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Win Tickets to Sinbad at the Apollo!

Win tickets to Sinbad the Apollo on Friday, Jan 17!
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Hey folks, want to see Sinbad at the legendary Apollo Theater on Friday night? If you said “Yes,” then you’ll be happy to hear that I’m giving away some tickets! This is a short fuse contest everyone, so if you’re interested and want to go, please enter right away. Contest ends tonight (Jan 16) at midnight ET, winners will be notified first thing tomorrow morning. Fill out the contest entry form after the jump, good luck! Also, if you’re interested in buying tickets to the show, you can get two for $25 if you click this link and use the password Sinbad.

Contest entry form and more Sinbad tour dates after the jump.

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4th of July Weekend Super Comedy Giveaway

So it’s not the 4th of July anymore and it’s barely still the weekend, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to give away some killer comedy CDs and DVDs. Take a look at the awesome comedy prize pack I’m giving away to one lucky Bumpershine reader:

Bob Saget – That’s What I’m Talkin’ About
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In That’s What I’m Talkin’ About, Bob Saget takes to the stage with a song in his heart: a filthy, filthy song. In the CD/DVD/Download to be released by New Wave Dynamics on July 16th, Saget lets loose and once again embraces his dark side. He tells his newest jokes and shares stories of his dad – the guy who made him like this. He also pulls out a guitar for several songs they would have never played on “Full House,” but will have you rolling in the aisles. The special premiered on SHOWTIME in May and was recorded at the Moore Theatre in Seattle.

Bob Saget will be appearing at the Bowery Ballroom and the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Jul 20 (early/late).

Anthony Jeselnik – Caligula
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As everyone’s favorite dark prince of comedy, Anthony Jeselnik obliterates subjects no one else jokes about and most people don’t even talk about. In front of a live audience at the legendary Vic Theatre in Chicago, Jeselnik doesn’t hold back, covering every taboo topic imaginable, and then some.

Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula extended and uncensored DVD includes Jeselnik’s uncut performances from the “Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump,” the “Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen,” and the “Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne.”

Kevin Nealon – Whelmed…But Not Overly
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In his most recent stand-up special, which premiered on SHOWTIME last year, Kevin Nealon delivers laughs to an enthusiastic Denver, Colorado audience. In Whelmed…But Not Overly, Nealon delivers the laughs in his jazzy cool style. He’s like a big kid as he delights in stories of messing with celebrities, embarrassing moments, and the fear that people won’t get the joke… you know, what with the economy and everything. He performs stand-up all over the country and continues to appear in film and TV.

Brian Posehn – The Fartist
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Comedian and actor Brian Posehn is banging his head to the beat of being a Dad in his most recent stand-up special, The Fartist. The one-hour special, which premiered on Netflix earlier this year and was directed by Jay Chapman, was released on DVD and CD by New Wave Dynamics on June 25, 2013.

In The Fartist, Posehn raises the questions every parent needs to ask, such as when’s the right time to tell your kid about Star Wars, or how much should you tip a stripper?

Posehn, one of the most distinctive voices (and faces) in comedy today, has appeared in or written for countless film and TV projects that riff on his angry heavy metal nerd character. He’s appeared in The Sarah Silverman Program, Just Shoot Me and Five Year Engagement; written for Mr. Show, Human Giant, and Metalocalypse; and made himself one of America’s major funny men.

Chris Hardwick – Mandroid
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The Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick, celebrates all things nerdy in Mandroid, his first Comedy Central special. Hipsters beware: there is no irony in Chris’s affinity for Captain Picard, Comic-Con and the Atari 2600. Mandroid features candid comedy tales that cover virginity, chess club, shark vaginas, awkward childhood, awkward adulthood (which in this case is an extension of awkward childhood) and a myriad of other topics which may or may not include Quidditch. This extended and uncensored DVD is a wonderland of discovery, and if you take but on like lesson from it, let it be, “Don’t f**k animals.”

Trevor Moore – Drunk Texts To Myself
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Drunk Texts To Myself serves as the debut album of songs from Trevor Moore (a founding member of sketch troupe The Whitest Kids U’ Know). Utilizing genres from rap to metal and country to dub-step, Moore uses his signature comedic styling to explain the perils of child pop stardom and uncover the pope’s money-making potential, uncover the pope’s money-making potential, and prove that Tom Hanks is far from being the nicest guy in Hollywood. The deluxe digital version of Drunk Texts To Myself includes previously released videos for the “Founding Fathers Rap” and “The Pope Rap (Modern Day Profit).” The title track also features an appearance from comedian Reggie Watts.

If you’d like a chance to win a copy of this awesome comedy prize pack, please fill out the contest entry form after the jump. Contest ends on Sunday, July 14 at midnight ET. One entry per person, US residents only.

Contest entry form, Bob Saget, Chris Hardwick and Kevin Nealon tour dates after the jump.

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Win Tickets to Mike Birbiglia’s “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” at Carnegie Hall

Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend at Carnegie Hall (06/02/13)
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“Excuse me sir, how do you get to Carnegie Hall?”
“Practice.”

Mischa Elman

Hey folks, comedian Mike Birbiglia is wrapping up performances of his latest show, “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend,” with a feather capping, one night stand at NYC’s venerable Carnegie Hall on June 2 (Buy Tickets). For those of who may not be able to afford a trip to Carnegie Hall, I’m happy to be giving away two pairs of tickets to the show. Contest ends at midnight ET on May 27, winners will be notified on Tuesday, May 28, 1 entry per person. Fill out the contest entry form after the jump, good luck!

Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, written by and starring Mike Birbiglia, will have its final performance at the famed Carnegie Hall on June 2nd.

In Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, Mike shares a lifetime of romantic blunders and miscues that most adults would spend a lifetime trying to forget. On this painfully honest journey, Mike struggles to find reason in an area where it may be impossible to find—love.

Winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show and directed by Seth Barrish (Sleepwalk With Me, The Tricky Part, Old Wicked Songs), Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend marks Mike Birbiglia’s return to the New York stage after his highly-acclaimed Off-Broadway engagement Sleepwalk With Me, for which he was nominated for the Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle Awards.

Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend will now be performed for the final time at Carnegie Hall on June 2nd. The show has been performed nationally in more than 20 cities including an 81 performance run at the Barrow Street Theatre.

The show will also feature a special performance by Ira Glass and the Monica Bill Barnes & Company from their show, “One Radio Host, Two Dancers.”

My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend at Carnegie Hall contest entry form after the jump.

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Win A Copy of “Freeloaders” on DVD

Freeloaders
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Are comedies your thing? Were Beerfest and Super Troopers two of your favorite movies? If you answered “yes” to both of those questions, then you’ll probably be pleased to hear that I’m giving away a copy of Freeloaders on DVD. For those of you who may be a little more unfamiliar with the film, here’s what it’s all about:

A group of slackers living for free in a rock star’s mansion suddenly find their lives on easy street threatened when the musician decides to sell his pad. To stop the sale the gang comes up with a series of ludicrous and hilarious schemes to insure the house never sells. From the producers of Beerfest and Super Troopers, another hysterically funny comedy starring Olivia Munn, Dave Foley, Jane Seymour, Nat Faxon, Denise Richards, Josh Lawson, Zoe Boyle, Clifton Collins Jr., Kevin Sussman, Warren Hutchinson, Brit Morgan and featuring music by Adam Duritz (Counting Crows).

If you’d like a chance to win a copy of Freeloaders on DVD, please fill out the contest entry form after the jump. Contest ends on Wednesday, May 15 at midnight ET. One entry per person, US residents only.

Trailer and contest entry form after the jump.

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Win Tickets To Garfunkel and Oates at the Gramercy Theatre

Garfunkel & Oates
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I am very excited that the multi-talented Garfunkel & Oates are coming to the Gramercy Theatre on April 22 (Buy Tickets).

Garfunkel & Oates are a unique musical comedy duo comprised of actresses Kate Micucci (Raising Hope, Bored to Death) and Riki Lindhome (Enlightened, Fun Size, Last House on The Left). They’ve been featured in Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch and their very own HALF HOUR Special just premiered on Comedy Central. They’ve appeared on The Independent Spirit Awards, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Attack of the Show, Last Call with Carson Daily and their videos have been featured on CollegeHumor.com and FunnyorDie.com. Their album All Over Your Face was #1 on itunes comedy the week it was released and their NEW album Slippery When Moist was just released!

If you’d like a chance to win a pair of free tickets to Garfunkel & Oates at the Gramercy Theatre, then please fill out the contest entry form after the jump. Contest ends on Monday, April 15 at midnight ET. One entry per person, US residents only.

Video for “The College Try” and contest entry form after the jump.

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Win Kristen Schaal’s “Live at The Fillmore” on DVD

Kristen Schaal: Live At The Fillmore Extended And Uncensored DVD
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Actress, comedian and much missed fixture of the New York comedy scene, Kristen Schaal, had her very first one hour special premiere on Comedy Central last week. The extended and uncensored version is now also available on DVD.

Kristen Schaal unleashes her unique point of view and unconventional delivery upon San Francisco in the world premiere of her first original one-hour stand-up special, Kristen Schaal: Live at the Fillmore, debuting on Comedy Central on Monday, April 1 at midnight ET/PT. One of Rolling Stone’s “50 Funniest People Now,” Schaal is not afraid to go blue in front of a live audience at the historic San Francisco venue. She will talk about taints. She will perform her magician’s assistant audition and she will share personal insights and stories, all adding up to a hilarious hour of comedy.

While she told her longtime collaborator Kurt Braunholer that it “went badly,” I think most folks here will probably still get a kick out of it. If you’d like a chance at winning your very own copy of Kristen Schaal: Live At The Fillmore on DVD, fill out the contest entry form after the jump. Contest ends on Friday, April 15 at midnight ET. One entry per person, US residents only.

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Huey Lewis and The News Playing “Sports” at Irving Plaza, Win A Pair of Tickets

Huey Lewis and The News – Sports
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I may be dating myself, (OK, I’m definitely dating myself), but Huey Lewis and The NewsSports was probably the first cassette I ever bought with my own money. “I Want A New Drug,” “Heart and Soul,” “The Heart Of Rock And Roll,” “If This Is It,” and “Bad Is Bad” are songs that are all literally etched into my brain. On the charts for what seemed liked forever, Sports was one of the biggest blockbuster albums of 1983 and all of the 80’s. Given the album’s significance in the pop music history, it’s no surprise that Huey and the News have some big plans for its 30th Anniversary. In May, they’ll be releasing a digitally remastered 30th Anniversary edition of the album as well as heading out a special Sports tour. The Sports 30th Anniversary Tour will be stopping at Irving Plaza on May 13, 2013 and tickets are on sale now.

Huey Lewis & The News will bring their “SPORTS” 30th Anniversary show to Irving Plaza on May 13th, 2013. Fans will hear the band perform the songs from “Sports”, plus many other hits and surprises.

The band is running a special “Born In ’83 Get In Free” promotion. Once the show is on sale, the first 50 people who were born in 1983 who come to the box office with a valid driver’s license will receive a free ticket to the show.

About Huey Lewis & The News: 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of one the most influential and celebrated albums in pop / rock history. Peaking at #1 on the Billboard Charts, selling over 10 million copies worldwide, a Grammy Award, and a Diamond Award in Canada, “Sports” is the anthem of a generation. Huey Lewis and the News are releasing a special digitally remastered 30th Anniversary edition of the album, with live bonus tracks.

Huey Lewis and the News are: Huey Lewis (vocals and harmonic), Johnny Colla (saxophone, guitar and vocals), Bill Gibson (drums, percussion and vocals), Sean Hopper (keyboards and vocals), Stef Burns (guitars and vocals), John Pierce (bass), Marvin McFadden (trumpet), Rob Sudduth (tenor saxophone), Johnnie Bamont (baritone saxophone).

If you weren’t born in 1983 (well, even if you were, that’s fine) and you’d still like a chance to win a pair of free tickets to the May 13th Irving Plaza show, then you can fill out the contest entry form after the jump. Contest ends on Thursday, April 4 at midnight ET. One entry per person, US residents only.

More Huey Lewis and The News tour dates and contest entry form after the jump.

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Win A Copy of Eugene Mirman’s New Comedy Central Special

Eugene Mirman: An Evening of Comedy in a Fake, Underground Laboratory
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Ah, Eugene…

Popularly known as the voice of “Gene Belcher” on the animated comedy “Bob’s Burgers,” Eugene was named America’s #1 Noticer by Standup Magazine four years in a row (not true he made up that magazine). In his first one-hour Comedy Central special, Mirman tells stories, holds up pieces of paper, and gets people in the audience to pee on each other with a simple glance (this is the second and last lie). He doesn’t care what it says here and is wiggle wiggle poddle wee wee lollipop. “Your mind g-spot will love Eugene’s hour special!” Ronald Reagan, right before he died. [Amazon.com]

As you might have guessed by reading the above paragraph, Eugene Mirman has a new 1 hour comedy special, which came out this week on CD & DVD via Comedy Central Records. If you’d like to own your very own copy of Eugene Mirman: An Evening of Comedy in a Fake, Underground Laboratory, you could always go out and buy one, or possibly ask Eugene to give you one if you see him on 7th Ave, or you could head over to www.bumpershine.com/eugenemirman and try your luck at winning one. No purchase necessary. Contest ends on Feb 14 at 11:59 59 PM ET, 1 entry per person.

Eugene Mirman tour dates and video clip from Eugene’s special after the jump.

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Win “The Best Seats In The House” To Pete Holmes at The Gramercy Theater

Pete Holmes – Impregnated with Wonder
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Ex-New York comedian Pete Holmes is bringing his brand of goofy self-deprecating humor to the Gramercy Theatre on Friday, December 21. Some of you may have caught Pete last month when he brought a live version of his Maronesque “You Made It Weird” podcast to the Gramercy, this time around he’ll be showcasing an evening of all new stand-up comedy.

If you’d like to score the best seats in the house to Pete’s upcoming show at the Gramercy, then this is your lucky day! The venue just put a couch in the first row of the loge that holds up to four people and I’m giving those prime seats one lucky reader and up to three friends. To enter, fill out the contest entry form after the jump. Contest ends Dec 17 (Monday night) at midnight ET, winner will be notified Tuesday morning, 16+, 1 entry per person. (As a courtesy, please don’t enter if you’re not interested in going to the show.)

Contest entry form and Pete Holmes video after the jump.

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Win “Couch Seats” To Nick Kroll at The Gramercy Theater, The Kroll Show Coming To Comedy Central Soon

Nick Kroll at The Gramercy Theatre (11/29)
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Hey folks, the hilarious Nick Kroll will be appearing at The Gramercy Theatre this Thursday night (Nov 29) showcasing a new hour of standup comedy as well as clips from his new sketch comedy show, The Kroll Show. The Kroll Show is set to premiere on Comedy Central on January 16, 2013:

Kroll Show highlights Nick Kroll’s incredible ability to transform himself into hilarious characters, including many of his popular short-form favorites. Sketches include “The PubLIZity Girls,” with Kroll and Jenny Slate as publicists on the verge of a breakdown while arranging a swanky event for a client; an inappropriate basketball ref tries to hang out with the players after the game; Kroll and Jon Daly are a couple of “Rich Dicks” on the prowl and ready to party at a moment’s notice; also, Kroll’s popular character Fabrice Fabrice gives the word as the craft-service-provider-on-the-street. [comedycentral.com]

If you’d like to score the best seats in the house to Nick’s upcoming show at the Gramercy, then this is your lucky day! The venue just put a couch in the first row of the loge that holds up to four people and I’m giving those prime seats one lucky reader and up to three friends. To enter, fill out the contest entry form after the jump. Contest ends Nov 27 (Tuesday night) at midnight ET, winner will be notified Wednesday morning, 16+, 1 entry per person. (As a courtesy, please don’t enter if you’re not interested in going to the show.)

If you’re a comedy fan, Nick Kroll isn’t the only upcoming act at the Gramercy that you should check out, there’s a few other funny shows coming to the venue before the year is up.

Comedy at The Gramercy Theatre
11/29/12 Comedy Central Live presents Nick Kroll
12/14/12 The Dan Band
12/15/12 The Tenderloins Live Podcast with the stars of Impractical Jokers (early/late)
12/21/12 Pete Holmes (stand-up)

Kroll Show video, Nick Kroll tour dates, Pete Holmes tour dates, The Tenderloins tour dates, The Dan Band tour dates and Nick Kroll contest entry form after the jump.

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