Sex toy makers partner with comedy clubs

By | December 2, 2011 at 4:11 pm | One comment | News | Tags: , , , , , , ,

If I had to guess what topic comedians joke about most frequently, I’d have to guess that sex takes the cake. It’s almost like you’re not a stand-up comic until you poke fun at the deed.

So it’s no real surprise that a sex toy company might try to capitalize on the comedy scene. Fun Factory, the largest manufacturer of adult novelty toys in Europe (that’s some of their products above), started a marketing campaign to sponsor a comedy show called “Naughty Show” at the Viper Room. The first show included some well-known names in the comedy world, like Iliza Shlesinger, Tom Segura, and Steve-O. And now the idea is to expand these events to keep them coming. Future shows will feature Doug Benson, Christina Pazsitzky, and Russell Peters.

Odd strategy, but who knows? Maybe comedy nerds are a solid market share for adult toys. I won’t judge.

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Carrie Andersen

In addition to writing for Laughspin, Carrie is a graduate student in Austin, Texas, where she researches popular culture, new media, music, and social movements. When not reading or writing in any official capacity, she spends her time playing the drums, watching crappy TV, and eating copious amounts of tacos and barbecue. She also blogs sporadically at

  • Dan Livermore

    I stopped reading at “well-known names in the comedy world, like Iliza Shlesinger, Tom Segura, and Steve-O.” Of all of those, only Steve-O should be called “well-known” and he’s not even really from the “comedy world.”

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