comedycentralstandup:

A backstage look at Ron Funches taping the first of 14 new half hour specials in Boston. The Half Hour returns to comedycentral this summer.

comedycentralstandup:

A backstage look at Ron Funches taping the first of 14 new half hour specials in Boston. The Half Hour returns to comedycentral this summer.

Comedy Central Corporate Retreat returns to UCB East Monday! Click the image for tickets and more info.

Comedy Central Corporate Retreat returns to UCB East Monday! Click the image for tickets and more info.

thehalfhour:

You can all stop holding your breath now — the list is here. Meet the comedians who will be featured on The Half Hour in 2014:
Adam Newman, Barry Rothbart, Chris Distefano, Chris Gethard, Damien Lemon, Fortune Feimster, Joe Wengert, Joe Zimmerman, Kurt Braunohler, Mark Normand, Michael Che, Rachel Feinstein, Ron Funches, Tommy Johnagin and Yannis Pappas.
The series is set to tape March 25-28 at the Royale in Boston, MA. Check back here soon for ticket information. In the mean time, check out highlights from last season. 

thehalfhour:

You can all stop holding your breath now — the list is here. Meet the comedians who will be featured on The Half Hour in 2014:

Adam Newman, Barry Rothbart, Chris Distefano, Chris Gethard, Damien Lemon, Fortune Feimster, Joe Wengert, Joe Zimmerman, Kurt Braunohler, Mark Normand, Michael Che, Rachel Feinstein, Ron Funches, Tommy Johnagin and Yannis Pappas.

The series is set to tape March 25-28 at the Royale in Boston, MA. Check back here soon for ticket information. In the mean time, check out highlights from last season

Ask a Professional Comedian: Baron Vaughn
Anonymous asked you:Question for Baron V: Do you remember the first joke you wrote or the first one you did on stage??
First joke I wrote on stage is different than the first joke I wrote. Usually you write them offstage and then go on stage. What’s that? My specificity is obnoxious? Okay then. I wrote jokes long before I performed them. First joke I wrote was probably some gurgles followed by me shitting myself. My parents laughed. 
Anonymous asked you:Hey Baron, got any stories from the set of Arrested Development?
Jeffrey Tambor is THE NICEST MAN EVER. Treated me as an equal even though I had 3 lines. Speaking of 3, my scenes kept getting pushed back, but because I was on the call sheet I got 3 days of pay. Thanks unions! Mitch Hurwitz also reminds me of my good friend Myq Kaplan.
Anonymous asked you:Baron: What’s the best advice you ever got from another comic?
"You need to think about how your act reveals your morality." That was Rick Overton.
"Moment I stopped caring about bombing is when I started to get good." That was Patrice O’Neal.
Anonymous asked you:Baron, what’s the worst you ever bombed???
Some one-nighter in Jersey. I was supposed to MC and do 10 at the top and because I was doing so poorly I stepped into a time warp and ended up rambling for 30 minutes trying to get ONE laugh. Luckily the other comics were pros and recovered the show from my misery.
Anonymous asked you:baron vaughn: what would you be doing if your weren’t a comedian?
I’d be the coolest middle school substitute teacher the state of Idaho has ever seen.
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That’s all for this edition of Ask a Professional Comedian. A big thanks to Baron Vaughn and everyone who sent in questions!
Don’t miss The Half Hour: Baron Vaughn tonight at 12am/11c, followed by The Half Hour: Sean Patton.

Ask a Professional Comedian: Baron Vaughn

Anonymous asked you:
Question for Baron V: Do you remember the first joke you wrote or the first one you did on stage??

First joke I wrote on stage is different than the first joke I wrote. Usually you write them offstage and then go on stage. What’s that? My specificity is obnoxious? Okay then. I wrote jokes long before I performed them. First joke I wrote was probably some gurgles followed by me shitting myself. My parents laughed. 

Anonymous asked you:
Hey Baron, got any stories from the set of Arrested Development?

Jeffrey Tambor is THE NICEST MAN EVER. Treated me as an equal even though I had 3 lines. Speaking of 3, my scenes kept getting pushed back, but because I was on the call sheet I got 3 days of pay. Thanks unions! Mitch Hurwitz also reminds me of my good friend Myq Kaplan.

Anonymous asked you:
Baron: What’s the best advice you ever got from another comic?

"You need to think about how your act reveals your morality." That was Rick Overton.

"Moment I stopped caring about bombing is when I started to get good." That was Patrice O’Neal.

Anonymous asked you:
Baron, what’s the worst you ever bombed???

Some one-nighter in Jersey. I was supposed to MC and do 10 at the top and because I was doing so poorly I stepped into a time warp and ended up rambling for 30 minutes trying to get ONE laugh. Luckily the other comics were pros and recovered the show from my misery.

Anonymous asked you:
baron vaughn: what would you be doing if your weren’t a comedian?

I’d be the coolest middle school substitute teacher the state of Idaho has ever seen.

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That’s all for this edition of Ask a Professional Comedian. A big thanks to Baron Vaughn and everyone who sent in questions!

Don’t miss The Half Hour: Baron Vaughn tonight at 12am/11c, followed by The Half Hour: Sean Patton.

Ask a Professional Comedian: Baron Vaughn
Anonymous asked you:Lifes a meal. Be ready to eat. What’s your biggest comedic influence.
Don’t know that I have one biggest influence. I’d say equal parts Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby. Steve Martin. Robert Townsend. Ridiculous amounts of SNL.
these-lungs-are-black asked you:how do you deal with racial stereotype @ baron
I play against them. I accept them as things some people believe and I try to enlighten them by providing more perspective on the subject. Most of the time it comes out as saying “You’re a stupid doo doo head!”
publicbathroomgraffiti asked you:Baron, How far away does a computer/paper/phone have to be before you will convince yourself that the joke you thought of isn’t really that funny?
Writing it down means nothing at first. You can only determine that by trying it on stage. I write down everything I think is funny. Some stuff works right away. Some take time for me to figure it out. Some things just don’t work no matter how many different ways I say it. I’ll usually abandon something if I’ve tried it 5 times. I put it to pasture.
psychedelianoir asked you:Hey Baron Vaughn what did you think about Man Of Steel? and also is God dead
Didn’t see Man of Steel yet. Too busy TELLING JOKES TO AMERICA. I’ll just tell you how I felt about Superman 4: The Quest for Peace instead…uh…ahem…it was fucking weird.
God isn’t dead; just retired.
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Baron Vaughn is taking your questions right now! Submit them here, then don’t miss The Half Hour: Baron Vaughn tonight at 12am/11c.

Ask a Professional Comedian: Baron Vaughn

Anonymous asked you:
Lifes a meal. Be ready to eat. What’s your biggest comedic influence.

Don’t know that I have one biggest influence. I’d say equal parts Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby. Steve Martin. Robert Townsend. Ridiculous amounts of SNL.

these-lungs-are-black asked you:
how do you deal with racial stereotype @ baron

I play against them. I accept them as things some people believe and I try to enlighten them by providing more perspective on the subject. Most of the time it comes out as saying “You’re a stupid doo doo head!”

publicbathroomgraffiti asked you:
Baron, How far away does a computer/paper/phone have to be before you will convince yourself that the joke you thought of isn’t really that funny?

Writing it down means nothing at first. You can only determine that by trying it on stage. I write down everything I think is funny. Some stuff works right away. Some take time for me to figure it out. Some things just don’t work no matter how many different ways I say it. I’ll usually abandon something if I’ve tried it 5 times. I put it to pasture.

psychedelianoir asked you:
Hey Baron Vaughn what did you think about Man Of Steel? and also is God dead

Didn’t see Man of Steel yet. Too busy TELLING JOKES TO AMERICA. I’ll just tell you how I felt about Superman 4: The Quest for Peace instead…uh…ahem…it was fucking weird.

God isn’t dead; just retired.

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Baron Vaughn is taking your questions right now! Submit them here, then don’t miss The Half Hour: Baron Vaughn tonight at 12am/11c.

Ask a Professional Comedian: Baron Vaughn
Got questions for Baron Vaughn? Submit them to our Ask box and he might answer them tomorrow during the next installment of Ask a Professional Comedian.
In the meantime, here's a clip from The Half Hour: Baron Vaughn, premiering tomorrow night at 12am/11c.

Ask a Professional Comedian: Baron Vaughn

Got questions for Baron Vaughn? Submit them to our Ask box and he might answer them tomorrow during the next installment of Ask a Professional Comedian.

In the meantime, here's a clip from The Half Hour: Baron Vaughn, premiering tomorrow night at 12am/11c.

Ask a Professional Comedian: Sean Patton
dan1snoto0nf1re asked you:Sean whats your favorite state??
Happiness
Anonymous asked you:what is the funniest book you’ve ever read?
King James Bible
Anonymous asked you:Sean Patton, what made you decide to pursue comedy as a career?
Laughter is all we have left. I enjoy doing my part to spread it. 
Anonymous asked you:Question for Sean: How do you mentally (and physically?) prepare for your shows?
Eat a full meal and take a nap right before I go onstage. 
Anonymous asked you:Were you the funny, loud guy as a kid?
I was, and still am on some levels, very shy. I was also a terrible student. I wasn’t the class clown, but I was the summer class clown. 
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That concludes this installment of Ask a Professional Comedian. Many thanks to Sean Patton and everyone who sent in questions.
Don’t miss The Half Hour: Sean Patton tomorrow night at 12:30am/11:30c, right after The Half Hour: Baron Vaughn.

Ask a Professional Comedian: Sean Patton

dan1snoto0nf1re asked you:
Sean whats your favorite state??

Happiness

Anonymous asked you:
what is the funniest book you’ve ever read?

King James Bible

Anonymous asked you:
Sean Patton, what made you decide to pursue comedy as a career?

Laughter is all we have left. I enjoy doing my part to spread it. 

Anonymous asked you:
Question for Sean: How do you mentally (and physically?) prepare for your shows?

Eat a full meal and take a nap right before I go onstage. 

Anonymous asked you:
Were you the funny, loud guy as a kid?

I was, and still am on some levels, very shy. I was also a terrible student. I wasn’t the class clown, but I was the summer class clown. 

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That concludes this installment of Ask a Professional Comedian. Many thanks to Sean Patton and everyone who sent in questions.

Don’t miss The Half Hour: Sean Patton tomorrow night at 12:30am/11:30c, right after The Half Hour: Baron Vaughn.

Ask a Professional Comedian: Sean Patton
Anonymous asked you:sean patton if u had to describe ur comedy with an ice cream flavor what would it be ????
Spicy Garlic Peach  You’ve never heard of it before, but it’s original. 
nat0515 asked you:If you could single out one comedian that has influenced you the most, who is it and how has he/she influenced you?
The TV show “Mr. Show” is my biggest comedic influence. That show taught me that comedy is everywhere and anywhere, you just have to be willing to journey to find it. 
Anonymous asked you:Have you ever gotten a memorably negative response from a joke?
Yes it’s happened before and it will happen again. There is no point in trying to please everyone. It’s important to be me in my writing and performing, and sometimes me can upset you. Get over it! 
Anonymous asked you:Sean: How does it make you feel to be compared to comedians like John Belushi? Is he one of your major influences?
I think I’m only compared to John Belushi is a physical sense, as in I look like him, which is all some people see. He broke new ground and that is what I hope to also do, so the comparison is flattering. 
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Ask a Professional Comedian: Sean Patton

Anonymous asked you:
sean patton if u had to describe ur comedy with an ice cream flavor what would it be ????

Spicy Garlic Peach  You’ve never heard of it before, but it’s original. 

nat0515 asked you:
If you could single out one comedian that has influenced you the most, who is it and how has he/she influenced you?

The TV show “Mr. Show” is my biggest comedic influence. That show taught me that comedy is everywhere and anywhere, you just have to be willing to journey to find it. 

Anonymous asked you:
Have you ever gotten a memorably negative response from a joke?

Yes it’s happened before and it will happen again. There is no point in trying to please everyone. It’s important to be me in my writing and performing, and sometimes me can upset you. Get over it! 

Anonymous asked you:
Sean: How does it make you feel to be compared to comedians like John Belushi? Is he one of your major influences?

I think I’m only compared to John Belushi is a physical sense, as in I look like him, which is all some people see. He broke new ground and that is what I hope to also do, so the comparison is flattering. 

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Sean Patton is taking your questions right now! Submit them here, then be sure to watch The Half Hour: Sean Patton tomorrow night at 12:30am/11:30c.

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Sean Patton is taking the internet by storm. Watch him on his Half Hour Friday at Midnight on Comedy Central, and on This Is Not Happening, where he stages a “fake gay bashing” one crazy night

Ask a Professional Comedian: Sean Patton
The Half Hour: Sean Patton premieres tomorrow night at 12:30am/11:30c, but first he’s going to be taking your questions here on our Tumblr. Submit them to our Ask box, but be sure to mention they’re for Sean.
In the meantime, here's a clip from the special.

Ask a Professional Comedian: Sean Patton

The Half Hour: Sean Patton premieres tomorrow night at 12:30am/11:30c, but first he’s going to be taking your questions here on our Tumblr. Submit them to our Ask box, but be sure to mention they’re for Sean.

In the meantime, here's a clip from the special.