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A Discussion About Philosophy and Spirituality with Eddie Pepitone

On his new full length comedy album, In Ruins, Eddie Pepitone lives up to his Bitter Buddha reputation with passionate diatribes on everything from the cost of war to his ongoing existential crisis. Like a well-caffeinated sidewalk preacher, Pepitone delivers his sermon with an improvisational flow that can only come from a seasoned mind full of too many competing ideas. He is a true comic philosopher, willing to hold himself up to the evils and tragedy that he sees in the world. I talked to Pepitone about his search for spirituality, the little joys in life and what he would like to see more of in standup comedy.

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Eddie Pepitone Is Leaving 'The Long Shot' to Start His Own Podcast

On today's episode of the podcast The Long Shot, comedian Eddie Pepitone announced he's leaving the show. Started in early 2010, The Long Shot has been hosted by Sean Conroy, Amber Kenny, Jamie Flam, and Pepitone for its entire run, but he's departing to start his own show. "I've wanted to do my own podcast for a while," Pepitone, who was recently the subject of the critically-acclaimed documentary The Bitter Buddha, explained. "I really have loved doing this podcast … But I feel like I just want to dedicate myself to doing my own thing." His new podcast will, like The Long Shot, be a part of [...]

Eddie Pepitone on Jerry Seinfeld's Act: "With All Due Respect, It's Quite Superficial"

"I think stand ups who have something to say are interesting … The lineage of Lenny Bruce to George Carlin to Richard Pryor to Bill Hicks. Not Jerry Seinfeld, let me put it that way. He talks about why pizza is stuffed with cheese in the crust. I’m not saying that doesn’t have its place, but with all due respect, it’s quite superficial. But a lot of people like that milquetoast stuff."

– Eddie Pepitone (The Bitter Buddha, WTF with Marc Maron) to IFC on the comedians that do and do not inspire him.

The Eddie Pepitone Documentary Gets a Limited Theatrical Release

Last year, comedian Eddie Pepitone (WTF with Marc MaronConan) was the subject of a really funny and sweet documentary called The Bitter Buddha. Starting this month, the movie will get a limited theatrical run in big cities across the country. Directed by Steven Feinartz, The Bitter Buddha features cameos from Pepitone's comedian friends like Marc Maron, Scott Aukerman, Sarah Silverman, and tons more, and offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of the funniest comedians going. Click on over to the movie's Facebook page for a list of screenings if you're interested in watching a movie that captures Eddie Pepitone getting a parking ticket, feeding squirrels [...]

The Lost Roles Interview with Eddie Pepitone

Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring “what might have been” in movie and TV comedy as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each week and examine the parts they turned down, wanted but didn't get, and the projects that fell apart altogether.

This week, I interviewed Eddie Pepitone, a much-loved stand-up comedian who's been performing for decades but has only recently seen his star starting to rise in the entertainment industry — an industry that he's awfully fond of lambasting in his act. A regular on Conan (where he plays a heckler), The Sarah Silverman Program (where he played a cook named "Eddie Pepitone"), and Marc [...]

Eddie Pepitone Is Part of JASH Now

Comedian Eddie Pepitone has been given his own YouTube channel as part of the comedy collective JASH, which also includes Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Reggie Watts, Tim Heidecker, and Eric Wareheim. So far, Pepitone has made three videos for JASH, including a video adaptation his Twitter "to do" lists. All his videos so far are under a minute long and embedded below:

The 11 Best 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Characters and Impersonations

And so here we are, the day of the second season premiere of Comedy Bang! Bang!, the television show based on the funny podcast and former live showcase of the same name. Scott Aukerman and company have managed to take the successful, idiosyncratic style of humor from one medium to another, so much so that IFC is trusting them to put twenty new episodes on the air this season, twice as many as last year. But while some of the characters and impersonations have found their way to the small screen, the element of letting the listener's imagination run wild along with the routines, not to mention the much [...]

Eddie Pepitone's 'The Bitter Buddha' Starts a Week-Long in NYC Tomorrow

The Bitter Buddha, the documentary centered on comedian Eddie Pepitone (Conan, WTF with Marc Maron), kicks off a week-long run at NYC's Cinema Village tomorrow. Julie Klausner (How Was Your Week?) is hosting a live Q&A with Pepitone himself after the 7pm screening tomorrow. Get your tickets here if you want to experience Eddie Pepitone's oddly sweet and poetic rage in person.

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Michael Keaton, Aziz Ansari, Janeane Garofalo, Judd Apatow

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy.  Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy. 

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Catching Up with Eddie Pepitone in 'The Bitter Buddha'

It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of the comedy world. There are a raft of comedy documentaries exploring comedy and comedians, but do they really have anything significant to add to the discussion? This series looks at comedy documentaries and whether they’re interesting, insightful, and possibly even…funny?

Making a documentary about a man who is both a living comedy legend and an under-appreciated genius is walking a tight rope. How does one show-off his brilliance while exploring why he’s struggled to succeed? And is it possible to fairly assess a comic, [...]

Patton Oswalt, Tom Lennon, Weird Al, and More Visit Eddie Pepitone for "A Puddin' Christmas"

Here's the new Christmas episode of Matt Oswalt and Eddie Pepitone's web series, Puddin', featuring the return of guests like Patton Oswalt, Tom Lennon, Weird Al Yankovic, James Urbaniak, Jake Fogelnest, Dana Gould, and more. As expected, it's one of the darkest Christmas specials ever.

Puddin' Moves to a New Office

Eddie Pepitone and Matt Oswalt's excellent web series Puddin' has a new location. The show's been filming in the same office kitchen since it began two years ago, but starting this week, Puddin' is shifting to this new sleeker, more echoey set because the office they were filming in before just closed. As long as Eddie Pepitone's character continues to be a frightening lunatic, we're on board for the move. We'll miss you, old office kitchen!

Highlights from Eddie Pepitone's Reddit AMA

You may know comedian Eddie Pepitone from WTF with Marc Maron, ConanLast Comic Standing, or the brand new documentary that he's the subject of, The Bitter Buddha. The movie's playing in select theaters now and available on iTunes, and to promote the film, Pepitone took to Reddit for a question-and-answer session. Easily the best part was a question from comedian James Adomian as Eddie Pepitone's angrier brother Freddie Pepitone, a character Adomian has performed onstage alongside Pepitone:

Adomian: EDDIE! It's your estranged brother FREDDIE PEPITONE! Thought you could hide from me? Too bad – I'm VERY active in the Reddit community! I saw that fuckin movie you [...]

Eddie Pepitone's Final(?) Heckler Bit on 'Conan' Is His Best One Yet

Eddie Pepitone has been doing his heckler bit on Conan for ages, but this clip from last night's show might be the last one ever and Pepitone's best performance yet. God, I hope this fictional late night character isn't really dead because you know how strictly late night shows stick to continuity. And who knew Pepitone's heckler character was only 22 years old?