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Monty Python Adds One More Night to Their Live London Show, Calls It Their "Last Live Performance Together"

The Monty Python era is nearing its end. Not even a week after releasing the music video for their new song "The Silly Walks Song," UK's Chortle reports that the legendary British comedy group has added one more night to their live reunion shows at London's O2 Arena and are saying it will "probably be their last live performance together." According to a spokesman, the Pythons were hoping to extend their London performances into a worldwide tour, "but individual commitments to other projects over the next three years has made this impossible." The show — called The Last Night of the Pythons — is scheduled for [...]

Snuggle Up with Splitsider's Dog & Pony Show Friday, January 10 at UCBEast!

If you're frozen down to the bone this week, stop by UCBeast this Friday, January 10 at 7:30pm and bask in the warm, hilarious light cast by comics Jared Logan, Janelle James, Christy Coffey and Lukas Kaiser. If that doesn't work, Joe and I will strip down, crawl inside your sleeping bad and use our body heat to thaw your frost-bitten extremities. If you chose to stay home in the cold, the doctors will probably have to amputate. The decision is up to you. We hope you will chose the right one. Tickets at $5 and available for reservation here.

Come Out To Splitsider's Dog & Pony Show This Friday, You Turkeys!

November's Dog & Pony Show is like a warm piece of pumpkin pie: it's flavorful, it will temporarily fill the void inside you and you can share it with other people! Join us Friday at 7:30pm for the nutmeg-scented stylings of Jena Friedman, Streeter Seidell, Claudia Cogan, Sue Smith and Justin Grace! RSVP for your $5 ticket here.

What Are You Doing This Friday? Coming To Splitsider's Dog & Pony Show? Oh Great, Me Too!

Hey buddies! It’s been so long since I posted on Splitsider, it’s like I have no idea what the hell I’m doing! What’s this button do? What happened to my links? If 20 posts get published at once, you’ll know who to blame. Me and my fumbly dumbly fingers.

You know what the hell I am doing right though? Hosting this month’s Dog & Pony Show at UCBeast in NYC (3rd St and Ave A) at 7:30pm with my co-host Joe Stanton! This month Dog & Pony will feature the electrifying comedy stylings of Aparna Nancherla (Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell), Emmy Blotnick (Nikki & Sara Live), Rojo [...]

Inside the Friars Club Gala for Don Rickles with Louis CK, Lewis Black, Joan Rivers and More

In the classic 1966 Esquire piece Frank Sinatra Has a Cold, Sinatra and his crew visit The Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas to see “a baldheaded little comedian named Don Rickles, who is probably more caustic than any comic in the country. His humor is so rude, in such bad taste, that it offends no one – it is too offensive to be offensive.” On Monday night, at a Friars Club gala presenting Rickles with a lifetime achievement award, Louis CK echoed that idea. "He takes things people are afraid of and he just fastballs right to it," CK said. "'You're gonna die.' 'You're black.' 'Jews are nuts.' He just says [...]

Come to Tonight's Dog & Pony Show Featuring Ali Wong, Jacqueline Novak, Randy Syphax, and Zach Broussard

If you'd like to spend April Fool's Eve enjoying some quality comedy before all the bad jokes and cheap tricks kick in tomorrow, Splitsider's Dog & Pony Show is making its glorious return to UCB East tonight at 8:00pm hosted by Joe Stanton and our own Halle Kiefer, featuring Ali Wong, Jacqueline Novak, Randy Syphax, and Zach Broussard. Head over to the UCB site to reserve your tickets.

Celebrate the Birth of The Christ Child by Coming to December's Dog And Pony Show!

Joyeux Noel! What better way to commemorate the birth of an immortal god's child into the human realm than with some festive fart jokes?!?! Whether you believe that a supernatural deity impregnated a lady thousands of years ago in order to save humans from sin which he himself decided was even a thing or not, come by UCBeast this Friday for the comedy stylings of Nick Vatterott (Conan), Naomi Ekperigin (Totally Biased), Charla Lauriston (UCB's School Night) and Brendan McLaughlin (Nikki And Sara Live). RSVP for tickets here, guys!

Streeter Seidell, JC Coccoli, Chris Gethard, and Josh Gondelman to Swing by the Dog and Pony Show This Friday

This Friday at 7:30, Streeter Seidell, JC Coccoli, Chris Gethard, and Josh Gondelman will join hosts Halle Kiefer and Joe Stanton at UCB East for this month's Dog and Pony Show. A powerhouse of a lineup if I've ever seen one. It's only $5, and I personally guarantee that it'll be the best comedy show you ever attend. Or at least in the top 50%. In any case, get your reservations right here, and we'll see you on Friday!

Meghan O'Keefe, Mikala Bierma, Matt Koff and Ben Kronberg Are Dog and Pony Show Bound This Friday

Splitsider's Dog and Pony Show returns this Friday with a stellar lineup: Meghan O'Keefe, Mikala Bierma, Matt Koff, and Ben Kronberg joining hosts Halle Kiefer and Joe Stanton. It goes down this Friday at 7:30pm at UCB East in NYC (3rd st and Ave A). What a great way to start your weekend, no? Head on over here to reserve your tickets, and we'll see you Friday.

Splitsider's Guide to the 15th Annual Del Close Marathon

It’s that time of year again: the week when improvisers from across the globe gather in New York for 56 consecutive hours of shows (and parties) sponsored by the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. The 15th annual Del Close Marathon promises to be the biggest yet, with 420 slots featuring house teams from the country’s best theaters (including iO and Second City), indie favorites (like LA’s Shakedown and NYC’s Gadget), reunions (fwand and Mother!), supergroups (Let’s Have A Ball, TourCo Allstars), and, of course, plenty of late night insanity (three words: Match. Game. 76.).

It's a lot to take in, but we're [...]

Inside SXSW's "Inside 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'" Panel

It’s only been on the air for two weeks, but Late Night with Seth Meyers already has a best-of reel and its own dedicated (sometimes intense) fans. A sizzle reel of interviews and clips of the new show kicked of the “Inside Late Night” panel at South by Southwest on Saturday afternoon, and the packed auditorium was filled with long-time fans of the former "Weekend Update" host, including one who told Meyers, “I wish I had your face so I had a girlfriend.” Meyers was joined by Late Night producer (and longtime SNL writer) Mike Shoemaker and moderator Olivia Munn to discuss the new show, which Meyers called a [...]

Behind the Scenes of 'The Colbert Report' with Colbert and His Writers

As part of the New York Comedy Festival, Stephen Colbert sat down with 17 of his writers and producers last night to give a behind the scenes look at the Emmy-winning Colbert Report. Aside from dropping some interesting tidbits about the show's logistics (there's a trap door under his desk to hide the people and occasional live animals that are needed during segments), Colbert and his writers had plenty to say about writing a show for a character, dealing with network-enforced sponsorship, and the set's resemblance to Da Vinci's The Last Supper. Below are some of the best quotes from the evening. (All quotes are Colbert's unless otherwise noted).

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The Coolest Comedy Scene You've Never Heard of Forms Temporarily Every Summer – in Canada

Every summer, the major cities across Canada play host to a series of Fringe theater festivals. As an American sketch comedian working in obscure black box venues across the Pacific Northwest, I had never heard of the Canadian Fringe Circuit until a fellow sketch comedian, Andrew Connor of the Cody Rivers Show, extolled the fests’ virtues during a panel discussion at the 2008 Seattle Sketchfest. The Fringe, Andrew explained, is a whole other world: a place for comedians to hone their craft, to network with likeminded folk, to get some (hopefully) usable pull-quotes from honest-to-God newspaper reviews, to be inspired by the inventiveness and creativity of other performers, and to [...]

This Week's Dog and Pony Show: Kate Berlant, Shannon Coffey, Justin Perez, and Phil Davidson

This month at Splitsider's Dog and Pony Show, Halle Keifer welcomes her new co-host Joe Stanton! That's two amazing and wonderful people bringing you comedy instead of just one! And Halle and Joe will be joined by four top-notch standups: Kate Berlant, Shannon Coffey, Justin Perez, and Phil Davidson. It's gonna be a great show, and it's going down this Friday, July 12th at 7:30pm at UCB East in NYC. And for a mere $5! Make your reservations here and then get your ass to UCB East this Friday night.