Jim Breuer Offers up a Tsunami of Entertainment

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Gregory Pallante
I spent three paychecks on those stupid things.
Jim Breuer might have tamed his language a bit but the comedy hasn't settled down in the least. This May 21st through 23rd (Thursday through Saturday) Breuer will be shaking up the Irvine Improv and because in rock you gotta hit it two times, you can also see the premiere of his new comedy special "Comic Frenzy" May 29th on EPIX. Breuer has been good to us over here at the Weekly with past Q&A's and listing out head banging songs so this time around when we talked to him, we got the details of his upcoming gigs (because we're professional) and then went off the rails with a crazy train of randomness. (Apologizes to Mr. Breuer for that awful metaphor.)


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Funniest Tweets from the 2015 Billboard Music Awards

Categories: LOL, Twitter, comedy

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WWNMD?
"Live" from Las Vegas and co-hosted by Ludacris and one of our favorite people in life and on Twitter (fall back haters) Chrissy Teigen, the 2015 Billboard Music Awards were once again shown to the west coast THREE HOURS LATE. And no, we won't stop bitching about it until we are on an even playing field with the east coast. Work it out. OK, venting aside. Missing the Mad Men finale meant that you got to see David Lee Roth's happy face along with Van Halen, Taylor Swift winning a shit ton of awards and "stepping out" with Calvin Harris, Mariah Carey probably regretting not jumping on the lip-sync train, Kanye's over editing because ohhh what will Kanye say next, ohhhh he's sooooo scary, and a Simple Minds/Breakfast Club tribute to make your parents (and some of us) feel like they belong.

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Rick Shapiro Really Needs His Own Reality Show

Categories: comedy

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Are you going to touch me with your dick or not?
It takes survival instincts to endure in the world of stand-up comedy. In the case of comedian, actor, and writer Rick Shapiro, he's a survivor and then some. The best part about Rick is nothing is off limits when it comes to his material, not even the most difficult chapters in his life. Turning negatives into positives, this ex-addict now lives a sober life, he regained his humor after a memory erasing car accident, and in 2013 Shapiro was diagnosed with Parkinson's and actively supports the cause through shows and merchandise. That's a lot of curveballs for one man to withstand but Shapiro continues to push on and when you see him on this season of Maron on IFC, it's clear that he's sharper and wilder than ever. After an overly excited chance meeting with Rick, we locked him down to ask about his role on Maron, words offending, and about his own reality.


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Jason Collings Is Not a Fan Of Your Food Porn

Categories: Q&As, comedy

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Matt Misisco Studios
What a weird way to live.
[Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.]

It seems like everyone is in a rush these days and when it comes to having an actual conversation, many of us choose to make it a quickie. OK, that may have come out all wrong but you get what we're saying. What won't be coming out wrong is the masterfully crafted words in joke form that will be flowing from Jason Collings mouth on May 13th when he hits the stage at Gaslamp in Long Beach. Before you head out to his show this Wednesday, we wanted to get you familiar with the man behind the humor so we blasted his dome with utter randomness via "Quick Questions." And just as we suspected, he didn't miss a beat.

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The New Hamburglar Feels the Wrath of Twitter

Categories: Twitter, comedy

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I got your beef right here.
You're really gonna want to "hide yo kids, hide yo wife" on this one, because yesterday McDonald's revealed that one of their M.I.A. mascot's, the Hamburglar, received a makeover. And damn, what a makeover it is! The jury is apparently still out on whether he's sporting Nike Flystepper's or Air Yeezys (we see you 'Burglar!) but either way, we don't care. We're co-signing with Mickey D's choice because this new Hamburglar is certainly a sexy improvement.

Of course social media wasn't silent about voicing their opinions either and exploded when the pic of this steamy beefcake burglar hit the web. When it did, we focused our attention towards some funny mofos to provide a bit of entertainment and what we found was a mixed bag when it came to this thief of beef. While 2015 Hamburglar was busy stealing hearts, others were hating on his new hipster-ish look. Love it, leave it, or who gives a fuck either way, Twitter burned up the trending topic and since we figured everyone could use an almost the end of the week laugh, we grabbed some of our favorites.

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Rita Rudner Makes Her Next Gig Family Affair

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It's all kind of a mess and then it just comes together.
Back in the 80's when a ton of female comedians weren't necessarily in the spotlight, Rita Rudner was and she was blazing trails. Her gift of delivering clever quips in a sweet demeanor while somehow being a bit self-depreciating can't be duplicated and even now, this stylish and classy funny gal hasn't slowed down a bit. These days Rita hits the stage mostly in Las Vegas but this Sunday (May 10th) as a special Mother's Day treat, she'll be in beautiful Dana Point hosting the StillWater Showcase featuring five of OC's best young musical performers. Before you award yourself with an evening of discovering new talent along with being entertained by the great Rita Rudner, we talked to her about the showcase, her writing style, her thoughts on Twitter, and even got a bit of love advice.

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Jodi Miller on Coque, Sugar Pouring, and Empire

Categories: Q&As, comedy

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@Lanieadcomic
I just wanted to hear people talk about cock.
[Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.]

Jodi Miller was ripping up the comedy scene on and off stage long before we put her on our "Comics to Watch Out For" list in 2014 and a year later, her drive still hasn't run out of gas. Coincidentally, since no one has ever said that April 30th isn't a holiday, you can get out and celebrate "Four Tre Zero" at the Gaslamp in Long Beach with Jodi! (See what we did there?) In a world full of "hurry up" and in preparation of getting away from the house on a Thursday, we hammered out a quick read for you by throwing our Quick Questions at Jodi and oh my god Becky, after you read this (and then see her), you're going to love her like we do.

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Comedian Rod Man Knows a Thing or Two About Being Subjective.

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You never know how you're being received.
Put in your time, hustle hard, promote endlessly, and pray to be noticed are some of the basics when it comes to "making it" in stand-up. Oh, and a little TV face time doesn't hurt either. Rod Man practiced all of that for 20 years and got huge recognition by nailing down the big win on season eight of Last Comic Standing. If you liked him on the tube, you'll love him live when he takes his talents to the Brea Improv this Friday through Sunday. Before he hits Orange County this weekend, we hit him up to find out where his head was during the taping of the show, to see what he did with that glorious prize money, and to get his thoughts on the current state of comedy.

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Kevin & Bean's April Foolishness - Shrine Auditorium - April 4, 2015

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Christopher Victorio
Kevin & Bean's 7th annual April Foolishness show played out at the Shrine Auditorium for the second year in a row with all of the proceeds being donated to Fisher House and Cedars-Sinai NICU. Okay, now that we have those details out of the way, let's break down the show because it was phenomenal once again.

The doors of the Shrine opened at 6p.m. and with the show starting at 8p.m., everyone was good and saucy when Mike Relm got on the turntables to mix extraordinary music with video clips. Of course putting up his tribute to "School of Rock" was the biggest crowd pleaser because, well, Tenacious D. Honestly though, we sense he could've put up a video of a gal barfing and mixed it to music and people would've loved it. Oh wait, he did. Mike Relm is a god damn wizard.


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The Best Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber Tweets

Categories: LOL, Twitter, comedy

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A suited and booted Justin Bieber literally dropped in and took his seat while Kevin Hart took to the stage as "host master" for the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber. We for one couldn't wait for that little shit to get pulled apart. (Bieber, not Kevin.) Hart dug in quickly on Justin being a hermaphrodite, failing as a gangster, bringing up his (many) mistakes, and even let JB's manager Scooter Braun have it for being a pedo. Justin took his beating like a champ and the beating didn't end there as Jeff Ross, Ludacris, Hannibal Burress, Natasha Leggero, Pete Davison, Martha Stewart, Chris D'Elia, Snoop Dogg, Shaq, and surprise guest Ron Burgundy all took their turns slamming him with jokes that would make your mama cry. Like, a lot.

See also: Why Isn't Iron Sheik Roasting Justin Bieber's Tiny Balls on Comedy Central?

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