In one week, Comedy Central and Twitter will launch the first ever #ComedyFest, a five-day celebration of comedy taking place on Twitter and featuring Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Judd Apatow, Gabriel Iglesias, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, The Cast of RENO 911!, Amy Schumer, Jeff Ross, Doug Benson, Steve Agee, Paul Feig, Neal Brennan, Al Madrigal and many others!
The festival kicks off next Monday with the one and only Mel Brooks joining Twitter. His first tweet will be a live-stream of an event at LA’s Paley Center with Brooks and Carl Reiner, moderated by Judd Apatow.
Altogether, #ComedyFest will include 16 programmed events featuring more than 50 comedians. Be sure to follow @ComedyCentral on Twitter for updates.
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It was 1963, and I was working at Cleveland Public Library when Where the Wild Things arrived on the desk of my supervisor, Dorothy Johnson.
She handed it to me and said, “This is probably one of the most imaginative, original picture books I’ve ever seen. Watch this man. He’s a genius. And so we did, enjoying his mastery of narrative and artistic form, his complete understanding of children’s sensibilities, and his sly humor.
How many times we’ve captured young audiences with that concluding line from Pierre: “And so the lion ate Pierre.” And that classic line from Wild Things, recognizable to millions of children and adults everywhere: “And it was still hot.”
He was a true master, entertaining preschoolers, encouraging older children to think with his more serious, philosophical picture books. His passing is a tremendous loss, but his impact on the children’s book industry, and on children themselves, will live on and on.
—Trev Jones, book review editor, School Library Journal