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Jash Announces Inaugural Comedy Festival Featuring Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera And More

Digital comedy collective Jash is taking its unique stylings offscreen for the inaugural JashFesht -- a two-day gathering taking place in Palm Springs, Calif., during the first weekend of April.

The event will comprise live comedy sets, musical performances, screenings and talent panels featuring Jash’s founders: Michael Cera, Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts and Tim & Eric.

In the digital world, Jash recently announced a pact to create original content for the Verizon streaming app Go90. Jash's upcoming real life festival will serve to premiere some of those new shows, including episodes of Pound House, starring Doug Lussenhop and Brent Weinbach, and Arkippiana from Ucb Founder Matt Besser.

The network, which was founded in 2013 to help comedians hone their digital strategies and also serves as a distribution platform for comedy content, describes Jashfesht as “a unique and historic gathering of the comedy community, creating a grassroots and experiential vibe,” according to a press release.
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Round-Up: Sundance 2016’s Midnight Shorts, Double Take’s Free Unotld, MST3K Livestream, Holiday Horror Sweaters, Voices From The Grave

Sundance Institute has revealed over 70 short films to premiere at Sundance 2016 Film Festival, which begins on January 21st. Also: details on Double Take's free Ultimate Night of the Living Dead comic, the Mystery Science Theater 3000 livestream, Fright Rags' holiday horror sweaters, and Voices from the Grave release details.

Sundance 2016's Midnight Shorts: Press Release: "Park City, Ut — Sundance Institute announced today its full lineup of 72 short films that will leave a lasting impact on audiences long after the lights go up at their screenings at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Sundance and Ogden, Utah. Among the short films the Festival has shown in recent years are World of Tomorrow, Whiplash, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom and Fishing Without Nets. This year’s short film lineup will include both a Midnight and a New Frontier section, tying into the Festival’s other programmatic strands.
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Jason Reitman, Sebastian Silva Films Among Sundance Short Film Selections

Jason Reitman, Sebastian Silva Films Among Sundance Short Film Selections
Sundance Institute has announced the full lineup of the 72 short films for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Jason Reitman and Bryce Dallas Howard are among those with short films at the festival. Howard’s “Solemates,” which also screened at the Palm Springs Short Film Festival, is told through the perspective of shoes, while Reitman’s docu short “Roast Battle” chronicles the Comedy Store event.

Nasty Baby” director Sebastian Silva and Canadian helmer Don McKellar are among other established filmmakers going the short route at this year’s fest.

The shorts selection has been home to several films that have had influential careers, including “World of Tomorrow,” “Whiplash,” “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” and “Fishing Without Nets.” This year’s lineup will include both a Midnight and New Frontier section, tying into the festival’s other programming.

“Our longstanding showcase of short films has become a home for audiences who love watching these rowdy,
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DVD Review: Comedy Central’s ‘Broad City: Season 1,’ ‘Kroll Show: Seasons 1 & 2’

Chicago – December has seen the release of two different Comedy Central shows finally arriving to DVD, “Broad City” and “Kroll Show.” Expressing their comedy in different formats, these shows from rising comedians Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer (“Broad City”) and Nick Kroll (“Kroll Show”) introduce a cable channel’s audience to new talent, while nonetheless presenting a distinct contrast in creativity.

Broad City: Season 1”

Executive produced by Amy Poehler, “Broad City” is a buddy comedy that settles for trying to own stale jokes, instead of tackling pot, potty, and penis humor with an ambition of reinvention. The series has a distinct inspiration from the urban Millenial hustle, but uses devices like crummy jobs and rare fancy dinners for flat followthrough; when Ilana and Abbi treat themselves to ritzy seafood for Abbi’s birthday, of course the shenanigans involve a secret shellfish allergy (as in season finale “The Last Supper”). Side
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