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This Week in Comedy: New Shows from John Mulaney and James Adomian

-Fox orders John Mulaney’s pilot, Mulaney, to series after NBC passed on it. Elliott Gould, from the original pilot, won’t be returning, but Martin Short and Nasim Pedrad are confirmed to join the cast.

-IFC and Earwolf are developing a show starring James Adomian as multiple characters, co-created by Adomian and Scott Aukerman. IFC additionally ordered a show from the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates.

-We interviewed Chelsea Peretti about Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich about Earwolf’s new TV production arm, Eric Andre about The Eric Andre Show, Adam Scott about A.C.O.D. and Parks and Rec, [...]

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 [...]

When Comedians Come Out

Welcome to the latest installment of Tragedy Plus Time. Each segment will focus on a particular ‘life crisis’ — sometimes globally tragic, sometimes more of a personal affair — and we’ll explore how many of the comedians we know and love have dealt with it.

Though we've made tremendous strides towards embracing homosexuality in the past few years, our society still has an incredibly long way to go. Being openly gay is still a very risky proposition in parts of the United States and the rest of the world. Even in places where we've achieved ‘acceptance,’ there are still numerous ignorant stereotypes to overcome.

Gay comics are in the [...]

James Adomian Does Huell Howser for Funny or Die

Comedian James Adomian has been doing a super funny impression of constantly-baffled PBS travel show host Huell Howser for years now, most notably on the Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast and TV show. Now, he's teamed up with Funny or Die to make a series of faux-episodes of Howser's series California's Gold, which are funny whether you're familiar with Huell Howser's work or not.

Talking with James Adomian About His New Album, 'Comedy Bang! Bang!,' and the State of Gays in Comedy

James Adomian is probably best known for his appearances on the podcast Comedy Bang! Bang!, where he appears regularly as demented, hilarious versions of celebrities like Jesse Ventura and Huell Howser, but he’s also a talented stand-up comedian, constantly performing all over the country, most recently alongside Scott Aukerman in the Comedy Bang! Bang! live tour. Adomian’s debut stand-up album, Low Hangin Fruit, comes out today via Earwolf (it’s also the podcast network’s first comedy album). I had the chance to listen to Low Hangin Fruit last week, and it’s a really funny album and an excellent sampling of Adomian’s abilities as a stand-up. I recently had a [...]

IFC and Earwolf Are Developing A New TV Show Starring James Adomian as Multiple Characters

In addition to announcing a Garfunkel and Oates TV series this morning, IFC also released info on a new TV project co-created by and starring James Adomian, produced by the new TV wing of Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich's podcast network Earwolf. Called The Embassy, the potential series is being written by Adomian and Aukerman and it's set in the Washington, D.C. embassy of a fictional country called Costa Verde, following a hacktivist who's trying to be granted asylum. Adomian, who's best known for his excellent character work on Aukerman's podcast Comedy Bang Bang, Childrens Hospital, and his IFC web show Maron in Space, will play multiple characters [...]

Watch James Adomian in IFC's New Web Series 'Maron in Space'

IFC's new show Maron starts next Friday, and in conjunction with it, they've launched a new web series called Maron in Space that sees comedian James Adomian (Comedy Bang Bang, Last Comic Standing) as Marc Maron, piloting a spacecraft with a crew and a bunch of cats onboard. All five episodes debuted online this morning. The first one's above, and the rest are embedded below. Created by Adomian and comedian John Roy, Maron in Space was directed by Chris VanArtsdalen and Jefferson Dutton from The Birthday Boys. The last episode features a surprise guest star that's impossible to guess.

James Adomian Writes a Heartfelt Tribute to Huell Howser

Huell Howser, a beloved television personality best known for hosting the travel show California's Gold on California PBS stations, passed away yesterday at the age of 67. Comedian James Adomian, who has been performing an affectionate impression of Howser in his stand-up act and on the podcast and TV versions of Comedy Bang Bang, and he penned a touching tribute to the departed for LA Weekly that's worth the read for James Adomian and Huell Howser fans alike. And here's Adomian playing Howser on Funny or Die last year.

The Pre-Show Rituals of Comedians Just Before They Go On Stage

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Performing on stage can be a daunting experience for even the most accomplished standup. While stage fright is something one gets better at facing with experience, there’s still a lot to be nervous about as something can always go wrong. While some comedians scoff at the idea of a pre-show ritual altogether, others swear by their routines.

Take Louis C.K., arguably the top standup in the country right now. When asked what he does before a show via Reddit earlier this year, C.K. brushed the question off with [...]

'Esquire' Got Comedians to Pick the Best New Comedians

Esquire brought Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Hardwick, Amy Schumer, Andy Kindler, and Seth Herzog in to name their favorite new comedians. The level of newness varied but it's hard to argue with the choices, which included: Chelsea Peretti, Kyle Kinane, Moshe Kasher, Ron Funches, Tig Notaro, James Adomian, Rory Scovel, and John Mulaney.

Check Out James Adomian's Louis C.K. Impression from 'Childrens Hospital'

Last night's new episode of Childrens Hospital, written by Diablo Cody and directed by David Wain, featured James Adomian (Comedy Bang Bang) doing a bunch of impressions all at once. Here's a clip from it, in which he plays Madonna, Kate Upton, Rihanna, Freddie Mercury, and most importantly, Louis C.K.

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 [...]

'Vulture' Picks Its Top 10 Stand-up Specials of the Year

Splitsider alum Jesse David Fox picked the "Top 10 Stand-Up Specials of 2012" over at Vulture this week, selecting the best of the best from what's been an excellent year for live comedy specials and albums. Vulture's top picks were the latest specials from Tig Notaro, Kyle Kinane, John Mulaney, Paul F. Tompkins, Patrice O'Neal, Maria Bamford, James Adomian, Reggie Watts, and Rory Scovel, who are all just plain old delightful.

Is James Adomian Gay Stand-Up Comedians' Great White Hope?

"Could James Adomian become the first man to break through as an openly gay stand-up star?" asks Jason Zinoman in his New York Times piece on contemporary gay comedians. He talks about such other notables as Gabe Liedman, Brent Sullivan, Kevin Meaney, Todd Glass, and Eliot Glazer; however, the most focus is paid to James Adomian. Maybe it's a lot of pressure to put on James but luckily he is one of the most funny and original people on the planet.