Learn All About Print Humor with Writers from 'The New Yorker,' 'GQ,' 'Vanity Fair,' and More

If you're interested in writing humor or writing about humor, there's a two-day event at the PIT in New York this month called the Humber Print Humor Workshop that's set to be packed with comedy writing experts. The event takes place October 18th and 19th and includes several panel discussions and author Q&A sessions with agents, editors, authors, and bloggers who know a thing or two about the world of print humor. Poking a Dead Frog writer Mike Sacks will be moderating several panels — including one with Splitsider's own Adam Frucci — and other writers from Cracked, Vulture, Wired, GQ, and more. To check out the [...]

Jesse Thorn and His Talented Friends Are Going on a Boat Trip and You're Invited

Jesse Thorn, Grand Exalted Leader of Maximum Fun, has a new event that we've teamed up with him for: the Atlantic Ocean Comedy and Music Festival. Yes, it's a comedy cruise, and they've got a killer lineup.

Hitting the high seas from September 13th through the 16th of this month, the cruise will feature performances by Marc Maron, Maria Bamford, Eugene Mirman, Al Madrigal, John Hodgman, Kristen Schaal & Kurt Braunohler, Hari Kondabolu, Nick Thune, Jasper Redd, and Josie Long. And there's music, too! John Darnielle (the Mountain Goats), John Roderick (the Long Winters), Dan Deacon, and Nellie McKay will all be performing as well. And we'll be [...]

Splitsider and Tumblr's Dog and Pony Show: Emily Heller, Ilana Glazer, Erik Bergstrom and Nick Turner

Splitsider and Tumblr's Dog and Pony Show, our new monthly show with our buddies over at Tumblr, is back for its second installment this week. On Thursday night at 7:30pm, swing on by the UCB East in NYC for an excellent lineup: Emily Heller, Ilana Glazer, Erik Bergstrom, Nick Turner and host Halle Kiefer. All that for only $5! You can't go wrong.

Head over to the UCB East website to make your reservations now!

Spike TV Is Giving Eddie Murphy a Star-Studded Tribute

Macho cable network Spike TV just announced it’s throwing a flashy tribute to comedy mainstay Eddie Murphy next month. A lot of big-name Hollywood types are set to toast Murphy and his three-decades-long career during the special, entitled Eddie Murphy: One Night Only, including Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Tracy Morgan, Martin Lawrence, and Eddie’s brother, Charlie Murphy. The TV special will include comedy sketches, musical performances, and short films, ending with an appearance by Eddie Murphy, of course, because he’d be a big jerk if he skipped out on this big party Spike is throwing in his honor.

Diving Deep Into Brooklyn's Own Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

Last Friday night, outside of the Bell House, the warehouse-turned-ballroom venue in Gowanus, Brooklyn, a single protester paced back and forth. He held a poorly made poster board sign that puzzlingly stated, "No Dark Matter," on one side. Each time he turned to walk the other way, he had to flip the sign around. Inside the Bell House were comedians Eugene Mirman, Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, astrobiologist Dr. David Grinspoon, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson, the heir to Carl Sagan's project of popularizing science. They, plus a few hundred fans, were recording StarTalk Live!, Tyson and Mirman's co-hosted science/comedy radio show, as part of the 5th annual Eugene Mirman [...]

Go Backstage at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival with Andy Peters' Wandertown Podcast

The sixth annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival brought over 200 comedians (and about as many shows) to Portland, Oregon, last weekend, but don’t be bummed if you weren’t able to make it – you’ve still got a chance be a Bridgetown VIP thanks to Andy Peters’ Wandertown podcast. Wandertown, presented by CleftClips and Soundcloud, captures a cross-section of festival life with dozens of interviews, clips from shows, and chronicles of Peters’ Portland adventures, from taking a tour of the city with local comic Ian Karmel to hanging at a strip club with Byron Bowers and getting (lovingly) harassed by Todd Glass.

The affable, absolutely [...]

Mike Drucker, Phoebe Robinson, Adam Newman and Aaron Glaser to Swing by Our Dog and Pony Show

This Friday night is Splitsider and Tumblr's monthly Dog and Pony Show, and the lineup is pretty stellar: Mike Drucker, Phoebe Robinson, Adam Newman and Aaron Glaser will all grace the UCB East stage, joined as always by host Halle Kiefer.

It all goes down this Friday night at UCB East, which is located at 3rd St. and Ave. A in New York City. Tickets are just $10, and you can make reservations right here.

Inside Never Not Funny's 4th Annual Pardcast-a-Thon

When the podcast boom first materialized, at the forefront stood Jimmy Pardo’s ‘Never Not Funny,’ a new type of show consisting of merely a few friends sitting around a table chatting through live microphones. Sure, it sounded simple then – a recorded conversation – but it would soon become a format to be duplicated time and time again to the well-known shows of today.

‘Never Not Funny’, a weekly podcast (or Pardcast) hosted by the comic and his producer, Matt Belknap, features a different guest each week along with the others “around the room,” as Pardo puts it. Today, six years since it’s birth, it remains one of the [...]

Splitsider and Tumblr's Dog and Pony Show: Michael Che, Sara Schaefer and Nikki Glaser, Hosted by Halle Kiefer!

Big news! We're teaming up with our friends over at Tumblr to present a new monthly standup show in NYC at UCB East, and the very first one is next Tuesday at 8pm. Splitsider and Tumblr's Dog and Pony Show will be hosted by Halle Kiefer, and the first installment will feature standup by Michael Che, Sara Schaefer and Nikki Glaser. All for only $5, with a fun party afterwards at the bar at UCB East! What could be better on a Tuesday night? Nothing, that's what.

UCB East is at 153 East 3rd St. in New York. Click here to make [...]

Finding the Laughs at Bumbershoot 2012

When Labor Day weekend rolls around, downtown Seattle is overtaken by the country’s largest urban arts festival. Celebrating its 42nd year at the Seattle Center, Bumbershoot is a proudly eclectic event in every way. This year, the headlining act on Sunday was Tony Bennett; on Monday, it was Skrillex. People of all ages comfortably share the space, from toddlers to Baby Boomers. There’s local art and goods for sale everywhere; there’s also a New Girl promotional bus a few yards away from a Scientology stress test booth. The whole thing feels delightfully odd and uniquely Seattle, as the Space Needle hovers above us all.

Saturday, September 1 – 12:10 [...]

Check Out Photos From the Premiere of 'The Exquisite Corpse Project'

Last night in New York at the Anthology Film Archives, we premiered our new movie The Exquisite Corpse Project with the director, writers and most of the cast in attendance. It was a rousing success. Look how happy all these people are! You can be just as happy by snagging your very own HD copy of the film for a mere $5.

So buy yourself the movie and then check out the full set of premiere and party shots, taken by photographer Elliot Black, below.

Come See John Mulaney, Annie Lederman, Dan St. Germain and Jaime Lee at the Splitsider/Tumblr Dog and Pony Show!

This month at Splitsider and Tumblr's Dog and Pony Show, we've got one killer lineup. Check this out: for $5, John Mulaney, Annie Lederman, Dan St. Germain and Jaime Lee will all be performing, plus the always wonderful Halle Kiefer is pulling hosting duties. $5! If you're in NYC next Tuesday the 18th, you should come, laugh, and hang out with us. What do you have to do that's better than this?

The details: Tuesday, December 18th at 8pm at UCB East (E 3rd St and Ave A). $5. Make your reservations here, and we'll see you on Tuesday.

Splitsider and Tumblr's Dog and Pony Show: Now With 100% More Adam Conover

Just a friendly reminder that our new monthly standup show in NYC, Splitsider and Tumblr's Dog and Pony Show, is tomorrow night. And it just got more fun! CollegeHumor/Olde English's Adam Conover has been added to the lineup, joining Sara Schaefer, Nikki Glaser, Michael Che and host Halle Kiefer. That means you'll now get 5 comedians for $5. Not a bad deal!

The show is at 8pm tomorrow at UCB East in NYC. Click here for reservations!

Left Handed Radio: Freddy's Back in '9thmare on Elm Street' Thursday Night

Left Handed Radio presents The Sequel Machine, a monthly live show where 25 writers of all stripes (The Onion, Fast Company, McSweeney's) collaborate on a sequel to one of film's biggest franchises. The catch is that the writers pen one page at a time, and only get to see the page before their own. The results are hilariously twisted and virtually no different than a real sequel.

This month is 9thmare on Elm Street! Freddy Kruger is back in action to slash throats and sling puns.

Thursday, October 4th at 11:00 PM, UCB East Theatre, 3rd Street and Avenue A, NYC. Tickets are $5. Make [...]