The Comedy Directors of Comedy panel was great!
In one week, Comedy Central and Twitter will launch the first ever #ComedyFest, a five-day celebration of comedy taking place on Twitter and featuring Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Judd Apatow, Gabriel Iglesias, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, The Cast of RENO 911!, Amy Schumer, Jeff Ross, Doug Benson, Steve Agee, Paul Feig, Neal Brennan, Al Madrigal and many others!
The festival kicks off next Monday with the one and only Mel Brooks joining Twitter. His first tweet will be a live-stream of an event at LA’s Paley Center with Brooks and Carl Reiner, moderated by Judd Apatow.
Altogether, #ComedyFest will include 16 programmed events featuring more than 50 comedians. Be sure to follow @ComedyCentral on Twitter for updates.
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Comedy Central is coming to New Orleans in April for three great shows! Click here for tickets and more information.
Tuesday, April 2, Comedy Central & CleftClips will present Not Safe For Work, a night of stand-up hosted by Baron Vaughn at The Del Monte Speakeasy at Townhouse in Venice, CA.
Check out this lineup:
Doors are at 7, show is at 8, and admission is FREE!
Click here for more info.
Hey! Remember that time Dave Chappelle, Questlove and Neal Brennan partied all night with Prince? It happened not long after Chappelle and Brennan spoofed Prince on their hit sketch show for Comedy Central, Chappelle’s Show.
Brennan recounted the tale for ESPN.com’s Bill Simmons, and now the folks at Grantland.com have animated it for all of us to put pictures to words.
Artforum has more photos from last week’s Just for Laughs along with a blow-by-blow of the festival.
Neal Brennan: The Half Hour premieres tonight at 11:30/10:30c. Click the image to watch a clip.
One third of the legendary hip-hop group sits down with The Champs to discuss how The Fugees got started, how Wyclef and Lauryn Hill’s relationship undid the band, and the time he got kidnapped by Somali Pirates in 2008.