Known for his earnest and hilarious attempts to insert moments of absurdity into the world in order to make it a better place for all to live, comedian Kurt Braunohler has announced his next adventure. This week Kurt sets out to drive a double sided derriere across the U.S. for his new Comedy Central pilot “Better. Dumber. Faster. with Kurt Braunohler.”
In his words:
The entire journey is a part of a pilot I’m making for Comedy Central called, “Better. Dumber. Faster. with Kurt Braunohler”. The show is all about inserting absurdity into stranger’s lives to make this bleak world a little bit brighter. So we’re driving a butt across America. For no other reason than it’s dumb and funny and hopefully will surprise people. I will be joined on the journey by my co-creator and show runner, Scotty Landes, and my wife, Lauren Cook.
I have no idea what this will be like. It’s a large, flat-bed truck I’ll be driving. I’ve never driven a large, flat-bed truck. Much less a large, flat-bed truck with a giant butt on it. So here’s our proposed route – who knows if we’ll be able to stick to this schedule. We’re gonna try. We’re dropping the butt off in my mom’s driveway in New Jersey. She is not aware of this yet.
On the heels of selling out a number of June tour dates, JEN KIRKMAN announces more summer shows including east coast dates, a run at Montreal’s Just For Laughs, shows at Outside Lands in SF and much more. On tour in continued support of her Netflix Original Comedy Special “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” which was hailed as “dynamite” by The New York Times, Jen will be performing all new material plus a few bits from the special.
Jen Kirkman is an LA-based comedian well-known for her time as writer and frequent roundtable guest on Chelsea Lately, roles on many episodes of Drunk History and as a regular on Comedy Central’s @midnight. She has performed her stand up on a number of late night shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CONAN and on stages around the world, including a recent tour in Australia to sold out crowds.
She is also a New York Times best selling author for her book “I Can Barely Take Care Of Myself” and is currently working on her second book due out in early 2016. Her very popular diary style podcast “I Seem Fun” often hits iTunes Top 100 and was named in Cosmo’s “Top 10 podcasts you should be listening to in 2015.”
JEN KIRKMAN ON TOUR:
7/7 – Madison, WI @ The Majestic
7/8- Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
7/9 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
7/10 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
7/11 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
7/12 – St Louis, MO @ Firebird
7/13 – Champaign, IL @ High Dive
7/14 – Ft Wayne, IN @ Tiger Room at CS3
7/15 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
7/16 – Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
7/17 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Ballroom
7/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
7/20-23 & 25 – Montreal, QC @ Wiggle Room (Just For Laughs)
7/24 – Montreal, QC @ Lounge, Hyatt Ovation Rm, “I Seem Fun” Podcast (JFL)
8/7 & 8 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
8/14 & 15 – Bloomington, IN @ Comedy Attic
8/30 - Washington, DC @ Sixth & I
8/31 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
9/1 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
9/2 Boston, MA @ Sinclair
9/9 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
9/10-12 – Chicago, IL @ Up Comedy
9/24-9/26 – Dayton, OH @ Wiley’s
“damn funny” – VANCOUVER PROVINCE
“It’s dark. It’s hilarious.” – PHOENIX NEW TIMES
“honest, rib-cracking material that pointedly slices apart societal pressures placed on women” – SEATTLE MET
“watching her do comedy is like having after-work drinks with a friend — the funniest friend you’ll ever have” – THE CAPITAL TIMES
Filmed live in Austin, TX, Jen’s “I’m Gonna Die Alone” special delivers some sharp, hilarious truths about divorce, kids, sex and turning 40 in this Netflix original comedy special.
ZACH SHERWIN releases his second album, ‘RAP!’ today via ASPECIALTHING RECORDS. Zach is a rapper, comedian and Youtube star widely known for his Epic Rap Battles and viral videos. On this, his 2nd LP, Zach spits great rhymes about the best dating site, clinical trials, Naughty By Nature, a prank call gone wrong and much more.
On TV, Zach’s credits include “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” (FX) and “The Pete Holmes Show” (TBS), as well as appearances on E!, VH1, and CNN Headline News. He was awarded an RIAA-certified gold record for the “Albert Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking” single. Under his former moniker, MC Mr Napkins, Zach released his debut album “MC Mr Napkins: The Album.’
Hear two new’ ‘RAP! abum tracks!
MATT AND KIM WRAP FASTEST SELLING US TOUR, ANNOUNCE SUMMER FESTIVALS AND UK TOUR
MATT AND KIM just wrapped their massive headlining tour in support of ‘NEW GLOW,’ and on the heels of what was their biggest and fastest-selling tour yet, plus television appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Call With Carson Daily, and a hop across the pond for a killer show at Heaven in London, the duo set their sights on a number of summer festivals and a UK tour with Fall Out Boy. Starting this Thursday in Buffalo, NY, Matt and Kim will be bringing their legendary live show to cities all over North America where they are sure to light up the Twitter and Instagram worlds while delighting old fans and making loads of new ones at every stop.
Matt and Kim’s spring New Glow Tour not only brought the fun, but it also helped in raising money for a very important cause. At every stop, Matt and Kim had a local no kill animal shelter set up information and donation tables in the lobby of the venue, raising awareness and thousands of dollars for shelter dogs and cats. Fender contributed guitars in several markets as raffle prizes which the duo autographed for lucky winners.
Leading up to the spring release of ‘New Glow’, Matt and Kim released four lyric videos which have amassed over 3 MILLION views and counting. Coming up, Matt and Kim will release a video for “Can You Blame Me” which will be a compilation of fan-made video entries.
6/4 Buffalo, NY Canalside, Erie Canal Harbor
6/5 Cincinnati, OH Bunbury Music Festival
6/13 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, WBRU June Fest
6/18 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival
6/21 Scranton, PA The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/18 Pemberton, BC Pemberton Music Festival
8/2 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier 601, Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party
8/7 Minneapolis, MN Go Fest
8/8 Los Angeles, CA 98.7’s Summer Camp
8/15 Seattle, WA KNDD’s Summer Camp
8/16 Portland, OR OMSI
9/18 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Ampitheater
10/3 Leeds First Direct Arena *
10/4 Aberdeen AECC GE Oil & Gas Arena *
10/6 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena *
10/7 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena *
10/9 Manchester Arena *
10/10 Bournemonth International Centre *
10/11 London SSE Arena Wembley *
10/12 London SSE Arena Wembley *
*with Fall Out Boy
DAVE HILL ANNOUNCES DEBUT COMEDY ALBUM & BROOKLYN RELEASE SHOW
DAVE HILL announces the release of his debut comedy album ‘LET ME TURN YOU ON’ out JUNE 9 on ASPECIALTHING RECORDS. Dave intersperses a stand up show recorded live at Union Hall in Brooklyn with some of his hilarious short stories told over his trademark sweet guitar riffs. Listeners are treated to tales of the time he went to prison, a fateful encounter with an angry homeless man, his travels to Japan where he played with his band Valley Lodge, his classic erotic short stories, and of course some wicked guitar playing.
Dave can be found performing all over NY and the US and beyond and has been called “one of the funniest people alive” (The Atlantic) and “a hugely talented funnyman” (Time Out London). He recently returned from travels to Norway and London where he performed to sold out crowds. Elsewhere he has performed at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Crap Comedy Festival in Oslo, SXSW, U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and more. Join Dave and his guests for a special album release show at The Bell House in Brooklyn on June 9.
Every Monday night Dave can be heard hosting his own radio show, The Goddamn Dave Hill Show, from 9pm to midnight on WFMU. You can stream episodes here: http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/GS
‘LET ME TURN YOU ON’ ALBUM RELEASE SHOW TUESDAY JUNE 9 @ THE BELL HOUSE
With Dave Hill and guests Michelle Wolf, Daniel Koren, Greg Barris and more
GREAT SCOTT! It’s hard to believe that we’re nearly at the day Marty McFly travels to in the smash hit middle chapter of one of the most beloved trilogies of all time. Celebrate this milestone by joining Doug Benson and surprise guests as they riff “Back To The Future Part II” live on the actual date that Marty landed in futuristic Hill Valley — October 21, 2015! Bring your hoverboards, power shoe laces, Mr. Fusion, self-drying jackets, Pepsi Perfect bottles, Food Hydrators and Jaws 19 as we go back…to the future!
Comedian DougBenson (“Super High Me,” “Last Comic Standing,” “Doug Loves Movies” podcast) and his guests sit in the front row of the theater and riff on movies as they unfold on the screen before them. This very popular live show is a favorite at SF Sketchfest year after year where Doug’s guests have included Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Scott Aukerman, Todd Barry, Michael Ian Black, Jonah Ray, Paul Scheer, Janet Varney, Tom Lennon, Chris Hardwick and more.
SF Sketchfest, co-founded and directed by David Owen, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney, produces the eclectic San Francisco Comedy Festival, an internationally-recognized and critically-acclaimed event that mixes major comedy stars and the best up-and-coming comedians from around the world for two weeks of sketch, stand-up, alternative comedy, music, improv, films, tributes, live podcasts, workshops and panel discussions. SF Sketchfest offers its audiences the rare opportunity to see their favorite performers in intimate live performances and discussions. The 15th annual SF Sketchfest is set for January 7-24, 2016.
JEN KIRKMAN “I’M GONNA DIE ALONE” COMEDY SPECIAL PREMIERES FRIDAY ON NETFLIX, WEST COAST TOUR ANNOUNCED
Jen Kirkman’s debut Netflix Original Comedy Special “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” premieres this Friday, May 22 and will be available for streaming exclusively on Netflix worldwide. Filmed live in Austin, TX, Jen delivers some sharp, hilarious truths about divorce, kids, sex and turning 40 in this Netflix original comedy special. In support of her new special, Jen announces a West Coast tour which launches in San Diego on June 18th and heads up the coast to Eugene, OR. Dates below, more summer touring TBA.
Jen can be seen as a regular on Comedy Central’s @midnight and she has performed her stand up on many late night shows includingThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CONAN. Jen was also a writer and frequent roundtable guest on Chelsea Lately and is well-known for roles in many episodes of Drunk Historyon Comedy Central. Her podcast “I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman” often hits iTunes Top 100 podcasts and was named one of Cosmo’s “Top 10 podcasts you should be listening to in 2015.” A New York Times best selling author for her book “I Can Barely Take Care Of Myself,” Jen is currently working on her second book due out in early 2016.
JEN KIRKMAN ON TOUR: 6/18 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/847507
ASPECIALTHING RECORDS announces the release of the debut comedy album ‘DEAD & GONE’ from Chicago comedian SEAN WHITE. Sean’s brand of comedy showcased on this record stands as a unique testament to loss – the only subjects covered here are the passing of his immediate family and his subsequent divorce. A champion of finding humor in dark times, Sean’s brutally honest style of thought-provoking material is perfectly showcased in morbid hilarity on his debut ‘Dead & Gone’. In an early review, the Chicago Tribune calls the album “an essential rumination about loss” with “a point of view unique among comics”.
Originally from Alabama, Sean White was named one of Chicago’s top comics by Chicago Magazine “with jokes that look misery straight in the eye”. He has also been hailed as “Fearless” by ComedyofChicago.com, and “starkly original” and “impressive and refreshing” by Creative Loafing. He produces two Chicago comedy shows: Stand Up Stand Up every Thursday at the Crocodile Lounge and BEEF every 2nd Thursday at the Hungry Brain. Join Sean at a special ‘Dead & Gone’ album release show at Beat Kitchen on Tuesday, May 12.
Catch Sean White on the Road
5/12 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen * Album Release Show https://www.facebook.com/events/986822698017483/
5/22-24 – Omaha, NE @ Crom Comedy Fest
5/28 – Spring Lake, MI
5/29 -30 – Merrillville, IN @ Wisecrackers
5/31 – Detroit, MI @ Detroit Comedy Underground
WINNERS OF 12 AUSTIN MUSIC AWARDS INCLUDING BAND OF THE YEAR
Austin break out band QUIET COMPANY announce a spring tour in support of their new album ‘TRANSGRESSOR’ (MODERN OUTSIDER). In addition to playing new album tracks, fans can also expect to hear favorites from ‘We Are All Where We Belong’ which hit #7 on iTunes and earned the band a record shattering TEN Austin Music Awards including Band of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year.
Through the release of four LPs and endless touring, Quiet Company have made fans across the nation with their energetic live shows and their anthemic, dynamic, indie rock. The band was crowned BEST ROCK BAND 2015 at the Austin Music Awards and also featured in NPR’s Austin 100 of bands to watch at SXSW and profiled in the New York Times, Paste, Last Call with Carson Daly and more.
‘Transgressor’ is QC’s 4th LP and it was recorded with the legendary Tim Palmer (Bowie, The Cure, U2) mixing. It is the band’s most mature, explosive, and exposed collection to date featuring a guitar-driven, larger-than-life sound with frontman Taylor Muse telling of love, despair, pain, and redemption.
Stream ‘Transgressor’ in full: http://www.quietcompanymusic.com/
“Politically charged art with unapologetic humor.” – BITCH MAGAZINE
“With her punchy brand of humor, Kristina Wong takes aim at what most people don’t acknowledge.” – LA TIMES
Multi-talented comedian KRISTINA WONG announces the WORLD PREMIERE of her new show “THE WONG STREET JOURNAL”WEDNESDAY JUNE 17 – SUNDAY JUNE 21 at Z BELOW. How did a not-so-white-savior from San Francisco become a Northern Uganda hip hop legend? Watch this irreverent travelogue, one you’d never see on PBS, play out in an all-felt version of the New York Stock Exchange sewed by Wong herself.
Part plushy TED lecture, part amateur hip-hop extravaganza, and part travelogue, The Wong Street Journal breaks down the complexities of global poverty, privilege and economic theory using uneasy-to-read charts, live hashtag wars, and riveting slideshows from post-conflict Northern Uganda. Wong tells the story of how she, as a not-so-white savior, became a hip-hop star in Northern Uganda.
San Francisco native Kristina Wong has been a guest on “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,” Al Jazeera’s “The Stream” and Huffington Post Live. She has also been a commentator for American Public Media’s Marketplace, PBS, Jezebel, xoJane, Playgirl Magazine and featured in The New York Times “Off Color” series. Kristina spent a month in Northern Uganda researching the show and recording a rap album called “Mzungu Price” with local rappers.
“THE WONG STREET JOURNAL” WORLD PREMIERE AT Z BELOW (470 Florida)
WEDNESDAY JUNE 17 – SUNDAY JUNE 21
Tickets $12-$25 sliding scale (Wednesday night is pay what you wish) Available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/946063 and via OvationTix,866-811-4111
“Brutal but hilarious…a woman who takes life’s absurdities very seriously.” - EAST BAY EXPRESS
“Cultural critic, writer, blogger, performance artist and comedian Kristina Wong has made a career out of revealing just how lazy and offensive racist and sexist stereotypes are, particularly those relating to Asian women.” – ALTERNET’S 10 BEST MOMENTS IN POLITICAL COMEDY