The Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festivals is in full effect! Why are you here and not watching the stream? Improv Mafia is opening up the NCCC Semi-Finals! Be sure to vote on your favorite college team to make to it to the finals on Saturday!
Your votes count!
And if you miss this? Be sure to tune in all weekend for more streamed acts of hilarity!
In honor of the impending Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival this week, Rooftop Comedy has staged a coup over at the iTunes music store, taking over the Comedy page for the week! This means album features for the comics who will be making the trek to Aspen this week. Everybody wins!
Last week, I showed off Ryan Singer’s (possibly premature) acceptance video for the Comic’s Comic award. It turns out, I was the premature one. Ryan has recut the video, to be harder, better, faster, stronger. Along with added subtitles. So if you saw it already, watch it again. For the first time.
Check out this gem of an (maybe premature? Find out on June 13th!) acceptance speech from Comic’s Comic award nominee, Ryan Singer. Live, via satellite, of course. Featuring special guest phone cameo appearances from last year’s Comic’s Comic winner, Robert Hawkins, Eddie Gossling, and Geoff Tate. Check out the list of nominees for this year’s Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival Awards!
Take a look at this clip from Austin funny person Brendon Walsh. More specifically, check out 1:21 to 1:28. Look closely. Was that a sandwich? Or a burger?
We’ve been scratching our heads here at Rooftop Comedy HQ all day about it, which spawned fierce debate on our humble Rooftop forums and later the following video.
Will the world ever know?
As promised from the Guest Editor page, Chris Porter is this week’s Last Guest Editor Standing. Comments below!
There is a book by Daniel Quinn titled The Story of B. I’m pretty sure the main character is following Doug Stanhope. He is the future of comedy.
Bill Burr is amazing. He’s got balls like Genghis Khan. This is the only clip they have. His epic clip on YouTube from a horrible Philly theater gig is one of the greatest I’ve ever seen.
John Doelling is one of the funniest people I’ve ever met both on and off stage. I can’t wait for the world to be introduced to him. It will be a glorious day.
I thought I had the ’08 Rooftop festival all wrapped up til this man came on stage. He, and this bit, instantly became of my favorites. I still remember sitting in the balcony, tears of laughter streaming down my face, hearing Vince Morris ruin the next comic’s intro repeating the line “THE HUMANE SOCIETY CALLED HIM A DICK!”
Sam will be huge someday, mark my words. He and I hang out a lot in LA. He’s constantly challenging me to be better, and hopefully I do the same for him.
To say Andi Smith is one of the funniest female comics is unfair. The plain fact is that she is one of the funniest comics out there. She is funnier than you. She is definitely too funny to make porn sites.
New Siskel and Negro everybody! This comes hot on the heels of the announcement that Siskel (Kevin Avery) and Negro (W. Kamau Bell, who will also be performing), and Katherine P. McMurphy will be onsite at this year’s 2009 Aspen RooftopComedy Festival where they’ll be recording episodes!
This is just a friendly reminder that voting is happening now! @ us at our RooftopComedy Twitter to vote on your favorite funny Twitter! Here’s the list of nominees, if you missed it the first time:
Aziz Ansari – @azizansari
Doug Benson – @DougBenson
Jason Sweeney – @sween
John Hodgman – @hodgman
Joshua Green Allen – @fireland
Merlin Mann – @hotdogsladies
Paul F. Tompkins – @PFTompkins
Rob Corddry – @robcorddry
Rob Huebel – @robhuebel
Scott Simpson – @scottsimpson
You guys have until June 1st to vote! So jump on it (like Tonto).