A big thanks to Showcase participants and attendees
Winners and nominees—23 of them— rocked over a thousand attendees at five venues on March 24, 2018. It was a blast and we’ll see you at next year’s shindig. Here for posterity (and your browsing pleasure) are the winners and runners-up.
Proto-Beatnik biopic finds Ginsberg, Kerouac involved in murder most foul
By Devin D. O’Leary
Kill Your Darlings plays out like a coming-of-age tale wrapped in a dark murder mystery. It’s set in 1944 when Allen Ginsberg was a freshman at Columbia University. Along with pals Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, Ginsberg is still a decade or two away from igniting a literary firestorm.
Combining the talents of “RENO 911!” alumni Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, the popular website Funny or Die and “nerdist” comedian Chris Hardwick would seem like a no-lose prospect. Turns out it’s not. If you’re looking for late-night laughs, Comedy Central’s all-star jam “@midnight” is a cult hit in the making.