Boing Boing pal Jesse Thorn points us to a fun-sounding comedy/alt-culture cruise: The Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival, presented by MaximumFun.org, Splitsider and KCRW. Best url ever: boatparty.biz. Talent includes: Maria Bamford, Kurt Braunohler, John Darnielle, Dan Deacon, John Hodgman, Hari Kondabolu, Josie Long, Al Madrigal, Marc Maron, Nellie McKay, Eugene Mirman, Jasper Redd, John Roderick, Kristen Schaal, and Nick Thune.

15 Responses to “Floating alt-comedy festival on a cruise ship sounds pretty cool”

  1. GawainLavers says:

    “Either you stay here with the improv-comedy, or you can take your chances with the sharks!”

    [splash]

  2. Jim Saul says:

    Just think of all the awesome variations of movie/tv plot-lines that could feature that setting and that cast.

  3. Nick Woods says:

    Of course I’d rather listen to his amazing music, but I just realized… I’d totally pay money just to listen to John Darnielle talking for a couple hours.

  4. do the comedians still work if the ship loses power?

  5. Bauart says:

    Oh sure, a “Comedy Cruise” is all laughs and giggles… until you have to poop in a bag.

    • Jim Saul says:

      Then there you are on your stricken ship, clutching your poop-bag, thinking things can’t get any worse…

      Until you hear the dreaded cry… “pillow fight!”

  6. SnausagePig says:

    It’s all fun and shit when the engine catches fire.

  7. cycle23 says:

    This definitely looks like another supposedly fun thing that I’d never do again.

    • Leah Miller says:

      I’ve done the Jonathan Coulton version of this, and it’s pretty great. John Hodgman wrote about it in a chapter titled “A Totally Fun Thing That I Would Do Again As Soon As Possible” in his most recent book, That is All.

  8. BarBarSeven says:

    A comedy cruise sounds great! But here is something  you should know, Xeni. Remember that whole Onion “See you next Tuesday” incident? Guess who is on the “Get over it!” side? None other than America’s Radio Sweetheart, Mr. Jesse Thorn: https://twitter.com/JesseThorn/status/306090536333352961

  9. fruityboots says:

    i can pay money to be on a boat with Kristen Schaal … TAKE MY MONEY.

  10. Aljosha Friemann says:

    nothing with “cruise ship” in it sounds cool.

  11. Sylvia says:

    Wait, a cruise? I love these guys’ comedy but they have shitty taste in travelling/leisure.

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