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From our partners at Bridgetown:
2013 Bridgetown Comedy Festival
April 18-21, 2013
Weekend passes are $79
Tickets & Full Schedule of Events at www.bridgetowncomedy.com
The sixth annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival will be held April 18–21 in venues centered around Hawthorne Boulevard. Weekend passes, priced at $79, are on sale now at www.bridgetowncomedy.com.
Featured performers at this year’s festival include alternative comedy legend and longtime Simpsons writer/producer Dana Gould, the incomparable musician/comedian Reggie Watts (Conan, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell), and creators of the BBC cult comedy hit Look Around You Peter Serafinowicz and Robert Popper. Additionally, comics Greg Behrendt and Dave Anthony will bring their popular podcast “Walking the Room” to Bridgetown for the first time.
Acclaimed performers making a Bridgetown debut include Karen Kilgariff (Mr. Show), Julian McCullough (Love You, Mean It; Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), Laura Kightlinger (Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show), Blaine Capatch (Comedians of Comedy, Web Soup), Christian Duguay (MadTV, Ridiculousness), Seth Herzog (Chappelle’s Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), and Jermaine Fowler (The Eric Andre Show).
Renowned comedians returning to Bridgetown in 2013 include Moshe Kasher, Todd Glass, Myq Kaplan, Baron Vaughn, Chris Fairbanks, Matt Kirshen, David Angelo, Kurt Braunohler, Tone Bell, Sean O’Connor, and festival co-founder Matt Braunger (Up All Night, MadTV). Howard Kremer and Kulap Vilaysack will revisit the festival with their podcast “Who Charted?”
Amongst the dozens of special shows scheduled are Bryan Cook’s hilarious “Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction”—which has gained national recognition after its breakout success at last year’s Bridgetown—Samantha Varela’s show “Picture This,” in which comedians perform while being illustrated live by top animators and cartoonists, and the Bridgetown debut of Mike Schmidt’s long-running podcast “The 40-Year-Old Boy.” “Crappy Cinema Council” descends from Brooklyn, and Los Angeles sends its mainstays “Put Your Hands Together,” “Holy F***,” and “The Super Serious Show.” Fans will also be treated to Nato Green’s improvised comedy battle “Iron Comic” and a stage appearance from Mike Burns’ popular Twitter character in “Dadboner & Friends, You Guys.”
Among the various star-studded showcases on the schedule are the following very special additions, just announced.
Oscar Nuñez (The Office) and Michael Hitchcock (Best In Show, Glee) join Janet Varney (Burning Love) and Cole Stratton (Rifftrax) for two nights of hilarious long-form improv comedy. Theme Park has become a favorite of Bridgetown audiences, and the troupe makes its third Bridgetown appearance this year, featuring guest monologist Natasha Leggero (Reno 911!, Burning Love).
An Early Afternoon with The Simpsons
Longtime Simpsons writers and special Bridgetown guests Matt Selman, Brian Kelley, and Dana Gould reveal the yellow underbelly of the long-running animated hit and American treasure. What is the Springfield–Portland connection? What surprises will be revealed this season? What are the jokes Fox wouldn’t let you see? These three insiders offer answers to anything and everything Simpsons-related in a forum you won’t want to miss.
Lance Bangs’s Come Laugh With Us
Filmmaker Lance Bangs returns to Bridgetown for his third year of curating a night of great standup comedy and rare footage of comedians and musicians from his personal collection, including Moshe Kasher, Howard Kremer, and Karen Kilgariff.
The JV Club
Janet Varney hosts this popular podcast on the Nerdist network in which she explores the highs and lows of bygone years with some of her favorite funny ladies. Expect lots of laughs as they talk their way through the terrible teens into some semblance of adulthood.