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Posts Tagged ‘Bill Burr’

Westwood One Founder’s New Division Puts Podcasts on the Launchpad

Norm Pattiz’s Courtside Entertainment Group is getting into the podcast business.

Per an announcement today, Pattiz has partnered with Kit Gray to form new division Launchpad Digital Media. It’s set up essentially as a podcast syndicator and, thanks to Gray, counts most of the genre’s marquee Socal gabbers. From today’s release:

The Launchpad platform includes some of the biggest names in digital entertainment including Adam Carolla, Bill Burr, CBS News, Afterbuzz TV with Maria Menounos, Jay Mohr, Dr. Drew, Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist), Mark Maron, Mark & Lynda, Brian & Jill and Penn Jillette. Launchpad will also be home to the Sideshow Network, The Fake Mustache Network, Riotcast Network, Splitsider Network and the Toad Hop Network making Launchpad one of the industry’s largest players.

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Travel Writing

Travel WritingStarting September 23, learn how to turn your travel stories into published essays and articles! Taught by a former Vanity Fair staff writer, James Sturz will teach you how to report, interview, and find sources, discover story ideas and pitch them successfully, and understand what travel editors look for in a story. Register now! 

826LA Benefit Comedy Show

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It’s 826LA’s Fall-Time Yuk-Fest

“Insightful Comedy and Dogs on Tightropes”

Performing are Tim & Eric, Janeane Garofalo, Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Pardo, Bill Burr, Al Madrigal, Bob Moore‘s Amazing Mongrels and special guests.

The show will be at The Avalon Hollywood, Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 9:00 PM (Doors open at 8:00 PM) 1735 Vine Street (between Hollywood and Yucca Streets), Los Angeles, CA

Tickets: $25 VIP tickets: $75, includes gift bag, Premium, table tickets: $250-$5000. Tickets available through Wantickets

Adults only (18 and over)

What exactly does your hard earned cash go towards? They explained it to us:

All proceeds go toward 826LA’s free student programming.

826LA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.