Jimmie Walker Gets Jazzy

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That's what friends are for.
Jimmie Walker is the man in more ways than one and while it'd be easy to say he was "dy-no-mite," we actually think he's more like dyno-mighty. Mighty funny, mighty talented, and mighty inspirational when it comes to his comedic craft. Something else that's pretty cool about him is that he's pairing up for an incredible night that won't be filled with just laughs, there'll be music as well. You can get in on the good times Wednesday August 26th at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa and because JJ will be in town for one night only and we couldn't pass up the chance to talk to him, we engaged him in a little waxing on his career, both past and present.

OC Weekly (Ali Lerman): I wanted to know how you felt about Letterman's show ending because I know you have a pretty long history with him.

Jimmie Walker: It was bittersweet for me. I'm very happy for Dave, he wanted out. He felt like he had done everything he could in late night. But also, I was very un-happy for myself because it is the end of my late career for a while because there are no shows for me to be on.


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Getting Rando With Ralphie May

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Chris Victorio
My sauce is the truth!
We love us some Ralphie May over here at the Weekly and by the way he sells whenever he's in town, we know OC feels the same. If you're the type that never gets your panties in a bunch, you're in for a great time when May hits the Irvine Improv tonight, August 13th through 16th. And if you haven't had the chance to see him live yet, WTF is wrong with you?! He's crazy fantastic! Grab your tickets NOW! (Apologies for yelling.) Before the big weekend kicks off and since we've done so much with him over the years press wise, this time we decided to keep it casual and kick it random style with Ralphie to see where it led us. Spoiler alert: It led us into random fits of laughter. Hey, the man is good.

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Justin Wood Will Rock Your Comedy Body

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There's only one Justin Timberlake.
Good deeds don't go unnoticed and in our eyes, there is no better deed then serving our country. Justin Wood did just that with the US Army and even though technically his time in the military is over, it would seem that he can't stop serving. Case in point, he's taking part in the 4th annual Luispalooza Festival August 15th where proceeds will benefit Veterans suffering from PTSD at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. And even though LA is technically out of our fare OC, we wanted to do some good too by highlighting this event so we hit up Justin to combat a round of Quick Questions.

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Mitch Fatel Has No Respect For Dicks.

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My dick is about to fall off.
Some people talk under their breath and they're considered assholes. And then there are a few people that can talk under their breath in a funny way and those peeps are considered, hilarious. See also: Mitch Fatel. This New York comedian has the sexy snark on lock all delivered with a charming innocence and a twinkle in those eyes that you can't help but love. We know a thing or two about the "love" portion when it comes to Fatel so when we heard he was headlining the Ontario Improv August 6th through 9th, our (cold) hearts bursted knowing we'd get the chance to talk to that magical mofo. And since we know Fatel stays busy, we didn't waste any time with throwing out some of our favorite "quick questions" his way to see how he'd fare. And fair enough, his wit stayed ready.


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Nadia G is Causing a Riot With Food, Comedy and Punk Rock

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Jose Rodriguez
I can't make any promises about the sticky fingers.
Bad ass babe Nadia G is somewhat of a super woman due to the many avenues she occupies while wearing heels to die for. Some of the powers she's mastered include putting it down in the kitchen, rocking a stage, and kicking some jokes around, but now, she's adding another one: Festival superstar. The first ever Riot Grill is popping its cherry August 7th at The Regent with an all grrrl lineup that includes Babes in Toyland, Le Butcherettes, Slutever, and The Menstruators. It will also be hosted by comedian Sara Schaefer and will feature a pop up by Nadia G's Bitchin Kitchen. Sounds like crazy fun right? We were super pumped to get on Nadia's level for a chat and since we've talked with her before, we decided to make it completely rando this time because we remember a thing or two about how she rolls. And rocks. Effortlessly.

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Bobby Kelly Knows a Thing (or a Million) About Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

Categories: Q&As, TV, comedy

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I didn't even need to audition, that was crazy.
Fresh off the success of his special "Live at the Village Underground," comedian Robert Kelly is making big moves and stirring all kinds of pots. (Calm down, it's not a "food in a pot" fat joke.) And just when you wanted more of Bobby (of course you did), you'll be getting it Thursday nights when he plays "Bam Bam" the drummer extraordinaire for "The Heathens" on Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll on FX. And if you think that living the lifestyle of a comic differs from a "rock and roll lifestyle," well, you'd be wrong but don't be too hard on yourself! We didn't really realize it either until Kelly rang us up at 3:30am proving that at least the hours they keep are quite similar. Oddly enough, ours are too. On his way to do press, Bobby agreed to give us some comedic press relief about his new gig with an impromptu Q&A about the show straight from the airport. Talk about a multitasker!

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Funny or Die's "Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival" Irvine Line-up Announced

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The Roast Master is in the house!
The good times are about to roll once again so grab your sunscreen and beer money because yesterday Funny or Die announced a list of dates and full line-up for their third annual Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. This year's event is co-headlined by Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer, and depending on the location, your funny bone will be further tickled by a rotating line-up of major players like Nick Kroll, Jim Norton, Michael Che, Dave Attell, Tim Minchin, Rachel Feinstein, and OMG so many more!

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Jay Mohr on Google, Probiotics, and Ellen

Categories: LOL, Q&As, comedy

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As a kid I was into the monster family with Count Chocula and Boo Berry.
We rarely say no when it comes to a good cause and when you can do something that helps a cause that in turn causes you to feel good, we're first in line. 'Cause that's how we roll. This Thursday (July 9th) at the Brea Improv is your chance to see an incredible show that includes Jay Mohr, Christopher Titus, Dean Delray, and is hosted by Patrick Fowler. As if that weren't enough, the proceeds for this extraordinary night will be going to F*CK Cancer. Since Jay Mohr often takes to Twitter to answer fan questions, we decided to hit him with a few of our own in a lightning round of "Quick Questions" before the big event goes down.

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Comedy and Military Collide When PJ Walsh Takes on American Ninja Warrior

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I work best when I am doing something for a good cause.
It takes bravery, skill, endurance, and the right mindset to represent for our country and oddly enough, the same could be said for comedy. Well, maybe if your name is PJ Walsh. This U.S. Navy veteran and stand-up comic houses all of those qualities and then some and on Monday July 6th, he'll be flexing his talents (or, attempting to) along with other members of the U.S. military on a special episode of American Ninja Warrior.

Paying tribute to our brothers and sisters in arms is important because we owe so much to these heroes that protect us and the ones we love. The team over on American Ninja Warrior concurs and figured out a fun way to show them some love by sending them off to battle...on their obstacle course. We talked to PJ before the episode airs to find out how rigorous the training process was, how it was working with his best friend (and co-host of ANW) Matt Iseman, and to see how the experience changed him for the better.

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Lisa Lampanelli Gives Us a Little Relationship Therapy

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I'm really lucky that people get it.
Hold the phones people because your plans for Friday night have just been made! The Queen Lisa Lampanelli has a brand new special called "Back to the Drawing Board" and it's premiering June 26th on EPIX. Bringing her signature sharp tongue to the stage for raunch filled banter and racial insults galore, she's also killing it with truths about her recent divorce, weight loss, and dating at this juncture in her life. Since she gives so much of her real self in the new special, we wanted to hear a little more about her new path to see if we could apply it to our own lives. Turns out, LL is pretty great at giving advice and we ended up getting somewhat of a free therapy session...and maybe you will too.


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