This week, Comedy Central announced an upcoming show called The Comedians of Comedy, which will take viewers on the road with four of Comedy Central's most popular comedians: Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Maria Bamford and Zach Galifianakis.
The show follows the four on their recent multi-city rock club tour. From the press release:
"Viewers will see them both on stage and behind-the-scenes (in the van, the hotels, horsing around, trying out new material on each other, etc.)"
We sent our intern, Alvy Johnson, to the Comedians of Comedy show at Irving Plaza in New York a few weeks ago. Here she is with Maria Bamford:
Heartbroken by not being kidnapped, "Almost Famous"-style by the Comedians of Comedy, Alvy swallowed her pain and filed this report:
"I'm Alvy your friendly neighborhood intern. I interned at Comedy Central this summer and when I'm not IMing Trey Parker, trading witty barbs with Jon Stewart or racing swivel chairs with Paul Mooney I get to go to comedy events. I got the chance to see a taping of the Comedians of Comedy at Irving Plaza a few weeks ago.
Now who wants to touch me?
When I got this assignment I thought "I hope I don't suck. And if I do I hope I don't get caught."
The Comedians of Comedy, Maria Bamford, Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn were in full form. Zach played piano and mused "Is the 'Amazing Race' about White people?" Patton made sure to do some of his fans favorite bits including "Nick Nolte". Score. Brian compared the new Star Wars movies to being molested by your uncle while you're an adult. The Special guests included Jon Glaser and Jon Benjamin as the Fuh-get-a-buddies. Friggin' unbuhlievable! I can't wait to see the behind-the-scenes stuff from the tour bus."
Along with comedy fans everywhere, we're pretty excited about this particular show. In fact, if we were the type of website to say "stoked", we would say we were "stoked." Oh, what the hell? We're stoked as can be. Here are some links to tide you over until The Comedians of Comedy premieres in early 2006:
Comedians of Comedy site
Patton Oswalt's Website
Maria Bamford's Website
Brian Posehn's Website
Zach Galifianakis's Website