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Kimmy Schmidt, Big Terrific Added to NY Comedy Festival

Big Terrific.

Big Terrific.

The New York Comedy Festival was already chock full o’ hilarity, thanks to appearances by Bill Maher, Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, Bridget Everett, Tig Notaro, Eric Andre, and all the rest. Today the fest, put on by Comedy Central, announced some more must-hit events: a panel discussion with Tina Fey and other writers from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and the return of Jenny Slate’s Big Terrific to Brooklyn.

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Watch: Broad City Fans Paint the Town With Jaime and Bingo Bronson

Arturo Castro alert: on Saturday the Broad City star paid a surprise visit to Comedy Central’s public painting party. Castro, who plays Jaime on the show, braved the cold along with Abby’s post-dentist shopping buddy Bingo Bronson to help hundreds of fans paint-by-number a #BC3 wallscape at North 11th Street and Wythe Avenue. Watch our video for a partial time lapse of the painting process and for Castro’s take on what fans can expect from season three, which premieres on Wednesday, February 17 at 10 p.m. The mural will remain up until February 28.

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Nathan Fielder Invented a Way to Keep ‘Douchebags’ From Filming Comedy Shows

(Photo: Dylan Kenseth)

(Photo: Dylan Kenseth)

Boy, did we get an earful back when Broad City screened a sneak-peek of season 2 and we spilled the beans. And who can blame Comedy Central for wanting to keep a lid on such hilariousness? Last night at NYU Skirball Center, during his New York Comedy Festival appearance, Nathan Fielder confirmed that “Comedy Central is paranoid about stuff leaking,” and implored his adoring fans not to film the unaired episode of Nathan For You that he was about to screen.

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NY Comedy Festival Adds Hannibal Buress, Nick Kroll, Bridget Everett and More

The New York Comedy Festival wasn’t exactly hurting for more star power, what with heavy hitters like Bill Maher, Sarah Silverman and Nathan Fielder already in the mix. (Above, peep the loopy trailer for the forthcoming season of Nathan For You.) But it has gone and upped the ante by adding a bunch o’ top-notch acts, starting with a Comedy Central-branded night headlined by Williamsburg’s own Hannibal Buress, at the Kings Theatre.

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5 Live Comedy Shows That Riff On Themes, From Lust to Hate

Sure, comics are notorious navel-gazers, but the fun themes at these recurring shows encourage them to dig for more than just belly button lint.

HowILearnedThe How I Learned Series
July 29, 8 pm at Union Hall: $6 advance, $10 at the door
The latest installment of this series, “You Don’t Have To Go Home But You Can’t Stay Here,” promises to be worth the price of admission. This show about getting kicked out of bars, being the last loser at a party, “the pursuit of fun,” and stupid decisions will feature Isaac Oliver, Ophira Eisenberg, Nancy Balbirer, Kate Greathead, Lynn Bixenspan and host Blaise Allysen Kearsley.

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Jim Gaffigan Hits Katz’s With Adam Goldberg, Offers a Taste of Gaffigan Show

Jim Gaffigan, last seen being pious on the streets of Nolita, filmed on the Lower East Side with Adam Goldberg this morning, as you can see from the below Instagram video. It’s not the first time the comic has stopped into Katz’s — just check out the new extended version of the above teaser for The Jim Gaffigan Show, a full episode of which will go up on JimGaffigan.com on May 15. “I eat before I do standup, after I do standup,” he tells Goldberg while knocking down some pastrami. “Still trying to figure out a way to eat while I do standup.”

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'Screw Off, New York': Kroll Show's 'Too Much Tuna' Guys Have Had Enough

We’re still kicking ourselves for missing Nick Kroll and John Mulaney at the 92nd Street Y last night (we will not be missing Bob Odenkirk and the rest of the Better Call Saul gang ), but at least we got to see their characters Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland in full NYC curmudgeon mode during last night’s episode of Kroll Show.
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Watch Hannibal Buress (Attempt to) Do ‘Rapper’s Delight’ With Method Man

Not a day after dropping his new special on Comedy Central, Hannibal Buress celebrated his 31st birthday at the Knitting Factory last night. Sure, his actual birthday was last month — but whatever, it was an excuse to bring his weekly front-bar showcase into the Knit’s spacious back room for a proper rager promising a “VERY special” musical guest.
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Exclusive First Look: Amy Sedaris Guest-Stars on Broad City Next Week

For this Wednesday night’s episode of Broad City, the script called for a belligerent realtor with a neck brace and a penchant for creepy crafts. Comedy Central did fans old and young a favor by bringing back Amy Sedaris, who 15 years ago starred in her own series on the network, Strangers with Candy.

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Liza Dye's Fundraiser Has Netted $50K, and There's Another Stand-Up Benefit Tonight

Supporters of the comedian who was hit by a train at the Broadway-Lafayette station a week ago have upped their fundraising goal after bring in over $53,000 — and there’ll be another benefit in the East Village tonight.
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Broad City Goes From Web Series to TV Show to ‘Unique Experience’

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Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson (Courtesy of Comedy Central)

Only one episode of Comedy Central’s Broad City has aired so far (the second airs 10:30 p.m. tonight), but the ratings must have been stupendous — stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson are going on a 15-state tour.
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