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Donald Glover promises to be drunk during MTV hosting duties

By | March 2, 2011 at 12:43 pm | No comments

Donald Glover’s a busy dude. Last week, we told you about his IAMDONALD stand-up comedy tour, kicking off in mid-April. Today, New York Magazine’s Vulture blog announced that he’ll be the first host of mtvU’s Woodie Awards, also known as MTV’s college music awards...

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George Carlin gets autotuned; what do you think?

By | March 2, 2011 at 12:28 pm | 4 comments

Autotuning speeches, interviews, and generally anything not already a song has become a fairly standard practice online. Just search on YouTube for “autotune” and you’ll find way too many videos that amp up old, decidedly non-musical content. With all the autotuned...

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Kraft uses stand-up comedy to push mac ‘n’ cheese

By | March 2, 2011 at 11:29 am | No comments

Kraft is probably most famous for its macaroni and cheese. And with good reason – it’s pretty much the quintessential American comfort food. As it turns out, though, Kraft does a lot more than make us warm and fuzzy with pasta. Apparently, they also use stand-up comedy...

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Celebrate Bill Hicks Day with a new Facebook profile photo

By | February 25, 2011 at 4:46 pm | No comments

Seventeen years ago tomorrow, the world lost an incisive and darkly hilarious comedian: Bill Hicks. In his memory, the Bill Hicks Movie Facebook page is encouraging fans to change their profile picture to one of a few icons they’ve provided, and to tweet old Hicks jokes,...

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Donald Glover launches interactive comedy tour, releases new rap video

By | February 25, 2011 at 3:54 pm | No comments

Do you want to know what it’s like to be Donald Glover? Well, his new nationwide tour will get us a little closer to understanding the Donald Glover experience The IAMDONALD Tour is an interactive event involving live music, comedy and videos, as well as Glover’s rapping...

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Video: Richard Lewis has severe emotional issues and therefore hasn’t seen any Oscar contenders

By | February 25, 2011 at 2:58 pm | No comments

With the “Best Picture” category of the Oscars now nominating 10 movies instead of five, it’s hard to get a sense of which are serious contenders and which are just… not. But never fear, because Richard Lewis is here to help. Check this Funny or Die exclusive to see...

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David Cross will return to your television as Todd Margaret; IFC renews ‘Poor Decisions’

By | February 25, 2011 at 11:48 am | No comments

David Cross fans, this one’s for you: IFC has just renewed The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret for a second season of six episodes, to begin airing in October. If you haven’t seen it, the show centers on – surprise – Todd Margaret, a man who talks his way...

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Fred Armisen on Portlandia: “We’re not lampooning Portland; we’re celebrating it”

By | February 24, 2011 at 3:10 pm | No comments

One of the smartest, weirdest comedies on TV these days is the Fred Armisen-Carrie Brownstein collaboration Portlandia, on IFC. The show offers vignettes about life in Portland, Oregon, the progressive hipster haven home to many people we encounter on a regular basis: the...

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Ricky Gervais collaborator Stephen Merchant embarks on comedy tour

By | February 24, 2011 at 11:12 am | One comment

You might know the work more than the man, but all that’s about to change. Stephen Merchant, also known as the co-creator of The Office, Extras, and a frequent collaborator with Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkington, is embarking on his first ever stand-up comedy tour called...

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