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Ricky Gervais Wants David Brent to Star in a Rock Band Mockumentary

Ricky Gervais has been reviving his classic Office character David Brent several times over the past year — from the web short "The Return of Brent" to two hit UK gigs as Brent's rock band Foregone Conclusion — and as Chortle reports, Gervais has called the band performances a "Trojan Horse" to get Brent back on television.

Speaking to the Sunday Times, Gervais confirmed that his newest TV idea involves Brent's most recent deluded belief that he's the next Jack Kerouac. "It's just an idea," he said. "I want to do a tour, a little tour — and people think they're seeing a tour. I film [...]

Jimmy Fallon Is Going on Tour

Before taking over The Tonight Show in February, Jimmy Fallon is going on a small, six-city tour. Called "Jimmy Fallon's Clean Cut Comedy Tour," the show will hit St. Louis, Atlanta, Tampa, Seattle, LA, and Denver this fall, with standups Julian McCullough, Nate Bargatze, and Nick Thune slated to join Fallon on the road. I'm not sure exactly what the name "Clean Cut Comedy Tour" means, but it's probably just these four guys doing standup all with sharp new haircuts.

Check out the tour dates and ticket links below:

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross Announce September Tour Dates

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are getting ready to do their first joint tour since 2002, and they just announced a bunch of dates today on the podcast Comedy Bang Bang. Teaming up with their Mr. Show colleague Brian Posehn, Odenkirk and Cross are hitting six big cities to promote their new book Hollywood Said No!, a collection of rejected screenplays and sketches they wrote together. On tour, they'll be performing brand new sketches and standup material, as well as signing books at the shows and at bookstores in the towns they visit. It's a fairly small tour, only hitting New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and [...]

David Cross and Bob Odenkirk Are Doing a Book/Stand-Up Tour This Fall

Bob and David may be coming to a town near you. We reported last month that Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are releasing a book together called Hollywood Said No!: Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show this fall, and this week, Cross revealed that he and Odenkirk will be doing a book tour with some stand-up mixed in to promote the book's release. Cross announced the tour during a live conversation with Michael Cera at NYC's 92nd Street Y Wednesday night, adding that his Mr. Show friend Brian Posehn will be coming along  for the tour too. Cross also mentioned [...]

This John Hodgman Backstage Tour Is Almost Like Being at SXSW

Come one, come all, to the tour of the glamorous accomodations at Esther's Follies comedy show at SXSW. A vegetarian option will be provided. John Hodgman is your tour guide, and there may be run-ins with Kyle Kinane, Kumail Nanjiani, Todd Barry, Gabe Liedman and a male bartender named Dana. You'll feel like you're right there in Austin, even though you are at home staring at an electronic screen and tricking your mind into simulated experiences. Admission is free!

Chris D’Elia, Ron Funches, and More Are Promoting NBC's 'Undateable' on the Road

Comedy Central's Broad City isn't the only show implementing a live tour into its promotional plans. According to Deadline, the midseason NBC series Undateable — created by Adam Sztykiel and executive produced by Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence — is also taking to the road next month on a multi-city tour. Lawrence will serve as the live show's host while cast members Chris D'Elia, Brent Morin, Ron Funches, and Rick Glassman each perform standup sets. They'll also incorporate humor from the TV show, which follows a cool guy who tries to teach a group of "undateable" guys how to turn their love lives around.

"Since it’s so [...]

'The Eric Andre Show' Is Going on Tour in November

Comedian Eric Andre is taking his unpredictable, anarchic Adult Swim talk show on tour later this fall. The Eric Andre Show Live will hit nine cities across the country (Seattle, Portland, Eugene, San Francisco, Phoenix, Austin, New Orleans, Atlanta, and Nashville) from November 7th-20th, and tickets are currently available. Season 2 of The Eric Andre Show starts up October 3rd on Adult Swim. Hop on this if you're a fan of the show, punk-rock anarchy, or fake celebrities.

Chris Rock Is Going on Tour Early Next Year "Maybe with Dave Chappelle, Maybe Not"

Chris Rock is getting ready to go back on tour. Rock revealed the news in an excellent, in-depth interview with Aisha Tyler on her podcast Girl on Guy that dropped yesterday. Rock, who performed a couple gigs with Dave Chappelle at New York's Comedy Cellar in February, has been talking about doing a joint tour with Chappelle for a while now. On the podcast, Rock says, "The tour will happen. Maybe with Chappelle, maybe not. Who knows? We've been talking."

He says his tour is set for early 2014 and admits, "I haven't done standup in about four years." While Rock says he hasn't done standup in four years, [...]

Mike Birbiglia Is Taking 'My Girlfriend's Boyfriend' Out on Tour

Mike Birbiglia's latest (and very excellent) one-man show, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend is about to head out on the road. If you didn't get to see it during its Off Broadway run in NYC, your opportunity has arrived. It's a 27-date tour that takes him to all of comedy's biggest hotspots, from Tampa to Turlock, CA. Yes, it's a real town, I assume! In any case, check out his website for ticket info and see the full schedule below.

All Dogs Go On Tour, Part 4: Shady Mechanics, the Border Patrol, and Local News Idiots

All Dogs Go On Tour, Part 4: Where we escape America, play our way down the coast, go to Hollywood in Portland, and the news is that local news sucks.

Every day I wake wondering, “Where the fuck am I?”

This tour is wearing on us. We are living off of coffee and beer and really need to make a conscious effort to eat right and drink lots of water, a boring liquid that keeps one alive and healthy but doesn’t contain chemicals that make one high and happy.

Touring is auto repair shops and truck stops with racist Obama T-shirts. Our brakes are making noises. Squeaks and screams that grow [...]

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Are Taking 'Broad City' on the Road

THR reports that Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the stars behind Comedy Central's new series Broad City, are taking their show on an 18-city tour across the country. The Broad City Live Tour will kick off in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 4th and make stops in D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta, Austin, Seattle, Los Angeles, and more before returning to its home base in Brooklyn for a final show at The Bell House on April 5th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon, so start selling your body to wealthy diaper-wearing adults right now.

Scott Aukerman to Launch a 'Comedy Bang Bang' Live Tour with The Birthday Boys as His Opening Act

IFC announced today that Scott Aukerman is set to embark on a Comedy Bang Bang tour with Paul F. Tompkins as his special guest and sketch group The Birthday Boys as his opening act. Other guests will also be appearing. The multi-city, two-week tour, called Comedy Bang! Bang! LIVE, kicks off in LA on September 28th and hits tons of big cities after that. The tour is in promotion of the back half of Comedy Bang Bang's current season, which kicks off in October along with IFC's new sketch show from The Birthday Boys. A portion of each show from the tour will be recorded and released as a [...]

Funny or Die Announces a Comedy Tour with Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords, and More

Comedy website Funny or Die announced this morning their first-ever live tour, called "Funny Or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival," which will hit 13 cities this August/September with Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords headlining. Al Madrigal, Demetri Martin, Hannibal Buress, Kristen Schaal, John Mulaney, Brody Stevens, Jim Jefferies, and Chris D'Elia will also be performing on the tour, which will have two stages in each city. Tickets go on sale Friday via the Oddball Tour's official website. Between this and Tenacious D's giant comedy rock festival in October, it's gonna be a pretty exciting season for live comedy.

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A Ghostbuster's Tour of New York City

[In the tune of the Ghostbusters Theme Song]

When you want to see Ghostbuster stuff in NYC neighborhoods Who ya gonna call? These guys!

Have you ever wanted to see how easy it was to go to all the external New York City locations in Ghostbusters? Well, as the video above shows, it's pretty damn easy (and fun). Also, at the end there is a list of all the locations' addresses so…what I'm saying, is if, ummm, you don't have any plans this weekend, do you maybe wanna check them out, or whatever? Yes!? It's a date.