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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Check It. Cinefamily's 2nd Annual Comedy Festival.

Happy June, BEATs! It's always tough coming back from a long weekend, especially with summer right at our fingertips, but thankfully, the never-disappointing Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre has just what we need: comedy. Enter the Cinefamily's 2nd Annual Comedy Festival.

The month-long fest is the perfect way to usher in the summer season, complete with awesome special events and even some big-name guest star appearances. This week kicks off with a three-day 'The Mighty Boosh' extravaganza, with appearances by one of the hilarious British TV show's regulars, Rich Fulcher (see his reel above), in his new role as Eleanor the Tour Whore (that says it all, doesn't it?), and a screening of the Boosh tour documentary Journey of the Childmen.

Later in the month, you can catch tributes to the great Fred Willard (with an appearance by Willard himself), National Lampoon's 40th anniversary and Cheech and Chong. There'll also be screenings of classic comedic moments, like shorts from Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, and The Heartbreak Kid (not the Ben Stiller version, of course). "The Other Network" night promises legendary and rare unaired pilots by Conan O'Brien and Judd Apatow.

As always, you can (and should) buy tickets for these screenings and events beforehand. Summer is upon us--get laughing!

The Silent Movie Theatre is located at 611 N. Fairfax Ave. near Mid-City.

-- Chau Tu

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