Taylor Williamson Loves Facebook Game Requests

Categories: Q&As, comedy

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I cried a lot and watched Anderson Cooper.
[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.]

Long before Taylor Williamson gave the country laughs galore, he put in his time crafting his unique, thoughtful, and somewhat quirky brand of comedy. Fortunately, his timing was off the charts when he arrived on the America's Got Talent stage and what he left with was an audience base one could never imagine. There's a reason Williamson was adored on AGT and you'll surely be feeling the love when he graces the Irvine Improv for one night only on March 26th. Last time he was in town we got to know him professionally with a straight up Q&A so this time around, we decided to dig a little deeper one of our favorite ways, Quick Questions.

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Pablo Francisco's Comedy Gets Even More Animated

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I guess it's better to be a comic than a rock star.
Comedian Pablo Francisco is a fascinating cat because you never know what's going to come out of his mouth when you see him live and yet, you always know that you'll be left with laughter cramps that hurt so good. From start to finish, he slays with impressions, insane characters, unbelievable sound effects, points out the ridiculousness of widespread topics, and to label him as "high energy" would be a severe understatement. It's because of all of the before mentioned that the house is never not packed when he's in town so heads up, Pablo will be at the Irvine Improv this Thursday through Sunday so you might want to get a jump on grabbing your tickets. Another heads up, we heard he has an upcoming special he'll soon be taping filled with hilarious new material so we in turn called him up to ask all about it.


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

Categories: TV, Twitter, comedy

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You're about to get bashed, boyfriend.
Most of us (over the age of 17) have been talking shit for years about Justin Bieber due to his over publicized bad choices, frequent run-ins with the law, and rebellious lifestyle that supplies stories that ultimately write themselves. And while we could personally do without hearing so much about the Biebs, Comedy Central had a much different idea. On March 30th, some of the best in the biz have been tapped to rip this asshole a second one for the whole world to see on the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber. At first glance, the list of guest speakers on the dais looks promising--Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, Natasha Leggero, Pete Davidson, Jeffrey Ross, Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart, Ludacris, and Shaquille O'Neal. However, we noticed one glaring omission...

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Darren Carter Proves That Good Comedy is Hereditary

Categories: comedy

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Darren Carter
If your bag is being fully entertained by a comic that kills it with impersonations and sound effects galore, have we got news for you. Darren Carter is precisely just that and what he's delivering to the table, you're going to want seconds and thirds of. You won't have to wait long either because Carter is bringing his vivacious persona blended with spot-on imitations, topical hilarity, and sheer ability to get the "party started" to the Irvine Improv this Wednesday night. And before you get your tickets to end your hump day off on the perfect note, we talked to him about his borderline obsession with @Midnight tweets, entertaining people of all ages, and how the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to his hilarious son.

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Comedian Joe Sib Likes Coors Light. Enough Said.

Categories: Q&As, comedy

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Do you really think that my last name only has three letters?
[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.]

Because being the owner of SideOneDummy Records (who's celebrating its 20th anniversary this year) just isn't enough, Joe Sib decided to get his rocks off by jumping into the realm of stand-up comedy. His passion for the craft has clearly been noticed as he's been tapped to perform at clubs all over the country but most importantly, all over OC and LA. Setting aside Joe's punk rock roots, he's also a total mash up of engaging material performed with insane energy and on March 10th, you can see him for yourself on stage serving up a side of funny at La Cave in Costa Mesa. Before you head out for that much needed night of laughs, we rocked his world with a few of our favorite "quick questions."


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KROQ April Foolishness 2015 Line-Up Announced

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Tenacious D
Tom Petty said "waiting is the hardest part" and he wasn't wrong. But now, the wait is over on this year's roster for KROQ's 7th annual April Foolishness. Announced early this morning on the Kevin & Bean show, we're here to break the better than good news to you in case you didn't have the pleasure of waking up way too early to hear about it yourself. Yeah, we're total sweethearts but truthfully, we're not even half as sweet as the news we heard about this big event.

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Come Check Out the Oscars of OC Comedy

Categories: Awards, comedy

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Despite what most of the outside world's perception of Orange County, we're not all dry and boring out here, and some of us are even funny on purpose. We've cultivated a sweet crop of comics behind the curtain and The 2015 Orange County Standup Awards is putting them in the well-deserved spotlight for the second year in a row.

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The 2015 Oscars Bored Twitter to Death

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No, no, NOOOOOO!!!
Last night the 87th Academy Awards was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris (and can it be the last time pretty please?) and in case you missed out, the viewers were treated to a Tony Awards style entrance, brief nudity (we wish we could unsee), a lot of fucking with Octavia Spencer, and a ton of "jokes" that clearly needed to be rewritten if they were going to get real laughs instead of forced ones.


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Sharknado Gets the Rifftrax Treatment and We Got Your Playlist

Categories: comedy

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Sharknado is Here, and It's Funnier!
It's a big day for fans of movies about giant tornados filled with sharks and the hilarious riffers who mock them as Rifftrax releases their special live-riffing of Sharknado through their video on demand service at Rifftrax.com . While you've undoubtably heard of the SyFy Original Movie from its ubiquity on social media and subsequent Oscar snubbing, we at the Weekly agree the optimal way to experience the film is through seeing Mystery Science Theater 3000 alumni Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett crack wise at the film in front of a capacity crowd.

To get you in the mood for the finest movie riffing this side of regenerating teeth, we're presenting our Sharknado Playlist, a few songs to get you in the proper mood for seeing a film about a natural disaster with regenerating teeth.


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Sam Tripoli is His Phone's Bitch

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I can't believe it's 2015 and we're still pooping.
[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.]

This February 14th, try swapping out that overpriced romantic dinner for two crap and instead, get in the mood with a night filled with total debauchery at The Naughty Show presents: Sam Tripoli's Naughty Valentine's Day. On Saturday night you can release your wild side at Harvelle's in Long Beach at The Naughty Show that consistently kills it by giving you tons of eye and ear candy with a mix of fantastic comics, sexy pole and burlesque dancers, adult film stars, and of course, plenty of audience participation. Before you switch it up and skip the nice and go straight for the naughty this Valentine's Day, we ripped into Sam for our favorite type of randomness, "Quick Questions."


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