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Watch Steve Martin and Ed Helms give bluegrass some serious street cred

Watch Steve Martin and Ed Helms give bluegrass some serious street cred

By | October 25, 2011 at 4:05 pm | No comments

Any time bluegrass music is brought up in conversation, most people probably think of the soundtrack from the Coen Brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou? Yet Funny or Die, as they're known to do, want to change that. Renowned banjoist Noam Pikelny released his album Beat...

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No joke: Jason Alexander summoned to Jerusalem for peace advice

No joke: Jason Alexander summoned to Jerusalem for peace advice

By | October 25, 2011 at 3:56 pm | 2 comments

When an international conflict – like, say, the Israel-Palestinian conflict – is extremely politically and religiously charged, what’s a leader to do? How does a leader even begin going about trying to solve a conflict like that? Here’s the answer. Two words: George...

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Mike Stanley: “Tough Luck Chump” (Review)

Mike Stanley: “Tough Luck Chump” (Review)

By | October 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm | One comment

When Mike Stanley made a fat joke in Ohio, a woman stood up and scolded him. Stanley responded, “Lighten up.” His debut album Tough Luck Chump is littered with jokes like these: occasionally mean and cruel, and definitely downright raunchy. So if adult humor like this is...

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Video: Darrell Hammond opens up about psych wards, abuse and “soul-killing” drugs

Video: Darrell Hammond opens up about psych wards, abuse and “soul-killing” drugs

By | October 25, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 2 comments

Yesterday, we printed a few short excerpts from Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond's upcoming book, God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m Fucked: Misadventures In Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem (out Nov. 8). But today, we get an even deeper...

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Star-A-Scopes with Dan Cummins: Like horoscopes but with purposely bad advice — Oct. 24 – 30

Star-A-Scopes with Dan Cummins: Like horoscopes but with purposely bad advice — Oct. 24 – 30

By | October 24, 2011 at 5:48 pm | 2 comments

Aries: I hope you like Bailey’s Irish Cream this week, because you’re gonna run through two cases of it by Thursday. Why? Because on Tuesday, an old school series of double dog challenges will go way to far, and you have more pride than intelligence. Luckily, you’ll never...

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Awesome parents get Ben and Jerry’s Schweddy Balls ice cream banned from stores

Awesome parents get Ben and Jerry’s Schweddy Balls ice cream banned from stores

By | October 24, 2011 at 2:51 pm | No comments

Way to go, dumb parents. Way to ban an ice cream flavor with a name that is only slightly sexually suggestive if you know the source from which the name originates-- and in this case it's a Saturday Night Live sketch featuring an actor your kids don't know performed in a year...

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Video: South Park does Broadway on new episode

Video: South Park does Broadway on new episode

By | October 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm | No comments

Each week, South Park teases the world with a 30-second clip of its new episode. As far as preview clips go, that’s a short video. Most shows give at least 45 seconds; some give even a few minutes. But South Park doesn’t follow the rules. And sometimes we suffer for it. This...

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Watch Joe Rogan and blood, bees and explosions in first “Fear Factor” promo

Watch Joe Rogan and blood, bees and explosions in first “Fear Factor” promo

By | October 24, 2011 at 11:47 am | No comments

Here's a fun little game: Can you count the number of ways you can die in this Fear Factor promo? Here's a hint. There are many. Comedian Joe Rogan returns as host on Dec. 12 at 8 pm ET of the contest show that paved the way for many others. Will you be tuning...

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Darrell Hammond admits to smoking crack, cutting himself

Darrell Hammond admits to smoking crack, cutting himself

By | October 24, 2011 at 10:41 am | One comment

Substance abuse is certainly, and sadly, not a rarity in the world of comedy. But it seems some of the stories Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond tells in his upcoming memoir are surprising-- even by standards levied by jaded comedy enthusiasts. Copies of the book God, If...

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