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The writing staff of the comedy Workaholics has been compiling all of the worst lines you can possibly use in a show: How Many of These Joke Clichés Are You Guilty of Using?
posted by Room 641-A on Nov 25, 2016 - 112 comments

US State Abbrevs.

A Gary Gulman comedy routine [YT] recommended by Patton Oswalt [FB] touches on the history of US state abbreviations [PDF], first defined in 1831 [Int. Arch.], occasionally [ibid.] revised [PDF], and finally reduced to two letters each soon after the introduction of Zone Improvement Plan codes [Flash/MP4].
posted by Wobbuffet on Nov 19, 2016 - 10 comments

I'm a kniiiiiiiiiiiiife...

All 92 episodes of the seminal animated talkshow Space Ghost Coast to Coast are now available for free streaming on Adult Swim. [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Nov 15, 2016 - 48 comments

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Indigo Girls!!

Tig Notaro closes her recent Carnegie Hall show with an epic audience troll. (Yes, it's blatant pandering to throw MeFi a Tig Notaro post. I don't care. When she's not selling out Carnegie Hall, she played my town's little penny ante community center last year. There are so many reasons why I love the hell out of Tig Notaro. Here's one more.)
posted by Naberius on Nov 14, 2016 - 28 comments

“We just don’t think you’d work on TV.”

Joan Rivers’s Remarkable Rise to (and Devastating Fall from) Comedy’s Highest Ranks: "In the new biography Last Girl Before Freeway, writer Leslie Bennetts explores the peerless career of comedian Joan Rivers. Here, Bennetts revisits Rivers’s darkest hour, along with her shining moments in the high-flying 1960s and 1970s." (SL Vanity Fair)
posted by mandolin conspiracy on Nov 4, 2016 - 32 comments

The Unibicle

Together we investigate the possibility of a minimal bicycle that does not require multiple feet nor the reversal of gravity. I have some reservations about the performance, but none about the aesthetics. [SLYT]
posted by DoctorFedora on Oct 31, 2016 - 50 comments

what will we reblog on tumblr now

Twitter is discontinuing Vine and shuttering its mobile app. They say users' content will remain accessible, but just in case, maybe start collecting some of the best vines now. [more inside]
posted by rewil on Oct 27, 2016 - 233 comments

Let's bust up some of this election malaise with Kate McKinnon!

10 minutes of Kate McKinnon's improvised outtakes from Ghostbusters. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Oct 21, 2016 - 65 comments

J.T. Sexkik - how is prangent formed

How is prangent formed? The legend continues
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Oct 21, 2016 - 33 comments

That monkey clearly loves his snowball

The finalists for the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been announced.
posted by Etrigan on Oct 18, 2016 - 49 comments

“We need you.”

Welcome Back, SPY. [Esquire] “Then came the last year: the withdrawal of Stewart and Colbert from Comedy Central, the death of Gawker, the return of Hillary, and especially the rise of Donald Trump. SPY pioneered the exposure and ridicule of Trump back in its day, of course, always referring to him as "short-fingered vulgarian Donald Trump"— and in this campaign, astonishingly, that epithet (and the general tiny-hand critique) resurfaced in a big way. As Trump became the Republicans' presumptive nominee, lots more people, pretty much every day, said to me, "SPY really needs to be rebooted, if only just for the election."” [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Oct 12, 2016 - 32 comments

Maybe.. but I got you pegged ha HA

Frasier Intros Compilation (Every theme and animation used) [YouTube] | For completeness [YT] | 18 Things You Might Not Know About 'Frasier', Kara Kovalchik, Mental Floss
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 6, 2016 - 32 comments

like The Rock in Fast & Furious 7, only with much more crying

"Summer is the time for sunshine, sudsy brews and sandwiches of the hot dog variety. And of course, that classic game. The sport of kings. Baseball. What better way to celebrate America’s pastime than that classic sportswriter trope of visiting all 30 MLB parks in 30 days. Crossing the country, seeing the sights and catching a ballgame or two along the way. My trusty editor set up an itinerary and sent me on my way. What wonders will I encounter and valuable lessons will I learn along the way? Let’s find out as I embark on this adventure into America’s pastime!" -- A tribute to the great parks by the inimitable Ethan Booker
posted by Potomac Avenue on Sep 28, 2016 - 7 comments

#GoodMuslimBadMuslim with Taz & Zahra

#GoodMuslimBadMuslim is a podcast by Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh. [more inside]
posted by one teak forest on Sep 26, 2016 - 4 comments

Fleabag

TV needs far more seething, devastating women like Fleabag - The creation of Phoebe Waller-Bridge (interview), Fleabag started as a finely tuned one woman play and made the jump to television, becoming "a precision black-humor mechanism" in the process.
posted by Artw on Sep 23, 2016 - 40 comments

Marty Feldman: "I am too old to die young and too young to grow up"

In 1969 Marty Feldman was quite successful, in the second year of his own hit skit comedy show, so BBC gave him an hour of prime time television for a reality-based show. The result was One Pair of Eyes, a personal look at comedy and writing, with guests including Barry Took, Peter Sellers, and Dudley Moore. In 2011, almost 30 years after Feldman's death, BBC looked back at the forgotten legend and "missing link" between the golden age of BBC Radio comedy, the hothouse of 1960s television comedy, and finally Hollywood in the documentary Marty Feldman: Six Degrees of Separation. For more, there's The Official Marty Feldman (fan)site, which has a ton of great content, and has been posting television clips and movies from Marty's career on Vimeo for almost a year. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 16, 2016 - 19 comments

“I want a hot pocket so bad and it's all I'm thinking about.”

Son of Zorn [YouTube] [Trailer] An animated warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Sep 11, 2016 - 29 comments

"Mascots don't die, they just hang in a closet."

First there was regional theatre, dog shows, and folk music. Now, filmmaker Christopher Guest tackles sports mascots in his latest film, Mascots. The first trailer has been released and the film, which stars the full stable of regulars chasing a Golden Fluffy Award, will premiere on Netflix on October 13th.
posted by Room 641-A on Sep 1, 2016 - 28 comments

"We pay our performers, just not in money."

Emma Allen reports from deep inside improv classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade. (SLNewYorker) The UCB improv empire takes in millions a year. "Pyramid-scheme theories have been floated: if U.C.B. is charging so much for classes, does not compensate performers, and makes them pay for practice space and coaches, where's all the money going?"
posted by Flexagon on Aug 31, 2016 - 87 comments

"All we need is music - Sweet music - There's no music anywhere"

"Dancing in the Street"
Bowie + Jagger - music + hand claps = laffs [more inside]
posted by Atom Eyes on Aug 30, 2016 - 69 comments

What's it like to be a woman in comedy? Oh, it's my favorite question.

"If you watch a lot of television and you don't know what could happen to lesbians if they don't die, this is a show about that. I promise you, no lesbians die in this show." Rhea Butcher and Cameron Esposito play a lightly fictionalized version of themselves -- a married couple who co-host a standup comedy show in Los Angeles -- in their new sitcom, Take My Wife. [more inside]
posted by amnesia and magnets on Aug 25, 2016 - 13 comments

"He makes his work look effortless."

Will somebody please give Norm Macdonald another TV show? by Geoff Edgers, Washington Post
"If we could have, we would have had Norm on every damn week,” Letterman says. “He is funny in a way that some people inhale and exhale. With others, you can tell the comedy, the humor is considered. With Norm, he exudes it. It’s sort of a furnace in him because he’s so effortless. The combination of the delivery and his appearance and his intelligence. There may be people as funny as Norm, but I don’t know anybody who is funnier.” -- David Letterman
(Norm Macdonald, most recent previously: 1, 2, 3, 4)
posted by Room 641-A on Aug 23, 2016 - 33 comments

“When you are a minority, it is no small thing to finally see yourself.”

What We Lose When POC Entertainers Crack Into The Mainstream [Buzzfeed] How Lilly Singh’s Superwoman and Jasmeet Singh’s JusReign navigate between two worlds.
posted by Fizz on Aug 21, 2016 - 5 comments

"I put the wig on and people laughed.”

"Joanne the Scammer lives for drama. Branden Miller is just trying to live." Performer and comic Branden Miller is a quiet young man who collects fragrances. His comic persona Joanne The Scammer is a fur-wrapped con artist moving from one stolen credit card to another and a Twitter sensation. The Fader talked to Miller about racial indenity, growing up gay, sex work, the fragility of internet fame, and getting scammed.
posted by The Whelk on Aug 11, 2016 - 7 comments

You think they ever get backed up at the gates of Heaven?

Comedian Billy Domineau has written a spot-on spec script that takes place 3 years after the show went off the air: "Seinfeld - The Twin Towers".
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Aug 3, 2016 - 77 comments

My father had few enthusiasms, but he loved comedy.

Dead Man Laughing. Comedy, family, class (British) and death intertwine in this essay by Zadie Smith. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Jul 19, 2016 - 7 comments

THR Emmy Roundtable Discussions

The Hollywood Reporter has, once again, released excellent roundtable discussions with notable television actors: Comedy Actor Roundtable (Rob Lowe, Aziz Ansar, Jeffrey Tambour, Tony Hale, Anthony Anderson, Keegan-Michael Key, Jerrod Carmichael) [1h7m], Comday Actress Roundtable (Allison Janney, Lily Tomlin, Gina Rodriguez, Rachel Bloom, Niece Nash, Ilana Glazer) [52m], Drama Actor Roundtable (Cuba Goodling Jr., Rami Malek, Paul Giamatti, Forest Whitaker, Wanger Moura, Bobbay Cannavale) [55m], Drama Actress Roundtable (Kirsten Dunst, Julianna Marguiles, Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington, Sarah Paulson, Regina King, Constance Zimmer) [lh13m]
posted by hippybear on Jul 18, 2016 - 8 comments

a comet passing through TV's solar system

The Best Show on TV Is ​Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
posted by prize bull octorok on Jun 29, 2016 - 58 comments

I'm Just A Person

A couple of days later, I stood in front of a mirror and slowly unbuttoned my shirt. When I looked down, what I saw turned out to be just a flat chest with fresh scars on their way to looking healed. My stitches had dissolved. I took my shirt off and stared at myself, thinking, “Lake was right, I can do this.” - Tig Notaro on luck, love, family, friends, fame, stand up, her new book, and life after breasts
posted by nadawi on Jun 11, 2016 - 11 comments

'That one actually happened to a friend of mine.'

"How 'Silicon Valley' Nails Silicon Valley" [SLYNY, Andrew Marantz] [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jun 9, 2016 - 47 comments

"Mr Coates risked life and limb in his stage performances..."

"... since the audience could not, would not, and did not, endure his interpretations of the classics. A riot was the inevitable result, death or serious injury the probable outcome, of these attempts." So wrote Edith Sitwell of the in/famous amateur thespian Robert "Romeo" Coates in her book English Eccentrics, here appreciated by the Paris Review blog. [more inside]
posted by Hypatia on Jun 7, 2016 - 3 comments

"The most bizarre and often saddest talk show in New York City."

The Chris Gethard Show started at UCB, moved to public access (previously), and can now be seen on Fusion TV and online. It's a talk show, a call-in show, a Skype-in show, a comedy show, an audience-participation show, and a grand, weird, and delightful tv experiment that also isn't afraid to explore mental health issues (previously - cw: suicide.) Season 1 full episodes (22:00 ea.). Season 2 full episodes (44:00 ea.). Wikipedia List of show regulars, characters, and celeb guests. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Jun 1, 2016 - 14 comments

Is it Ghostbusters Trailer 2?

The Trailers for Ghostbusters (2016) and the Art of Editing Comedy
posted by Artw on May 26, 2016 - 73 comments

Honest Game Trailers

From the makers of Honest Movie Trailers, Honest Game Trailers. [more inside]
posted by clorox on May 8, 2016 - 20 comments

Hello!

"There is no reason on earth why Prince Charming cannot walk through our front door!"
[more inside]
posted by not_on_display on May 4, 2016 - 16 comments

Comedian W. Kamau Bell arranges a special meeting with the KKK

The United Shades of America is a new show on CNN. It's hosted by standup comic W. Kamau Bell, and he says the show is about "a black guy who goes where he shouldn't go or where you wouldn't expect him to go." And if you think that's hype, well, in the very first episode Bell hangs out with Ku Klux Klan members in Kentucky and Arkansas (45 minute Youtube link).
posted by Brandon Blatcher on May 3, 2016 - 18 comments

Burnistoun, twinned with Quimper, Verona, R'lyeh

South Burnistoun Housing Association deals with a complaint (slyt)
posted by howfar on May 1, 2016 - 12 comments

Games over

Big Play Films, the YouTube channel of PBF’s Nicholas Gurewitch (pre vi ous ly) has released a new video, “Mushroom Kingdom of Heaven.” [more inside]
posted by little onion on Apr 18, 2016 - 4 comments

Bake. The. Cake.

Beth is a small town baker without a care. Until her faith is tested. SLYT
posted by litleozy on Apr 17, 2016 - 49 comments

Oh my God, shoes.

Shoes - ten years ago Liam Kyle Sullivan created "Shoes", one of the first viral hits of the YouTube era featuring his Midwestern teen girl character Kelly. Now he sits down with Vice to talk about YouTube fame, touring, how it came about, and what came after.
posted by The Whelk on Apr 16, 2016 - 31 comments

People Who Write Theatre Reviews Are Very Easily Provoked

So, you're thinking about seeing a play...
posted by Navelgazer on Apr 15, 2016 - 25 comments

Our star, the Sun, is just one of dozens of stars in the galaxy.

Having trouble falling asleep? Joe Pera can help with that.
posted by edeezy on Apr 9, 2016 - 12 comments

Where have all the gentlemen gone...

on Grindr? [NSFW kinda]
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Apr 8, 2016 - 3 comments

Trevor Noah didn't fall from the sky.

The Funny Thing About Race in South Africa
It's 1948 and it's the first day of apartheid in South Africa. A jazzy tune is playing, the sun is shining and some white people are lying on blankets on a grassy embankment. A familiar sign pops up: "Whites Only." The camera pans onto a young black man who is taking his place on the lawn as a security officer approaches. "Apartheid? Ahhh, it's today?" he says, as he's being led off the screen. "Man, I thought it was next week."
posted by infini on Apr 6, 2016 - 7 comments

A Study of Perceptions

The Lunch Date is a ten-minute short film directed by Adam Davidson. It won the 1990 Short Film Palm d'Or at Cannes, the 1991 Academy Award for Best Short Subject, and in 2013 was placed in the Library of Congress. h/t Open Culture’s list of free movies
posted by Going To Maine on Mar 27, 2016 - 9 comments

be better and grow further

"The ONLY site with the longest list of Podcasts of Color, from all over the world covering news, racism, comedy, sports, relationships & friends chatting about a variety of subjects. Come find a new podcast to try, you need more in your life."
posted by Potomac Avenue on Mar 24, 2016 - 4 comments

Bon appétit!

Mary Jo Catlett sings "Smokin' Reefers" by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz. (SLYT)
posted by Bassariscus on Mar 24, 2016 - 2 comments

The time is just coming up to...very late indeed.

All 29 episodes of That Mitchell and Webb Sound, the radio precursor to David Mitchell and Robert Webb's celebrated television sketch show. [more inside]
posted by Iridic on Mar 15, 2016 - 17 comments

"Sorry to bother you, but I just have to tell you, I love your voice."

Stand up comic Tig Notaro tells a story about Taylor Dayne. Jon Dore tells Tig Notaro a story about Goldilocks. (Tig Notaro, previously 1, 2, 3)
posted by Room 641-A on Mar 5, 2016 - 28 comments

"This is the best coffee I've ever had."

Comedians Sitting on Vibrators Getting Coffee (NSFW)
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI on Mar 2, 2016 - 31 comments

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