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Is Standup Comedy the New Punk Rock?

Portland's famous underground record label Kill Rock Stars is profiled in a recent article for the Portland Mercury that examines its recent foray into standup specials, and it's pretty interesting. Known for helping push bands like Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, and Elliott Smith to mainstream fame, Kill Rock Stars has taken more and more interest in recording standup sets since a chance Twitter encounter with Kurt Braunohler in 2012 led to their release of his hour standup special How Do I Land? The label's most recent additions include Laura Kightlinger, Hari Kondabolu, Ian Karmel, and Cameron Esposito.

Kill Rock Stars president Portia Sabin even goes so far as [...]

Kurt Braunohler Tells the Story of His First Barfight, Which Involved Him Beating Up a DJ

Here's the latest episode of the Comedy Central storytelling web series, This Is Not Happening. In it, Kurt Braunohler retells his first and only barfight, which was basically just him beating up a bad DJ named "DJ Jazze."

Watch Kurt Braunohler Do Standup on 'Conan'

Here's the very funny Kurt Braunohler (Bunk, Hot Tub), making his debut appearance on Conan with an excellent standup set about his childhood, which was full of breastfeeding, cigarette smoking, and Tourette's.

The Vine 5 Film Festival: Has Anyone On Vine Ever Even *Seen* a Chicken?

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

The Vine 5 Film Festival: And Now, For the Weather

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

Here Are the Comedians Getting Comedy Central 'Half-Hour' Specials in 2014

Every year, Comedy Central gives 30-minute specials to a bunch of standups as part of their series The Half-Hour, with the achievement serving as a career milestone for the comedians selected. Comedy Central gave us this exclusive look at the list of the 15 comedians chosen to do an episode of The Half-Hour's third season in 2014, with the specials set to tape at Royale in Boston from March 25th to 28th. There's no word on when the new season of The Half-Hour will air, but it will feature Chris Gethard, who's turning his public access show The Chris Gethard Show into a pilot for Comedy Central; Chelsea Lately regular Fortune Feimster, [...]

Comedy Central Picks Up Six New Digital Series

CC: Studios, the digital arm of Comedy Central, is developing six new series that will be distributed across all of the networks platforms, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It also renewed three series, giving seconds seasons to Bro-Dependent, This Is Not Happening and The Walsh Brothers' Great & Secret Comedy Show. The new series included an interview series with Kurt Braunohler, and a series from UCB's Jon Gabrus and Justin Tyler that will star 30 Rock's Kevin “Dot Com” Brown.

CC: Studios was launched in January to create original digital content as well as "behind-the-scenes" series of series like The Half Hour and Inside Amy Schumer. Below, a look at at all the new series going [...]

Vine 5 Film Festival: Please Don't Remind Me

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

This week: Bo Burnham performs more magic, Bottlerocket discovers a really effective way to get out of bed, an ice cream cone knows nothing of Icarus, a man faces his mortality, and Michael Cera watches a movie.

Check Out Kurt Braunohler's Funny Skywriting Prank

Here's a photo from a skywriting prank by the very funny Kurt Braunohler, who co-hosts the live Los Angeles comedy show Hot Tub with his comedy partner Kristen Schaal. Braunohler raised a bunch of money on Kickstarter to hire a skywriter to write the phrase "How do I land?" over Downtown LA, and this photo by Robyn Von Swank captures it wonderfully. The skywriting took place in March and only lasted about 20 minutes according to Braunohler, but Von Swank's picture surfaced online this week and has been racking up millions of views on Reddit.

Check out the full-sized image and a picture from Braunohler's next prank, involving [...]

Kristen Schaal's New Comedy Central Special Premieres Tonight at Midnight

The very funny Kristen Schaal has a new hour-long stand-up special debuting tonight at 12am on Comedy Central. The only reason not to watch is out of respect for Schaal, who's been doing a bit where she says she's disappointed with how the taping went and discourages people from watching it interviews and a series of tweets.

Watch Kyle Kinane, Kurt Braunohler, and More Audition for a Movie Called 'Space Cops'

Here's a star-studded new video from Denver-based comedy trio The Grawlix (Ben Roy, Adam Cayton-Holland, and Andrew Orvedahl). It's a series of auditions for a fake movie called Space Cops, with appearances from Kyle Kinane, Matt Braunger, Kurt Braunohler, Howard Kremer, Andy Peters, Jake Weisman, and a bunch of other funny standups.

Talking to Kurt Braunohler About Kill Rock Stars, Hot Tub, and Doing Dumb Things for the Pure Joy of It

More people are probably fans of Kurt Braunohler than even realize it. With his affinity for absurd pranks, both big and small, he's brought tiny moments of utter stupidity into the lives of people who have never seen him on television, listened to his podcast, or caught his fantastic weekly standup show Hot Tub, which he and comedy partner Kristen Schaal brought from Brooklyn to Los Angeles earlier this year.

Now Braunohler is releasing his debut album, How Do I Land?, on indie music label Kill Rock Stars, and in doing so becoming the first comedian on the label. I got the chance to chat with [...]

Vine 5 Film Festival: Shopping, Dancing, Heartbreak, Death, and Money for the Fair

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

A couple of Oscar winners, a hater of Canadians, the subject of some of the greatest torch songs of the last few years, a deceased person, and the most ambivalent father in the Western Hemisphere star in this [...]

Kurt Braunohler Has a Nerdist Podcast Now

The Nerdist Podcast Network has added another promising new show to its lineup. After launching a podcast hosted by Matt Braunger earlier this month, Nerdist launched one called The K Ohle with Kurt Braunohler today. Host Kurt Braunohler, comedy partner of Kristen Schaal and host of the now-defunct IFC game show Bunk, plans to switch the format of his show up week-to-week, unlike most podcasts. Future episode formats include "PETophilia" (centered on the discussion of pets and sharing of animal stories) and "Get Lost!" (in which Braunohler blindfolds his guest and drives them far away to guess where they are and how to get back). Braunohler has [...]