Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival 2013

Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival 2013

August 23, 2013 - September 20, 2013
August 23, 2013 - September 20, 2013
Austin and Mountain View
Austin and Mountain View
 
 

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Funny Or Die is an Emmy-winning comedy video website and film/TV production company founded by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy. The website Funny Or Die contains exclusive material from a number of famous contributors (e.g., Judd Apatow, James Franco) and also has its own Funny Or Die Team, which creates original material for the site.

Many clips on the site feature well-known actors (examples include Steve Carell, Charlie Sheen, Ryan Gosling, Patrick Stewart, Daniel Radcliffe, Sophia Bush, Mila Kunis, Hilary Duff, Adam West, James Van Der Beek, Jim Carrey, and Selena Gomez). Michael Kvamme, an aspiring young comedian, came up with a concept for a new kind of comedy site; and the site was developed by Randy Adams. Videos are voted on by users of the site; those that are deemed funny stay, but those that are not "die" and are relegated to the site's "crypt".

Funny Or Die launched on January 24, 2007. The site's first video, "The Landlord", has received over 80 million views and features Ferrell confronted by a swearing, beer-drinking two-year-old landlord.[1] In June 2007, they received venture capital funding from Sequoia Capital,[2] and in June 2008, they announced a partnership with HBO.[3]

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Dave Chappelle
comedian
bornAugust 24, 1973
Washington, D.C., United States
 
Flight of the Conchords
 
Al Madrigal
American actor and comedian
bornJuly 4, 1971
San Francisco
Kristen Schaal
Actress, comedian, television writer
bornJanuary 24, 1978
United States

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David Khari Webber Chappelle[3] (/ʃəˈpɛl/, born August 24, 1973) is an American comedian, screenwriter, producer, and actor. After beginning his film career in 1993 as Ahchoo in Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights, he landed major supporting roles in box office hits including The Nutty Professor, Con Air, and Blue Streak. His first lead role was in the 1998 comedy film Half Baked, directed by Tamra Davis and co-written by Neal Brennan and Chappelle himself.

In 2003, he became more widely known for his sketch comedy television series, Chappelle's Show, co-written with Neal Brennan, which ran until his retirement from the show two years later. By 2006, Chappelle was called "the comic genius of America" by Esquire[1] and, in 2013, "the best" by a Billboard writer.[4] The show continues to run in popular late-night syndication and on television networks around the world. Comedy Central ranks him No. 43 in the "100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time."[5]

He lives with his family in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and continues to perform stand-up.[6]

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Flight of the Conchords is a New Zealand-based comedy band composed of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement. The duo's comedy and music became the basis of a BBC radio series and then an American television series that aired for two seasons on HBO. They used to refer to themselves as "New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo", but now speak of themselves as "the almost award-winning fourth-most-popular folk duo in New Zealand."[1]

They were named Best Alternative Comedy Act at the 2005 US Comedy Arts Festival and Best Newcomer at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and they received a nomination for the Perrier Comedy Award at the 2003 Edinburgh Festival Fringe for their show at Edinburgh venue The Caves. The duo's live performances have gained them a worldwide cult following.[2]

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Oddball Comedy Fest 2013 Wraps Up in Phoenix
Phoenix New Times  –  September 23, 2013
For those of you who missed the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, we have some good news and some bad news. The good news: Roastmaster General Jeffrey Ross closed out the four-hour stand-up special by thanking everyone for attending the "2013 Oddball ...
Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy Fest comes to Irvine
DAILY TITAN  –  September 23, 2013
Australian stand-up comedian Jim Jefferies compared his young son to a cigarette ... Jefferies’ bit on South African amputee Olympic sprinter, Oscar Pistorius, got the biggest laugh of the night. After a short intermission, Flight of the Conchords ...
This Week's Hottest Events: Funny or Die Oddball Comedy Fest, Park(ing) Day, and More
7x7  –  September 16, 2013
Tap into your outdoorsy side with the Presidio Trust, REI, Weekend Sherpa, Shelter Co. and more. Learn about edible and medicinal plants, hone your navigation skills, all while listening to the beats of DJ Jamie Jams. The 70's pioneer band of new wave and ...
Bun B "Joins Hannibal Burress @ Oddball Comedy Fest" Video
HotNewHipHop.com  –  September 8, 2013
Peep Bun B "Joins Hannibal Burress @ Oddball Comedy Fest" Video, the latest visual from Bun B. It dropped on Sunday, September 8th, 2013. Bun B's odds keep getting better with each new leak, and Bun B "Joins Hannibal Burress @ Oddball Comedy Fest" Video ...
Updated: Dave Chappelle to play 10 “secret shows” at Comedy Works this weekend
Hey Reverb  –  October 29, 2013
Stay with Reverb for more updates. Chappelle’s last appearance in Colorado was at the Oddball Comedy Festival at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre. From our review of Chappelle’s set at Oddball Comedy Festival: “This is the new Chappelle, a collected ...
Dave Chappelle Booed During Performance, Stops Telling Jokes [VIDEO]
Hip-Hop Wired  –  August 30, 2013
Last night (August 29), Chappelle was the headlining act for Funny Or Die’s Oddball Comedy Festival at the Comcast Theater. Still struggling with separating himself from his Comedy Central days, Chappelle tried to speak on the difficulty of comics ...
On the Scene at David Chappelle's Return to the Spotlight
Austinist Daily  –  August 24, 2013
Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy Festival staged its “Hello world” moment last night ... But Christmas 2007 feels rather prehistoric against the summer of 2013. Last night’s setting was most unusual. The spacious, outdoor venue planted in the boonies ...
Dave Chappelle, Conchords lead a diverse group at Oddball Comedy Festival (Review)
Laugh Spin  –  August 24, 2013
AUSTIN — If there’s one thing I learned at Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Oddity Festival yesterday evening, it’s that Austin, Texas is a really, really hot place to kick off a national tour if said tour is hosted outdoors in August. If there are ...

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