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Punchline Mag analysis: Comedians shouldn’t let Twitter affect their real-life act

By | July 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm | One comment

Yesterday, Lisa Cohen, founder of WitStream, the aggregating comedy ticker site, issued this advice to all people who try to be funny on Twitter: Stop sucking Favstar's dick. The suggestion was the headline of an editorial that makes this keen observation: comedians who depend on various forms of social networking (especially Twitter) have let the Internet affect their more...

Comedy Matters with Woody Allen, Jon Stewart and more!

Comedy Matters with Woody Allen, Jon Stewart and more!

By | June 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm | No comments

Strip Action Richie Tienken is a very kind and caring man. He does lots of charity work, and recently did two major fundraisers, one for The Red Cross and the other for the American Diabetes Association. In conjunction with Karen Horn, an executive from The Red Cross, Richie produced a great show that raised a good amount of money for the charity. Hosting the more...

Review: “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop”

Review: “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop”

By | June 10, 2011 at 5:39 pm | No comments

In theaters June 24 As a Conan O’Brien fan who followed The Tonight Show ordeal as closely and obsessively as Internet access allowed, I’d describe the last two years of the host’s career as: a) hectic and b) well documented. Everybody interested in knowing what went down at NBC and in the Conan and Leno camps does; there’s even a book about it-- The War For more...

"Good chance" Joe Rogan will return to 'Fear Factor'

By | June 3, 2011 at 12:32 pm | 7 comments

During the question-and-answer segment on his 2007 live album Shiny Happy Jihad, comedian Joe Rogan tells the audience that his time hosting the reality show Fear Factor is done. "I just want to do comedy," he says. "But I'm a whore. If they offer me more money, I'll come back." Well, four years later the folks at NBC might just come back to Rogan with an offer he can't more...

Watch all three animated 30 Rock ‘Jack Donaghy: Executive Superhero’ episodes

Watch all three animated 30 Rock ‘Jack Donaghy: Executive Superhero’ episodes

By | June 2, 2011 at 5:20 pm | No comments

Back in April we posted the first of three animated 30 Rock shorts titled Jack Donaghy Executive Superhero. A second one came out and we never posted it. We're not perfect, folks. Never said we were. But to make up for it, here's what we'll do. We're going to post the just-released final installment, featuring Tina Fey, below. And then after the jump, be sure to check more...

Professor answers the question: Why is gross-out humor so funny?

By | May 31, 2011 at 9:54 am | 2 comments

MSNBC’s The Body Odd blog has published an article about the psychology and science of why gross-out humor resonates with audiences. Peter McGraw, assistant professor of marketing and psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder says, “humor is elicited by the perception of something that seems to be unsettling, threatening, wrong, scary or anger-inducing.” more...

Saturday Night Live recap: Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga

By | May 23, 2011 at 2:24 pm | One comment

COLD OPENING Dominique Strauss-Kahn enters jail, and is confronted by two prisoners who are incredibly knowledgable and politics. Strauss-Kahn doesn't say anything as the two debate- which I suspected might lead to a "I'm French. I don't speak English" kind of thing- but it never happens. It does, however, end with a prison rape joke. MONOLOGUE Justin explains that he is more...

Parks and Recreation recap: “Li’l Sebastian” (season finale, part 1)

By | May 20, 2011 at 5:03 pm | No comments

Jean-Ralphio and Tom are scheming. They want to start a new exclusive high-end entertainment/events production conglomerate. It’s called 720 Productions--because they’ll go around the world twice for their clients. I’ll give you a moment to clean up the vom before I continue. Ready? Okay. Leslie announces to the crew that Pawnee’s most beloved star, human or more...

Should Jimmy Fallon retire his Charlie Sheen impression?

By | May 20, 2011 at 10:27 am | One comment

In early March, Jimmy Fallon debuted his spot-on impression of Charlie Sheen. Obviously, the timing was right, as this was during the height of Sheen's public meltdown awesomeness. Since that time, Fallon has rolled out the Sheen act a few more times, notably in a mock music album commercial (see video after the jump). Last night's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon saw the more...

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