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by Arielle Gordon

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For the second year in a row, online comedy hub Funny or Die is bringing an insane lineup of comedians, entertainers, and other funny people to 20 different cities around the U.S via the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. This year, the tour includes a fantastic lineup of comedians young and old with literally someone to please everyone: Amy Schumer, Hannibal Buress, Chris Hardwick and Aziz Ansari to Louis CK, Jim Gaffigan, and Mark Maron, with even a few true oddballs (Demetri Martin, Reggie Watts) in the mix. There's also a second stage hosted by Brody Stevens. Lineup varies from venue to venue, but all announced Oddball 2014 performers are listed below.

The tour doesn't stop in NYC proper -- though Aziz has that under control on his own at MSG -- Oddball does have a few stops in the NY area: August 16 at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ, August 17 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ, August 22 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. and August 23 at Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, CT.  Tickets are currently on Citi cardmember and Previous Purchasers presale and go on sale to the general public Saturday (6/28) at 10 AM.

The full tour dates are listed, along with a tour poster and 2014 lineup, below.

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by Arielle Gordon

Broad City

Unless you've been living under a rock that doesn't have a great grasp of pop culture, you've probably heard of Broad City, the fantastic webseries-cum-TV hit that is wrapping up its first season on Comedy Central this year. The stars of the show, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, are veterans of the New York comedy scene and truly incorporate the city as a "character" without resorting to the same hackneyed New York stereotypes. In one episode, for instance, Abbi's date abandons her out of a very real fear of the disgusting Penn Station (watch a clip of that below).

If you want to experience Broad City in person, you're in luck -- the cast is playing shows all over NYC in the next few months! First, cast member Phoebe Robinson is performing in a benefit for comedian Liza Dye, who was recently injured when she fell onto subway tracks. The show is at Littlefield on March 27 and also features Ali Wong (@midnight), Jermaine Fowler (Guy Code), Murderfist, Michelle Wolf (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Sue Smith (Best Week Ever), Aparna Nancherla (Conan), & hosts Charla Lauriston and Justin Perez. Tickets are on sale now.

In addition, Abbi and Ilana are performing at UCB Chelsea on April 2 for their monthly "Broad City Live" show. Tickets are sold out, but try to get in off the stand-by line -- it's worth it! Info HERE.

Finally, Abbi and Ilana are touring nationally to support their new show. Although the tour was initially postponed so they could write the second season of Broad City, it's been rescheduled for the fall, and they're playing The Bell House on December 13. The show is also unfortunately sold out, but if you're really itching to see the duo, catch them at another date on their month-long tour. Find all tour dates below..

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by Arielle Gordon

Brooklyn Comedy Festival

We just wrote about the Sixth Annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, and here's another comedy festival and this one hits next week: The Brooklyn Comedy Festival. It's being held at a variety of venues in the general Williamsburg area from August 19 - 24.

According to the festival organizers, it will include a mix of sketch, improv, and standup and features some strong local comedians, such as Chris Gethard (who traveled to Lollapalooza with us just a week ago), The Lucas Bros., Dan St. Germaine, Calise Hawkins, Mike Lawrence, Nimesh Patel, and more. Schedule is at the BCF website and full performer list and show dates are listed below.

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by Klaus Kinski

Podfest

The United States is rife with three things; assholes, podcasts, and assholes with podcasts. For me, podcasts are an unnavigable medium because anybody with a computer and 1/8th of a normal sized human brain can produce a podcast. Don't get me wrong; there are some incredible podcasts out there and the world is taking notice. Julie Klausner's podcast How Was Your Week has reached an almost legendary status and even got a glowing write-up in the Times recently. Marc Maron's WTF podcast basically set the standard for what constitutes a quality podcast. Greg Proops, Dave Hill, and Doug Benson also all have wonderful podcasts. And yet, the only reason I know of and can vouch for the quality of these podcasts and the people behind them is because I was a huge fan of these people in a pre-podcast world.

NYC is an epicenter of podcasting. If only there was a way where a guy like me could see, say, over 20 live podcasts on 2 stages over the course of 2 days consuming nearly 12 amazing hours of my life. Of wait. THERE IS! The naugural New York City Podcast Festival will take place at on 2 stages at The Pit on January 12th and January 13th 2013!! This show features a staggering line-up of talent including Dave Hill (Klaus Kinski favorite), Nick Turner (Klaus Kinski favorite), Kevin Allison, Wyatt Cenac, Gary Gulman, Craig Rowin, Jeff Rubin, Jermaine Fowler, Liam McEneaney, TV's Frank Conniff , Halley Feiffer, Julieanne Smolinski, Dan St. Germain, Sean Donnelly, Jackie Kashian, Myq Kaplan, MC Mr Napkins, Jared Logan, Anthony Antamanuik, Dan Soder, Mike Pace, and many others. This, my friends and enemies, is probably the greatest crash course in awesome podcasts on the planet and it's happening in our very own back yard. Keep your (dead) eyes on the NycPodFest Facebook Page for updates!

You can see the FULL SCHEDULE BELOW. You can buy tickets for individual shows, buy a festival pass, or you can win tickets right here! We have 5 SINGLE tickets to give away for Dave Hills Podcasting Incident with guest Gavin Mcinnes for 1/12 at 11pm. We also have 5 SINGLE tickets to give away for ThisMyShow on 1/13 at 7pm with guest Nick Turner. Contest deets are waaayyyyy down there...

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