Cybertainment: Jimmy Krenn takes his jokes to Mexico

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Comedian Jim Krenn will perform and record an episode of his "No Restrictions" podcast at the Cabo Comedy Festival in Los Cabos, Mexico. The festival runs Wednesday through Oct. 6 and features stand-up comics, a talent competition and panels on the comedy business.

During the festival, Mr. Krenn will host and perform at the Wednesday lineup at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Other comics with local connections appearing at the Cabo festival include Frank Nicotero and Mark Eddie. Three local comedians -- Aaron Kleiber, Terry Jones and Mike Wysocki -- will take part in the Jack Rollins Breakthrough Talent Competition.

Mr. Krenn's weekly comedy podcast now has more than 60,000 subscribers and is carried on the Sideshow Network and on iTunes. "It's exciting to be able to reconnect with listeners," he said. He'll record three episodes, with "No Restrictions" regulars Mr. Jones, John Evans and Mr. Wysocki, at the festival. The episodes will post in mid to late October.

In the coming weeks, Mr. Krenn will be a guest on several other Sideshow Network podcasts: "Overview With Rick Overton," "Story Worthy With Christine Blackburn" and "Time Out With Terrell Owens."

It's time for PodCamp Pittsburgh 8. The annual new media/social media conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at Point Park University's University Center.

The event is free, although attendees can buy a VIP registration for $25, with proceeds going to help support the event.

PodCamp is designed to give participants ideas and tools for using voice, video, photos and text in online media. Sessions will focus on blogging, social media, podcasting, Google Glass, webinars and more.

Registration and information:

The new Web series "Indie Across America" will explore the music of indie bands working in major cities across the country.

The eight-episode series is running on Blip and is hosted by former MTV host Dave Holmes.

The first episode, which is online now, features Stereo Crowd from New York. New episodes will post weekly through Nov. 12. The lineup will include Sharkweek from Baltimore, A House for Lions from Los Angeles, Norwegian Arms from Philadelphia, La La Lush from New York, San Dollar from San Diego, Quilt from Boston and Dreamers Dose from Los Angeles.

The majority of 1,013 people in a recent Reason-Rupe poll -- 61 percent -- said they didn't trust Facebook at all when it comes to protecting their privacy. Google did a little better, but not much, with 48 percent saying they didn't trust the company to protect their privacy. The National Security Agency fared better than both Internet giants: 40 percent said they didn't trust the NSA with protecting privacy.

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Adrian McCoy: or 412-263-1865. First Published September 27, 2013 4:00 AM


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