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Alternative Comedy

ReThink Interview: Eddie Pepitone and Steven Feinartz of The Bitter Buddha

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.27.2013 | Comedy
Jonathan Kim

Steven Feinartz's documentary The Bitter Buddha follows Eddie Pepitone through his everyday life as well as to shows as he tries to improve his act. I spoke with Feinartz and Pepitone about where Eddie's comedy comes from, the role of comedian as truth teller, and a lot more.

ReThink Review: The Bitter Buddha - Rage, Peace, and Laughs

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.21.2013 | Comedy
Jonathan Kim

With the rise of more confessional, experimental, and storytelling styles in the exploding category of alternative standup comedy, it seems that the angry comic has largely been left by the wayside. But comedian Eddie Pepitone clearly never received that note.

Hand-to-Hand: Comedy and Combat

Beth Lapides | Posted 03.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Beth Lapides

The Pentagon just announced it's lifting the ban on woman going to the front lines and engaging in hand-to-hand combat. I know this is something that's supposedly good for women, but it's something I have mixed feeling about. Oddly, one of those feelings is gratitude.

The Benefits of 15-Hour Naps

Jake Martin | Posted 10.10.2012 | Home
Jake Martin

The only thing I can picture in my head when I think of "edgy Jesuit" is a priest in cassock wearing high top sneakers shooting hoops with the kids and reciting lyrics from Will Smith songs.

When Even Amazon Won't Sell Your Films

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 09.12.2012 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

Just completing a film and making it available in a releasable form is an Herculean task that represents countless struggles from the beginning of the project. But what happens when you cannot even get your modest masterpiece out on the open marketplace?

Alt Comic Vs. Club Comic: The New Bloods Vs. Crips?

Phoebe Robinson | Posted 06.26.2012 | Comedy
Phoebe Robinson

If comics spend all their time and energy fighting over who's right, they're going to miss out on what's right. And what's right is being funny, something that people forget is completely subjective.

Comedians Making Their Own Way in Era of Do-It-Yourself Comedy

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 06.18.2012 | Comedy
Eric Schmeltzer

Technology is allowing comedians with a different voice to do an end-around the traditional path of comedic success that many of their counterparts take.

LISTEN: Bill Burr's AMAZING Rant On 'Nerds' In Comedy

Posted 03.28.2012 | Comedy

Stand-up veteran Bill Burr went on a six-minute tirade against the rise of nerds, specifically neo-geek comedians, on "Monday Morning Podcast." Singli...

WATCH: SXSW Interview With Filmmakers Behind New Comedy Documentary

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

"Tell Your Friends!", a new documentary that promises to show why alternative is the mainstream in comedy, screened Thursday night during South By Sou...

WATCH: Trailer For 'Tell Your Friends' Featuring Garofalo, Maron & More

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

If you're a fan of comedy you've probably heard the phrase "alternative comedy" thrown around, but maybe you've never known exactly what that's suppos...