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Get your read on: Portlandia is going to be a book!

Get your read on: Portlandia is going to be a book!

By | February 10, 2012 at 11:53 am | One comment

America’s favorite ultra-hipster homage to Portland, Portlandia, has inspired some of the best, weirdest lines in recent memory, from “Shell art is OVER!” to “Put a bird on it!” And I’d be lying if I said I didn’t annoy my friends by asking, “Did you read? Did...

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Comedians send jokes to teen fighting brain cancer

Comedians send jokes to teen fighting brain cancer

By | February 7, 2012 at 9:42 am | One comment

The late, legendary comedian Robert Schimmel wrote an entire book about his battle with late-stage cancer and how comedy helped him beat the disease. And now, whether he knows it or not, Chicago resident Miles Austrevich has taken a page from Schimmel's book. The 19-year old has...

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Religious group’s outrage over Jay Leno’s Mitt Romney is a bit overblown

Religious group’s outrage over Jay Leno’s Mitt Romney is a bit overblown

By | January 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm | 12 comments

Jay Leno, as much as he takes flak from audiences and comedians alike, generally isn’t on the receiving end of critique for particularly edgy or offensive jokes. Sure, he’s had his share of Tonight Show-related debacles, but Leno doesn’t have a reputation for pushing the...

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Tim and Eric will answer your questions on Reddit

Tim and Eric will answer your questions on Reddit

By | January 19, 2012 at 5:45 pm | One comment

I’m ridiculously thankful that sites like Wikipedia and Reddit are back online following their Jan. 18 blackout protest of SOPA and PIPA, two bills that threaten the open Internet. Why am I so thrilled? Aside from the fact that I can once again procrastinate by learning...

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Ricky Gervais is out, so who should host the Golden Globes next year?

Ricky Gervais is out, so who should host the Golden Globes next year?

By | January 18, 2012 at 11:42 am | No comments

If there’s one thing that makes award shows palatable, it’s Ricky Gervais at the hosting helm. He rarely shies away from skewering Hollywood’s finest, from Kim Kardashian to Mel Gibson. So I have to admit to being fairly bummed that Gervais apparently won’t be returning...

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Watch Stephen Colbert get the Taiwanese animation treatment

Watch Stephen Colbert get the Taiwanese animation treatment

By | January 16, 2012 at 7:17 pm | No comments

If you follow the news, chances are you’ve heard about Stephen Colbert’s run at the GOP presidential nomination down in his home state of South Carolina. And he’s been – well, his Super PAC has been – both chipping away at likely nominee Mitt Romney and highlighting...

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Meet Jessica Williams, the Daily Show’s newest correspondent (Video)

Meet Jessica Williams, the Daily Show’s newest correspondent (Video)

By | January 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm | 5 comments

In the midst of all this election commentary on late night television, you might have missed that The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has brought in a new correspondent to its friendly confines. Jessica Williams made her debut reporting on the GOP primary in South Carolina alongside...

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Watch Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph and more in Friends with Kids trailer

Watch Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph and more in Friends with Kids trailer

By | January 12, 2012 at 5:15 pm | 2 comments

The must-see comedy of 2011 was definitely Bridesmaids, and a film to-be-released in March will undoubtedly draw comparisons to the blockbuster smash. Why, might you ask? Friends with Kids boasts many of the same cast main cast members, including Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm,...

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What we learned from Fred Armisen’s Q&A session on Reddit

What we learned from Fred Armisen’s Q&A session on Reddit

By | January 12, 2012 at 11:43 am | No comments

One of my favorite Internet time-wasters is Reddit’s "Ask Me Anything" feature. The format is simple: users submit questions to an individual with some remarkable or interesting characteristic. And sometimes, even celebrities get involved and offer a few moments of their time...

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