businesses.
Brian Posehn performs four shows at Comix in NYC Friday and Saturday night.
Dave Hill leaves NYC to make a couple of rare appearances in Philly - also Friday and Saturday.
The above picture has nothing to do with anything else in this post. It is courtesy of VICE.
Dave Hill will also be at UCB on Decemmber 18th, and you can see him getting wasted in the video (of his trip to the New York Bar show at the Javits Center) below...
by Klaus Kinski
"Playboy & Program Signed by Patton Oswalt" (that's what it says)
If any of you have been wondering when the Comedians of Comedy will hit NYC again, I have the answer. NEVER! It was announced today (well, late last night) that Zach, Patton, Maria, and Brian (and special guests) will do their last show as a team on July 26th at the beautiful Spreckels Theater in San Diego CA. Tickets are on sale now. CoC shows were, for me, the funnest experiences of my comedy-going life. The core group is simply amazing and the friends they'd bring to the stage at each show was always awe inspiring. Obviously, the gang will probably make stops to NYC as individuals at some point in the future, but I sure am going to miss the sheer magnitude of what CoC delivered to fans across the country at each and every show. The entire farewell letter is below.
Also, I caught All Tomorrow's Parties Comedy Curator Patton Oswalt's 8:30pm show at Caroline's this past Saturday (Juen 28, 2008) and he, with the help of openers John Mulaney and Julian McCullough absolutely tore the roof off the place. Patton kicked the extremely diverse crowd's ass with huge pile of new material. It was so great. I wonder if it's only a matter of time before he has a solo show at a place like Town Hall. He should.
by Klaus Kinski
Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn
On Friday May 9, 2008 the NYC UCB Theater has an incredible night of comedy lined up, but two shows in particular are absolutely worth seeing.
Posehn about to go on stage @ Mess With Texas 2008
Klaus didn't go see Brian Posehn at Comix last night because he (Klaus) came down with some laryngitis or something. Ironically, that is the same reason he (Brian) couldn't tell his jokes when he performed at the Mess With Texas Festival in Austin during SXSW a couple of weeks ago. The remedy: Brian whispered his (dirty) jokes in Eugene Mirman's ear and Eugene told them instead. It was sunny and warm out and the middle of the afternoon.
Tickets are still available for Brian's 3rd & 4th shows at Comix in NYC tonight (March 29) (late and inside). More photos from Austin below....
Brian Posehn on strike (cred)
Mess With Texas, an annual party thrown in Austin, in the south by southwestern region of the US, at the same time as a certain other major music festival, has expanded in its second year to a massive, outdoor, FREE, ALL AGES event with three stages and an exclusive Austin performance from headliners The Breeders and NOFX and A-list comedians likeJaneane Garofalo, MTV's Human Giant and Brian Posehn.
by Klaus Kinski
Leo Allen @ Occhi's Lounge,Comix, NYC - Feb 1, 2008 (Maryanne Ventrice)
I've never been a big fan of 'comedy clubs'. The two drink minimums, the sterility, the ticket prices, the middle-of-the-road risk-free comedians, the touristy crowds, the fact that people feel the need to dress nicer than usual and over-cologne themselves.... The whole vibe is pretty repellant to a slob like me. And although Comix is guilty of some of the above offenses to a certain degree, I feel that the venue makes great efforts in supporting and nurturing the local NYC comedy scene. They keep their ticket prices a fraction of what a place like Carolines would charge, they often have discount codes readily available, and they opened a downstairs lounge called Ochi's that has great indie comedy for free (with a one item minimum) six nights a week.
I am always happy when comics we're used to seeing at Rififi, Union Hall, The Pit, or UCB get the chance to shine in the main showroom of Comix. I'm comforted in the fact that they're probably making a halfway decent bit of coin and that they're reaching a more diverse audience. I think it's important (if we can afford it) to support our pals by attending these bigger shows. That said, I strongly recommend the following shows. Todd Barry's complete tour schedule also follows......
We hosted a Flight of the Conchords (FOTC) contest. Some winners won passes to a screening of the first episode of the new HBO series. Now EVERYONE - even those who don't have HBO (like me) - can watch the first episode thanks to the kind folks at HBO.com. Look for appearances by UCB, Rififi and Union Hall regulars Arj Barker, Eugene Mirman, and Kristen Schaal.
Speaking of Kristen Schaal who was also a guest on the 24 Hour Human Giant Marathon on MTV, we asked all those entering the FOTC contest to tell us who their favorite stand up comedian was. We got something like 50 comedian names total, but these were - by a small margin - the top seven:
your favorite comedians
1) Demetri Martin
2) David Cross
3) Mitch Hedberg
4) George Carlin
5) Aziz Ansari (tie)
5) Brian Posehn (tie)
5) Kristen Schaal (tie)
That's right - you like Kristen Schaal as much as you like Aziz Ansari who you like just as much as Brian Posehn WHO LOVES METAL.........