Welcome to Your Week In Comedy! Each week, I’ll bring you links to comedy news and articles from around the web, funny videos from comics, sketch groups, and local entertainers, plus information on upcoming shows and events right here in Austin. Without any further ado, let’s jump right in!
AROUND THE WEB
Deadline announced this week that Vince Gilligan is moving forward with his Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul with Bob Odenkirk.
Sarah Silverman introduces us to the Black NRA in a Funny or Die video featuring David Alan Grier, Neal Brennan, Ron Funches and Deon Cole.
In light of Dave Chappelle’s incident in Hartford, The A.V. Club argues that when comedians walk, it’s the audience’s fault.
Patton Oswalt talked to Conan about auditioning to be on his show on Latino Comedy Night some 20 years ago.
Comedian Cameron Esposito wrote an article for Vice about the kindest thing Jay Leno ever did for her.
The Arsenio Hall Show topped the talk show ratings in the 25 biggest cities according to The New York Times.
And finally, the Hustle Show takes a look at The Rockin’ Life of David Komie, the Attorney that rocks based on the real life Austin lawyer’s ubiquitous billboards.
Saturday night, the very witty Duncan Carson headlines the Velveeta Room. The Moontower veteran is one of my favorites in the Austin scene. Danny Palumbo opens.
Also on Saturday, comedian/author/”Drunk HIstory” narrator Jen Kirkman plays The North Door as part of her “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself” stand-up/book tour. Inside Joke co-host and Moontower favorite Kerri Lendo opens the show.
Last Comic Standing winner Josh Blue is at Cap City this weekend. With Chuck Roy and Katie Pengra.