I just got back from Bonnaroo where I saw a bunch of amazing comedians and sneak peaks of new Adult Swim and Comedy Central shows and played Aqua Teen carnival games. Therefore this week’s Comedy News section is brought to you by: Hippies. Because they are still the funniest thing around subculture-wise. Yes, funnier than goths, even in summertime.
OK HERE IS YOUR CRESCENT FRESH DAILY CALENDER OF COMEDY EVENTS, BRAH.
The only hippie enclave in this area is Western Maryland, so your best bet for authentic tie-dyed cheese chuckles is to head out to Frederick MD, where they have a Coffee Company that hosts Open Mics. I assume that most of it is Hendrix covers but if you squeeze in your version of the Acid Cop story, they’ll crown you their king and wreath you with garlands. And then they will crucify you.
Ha Ha at Ri-Ra in Arlington will not have any hippies (little know fact that Virginia has no hippies of any kind–Patton Oswalt led them all into the Bay in 1998…) but it will have loud Virginians eating and some great local comics so perhaps that is almost as good.
There are these two awesome combined events on H St. One is a Cheeseburger Festival and the afterparty involves 70s video and music classics and dancing. Neither one has anything to do with Comedy. I just totally spaced out there for a second. Sorry.
WEIRD AL YANKOVIC is still the best parodist in the business. He’s like They Might Be Giants plus Frank Zappa plus Hilarious. You know he’ll never sell out to the man either!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18vzLo3sKJg
The legend rolls into town for two shows at the Warner Theater and it would be wicked bad karma to miss it, brother bear.
Nick Griffin is at the Drafthouse (Friday/Saturday night), proving that handsome duders can be as funny as unwashed losers (almost).
And Speakeasy has a Special Night of incredible storytelling gold for Father’s Day, at the inestimable Atlas Performing Arts center. If your father was alive in the 60s, he’s probably too brain-dead to understand that every story is accusing him of something horrible, so bring him along!
Did you know about the packed and exciting open mic every Saturday at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse Grill next door to the theater? This can be either be packed with curious tipsy moviegoers or somewhat bereft of actual audience members, but either way so many comics show up the stage ends up with more variety than a Ween concert. Yes I said it–Ween is a Hippie band. Deal with it nerds.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE9iYlNYPFY
I mean if he’s a white person it’s guaranteed at least one of the comedians will point him out and emasculate him in some fashion, which will serve him right for not letting you go see the Dead when you were 12 and grounding you for pinching his stash. WHO’S LAUGHING NOW FATHER? Yes, the Island People are. Ha ha ha mon!
In other news:
Looks like Orbit Gum stepped in to save Arrested Development at the last minute! Or, something.
Someone with showtime write in the comments or email me about whether this comedian documentary was any good. The clips are fair-to-middlingly interesting.
DL Hughley’s cleverness and everyday people’s complete ignorance of game theory mean this new game show is going be supergroovy.
Speaking of groovy shows, the puppets are back!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5cNdLtVYtA&feature=player_embedded
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