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Watch a Clip from Matt Braunger’s All-New Special

As anyone who has performed at a comedy show or even just attended a comedy show, bachelorette parties are a powerful force. Just one appletini too many and the party becomes the unintended center of the show. Even so, as Matt Braunger, points out here, there’s something innately funny about bachelorette parties–what with their “penis accoutrements” as Matt puts it. Check out this new clip from his upcoming Comedy Central special, Shovel Fighter. Matt’s one seriously funny guy and we can’t wait to watch his new material. Shovel Fighter premieres July 14, 11pm on Comedy Central.

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Matt Braunger to Debut Hour-Long Special on July 14

Longtime Rooftop Comedy friend Matt Braunger will premiere his first hour-long special next month on Comedy Central. Filmed at the Gramercy Theatre in New York, Matt Braunger: Shovel Fighter will undoubtedly showcase Matt’s knack for inventive wit and hilarious physicality. We’ve been longtime fans of Matt, who won Best of the Fest at the 2008 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. We could sing praises for Matt all day, what with his innovative Taco Bell ad ideas and Lil Wayne insight. Matt has garnered many a credit, taking his comedy to TV (Up All Night, Pushing Daisies, Chelsea Lately) and comedy festivals (Just For Laughs, SXSW, Bridgetown Comedy Festival co-founder). Shovel Fighter premieres on Comedy Central at 11pm ET.

WATCH CHAD DANIELS’ ALL-NEW COMEDY SPECIAL

This week, Chad Daniels is going for somewhat of a comedy hat trick. Today marks the release of his all-new hour-long special As Is as well as his CD You’re the Best. Chad will also be performing on Conan tonight. He’s debuting his hour-long special with Laughspin and it looks great. You can watch Chad’s full, uncensored special below, after the jump. Let us know what you think!

HANNIBAL BURESS TO RELEASE NEW CD AND TV SPECIAL

The month of May just got a whole lot busier for Hannibal Buress. The Chicago-bred, NYC-residing comic will release both a new CD and Comedy Central TV special this month, with more bonus and extras than you can probably handle. Buress, renowned for his deadpan wit and passion for McGriddles, will debut his hour-long TV special, Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace, on May 20. If that’s not enough Hannibal for you, don’t worry. First, run out to the grocery store to stock up on apple juice (they’re having a sale). Then, on May 22, Animal Furnace will be released on CD as well as DVD with plenty of bonus content to boot. We’ll be posting clips from the TV special as they become available. Hannibal is indeed staying busy these days, having won the Best Club Comic title at this year’s Comedy Awards and stepping into the co-host chair on Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show.

Enjoy this clip from Hannibal performing at the Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival:

TIGHT 5IVE HANNIBAL BURESS INTERVIEW

In this very special installment of a Tight 5ive, Punchline Magazine’s Dylan Gadino interviews comedian Hannibal Buress.

Filmed on location at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, Hannibal discusses his writing gig with Saturday Night Live, his life on the college comedy circuit, and his future in stand up comedy. Watch the interview.

MOSHE KASHER & HARI KONDABOLU LIVE FROM ASPEN

A funny on the fly interview with comedians Moshe Kasher and Hari Kondabolu at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival from Punchline Magazine’s Dylan Gadino.

INSIDE THE ASPEN ROOFTOP COMEDY FESTIVAL

Photos from Day 2 of this year’s Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival by Christina Capasso and Steve Mundinger. You can check out the rest of the photos on our facebook page.

The Wheeler Opera house crowd

Emerson’s Rachel Walls at the NCCC Semi Finals.

Nick Thune at La Cantina.

NCCC Funny Filmmakers Reggie, Nick, and Diego.

Rooftop Staffer’s Sara, Annie, and Jen at Zane’s Tavern.

Boston in the house! Emerson’s Keele Howard-Stone and Best of Fest Winner Kelly MacFarland at Zane’s Tavern.


Jen, Erin Jackson, Annie, and Jermaine Fowler at the Kick Off show pre-party.

Curls just want to have fun. Alex Koll with Ryan Singer.

Xavier University’s Andrew Short.

ROOFTOP COMEDY “BEST OF THE FEST” ANNOUNCED

We’d like to congratulate Kelly MacFarland for being voted “Best of the Fest” at the 2010 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival.

Voted on by live audience members at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Co, “Best of the Fest” is awarded to the single most entertaining comic performing at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. Kelly shares this award with 2008 BOF winner Matt Braunger and 2009 BOF winner Moshe Kasher.

Watch Kelly’s My One Yoga Complaint

WHO IS THE FUNNIEST TWITTERER?

Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who’s the funniest twitterer of them all?

Announcing the 2010 Rooftop Comedy Twitter award!

There are so many darn funny comics on twitter, we need your help deciding who the funniest twitterer on twitter is. That’s officially the most I’ve ever typed the word “twitter” over the course of three sentences.

Vote for your favorite funny twitterer by posting @RooftopComedy and the @Nominee on your Twitter page. (For example: @RooftopComedy @Gallagher2)

The winner will be announced at the 2010 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival!

And the nominees are:

• Paul F. Tompkins (@pftompkins)
• Aziz Ansari (@azizansari)
• Doug Benson (@DougBenson)
• Rob Huebel (@robhuebel)
• Eugene Mirman (@eugenemirman)
• Natasha Leggero (@natashaleggero)
• Michael Ian Black (michaelianblack)
• Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead)
• Rob Delaney (@robdelaney)
• Paul Scheer (@paulscheer)

MOSHE KASHER ON LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON

Rooftop favorite Moshe Kasher made his late night television debut on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, and it was Moshe-riffic.

It’s no surprise that Moshe’s blowing up like we thought he would. He’s never scared to toe the edge, never scared to go off script. He’s irreverent, unapologetic, and never dumbs it down — even for network television. No wonder we named him “Best of the Fest” at last year’s Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. The dude is hilarious. Also, he has really cool hair.

If you’re lucky enough to live in San Francisco, you can see Moshe headline the San Francisco Punchline tonight. If you don’t, well, you can always listen to Moshe’s album on iTunes.