These tweets are just a small taste of yesterday’s #ComedyFest events, and there’s lots more to come today and throughout the rest of the week!
Click here for the full schedule.
And if you missed it, you can watch Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner’s event with Judd Apatow here.
Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Judd Apatow are live now as part of #ComedyFest.
You’ve got to watch this. It’s fantastic.
Click here to follow Mel Brooks and watch the live-stream of the #ComedyFest event with Mel, Carl Reiner and Judd Apatow right now!
If you want to be like Ron Howard (and who doesn’t?), tweet your questions to @MelBrooks and @CarlReiner with hashtag #ComedyFest.
They’ll be answering them at an event moderated by Judd Apatow, today at 5pm EST / 2pm PST. A link to a live-stream of the event will be in @MelBrooks's first ever tweet.
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.
Click through for the full lineup.
Whoa! The New York Comedy Festival just announced they’ll be hosting a 20th anniversary Ben Stiller Show reunion:
The Ben Stiller Show launched the careers of Stiller, Judd Apatow, Bob Odenkirk, Janeane Garafolo, Andy Dick, Jeff Kahn and Rob Cohen each of whom will participate in the 20th anniversary reunion at the Paley Center to share memories and contemplate the show’s legacy as one of the true classics of television comedy on Saturday, November 10.
Here’s hoping the entire thing will be in Igpay Atinlay.
Click here for the NYCF schedule, tickets and additional info.
Stephen Colbert - 2012 TIME 100: The Most Influential People in the World
Time named Stephen Colbert one of 2012’s most influential people and they got Doonesbury's Garry Trudeau to write the profile. Here's a little of it:
On The Colbert Report, every day is Opposite Day. Because of how his humor works, the audience finds meaning through sustained inference, which is a lot more fun than it sounds. Colbert’s riffs are so ingeniously convoluted and deeply weird that the post-reason wingers have no response to him. They just have to absorb the punishment, night after night.
Other comedians on this year’s list: Louis CK by Joan Rivers, Kristen Wiig by Judd Apatow and Chelsea Handler by Kathy Griffin.
Once again not on the list? Pogs-inventer Quincy Pog. Better luck next year.
Here’s Garry Trudeau on The Report back in 2010.