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15

Nov

daily-sports:

In case you weren’t excited enough, Google Earth has up to date Circuit of the Americas images

daily-sports:

In case you weren’t excited enough, Google Earth has up to date Circuit of the Americas images

07

Nov

Cool!

laughspin:

The fine folks at the Official Comedy channel on YouTube debuted a new show today called Secret Society of Comedy, wherein a handful of New York City-based comedians get together and chat about the seemingly little things in life. The first episode features Janeane Garofalo, Dave Hill and Brooke Van Poppelen. And while the trio share their feelings about snoring and their comedy evolution, things get super personal. For instance, Garofalo reveals that as she’s getting older her testicles are beginning to drop. Also, Hill talks about shit a lot. Enjoy! -dylan

05

Nov

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012

Yellow Stage

(photos from D. Sweet)

31

Oct

Dov Davidoff headlines Cap City Comedy Club, Oct. 31st-Nov. 3rd!
heliumcomedy:

Dov Davidoff speaking the truth!

Dov Davidoff headlines Cap City Comedy Club, Oct. 31st-Nov. 3rd!

heliumcomedy:

Dov Davidoff speaking the truth!

20

Oct

Pat Dixon wears suits, but his comedy style is casual and daring.  Be prepared to be surprised, this guy takes real talk and makes it hilarious. 
Last week emailed Pat a few questions to get to know him before he arrives in Austin.  
PAT DIXON (Comedy Central Presents, The Bob and Tom Show) headlines Cap City Comedy Club Wednesday, Oct. 17- Saturday, Oct. 20.  Shows at 8pm nightly with additional shows at 10:30pm on Friday and Saturdays. Tickets and more info at www.capcitycomedy.com

Pat Dixon wears suits, but his comedy style is casual and daring.  Be prepared to be surprised, this guy takes real talk and makes it hilarious. 

Last week emailed Pat a few questions to get to know him before he arrives in Austin.  

PAT DIXON (Comedy Central Presents, The Bob and Tom Show) headlines Cap City Comedy Club Wednesday, Oct. 17- Saturday, Oct. 20.  Shows at 8pm nightly with additional shows at 10:30pm on Friday and Saturdays. Tickets and more info at www.capcitycomedy.com

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15

Oct

Eddie Pepitone at Cap City Comedy Club 
Sunday, Oct. 21st
8pm
$5
467-2333
www.capcitycomedy.com

Eddie Pepitone at Cap City Comedy Club 

Sunday, Oct. 21st

8pm

$5

467-2333

www.capcitycomedy.com

heliumcomedy:

Chelsea Peretti and Brendon Walsh steal the neighbors dog!

05

Oct

ERIN FOLEY headlines CAP CITY COMEDY CLUB, October 3-6, 2012! 
She took a break from her busy schedule to answer a few get-to-know-you questions before she arrives in Austin! 

ERIN FOLEY headlines CAP CITY COMEDY CLUB, October 3-6, 2012! 

She took a break from her busy schedule to answer a few get-to-know-you questions before she arrives in Austin! 

22

Sep

Ian Karmel won Funniest Person in Portland 2011, can be seen on IFC’s Portlandia, and features regularly at comedy clubs around the country.  

We telephoned Ian last week while he was at Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia where he opened for  Kyle Kinane. 


1. Who are you?
IK: “I’m Ian Karmel. I’m a stand-up comedian from Portland, Oregon. …I’m a cat lover.  A cat fancier, actually.  —Not the cat fanciest, but a fancier.  …also a fan of the delicious food in Austin scene…”

2. Where did you come from?
IK: “I came from a 2 bedroom apartment in Portland, OR.”  
[clarification question: You currently live in or you were born in a 2 bedroom apartment?] “Ohhhhhhhh, no. I was raised in house.”  

3. The chicken or the egg?
IK: “Like which came first?” [clarification: Nah, just in general?] “If its just the two things plain? I’m gonna take the chicken. But, if I can take the egg and make a Denver omelette? Probably with the egg. …Never together, I get weirded out if I eat chicken and egg together.  Which I think is why chicken fried steak got invented…there’s something weird [for me] about eating an animal in two different forms…

4. Do you ever get into hood rat shit? 
IK: “I’ve had to ask people to hold my earrings before…and I’ll just say: I’ve worn a four finger ring.” 

5. What is your superpower? (real or imaginary) 
IK: “The real, boring answer- flying, ya know? But don’t put that— its boring. Hmmm…I would like to be able to look the way I look physically now, but still be able to slam dunk a basketball.  I think that’d be super fun! “Yo, pass me the rock”, and then dunk. I can’t but I’d like to do that. (Laughing) Mostly to fuck with people…”

6.  Are you a Donnie or a Marie? 
IK: “I’m an Ira. I’m an Ira Osmond.” 

7. Would you ever sell out? 
IK: “Uh. Yeah! Yeah, absolutely. Why? Did someone offer to buy me?”

8. What’s in your pockets right now? 
IK: “There is actually a Moontower Comedy Festival towel- I use it to wipe sweat off my forehead when I’m onstage. And then a wallet. And I just cleaned it out- I wish it were more interesting but before my trip to Philly I cleaned it out.  Aaaand that’s everything in my pockets…I have very boring pockets.”


Our thanks to Ian for sharing a little of his soul! 

IAN KARMEL features for JR BROW at CAP CITY COMEDY CLUB, Wed.-Sat., September 19-22.  
Tickets and more info available at www.capcitycomedy.com or by phone, 512-467-2333

Ian Karmel won Funniest Person in Portland 2011, can be seen on IFC’s Portlandia, and features regularly at comedy clubs around the country.  

We telephoned Ian last week while he was at Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia where he opened for  Kyle Kinane. 

1. Who are you?

IK: “I’m Ian Karmel. I’m a stand-up comedian from Portland, Oregon. …I’m a cat lover.  A cat fancier, actually.  —Not the cat fanciest, but a fancier.  …also a fan of the delicious food in Austin scene…”

2. Where did you come from?

IK: “I came from a 2 bedroom apartment in Portland, OR.”  

[clarification question: You currently live in or you were born in a 2 bedroom apartment?] “Ohhhhhhhh, no. I was raised in house.”  

3. The chicken or the egg?

IK: “Like which came first?” [clarification: Nah, just in general?] “If its just the two things plain? I’m gonna take the chicken. But, if I can take the egg and make a Denver omelette? Probably with the egg. …Never together, I get weirded out if I eat chicken and egg together.  Which I think is why chicken fried steak got invented…there’s something weird [for me] about eating an animal in two different forms…

4. Do you ever get into hood rat shit? 

IK: “I’ve had to ask people to hold my earrings before…and I’ll just say: I’ve worn a four finger ring.” 

5. What is your superpower? (real or imaginary) 

IK: “The real, boring answer- flying, ya know? But don’t put that— its boring. Hmmm…I would like to be able to look the way I look physically now, but still be able to slam dunk a basketball.  I think that’d be super fun! “Yo, pass me the rock”, and then dunk. I can’t but I’d like to do that. (Laughing) Mostly to fuck with people…”

6.  Are you a Donnie or a Marie? 

IK: “I’m an Ira. I’m an Ira Osmond.” 

7. Would you ever sell out? 

IK: “Uh. Yeah! Yeah, absolutely. Why? Did someone offer to buy me?”

8. What’s in your pockets right now? 

IK: “There is actually a Moontower Comedy Festival towel- I use it to wipe sweat off my forehead when I’m onstage. And then a wallet. And I just cleaned it out- I wish it were more interesting but before my trip to Philly I cleaned it out.  Aaaand that’s everything in my pockets…I have very boring pockets.”

Our thanks to Ian for sharing a little of his soul! 

IAN KARMEL features for JR BROW at CAP CITY COMEDY CLUB, Wed.-Sat., September 19-22.  

Tickets and more info available at www.capcitycomedy.com or by phone, 512-467-2333

13

Sep

Ari Shaffir aka “The Amazing Racisit” heads to Austin this week, Wednesday-Saturday, for shows at Cap City Comedy Club.  Ari has been featured on HBO, The Opie and Anthony Show,  and regularly tours with Joe Rogan.  His delightful wit and charm are held up inside a perfect combination of Grandpa-sweaters, Baby Kitten-tee-shirts, and dirty talk.  As Ari says, ”Please don’t come to the show if you’re easily offended, or if you don’t like hearing stories about sexual misconduct or if you hate fun. Everyone else please do come.” 
We caught up with Ari last week in Los Angeles via telephone for a lighthearted, get-to-know-you chat. 
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1. Who are you? 
AS: “I’m Ari Shaffir.  …How do you answer that? I’m a person…living in America.”
2. Where did you come from?
AS: “I came from Maryland…from Orthodox Jews.”
3. Favorite infomercial? 
AS: “I like the Sham Wow commercials.  I met that guy actually…he’s so hyper, so hyper.”
4. What is your karaoke staple? 
AS: “Suzanne Vega. “My Name is Luka.” I have to do songs I can talk sing…I turn it into a message about domestic abuse against guys.” 
5. Sandwich or Cereal? 
AS: “I guess, sandwich” 
6. Pet peeve? 
AS: “Those are annoyances, right? What is “pet peeve” but deciding I’m more annoyed by this [thing] than everyone else, AND they don’t have a right to be. (sarcasm alert) I like how people claim that their pet peeves are important: “Umm— that’s a pet peeve of mine” …You should just shut up about it, because there is no more validity in calling an annoyance a ‘pet peeve’…” 
7. Intergalactic aliens: for them? against them? 
AS: “I guess I’m for their existence? …Do I believe in their right to marry? I guess that’s fine….I won’t stop them—whatever rights the aliens think they deserve. If they want gay or inter-species marriage I’m okay with it.” 
8. Truth or Dare? 
AS: [oops, he’s not finished with Question 7] “Inter-species marriage: its going to be a thing. When they come, or when we go there…there’s gonna be people who want to f**k each other- we’re all compatible- and they are going to have to decide whether or not that should be allowed…(thinking) They’re going to march.”
8.5. Truth or Dare? 
AS: “Truth…’Dare’ you won’t know if I did it or not.  [clarification: general question:] We all just pick truth because its easier…unless its a chick…you pick ‘dare’ and its like, “Oh, are we going to f**k? Is that the dare? We’re going to start doing something sexual?” But its not. Its a group of friends who are like, “I don’t know? What do you want me to do?” and its always too much, “Go punch that guy in the face.” “Uh- nooo…”  10 push-ups: that’s what a dare should be. …Pick truth.” 
9. The 1st time I broke the law was: ______________ 
AS: “I used to shoplift a lot. (laughing) I’m trying to think if that was the first time? I stole a comb from my cousin, in Israel. He had a comb that had pretty horses on it. And one day my dad found it and was like, “Where did you get this comb?” I was 8 or 9 and didn’t have currency, you know? No sheckles…I was like, “I just got it.” And he asked, “From where???” I think he was mainly concerned that either I stole it, or uhh, I just picked the comb up off the street.  But I was like, “I got it from Gil.” And he was like, “He gave it to you?” and I was like, “No. I was staying in his room, I got it from his drawer.” And [my dad] made me go and give it back to him….it was so embarrassing…I was like, “Please don’t make me do that. Please Don’t.” It was embarrassing, but he was like, “You gotta do it.” He thought he taught me a lesson, but he didn’t because I shoplifted for YEARS after that…(thinking) He taught me not to get caught— to hide shit. I stole from places like Spencers…anything I felt was overpriced, but still under 25 bucks I thought was fair…”
10. Favorite thing to watch right now? 
AS: “I’ve been watching Brody Stevens’ ‘ENJOY IT’ on HBO GO…I’m on episode 3 or 4. [Ari is subjected to my excited shrieks, quickly followed by criticism for not watching all six, 15-minute episodes in one sitting]  I like to space things, I don’t like to watch them all at once. I told myself, “It’s intended to be spaced out. It’s 6 episodes, not an hour and half movie.” If it has a space in it, that’s how I’m going to watch it.  (explaining) I watched “The Sopranos” in about 4 weeks and its way too much. They come back after a year and a half break, and the kids are all older, and its been 18 hours for you. So anything that builds up in terms of relationships and stuff— if 2 characters over 8 weeks: the guy likes the girl, they kinda go out…and THEN they break up, you’re like, “Oh no! They broke up!” But if all that happens when you watch in one day? The feeling you have is like, “So, who CARES they broke up? They’ve been dating one afternoon.” You miss out on so much. So I wait a day….I’ll watch four or five things though: one episode of ‘Sons of Anarchy’, one episode of ‘Breaking Bad’, Brody Stevens, ‘Family Guy’, etc.” 
11. Biggest lie you ever told? 
AS: “Uhhhhhhhhh…. (thinking) I don’t know…I don’t lie much anymore…ummmm…I guess probably [saying] “I love you.” …I know I shouldn’t have…pretty bad one…trying to think of what else…I guess there’s that one…the “Biggest Lie”…most painful.”  
12. Do you keep your enemies closer? 
AS: “I’ve been trying to forgive my enemies lately. (laughing to self) But, I’d rather them be at a way, way distance. I’d rather them just move to Iowa…in, like, a castle somewhere. I don’t want to deal with them in any way: I don’t want to keep them close. I just want them to be gone. I want them to have never existed.” 
13. Catchphrase (real or imaginary): 
AS: “(laughing) I don’t know, I don’t know about catchphrases…I have no idea… But, uhh…(lightbulb goes off) Here’s my platform if I run for President: “Separate but equal, let’s give it another chance.” I’m reintroducing segregation: let’s give it another shot! Separate but equal, and everyone has to live separate. If the Jews have to go away too, I’m okay with that. Everyone will just live on your own, and deal with your own people. Its NOT working out, right now its NOT working out.  …So that’s my catchphrase, “Separate but equal, let’s give it another shot” 
14. Britney Spears Cosmo Q&A: If an up and coming young performer asked for advice [you’d] tell them: __________ 
AS: “Yeah, I’ve always had trouble with that…I used to say, “Just get up on stage as much as possible.” But they’ve got to figure it out for themselves. Whenever people ask for advice, its like, “You want me to tell you how to do something?” …YOU have to figure it out; what kind of comedy you want to develop- I can’t tell you… You can’t just follow people’s advice, otherwise you’d never get a Mitch Hedberg.  People like that, who wouldn’t do what you told them to do.  Like, “You can’t just do one-liners man, you gotta tell stories and stuff.” You’ve got to figure it out and find out what you like.”
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Thanks to Ari for sharing a little of his soul with us!
ARI SHAFFIR headlines CAP CITY COMEDY CLUB, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12- SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2012  
Shows at 8pm nightly with additional shows at 10:30pm Friday and Saturday. Tickets $9-54.95 Call 512-467-2333 for more info or www.capcitycomedy.com! 

Ari Shaffir aka “The Amazing Racisit” heads to Austin this week, Wednesday-Saturday, for shows at Cap City Comedy Club.  Ari has been featured on HBO, The Opie and Anthony Show,  and regularly tours with Joe Rogan.  His delightful wit and charm are held up inside a perfect combination of Grandpa-sweaters, Baby Kitten-tee-shirts, and dirty talk.  As Ari says, ”Please don’t come to the show if you’re easily offended, or if you don’t like hearing stories about sexual misconduct or if you hate fun. Everyone else please do come.” 

We caught up with Ari last week in Los Angeles via telephone for a lighthearted, get-to-know-you chat. 

————————————————————————————————————

1. Who are you? 

AS: “I’m Ari Shaffir.  …How do you answer that? I’m a person…living in America.”

2. Where did you come from?

AS: “I came from Maryland…from Orthodox Jews.”

3. Favorite infomercial? 

AS: “I like the Sham Wow commercials.  I met that guy actually…he’s so hyper, so hyper.”

4. What is your karaoke staple? 

AS: “Suzanne Vega. “My Name is Luka.” I have to do songs I can talk sing…I turn it into a message about domestic abuse against guys.” 

5. Sandwich or Cereal? 

AS: “I guess, sandwich” 

6. Pet peeve? 

AS: “Those are annoyances, right? What is “pet peeve” but deciding I’m more annoyed by this [thing] than everyone else, AND they don’t have a right to be. (sarcasm alert) I like how people claim that their pet peeves are important: “Umm— that’s a pet peeve of mine” …You should just shut up about it, because there is no more validity in calling an annoyance a ‘pet peeve’…” 

7. Intergalactic aliens: for them? against them? 

AS: “I guess I’m for their existence? …Do I believe in their right to marry? I guess that’s fine….I won’t stop them—whatever rights the aliens think they deserve. If they want gay or inter-species marriage I’m okay with it.” 

8. Truth or Dare? 

AS: [oops, he’s not finished with Question 7] “Inter-species marriage: its going to be a thing. When they come, or when we go there…there’s gonna be people who want to f**k each other- we’re all compatible- and they are going to have to decide whether or not that should be allowed…(thinking) They’re going to march.”

8.5. Truth or Dare? 

AS: “Truth…’Dare’ you won’t know if I did it or not.  [clarification: general question:] We all just pick truth because its easier…unless its a chick…you pick ‘dare’ and its like, “Oh, are we going to f**k? Is that the dare? We’re going to start doing something sexual?” But its not. Its a group of friends who are like, “I don’t know? What do you want me to do?” and its always too much, “Go punch that guy in the face.” “Uh- nooo…”  10 push-ups: that’s what a dare should be. …Pick truth.” 

9. The 1st time I broke the law was: ______________ 

AS: “I used to shoplift a lot. (laughing) I’m trying to think if that was the first time? I stole a comb from my cousin, in Israel. He had a comb that had pretty horses on it. And one day my dad found it and was like, “Where did you get this comb?” I was 8 or 9 and didn’t have currency, you know? No sheckles…I was like, “I just got it.” And he asked, “From where???” I think he was mainly concerned that either I stole it, or uhh, I just picked the comb up off the street.  But I was like, “I got it from Gil.” And he was like, “He gave it to you?” and I was like, “No. I was staying in his room, I got it from his drawer.” And [my dad] made me go and give it back to him….it was so embarrassing…I was like, “Please don’t make me do that. Please Don’t.” It was embarrassing, but he was like, “You gotta do it.” He thought he taught me a lesson, but he didn’t because I shoplifted for YEARS after that…(thinking) He taught me not to get caught— to hide shit. I stole from places like Spencers…anything I felt was overpriced, but still under 25 bucks I thought was fair…”

10. Favorite thing to watch right now? 

AS: “I’ve been watching Brody Stevens’ ‘ENJOY IT’ on HBO GO…I’m on episode 3 or 4. [Ari is subjected to my excited shrieks, quickly followed by criticism for not watching all six, 15-minute episodes in one sitting]  I like to space things, I don’t like to watch them all at once. I told myself, “It’s intended to be spaced out. It’s 6 episodes, not an hour and half movie.” If it has a space in it, that’s how I’m going to watch it.  (explaining) I watched “The Sopranos” in about 4 weeks and its way too much. They come back after a year and a half break, and the kids are all older, and its been 18 hours for you. So anything that builds up in terms of relationships and stuff— if 2 characters over 8 weeks: the guy likes the girl, they kinda go out…and THEN they break up, you’re like, “Oh no! They broke up!” But if all that happens when you watch in one day? The feeling you have is like, “So, who CARES they broke up? They’ve been dating one afternoon.” You miss out on so much. So I wait a day….I’ll watch four or five things though: one episode of ‘Sons of Anarchy’, one episode of ‘Breaking Bad’, Brody Stevens, ‘Family Guy’, etc.” 

11. Biggest lie you ever told? 

AS: “Uhhhhhhhhh…. (thinking) I don’t know…I don’t lie much anymore…ummmm…I guess probably [saying] “I love you.” …I know I shouldn’t have…pretty bad one…trying to think of what else…I guess there’s that one…the “Biggest Lie”…most painful.”  

12. Do you keep your enemies closer? 

AS: “I’ve been trying to forgive my enemies lately. (laughing to self) But, I’d rather them be at a way, way distance. I’d rather them just move to Iowa…in, like, a castle somewhere. I don’t want to deal with them in any way: I don’t want to keep them close. I just want them to be gone. I want them to have never existed.” 

13. Catchphrase (real or imaginary): 

AS: “(laughing) I don’t know, I don’t know about catchphrases…I have no idea… But, uhh…(lightbulb goes off) Here’s my platform if I run for President: “Separate but equal, let’s give it another chance.” I’m reintroducing segregation: let’s give it another shot! Separate but equal, and everyone has to live separate. If the Jews have to go away too, I’m okay with that. Everyone will just live on your own, and deal with your own people. Its NOT working out, right now its NOT working out.  …So that’s my catchphrase, “Separate but equal, let’s give it another shot” 

14. Britney Spears Cosmo Q&A: If an up and coming young performer asked for advice [you’d] tell them: __________ 

AS: “Yeah, I’ve always had trouble with that…I used to say, “Just get up on stage as much as possible.” But they’ve got to figure it out for themselves. Whenever people ask for advice, its like, “You want me to tell you how to do something?” …YOU have to figure it out; what kind of comedy you want to develop- I can’t tell you… You can’t just follow people’s advice, otherwise you’d never get a Mitch Hedberg.  People like that, who wouldn’t do what you told them to do.  Like, “You can’t just do one-liners man, you gotta tell stories and stuff.” You’ve got to figure it out and find out what you like.”

————————————————————————————————————

Thanks to Ari for sharing a little of his soul with us!

ARI SHAFFIR headlines CAP CITY COMEDY CLUB, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12- SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2012  

Shows at 8pm nightly with additional shows at 10:30pm Friday and Saturday. Tickets $9-54.95 Call 512-467-2333 for more info or www.capcitycomedy.com