Your Week in Comedy – When it Rains it Pours

newwebphoto3AROUND THE WEB

Saturday Night Live’announced new cast members and revealed that Cecily Strong will join Seth Meyers at the “Weekend Update” desk. One of the new recruits, Beck Bennett was recently in town filming Intramural, a comedy film written and directed by Austinites – Bradley Jackson and Andrew Disney respectively – that also featured Kate McKinnon and Jay Pharoah from SNL.

Departing Austinite and all around stellar comic Chris Cubas advanced in Comedy Central’s UP NEXT competition. He will move on to one of four semi-final rounds with comics from around the nation in hopes of earning a slot on the New York Comedy Festival’s “Comics to Watch” show on Wednesday, November 6th.

It took 51 years, but Bob Newhart finally got his Emmy. The Hollywood Reporter spoke to the living legend about how he celebrated the win. Catch Newhart at the Paramount Theatre on December 6th. Tickets are going fast.

Photographer Mindy Tucker has been documenting the New York Comedy scene for the past six years. HuffPo Comedy has been sharing select photographs of hers in their  Stolen Moments series. Their latest post captures Sarah Silverman at Whiplash’s 5-year anniversary celebration at UCB and the full album has shots of  Leo Allen, Eugene Mirman, Janeane Garofalo, and more.

Paul F. Tompkins interviews Breaking Bad’s Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmantraut) on his latest Speakeasy show and it’s wonderful.

Original show writer Al Jean breaks down how to write a “Simpsons” episode for Fast Company.

IFC compiled comedy advice from seven comics who’ve made it including Moontower alums Bill Burr, Ari Shaffir, and Judah Friedlander.

Variety announced that NBC is developing a Johnny Carson miniseries based on the upcoming book “Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait”

James Franco spoofs the paparazzi from his Instagram account.

Buzzfeed has a terrific profile of  W. Kamau Bell and Totally Biased, his groundbreaking television show.



Comic/musician/Tony-winner Stephen Lynch performs at the Stateside at the Paramount on Friday at 8:00pm.

Money From Strangers host and Last Comic Standing finalist Jeff Dye will be at Cap City this weekend.

Saturday night, check out Shit’s Golden, the acclaimed showcase hosted by Chris Tellez and Rob Gagnon at the New Movement.

Eric Andre announced this week that he’ll present a live version of The Eric Andre Show at Red 7 on November 16th.

And coming up at the Paramount, see Russell Brand on September 26th, Whitney Cummings on November 23rd, and grab one of the remaining tickets to see Bob Newhart on December 6th!


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