Opinion

Presumably super smart Ivy League dingleberry rips off Patton Oswalt

By | May 25, 2010 at 10:06 pm | 3 comments

Patton Oswalt has been ripped off— again! On April 30 – not even a month ago – Oswalt blogged on his MySpace page about a "comedian” named Nick Madson who stole a large portion of his material, including the bit “Physics For Poets.” The online comedy community went...

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Ricky Gervais defends joke to Down Syndrome group; but was it even necessary?

By | May 25, 2010 at 9:42 am | 14 comments

Scottish newspaper Daily Record jumped on Ricky Gervais’ case on May 23 for using the term “mong” in a bit onstage he did during his a recent UK tour stop. He was referring to Britain’s Got Talent champion singer Susan Boyle. For those of you who, like myself, had no...

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Dave and Jay Tell You Things: A simple, simply funny web series returns

By | May 21, 2010 at 2:41 pm | No comments

I have done the impossible! That’s right, I have folded a fitted sheet! How is that possible? Well, it’s all thanks to the professional help of comedians Dave Siegel and Jay Larson from Dave And Jay Tell You Things. Dave And Jay Tell You Things -- returning June 7 -- is...

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Never watched Lost? Comedian Sara Benincasa hasn't either, but she breaks it down anyway

By | May 21, 2010 at 10:29 am | No comments

Of all the Lost spoofs, interviews and commentary online in anticipation for the show's finale this Sunday, I kind of like this one the best. It's simple and hilarious. And comes from the point of view of comedian Sara Benincasa, who -- like me -- has never seen an episode of...

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An open letter to Joel McHale

By | May 7, 2010 at 5:02 pm | 6 comments

Hello, lover. Wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. You’re a laid-back kind of guy. I’ve come on too strong. Let me start again. (And if anyone reading this knows how to get this to Joel, that’d be super awesome. Thanks, guys! Hugs and kisses!) Hi, Joel! You are so funny....

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Comedian's televised autism joke outrages viewers

By | April 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm | 8 comments

Did this comic take it too far when joking about autistic kids? Australian comic Russel Kane has viewers of the show Good News Week, recorded during the Melbourne comedy festival, enraged over a comment he made on the air regarding children with autism. Here's what went...

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Can you say one country's comedians are 'better' than another country's comedians?

By | April 7, 2010 at 4:16 pm | 5 comments

In what I can only describe as one of the most pointless and ill-conceived analyses on the subject of comedy, Troy Media yesterday, in a pair of op-eds (“American Comedians Can’t Hold a Candle to their Canadian Counterparts” and “Why Americans Love Canadian Comedians”)...

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Steve Martin: I don't have a reason to do stand-up comedy

By | October 5, 2009 at 1:34 pm | No comments

Ed. note: This interview is reprinted with permission from rooftopcomedy.com. I remember watching Steve Martin’s Wild and Crazy Guy on a crinkly VHS tape, while sitting on my parent’s bedroom floor. I was just a little fat kid at the time. My parents were at work, as they...

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