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Comedian Dan Telfer relives his life in the ‘horrifying abyss’ (Animated video)

Comedian Dan Telfer relives his life in the ‘horrifying abyss’ (Animated video)

By | September 6, 2012 at 10:41 pm | No comments

This week's installment of Stand Down, the A.V. Club's animation series, wherein some of your favorite comedians regale us with stories about how they once ate steaming heaps of shit (figuratively speaking...so far), finds Dan Telfer touring a string of Native American casinos...

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The Sklar Brothers and the corporate gig from hell (Animated video)

The Sklar Brothers and the corporate gig from hell (Animated video)

By | August 29, 2012 at 5:01 pm | One comment

The corporate gig is simultaneously a blessing and a curse to every comedian. It's a curse because, unless the flavor of a comic's act is the vanilla-est of vanillas, he or she will likely have to modify what they normally do onstage at comedy clubs. So, it makes more work for...

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Jen Kirkman remembers narrowly escaping from drunken pro-American comedy fans (Animated video)

Jen Kirkman remembers narrowly escaping from drunken pro-American comedy fans (Animated video)

By | August 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm | One comment

In the seventh episode of the A.V. Club's weekly series, Stand Down, we find comedian Jen Kirkman onstage on Long Island-- dealing with an impromptu birthday celebration involving a tit cake, dodging beer bottles and well, trying to make the best out of performing on Long...

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In which Kyle Kinane remembers when he opened for a racist ventriloquist (Animated video)

In which Kyle Kinane remembers when he opened for a racist ventriloquist (Animated video)

By | August 15, 2012 at 11:35 am | No comments

It's Hump Day, and that means it's time for another episode of Stand Down, the A.V. Club's weekly animation series, wherein comedians tell a story about how horrendous their career's used to be. Today's subject is Kyle Kinane, who tells about the time he was opening for a racist...

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Tig Notaro remembers getting fired from a comedy show, almost dying (Animation)

Tig Notaro remembers getting fired from a comedy show, almost dying (Animation)

By | August 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments

Each week, we’ve been featuring a new episode of Stand Down, the A.V. Club’s new animated series, wherein a comedian tells a story about a terrible time in their career. This week, Tig Notaro tells a chilling story of onstage bombing and near death. It’s not for the faint...

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Jimmy Pardo once had a terrifying encounter with the Navy (Animated video)

Jimmy Pardo once had a terrifying encounter with the Navy (Animated video)

By | August 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm | No comments

In the latest episode of the AV Club's weekly animated series Stand Down, podcast pioneer, super stand-up comedian and Conan O'Brien's warm-up comic, Jimmy Pardo regales us with a story about a performance he once gave at a Naval base. As is the case in all of Stand Down...

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One time, Reggie Watts was pelted with pennies (Animation)

One time, Reggie Watts was pelted with pennies (Animation)

By | July 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm | 2 comments

In the third installment of the A.V. Club's weekly series Stand Down, wherein a well-loved comedian relates a story about a time they totally ate shit, Reggie Watts digs up a terrible memory born in Philadelphia. Check it out below! You can check out previous episodes...

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Maria Bamford recounts teary experience at morning zoo radio show (Animation)

Maria Bamford recounts teary experience at morning zoo radio show (Animation)

By | July 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm | One comment

In the second installment of the AV Club's weekly animated series, Stand Down (where comedians tell a story about one of their lowest career points), we find Maria Bamford recounting a terrible experience with a morning zoo-type radio program. You can watch the first...

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How magic helped save Patton Oswalt’s comedy career (Animated video)

How magic helped save Patton Oswalt’s comedy career (Animated video)

By | July 11, 2012 at 12:50 am | 4 comments

In a new weekly series just launched by the AV Club, stand-up comedians tell stories about their worst career moments-- and each tale gets a sweet animated treatment. The first one stars the mighty Patton Oswalt. We won't spoil it, but it has to do with popcorn jokes, a...

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