Comedy

No Comedy Fest for you!

Down in the dumps? Could be because the annual mid-November Comedy Festival isn’t happening. So we programmed our own fantasy comedy bash …

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Hypothetical Comedy Festival: (left to right) Kristen Schaal, Chris Rock, Steve Martin and Mitch Hedberg

“I don’t put out. Unless I’m asked very, very politely. And that’s not putting out, that’s just giving in.”

Kristen Schaal

Cred-enhancing up-and-comer

Live, the Flight of the Conchords superfan and alt-scene darling’s cast of characters are odd, endearing and astonishingly original.

“A man is only as faithful as his options.”

Chris Rock

Crowd-drawing superstar

Two decades in, and still at the top of his social-satire game.

“The doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me.”

Steve Martin

Out of retirement

Ditch the banjo, forget the unfunny films and bring the arrow-through-the-head out of mothballs.

“I’m against picketing, but I don’t know how to show it.”

Mitch Hedberg

Back from the dead

Five years since his death at 37, the stoner-absurdist’s rabid cult following has taken his legacy mainstream.

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