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Rooftop Comedy teams up with Bluetooth maker for $10,000 video contest

By | April 21, 2010 at 1:19 pm | No comments

Attention, funny people! Aliph, the makers of Jawbone Bluetooth headsets, along with Rooftop Comedy, want you to win $10,000. How might you ask? Excellent question. The Jawbone Stimulus Funny Video Contest was launched today, and comedians, filmmakers, and other creative...

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Atom.com skewers Tiger, Jesse James, Clinton, Palin and more in new Obamaourage video

By | April 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm | No comments

Take a nine second stroll around the Internet today and you’ll find no dearth of videos parodying Tiger Woods, Sarah Palin, Barack Obama and Jesse James. But, really who has time to watch all of them? We’ll tell you, who. We do. But, we’re lazy, and we much rather watch...

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New Kevin Pollak web series Vamped Out lacks laughs

By | April 16, 2010 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments

Kevin Pollak’s new web series Vamped Out premiered this week on Babelgum. But for someone who was named one of the top 100 comedians of all time by Comedy Central, this faux documentary about a real life vampire certainly lacks any jokes. The documentary focuses on Alowisus...

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Tina Fey was a welcome change to SNL, but episode still suffered

By | April 12, 2010 at 12:49 pm | One comment

When Tina Fey was announced as the upcoming host of SNL, my gut reaction was simply “YES!” After all, when a talented member of the cast – and in this case an amazing writer, too – returns, it’s an event. So, hope immediately went sky high for really crisp writing and...

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Greg Behrendt, Variety Shac score shows on IFC

By | March 23, 2010 at 4:58 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_8786" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Greg Behrendt"][/caption] The Independent Film Channel is on a comedic roll these days. As part of IFC's "Always On. Slightly Off" network facelift,  which began with the announcement that new shows...

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Tool's Maynard James Keenan: sketch comedy frontman?

By | March 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm | No comments

Tool frontman, Maynard James Keenan recently compared his latest touring show Puscifer to Saturday Night Live or Adult Swim, stating that this new live event has more in common with those two than it does with Metallica. Keenan then told the Lansing State Journal that  he was...

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Nick Thune and Kool Keith combine powers for Dick Towel video

By | March 17, 2010 at 10:17 am | No comments

Sometimes the universe lines up in a special kind of way. At least, that is the only explanation I have for the video I just watched, appropriately titled “Dick Towel” – a music video that combines the FX show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the hilarious Nick Thune,...

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Jude Law solid, but parody commercials outshine him on latest SNL

By | March 15, 2010 at 10:24 am | One comment

The writers seemed to make a greater effort this week to write for the show host, Jude Law. This fine actor took on a variety of roles (a 1960s Russian ballet master, a sauve Spanish murderer, himself) and he pulled each off perfectly. But in a week when the strongest...

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Ricky Gervais podcast lends hope to earthquake survivor in Chile

By | March 10, 2010 at 10:17 am | No comments

If laughter is enough of a remedy to stave off even the after effects of an 8.8 earthquake, then perhaps the world's top geologists will want to take a second to talk things over with Ricky Gervais. In an email to the Brit comedian, who recently saw his hit podcast, The Ricky...

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