by Mike Henneberger
Sure, on a typical weekend on the streets of New York City, you’ll see more than your fair share of colorful characters dressed in what may look like costumes, spouting off in languages that seem to be from another planet. But this weekend this fine island of mixed nuts is getting a little nuttier. And no, I’m not referring to Occupy Wall Street. I’m talking about the 2011 New York Comic Con. And since there’s absolutely nothing funny about grown men and women dressing up like Admiral Akbar and Princess Toadstool, Comedy Central and friends will be bringing you plenty to laugh at.
Today, you can catch exclusive South Park footage at the Comedy Central showcase, where you’ll also have a chance to win exclusive South Park memorabilia. NYCC is also the place to be to see the unveiling of the new South Park video game.
Tomorrow, The Daily Show’s Senior Women’s Correspondent, Kristen Schaal, will be performing stand-up on Tell All Your Friends! The Live Show! If you can’t make the live show, you can see Schaal and Comedy Central’s Hot List comic Reggie Watts in Tell All Your Friends! The Concert Film! Schaal will also be joining her The Heart, She Holler co-star, Patton Oswalt—whose latest stand up album Finest Hour was released last month on Comedy Central Records—on Saturday’s Adult Swim: The Heart, She Holler panel.
Another member of The Best F#@cking News Team Ever, Jason Jones, will also be geeking out at Comic Con this weekend as he joins a panel on Sunday to discuss Geek Parenting: Raising Kids in Our Own Geeky Image. Also on Sunday, H. Jon Benjamin, the man who …Has A Van, will be moderating IFC’s Portlandia and the Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret panel.
New York Comic Con is going on October 13-16. Follow MTV Geek to get more info on things that are geekier than comedy (yes, such things exist!), like when Mike Judge and Luke Wilson will sit down with MTV to talk about Beavis and Butthead and when the king of comics, Stan Lee, will join them to discuss The Seekers.
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